Sports

Wed
09
Sep

Longhorns tripped up by San Saba; to host Ingram on Friday night

By Danny Hirt —

A disappointing 28-19 loss at San Saba Friday night was Harper High School’s fate as the Longhorns dropped their second football game of the young gridiron season.

Harper will try to get in the win column this Friday, Sept. 11, when it hosts Ingram in a non-district contest which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

San Saba 28, Harper 19

Friday, Sept. 4

After trading touchdowns in the opening period, host San Saba outscored the Longhorns by a 14-6 margin in the second period as the Armadillos came away with a 28-19 win Friday night.

Senior quarterback Gus Sagraves opened the game’s scoring when he carried the ball over the goal line, giving Harper an early 6-0 lead.

In addition to completing 15 of 37 passes for 152 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, Sagraves led the team in rushing with 71 yards on 14 carries.

Wed
09
Sep

Longhorns split matches, open district play against Junction

By Danny Hirt —

Harper High School’s varsity volleyball team extended its season record to 15-8 after splitting a pair of recent home matches.

After losing to Burnet on Tuesday, Sept. 1, by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-19, the Ladyhorns topped Knippa on Friday in three games, 25-7, 25-7 and 25-12.

Results of last night’s match with visiting Hondo were not known by press deadline.

Harper opens district action Friday, Sept. 11, hosting Junction at 5 p.m. League action continues Tuesday when the Ladyhorns travel to Medina for a 6 p.m. match.

Harper tops Knippa

Friday, Sept. 4

25-7, 25-7, 25-12,

It didn’t take Harper long to set the tempo of the match as the Ladyhorns captured Friday’s first game against visiting Knippa by a 25-7 margin.

Wed
09
Sep

Eagles suffer 32-22 setback, play OLH Hawks Friday

By Danny Hirt —

A 16-6 halftime lead went by the boards as the Heritage Eagles football team ended up on the short end of a 32-22 final score Friday against visiting Austin Hill Country School.

Despite Friday’s loss to TAPPS Division I AHCS, Heritage maintained its number one standing in sixmanfootball.com’s Division III rankings.

The Eagles will now host Our Lady of the Hills this Friday, Sept. 11, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Austin Hill Country 32,

Heritage 22

Friday, Sept. 4

“This was a tough loss because it was a game we had control of and we let it slip away in the second half,” is how Heritage head coach Tim Shipman summed up his team’s fate against Friday night’s home opponent, Austin Hill Country School.

Wed
02
Sep

Billies hit road Friday to face 5A Austin Travis

Jordan Hartmann (20) hangs on to a Badger runner while bringing him to the ground Friday night as the Billies defeated Lampasas 42-41 in overtime. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Matt Ward

House Park Stadium in Austin is a venue that Lance Moffett, Fredericksburg High School head football coach, can’t wait to visit.

Since scheduling Class 5A Austin Travis two seasons ago, a date for his Battlin’ Billies at the picturesque site has been floating in the back of his mind.

On Friday, dreams become reality as the Billies (1-0) head on the road for the first time this season, facing off against the Rebels (0-1) at House Park. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

“I love playing at this place,” Moffett said Monday. “It’s one of the best stadiums in all of Texas. You can see the Capitol and downtown Austin.”

Wed
02
Sep

Billies edge Lampasas 42-41 in home thriller

Blake Vick (70) joins the lead official in signaling Fredericksburg ball after recovering a fumble on the opening play from scrimmage Friday night during the Billies' 42-41 overtime victory at home against Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Matt Ward

Senior quarterback Kyle Reeh threw for 317 yards and five touchdowns as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team defeated Lampasas in overtime 42-41 at home Friday in the season opener for both schools.

 “My receivers were running great routes and getting open. I was targeting the open receiver and getting them the ball,” Reeh said following the game. “It looked like they were in Cover-2 (defense) at first and then they started mixing it up once we started scoring a couple of possessions.”

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Wed
02
Sep

Billies to host Liberty Hill Tuesday

By Matt Ward

Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball finished 3-4 after three days of competition at the Smithson Valley tournament, Thursday through Saturday.

The Billies also dropped a four-set match to Canyon Lake, 25-17, 16-25, 16-25, 14-25 on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

FHS was to have played at Llano last night, though results were not available as of press time.

Fredericksburg will compete at the Hays Rebel Bash tournament Thursday and Saturday before hosting Liberty Hill Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wed
02
Sep

Netters open district with doubleheader sweep Saturday

By Joshua McKinney

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity team tennis opened the District 29-4A season with two wins on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The Billies beat Hondo, 10-0 (19-0), and Devine, 10-0 (19-0) Saturday in Hondo, to begin their district slate with a 2-0 record.

FHS also won against Dripping Springs in a non-district match, 10-1 (15-4), on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Dripping Springs High School.

Next up for Fredericksburg team tennis is a non-district match against Marble Falls on Thursday, Sept. 3, at home.

The next district match is against Boerne on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at FHS.

Wed
02
Sep

FHS cross country to open season today in Mason

What is expected to be an “exciting year” for the Fredericksburg High School cross country teams starts today, Wednesday, when the Billies open their season at the Mason Cross Country Meet.

The meet begins at 4 p.m. with a rolling schedule starting with the middle school teams.

“I am expecting a very good performance from our teams, and we hope to set the tone for the year on how we perform,” said head coach Dan Aldrich.

“Right now, our top runners are pushing each other and working well together, which is a critical part to our team performing well at meets,” the coach said.

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Wed
02
Sep

Harper hosts Knippa Friday night

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School’s Ladyhorns finished fourth in the weekend’s Bronte volleyball tournament, dropping a two-game decision to Yorktown on Saturday in the final round.

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Ladyhorns topped Sabinal on the road in five games.

Harper took its 14-7 record into Tuesday night’s home match with Burnet. Results of that action was not known by this week’s press deadline.

On Friday, the Ladyhorns will host Knippa for a 4 p.m. match.

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Wed
02
Sep

Harper football loses opener in final minutes

By Danny Hirt

A 21-16 Harper High School lead with just over two minutes left in the football game went by the wayside when visiting San Angelo Texas Leadership Charter Academy’s Michael Plummer hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Connor Moore as TLCA won by a 24-21 margin Friday night.

The contest was the first game of the 2015 season for both schools.

The Longhorns will try to get on the winning track when they travel to San Saba this Friday with a kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

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