Sports

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.

Wed
21
Aug

Heritage adds lights to football field

By Danny Hirt —

 

As a testament to the growing success of the Heritage School six-man football program, and for the school in general, school officials will soon flip the switch to turn on permanent lights at the Eagles’ playing field.

The culmination of a long-dreamed-of project as well as the efforts of area individuals and businesses will take place at Heritage’s “Meet the Eagles Night” slated for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

The lighting project, which cost in the neighborhood of $60,000, was paid for by many donations, according to the Eagles’ head football coach Tim Shipman.

The new lights replace a series of portable, diesel-powered lights that were brought in for each game.

In those days, the field was riddled with many dark spots, especially near the goal line and end zone areas. Uneven lighting will be a thing of the past when the 2013 gridiron season rolls around.

Wed
21
Aug

Four-team football scrimmage up next for Heritage

The Heritage Eagles will take part in their only pre-season football scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 24, when they host three other schools — Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills, Austin Hill Country and Round Rock Christian — beginning at 10 a.m. on the Heritage field at the school on Smokehouse Road.

The regular season gets underway Friday, Aug. 30, when the Eagles entertain San Antonio The Atonement. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. under the newly erected permanent field lights.

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Wed
21
Aug

Heritage volleyball defeats OLH

By Danny Hirt —

 

The Lady Eagles from Heritage School picked up their second victory in as many outings Friday evening, topping Our Lady of the Hills in five games.

The match was played at Fredericksburg’s First Baptist Church.

Heritage continues its season this weekend with a slate of games in the Austin Waldorf Tournament. The Lady Eagles will play at 7 p.m. on Friday, then return to the courts for a pair of Saturday matches at 11:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The hosts fell behind early in last week’s action against OLH, dropping two of the first three games (20-25, 25-19 and 18-25), before dominating the final two contests by scores of 25-12 and 15-7.

“The first three games of the match were not our best so far,” said Heritage head coach Carol Bell. “We managed to scramble a win on the second game, but missed serves, hitting errors, and lack of hustle contributed to two game losses in the match.”

Wed
14
Aug

Billies outlast Longhorns in five-set battle


CELEBRATING a big kill were Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball players (from left) Ali Doucet, Taylor Kitchens, Monica Montgomery, Kiersten Kott, Kara Kyzar, Payton Robertson, (on bench) Kendyl Stevens, Ann Blackmon and Ashley Penick. Monday’s “Battle of Gillespie County” saw the Billies defeat Harper 25-8, 13-25, 25-19, 31-33, 15-13 in the season opener for both schools. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

 By Matt Ward — 

 

Monday’s regular season opener for both the Class 3A Fredericksburg High School and Class 1A Harper High School varsity volleyball teams, dubbed “The Battle of Gillespie County,” turned into an all-out war as the Billies prevailed in a grueling five set match in the FHS gymnasium over the visiting Longhorns.

“What a match! A roller coaster and we survived,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “I thought both teams did some things well and then had problems executing in certain stretches of the match.”

After the smoke cleared, Fredericksburg came out on top, winning 25-8, 13-25, 25-19, 31-33, 15-13.

“What a great match to start the season,” Harper head coach Gina Lumpkins said. “Fredericksburg is always such a competitive, friendly rivalry. We know their program is always strong, and they challenge us to compete.”

Wed
14
Aug

Volleyball cruises to win over Marble Falls

 

 

By Matt Ward —

 

Dominating the net, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team cruised to a three set road win Tuesday, Aug. 13, over Marble Falls — 25-10, 25-16, 25-13.

Fredericksburg will compete in the Austin ISD tournament this weekend. Pool play begins tomorrow, Aug. 15, when the Billies will face Austin Travis at 10 a.m., Killeen Shoemaker at noon and Austin High at 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Fredericksburg will head back on the road to face La Vernia at 6 p.m.

“The kids are having fun right now,” said head coach Jason Roemer. “We have the ability to play at a pretty high level and all the smiles and laughter makes the tough times better and especially makes the sore bodies not feel so bad this week.”

Wed
14
Aug

Football practice about 'doing ordinary extraordinarily'


FOLLOW THE LEADER — Watching for movement on the football, cornerbacks (from left) Mac Jeffers, Joaquin Rivera, Paco Martinez and Matthew McManigle wait for Coach Terry Crenwelge to make a move early Friday morning during the Billies’ “Midnight Madness” practice. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

 

This season, for the first time in head coach Lance Moffett’s three-year tenure at Fredericksburg High School, there will be names printed on the backs of varsity football players’ jerseys.

However, the uniforms will not carry familiar surnames like Geistweidt, Crenwelge or Grona.

Each jersey will spell out the same message — one that unifies the Billies and Fredericksburg High School as a whole: Über Alles.

“If you are in the stands, that’s what you’re going to see: Über Alles. The idea is that the F on the front (of the jersey) is above all and above me,” Moffett said Monday. “We’re going to put the team above all. We’re going to put our teammates above ourselves. We’re in this together and when times get tough, it’s going to be about the guy next to me.”

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