Sports

Wed
04
Mar

Billie invitational washed out by rain

Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team hosted its tournament from Friday, Feb. 27, but weather prevented the draws from being completed.

“Weather was not conducive to seeing great tennis,” coach Randall King said. “The kids and coachers were troopers. We did our best to get in as much tennis as possible.”

Each division of the Battlin’ Billie Invitational was able to play one full round and some divisions started a second round before weather ended the tournament prematurely.

The varsity will compete in the Kerrville Tivy Invitational on March 5-7. Originally, the junior varsity team was scheduled to compete as well, but the weather forecast has canceled the junior varsity portion of the tournament.

Wed
04
Mar

Harper softball wins pair

By Danny Hirt

Despite ending early due to bad weather conditions, the Wimberley softball tournament proved to be good for the Harper varsity softball team as the Ladyhorns picked up a couple of Thursday wins.

After earning a razor-thin 3-2 decision over the hosts in the opening round, HHS lit up the base paths to stop Johnson City 14-0 in the nightcap.

Coming up next for the Ladyhorns will be action today (Wednesday) at Canyon Lake, starting at 7 p.m. The junior varsity squads will take the field first for a 5 p.m. contest.

Harper 14, Johnson City 0

Harper plated all of its runs in the first three innings to take a 14-0 decision over Johnson City in what proved to be the final game for both schools in the tournament.

Wed
25
Feb

Girls advance to regional tournament


Abby Spurgin (31) rises up for two of her game-high 23 points in the Billies’ 61-49 regional quarterfinal victory over Hondo Tuesday night at Boerne Champion High School. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Austin R. Eck and Matt Ward

Sixteen years ago, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team advanced to the regional tournament.

With a 61-49 victory over district rival Hondo Tuesday night, the Billies are finally returning to the regional tournament, just two wins away from state.

FHS will travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville Friday night for a 6 p.m. matchup against Brazosport. The winner will face either Liberty Hill or Boerne Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., also at A&M-Kingsville.

Wed
25
Feb

Boys win bi-district playoff

Eleven Billies scored in a relatively easy night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team powered past Poteet 82-49 Monday evening in the bi-district round at South San High School in San Antonio.

With the victory, FHS will advance to the area round and will face La Feria Thursday night in Beeville. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

FHS 82, Poteet 49

After some early struggles from the field to start the game, the District 29-4A champs caught fire from three-point range on their way to a 82-49 win over Poteet Monday.

Three Fredericksburg players — Kyle Reeh (17 points), Mark Rodriguez (12) and Elliot Hale (11) — scored in double figures for FHS in the victory.

Wed
25
Feb

Girls' track competes at home meet

A new season on a new track got underway on Saturday for the Fredericksburg High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ teams when they competed in the A.J. Loth Relays in FHS Stadium.

Saturday’s track and field meet did not follow a traditional format. Rather, the focus for the meet, according to head coach Dan Aldrich, was 13 relay events that included field event relays and running relays.

Aldrich explained that teams were scored only by their relay finish (first through fourth) with no point values. First-place medals were given to the relay winner of each race only.

“We started the season right as we expected and I am proud of how our teams competed on Saturday,” Aldrich said. “We have lots of work to do in the upcoming six weeks before district, but we are right on schedule with our athletes and are looking forward to traditional meets in the next few weeks as we continue to watch the improvements our kids are showing.”

Wed
25
Feb

Boys' track runs at home meet

The track and field season is in full swing after Fredericksburg High School hosted the A.J. Loth Relays on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The varsity and junior varsity boys’ track and field teams will compete at the 27th Annual Bulldog Relays at Burnet High School on Friday, Feb. 27. Field events start at 2:30 p.m. and running events start at 5:30 p.m.

FHS focused on 13 events that included field relays and running relays. While no team points were awarded, Fredericksburg High School saw its varsity boys’ team earn first place in four events, which included discus, high jump, long jump and distance medley relays.

The junior varsity squad was able to top six relays. The Billies won: pole vault, discus, long jump, shot put, triple jump and distance medley relays.

Wed
25
Feb

Netters fifth at Mason tourney

The Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team finished in fifth place at the Hill Country Classic in Mason on Feb. 20-21.

The Billies will host the Billie Invitational, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, at FHS and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Matches will begin at 8:30 a.m., both days.

Eight teams will compete this weekend. They are: Fredericksburg, Mason, Kerrville Tivy, Dripping Springs, Marble Falls, Midland Christian, Hondo and Alvarado. Each entry will play four matches.

Against a tough field in all divisions, Fredericksburg accumulated 114 points, which earned the Billies a fifth place finish.

“Competition was outstanding,” coach Randall King said.

The Billies only won one division. Hannah Boubel defeated Mason’s Ryli Ruffin, 6-1, 6-0, in the championship match to take the division.

Wed
25
Feb

Baseball to host weekend tourney

Fredericksburg High School will play host to the 29th Annual Eberle-Boeck Memorial Baseball Tournament on Feb. 26-28.

Along with the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team, Llano McCallum, Regents, Monahans and Antonian will be at the tournament.

Action starts on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. when Llano and Regent take the field. FHS plays a doubleheader with the first game at 4:30 p.m. against McCallum. The Billies finish the day against Antonio. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

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Wed
25
Feb

Softball falls 10-0 in opener

Billie softball got off to a rough start last week as the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team fell at Natalia 10-0.

Results from the weekend tournament at Kerrville Tivy were not made available as of press time. A contest at Canyon Lake scheduled for Tuesday was postponed until tonight due to weather concerns. FHS will then travel to Llano Tuesday evening. First pitch in both games is set for 7 p.m.

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Wed
25
Feb

Boys' soccer wins sixth straight

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team pushed its win streak to six after defeating Bandera, 3-1, on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The Billies (8-5, 5-0) played Wimberley on Tuesday. Full results of that contest will be in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

FHS plays Canyon Lake on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Fredericksburg. The varsity squad travels to Boerne to play the Greyhounds at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

The Billies started quick at home on Tuesday against the Bulldogs. After 40 minutes, FHS led 3-0.

Coach Shannon Petsch switched his goalkeepers after 60 minutes of play; Jonathan Espinoza completed the last 30 minutes of the game. Espinoza allowed one goal during his tenure in net.

FHS defeated Bandera 3-1. Offensive contributors for the Billies were Sammy Studebaker, Jose Meza and Cesar Limon, who each scored one goal. 

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