Summer Swing draws local, area players

Fredericksburg tennis players combined for three bracket championships and three runner-up finishes in the Fredericksburg Summer Swing, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Tennis Association, last Saturday and Sunday.

Parker Phillips won the U-18 boys’ singles finals and combined with Broque Constantine to win the U-16/U-18 combined boys’ doubles championship.

Caitlyn Halford won the U-16 girls’ singles finals at the tournament.

Ben Sparks, Martin Ball and Jaci Spies/Avery Stephens finished in second place in the U-12 boys’ singles, U-16 boys’ singles and U-16 girls’ doubles, respectively.


Billie football season tickets on sale July 13

Season tickets for 2015 Fredericksburg High School varsity football home games will go on sale beginning July 13.

Current season ticket holders can renew their seats at $30 per seat starting Monday, July 13, and continuing through Thursday, July 16, between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., at the FHS Field House.

Current season ticket holders who cannot make it to the field house at those times may contact the FHS Athletic Office at 830-997-6893, between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

All remaining season ticket seats will be sold to the general public at $30 per seat, Tuesday through Friday, July 21-24, between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., at the FHS Field House.

During all varsity football season ticket sales, All Sports Season Passes will be available for $75 for the first pass and $25 for each additional pass. Passes are limited to 10 per person.


Texas Football picks Billies, 'Horns to finish fifth

Projections for Fredericksburg, Harper and Heritage high school football teams were released recently in the 2015 issue of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

The Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies, which finished 4-6 last year, are projected to finish fifth in District 14-4A DI in the upcoming season.

The Harper Longhorns are projected to finish fifth in District 14-2A DI.

The Heritage Eagles last year finished 10-3 and won the TAPPS six-man football Division III state championship game over Zephyr, 46-16. This season, Texas Football lists them as the third-best six-man team in the state. 


Little League celebrates year

Cana Vollmar takes a swing at a pitch during a coach-pitch softball all-start tournament last Saturday at Old Fair Park. Fredericksburg played burnet and Goldthwaite in the tournament. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Fredericksburg Little League will celebrate the end of the baseball and softball seasons at Bob Price Chevrolet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 20.

During Saturday’s event, the FBGLL will officially announce the all-star rosters for Fredericksburg this season.

The all-star selections for the major, minor and intermediate baseball teams will begin at 11:30 a.m. and selections for the softball junior, minor and major teams will take place at noon.

Bob Price Chevrolet will provide beverages and hot dogs for players and parents at the dealership.

The Little League board will also present participation medals to players for all league teams.


Summer tennis tournament series kicks off this weekend

The Fredericksburg Tennis Association will host its first summer tournament this weekend.

The Fredericksburg Summer Swing takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, at the H-E-B Tennis Center located at Fredericksburg High School.

Forty area players signed up for the tournament which will have girls’ and boys’ singles, and doubles for 12-under, 14-under, 16-under and 18-under divisions.

Draws will be posted today, June 17. Singles begin Saturday morning and doubles could start in the evening.

The tournament will be a best-of-three set format, with no advantage scoring and super tiebreakers for the third set. Consolation will play if time permits.

Registration for the tournament is now closed but those who registered before the deadline can pay online or upon arrival at the tournament. Checks should be made payable to the Fredericksburg Tennis Association.


Billies athletes advance to 7-on-7 state tourney

Fredericksburg High School athletes qualified for the state 7-on-7 football tournament for the first time in school history Saturday, May 30.

The Billies, along with Brady’s 7-on-7 team, went undefeated in the eight-team state qualifier featuring district rivals Boerne and Lampasas, Marble Falls Faith Academy, Austin St. Stephens, London, Poteet and Brady.

FHS beat all three teams in its pool, including a 39-18 victory against Boerne, and Lampasas in the semifinals to advance to the championship.

The host team was scheduled to play Brady — the other state qualifier — for the tournament championship but weather caused the cancellation of the finale.

Fredericksburg will play in the Division II — comprised of teams in Class 1A-4A — state 7-on-7 football tournament, July 9-10 at College Station.


Pedregon completes Ironman

David Pedregon crosses the finish line of the Memorial Hermann Ironman North American Championship in 12 hours and 28 minutes. — submitted photo

David Pedregon of Fredericksburg joined more than 2,600 other participants on May 16 in the Memorial Hermann Ironman North American Championship in The Woodlands, Texas.

A stacked field of Ironman champions and world champions alike took part in a hot and steamy day of racing. 

The race consisted of a 2.4-mile swim at Lake Woodlands, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and ending with a 26.4-mile run.

Pedregon began his swim at about 6:40 a.m. and finished all three stages in 12 hours and 28 minutes, placing him in the top 25 percent of his age group. 

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Harper place 10 on all-district baseball list

Ten Harper Longhorn baseball players earned All-District 29-2A honors, in-cluding (front row, from left) Lane Fajkus, Trace Boatright, Guy Stevenson, Easton Hansen, Cooper Boatright, (back row) Chase Lowman, Justin Jones, Cole Elliott, Levi Lashley and Tracy Patterson. — Submitted photo

By Danny Hirt

Ten players from the 2015 Harper High School varsity baseball team were recently named to the District 29-2A all-district squads.

First team honorees are seniors Lane Fajkus (pitcher), Trace Boatright (catcher) and Guy Stevenson (middle infielder), along with 11th grader Easton Hansen (outfielder).

Named to the second team were juniors Cooper Boatright (pitcher), Chase Lowman (outfielder) and Justin Jones (utility players).

Honorable mention recognition went to senior Cole Elliott and sophomores Ben Lashley and Tracy Patterson.

The Longhorns finished the regular season in third place, advancing to the area round in the playoffs before being bounced by Kenedy, 1-0, in 14 innings in a one-game series on May 16.


Fredericksburg Tennis Association to host events next week

The Fredericksburg Tennis Association has two events in the next week.

Taco tennis social

FTA will host a taco tennis social beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14.

Juniors begin play at 4 p.m. and everyone else plays at 6 p.m.

The tournament is mixed doubles. Pairs are randomly drawn.

Members play for free. Guests must pay $6 for registration.

Registration can be completed online at or e-mail

Summer Swing sign-up

FTA’s deadline for the Fredericksburg Summer Swing is Sunday, June 14.

The Summer Swing takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21 at the H-E-B Tennis Center at Fredericksburg High School and the tennis courts at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.


Water smart in Fredericksburg's dry times

Alan Wooley, Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course’s golf professional, examines the tee-box turf at the 16th hole. Watering the course can be difficult during the summer but an abundance of rain this spring has made it difficult to keep the grass cut in some areas. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

By Joshua McKinney

Fredericksburg officials are finding innovative ways of watering sporting facilities to keep them looking sharp and low cost while fighting the Texas heat.

Two golf facilities, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course and Boot Ranch private golf community, use reclaimed water and Fredericksburg High School’s athletic department uses well water and a new synthetic turf field to cut costs while ensuring the facilities are in the best shape possible.

Wastewater solutions

Both Boot Ranch and Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course use reclamation water from the City of Fredericksburg to water the courses.

Reclamation water is waste water treated by the city’s water department, which is then used for irrigation. The water keeps both courses’ irrigation costs relatively low.


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