Sports

Wed
10
Jul

Texas Fest meet set July 20-21

Two more days of live pari-mutuel horse racing will return to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, as part of the Texas Fest Race Meet.

Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the weekend will also include a CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off.

And while the fair association is sponsoring its horse races, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 50th annual Night In Old Fredericksburg celebration on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Marktplatz.

To celebrate the two events, those who purchase admission to the Texas Fest Race Meet will be admitted free to Night In Old Fredericksburg and those who purchase admission to NIOF will be admitted to the race meet at no charge.

 

Texas Fest Race Meet

Tue
02
Jul

Intermediate baseball advances to state


YOU’RE OUT! — Kayla Feller, shortstop for the Fredericksburg Minor Soft-ball All-Stars, tags a Blanco base runner out Friday night. The FYBA’s Minor Softball team would lose the game against Blanco 17-7.

The Fredericksburg Youth Baseball Association’s All-star teams have seen successes and faced adversity in the past week.

The Fredericksburg Intermediate (50/70) Baseball All-stars advanced to state competition. 

The Major Softball All-Stars saw success when they won their district tournaments and advanced to sectionals.

The members of the Junior Softball All-stars failed to close out a game, and they finished in second place in their district tournament and saw their season end.

 

Junior Baseball

Fredericksburg’s Junior All-star baseball team opened its district tournament at Ingram High School with a game against Burnet/Bertram on Saturday night.

The FYBA team was able to beat the combination of Burnet/Bertram 12-4.

The juniors received outstanding pitching from Grayson Lee, said manager Jim Davis.

Helping Lee with defense was Wade Davis who made some key stops at third base.

Tue
02
Jul

Fredericksburg, Harper place in Lone Star Cup

Both Fredericksburg and Harper high schools placed in the top 10 listings for the UIL Lone Star Cup in their respective divisions.

While the FHS Battlin’ Billies took eighth place in the 3-A standings with 46 points, Harper tied for fifth — with Cayuga and Port Aransas — getting an identical total of 46 points.

The Lone Star Cup recognizes five high schools (one in each of the five UIL classifications) based on their overall team achievement in a variety of sanctioned athletic and academic championships.

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Wed
26
Jun

All-Stars leap out to quick tournament start


INTERMEDIATE ALL-STAR pitcher T.J. Tomlinson winds up to deliver a pitch against Wimberley’s All-Stars on Fri-day night. Fredericksburg swept the best of three se-ries and advanced to the sectional tournament. They will play 5 p.m., June 29. Their opponent is pending the outcome of the North-west Little League and Five Diamonds game. — Stand-ard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Tournament action for Fredericksburg Youth Baseball Association players is in full swing as the Intermediate (50/70) baseball, Minor baseball, Major softball and Minor softball competed in the early rounds of their tournaments. 

Fredericksburg is playing host to Minor baseball, Major softball, Junior softball and Minor softball tournaments.

 

Intermediate

50/70 Baseball

The Fredericksburg All-star Intermediate (50/70) team played against Wimberley in their district tournament. Fredericksburg swept the best of three series with a 15-0 game on Friday and a 14-2 win on Saturday.

During the Friday game, home runs came from Tate Hansen, Aiden McCullough and Jose Vivores. T.J. Tomlinson pitched the entire game.

The teams played again on Saturday with Wimberley facing elimination. Wimberley was able to muster a couple of runs, but it was not enough to overcome Fredericksburg’s all-stars.

Wed
26
Jun

Former FHS star still Happy


HAPPY FELLER successfully converts a point after at-tempt against Texas A&M University in Austin. Feller played three seasons with the Longhorns before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. He would be in the NFL for three seasons before leaving to work for Bell Sys-tems. — Standard-Radio Post/File photo

By Austin Eck

 

The Game of the Century

Feller was part of the 1969 Texas Longhorns that went undefeated and won the national championship. The key game to their run was a late season game against the University of Arkansas.

Two undefeated teams, then-Southwest Conference Rivals, UT and University of Arkansas matched up for the game that was dubbed “The Game of the Century.”

UT was ranked number one in the nation, and Arkansas was ranked number two. The winner of the game would win the Southwest Conference championship as well as a birth to the Cotton Bowl for a chance to win the national championship.

Originally, the game was scheduled as an early season match up, but the American Broadcasting Company moved the game to December because of its significance. The game was attended by sitting President Richard Nixon and future President George H.W. Bush.

Wed
26
Jun

Kerrville Indians win Triple Crown baseball tourney

The 13U Kerrville Indians baseball team won the 2013 Omaha Triple Crown World Championship tournament played in Omaha, Neb., June 15-20. 

Pool play started for the Indians June 17 with the Indians sweeping teams from Illinois, Ohio, Utah and Colorado

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Wed
19
Jun

Feller still Happy


HAPPY FELLER (left) played for the Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies football team. Feller shows off his hands as he grabs a pass on Nov. 11, 1966 against Shertz-Cibolo. That night he scored the most points as Freder-icksburg shut out the opposition, 43-0. — Stand-ard-Radio Post/File photo

The 1971 National Football League Draft featured the likes of Archie Manning, Joe Theismann and Jack Ham. The very same draft featured a Fredericksburg-born placekicker, Happy Feller.

Feller, born James Feller, played for Fredericksburg High School, the University of Texas and three years in the NFL before he retired from football.

When Feller’s parents brought him home from the hospital, he was laughing. His brothers said that, “he was a happy baby.” From then on Feller has been called Happy.

“It was something literally from birth,” he said.

Feller grew up in Fredericksburg and played for Fredericksburg High School (FHS).  

Feller was a member of the 1966 Battlin’ Billies that had an undefeated regular season. Part of that campaign included a 14-13 win over Wheatley High School.

“The week before, Wheatley had played Crystal City and beat them like 80 to nothing,” Feller said.

Wed
19
Jun

Fredericksburg Youth Baseball All-Star lineups announced

The Fredericksburg Youth Baseball Association announced this year’s All-Star teams during a program Monday evening, June 17, at Oak Crest Park.

During the coming weeks, the local All-Star teams will compete against other teams in their district which also includes Llano, Burnet/Bertram, Bulverde, Blanco, Wimberley, Kerrville, Johnson City and others.

Last weekend, the Fredericksburg Coach Pitch All-Stars finished in first place at a local tournament.  

Tournament action kicks into full force this weekend with Intermediate (50/70) Baseball, Machine Pitch Baseball and Minors Baseball tournaments. All these tournaments will be in Fredericksburg.

Wed
19
Jun

Fredericksburg youths dominate FTA Summer Swing tournament


HENRY ALVAREZ follows through on his shot Sunday morning during boys’ doubles action at the FTA Summer Swing tournament at Fredericksburg High School. Alvarez and his brother, Andrew, advanced to the semifinals. — Standard- Radio Post/Matt Ward

Local players won six of 10 age divisions in the Fredericksburg Tennis Association’s “Summer Swing” tournament held here last Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16.

Held on courts at the Fredericksburg High School campus and inside Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, the tourney drew boys and girls up to 18 years old in both singles and doubles categories.

Attendance figures were down this year, which organizer Randall King attributes to the start of a new Andy Roddick junior tournament held in Marble Falls the same weekend.

“Still, we got a good little tournament in,” he said.

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Wed
12
Jun

Alejandro not thrown off by injury

By Austin Eck —

 

Nick Alejandro, 2008 Fredericksburg High School graduate, has a talent that allows him to throw heavy objects great distances. To do this, arm strength, balance and foot work are essential.

In 2012, the two-sport athlete was practicing for the Angelo State University (ASU) football team when he tore a ligament in the elbow of his throwing arm.

Originally, it was thought to be a minor injury, but it turned out to be a major injury that left Alejandro worried about his future as a football player and his abilities to throw discus, shot put and hammer.

He remembers waiting for the trainer to tell him what the injury was.

“I was kind of a nervous wreck waiting for him to walk in. I was shaking,” Alejandro said.

He was told that he had two options: let the elbow heal itself or undergo surgery. Either way, he would lose a year of eligibility.

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