Sports

Wed
24
Jul

Eddie Behrends wins shootoff to take annual Vorfest title

Despite a 45-minute rain delay, the Gillespie County Schuetzenbund’s Vorfest was hosted Sunday, July 20, by the Hubertus Shooting Club at the Bear Creek range.

Eddie Behrends won in a three-way shoot-off in the centerfire competition with a 58, defeating Willie Frantzen (56) and Leland Ottmers (50) after all three competitors shot a 58 in the regular event.

Top rimfire competitor was Sharon Enderlin, who recorded a score just four points back at 54.

Vorfest serves as a precursor to the county’s biggest shooting draw of the year — the 118th Annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest — which will unite the county’s shooting clubs in competition on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4. The Hubertus Shooting Club will play host to this year’s event at the Bear Creek range.

The complete results of Vorfest shooters are as follows:

 

Schuetzenbund Vorfest

(* denotes rimfire shooters)

Wed
10
Jul

Pari-mutuel season off to fast start at fair grounds


SEEMINGLY battling it out for first and second in the seventh race of the July Fourth Weekend Race Meet on Saturday, July 6, these two horses were soon to be overshadowed in the final part of the home stretch by the Number 10 horse, "Jumpinjulesjenkins." At the final line, Number 1, "King Coydoede" did manage to hold its lead for second place over the Number 6 horse "South Senjet." — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

It was another fast start to the live pari-mutuel horse racing season at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds with the running of the July Fourth Weekend Race Meet.

A total of 22 races were run on Saturday and Sunday at the Class III facility to kick off the eight-day 2013 summer season.

The two-day meet at the five-eighths mile oval drew a total of 4,393 racing fans who wagered $307,474.

On Saturday, 2,938 fans wagered $173,158 and on Sunday, 1,455 fans wagered $134,316.

Of the $307,474 wagering handle, $240,158.20 was paid back to the bettors.

That included $135,507.10 on Saturday and $104,651.10 on Sunday.

Wed
10
Jul

FYBA all-stars slide into state, sectional tournaments

By Austin Eck

Fredericksburg Youth Baseball Association saw All-star teams advance to sectionals, falter in state contests and fail to advance out of district tournament play.

Junior Baseball, Minor and Major Softball All-stars continue their tournament play with sectional games.

Fredericksburg’s Intermediate Boys (50/70) Baseball All-star team advanced to state, the first time in over 20 years that a team has advanced that far, but lost its first two games.

Minor baseball All-stars were eliminated from district tournament play.

 

Junior Baseball

During the past week, FYBA Junior Baseball All-stars continued their district tournament.

On Monday night, July 1, they defeated the All-star team from Llano with an 8-7 win.

The winning pitcher was Hayden Schneider. The closer for Fredericksburg was Neil Loth. Together Schneider and Loth threw nine strikeouts.

Wed
10
Jul

Magazine picks Billies to make first playoff appearance since 2007

Projections for how the Fredericksburg, Harper and Heritage high school football teams will fare during the coming school year were announced recently in the 2013 issue of “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.”

Fredericksburg, which finished 5-5 (1-4 district) in 2012, is expected to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007 by finishing fourth in District 27-3A.

Recent changes to UIL rules will allow for a fourth team to make the playoffs in Class 3A, clearing the way for Fredericksburg’s projected finish.

Meanwhile, Harper is projected to fall short of the Class 1A-DI playoffs with a fifth place finish in Division’s I District 14-1A after the Longhorns went 1-9 (0-5 district) in 2012.

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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