Sports

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11
Mar

Longhorns stopped by thorndale 57-55 in regional quarterfinals

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper High School’s boys’ basketball season came to an agonizing conclusion Tuesday, March 3, as the Longhorns lost a 57-55 squeaker to Thorndale in the UIL Region IV-2A quarterfinals played at Burnet High School.

HHS, number one seed from District 27-2A, had advanced to Tuesday’s match-up after beating defending state champion Mumford by a 55-52 margin on Friday, Feb. 27, in area action. The game was played in the Liberty Hill High School gymnasium.

In the bi-district round involving other league schools, runner-up San Saba was defeated by Shiner, 61-57, while the third place school, Johnson City, suffered a 60-41 loss to Flatonia.

 

Thorndale 57, Harper 55

Tuesday, March 3

Region IV quarterfinals

Wed
11
Mar

Davis no-hits Roosevelt at Tivy tourney

By Austin R. Eck

 

Sophomore pitcher Wade Davis’ no hitter helped the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team find its stride in the first game of the 23rd Annual Hill Country Classic in Kerrville on March 6.

The Billies finished the tournament, which was delayed by poor weather, with a 2-2 record. FHS is now sitting on a 2-5 record to start the season.

FHS played Burnet on Monday, March 9, and San Antonio Christian on Tuesday night. Scores were not available as of press time. Complete results will be printed in the next issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

From Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, the Billies compete in the Wimberley Texan Classic. FHS plays St. Michael at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, and Magnolia, at 5 p.m. On the second day, Friday, FHS squares off against Bishop at 8 a.m. On Saturday, FHS concludes play against Wimberley at 4:30 p.m.

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11
Mar

Fickle weather forces Harper cancellations

 

By Danny Hirt

 

Poor weather conditions plagued the 13th-ranked Harper High School softball team for a second week, forcing cancellation of the March            3 game scheduled at Canyon Lake in Fischer.

In Friday action, Harper was topped by an 8-5 margin at Pleasanton.

Harper plays a district contest Friday when it travels to Johnson City, then will return home Tuesday to face Brackett. On both days, the varsity game starts at 6 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest.

 

Pleasanton 8, Harper 5

The Ladyhorns got behind early and couldn’t recover as they dropped an 8-5 non-district decision at Pleasanton on Friday.

The host Lady Eagles plated two runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the third before Harper managed to dent the scoreboard. In the top of the fourth, Logan Menzies’ sacrifice fly brought in Taya Beyer to make the score 6-1 in Pleasanton’s favor.

Wed
11
Mar

Horns split games in baseball tourney

By Danny Hirt

 

The Harper High School Longhorns picked up two wins in the last week, including Monday’s District 29-2A season opener at Junction.

Harper split the two games it played in the Johnson City Baseball Tournament held late last week. While Thursday’s games were played, weather forced cancellation of the remainder of the action.

HHS lost its opening game by a 7-4 margin, but managed to pick up a 5-4 nine-inning victory later in the day over Charlotte.

Up next for the Longhorns will be more tournament action when they travel to San Saba on Friday and Saturday. From there, Harper will host Center Point at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

Harper 12, Junction 2

The Longhorns scored four runs in the first two innings on its way to a 12-2 road victory at Junction Monday.

From there, HHS added 10 insurance runs in the last three frames to secure the decision.

Wed
04
Mar

Just one step away


Blake Tatsch weaves his way around a La Feria defender Thursday evening during the Billies' 47-30 area round victory at Beeville High School — Photo courtesy Beeville Bee-Picayune/Kevin J. Keller

By Matt Ward

Another regional tournament berth for Fredericksburg High School basketball may be looming as the Billies varsity boys bested La Feria 47-30 in a defensive-first area round contest held Thursday in Beeville.

Fredericksburg competed Tuesday evening against Sinton in the regional quarterfinals held at Floresville High School. Results from that match-up were not available as of press time.

The winner of Tuesday’s contest will advance to the Region IV-4A regional semifinals, set for Friday at 7:45 p.m. against the winner of La Marque and Brazosport. The Region IV-4A finals are slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Both regional tournament games will be held at the Steinke Center on the cam-pus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Wed
04
Mar

Billie boys remain perfect in district race

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer is still in line for a perfect District 28-4A record after defeating Wimberley, 2-1, on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Friday’s game against Canyon Lake was rescheduled due to inclement weather, and was replayed on Monday. FHS defeated Canyon Lake 7-1 on the road.

The Billies played Boerne on Tuesday, March 3, but full results were not available at press time. Results will be published in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

On Monday night, the boys traveled to Canyon Lake and handled their district foe with ease.

“The game played out real well,” coach Shannon Petsch said. “The players really played well and with a lot of confidence tonight, they have really come a long way since the beginning of the season.”

Wed
04
Mar

Track meets rained out with plan of makeup

The Fredericksburg High School track and field teams got an unexpected day off after the 27th Annual Bull-dog Relays in Burnet were cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

To make up for the lost meet, coach Dan Aldrich scheduled a new meet for the varsity teams. The Billies will compete on March 14 at Cedar Ridge High School.

The new meet will pit FHS against 5A and 6A teams.

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Wed
04
Mar

Longhorns top Mumford 55-52 in area playoffs

By Danny Hirt

After surviving a comeback scare by defending state champion Mumford, Harper High School’s boys’ basketball team grabbed a 55-52 decision in the Region IV area round played Friday night at Liberty Hill High School.

The Longhorns advanced to last night’s regional quarterfinal match-up against Thorndale played in Burnet. The score of that contest was not available by this week’s publication deadline.

Harper, District 27-2A’s number one-seeded team, was the only league school to advance in the playoffs. In the bi-district round, runner-up San Saba was defeated by Shiner, 61-57, while the third place school, Johnson City, suffered a 60-41 loss to Flatonia.

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04
Mar

Leaps & Bounds

After advancing to the regional tournament for the first time in 16 seasons, Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team lost to Brazosport 54-37.
The Billies started Friday’s Region IV-4A semifinals at Texas A&M-Kingsville in stride. The Billies clicked in the first quarter and found themselves trailing by three points after the first quarter.
In the second, Brazosport and Fredericksburg traded buckets, but FHS did not cut into Brazosport’s lead when the Exporters experienced foul trouble.

“We didn’t capitalize when No. 1 was out of the game with foul trouble in the second quarter,” coach Carrie Grona said.

After the halftime break, the Exporters were able to use all of their weapons and open their lead again.

“They went on a 9-0 run about four minutes in, and it was just enough for us not to be able to get back with the lack of shooting we were doing,” Grona said.

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04
Mar

Rocky start to season for FHS baseball

By Austin R. Eck

Weather has caused a bumpy start to Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball season. So far in the season, two games have been rescheduled and two canceled.
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, the game against Comfort was reset for Wednesday, March 4, at Comfort starting at 5 p.m.

Fredericksburg’s final game of round-robin play against Regents at the Fredericksburg Eberle-Boeck Tournament was canceled along with all Saturday contests.
Fredericksburg’s first regular season game against Burnet was pushed back a day due to weather. The Billies lost to the Bulldogs 15-0.

At the Eberle-Boeck tournament, Fredericksburg opened play with two Thursday game. FHS lost to McCallum 6-4 and Antonian 15-3.

The Billies continue pre-district schedule at the 23rd annual Hill Country Baseball Classic from Thursday to Saturday, March 5-7, in Kerrville.

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