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Wed
02
Oct

Heritage football notches 48-0 win

By Danny Hirt

 

Shaking off the Sept. 20 loss to TAPPS District 4-1A Division II opponent San Antonio Castle Hills, the Heritage Eagles responded by shutting out San Marcos Hill Country Christian 48-0 last Friday.

The Eagles (3-2) earned the victory on their home field.

This Friday, Heritage travels to Division I New Braunfels Christian School. After opening the season with five consecutive home games, this week’s contest is the first road encounter for the Eagles in the 2013 campaign.

Kick-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

 

Heritage defeats San Marcos Hill Country

Leading 42-0 after scoring a team safety, Heritage ended the game with 5:43 left in the third period when Jonathan Tucker returned the ensuring kick-off 70 yards for a touchdown, putting the score at 48-0 and ending the contest under the 45-point “Mercy” rule.

Wed
02
Oct

Heritage volleyball earns pair of district wins

By Danny Hirt

The Heritage School volleyball machine kept rolling along smoothly as the Lady Eagles picked up two more district victories during the past week.

After taking down San Antonio New Life on the road on Thursday, Sept. 26, by scores of 25-15, 25-12 and 25-7, Heritage knocked off Seguin Lifegate last night at home in three games (25-12, 25-11, 25-12).

The season continues Thursday, Oct. 3, when the Lady Eagles entertain San Marcos Hill Country Christian School at 6 p.m. in Fredericksburg’s First Baptist Church gymnasium. Following that contest, Heritage will host San Antonio Castle Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in its final regular season home match. Starting time is set for 6 p.m.

Wed
25
Sep

Billies to host Llano for homecoming Friday


HANGING ON to the football despite consistent rainfall, Paco Martinez looks to head up field with a pair of Badger defenders in pursuit Friday night during the Billies’ 24-7 home victory over Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Matt Ward —

 

Every time the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team headed to or from practice the week of the Llano game last season, a save-the-date invitation for the Yellowjacket homecoming tacked to the scout board just outside the locker room caught their eye.

This year, with the shoe on the other foot, the Billies will have to defend their home turf as FHS looks to celebrate homecoming Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a win over visiting Llano.

Two years ago, the Billies notched their first win of the season at Llano 47-23 and FHS duplicated their effort in 2012, defeating the Yellowjackets 14-6 on the road.

Fredericksburg head coach Lance Moffett said Monday that he expects a close battle between the former district rivals.

Wed
25
Sep

FHS to host cross country meet Saturday

By Richard Zowie —

 

Fredericksburg High School fans won’t have to drive far this weekend to cheer on their favorite cross country teams.

That’s because the Saturday, Sept. 28 meet will be the Fredericksburg Invitational at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, southwest of Fredericksburg on State Highway 16.

Besides FHS, cross country teams from Fredericksburg Middle School, Harper Junior High School and Harper High School will also be among schools competing.

The junior varsity boys will begin running at 8:30 a.m., then the varsity boys at 9 a.m., the JV girls at 9:30 a.m., the varsity girls at 10 a.m., seventh graders at 10:30 a.m. and then eighth graders at 11 a.m.

Wed
25
Sep

Rain fails to slow Billie football in win Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

Heavy rainfall may have ruined Parents’ Night, but neither the weather nor the Lampasas Badgers could keep the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team from building momentum as the Billies won their third straight in a 24-7 home victory Friday evening.

“It was a good, fun night to play football. The kids were excited about getting muddy and mixing it up a little bit,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said.

“We shortened the amount of time we were going to be out there (for pregame) because we didn’t want them to sit out there for 45-50 minutes getting waterlogged,” Moffett added. “They normally get wet from sweat, but if you’re standing there getting wet, that’s not a good thing. Your shoes don’t feel good and your uniform is soaking wet.”

Wed
25
Sep

Volleyball to open district play Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

With their non-district season behind them, the 24th ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team will not have it any easier as they head into District 27-3A play, where three other state-ranked teams await them.

Fredericksburg will open district play at home Friday evening at 5 p.m. against Bandera as part of the Billies’ homecoming activities. FHS will then travel to 12th ranked Boerne Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Last night, Fredericksburg fell to 5A Smithson Valley 9-25, 17-25, 25-22, 21-25 after losing Friday to 5A New Braunfels Canyon 16-25, 10-25, 22-25.

“It’s going to be a war each and every night for the next five weeks. Our kids are ready to see where we stand,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “There’s not a night off. The district champion is going to be the team that plays the most consistent volleyball every night and the team that plays the best after scores of 20-20.

Wed
25
Sep

Runners finish in top ten at UTSA meet

By Richard Zowie —

 

Despite the heavy rains and lots of mud the day before on Friday, Fredericksburg High School cross country teams competed on a firm course in bright, sunny weather at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic on Saturday, Sept. 21 in San Antonio.

The Fredericksburg boys placed sixth out of 22 teams while the girls placed eighth out of 23 teams.

They also had four top-25 finishes: Clarissa Sanchez in 12th place, Nick Martinez in 21st place, Serena Rivera in 22nd place and Juan Hernandez in 24th place.

FHS’ next cross country race will be close to home on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“An injury to one of our boys runners knocked the boys team back about two team spots, but we were still able to manage our goal of making it into the top six,” said head coach Dan Aldrich.

Wed
25
Sep

Netters to face Class 5A competition

After making quick work of its past three competitors, the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity tennis team will get a short reprieve from district action, but will face a Class-5A squad next.

The Billies will meet the larger San Antonio Judson at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 28, at San Marcos High School’s courts.

A district match scheduled earlier that day also in San Marcos has been forfeited to Fredericksburg by Navarro.

Last night in Kerrville, FHS defeated Tivy High School, 10-4 (13-6), to bring its win-loss count to 12-4 for the season and 4-0 in district play.

On Saturday, Fredericksburg hosted Hondo in the morning and Floresville in the afternoon and won both matches, 15-4.

Wed
25
Sep

Harper football falls to Sonora

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper avoided the shutout with only two seconds left in Friday night’s football game at Sonora.

That’s when Longhorn quarterback Gus Sagraves powered the ball over the goal line from the one-yard line in his teams’ 35-7 road loss.

Along the way, however, Harper helped trigger its own downfall by committing five turnovers — three lost fumbles and a pair of intercepted passes.

Harper (2-2) will try to regroup when it entertains Nueces Canyon this Friday, Sept. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Longhorns will observe an open date on Oct. 4, then return to the gridiron Oct. 11 when they open the District 14-A season at Mason.

 

Sonora 35, Harper 7

The host Broncos scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters on their way to a 35-7 victory over Harper in non-district action Friday evening.

Wed
25
Sep

Harper volleyball defeats #6 Miles

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper took a big step in jumping higher in the Top 10 listings for Class 1A volleyball teams by beating the sixth ranked school, Miles, in five games Tuesday evening on the road.

The Ladyhorns had been put in 10th place in the rankings computed by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA). Last night’s win, combined with Friday’s five-game win at Sonora should move Harper up at least a couple of notches.

After being edged 27-29 in the first game Tuesday, Harper battled back to take the second contest 25-18. But after dropping Game Three 17-25, the Ladyhorns fought back to take the next two by scores of 25-21 and 15-9.

In Friday’s action, Harper topped Sonora in five games (25-18, 21-25, 24-26, 25-19 and 15-1).

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