Sports

Thu
17
Apr

Softball clinches postseason berth

With a victory at Bandera Monday evening, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team can clinch a share of the District 27-3A championship as the Billies are tied with Bandera and Navarro at 6-3 in district play.

First pitch against Bandera, in a rescheduled game originally slated for Thursday, is set for 7 p.m.

Last night, FHS fell in eight innings to Wimberley 6-5, but clinched a playoff spot on Friday with a 1-0 victory over Navarro in eight innings.

The win over Navarro puts the Billies in a tie-breaker situation if both FHS and Navarro win in their final regular season game as the two schools will split the season series. Navarro defeated FHS 6-4 on March 25.

Wimberley 6, FHS 5

In their last home game this season, the Billies played Wimberley to a near-draw, thanks in large part to a pair of home runs by Camry Weinheimer, but fell to the Texans 6-5 in eight innings.

Thu
17
Apr

Baseball to face Wimberley Friday

With three games left on their schedule, the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will need to close out the regular season with a couple of victories to ensure a postseason berth.

Fredericksburg fell at home to Wimberley 7-4 last night after beating Navarro 4-0 on the road Friday.

The Billies are currently tied for fourth place with the winner of last night’s game between Bandera and Navarro.

In a scheduling change, FHS will travel to Wimberley on Friday night instead of the previously scheduled Thursday before heading to Bandera Tuesday. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. first pitch.

Thu
17
Apr

Harper track advances 21 to regionals

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School will send 21 members of its varsity track and field teams — 12 girls and nine boys — to the UIL Region IV championship meet slated for April 25-26 at Judson Stadium in San Antonio.

Qualification to the region level was determined by results from last week’s area meet held April 10 at Longhorn Stadium in Harper.

Thu
17
Apr

Harper softball wins district title

By Danny Hirt

For the first time in school history, the Harper High School softball team has earned the District 27-1A championship by virtue of its 11-1 home victory over Mason Tuesday evening.

The regular season concludes for the Ladyhorns Thursday when they host Junction at 6 p.m.

“I am so proud of the girls,” said Harper head coach Scott Vasquez of his players. “They are very focused at both practice and games. They are so coachable and have accepted their roles on the team.”

Last Friday, however, Harper tasted defeat at the hands of defending state UIL finalist Weimar by a 9-0 margin in a non-district road game.

For the second consecutive week, the Ladyhorns hold down the number 10 spot in the 1A poll conducted by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Thu
17
Apr

Harper baseball splits pair

By Danny Hirt

Struggling for a post-season playoff spot, the Harper High School varsity baseball team split its last two games, running its campaign record to 5-4 in District 27-1A action (11-10 overall).

After dropping a 10-7 decision at Mason on Friday, the Longhorns got back on the winning track by topping Menard last night on the road, 12-2.

Harper will observe an open date tomorrow (Thursday, April 17) before ending the regular season on Tuesday by hosting Ozona. The schools’ junior varsity squads will face off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Wed
09
Apr

In the hunt: wins keep postseason hopes alive for Billies


MACALAH JENSCHKE winds up Thursday evening during the Billies’ 9-7 victory over Bandera. The game was delayed until Saturday due to rain in the top of the fourth inning. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

Two big victories — including a rally to edge district leader Bandera in a rain-delayed game on Saturday — have kept the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team in the middle of the playoff race with three games left in the regular season.

Last night, Fredericksburg fell at Boerne 5-2 after defeating Bandera 9-7 Saturday and Canyon Lake 8-5 Friday night.

While complete district standings were unavailable as of press time, the Billies are within one game of district leaders Bandera and Navarro.

Boerne 5, FHS 2

Leading 2-1 until the bottom of the sixth, a four-run inning for the Greyhounds sealed Fredericksburg’s fate in a 5-2 road loss at Boerne Tuesday night.

Wed
09
Apr

Girls golf lines up district championship Tuesday


SENIOR KAYTLEN JAMES lines up her shot Tuesday morning, April 8, during the second round of the District 27-3A golf tournament at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course. James finished as the third medalist. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Region-bound to Corpus Christi on Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15, are both the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) girls’ and boys’ golf squads.

The Billie girls clinched the two-day title in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 27-3A Golf Tournament, while the FHS boys took second place.

“We are peaking at just the right time,” said FHS Coach Janie Guynes, yesterday, after her squad’s finish on the “home” links at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course.

First day rounds in the loop tourney were played at the Buckhorn Golf Course in Comfort, but a scheduling conflict at Bandera’s Flying L Golf Course forced second-day rounds to move to Fredericksburg’s city greens.

UIL Region IV-3A rounds will be played Monday and Tuesday in the Corpus Christi Area. Tee times are set for 9 a.m., daily.

Wed
09
Apr

FHS to compete at district meet today, tomorrow

Fredericksburg High School athletes are competing today and tomorrow in the District 27-3A track and field meet, which began this morning with the 3200 meter run and field events at Canyon Lake High School.

Running finals will be held tomorrow, Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m., beginning with the 4x100 meter relay.

Fredericksburg head coach Dan Aldrich said his team spent “four good days” last week preparing for the district meet.

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Wed
09
Apr

Billies rally late to edge Boerne

A crucial come-from-behind victory over fifth-ranked Boerne Friday night for the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team was marred by a pair of losses this week.

FHS fell at Boerne 15-1 on Thursday before a late rally on Friday gave them a 9-8 win over the Greyhounds at home. Last night, Fredericksburg fell at home to Navarro 7-4.

The Billies will travel to Navarro Friday night before hosting Wimberley on Tuesday. Both games are slated for a 7 p.m. first pitch.

Navarro 7, FHS 4

Allowing four unearned runs in the second inning, the Billies were unable to rally from an early deficit and fell 7-5 at home Tuesday night to Navarro.

Wed
09
Apr

Netters to send nine to regionals next week

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

The countdown is on for nine players on the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team who qualified for regional play next week.

Matches are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17, at the HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi.

Competing will be: district champs,  Sitman Wainright/Parker Phillips, and second-place winners, Josh Tree/Jake Pluenneke, in boys’ doubles; district champs, Grace Igarta/Myra Powell, in girls’ doubles; runners-up Matt Bain/Allison Vaughn, in mixed doubles, and district champ, Hannah Boubel, in girls’ singles.

“We continue to practice and prepare for regionals, trying to keep the kids sharp and fine-tune a few things, as well,” said FHS Coach Randall King.

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