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Wed
20
Nov

Girls basketball defeats Ingram 59-26

A busy week of basketball is coming up for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ team.

Coming off a win on Monday night over Ingram, 59-26, the FHS varsity girls will be heading to the American Bank of Texas Tournament in Marble Falls Thursday through Saturday.

Then, on Monday, Nov. 25, the girls will be on the road to Liberty Hill for a 7:30 p.m. game and on Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Billies will be back on the road for a 6:30 p.m. game in Kerrville.

After the Thanksgiving break, the girls will travel to Lago Vista on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a 6:30 p.m. game.

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Wed
20
Nov

Golfers third at Cedar Creek

By Richard Zowie —

 

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ golf team placed third at the Nov. 18 Cedar Creek Invitational at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Bastrop.

The Billies shot a 329 and completed in a field of 15 teams.

This was the final varsity golf tournament for the fall semester. The next scheduled FHS golf event will be the junior varsity Red Team at the Smithson Valley JV Invitational at the River Crossing Club on Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m.

Hudson Ross had the lowest score for FHS and was the fifth overall medalist with a 75.

Cole Grona shot an 80 for Fredericksburg.

Tyler Kaman shot an 86, Mills Meier an 88 and Langston James a 93.

Wed
20
Nov

Harper boys earn win in season opener

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper High School’s boys’ varsity basketball team picked up a 63-39 home victory last night, Nov. 19, after holding off a second quarter rally by visiting Leakey.

Trailing 25-24 at the half, the Longhorns blew open the game with a 24-8 run in the third period to secure the win.

Next, Harper will host Knippa on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. The ’Horns will then travel to San Saba Tuesday, Nov. 26, for a junior varsity contest set to tip-off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

Wed
20
Nov

Harper girls best Llano 52-28

By Danny Hirt —

 

The Harper High School (HHS) girls’ varsity basketball team extended its early-season winning streak to three games by picking up two more victories during the previous week.

After topping Ozona, 31-16, on the road Saturday, Nov. 16, the Ladyhorns earned another win last night, Nov. 19, at Llano, 52-28.

The 2013-14 campaign continues this Friday, Nov. 22, when Harper entertains John Paul II in a 6:15 p.m. game in the HHS Gym. Preceding that bout will be a junior varsity game between the two schools at 5 p.m.

Harper’s schedule will then see it hitting the highway again for a game Tuesday, Nov. 26, at San Saba. Starting times for the JV and varsity contests will be 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., respectively.

Wed
20
Nov

Eagles win first round playoff game

By Danny Hirt —

 

To put it in the words that Sir Isaac Newton might have spoken: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”

With gutsy determination, Heritage School managed to retake the lead in the late going, then hold off a last-second scoring effort by host Wichita Falls Notre Dame Catholic School — and TAPPS number one ranked team — to take a 60-58 victory Saturday in the opening round of the TAPPS Division II six-man football playoffs.

The Eagles’ performance was spearheaded by Joe Meek who scored seven touchdowns in the game, six on the ground and one on a pass reception.

Wed
20
Nov

Heritage girls win hoops opener

By Danny Hirt —

 

An early lead went by the boards as the Heritage School varsity girls’ basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with a 43-35 loss at Johnson City Friday evening.

The Lady Eagles will return to action this Friday (Nov. 22) when they host Ingram at the First Baptist Church gymnasium in Fredericksburg.

Tip-off for that game is 6 p.m.

The home schedule continues Tuesday, Nov. 26, when Heritage entertains Austin Waldorf School at 6 p.m., also at FBC.

 

Johnson City 43, Heritage 35

The Lady Eagles built up an early advantage in the opening quarter only to see 2A Johnson City storm back with 14 points in the next stanza while holding Heritage to five, to take a 21-13 lead at intermission.

Wed
13
Nov

FHS netters second at state


FIRING BACK — Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis player Sergio Flores sends a hit back to his Kilgore opponent during the state team tennis tournament Friday, Nov. 8,at the Rose Park Tennis Center in Abilene. Flores defeated Nash Best, 6-1, 6-2, to help the Billies win the quarterfinals,10-4, over Kilgore on Fredericksburg’s way to a second place finish in state. —Standard-Radio Post/Austin Walter

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

 

It is every coach’s hope that his team, as a whole, can achieve more than the sum of his individual players. For Fredericksburg High School Coach Randall King, the pieces fell into place this past weekend, when his squad rallied together for a second-place finish in the state team tennis tournament in Abilene.

“What an incredible weekend of tennis,” King said. “The kids were awesome.”

Billie varsity netters defeated Kilgore, 10-4, in the state team tennis quarterfinals, before ousting Vernon in a close 10-7 semifinals decision on Friday, Nov. 8. Fredericksburg then bowed out, 10-2, to defending champion Abilene Wylie in what was a “back-and-forth” finals on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Wed
13
Nov

Billie football playoff bound for first time since 2007

By Matt Ward —

 

Five years, 11 months and 24 days.

Around 3,146,400 minutes will have elapsed between kickoff of the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team’s bi-district showdown against Somerset Friday night and kickoff of the Billies’ last playoff appearance against Cibolo Steele in 2007.

With six years of waiting soon behind them, Fredericksburg players have little time to celebrate their 9-1 regular season and undefeated District 27-3A championship before wiping the slate clean for post-season play.

Yet for those Billies who struggled through a 2-8 campaign in 2011 and battled their way to a 5-5 mark in 2012, making the playoffs validates three years’ worth of effort.

“It justifies that all the blood, sweat and tears that we as coaches and players have put into this program has finally paid off,” senior defensive back and wide receiver Matthew McManigle said.

Wed
13
Nov

Football to face Somerset Friday in playoffs

By Matt Ward —

 

When two teams that appear evenly matched on paper face off on the field, winning often comes down to who can impose their will upon their opponent to secure a victory.

As the 28th-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity football team prepares to begin its first playoff game since 2007, key to a victory over 80th-ranked Somerset Friday night in the bi-district round at Frank Mata Memorial Stadium in San Antonio will be taking “Fredericksburg football” to the Bulldogs.

Kickoff in the game is slated for 7:30 p.m.

“The thing we’ve got to do is to stay on task and stay on mission and purpose and not get caught up in the hype of the playoffs and the mystique that they might bring to it,” Fredericksburg head coach Lance Moffett said Monday.

Wed
13
Nov

Billies defeat Bandera for ninth straight win

By Matt Ward —

 

Trick plays, unusual formations, new stunt packages, dual quarterbacks on the same play — Bandera head coach David Sine threw everything but the kitchen sink at good friend Lance Moffett and the Battlin’ Billies Friday night.

The Fredericksburg High School varsity football team used a more familiar weapon against the Bulldogs as junior quarterback Kyle Grona connected with junior wide receiver Brayden Beard for three touchdown passes during the Billies’ 28-10 home victory over Bandera.

“(Coach Sine) threw it all at us and we expected it,” Moffett said after the game. “We knew they were good and we didn’t do a good job of adjusting to it early. He’s a smart coach and his plan was to keep our offense off the field.”

Fredericksburg’s victory clinched an undefeated loop record for the Billies, who celebrated their first district championship since 1998 after the game.

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