Harper boys open district Friday

It was another game in the win column for the Harper High School varsity boys’ basketball team during the past week as the Longhorns dominated host La Pryor, 58-38, on Friday evening.

Due to early publication deadlines, the results of tonight’s home game with Heritage School were not known by press time.

The Longhorns (16-4) will open the District 27-2A-D1 part of their schedule Friday when they host Center Point, followed by a road trip to Johnson City on Tuesday. Both games will tip off at 7:45 p.m.

In addition, a junior varsity game will precede each game at 5 p.m.


Harper 58, La Pryor 38

Carson McKnight sank four three-point goals on his way to a 19-point evening as he and the Longhorns topped La Pryor, 58-38, on the road Friday.


FHS boys' basketball splits four at Roundball Reunion tourney

By Matt Ward

District 29-4A play is just around the corner for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team, who hosted San Antonio Central Catholic last night and will travel to Antonian Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Results from last night’s contest were unavailable as of press time.

The Billies, who went 2-2 at their annual Roundball Reunion tournament last week, will open district play at rival Boerne, Jan. 16.

Kyle Reeh, Brian Watson and Mark Rodriguez were named to the all-tournament team.

Fort Bend 57, FHS 39

After defeating Ingram, 72-35, in their tournament opener Dec. 29, the Billies fell to Fort Bend Christian Academy, 57-39, in the second game of the day.

“As hot as we were in the morning game, we came out in this second game bone chilling cold,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “We could not hit a bull in the butt with a base fiddle!”


FHS girls' basketball falls to Liberty Hill

By Austin R. Eck

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team was looking to build of momentum it gained in a tournament in Lampasas in its final pre-district game of the year.

FHS hosted Liberty Hill Monday night to end pre-district play, but lost, 53-40.

Next for the Billies is a home game against Bandera at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9. On Tuesday, Jan. 13, FHS travels to Hondo for a 7 p.m. game.

Against Liberty Hill, Fredericksburg broke slow out of the gates. FHS tallied only 12 points by the end of the first half, and the Lady Panthers opened up a 17-point lead.  

Fredericksburg found its stride in the second half, but it failed to make a significant dent in the lead.

Before Monday night’s game, the Billies won the last two games of the Lampasas Holiday Tournament. On the second day of games, FHS beat Austin Akins and Llano.


FHS girls' soccer opening season this weekend

A level playing field will be a welcome sight for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team, who enters their 2015 season in a new district after University Interscholastic League realignment.

FHS will compete Friday and Saturday in the Marble Falls Classic tournament to open their regular season play.

The Billies are now in District 28-4A along with Bandera, Boerne, Canyon Lake and Wimberley, while Fredericksburg’s old soccer district opponents move up to Class 5A.

“The girls have worked extremely hard during the offseason to prepare for this year,” first year head coach Logan Minshew said.

FHS will return 17 lettermen from last year’s squad, which went 10-12-1 (0-7-1 district) against significantly larger schools in 2014.


Eagles look for first win at Castle Hills Friday

By Danny Hirt

Heritage School’s varsity boys’ basketball team lost both games it played in the Bracken Christian School Tournament held Friday and Saturday, dropping its season record to 0-4.

After being edged by host Bracken, 48-46, on Friday, the Eagles then turned around to lose Saturday’s contest with Canterbury, 87-36.

Due to early newspaper deadlines for this week’s edition, the results of Tuesday night’s game at River City Believers were not known by presstime.

The Eagles’ season continues Friday when Heritage travels to San Antonio Castle Hills at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a junior varsity contest at 4:30 p.m.

From there, Heritage travels to Harper on Tuesday with tip-off set for 6:15 p.m. (JVs play at 5 p.m.).

Canterbury 87, Heritage 36


Harper boys' basketball heads to La Pryor Friday evening

By Danny Hirt

Following a two-out-of-four effort in the Comfort Tournament, the Harper varsity boys’ basketball team lost, 60-41, Saturday to San Antonio Stacey in the AT&T Center.

Statistics from this game will be published in next week’s newspaper.

Results from last night’s game at Randolph were not available by this week’s press deadlines.

Next up for the Longhorns will be a 7:30 p.m. game at LaPryor on Friday, with a junior varsity match-up set for 5 p.m., followed by a home contest with Heritage School on Tuesday that’ll begin at 6:30 p.m. (JVs play at 5 p.m.).

Comfort tournament

Harper picked up its first two losses of the season by dropping a 45-43 decision to Blanco in the second round of the Comfort Tournament on Monday, Dec. 29, then getting edged by host Comfort, 35-34, the next day.


Harper Ladyhorns open new year with win

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team ended 2014 on a winning note by topping Comfort on Dec. 30, 62-33.

The squad then turned around to open the New Year with a 58-43 victory at Brady last Friday.

The Ladyhorns continue their schedule Friday, Jan. 9, when they host Junction in the District 27-2A Division I season for both schools. Tip-off time is slated for 6:15 p.m. A junior varsity game will be played at 5 p.m.

Harper will then travel to Mason on Tuesday for a 6:15 p.m. league contest.

Harper 58, Brady 43

Following a close three quarters, Harper blew open Friday’s game with visiting Brady with a 24-point onslaught in the final period to come away with a 58-43 non-district victory.

Macie Lumpkins pumped in 19 points, while teammate Logan White added another 18. White also pulled down eight rebounds.


FHS boys push out to early lead at home basketball tourney

Justin Penn (20, above photo) makes an acrobatic pass Monday morning during the Billies’ 72-35 victory over Ingram in the opening game of Fredericksburg’s home basketball tournament.— Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team started its own tournament on the right foot Monday morning with a 72-35 win over Ingram.

FHS continued play in the annual Roundball Reunion tournament with a game against Fort Bend Baptist on Monday night. Billies concluded play on Tuesday with games against Graham and Burnet.

Full results of those contests will be published in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

The Battlin’ Billies were clicking on all cylinders in the first quarter against the Warriors and finished the first frame with a 23-3 lead.

“I was really pleased with how we came out,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “I thought with seven, eight days off we were going to be out of shape. We executed well, we hustled and defensively did a really good job.”

Brian Watson helped set the tempo for the Billies in the first quarter.


Heritage Eagles fall to Johnson City, 61-41

By Danny Hirt

After losing their second game of the season, 61-41, at Johnson City on Friday, Dec. 19, Heritage School will try to turn their fortunes around Jan. 2-3, by participating in the Bracken Christian School Tournament in Bulverde.

From there, the Eagles will travel to River City Believers on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Johnson City 61, Heritage 41

After digging themselves into a deep hole in the opening quarter, when they trailed 15-4, Heritage School was never able to make a serious challenge as they lost, 61-41, at Johnson City on Dec. 19.

Jonathan Tucker led the Eagles with 14 points, while teammates Jack Wynn-Smith and Joe Lucas chipped in six apiece.


Little league registration now open

Online registration for the 2015 Fredericksburg Little League season is underway.

Fredericksburg Little League baseball and softball is open to all youth ages six to 16 years.

The cost to register online is $85 per child and $65 for each additional sibling. However, the online discount rate ends on Jan. 17.

To register online, visit

In-person registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Central Texas Electric Cooperative Building.

The cost for in-person registration is $95 per child and $75 for each additional sibling.

Interested persons are invited to “like” Fredericksburg Little League on Facebook to stay up to date with the group’s activities.


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