Heritage advances to state championship game

SENIOR RUNNING BACK Joe Meek picked up 149 yards rushing on 23 carries to help Heritage School defeat Lubbock Kingdom Preparatory Academy, 46-28, in Monday night’s TAPPS six-man football state semifinal game. The Eagles will next face San Antonio Castle Hills Saturday evening for the championship. — Photo courtesy of Tammy Sikes

Editor's note: The TAPPS state six-man football Division II title game has been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 14.


By Danny Hirt —


For the third time in as many years, Heritage School will be battling it out for the TAPPS state six-man football Division II title, thanks to Monday night’s 46-28 semifinal victory over Lubbock Kingdom Preparatory Academy.

The game was played in the Water Valley ISD stadium.

The Eagles (9-4) will face fellow District 4 member San Antonio Castle Hills in Saturday’s championship contest slated for Zephyr High School starting at 7 p.m. Earlier this season, Castle Hills (13-0) defeated Heritage 41-27 in the regular season.

Two years ago, Heritage topped Granbury Happy Hill 68-18 to take the state title. However, last year saw the Eagles drop a 60-14 game to another District 4 foe, Seguin Lifegate.


FHS, Harper to be affected by realignment

By Matt Ward

While the dust will not settle for several months, change is coming for athletes at both Fredericksburg High School and Harper High School after the University Interscholastic League released enrollment figures Monday in advance of the UIL’s biennial reclassification in February.

Most schools across the state of Texas will be changing districts as the UIL expands from the current five classification system to six, though each classification is essentially being rebranded with a new number.

Fredericksburg will move from Class 3A to Class 4A, while Harper jumps from Class 1A to Class 2A.

The 2014-16 alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons.

More information about UIL alignments is available at



Boys' basketball wins pair of games

Back at .500 after winning their first two contests of the season, the 2-2 Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team will travel to the Marble Falls tournament Thursday through Saturday.

FHS defeated Uvalde 46-37 at home last night after topping Medina Valley 48-40 on the road Nov. 26 prior to the Thanksgiving break.

At this weekend’s tournament in Marble Falls, the Billies will face 4A Dripping Springs Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. game with Houston Victory Prep, featuring the nation’s top-ranked freshman in 6’7” shooting guard Jarred Vanderbilt.

“We have our hands full this weekend,” FHS head coach Tim Kaman said. “This is probably terrible scheduling on my part, but we seem to turn things around after the Marble Falls tourney because of the competition level we see there.”

“Hopefully we can learn from our experiences there,” Kaman added. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is what they say.”


Girls split pair of hoops contests

Splitting a pair of games over the past week, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team will be playing at home on Friday, Dec. 13, for the first time in a month.

In Lago Vista on Tuesday night, the FHS varsity squad came out on top, 56-14.

Playing in Kerrville on Tuesday, Nov. 26, before taking a break for the holidays, the varsity lost to Tivy, 46-32.

The varsity is off this week before getting back on the courts on Friday, Dec. 13, when they host New Braunfels Canyon in the FHS Gym in a 7 p.m. game.

They will be back at home on Monday, Dec. 16, when they host Burnet in a 6:30 p.m. game.


Harper to host basketball tournament

Harper High School will host its annual invitational basketball tournament Thursday through Saturday, featuring a combined total of 11 teams in the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

The host Ladyhorns will open the action against Utopia Thursday at 9 a.m. in the main gymnasium (the one near the football stadium).

From there, the Harper boys will take on Comfort at 10:30 a.m., also in the main gym.

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Harper girls improve to 6-0 on season

Following the recent Thanksgiving break, the Harper High School Ladyhorn varsity basketball team picked up its sixth win in as many starts Tuesday night by downing Utopia on the road, 54-42.

Prior to the Thanksgiving break, the girls toppled host San Saba 48-43 on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

HHS continues its hoops season Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7 by hosting its own tournament (see separate story in this week’s Standard-Radio Post for schedules.)

From there, the Ladyhorns host Leakey on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will square off at 5 p.m.

Harper 54, Utopia 42

Sarah Whitten poured in 23 points to help the Ladyhorns remain unbeaten after their first six starts by downing Utopia 54-42 on the road Tuesday evening.

Whitten also led her team in the steals department with 10 thefts.

Tara Beyer supplied a team-high seven rebounds.


Harper boys defeat Utopia 71-31

By Danny Hirt


With their annual tournament looming on the horizon, the Harper Longhorns boys basketball team defeated Utopia on the road Tuesday night by a score of 71-31.

Jayden Baumann topped the scoring chart for Harper with 17 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Brayden Hagendorf added another 16, with Gus Sagraves contributing 13 more.

Tournament play will begin Thursday morning when the Longhorns take on Comfort at 10:30 a.m. in the new gymnasium. From there, Harper will face Sonora at 7:30 p.m. on the same day, then tangle with Leakey at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

For the remainder of the tournament schedule, look for the related story elsewhere in today’s edition of the Standard-Radio Post.


Harper 71, Utopia 31

The ’Horns took a 19-10 lead by the end of the opening period, then expanded that to 10 points (33-23) by halftime.


Billies fall in area round 19-7

CAN I GET UP NOW? — Kyle Reeh is pinned to the turf while looking to confirm a catch with an official Friday evening during the Billies’ 19-7 area round playoff loss to Gonzales at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park. FHS ends the season with a 10-2 record and a District 27-3A championship. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —


Perhaps the most successful season in nearly 30 years came to an end Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team fell to Gonzales 19-7 in the area playoffs under frigid conditions at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park.

Freezing temperatures, wet field conditions and a talented Apache defense made life difficult for the high-powered Fredericksburg offense, which was held to 28 points less than the 35.36 points per game the Billies averaged in their previous 11 contests.

“I’m just very disappointed for these kids. They wanted this one bad,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said. “We just couldn’t get focused on what we needed to do tonight. They played their guts out. We had a great second half and we had our chances. I’m not saying they’re more talented than us; they were more talented Friday night than we were.”


Boys fall to Marble Falls 69-61

Three Billies scored in double figures as the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team dropped its second straight contest to open the regular season, falling at home to Marble Falls, 69-61, Monday night.

Fredericksburg was to have played at Medina Valley Tuesday evening. Due to an early press time for the Thanksgiving holiday, results from the contest were not available prior to publication. Coverage of the Billies’ game against the Panthers will be included in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

After getting Friday off for Thanksgiving, the Billies will host Uvalde Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Clayton Braden scored 12 points, Kyle Reeh scored 11 and Austin Rodriguez scored 10 points in Monday’s loss to Marble Falls.


FHS girls finish 2-2 at Marble Falls tourney

It has been a busy week for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

The FHS varsity squad was in Marble Falls Thursday through Saturday for the American Bank of Texas Tournament, on the road to Liberty Hill on Monday night and back on the road to Kerrville on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, for a 6:30 p.m. game.

Playing Liberty Hill on Monday, the Billies came up short, 55-47.

At the tournament, the varsity girls went 2-2, defeating New Braunfels, 55-48, and Flour Bluff, 43-31, while falling to San Antonio O’Connor, 62-54, and Vista Ridge, 70-48.

After a short break for the Thanksgiving holidays, the FHS varsity squad will be on the road to Lago Vista on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a 6:30 p.m. game.


Liberty Hill 55, FHS 47

Monday, Nov. 25


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