Sports

Wed
29
Oct

Longhorns earn big homecoming football victory

Jayden Baumann scored a pair of rushing touchdowns to help Harper High School’s varsity football team defeat Center Point 21-7 on Homecoming night.

The win broke a five-game losing streak by the Longhorns (1-3, 3-5) and brought them out of the cellar in the District 14-2A Division I standings.

Harper stays busy in league action this Friday as it travels to Junction for a 7:30 p.m. encounter. The Longhorns close out the regular season on Nov. 7 by hosting the Brackett Tigers.

Other league scores showed district leader Mason crunching visiting Brackett by a 59-0 margin, and Junction topping Sabinal 13-6.

Johnson City, unbeaten in league play, observed an open date this past Friday. The Eagles will host Mason this Friday in what amounts to the district’s championship contest.

Harper 21, Center Point 7

Wed
29
Oct

Ladyhorns volleyball unbeaten in district; heading to bi-district playoffs

By Danny Hirt

Harper capped a perfect volleyball district season by defeating Utopia on the road Tuesday in three games — 25-15, 25-17, 25-18.

The Ladyhorns (12-0 in league play, 24-8 overall) will enter 2A Region IV area action next week by playing the winner of the Weimar versus Burton bi-district contest.

 HHS is currently ranked 18th in the weekly Texas Girls Coaches Association poll for 2A volleyball teams.

Harper defeat Utopia

The Ladyhorns kept the pressure turned up all night as they took three games at Utopia.

Courtney Ahrns and Brianna Way were Harper's top diggers with 15 apiece, while Macie Lumpkins added another 11.

Ahrns also recorded 10 kills.

 

Wed
29
Oct

Harper cross country succeeds at district

By Danny Hirt

Five cross country teams from Harper High School — including both varsity girls’ and boys’ squads — captured first place titles at Wednesday's district meet held at San Saba.

With the victories, the two Harper varsity squads will now take part in the UIL Region IV-2A competition slated for Saturday at the National Shooting Complex, 2 Gass Road, in San Antonio.

The girls will start at 12:45 p.m., while the boys go at 1:10 p.m.

In addition to varsity wins at district, the junior varsity boys and the eighth grade girls and boys squads also earned first place honors, while the girls' JV group finished in second place.

Two varsity girls — Payton Reid and Rachel Maner — finished their two-mile race in second and fourth places, respectively, while Drew Stracke and Micah Middleton took second and third, respectively, in the boys' varsity competition.

Wed
29
Oct

Guynes, Freberg win 2014 FLGA championship

The Fredericksburg Ladies’ Golf Association held its 2014 Championship Friday-Saturday with Janie Guynes taking the top prize.

The event was played at the Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course.

Guynes shot a 71 the first day and a 76 the second day for a 147. Her score earned her Low Gross Champion honors.

Diane Henry’s 149 score earned her Second Gross honors. She shot a 77 the first day and a 72 the second day.

Pauline Freberg of Denver was the Low Net Champion with a score of 158. She shot an 80 the first day and a 78 the second day.

Net score is a golfer’s score after handicap strokes have been deducted. With gross score, there is no handicap.

Stephanie Dukes earned Second Net. She shot a 100 the first day and 91 the second day for a 191 total.

Other golfer results were:

Laurie Mayfield, who shot a 90 and an 83 for a 173 total.

Donna Henke, who shot an 84 and 91 for a 175.

Wed
22
Oct

District champs – Billies win first volleyball title in school history


Senior Kiersten Kott stretches out for a dig as Payton Robertson looks on during the Billies' three-set sweep of Hondo Friday evening. Fredericksburg's five-set victory at Boerne Tuesday clinched FHS its first district volleyball title in school history. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

For the first time in school history, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team stands alone atop their district.

With a hotly contested, five-set victory at rival Boerne Tuesday evening, the Billies clinched the District 29-4A championship for the first volleyball title in school history.

“What an unbelievable high school volleyball match. The first district championship will certainly be one we will never forget,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “This accomplishment is not just about this team. It’s about every team and every kid that came through our program before this season. We’ve been blessed to coach some great kids here, great role models to the younger kids about what it takes to be competitive, committed student athletes. This is not something that just happened last night. It’s been a journey and a process.” 

Wed
22
Oct

FHS volleyball standout returns home


Brittany Henke takes advantage of a timeout during a recent Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grade volleyball game to stratagize and talk to her players. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Austin R. Eck

With Billie volleyball earning its first district championship with last night’s win over Boerne, members of the team have cemented a spot in Fredericksburg High School history.

The volleyball program this year welcomed a familiar face back, who also her place in FHS athletics’ history, into fold.

New Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grade “A” coach Brittany Henke (then Brittany Herbort) was a key member of the 2007 FHS volleyball team, the first Fredericksburg volleyball team to compete in the playoffs.

Making the playoffs in 2007 began as goal in the preseason.

“We talked years and years about being the first team to put a playoff banner in the gym,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “Every team before that set the playoffs as a goal.  The 2007 team accomplished it.”

As the season progressed, the playoff berth became more likely.

Wed
22
Oct

Billies fall, 38-20, to rival Boerne Friday


Senior cornerback Mason Clark eyes a Greyhound receiver on the move Friday night during the Billies' 38-20 road loss at Boerne. Clark leads District 14-4A Division I with seven interceptions in six games. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

From whistle to whistle, the rivalry between Fredericksburg High School and their district foe, Boerne, is as intense and hostile as it gets in high school athletics and extends from sports to sport all year long.

The Billies and the Greyhounds simply don’t like each other very much, at least during play.

However, it’s situations like what occurred following the FHS varsity football team’s 38-20 loss in Boerne that exemplify the unique rivalry between the two schools.

Just as has been done every week prior this season, Fredericksburg senior defensive end Braden Bowers leads both the Billies and their opponent in a student organized post-game prayer at midfield, a sign of mutual respect and best wishes between the two schools.

A difficult loss at Fredericksburg’s biggest rival didn’t stop the ceremony from occurring.

 

Wed
22
Oct

FHS tennis drops two matches on Saturday, beats Copperas Cove

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team lost its two Saturday matches, but it earned a victory on Tuesday.

After a quick change in scheduling, Fredericksburg played Abilene High School and San Angelo Central on Saturday instead of playing dual matches against San Angelo Central and Kerrville Tivy like originally planned.

The change in scheduling gave the Billies a chance to play against larger schools and to challenge themselves, head coach Randall King said.

Fredericksburg dropped both of its matches in Kerrville, but King found a positive takeaway as FHS played some of its best tennis of the year on Saturday, he said.

The Battlin’ Billies lost to Abilene 10-9 and San Angelo Central 10-1.

Earlier in the week, the Billies traveled to Llano to square off against Copperas Cove. The Billies took that match 10-1.

Wed
22
Oct

Runners ready for District 29-4A championship today in Bandera

By Austin R. Eck

After competing in the Harper-Kerrville-Fredericksurg Tri-Meet this past week, the Fredericksburg High School cross country team will run at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 29-4A meet today at Bandera City Park.  

For the Billies to advance to the next phase of competition, the UIL Region IV-4A, they will need to finish in the top three positions at the district meet to advance.

With the UIL realignment that took place this past year, the Billies’ district became more competitive.

Last year, five out of the six girls’ cross country teams now in Fredericksburg’s district advanced to their respective regional meet. Four of the five finished top 10 at the meet. For the boys’ teams, five out six teams advanced to the regional meet and all of the five teams placed in the top 10. 

 

Wed
22
Oct

Dr Pepper Open hosts region's best

Fredericksburg played host to the 29th Annual Fredericksburg Dr Pepper Classic Open last weekend.

Several players from Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas finished the tourney as champions, runners up or consolation title takes.

Brownwood’s Jay White earned the championship for the men’s singles division after defeating Carter Tannehill from Marble Falls 6-2, 6-3.  

Jacob Williams from Bandera earned consolation honors.

 

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