Sports

Sat
02
Nov

Billies clinch District 27-3A title Friday

With a 36-21 road victory at Wimberley Friday night, the Fredericksburg High School varsity football clinched the District 27-3A championship — their first district title since 1998. FHS will host Bandera in their regular season finale next week.

The Billies' district championship clinching win was named the KVUE Game of the Week. Highlights can be found at: http://www.kvue.com/sports/friday-football-fever/game-of-the-week/Game-of-the-Week-27-3A-Fredericksburg-vs-Wimberley-230149511.html

After defeating Port Isabel 19-0 and Wharton 10-2, the FHS varsity tennis team advanced to the state team tennis tournament next weekend. The Billies will play tomorrow morning in the regional finals, though both regional finalists will advance to state competition.

Wed
30
Oct

Billies clinch playoffs with last second win over Navarro


SMOTHERING a Panther running back, Billie defensive players (identifiable from left) Wade Davis (52), Sebastian Ortega (30) and Brayden Beard (7) pile up to make a gang tackle Friday evening during Fredericksburg’s come-from-behind 31-29 victory at Geronimo Navarro. Gustavo Ortiz’s 37-yard field goal as time expired clinched the first FHS postseason appearance since 2007. The Billies can clinch a District 27-3A championship with a victory at Wimberley this Friday at 7:30 p.m. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

 

Down by one point late in the fourth quarter, out of timeouts, without the ball and running out of hope, the Billies somehow pulled off the near impossible.

In one of the most unlikely scenarios befitting perhaps only a sports film, the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team rallied back to defeat Geronimo Navarro 31-29 on the road Friday to clinch their first playoff berth since 2007 and put themselves in position to win their first district title since 1998.

“God is good. That’s all I can say,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said after the game. “God has been with us from the day Sam Herrera died and he took care of us tonight. These kids did a great job.”

Ultimately, the Billies’ fate came down to a four-play sequence at the end of regulation that would make or break their chances for a potential district championship.

 

Wed
30
Oct

School trustees to decide future of stadium project

By Matt Ward —

 

Under ideal circumstances, Fredericksburg High School athletic director and head football coach Lance Moffett would never broach the subject of a pricey project to install synthetic turf at FHS Stadium.

The self-proclaimed “grass guy” readily admits to loving old-school football with its leather helmets, old uniforms and the smell of freshly-cut grass.

Unfortunately, drought conditions in the Texas Hill Country have made both practices and games more dangerous for Fredericksburg football and soccer athletes as game and practice fields deteriorate and crack, causing increased safety concerns for both Moffett and FISD Superintendent Marc Williamson.

Wed
30
Oct

Volleyball ends regular season tied for second

By Matt Ward —

 

Splitting their final two regular season matches, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team will enter the UIL playoffs tied as the District 27-3A runner-up with Geronimo Navarro after falling to the Panthers on the road in four sets Friday.

Depending on the outcome of a tiebreaker between the two schools, the 25th-ranked Billies will face either Pleasanton or Somerset early next week in the bi-district round. Additional FHS playoff information will be available on the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post website as it is announced.

Last night, the Billies defeated Canyon Lake 25-18, 25-21, 29-27 at home to clinch a share of second place in district. On Friday, FHS fell at Navarro 15-25, 20-25, 25-17, 19-25.

Ending the regular season with a 22-19 (7-3 district) record, head coach Jason Roemer said his team “felt like we gave some matches away.”

Wed
30
Oct

Billies to face Wimberley on road Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

Records don’t matter to Fredericksburg High School varsity football coach Lance Moffett.

At least not when it comes to the Wimberley Texans.

“They have a great program, they’re two years removed from winning the state championship and I don’t care about their record,” Moffett said Monday. “They’re 3-5, but that has no bearing on this football game. They have the potential to be a great football team, they haven’t necessarily shown it this year, but they might show it this week.”

The Billies, who sit at 7-1 (3-0), visit the 3-5 (1-2) Texans Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in a game that could lock up a District 27-3A championship for FHS after the 33rd ranked team in Class 3A defeated 18th ranked Geronimo Navarro 31-29 on the road last week to clinch their first playoff berth since 2007.

Wed
30
Oct

Cross country to compete at regionals Saturday

By Richard Zowie —

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity cross country teams both raced to second-place finishes at the Oct. 23 District 27-3A meet at Bandera City Park and earned a spot at regionals.

Both teams earned 56 points: the boys varsity finished behind first-place Boerne (29 points) while the girls varsity finished behind first-place Bandera (35).

The Region IV-3A meet will be Saturday, Nov. 2 at the University of Texas-San Antonio. The varsity girls will begin their race at 10:40 a.m., and the varsity boys at 11:10 a.m.

Freshman Clarissa Sanchez’s first-place and Jose Meza’s fifth-place individual varsity finishes led the way for the cross country teams.

Wed
30
Oct

Netters to compete at regionals Friday

Expecting to face some of the state’s toughest players, the Fredericksburg High School tennis team will be playing in the University Interscholastic League 3A Regional Team Tennis Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2.

The Billies will open play on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. against Port Isabel at San Marcos High School.

A win over Port Isabel would put the FHS netters into the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, likely against Wharton or Hondo at San Marcos High School, according to head coach Randall King.

Finals will be played on Saturday morning at either San Marcos High School or the Polo Club, located between Dripping Springs and Austin.

Going in to the tournament, Fredericksburg is the number two seed behind Rockport Fulton.

In addition to Fredericksburg, other teams in the tournament are Rockport Fulton, Zapata, La Feria, Columbus, Wimberley, Wharton, Hondo, Smithville and Port Isabel.

Wed
30
Oct

FHS girls to open hoop season Tuesday

“Finishing Strong” is the motto for the new season for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

“They built the foundation last year, achieved their goal of making the playoffs and exceeded it in a lot of ways by finishing as the District 27-3A runner-up to Boerne,” said Carrie Grona who is in her second year as the head girls’ basketball coach.

After finishing second in district, the Billies advanced to the bi-district round where they were eliminated by La Vernia.

“We were disappointed in the finish of the playoff game, so we have adopted this motto to remind us of our goal,” Grona added

The varsity girls will get their first taste of the new season when they travel to San Antonio on Friday for a scrimmage with Brackenridge at 6 p.m.

Then, on Saturday, the varsity will host Kerrville in the FHS Gym at noon.

The regular season opens on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with a 6:30 p.m. game in the FHS Gym against Llano.

Wed
30
Oct

Harper football falls at Ozona

By Danny Hirt —

 

After dropping its last three games, the latest being a 36-17 setback at Ozona, the Harper High School football team will try to get back on the winning track when it hosts Center Point this Friday night in the annual Homecoming event.

The contest is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

The Longhorns will wrap up the 2013 campaign on Friday, Nov. 8, when they travel to Junction.

In addition to Harper’s Homecoming this week, other league games will find a showdown atop the standings when Brackett and Mason — both sporting 3-0 district records — tangle in Mason’s Puncherdome. Meanwhile, Junction will travel to Ozona.

Harper and Center Point currently are tied for last place in the district standings with identical 0-3 records.

Wed
30
Oct

Harper volleyball tops Medina Tuesday

By Danny Hirt —

 

With last night’s three-game victory at Medina, the Harper High School varsity volleyball team finishes the regular season without a district loss as the Ladyhorns now set their sights on the upcoming 1A playoffs.

Harper (30-6, 10-0) is now ranked in eighth place in its division according to a poll from the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

The Ladyhorns won both matches they played during the past week, first topping Junction on Friday, Oct. 25, in three games (25-15, 25-13, 25-21), then stopping host Medina last night by scores of 25-12, 25-15, 25-14.

Harper ended the regular season as league champions and will draw a bye in the upcoming bi-district round. The Ladyhorns will play in the area round coming up sometime in the Nov. 7-9 time frame.

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