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Wed
25
Sep

Billies to host Llano for homecoming Friday


HANGING ON to the football despite consistent rainfall, Paco Martinez looks to head up field with a pair of Badger defenders in pursuit Friday night during the Billies’ 24-7 home victory over Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Matt Ward —

 

Every time the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team headed to or from practice the week of the Llano game last season, a save-the-date invitation for the Yellowjacket homecoming tacked to the scout board just outside the locker room caught their eye.

This year, with the shoe on the other foot, the Billies will have to defend their home turf as FHS looks to celebrate homecoming Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a win over visiting Llano.

Two years ago, the Billies notched their first win of the season at Llano 47-23 and FHS duplicated their effort in 2012, defeating the Yellowjackets 14-6 on the road.

Fredericksburg head coach Lance Moffett said Monday that he expects a close battle between the former district rivals.

Wed
25
Sep

FHS to host cross country meet Saturday

By Richard Zowie —

 

Fredericksburg High School fans won’t have to drive far this weekend to cheer on their favorite cross country teams.

That’s because the Saturday, Sept. 28 meet will be the Fredericksburg Invitational at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, southwest of Fredericksburg on State Highway 16.

Besides FHS, cross country teams from Fredericksburg Middle School, Harper Junior High School and Harper High School will also be among schools competing.

The junior varsity boys will begin running at 8:30 a.m., then the varsity boys at 9 a.m., the JV girls at 9:30 a.m., the varsity girls at 10 a.m., seventh graders at 10:30 a.m. and then eighth graders at 11 a.m.

Wed
25
Sep

Rain fails to slow Billie football in win Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

Heavy rainfall may have ruined Parents’ Night, but neither the weather nor the Lampasas Badgers could keep the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team from building momentum as the Billies won their third straight in a 24-7 home victory Friday evening.

“It was a good, fun night to play football. The kids were excited about getting muddy and mixing it up a little bit,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said.

“We shortened the amount of time we were going to be out there (for pregame) because we didn’t want them to sit out there for 45-50 minutes getting waterlogged,” Moffett added. “They normally get wet from sweat, but if you’re standing there getting wet, that’s not a good thing. Your shoes don’t feel good and your uniform is soaking wet.”

Wed
25
Sep

Volleyball to open district play Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

With their non-district season behind them, the 24th ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team will not have it any easier as they head into District 27-3A play, where three other state-ranked teams await them.

Fredericksburg will open district play at home Friday evening at 5 p.m. against Bandera as part of the Billies’ homecoming activities. FHS will then travel to 12th ranked Boerne Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Last night, Fredericksburg fell to 5A Smithson Valley 9-25, 17-25, 25-22, 21-25 after losing Friday to 5A New Braunfels Canyon 16-25, 10-25, 22-25.

“It’s going to be a war each and every night for the next five weeks. Our kids are ready to see where we stand,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “There’s not a night off. The district champion is going to be the team that plays the most consistent volleyball every night and the team that plays the best after scores of 20-20.

Wed
25
Sep

Runners finish in top ten at UTSA meet

By Richard Zowie —

 

Despite the heavy rains and lots of mud the day before on Friday, Fredericksburg High School cross country teams competed on a firm course in bright, sunny weather at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic on Saturday, Sept. 21 in San Antonio.

The Fredericksburg boys placed sixth out of 22 teams while the girls placed eighth out of 23 teams.

They also had four top-25 finishes: Clarissa Sanchez in 12th place, Nick Martinez in 21st place, Serena Rivera in 22nd place and Juan Hernandez in 24th place.

FHS’ next cross country race will be close to home on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“An injury to one of our boys runners knocked the boys team back about two team spots, but we were still able to manage our goal of making it into the top six,” said head coach Dan Aldrich.

Wed
25
Sep

Netters to face Class 5A competition

After making quick work of its past three competitors, the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity tennis team will get a short reprieve from district action, but will face a Class-5A squad next.

The Billies will meet the larger San Antonio Judson at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 28, at San Marcos High School’s courts.

A district match scheduled earlier that day also in San Marcos has been forfeited to Fredericksburg by Navarro.

Last night in Kerrville, FHS defeated Tivy High School, 10-4 (13-6), to bring its win-loss count to 12-4 for the season and 4-0 in district play.

On Saturday, Fredericksburg hosted Hondo in the morning and Floresville in the afternoon and won both matches, 15-4.

Wed
25
Sep

Harper football falls to Sonora

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper avoided the shutout with only two seconds left in Friday night’s football game at Sonora.

That’s when Longhorn quarterback Gus Sagraves powered the ball over the goal line from the one-yard line in his teams’ 35-7 road loss.

Along the way, however, Harper helped trigger its own downfall by committing five turnovers — three lost fumbles and a pair of intercepted passes.

Harper (2-2) will try to regroup when it entertains Nueces Canyon this Friday, Sept. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Longhorns will observe an open date on Oct. 4, then return to the gridiron Oct. 11 when they open the District 14-A season at Mason.

 

Sonora 35, Harper 7

The host Broncos scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters on their way to a 35-7 victory over Harper in non-district action Friday evening.

Wed
25
Sep

Harper volleyball defeats #6 Miles

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper took a big step in jumping higher in the Top 10 listings for Class 1A volleyball teams by beating the sixth ranked school, Miles, in five games Tuesday evening on the road.

The Ladyhorns had been put in 10th place in the rankings computed by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA). Last night’s win, combined with Friday’s five-game win at Sonora should move Harper up at least a couple of notches.

After being edged 27-29 in the first game Tuesday, Harper battled back to take the second contest 25-18. But after dropping Game Three 17-25, the Ladyhorns fought back to take the next two by scores of 25-21 and 15-9.

In Friday’s action, Harper topped Sonora in five games (25-18, 21-25, 24-26, 25-19 and 15-1).

Wed
25
Sep

Harper cross country wins at UTSA meet

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper placed three runners in the top five to storm its way to first place in the 1-A varsity girls’ division of the Richard Romo Cross Country Classic held Saturday, Sept. 21, on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Ladyhorns won their division at last year’s meet, as well.

Sydney Collins clocked in at 13:20 for third place, with Hope Dillon coming in fourth (13:25) and Payton Reid taking fifth (13:27).

Meanwhile, the boys’ team took sixth place, with Drew Stracke taking 10th position in a time of 19:08.

“There were a lot of positives and momentum built as we head toward the end of September,” said HHS head coach Will Reid.

The Longhorn squads will participate in action Saturday, Sept. 28, at Fredericksburg High School.

Wed
25
Sep

Heritage football falls to Castle Hills

By Danny Hirt —

 

Despite jumping out to a 20-8 first quarter lead, Heritage School could not contain visiting San Antonio Castle Hills in the middle periods and ended up losing Friday’s TAPPS District 4-1A six-man football contest by a 41-27 margin.

The game was the first league encounter for both schools.

The Eagles will end their season-opening five-game home-stand Friday, Sept. 27 when they host San Marcos Hill Country Christian School at 7:30 p.m. Following that, Heritage will hit the road for three consecutive dates, enjoy an open date, followed by a home game with Seguin Lifegate on Nov. 1, then end the regular season at San Antonio Believers on Nov. 8.

 

Castle Hills tops Eagles

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