FHS athletics year in review:2017

Billies win gold, silver medals in state competitions

A state championship doubles tennis team and plenty of silver moments highlighted Fredericksburg High School’s sports achievements in 2017.

Junior Broque Constantine and sophomore Claire Maxcey brought home a Class 4A mixed doubles state championship to lead Billies athletics.

The pair beat Spencer Lin and Ashley Smyser of Abilene Wylie, 6-2, 7-6 (3) to win gold May 18-19 in College Station.

Megan Daley and Hannah Boubel won silver medals at their respective state tournaments.

Daley finished as Class 4A’s runner up in the UIL State Track and Field Championships’ high jump competition.

Boubel advanced to her fourth straight girls’ singles tennis championship match and had a chance to win a fourth state gold, but was edged by Alexa Rice of Boerne, 6-4, 6-4.

Two FHS teams also finished second place in state competitions.

The boys’ golf team earned silver in the Class 4A state tournament and team tennis advanced to its third championship match in four years to take the runner-up spot.

FHS’ teams combined to win 10 district championships in 2017.

Boys’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ and girls’ golf, team tennis, boys’ cross country and volleyball won titles in their districts.

FHS also had seven athletes earn NCAA Division I scholarships by the end of 2017: Boubel (Army, tennis), Riggs Threadgill (LSU, baseball), Ryan Segner (Baylor, baseball), Bryce Raders (Utah State, track), Madi Wahrmund (Lafayette, volleyball), Aubrey Sultemeier (Ole Miss, volleyball) and Gabriel Reno (Cleveland State, lacrosse).

 

Girls’ basketball

The girls’ basketball team also went three rounds deep, losing to the Wharton Tigers, 53-45, in the Region IV-4A quarterfinals.

FHS, led by head coach Carrie Grona, knocked out Wimberley, 65-46, in bi-district and Freeport Brazosport, 54-39, in area.

The Billies went 30-7, which included a 9-0 mark on the way to the 28-4A championship.

Forward Abby Spurgin, who signed a scholarship to play basketball for West Texas A&M University, earned 28-4A’s district MVP honors.

Hannah Wilson — a St. Mary’s University signee — Mia Torres and Morgan McBee all landed on the districts’ first team.

Ashley Wipff was a second teamer and both Landry Moffett and Jessie Jarreau earned honorable mention.

Spurgin also was named to the San Antonio-Express News’ all-area team and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 4A all-state team.

Wilson and Torres were both named all-region.

 

Boys’ basketball

FHS boys’ basketball fell just short of a return to the Class 4A-Region IV Tournament.

The Billies lost to Wharton, 58-50, in the regional quarterfinals to end their season.

FHS went 23-11, including a 7-1 record in District 28-4A that led them to the outright district championship.

The Billies won their bi-district round game versus Austin Eastside Memorial, 68-51, and area round game against West Columbia, 61-51 prior to the Wharton game.

Class of 2017 graduate Levi Esensee won the district’s MVP award, current senior Sean Majors earned Defensive Player of the Year honors and graduate Langston James was newcomer of the year.

Tyler Kaman earned first-team all-district honors, and Jonathan Cleland and Cole Jenschke both were second teamers.

Daylon Nebgen was honorable mention.

Both Kaman and Esensee were TABC all-region players.

Head coach Tim Kaman is at the helm for FHS.

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