Sports

Wed
23
Mar

Harper takes three thirds at annual Longhorn Relays

By Danny Hirt —

With three overall third-place finishes (girls’ and boys’ varsity, and girls’ junior varsity), host Harper High School earned 11 first place medals — five junior varsity girls, three varsity girls, two boys’ varsity and one junior varsity boys — at its annual Longhorn Relays meet held Thursday.

For the girls’ varsity squad, Quinn Stevenson picked up first-place finishes in the 100-meter dash (12.90) and the 200-meter dash (27.22), while the relay team, made up of Brittany Schlueter, Logan Menzies, Mercy Garcia and Chrissie Bryant earned gold in the 4x200-meter relay event (1:54.64).

On the boys’ varsity side of the ledger, Jacob Fritz got first place in the 110-meter hurdles (15.69), while Austin Boerner ran the 400-meter dash in 53.45.

Wed
23
Mar

Longhorns split baseball games, travel to Ozona next Tuesday

By Danny Hirt

After defeating Eldorado, 6-1, on Friday, Harper High School’s varsity baseball team fell victim to Johnson City, 1-0, Monday.

The Longhorns will take a break at the end of this week and will not play again until Tuesday when they travel to Ozona for a 7 p.m. contest. The school’s junior varsity squads will square off at 4:30 p.m.

Johnson City 1, Harper 0  (Monday, March 21)

In the bottom half of the first inning, Johnson City’s lead-off batter managed to reach base and then eventually came around to score the game’s only run as the host Eagles topped Harper, 1-0, Monday night.

Each team collected four hits, but the Longhorns hurt their cause by committing a pair of errors.

Justin Jones went the distance on the mound for HHS, walking no one while striking out 11 Johnson City batters.

Wed
23
Mar

Ladyhorns add two more softball victories, Medina up next

By Danny Hirt —

The Harper Ladyhorns added two more softball victories during the past week, beating Johnson City, 4-3, on March 16 and defeating D’Hanis, 6-4, on Monday.

The season continues for Harper as the Ladyhorns travel to Medina on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game, followed Monday by a 6 p.m. home contest with Sabinal.

Harper 6, D’Hanis 4 (Friday, March 18)

Four runs in the bottom of the fourth frame proved to be the difference as Harper topped D’Hanis, 6-4.

Julia Mauldin, who replaced starter Shelby Koenig in the top of the second inning, struck out three and walked two others to pick up the win.

Meanwhile, Koenig and Dayzee Treiber both went 2-for-3 at the plate, with each picking up a run batted in. Mercy Garcia and Morgan Baethge also reached safely with a pair of base hits.

Wed
16
Mar

FHS varsity girls' soccer team battles weather in race for third


Girls’ soccer player for Fredericksburg High School Valeria Orama defends a Wimberley player as FHS players Jacquelin Gurrola (left) and Lucia Olvera guard her weak sides. The Billies lost to Wimberley, 2-0, dur-ing a downpour on Friday, March 11. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

By Richard Zowie

 

In its March 11 home game against Wimberley, Fredericksburg High School girls’ varsity soccer faced two “W” opponents — the weather and Wimberley.

“This was an amazing game played in some of the worst weather of the year,” said Coach Logan Minshew about the rain that fell during the game. “The girls did an amazing job and seemed to relish the fact that the rain continued to pour for the entire first half. The girls were ready for the increased ball speed on the turf and really tried to get Wimberley back on their heels.”

Despite Rebecca Sechrist’s five saves in 80 minutes as goalkeeper, Wimberley scored two runs and shut out Fredericksburg, 2-0.

The Billies are now 9-11-4 overall in varsity girls soccer, and 2-3-1 in district.

Wed
16
Mar

FHS undefeated in district play with a 5-0-1 record

Not losing a game since the end of January, the Fredericksburg High School boys’ varsity soccer team has remained strong throughout their season and is now 5-0-1 in District 29-4A play.

Last Friday, March 11, the boys defeated Wimberley at home, 6-1, and increased their season record to 10-6-3 while remaining first in their district.

Head coach Shannon Petsch said the rainy weather caused the team to have a slow start.

“We started out very slow the first 20 minutes, then our players started to hit their stride and scored four goals after we gave them a penalty kick and the early 1-0 lead,” Petsch said. “We responded very well and started to play. We scored two more in the second half to make it 6-1.”

The team is forming a strong connection at the perfect time of the season, Petsch said.

Wed
16
Mar

FHS varsity baseball rides three-game winning streak

One blowout and two close wins translated into three consecutive victories for Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ baseball in the Wimberley Tournament last weekend.

The Billies edged Magnolia, 1-0, and Caldwell, 9-8, on March 12 and prior to that, crushed Llano, 13-1, on March 11.

“We played much better,” said Coach Derrick Dietrich. “Pitching was good and we hit the ball when we needed to. “It was good for us to bounce back and get some confidence again.”

Next for the varsity team will be a home game at 6 p.m. Friday, March 18 against Brownwood, and then a Tuesday, March 22 road trip to Boerne that begins at 7 p.m.

 

FHS 1, Magnolia 0

The second-inning run Fredericksburg scored against Magnolia stood up as Ryan Segner allowed four hits and no runs over seven innings pitched to notch the 1-0 shutout on March 12.

Riggs Threadgill doubled and tripled for the Billies.

Wed
16
Mar

District begins Thursday for Billies' softball teams

In preparation for District 29-4A play this week, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team had to battle Mother Nature, changing schedules and strong opponents at the San Marcos Softball Tournament last weekend.

“We were going to play six games at the tournament,” said Coach Travis Hejl. “We ended up playing only three because of the weather.”

A strong weather warning by the National Weather Service caused tournament officials to postpone games last weekend in San Marcos. A thunderstorm brought rain and winds in excess of 30 miles per hour, with funnel clouds and lightning strikes Friday, March 11, according to the weather service.

“There were 36 teams in the tournament,” Hejl said. “I know about 10 that dropped out. We were anticipating not getting to play any games, but we got three in.”

Wed
16
Mar

FHS JV Red, White teams compete at Wimberley

Fredericksburg High School junior varsity baseball teams competed at the Wimberley Tournament with both teams splitting their games.

Junior Varsity Red also crushed Comfort, 35-3, on Feb. 29, while JV White pounded Burnet, 12-1, on Feb. 26.

The teams’ next games will be Friday, March 11, at home against Wimberley (White at 5 p.m., Red at 7 p.m.); Monday, March 14 at home against Boerne as White has a double header (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) then Tuesday, March 15 hosting Antonian (White at 11 a.m., Red at 1 p.m.)

 

JV Red 35, Comfort 3

In a Feb. 29 game that looked more like a blowout in football, the FHS JV Red Baseball team crushed Comfort, 35-3.

Dax Dietrich led Fredericksburg by going five for six with a double, three runs scored and three runs driven in.

Willy Sebera tripled thrice and drove in five runs while Shae Slaughter drove in six runs on four hits.

 

Hyde Park 9, JV Red 7

Wed
16
Mar

Heritage boys basketball team knocked out of TAPPS playoffs

By Danny Hirt

 

Heritage School’s dream of a TAPPS state 1A boys’ basketball championship went up in smoke Feb. 27 when Lubbock All-Saints topped the Eagles, 60-56, in the third round of the playoffs.

The game was played on the campus of McMurry University in Abilene.

Heritage had advanced to the All-Saints match-up by virtue of its 55-41 win over Fort Worth Covenant on Feb. 23.

 

Lubbock All-Saints 60,

Heritage School 56

 (Saturday, Feb. 27)

Jackson Shaver knocked down 32 points but it proved to be not enough as Heritage School lost to Lubbock All-Saints, 60-56, in the third round of the playoffs.

After playing three quarters of untraditional slow ball, the Eagles made a strong comeback bid that fell short in the closing moments.

Wed
16
Mar

Nine FHS boys' varsity players named to hoops all-district


Nine FHS boys’ varsity basketball players received honors for District 27-4A. Pictured are, bottom row from left, Levi Esensee (co-newcomer of the year), Cole Bourgeois (co-defensive player of the year), Tyler Kaman (first team) and Kyle Reeh (co-MVP). Top row, Blake Moffett (honorable mention), second team players Blake Tatsch and Elliot Hale, Luke Prado (first team) and Johnny Cleland (honorable mention). — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

Nine Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basket-ball team members have earned all-district honors for District 29-4A.

FHS senior Kyle Reeh was named district co-MVP.

Senior Cole Bourgeois was named as co-defensive player of the year and Levi Esensee was named co-newcomer.

First team all-district hon-orees are Luke Prado and Tyler Kaman. Blake Tatsch and Elliot Hale received second team all-district, while Blake Moffett and Johnny Cleland were named honorable mention.

Reeh led the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points per game (PPG), along with a season total of 47 rebounds, 67 assists, 45 steals and 3 blocks.

Bourgeois averaged 6.9 PPG, along with 76 rebounds, 88 assists, 79 steals and 9 blocks.

Esensee averaged 8.4 PPG, 50 rebounds, 35 assists, 36 steals and 2 blocks. He shot 74 percent from the free throw line. 

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