Sports

Wed
07
May

FHS softball falls at area

The top-ranked 3A team in Texas proved to be too much for the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team as the Billies fell 12-0 to La Grange Thursday evening at Austin Westlake High School.

Fredericksburg finished the season at 22-12, winning a bi-district championship over Pleasanton last week.

“I was very proud of this team coming together in my first year,” FHS head coach Mitchel Etzel said. “We had many kids in new positions and new to varsity. The seniors were great leaders all year long. We just unfortunately were in a tough draw versus La Grange.”

The Leopards hit a pair of home runs on their way to a six-run first inning.

“Our pitching and defense stepped up in the second and third to hold the potent offense scoreless,” Etzel said.

Wed
07
May

Harper softball edges Benavides

By Danny Hirt

You’ll have to excuse the Harper High School softball team if its coaches and fans don’t have any fingernails left.

After all, the Ladyhorns won two out of three games in the Region IV area round of the post-season playoffs by the narrowest of margins.

Following Thursday’s 1-0 loss to host Benavides on a seventh inning home run, Harper fought back to win the next two contests 2-1 on Friday, then 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

All three games were played at Pearsall High School.

The Ladyhorns will now advance to the regional quarterfinal round to face fellow District 29 opponent Center Point in another best-of-three series that begins Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Tivy High School field in Kerrville.

The second game will be played immediately following the first game. A third contest, if needed, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the same location.

Wed
30
Apr

Boubel wins state singles title


UIL State 3A Tennis Tournament champion Hannah Boubel (center) is congratulated by her parents, Ben and Wendy, at the conclusion of the state meet on Tuesday, April 29. — Photo courtesy Sharon Phillips

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Fredericksburg High School freshman Hannah Boubel won the state tennis title yesterday, April, 29, but only after sheer determination helped her overcome one of her biggest challenges on the court to do so.

Boubel brought home the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 3A State Tennis Tournament girls’ singles division trophy after dominating three consecutive state matches over two days at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station.

On Monday, April 28, she faced Lufkin Hudson’s Kristina Johnson in the quarterfinals opener. “That first match, I was a little nervous,” recalled Boubel about her debut in the state arena.

After calming herself, she was able to oust Johnson, 6-2, 6-0.

Wed
30
Apr

Texas' best titles target for five Billies

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team was also represented at the UIL State 3A Tennis Tournament in College Station on Monday, April 28, by four other state qualifiers.

Sitman Wainwright and Parker Phillips competed in the boys’ doubles draw, while Myra Powell and Grace Igarta partnered up in the girls’ doubles division.

Phillips/Wainwright eked out a 7-6(6), 7-5 edge over College Station’s Kyle Miller/Noah Jean in the opening quarterfinals.

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Wed
30
Apr

Three Billies advance to state meet in track and field

Three Fredericksburg High School athletes will go up against some of Texas’ best when they compete in the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10.

Making a return visit to the state meet that will be held at Mike Myers Stadium on the University of Texas at Austin campus will be junior Sam Studebaker in the 800 meter run.

Sophomores Lauren Smith will be competing in the pole vault and Chase Whiting will run in the 100 meter hurdles.

“We are excited that Sam is returning to state again and this year we hope to continue to improve from his performance last year now that he has gained the state experience,” said head track coach Dan Aldrich.

“For both Lauren and Chase as sophomores and first time state appearances, we are focused to gain the vital experience for future years and have our best performance of the season to see where we finish,” Aldrich said.

Wed
30
Apr

Billie golfers finish fifth at state


Lorin Flores lines up her opening tee shot Monday during the first round at the UIL State 3A Golf Tournament. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Fredericksburg High School’s girls’ and boys’ golf teams won twin fifth places in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State 3A Golf Tournament.

Both teams did an “outstanding” job over the two-day contest held Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort course in Bastrop, according to FHS Coach Janie Guynes.

“I’m very proud of both of these teams,” she said once the final holes were complete last night.

While the Billie squads both won regional championships for the first time in the FHS program’s history back on April 15 in Corpus Christi, the state course posed a tougher challenge for the FHS shooters.

“It’s long and there were just more hazards and very tough greens. The greens were extremely fast,” Guynes said.

Wed
30
Apr

Billies to face top-ranked La Grange in area round

The Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team advanced to the area round of University Interscholastic League playoffs after sweeping Pleasanton in a best-of-three series, 8-7 and 9-2, over the weekend in bi-district play at Boerne Champion High School.

The Billies will face the state’s top-ranked 3A team, 32-1 La Grange, in a one-game playoff in the area round Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at Austin Westlake High School.

The Leopards advanced to the area round after defeating Needville 12-2 Friday evening in bi-district play.

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Wed
30
Apr

La Vernia first test for FHS in postseason

An 8-5 win over Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon allowed the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team to clinch a playoff berth after ending the regular season in a three-way tie for third place with Canyon Lake and Navarro.

The Billies will face La Vernia on the road Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the bi-district playoffs. La Vernia’s game facility is not located on the high school campus and can be found at 137 County Road 340 in La Vernia.

Fredericksburg forced a three-way tie for third place with a pair of wins over Bandera last week as FHS defeated the Bulldogs 15-3 on the road April 22 and a 7-0 home win on Friday.

After besting Canyon Lake in the first tie-breaker game on Saturday, FHS fell to Navarro 9-2.

Wed
30
Apr

Longhorns defeat Ozona 5-3; fail to make baseball playoffs

By Danny Hirt —

Despite beating Ozona at home April 22 by a 5-3 score in the season finale for both schools, the Harper High School varsity baseball team finds itself out of the playoff picture.

The Longhorns (6-4, 12-10) ended the 2014 campaign tied with Mason for third place, but Mason will advance because it holds the tie-breaker edge over Harper (only the district’s top three teams make it to the post-season action).

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

Wed
30
Apr

Ladyhorns to send eight to state meet

Harper High School’s girls’ track team won last weekend’s Region IV-1A championship and will send five representatives — Sydney Collins, Megan Myers, Payton Reid and Taylor Reid in 200-meter and 400-meter relays, and Logan White who set a meet record in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.28 — to the UIL state meet set for May 9-10 in Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

While the Longhorn boys’ team finished 15th in the overall team standings, it will send two members to the state championship — Brayden Hagendorf (who registered a mark of 6’ in the high jump) and Micah Middleton (tied for fourth in the high jump).

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