FHS Cross Country girls, boys finish third in Corpus Christi at 2015 Islander Splash

Fredericksburg High School’s top eight male and female runners competed in the 3A/4A divisions at the 2015 Islander Splash Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Texas A&M University -  Corpus Christi.

Overall, the girls placed third out of 29 teams and the boys were third out of 30 teams. The top three teams were presented plaques.

“Our main focus for the teams was to run on what will be the course site of our Region 4 Cross Country Meet on Oct. 26,” said head coach Dan Aldrich. “We wanted to give ourselves the opportunity to understand the race conditions that could be present later in our season if we are fortunate enough to qualify for regionals.”

Right now, Aldrich said, both teams are on pace to qualify again, but “each week can present new challenges and we must still perform at district when it counts.”


Johnson City surges past Longhorns 14-7, Harper goes to Mason Friday

By Danny Hirt

Different score, same result.

That’s where Harper High School’s varsity football team found itself following Friday’s 14-7 home loss at the hands of District 14-2A opponent Johnson City.

The setback was the fifth loss for the ’Horns at the campaign’s halfway point.

The Longhorns will try to crack into the win column this Friday, but the job will be difficult as they travel to always tough Mason for a 7:30 p.m. game.

Mason (5-0, 1-0) opened its league portion of the 2015 schedule last week by thrashing Sabinal, 63-0.

In the district’s third contest from last Friday, Center Point slipped past Brackett 28-26. Meanwhile, Junction took the night off with an open date.


Johnson City 14, Harper 7

Friday, Sept. 25


Harper volleyball team runs district mark to 4-0

By Danny Hirt


Harper High School’s varsity volleyball team continued its assault on its 2015 regular season schedule as it took two more victories in the past week.

After defeating Llano, 25-18, 25-10, 25-18, at home on Sept. 22 in a non-district contest, the Ladyhorns topped league opponent Johnson City, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21, on Friday.

Harper’s campaign continues when it hosts Utopia on Friday, starting at 4 p.m. with a junior varsity match, followed by varsity action at 5 p.m.

From there, the Ladyhorns (21-8, 4-0) travel to Junction on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. showdown. The schools’ junior high teams face off at 5 p.m., followed by a JV match at 6 p.m.

Results of last night’s home match with Center Point were not known by this week’s press deadline.


Three-set match goes

to Harper Ladyhorns

Friday, Sept. 25


Eagles defeat Medina, to host Rochelle Friday

By Danny Hirt


Heritage School amassed 374 total offensive yards — 196 on the ground and 178 through the air — as it rolled past Medina, 56-20, on the road Friday night, Sept. 25.

The Eagles return home this Friday to face another UIL school, Rochelle, with kick off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Rochelle (4-1) is currently ranked number five in the state among UIL Division 1 six-man teams as determined by


Heritage 56, Medina 20

Friday, Sept. 25

The Eagles (3-2) set the pace early, scoring two touchdowns in the opening period on their way to a 56-20 non-district victory.

Jacob Huser started things off with a one-yard touchdown plunge less than three minutes into the contest. His point-after kick was no good, leaving Heritage up by a 6-0 margin.


SMS Volleyball

Against Providence on Sept. 24, Megan Wahrmund (6) had two kills and three digs as St. Mary's "A" Team won the match, 25-18, 25-20 to improve their season record to 8-6. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie



‘A’ Team

SMS defeats Providence

25-18, 25-20

Sept. 24

Aces: Karlie Nebgen 4, Brittley Bowers 2, Taylor Erwin 2, Avery Stephens 1.

Kills: Nebgen 9, Stephens 6, Jaci Spies 2, Megan Wahrmund 2, Bowers 1.

Assists: Bowers 9, Spies 9.

Digs: Nebgen 3, Wahrmund 3, Bowers 2, Spies 2, Taylor Erwin 2, Stephens 1.

Record: 8-6.

Next Games: Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1-3, Providence Tournament, B, A TBA.


SMS defeats St. Anthony

25-15, 25-23

Sept. 22

Aces: Bowers 2, Erwin 2, Stephens 1, Negben 1, Wahrmund 1.

Kills: Stephens 7, Nebgen 5, Wahrmund 3, Bowers 1, Spies 1.

Assists: Spies 8, Bowers 3, Erwin 2.


Billies wrap up non-district play with upset of La Grange

Fredericksburg defenders bring down La Grange’s blue-chipper running back J.K. Dobbins. From left are Jordan Hartmann (20), Dylan Hellums (32), Garrett Brannan (50, hidden), Black Moffett (5) and Matt Blohn (54). – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (4-1, 0-0) turned more than a few heads in Class 4A football when they beat fifth-ranked La Grange (4-1, 0-0) 41-22 Friday night at home.

“I’m so proud of the coaches, the kids, the fans, everybody,” said coach Lance Moffett. “It’s a huge win for this program. It’s a huge win for the community.”

The Billies entered the fourth quarter with a 25-22 lead and the ball on the La Grange 33-yard line.

On fourth-and-two at the La Grange 24-yard line, Kyle Reeh ran three yards to get the first down.

Five plays later, Reeh sneaked in the end zone to give Fredericksburg the 32-22 lead after a Jacob Eckhardt extra point with 9:06 remaining on the game clock.

Fredericksburg’s defense forced La Grange to go for it on fourth-and-four at the Leopards’ 32.


Fredericksburg faces La Grange Friday night

Coach Lance Moffett congratulates left tackle Blake Vick after an FHS score. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

To be the best, one must play the best, and that’s what the Billies will do Friday night.

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (3-1, 0-0) will take on the fifth-ranked La Grange Leopards (4-0, 0-0) in the final non-district game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at FHS Stadium.

“That’s who we want to be,” said coach Lance Moffett. “That’s who we want to play so we can see how we measure up to teams like that. I know our kids are going to come to play Friday night.”

The Leopards entered the season with high expectations and are currently ranked fifth in the AP statewide high school Class 4A football poll.

But Moffett and the Billies aren’t intimidated by one of Class 4A’s top programs.


Billies blank Yellowjackets 27-0

Defensive back Caleb Wilkins (9) celebrates a third quarter interception with Jorge Contreras (24) and Chris De Loof (58) during the Billies' 27-0 road win over Llano on Friday. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

Friday was all about three’s.

The Fredericksburg high School varsity football team (3-1, 0-0) scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to get win number three against Llano (1-3, 0-0) on the road Friday night.

Coach Lance Moffett liked the way the Billies played in the bounce-back win against Llano.

“I’m extremely happy about the way we played,” Moffett said. “It was the best defensive game we played all season. We knew what they were going to do … when you’re prepared, you can play fast and take care of business.”

After a 0-0 start to the game, the Billies scored on four straight drives to make it a 27-0 game early in the fourth quarter.

The defense’s ability to force turnovers and keep Llano from scoring gave Fredericksburg time to generate offense after a slow start.


FHS paces cross country meet

Fredericksburg High School’s Ian Kendrick, left, and Cole Jenschke finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Competing on a “very tough course,” the four Fredericksburg High School teams ran in the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“Our teams performed well on the very tough course and we were even missing a few runners from our normal scoring groups the past few weeks,” head coach Dan Aldrich said.

“Despite the missing athletes, our teams stepped up to the challenge to fill the missing gaps which can happen on any given week.”

At the Fredericksburg Invitational, the girls ran a two-mile course and the boys ran a three-mile course.

This week, the top eight varsity runners will be traveling to Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi to run in the Islander Splash as the regional meet preview.

“For our varsity, this is the mid-season test we have been training for that will help us evaluate ourselves amongst the hopeful field of regional teams later in the year,” Aldrich said.


Billie netters top state champs Abilene Wylie 10-9 in Mason

By Joshua McKinney


The Billies found redemption from a state title rematch on Saturday.

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis beat defending 4A Team Tennis State Champion Abilene Wylie, 10-9, on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Mason High School.

Abilene Wylie and Fredericksburg faced off in the 2014 University Interscholastic League 4A State Team Tennis Championship, which the Bulldogs won 10-4.

 “The team needed this victory,” said coach Randall King. “We had been close last year, and were unable to maintain momentum. I think they learned that teamwork and each individual needs to contribute for a victory.”

King thought Fredericksburg played “more confidently” against a familiar opponent that happens to be one of the state’s top tennis programs.

That confidence should keep the Billies rolling toward goals established at the start of the season.


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