Sports

Wed
11
Sep

Harper football wins over Eldorado

By Danny Hirt —

 

After spotting host Eldorado a touchdown in the first quarter, Harper fought back with a pair of scores in the second and two more in the fourth to capture a 27-6 victory Friday night in varsity football action.

The Longhorns (2-0) will open their home portion of the 2013 campaign Friday, Sept. 13, when Ingram Moore High School comes calling at 7:30 p.m.

For Harper, the game has been designated Parents’ Night.

In last week’s contest, the host Eagles took a short-lived lead with 4:40 remaining in the first when Tres Whitten zipped through the Longhorn defense on a 32-yard run to the endzone.  The point-after kick was unsuccessful, leaving Eldorado up 6-0.

But it didn’t take Harper long to take the lead when Easton Hansen bulled his way over the goal line from four yards out early in the second period. Briley Jalowy added the extra point to put the ’Horns up by a point (7-6).

Wed
11
Sep

Harper volleyball defeats Hondo

By Danny Hirt —

 

Rested following Friday’s open date, the Harper varsity volleyball team kept up the heat at it earned a hard-fought five-game home victory over Hondo Tuesday night.

Although the Ladyhorns won the opening contest by a 25-15 margin, they fell behind when they dropped the next two by scores of 22-25 and 19-25.

But Harper responded aggressively in the following two games, winning 25-22 in game four, then topping the Lady Owls 15-10 in the tie-breaker.

“After a week off, it was definitely great to see us come into tonight’s game and play with heart, guts and no fear,” said Harper head coach Gina Lumpkins.

Now sporting a 17-5 record, the Ladyhorns will host Boerne Geneva Friday evening, with the junior varsity match set to start at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 5 p.m. and the freshman match-up at 6 p.m.

Wed
11
Sep

Heritage football falls to FEAST

By Danny Hirt —

 

Despite losing by 40 points, Heritage School head football coach Tim Shipman had what many might think is a surprising statement about Friday’s 48-8 home loss to San Antonio FEAST (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas).

“It’s kind of hard to believe this, but I thought our defense played relentless and really played a good game. It was our offense that could not move the chains and get our defense off the field,” he said.

Shipman explained that six-man football “is generally a high-scoring game” and “when you are able to hold a team to 20 first half points in light of our turnovers and lack of offense, that’s pretty good.”

Those killer turnovers the Eagles’ mentor referred to came in the form of two lost fumbles and three intercepted passes.

Wed
11
Sep

Heritage volleyball wins Tuesday

By Danny Hirt —

 

After losing to Castle Hills in San Antonio on Thursday, Sept. 5, Heritage School’s varsity volleyball team turned around to defeat Rainbow Hills on the road last night (Tuesday, Sept. 10) in three games (25-16, 25-9, 25-23).

Individual statistics from last night’s match were unavailable by today’s deadline.

Next up for the Lady Eagles will be a home match with Gateway on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg’s gymnasium, starting at 6 p.m.

From there, Heritage travels to Kerrville on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to face Our Lady of the Hills. Junior varsity action begins at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity match set for 6:30 p.m.

Thu
05
Sep

Football to travel to Memorial Friday


GANGING UP on a Bulldog runner, Billie defenders Jacob Hartmann (18), Mason Clark (4) and Clayton Braden (11) converge to make a tackle Friday night during Fredericksburg’s 40-27 season opening home loss to Burnet. The Billies will travel to San Antonio Memorial Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Matt Ward —

 

After a disappointing conclusion to their hotly-contested season opening 40-27 home loss to Burnet, the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team will be looking to unleash their brand of “Fredericksburg football” at upstart San Antonio Memorial this weekend.

Unlike most varsity contests, the Billies and Minutemen will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday evening at San Antonio Mata Stadium, instead of the familiar 7:30 p.m. start time.

Though the Billies have never lost to the Minutemen, Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett called Memorial “a team on the rise” after they  defeated Pearsall 31-14 on the road last week for their first victory in two seasons despite gaining 148 yards of total offense on the road.

The Minutemen’s 4-3 defense forced three fumbles and two interceptions against Pearsall to help lead Memorial to victory.

Thu
05
Sep

FHS Football Falls To Burnet 40-27

By Matt Ward —

 

“We just needed a little more time.”

Friday night’s season opening loss to Burnet 40-27 is probably the only time Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett would have liked a fifth quarter of varsity football.

After working off first-game jitters for many brand new varsity players, the Billies began a comeback the FHS head coach believes could have been pulled off with more time.

“We had them on the hook and we let them off,” Moffett said. “There are a lot of things that we could have done better or differently to put ourselves in the position to be the team that was ahead in the end.”

Two quick touchdown strikes for Burnet proved to be the difference in the contest.

Thu
05
Sep

Volleyball Defeats Llano On Road

By Matt Ward —

 

After a 2-6 performance at the Smithson Valley tournament over the weekend, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team got back on the winning track with a four-set victory at Llano Tuesday evening.

Fredericksburg will host Lampasas Friday evening and Liberty Hill Tuesday night for Parents’ Night. Both contests are slated to begin at 6 p.m.

“Considering the injuries we’ve had and the inexperience we’ve had in the line ups, coupled with the tough schedule we’ve been playing,” Fredericksburg head coach Jason Roemer said Tuesday, “I like the direction we’re headed. I told them tonight after the game that the season is a journey full of ups and downs and it’s about getting up after getting knocked down.” 

 

Win over Llano

Last night, the Billies defeated Llano on the road 23-25, 25-18, 25-12, 25-14 to improve to 13-13 on the season.

Thu
05
Sep

Netters To Host Double-Header Saturday

After posting two solid wins over competitors in the past week, Fredericksburg High School’s varsity netters are due to host two more in its first district double-header this Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Billies will serve up 8 a.m. matches against Wimberley and 1 p.m. matches against Boerne on their home courts in this first team tennis season under the auspices of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) after it has been transferred from the care of the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.

After Saturday, FHS will load up and head to the HEB Tennis Center in Kerrville for a 4 p.m. match against third district foe, Bandera, on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Yesterday, the Billies defeated Marble Falls’ Mustangs on home territory, 10-6 (12-7.)

“The match was closer than the score indicates,” said FHS Coach Randall King, adding that FHS had seven super-tie breaks to decide matches, of which it lost four and won three.

Thu
05
Sep

Harper Football Defeats Grape Creek 34-14

By Danny Hirt —

 

Despite giving up an early touchdown on a blocked punt to host Grape Creek, the Harper Longhorns managed to take the lead in the second period on the strength of two Jayden Baumann TD runs on the way to a 34-14 win Friday night in San Angelo.

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

Harper remains on the road this Friday when it travels to Eldorado for a 7:30 p.m. non-district encounter.

Trailing 8-0 early in the second period, the Longhorns closed the gap with Baumann’s 19-yard run. Briley Jalowy’s point-after kick made the score 8-7 in favor of the hosts. Jalowy connected on all four extra-point kicks as well as nailing field goals of 27 and 35 yards.

For the game, Baumann gained 66 yards on 10 carries, scoring two touchdowns in the process. Meanwhile, Jalowy topped the 100-yard rushing mark with 102 yards on 15 carries and a TD.

Thu
05
Sep

Harper Volleyball Second At Johnson City

By Danny Hirt —

 

Finishing second in last weekend’s Comfort Volleyball Tournament, the Harper Ladyhorns’ varsity team also won last night, Sept. 3, rallying at Johnson City (16-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-13).

Harper will be open Friday, Sept. 6, but will return Tuesday, Sept. 10, when it will host Hondo in the HHS Gym.

The two Ladyhorn junior varsity squads will host their Hondo counterparts simultaneously at 5 p.m., while the varsity match-up is slated for 6 p.m.

In the Comfort multi-school action over last weekend, Harper’s Taylor Reid was named to the all-tournament squad.

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