Sports

Wed
17
Dec

Longhorn boys sweep Sonora basketball tourney

By Danny Hirt

After winning all four games in last weekend’s Sonora basketball tournament, the boys’ varsity team from Harper High School will stay on the road Friday when they travel to Leakey for a 3:30 p.m. game.

The two schools’ junior varsity squads open with a 2 p.m. contest.

Harper observed an open date last night.

The Longhorns, who remained unbeaten after their first 12 games of the season, topped Miles, 67-51, in Thursday’s tournament opening round, then bested Iraan, 47-35, later in the day. Harper then defeated Reagan County, 55-48, on Saturday before picking up the crown with a 48-33 victory over Christoval in the championship game.

Josh Sagraves, who averaged more than 18 per game during the tournament, was named Most Valuable Player. Also tabbed for the all-tourney team were Carson McKnight, Roger Perkins and Gus Sagraves.

Harper 48, Christoval 33

Wed
17
Dec

Harper girls fall at FHS basketball tournament

By Danny Hirt

The Ladyhorns from Harper High School picked up one victory against five defeats during last weekend’s basketball tournament played at Fredericksburg, but got back to their winning ways with a 41-31 victory at Bandera last night.

HHS will try to get back on the winning track when it travels to Sonora Friday night for a 6:15 p.m. contest. The junior varsity squads will open up the action at 5 p.m.

The Ladyhorns will be idle for Christmas, not hitting the court until Tuesday, Dec. 30 when they hit the road for Comfort. Tip-off time is not yet available.

Harper 41, Bandera 31

Payton Reid and Logan White each chipped in 14 points as the Ladyhorns beat Bandera 41-31 Tuesday night on the road.

White also pulled down six rebounds, with Reid recording five boards and four steals.

Wed
10
Dec

Heritage Eagles soar to sixth state football title in 11 seasons

By Danny Hirt

After finishing as state runners-up for the past two seasons, Heritage School finally got the proverbial monkey off its back by defeating Longview Trinity, 46-16, in Saturday night’s TAPPS six-man football Division III championship game played in Zephyr.

This year’s crown marks the Eagles’ sixth state title since 2004, with the last one coming in 2011.

Parker Pattillo, a 12th grader who played on that 2011 team, then endured two years on the short end of the finals, though the idea of going out as champions was “pretty cool that we won it!”

He added that as someone who’s tasted both victory and defeat on the state championship stage, this year’s outcome had a special meaning. “It’s an awesome experience to lead others to a championship,” he said.

Wed
10
Dec

Billie girls rally to best Wimberley in overtime

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team beat Wimberley High School 62-57 in overtime on Tuesday night.

The Billies will host their own tournament from Thursday to Saturday at FHS before taking on Burnet at 6:30 p.m. on the road.

After making the all-yournament team in the New Braunfels Tournament, Codi Peters’ leadership has shown in the past week including last night’s overtime win over Wimberley.

Peters finished the night with 10 points, and she was one rebound shy of recording a double-double. Peters also led the team with four steals.

Head coach Carrie Grona credits the team’s depth with the win that extended past regulation time.

“Tonight’s win was a true team effort,” Grona said. “Our depth is going to play huge part of our success this season, and it was on display tonight.”

Wed
10
Dec

FHS boys topple Lampasas, 55-34, on road Tuesday

A double digit road win over Lampasas last night put the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team at 8-2 midway through non-district play.

The Billies defeated the Badgers 55-34 last night after finishing 2-2 at the Liberty Hill tournament over the weekend.

FHS will head back on the road this weekend for the Canyon Lake tournament, where the Billies will face 10th ranked Liberty Hill on Friday at 2:30 p.m., followed by Somerset at 5:30 p.m.

FHS 55, Lampasas 34

The Billies closed the first half on a 19-7 run to help pull away from host Lampasas, defeating the Badgers 55-34 Tuesday evening.

“This was a nice road win,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “They really slowed down the game, so we had to really pressure them to get it up tempo. It was a very good defensive performance by the Billies, led by Cole Bourgeois and Kyle Reeh.”

Wed
10
Dec

FISD tennis coaches honored

Two Fredericksburg Independent School District tennis coaches received recognition from the Texas Tennis Coaches Association (TTCA).

Fredericksburg Middle School coach Blaine Hahn was named Junior High School Tennis Coach of the Year by the association, and Fredericksburg High School coach Randall King was named coach of the year for Region IV-4A.

Both were recognized at the TTCA Convention on Dec. 5.

In addition to winning the state award, Hahn also was named Junior High School Tennis Coach of the Year for Region IV-4A as well.

“I was so shocked and surprised to be selected to even be in the running for this award,” Hahn said. “Coach (Chris) Turner and I go out every day with the goal to make everyone a better tennis player and to put the kid first in our practice. We work really hard to inspire them to achieve more each day.”

Hahn credits his players for the award.

Wed
10
Dec

Ladyhorns head to Fredericksburg after home tourney

By Danny Hirt

After hosting their own tournament last weekend, the Harper High School varsity girls’ basketball team will take their show on the road to Fredericksburg for another tournament which starts on Thursday.

Harper split their first two games of its own tournament, defeating the FHS junior varsity 52-21 on Thursday before losing to Sonora 48-42 later in the same day.

Results from Saturday’s round, as well as last night's contest at Leakey, were not known as of press time.

The Ladyhorns will travel to Bandera on Tuesday for a 6:15 p.m. game.

Harper tournament

Sonora 48, Harper 42

Sonora broke open a 7-7 game with a 20-point outburst in the second period as it topped Harper 48-42 in the second round of Thursday’s action.

Wed
10
Dec

Longhorns win tourney; top Blanco Monday

By Danny Hirt

Following a busy week of basketball that saw the Harper varsity boys’ team play six games, the Longhorns remained unbeaten with a perfect 8-0 record.

Harper disposed of Austin Waldorf 62-54 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, on the road, won all four of its games in its own tournament over the weekend, and then barely topped Blanco Monday by a 55-53 margin to keep its streak alive.

The ’Horns keep the nets popping this Thursday through Saturday when they participate in the Sonora Tournament. From there, Harper travels to Leakey on Friday, Dec. 12, for a 3:30 p.m. game. That contest will be preceded by a junior varsity game that starts at 2 p.m.

Harper 55, Blanco 53

In a nip-and-tuck battle, the Longhorns managed to come out on top by a tight 55-53 margin in non-district home action against Blanco, Monday.

Wed
10
Dec

Harper cross country runners honored

Sixteen members of the Harper High School cross country team — eight girls and eight boys — were recently recognized with a variety of honors in their sport.

Named to the all-district first team were Ladyhorns Payton Reid, Rachel Maner Sydney Collins and Trista Lewis, while receiving placement on the all-district boys’ squad were Drew Stracke, Micah Middleton, Derringer Fritz, Austin Boerner and Christian Abbott.

Earning honorable mention attention were girls Mikinna Richards and Emily Richards, with James Wells placed on the boys’ roster.

All-region boys’ first team recognition went to Middleton and Stracke, while Reid and Maner were named to the girls’ second team.

Regional honorable mention classification went to girls Collins, Lewis, Lester, Mikinna Richards and Haylee Poorman, while earning recognition on the boys’ side were Boerner, Christian Abbott, Dunning, Michael Marbach and Wells.

 

Wed
03
Dec

FHS boys' basketball remains perfect with pair of wins


Jake Pluenneke calls for an entry pass during the Billies’ 64-32 win over Medina Valley. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Wins over Uvalde and Medina Valley helped the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team remain unbeaten at 5-0 early in their 2014-2015 campaign.

Last night, the Billies defeated the Coyotes 54-39 after doubling up the Panthers 64-32 on Nov. 25 prior to the Thanksgiving break.

FHS will compete Friday and Saturday at the Liberty Hill tournament, facing San Antonio St. Anthony’s at 2:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a 7 p.m. matchup against Austin Reagan.

On Saturday, FHS will face Austin Crockett at 11:30 a.m. and end their tournament against eighth-ranked Liberty Hill at 4 p.m.

The Billies will then travel to Lampasas Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. contest against the Badgers.

FHS 54, Uvalde 39

Fredericksburg pulled away from a “scrappy” Uvalde team in the second half Tuesday night to defeat the Coyotes 54-39 on the road.

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