Longhorns place seven players on all-district team

Seven members of the 2014-2015 boys’ basketball team from Harper High School were recently named to the all-district squads from District 27-2A. They are, left to right, front row — Guy Stevenson, Josh Sagraves, Roger Perkins and Carson McKnight; back row — Gus Sagraves and Drew Stracke. Not shown is Jayden Baumann. — Harper High School photo courtesy Mel Parker

Following a 27-7 record, which included a District 27-2A regular season title and an advancement to the UIL Region IV quarterfinal round, the Harper High School boys’ basketball team landed seven members on the all-district squad.

The team’s only senior who played varsity ball all four years in high school, Guy Stevenson, was picked as the league’s Most Valuable Player, while sophomore Josh Sagraves was chosen as the Newcomer of the Year.


Ladyhorns pick up shut-out wins in softball

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School’s varsity softball team registered two more District 29-2A victories over the last week, beating Brackett, 13-0, on March 17, then topping D’Hanis, 14-0, in a Monday contest rescheduled from Friday due to rainy weather.

After last night’s home game with Center Point (results were not known by this week’s press deadline), the Ladyhorns host Medina on Friday at 6 p.m.

Harper will go to Sabinal on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m. District 29-2A encounter.

Harper 14, D’Hanis 0

A 17-hit attack was the magic the Ladyhorns conjured up Monday night at D’Hanis as Harper picked up a 14-0 decision in a game ended early under the mercy rule.


Flying to the playoffs

Fredericksburg High School varsity soccer defenseman Alex Scudder (6) tries to keep the ball away from a Wimberley player during Friday night's contest at FHS. The Billies won, 5-1, to earn a District 28-4A co-championship. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team is guaranteed District 28-4A’s top seed going into the playoffs after defeating Wimberley, 5-1, on Friday, March 13.

With one Billie win or a Greyhound loss in the final two games of the season, FHS (13-5, 10-0) will earn the outright District 28-4A championship.

Fredericksburg’s first chance to seal a district championship will be Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Canyon Lake. To close out the district schedule, FHS plays Boerne at 7 p.m., Friday, March 20, in Fredericksburg.

The Billies received a bye week during the bi-district round of the playoffs. FHS will play in the area round as its first playoff game in early April.

Fredericksburg and the other District 28-4A playoff teams advance to the area round of the playoffs because the University Interscholastic League did not form a District 27-4A this season.


Billie girls tie Wimberley, 1-1, in race for second place

By Matt Ward


Fredericksburg High School’s varsity girls’ soccer has already punched their ticket to the area playoffs before the end of the regular season as the Billies can do no worse than third in District 28-4A, following a 1-1 tie at Wimberley Friday night.

FHS will host Canyon Lake tonight at 7 p.m.  and Boerne, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. to conclude the regular season.

The Billies (12-5-3, 6-3-1 district) are a half game up on the Texans (6-4-1) with two games left to play, while Wimberley only has a home date with Canyon Lake Friday left on their schedule.

If the two schools tie at the end of the regular season, playoff seeding will be determined by goal differential.


Baseball drops three at Wimberley tourney

By Austin R. Eck


Fredericksburg High School’s varsity baseball team failed to finish the Wimberley Texas Classic from March 12-14 with a win.

The Billies finished the three-day event, 0-3-1. FHS tied with Bishop, 8-8, on the second day. In the first day’s doubleheader, the Billies lost to St. Michael’s, 11-4, and Magnolia, 9-5. To round out play on Saturday, the Billies were defeated by Wimberley, 6-1.

On Tuesday, March 10, FHS beat San Antonio Christian, 10-0.

The Billies take the field in Brownwood at 7 p.m., Friday, March 20.

FHS opens its District 29-4A schedule when it hosts Boerne at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24.

Fredericksburg opened play at the Wimberley Texas Classic in the right way. In the first game on Thursday, March 12, the Billies saw three runs cross the plate in the top of the first inning against St. Michael’s.


FHS girls compete at Cedar Ridge relays

6A schools, a group of Fredericksburg High School varsity girls participated in the Cedar Ridge Raider Relays in Round Rock on Saturday.

Fredericksburg and Gonzalez were the only 4A schools taking part in the meet.

“Our goal was to find a meet that would challenge us both physically and mentally to help us prepare for our regional meet later in the season,” said Dan Aldrich, head track coach. “We found the perfect meet and I am very proud of how our program stepped up to compete against great big school competition.”

Aldrich said that many of the girls improved upon their season performances.

Improvement came from Anytcy Marin (1600 and 3200), Chase Whiting (triple jump and 100 hurdles), Paxten Keyser (triple jump), Kyra Wunderlich (shot put), Abby Spurgin (discus), Kyndal Esensee (100), Aylin Neri (100), girls 4x200 team (Ashley Penick, Emily Myers, Keyser and Neri) and girls 4x400 team (Megan Daley, Myers, Penick and Whiting).


Boys end Spring Break with Cedar Ridge Meet

A small contingent of the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ track team traveled to Round Rock on Saturday to compete in the 2015 Cedar Ridge Relays.

Team standings are unavailable for the event due to scoring issues at the meet.

Fredericksburg will host the 49th Annual Carlin Wicker Fredericksburg Relays on Saturday, March 21. Both the varsity and junior varsity squads will compete at the event.

The Billies competed against a field which featured mainly 5A and 6A teams. FHS and Gonzales were the only 4A schools to attend the meet.

“Our goal was to find a meet that would challenge us both physically and mentally to help us prepare for our regional meet later in the season,” coach Dan Aldrich said.

Jacob Mohr claimed first place in shot put with a  12-foot, 11.5-inch throw, which beat his previous season best attempt.


FHS tennis to host event this weekend

Tennis teams from across the Hill Country will travel into town this weekend for a tournament hosted by Fredericksburg High School.

The Hill Country Championships will take place from Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21, at FHS and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“It is the biggest tourney of the season that we host,” head coach Randall King said.

Play will start on March 19 at 8 a.m. for junior varsity netters. Thursday will be reserved for the junior varsity squads. Varsity players will start play on Friday at 8 a.m. On each day, tournaments will play up to the semifinals.

Play on Saturday will be reserved for the semifinals, finals and third place matches in both divisions.

The tournament is a single elimination, and unlike previous tournaments the Billies have competed in this season, there are no consolation draws. 


Billie softball competes at San Marcos tourney

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity softball team rallied from a 0-3 start on Friday with a pair of wins Saturday to finish at 2-3 in the San Marcos Tournament.

The Billies hosted Bandera last night and moved their game up to 5 p.m., due to weather concerns. Results from the District 29-4A contest were unavailable as of press time.

FHS will travel to Hondo Friday before hosting Boerne Tuesday night. Both games are slated for a 7 p.m. first pitch.


FHS 7, Ganado 4

In their tournament finale Friday, the Billies held off a late Ganado rally for a 7-4 victory as Victoria Klein drove in three runs on a pair of singles.

FHS scored four runs on three singles in the fourth inning and then added three more in the fifth.

Four Ganado runs on two singles, a double and an error sparked the comeback rally before FHS ended the game.


Harper softball wins pair of district contests


Lady Luck was on the side of the Ladyhorns from Harper High School as they won their opening two District 29-2A softball games. After downing La Pryor at home, 10-0, on Wednesday, March 11, HHS turned around two days later to top Johnson City on the road, 5-1.

The Ladyhorns continue their league schedule when they travel to D’Hanis on Friday, then return home to face Center Point on Tuesday. Both games will begin at 6 p.m.

Results from last night’s home contest with Brackett were not known by this week’s press deadline.


Harper 5, Johnson City 1

Ladyhorn pitcher Shelby Koenig scattered five hits to pick up a 5-1 decision over host Johnson City in district action played Friday.

Helping at the plate were Courtney Ahrns and Logan Menzies who each ripped doubles and knocked in two runs apiece.


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