Sports

Wed
22
Oct

'Flight Night' slated Friday at Heritage

By Danny Hirt

Flight Night activities will be held later this week at Heritage School, culminating with Friday night's six-man football game against visiting San Antonio New Life.

Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Flight Night, the school’s version of homecoming, begins Thursday evening with a bonfire and pep rally starting at 7 p.m.

Coaches and other school officials will address those fans attending the event, and will other best wishes to the girls’ volleyball team as Lady Eagles look for a spot in the TAPPS post-season playoffs.

Also at Thursday’s event, members of the Heritage junior high school football team will be recognized as they prepare for Saturday's South Texas Football Conference championship game against Austin Veritas. That contest will be played at San Antonio The Winston, starting at 7 p.m.

 

Wed
22
Oct

Eagles hold off San Marcos 38-24 Friday night

By Danny Hirt

Two fourth quarter Heritage School touchdowns proved to be the difference as the Eagles topped host San Marcos Hill Country Christian School by a 38-24 margin Friday night in six-man football action.

Heritage now turns its attention to this Friday’s TAPPS District 3, Division III opponent San Antonio New Life on Flight Night, with kick-off set for 7:30 p.m.

With the victory, the Eagles (2-0, 5-3) maintain their number one position in the poll conducted by sixmanfootball.com.

Heritage 38, San Marcos Hill Country 24

In a see-saw battle that produced three tied scores, Heritage was able to get its passing game firing on all cylinders, especially in the final period.

 

Wed
22
Oct

Servant leadership — Heritage coach Shipman focuses on turning out quality young men

By Danny Hirt

Back in 2002, Tim Shipman made a decision to cut down — or eliminate altogether — his coaching duties at Fredericksburg Middle School in order to concentrate on his classroom responsibilities.

Little did he know that he was about to embark on a journey that would land him several state football championships and “Coach of the Year” accolades.

“I wanted to focus on horticulture,” he said, adding that he’d been heavily involved with that program at FMS. He’d also helped coach sports at the school for three years.

But it was in 2002 that John Akin, representing nearby Heritage School, asked Shipman if he’d be interesting in coaching the new six-man football program being started there.

As is his manner, Shipman politely turned down the offer (“I’d never even seen a six-man game before.’), but later agreed to stop by a couple of practices to lend a little bit of advice.

Wed
22
Oct

Heritage volleyball earns trip to playoffs

Heritage School’s varsity girls volleyball team defeated Seguin Lifegate twice during the last week, first winning on Thursday in three straight games (25-7, 25-19, 25-11), then taking last night’s match, also in three (25-20, 25-17, 26-24).

The two victories helped Heritage earn a ticket to the TAPPS post-season action.

The Lady Eagles will host Sonora in a non-district match on Tuesday to close out the 2014 regular season. Action will get underway at 5 p.m.

TAPPS post-season playoffs begin in early November.

Thursday victory

Abby Sauer and Christina Harpold provided double-digit point serves (13 and 12, respectively — to help the Lady Eagles defeat visiting Seguin Lifegate by scores of 25-7, 25-19 and 25-11.

 

Wed
22
Oct

Ladyhorns volleyball perfect in district

By Danny Hirt

The Harper varsity volleyball team split its two most recent matches, falling in four games to non-district Boerne Geneva on Friday (17-25, 25-16, 13-25, 15-25) but regrouping Tuesday to capture a league contest at Johnson City by scores of 25-13, 25-12 and 25-18.

Two games remain on the Ladyhorns’ regular season schedule, starting with Friday's home match against Center Point at 5 p.m. (a junior varsity contest will be played at 4 p.m.) and Tuesday's match-up at Utopia slated for 6 p.m. (JVs play at 5 p.m.).

Harper tops Johnson City

Macie Lumpkins picked up 21 assists and Courtney Ahrns collected 15 kills to help the Ladyhorns (22-8, 10-0) defeat Johnson City on the road Tuesday.

 

Wed
15
Oct

Billies pull away in 14-4A win


Quarterback Kyle Reeh comes out of his jersey while racing for extra yardage during the Billies' 21-14 win over Bandera in the District 14-4A Division I opener for both schools. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

 

Junior quarterback Kyle Reeh gashed the Bulldog defense for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team held off Bandera 21-14 at home in the first District 14-4A Division I contest for both schools.

“We started off running a lot of outside zone and in the second half, they started to change up their defense,” Reeh said after the game. “The bye week really helped us this week.”

Expecting the Bulldogs to pull out all the stops, head coach Lance Moffett pulled a fast one of his own, calling an onside kick on the opening kickoff recovered by Mac Jeffers to give FHS early momentum.

“(Looking at the film), we thought for two weeks that we could run the onside on them,” Moffett said. “Coach (Dusty) Gibbs did a great job coaching up the kickoff team.”

Wed
15
Oct

Eighth-ranked Billies remain perfect in district


Fredericksburg’s Aubrey Sultemeier slams home a kill against the Bandera Bulldogs during the second set of Tuesday night’s matchup. The varsity volleyball team defeated the Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-12 and 25-14. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Another trip to the postseason will be in the future for the eighth-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team as the Billies all but locked up a playoff spot Tuesday night with a three set win over Bandera 25-20, 25-12, 25-14.

On Friday, FHS swept third place Devine on the road 25-18, 25-16, 25-21.

Fredericksburg will host Hondo Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. before traveling to second place rival Boerne Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

 

Bandera win

Fredericksburg opened the second round of District 29-4A play with a 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of Bandera at home Tuesday.

 “We had a sloppy start to the match. Bandera had two of their best players out with injuries and I think it affected the way we started the match,” head coach Jason Roemer said. “We were expecting a different Bandera team and it took about three-fourths of a set for us to make adjustments.”

Wed
15
Oct

Heritage gils set to host 'Senior Night' Thursday

By Danny Hirt

 

Heritage School won a varsity girls’ district volleyball match last Thursday, topping host Cornerstone in San Angelo in three games — 25-14, 25-8, 25-19.

The Lady Eagles will continue in league action tomorrow night (Thursday, Oct. 16) when they host Seguin Lifegate at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at Fredericksburg First Baptist Church. The match, designated as Senior Recognition Night, will be the last regular season home contest for Heritage.

 

Lady Eagles win match at San Angelo Cornerstone

Christina Harpold supplied 15 point serves — with three of them being aces — to pace the Lady Eagles' victory at San Angelo Cornerstone Thursday.

Abby Sauer kicked in 11 assists while Harpold, Sydney Richburg and Sarah Andrews each contributed eight digs.

Wed
15
Oct

Runners finsih in top three at Lampasas

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School cross country teams all finished in the top three of their respective divisions at the Lampasas Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 9.

The Billies will run today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Harper-Kerrville-Fredericksburg Tri-Meet, a practice meet to help all the schools prepare for their district meets.

All high school boys will start at 3:30 p.m., at 4 p.m. high school girls start and all middle school boys and girls start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Varsity boys’

The varsity boys’ team’s day started with a hiccup. The boys were confused about the race time, and some of the team was not prepared to the start the race at the schedule time.

“Rather than letting a few race, I made the decision to pull the few who were ready, and race them all together in the 5A-6A division racing later,” head coach Dan Aldrich said.

Wed
15
Oct

Eagles mount comeback in 40-20 win over Lifegate

By Danny Hirt

The Heritage Eagles overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit — reeling off 40 unanswered points in the process — to grab a 40-20 six-man football victory at District 3, Division III, rival Seguin Lifegate Friday night.

Parker Pattillo provided much of the fireworks for the Eagles, pounding out 237 rushing yards on 30 carries and scoring three touchdowns.

The win left Heritage (1-0, 4-3) in a two-way tie with San Marcos Hill Country Christian School (1-0, 4-2) in the league standings.

The Eagles will battle it out with Hill Country for district supremacy this Friday, Oct. 17, when the two schools clash in San Marcos, starting at 7:30 p.m.

With the win, Heritage remains in the number one spot in the TAPPS Division III standings as set by www.sixmanfootball.com.

Heritage 40,

Seguin Lifegate 20

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