Sports

Wed
11
Mar

Boys' soccer eyes district title with victory over Wimberley

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer could seal a District 28-4A championship with a win against Wimberley on Friday night.

In a dogfight against rival Boerne, the Billies came out with a 3-2 victory over the Greyhounds on Tuesday, March 3.

FHS (12-5, 9-0) continued its win-streak on Friday, March 6, with a 2-0 road victory over Bandera.

The Billies play at 7 p.m., Friday, March 13, at home against Wimberley. On Wednesday, March 18, FHS will play its last road game of the district season against Canyon Lake at 7 p.m.

In Boerne on Tuesday, Fredericksburg defended its position at the top of the District 28-4A standings by defeating the Greyhounds, 3-2.

A close contest, neither team was able to pull away, and the match was knotted at 1-1 after the first half. 

Wed
11
Mar

Billie netters improve with court time

The Kerrville Tivy Invitational provided a chance for Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team to get time on the court — something it has not gotten much of this year.

However, any rust is not showing in the games of several Billies, including Hannah Boubel and the doubles team of Parker Phillips/Sitman Wainwright, who managed to win their divisions at the Kerrville Tivy Invitational from March 6-8.

The Billies will host the Hill Country Championships on March 19-21 in Fredericksburg.

Weather has caused schedule changes and even forced the Billies to practice in the shelter of the gym, but the Billies continue to improve as the season wears on.

“We are still a little behind where we need to be overall due to weather and cancellation of the Billie Invitational, but we are making strides as the season progresses,” King said. 

Wed
11
Mar

Longhorns stopped by thorndale 57-55 in regional quarterfinals

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper High School’s boys’ basketball season came to an agonizing conclusion Tuesday, March 3, as the Longhorns lost a 57-55 squeaker to Thorndale in the UIL Region IV-2A quarterfinals played at Burnet High School.

HHS, number one seed from District 27-2A, had advanced to Tuesday’s match-up after beating defending state champion Mumford by a 55-52 margin on Friday, Feb. 27, in area action. The game was played in the Liberty Hill High School gymnasium.

In the bi-district round involving other league schools, runner-up San Saba was defeated by Shiner, 61-57, while the third place school, Johnson City, suffered a 60-41 loss to Flatonia.

 

Thorndale 57, Harper 55

Tuesday, March 3

Region IV quarterfinals

Wed
11
Mar

Davis no-hits Roosevelt at Tivy tourney

By Austin R. Eck

 

Sophomore pitcher Wade Davis’ no hitter helped the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team find its stride in the first game of the 23rd Annual Hill Country Classic in Kerrville on March 6.

The Billies finished the tournament, which was delayed by poor weather, with a 2-2 record. FHS is now sitting on a 2-5 record to start the season.

FHS played Burnet on Monday, March 9, and San Antonio Christian on Tuesday night. Scores were not available as of press time. Complete results will be printed in the next issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

From Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, the Billies compete in the Wimberley Texan Classic. FHS plays St. Michael at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, and Magnolia, at 5 p.m. On the second day, Friday, FHS squares off against Bishop at 8 a.m. On Saturday, FHS concludes play against Wimberley at 4:30 p.m.

Wed
11
Mar

Fickle weather forces Harper cancellations

 

By Danny Hirt

 

Poor weather conditions plagued the 13th-ranked Harper High School softball team for a second week, forcing cancellation of the March            3 game scheduled at Canyon Lake in Fischer.

In Friday action, Harper was topped by an 8-5 margin at Pleasanton.

Harper plays a district contest Friday when it travels to Johnson City, then will return home Tuesday to face Brackett. On both days, the varsity game starts at 6 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest.

 

Pleasanton 8, Harper 5

The Ladyhorns got behind early and couldn’t recover as they dropped an 8-5 non-district decision at Pleasanton on Friday.

The host Lady Eagles plated two runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the third before Harper managed to dent the scoreboard. In the top of the fourth, Logan Menzies’ sacrifice fly brought in Taya Beyer to make the score 6-1 in Pleasanton’s favor.

Wed
11
Mar

Horns split games in baseball tourney

By Danny Hirt

 

The Harper High School Longhorns picked up two wins in the last week, including Monday’s District 29-2A season opener at Junction.

Harper split the two games it played in the Johnson City Baseball Tournament held late last week. While Thursday’s games were played, weather forced cancellation of the remainder of the action.

HHS lost its opening game by a 7-4 margin, but managed to pick up a 5-4 nine-inning victory later in the day over Charlotte.

Up next for the Longhorns will be more tournament action when they travel to San Saba on Friday and Saturday. From there, Harper will host Center Point at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

Harper 12, Junction 2

The Longhorns scored four runs in the first two innings on its way to a 12-2 road victory at Junction Monday.

From there, HHS added 10 insurance runs in the last three frames to secure the decision.

Wed
04
Mar

Just one step away


Blake Tatsch weaves his way around a La Feria defender Thursday evening during the Billies' 47-30 area round victory at Beeville High School — Photo courtesy Beeville Bee-Picayune/Kevin J. Keller

By Matt Ward

Another regional tournament berth for Fredericksburg High School basketball may be looming as the Billies varsity boys bested La Feria 47-30 in a defensive-first area round contest held Thursday in Beeville.

Fredericksburg competed Tuesday evening against Sinton in the regional quarterfinals held at Floresville High School. Results from that match-up were not available as of press time.

The winner of Tuesday’s contest will advance to the Region IV-4A regional semifinals, set for Friday at 7:45 p.m. against the winner of La Marque and Brazosport. The Region IV-4A finals are slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Both regional tournament games will be held at the Steinke Center on the cam-pus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Wed
04
Mar

Billie boys remain perfect in district race

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer is still in line for a perfect District 28-4A record after defeating Wimberley, 2-1, on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Friday’s game against Canyon Lake was rescheduled due to inclement weather, and was replayed on Monday. FHS defeated Canyon Lake 7-1 on the road.

The Billies played Boerne on Tuesday, March 3, but full results were not available at press time. Results will be published in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

On Monday night, the boys traveled to Canyon Lake and handled their district foe with ease.

“The game played out real well,” coach Shannon Petsch said. “The players really played well and with a lot of confidence tonight, they have really come a long way since the beginning of the season.”

Wed
04
Mar

Track meets rained out with plan of makeup

The Fredericksburg High School track and field teams got an unexpected day off after the 27th Annual Bull-dog Relays in Burnet were cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

To make up for the lost meet, coach Dan Aldrich scheduled a new meet for the varsity teams. The Billies will compete on March 14 at Cedar Ridge High School.

The new meet will pit FHS against 5A and 6A teams.

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Wed
04
Mar

Longhorns top Mumford 55-52 in area playoffs

By Danny Hirt

After surviving a comeback scare by defending state champion Mumford, Harper High School’s boys’ basketball team grabbed a 55-52 decision in the Region IV area round played Friday night at Liberty Hill High School.

The Longhorns advanced to last night’s regional quarterfinal match-up against Thorndale played in Burnet. The score of that contest was not available by this week’s publication deadline.

Harper, District 27-2A’s number one-seeded team, was the only league school to advance in the playoffs. In the bi-district round, runner-up San Saba was defeated by Shiner, 61-57, while the third place school, Johnson City, suffered a 60-41 loss to Flatonia.

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