Sports

Wed
06
Nov

Football clinches first district title since 1998

By Matt Ward —

 

The last time Lance Moffett and the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team travelled to Wimberley in 2011, the Billies trailed by two touchdowns and never recovered in a 35-14 loss.

This year’s District 27-3A champion Billie football team is different.

Down 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-14 at halftime, Fredericksburg shut out the host Texans in the second half on their way to a 36-21 victory over Wimberley to clinch the first loop title for FHS football since 1998.

“What a great accomplishment this is,” Moffett said. “Wimberley has won the district championship 17 times in 27 years, including the last 11 years. Whether they’re down this year or not, they’re always in the hunt for the district championship, so it’s huge for our program to go and knock them off.”

 

Slow start hampers Billies

Wed
06
Nov

Billies to host Bandera Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

For the first time since 1998, the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team earned a district championship as the Billies’ 36-21 road victory over Wimberley last Friday clinched FHS its first District 27-3A football crown.

The accomplishment can be somewhat tarnished, however, if the Billies fail to take care of business this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in their regular season finale at home against Bandera, according to FHS head coach Lance Moffett.

“We’ve got one more step to put an exclamation point on it. If it is undefeated district champs, okay, you really are,” Moffett said Monday. “If you stumble against Bandera, maybe you got lucky against Navarro. But if you beat Bandera and you’re 5-0, no doubt you are the district champions.”

Wed
06
Nov

Volleyball wins bi-district round over Somerset

By Matt Ward —

 

Although they were unable to defeat district foe Geronimo Navarro in a playoff seeding match Friday, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team got a win when it mattered, defeating Somerset Tuesday night in the bi-district round at the Blossom Center of the Northside ISD in San Antonio.

The 26th-ranked Billies will face eighth-ranked Bellville in the area round Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Bastrop Cedar Creek High School.

“They are traditionally a very strong program and this year is no different,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “They were the Wimberley’s of the late ’80s and early ’90’s, winning a couple of state championships and consistently being in the state tournament.”

Wed
06
Nov

Sanchez, Hernandez advance to state

By Richard Zowie —

For the first time in nine years, both the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls and varsity boys are sending a runner to the state finals.

Clarissa Sanchez finished eighth overall among 170 girls in Region 4, Class 3A varsity girls, while Juan Hernandez finished ninth among 184 varsity boy runners.

Next up for Sanchez and Hernandez will be the State 3A meet, which will be Saturday, Nov. 9 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The 3A girls’ race begins at 10:40 a.m., and the 3A boys’ race begins at 11:10 a.m.

The last time an FHS individual varsity girls runner made it to state was 2009, when Kayla Castillo finished 31st among 3A runners.

The last time an individual varsity boys runner made it to state was 2011, when Bo Porter finished third among 3A runners. That year, the varsity boys finished sixth at state.

Wed
06
Nov

Golfers third at Smithson Valley

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls golf team competed at the Smithson Valley Invitational at the River Crossing Golf Course on Monday, Nov. 4 and finished third out of five teams.

Fredericksburg’s score of 387 was only seven less than second-place Smithson Valley’s 380.

New Braunfels finished first with a 351.

Leading the way for Fredericksburg was Kristen Payne with an 83.

Kaytlen James was close behind, shooting an 86.

Wed
06
Nov

Girls' basketball wins season opener

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls opened their 20-13-2014 basketball season with a win over Llano on Monday night.

Playing in the FHS Gym, the Billies defeated the Yellowjackets, 63-41.

And after opening their season, the varsity squad will be playing in the Northside Varsity Tournament Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9.

First game for the Billies will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday.

The team will be back on the courts on Tuesday, Nov. 12, when it hosts Mason in the FHS Gym in a 7:30 p.m. game.

Head Coach Carrie Grona called Monday night’s win “a good start to the season.”

Wed
06
Nov

Harper football wins homecoming game

By Danny Hirt —

 

The red-hot Harper Longhorns staked themselves to a 28-0 lead with four touchdowns in the first period on their way to a 49-7 Homecoming football victory against Center Point Friday night.

The win was the first one for the ’Horns in District 14-1A Division I action.

The 2013 campaign comes to an end this Friday when Harper travels to Junction for a 7:30 p.m. encounter.

 

Harper 49, Center Point 7

Less than four minutes into the game, the Horns’ got on the scoreboard when Guy Stevenson carried the ball over from seven yards out. Briley Jalowy connected on the point-after kick, giving the hosts an early 7-0 advantage.

On the night, Jalowy was successful on all seven of his PAT attempts.

Wed
06
Nov

Harper volleyball to play at area Thursday

By Danny Hirt —

 

It’ll be back to the court later this week when District 27-1A volleyball champion Harper returns to action in the Region IV playoffs.

The Ladyhorns, who won the league title with a perfect 10-0 record (30-6 overall), will play Weimar in the Area round slated for Thursday evening in Gonzales. The match will start at 5 p.m.

Weimar advanced by defeating Snook Tuesday night in the bi-district round 3-0 (25-20, 25-4, 25-17).

Harper is currently ranked ninth in the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A standings.

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Wed
06
Nov

Harper runners advance to state

By Danny Hirt —

 

Both Harper High School cross country teams — girls and boys — will be represented in the UIL state championships slated for this Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

The girls’ squad captured the top spot in last week’s Region IV meet held Nov. 2 in San Antonio and has qualified as a team for the state finals. The championship was the Harper girls’ second regional crown in the last two years.

Meanwhile, the Harper boys finished in fourth place in San Antonio, just missing out on a trip to Round Rock. However, the Longhorns’ Micah Middleton, who came in sixth with a time of 16:54, will run as an individual contestant at Saturday’s meet.

The Harper girls will run at 9 a.m., with Middleton scheduled to start at 9:20 a.m.

Wed
06
Nov

Heritage football drops nail biter

By Danny Hirt —

 

Football has been described as a game of inches.

For the Heritage School Eagles in their 27-26 loss Friday, they came up 12 inches short of tying their “Flight Night” game with visiting Seguin Lifegate and forcing an overtime period in TAPPS District 4, Division II, six-man football action.

Trailing by as much as 21 points (27-6) in the third period, the Eagles thundered back with three touchdowns in the final stanza to draw the game to within a single point, 27-26. That last TD came from a Joe Meek four-yard pass to teammate Joe Lucas with only one second remaining in the game.

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