Eagles hoops wins at Grace

By Danny Hirt
Heritage School picked up a smooth 73-30 varsity basketball victory at Grace Academy in Kerrville on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Next, the Eagles will play against Fredericksburg High School junior varsity on Friday, Dec. 18, in the FHS Gym, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Heritage JV faces the Billies’ freshman squad at 6 p.m.
The Heritage School boys’ varsity basketball team won all four games it played. More details will appear in next week’s newspaper.

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FHS CC makes all-district

Fredericksburg High School cross country runners earning honors recently included, from left, Clarissa Sanchez, Ian Kendrick and Mia Torres. Not pictured is the fourth honoree, Bethany Kendrick. — Submitted photo
Four Fredericksburg High School cross country runners have earned post-season honors.
Mia Torres, Clarissa Sanchez, Bethany Kendrick and Ian Kendrick were recognized.
•Torres was named to the 29-4A All-District Team and the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas (CCCAT) All-Region 4A Team.
In addition, Torres was named the Ms. Cross Country Award winner (most valuable player).
•Sanchez was named to the 29-4A All-District Team and the CCCAT All-Region 4A Team.
•Bethany Kendrick received 29-4A All-District Team honors and received the Ms. Battlin’ Billie Cross Country Award.
•Ian Kendrick was named to the 29-4A All-District Team and received the Mr. Cross Country Award (MVP).
In addition, 13 runners received Academic All-District honors.

Harper girls finish first at weekend tournament

Harper’s Mercy Garcia (22) struggles to gain possession of the ball before it goes out of bounds in Saturday’s final round of her school’s annual basketball tournament. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin
By Danny Hirt
After grabbing the championship trophy in its own annual tournament, the Harper High School girls’ varsity basketball team will head to another multi-school outing, this time in Medina, Thursday through Saturday.
Following that action, the Ladyhorns will host Bandera on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:15 p.m. A junior varsity game will tip off at 5 p.m.
Results of last night’s home game with Leakey were not known by this week’s press deadline.
Harper girls
basketball tournament
 (Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 3-5)
The host Harper girls’ varsity basketball team topped Menard, 49-37, in the final game of the Ladyhorns’ annual tournament Saturday to claim the championship title over the weekend.

Just keep swimming

Fredericksburg High School swim team member Eliana Ivers skims the water during the 500 yard freestyle at the Alamo Area High School Swim League (AAHSSL) Invite #3 meet on Friday, Nov. 20. Ivers placed fourth in the event. The next swim meet will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12 in Burnet. — Submitted photo

Billie varsity squad remains undefeated

Cole Bourgeois looks for an opening during the 63-41 win over Marble Falls. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team has remained undefeated after beating Medina Valley, 59-48, and Marble Falls, 63-41, last week.

The varsity Billies are now 4-0 on the season.

Head coach Tim Kaman said the Billies are doing well on the season, but there’s always room for improvement.

“We are still trying to figure out our identity on offense, but our defense needs to be our ‘bread and butter’,” Kaman said.

“We need to continue to improve our defensive rebounding and decision making.  As small as we are, we need to be active.  We cannot afford to stand around and watch the ball.  We need to attack the boards and get those 50-50 balls.”


FHS girls build steam despite loss

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team was starting to gain momentum, after winning, 60-31, on Nov. 23 over the Llano Yellowjackets, and again on Nov. 24 over the Lampasas Badgers, 49-40, but on Monday Nov. 30 they fell to La Vernia, 51-43.

“We have to be an inside/outside team this year and the players [are] starting to figure it out,” Head Coach Carrie Grona said. 

“The more our posts touch the ball, the more successful we will be this season.  We just need to stay focused.”


Thumping Llano

The Nov. 23 game at home against Llano was promising. The second quarter was the story as FHS outscored Llano, 23-5, building the lead they would maintain the rest of the game, winning, 60-31.

Abby Spurgin scored 30 points over the Yellowjackets and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double and FHS as a team shot 63 percent from the free throw line to complete the blowout.


Harper varsity boys top TCLA 59-44

Following Nov. 24’s 59-44 road win at Texas Leadership Charter Academy in San Angelo, the Harper High School boys’ varsity basketball team will host their annual tournament Thursday through Saturday.

(See related story elsewhere in this week’s sports section.)

The Longhorns will travel to Blanco on Tuesday, Dec. 8, for an 8 p.m. contest. The schools’ junior varsity squads will face off at 5 p.m.


Harper 59, TLCA 44

(Tuesday, Nov. 24)

Carson McKnight put in a 25-point performance on Tuesday, Nov. 24, netting seven three-point shots along the way, to help Harper defeat Texas Leadership Charter Academy in San Angelo.

He also hauled in 11 rebounds on the night.

Josh Sagraves sank five of seven free throws on his way to a nine-point effort.

Roger Perkins added to Harper’s defensive effort by picking up four steals.


Heritage Eagles boys earn Gateway hoops tourney title

Heritage won four of the five games it played in the San Antonio Gateway boys’ basketball tournament played Nov. 19-21 to earn the championship trophy.

The Eagles continue their schedule next Tuesday when they host Grace Academy at 7 p.m.


San Antonio Gateway

basketball tournament

 (Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21)

Despite losing their first game of the San Antonio Gateway tournament (a 48-40 decision to Castle Hills on Thursday, Nov. 19), the Heritage Eagles clawed back with victories in the next four contests to come away with the title crown.

The Eagles captured their second game by a 57-14 margin over Alamo Home School on Friday, Nov. 20, then topped River City Believers, 56-28, later in the day in the third round.


Ladyhorns stop Medina, host tournament later this week

After earning a pre-Thanksgiving 41-36 victory over Medina at home on Nov. 24, the Ladyhorns’ varsity basketball team from Harper High School will host its annual three-day basketball tournament starting Thursday.

Harper opens the tournament Thursday morning when it hosts Ingram at 9 a.m. in the Harper Independent School District gymnasium.

(More details about the tournament can be found elsewhere in this week’s sports section.)


Heritage ousted 40-30 in playoffs

Heritage’s Jackson Abel, left, and Skylar Kitzmiller try to block a San Marcos Hill Country conversion kick during Friday’s playoff game. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Danny Hirt —

When they met earlier in the year, San Marcos Hill Country Christian School stomped the Heritage Eagles by a 50-0 margin.

Although Friday’s rematch in the second round of the TAPPS 1A Division III six-man football playoffs was closer, the outcome was the same — San Marcos won, but by the smaller margin of 40-30.

The Rams (10-1) went on to win the District 3 regular season crown, with Seguin Lifegate finishing second and Heritage third.

Friday’s post-season contest was held on the Heritage field.

With Lifegate topping Bellville Faith, 45-0, on Friday, Seguin and San Marcos Hill Country will face off in the third round later this week.

San Marcos Hill Country Christian School 40, Heritage School 30; (Friday, Nov. 20)


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