Sports

Wed
04
Dec

Harper boys defeat Utopia 71-31

By Danny Hirt

 

With their annual tournament looming on the horizon, the Harper Longhorns boys basketball team defeated Utopia on the road Tuesday night by a score of 71-31.

Jayden Baumann topped the scoring chart for Harper with 17 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Brayden Hagendorf added another 16, with Gus Sagraves contributing 13 more.

Tournament play will begin Thursday morning when the Longhorns take on Comfort at 10:30 a.m. in the new gymnasium. From there, Harper will face Sonora at 7:30 p.m. on the same day, then tangle with Leakey at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

For the remainder of the tournament schedule, look for the related story elsewhere in today’s edition of the Standard-Radio Post.

 

Harper 71, Utopia 31

The ’Horns took a 19-10 lead by the end of the opening period, then expanded that to 10 points (33-23) by halftime.

Tue
26
Nov

Billies fall in area round 19-7


CAN I GET UP NOW? — Kyle Reeh is pinned to the turf while looking to confirm a catch with an official Friday evening during the Billies’ 19-7 area round playoff loss to Gonzales at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park. FHS ends the season with a 10-2 record and a District 27-3A championship. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

 

Perhaps the most successful season in nearly 30 years came to an end Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team fell to Gonzales 19-7 in the area playoffs under frigid conditions at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park.

Freezing temperatures, wet field conditions and a talented Apache defense made life difficult for the high-powered Fredericksburg offense, which was held to 28 points less than the 35.36 points per game the Billies averaged in their previous 11 contests.

“I’m just very disappointed for these kids. They wanted this one bad,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said. “We just couldn’t get focused on what we needed to do tonight. They played their guts out. We had a great second half and we had our chances. I’m not saying they’re more talented than us; they were more talented Friday night than we were.”

Tue
26
Nov

Boys fall to Marble Falls 69-61

Three Billies scored in double figures as the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team dropped its second straight contest to open the regular season, falling at home to Marble Falls, 69-61, Monday night.

Fredericksburg was to have played at Medina Valley Tuesday evening. Due to an early press time for the Thanksgiving holiday, results from the contest were not available prior to publication. Coverage of the Billies’ game against the Panthers will be included in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

After getting Friday off for Thanksgiving, the Billies will host Uvalde Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Clayton Braden scored 12 points, Kyle Reeh scored 11 and Austin Rodriguez scored 10 points in Monday’s loss to Marble Falls.

Tue
26
Nov

FHS girls finish 2-2 at Marble Falls tourney

It has been a busy week for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

The FHS varsity squad was in Marble Falls Thursday through Saturday for the American Bank of Texas Tournament, on the road to Liberty Hill on Monday night and back on the road to Kerrville on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, for a 6:30 p.m. game.

Playing Liberty Hill on Monday, the Billies came up short, 55-47.

At the tournament, the varsity girls went 2-2, defeating New Braunfels, 55-48, and Flour Bluff, 43-31, while falling to San Antonio O’Connor, 62-54, and Vista Ridge, 70-48.

After a short break for the Thanksgiving holidays, the FHS varsity squad will be on the road to Lago Vista on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a 6:30 p.m. game.

 

Liberty Hill 55, FHS 47

Monday, Nov. 25

Tue
26
Nov

Harper girls win fourth hoops contest

The girls’ varsity basketball team from Harper High School picked its fourth win of the young basketball season, topping John Paul II Catholic High School in the HHS gymnasium Friday evening.

Harper will travel to Utopia on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a 6:15 p.m. contest. The schools’ junior varsity squads will play at 5 p.m.

From there, the Ladyhorns will host their own hoops tournament Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7.

 

Harper 58, John Paul II 37

With three players hitting double-digit scoring on the night, the Ladyhorns used a 22-point second period to break open a close game on their way to a 58-37 home victory.

Sarah Whitten connected for 17 points on the night, followed by another 12 from Taylor Reid and 11 more from Macie Lumpkins.

Whitten, who collected four steals on the night, also pulled down seven rebounds, as did Lumpkins.

Tue
26
Nov

Eagles advance to state semifinals

By Danny Hirt —

 

For the ninth time in the school’s 10-year history of TAPPS six-man football, Heritage School will be heading to the semifinal round of the state Division II playoffs, thanks to a 56-0 thumping of Brownwood Victory Life School Saturday on the field at Cherokee High School.

The Eagles will now play the winner of the Granbury North Central Texas Academy versus Lubbock Kingdom Preparatory Academy contest in a game that was rescheduled until earlier this week due to last weekend’s inclement weather.

The results of that contest, the date and the location of the semifinal game were not known at this week’s early press deadline.

On the other side of the brackets, two teams from District 4 (the same league that contains Heritage) — San Antonio Castle Hills and Seguin Lifegate — will face off for a bid to the championship slated for Dec. 7 at Zephyr High School.

Tue
26
Nov

Heritage girls defeat Ingram 41-39

A 41-39 overtime victory at home against Ingram highlighted the past week for the Heritage School girls’ varsity basketball team.

The game was played in the gymnasium at First Baptist Church.

The Lady Eagles will next play Grace Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Kerrville. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

 

Lady Eagles top Ingram

Kami Jones blistered the nets for 30 points to lead Heritage past visiting Ingram High School last Friday by a score of 41-39 in overtime.

Also scoring points for the Lady Eagles were Abby Sauer (with eight), Jamie Hoermann (two) and Claire Pedregon (one).

In addition, Jones topped her team in assists (with two), steals (nine) and rebounds (eight).

Wed
20
Nov

FHS to face Gonzales in area round Friday


A HERD OF BILLIES, including (identifiable from left) Clayton Braden, Bryce Beard, Jake Mohr and Wyatt Brannan combine to gang tackle Somerset’s Donaldo Perez Friday during the Billies’ 38-27 bi-district win over Somerset. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

 

Prognosticators had 81st-ranked Gonzales pegged as a heavy underdog against 14th-ranked Bellville on Friday, so it came as a shock to high school football coaches and fans across the state of Texas when the Apaches rallied from a 14-point deficit to defeat the Brahmas in the bi-district round Friday.

While the so-called “experts” might have missed on Gonzales, pundits like Texas Football Magazine have been dead wrong all season about the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team, who made the postseason for the first time in six years while winning 10 straight games and clinching the District 27-3A championship.

Both schools will be able to lay claim on a “no one believed in us” mentality on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. as the Billies and Apaches face off in an area round showdown at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park.

Wed
20
Nov

Billies defeat Somerset 38-27

By Matt Ward —

 

Senior cornerback Matthew McManigle intercepted three passes, while Brayden Beard and Paco Martinez each scored a pair of touchdowns as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team held off a late rally to defeat Somerset 38-27 Friday night in the bi-district round of the UIL playoffs at Frank Mata Memorial Stadium in San Antonio.

“We’re extremely happy about winning a playoff game,” Fredericksburg head football coach Lance Moffett said Monday. “That’s a big deal against a good program with good players. I told the kids this morning there’s not anybody that’s not good anymore.”

“The whole question last week was are we going to let the excitement of the playoffs get in the way of winning a playoff game,” Moffett said, “I’m extremely proud about the way the kids handled it.”

 

Defense forces turnovers

Wed
20
Nov

Boys fall in hoops season opener

Austin Rodriguez scored 31 points to lead the Billies as the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team fell to Ingram 64-61 in their season-opening game at home Tuesday night.

The Billies will take Friday off to support the FHS varsity football team in the area playoffs before hosting Marble Falls Monday at 7:30 p.m. and travelling to Medina Valley Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.

“This was a tough loss to start the year, but at least we had a chance at the end of the ballgame,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “That is all you can ask of your team, just have a chance to win in the end. We just did not take advantage of our chance.”

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