Sports

Thu
29
Aug

Harper runners contnue warm ups

By Danny Hirt —

 

With their opening meet still a week and half away, the Harper High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams are in the midst of their warming-up practice runs.

Following a Comfort “Fun Run” event held Aug. 24, the Longhorn squads, including the junior high teams, will participate in another pre-season event called the “Chocolate Mile Run” Saturday, Aug. 31, on the HHS running course.

The season officially opens Saturday, Sept. 7, in San Angelo at the annual “ASU Stampede” event held on the campus of Angelo State University

The Chocolate Milk Run “is just a workout for our kids here in Harper,” said HHS cross country coach Will Reid. He indicated that the Chocolate Milk Run is a run covering up to eight miles and is open to other runners in the Harper community who might be interested in participating.

Thu
29
Aug

Heritage football to open season Friday

By Danny Hirt —

 

The buzz around Heritage School is reaching deafening heights as the six-man varsity football team prepares to open the 2013 season at home Friday against The Atonement from San Antonio.

Kickoff is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., under the school’s set of new, permanent field lights.

As if the lights and the genesis of a new gridiron campaign don’t create enough excitement on their own, there are other factors that are coming into play.

First, there is the lingering bad taste left over from the Eagles’ loss to Seguin Lifegate in the TAPPS 1-A state championship contest back in December.

Winner of five previous state crowns, losing a title game wasn’t in Heritage’s dictionary; that is, until last year.

So another run — and the fans hope it’s successful this time — at a TAPPS trophy is on everyone’s mind.

Thu
29
Aug

Heritage volleyball defeats New Life

By Danny Hirt —

 

After winning five of the nine games they played in the weekend’s Waldorf Volleyball Tournament to tie for second place, Heritage School defeated TAPPS District 5 1-A opponent San Antonio New Life at home Tuesday by a 3-0 margin: 25-13, 25-12 and 25-6.

The Lady Eagles continue their district action by traveling to Seguin Lifegate on Thursday, Aug. 29, then going to Hill Country Christian in San Marcos on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

 

Heritage over New Life

The Heritage School Lady Eagles had little trouble disposing of visiting San Antonio New Life Tuesday, taking the first game by a 25-13 margin, then winning the second and third contest by scores of 25-12 and 25-6, respectively.

Christina Harpold led Heritage with 14 service points, followed by Abby Sauer with 10.

The Lady Eagles served 10 aces during the match.

Wed
21
Aug

FHS football to face Lago Vista Thursday


A TIGHT SQUEEZE — Running back Paco Martinez fights his way through a gang tackle of five Medina Valley defenders Friday morning during the Billies’ first scrimmage held at Fredericksburg High School. FHS will go on the road tomorrow evening for its second scrimmage at Lago Vista before opening the season against Burnet Aug. 30. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

 

By Matt Ward —

 

With increased expectations coming off the first 5-5 season in five years, being outscored in Friday morning’s scrimmage against Medina Valley was “disappointing” to Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett and his varsity team.

“Right when the scrimmage was going on and then when it was over, I think we were pretty disappointed,” Moffett said. “You don’t keep score (on the scoreboard), but you do (mentally) and so they beat us 2-1.”

Both Friday’s scrimmage against Medina Valley and tomorrow’s scrimmage at Lago Vista will have no impact on the Billies’ win-loss record, allowing the FHS coaching staff to focus on talent evaluation and improvement.

Wed
21
Aug

Abi Arias signs with pro soccer team


GOIN’ PRO — Fredericksburg’s Abi Arias celebrates his new allegiance on Monday, Aug. 19, after signing to play pro soccer with the Houston Hurricanes Soccer Club. As forward striker, Arias and his team will open their schedule with a pre-season bout tonight, Aug. 21, against the Houston Dynamo at 7 p.m. in Dow Park, located in Deer Park.

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

 

Former Fredericksburg High School (FHS) star soccer player Abi Arias has gone pro.

The forward striker signed Monday, Aug. 19, to play for the Houston Hurricanes FC, which opens its National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) season today, Aug. 21, with a pre-season bout against Houston Dynamo at 7 p.m. in Dow Park, 709 East P Street in Deer Park.

The move comes after a weekend of tryouts for the Hurricanes.

“I invited Abi out last year, but for some reason or another, he didn’t make it out,” Hurricanes Head Coach Brendan Keyes said Monday.

“He showed up to last night’s final tryout and, after 10 minutes, I knew I wanted him on my team. He has great qualities and is exactly what we are looking for in a striker. He banged in five goals last night from all angles and distances,” Keyes said.

Wed
21
Aug

Volleyball wins six of nine recent matches

By Matt Ward —

 

Winners of six of their last nine matches, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team will head back on the road Friday and Saturday for the Northeast ISD tournament in their final matches before school starts Monday.

Fredericksburg will then host Boerne Champion Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Over the weekend, FHS won their first five games at the Austin ISD tournament before finishing in sixth place in the gold bracket.

Last night, the Billies defeated La Vernia on the road 25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16.

“I keep telling the girls that early in the season we are playing these games to be put in a learning environment,”   head coach Jason Roemer said. “We will get knocked down and it’s about how fast we can get back up and get back into it.”

Wed
21
Aug

Cross country to open season Saturday

By Richard Zowie

The cross country season begins in three days for Fredericksburg High School, and head coach Dan Aldrich is working to get the team ready for competition.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Fredericksburg will compete in the Key to the Hills Invitational at Boerne City Park. Then, following an Aug. 31 Picnic Run that will be a workout and not an actual race, the Billies will compete Sept. 7 at Marble Falls.

Aldrich described the first two weeks of workouts as “very productive” and added that while some on the team did not log in their summer mileage in preparation of the season, they should be able to slowly catch up in the upcoming month.

The Billie cross country runners have been practicing, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the past two weeks and now are transitioning to 4-6:30 p.m. workouts.

Wed
21
Aug

Netters to open season today

The 2013 season officially kicks off today for the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team when it heads out on Interstate 10 to meet up with San Antonio O’Connor there at 4 p.m.

“We had 34 kids go through pre-season workouts. We’re off to a good start,” said FHS Coach Randall King.

There will be little time to reevaluate and make adjustments after today’s match, since the Billie netters will continue their schedule tomorrow and Friday, Aug. 22-23, by co-hosting the FHS/Kerrville Tivy Team Tournament here and in Kerrville.

Expected to compete in that event are a total of 16 teams (four more than the previous year.) Joining the hosts, Fredericksburg and Kerrville, will be teams from Westlake, Boerne High, Calallen, San Marcos, Midland Lee, Marble Falls, Abilene Cooper, Boerne Champion, Dripping Springs, Floresville, Abilene High, Gregory Portland, College Street High and San Antonio Central.

Wed
21
Aug

Harper football to host scrimmage Friday

Harper High School’s football team will continue its pre-season practice regime as the Longhorns prepare to face San Antonio Randolph in a scrimmage set for Friday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m., in the Harper stadium.

Both varsity and junior varsity squads from both schools will participate in the exercise.

This week’s dress rehearsal comes on the heels of last Friday’s scrimmage with Rocksprings, which was also held at HHS.

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Wed
21
Aug

Harper volleyball tops Ingram Tuesday

It was a tight squeeze, but the Harper High School varsity volleyball team managed to pull out a 3-0 victory over visiting Ingram Tuesday evening in non-district action.

After taking the first game by a 25-21 margin, the Ladyhorns remained hot, taking the second contest by a 26-24 score before winning the match with a 25-14 victory in the final game.

Harper (6-4) will next take part in Friday’s tournament action in Junction before traveling to Sabinal on Tuesday. Tuesday’s game starts at 6 p.m. Earlier in the day, the HHS “White” and “Green” junior varsity teams will square off against their Sabinal counterparts at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.

Harper also participated in a tournament at Copperas Cove last weekend, dropping the championship match to Georgetown Eastview by scores of 20-25 and 20-25.

Earlier in the competition, the Ladyhorns opened by losing to Eastview 14-25, 25-15, 19-25, but came back to defeat Copperas Cove 25-19 and 25-19.

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