FHS volleyball completes first week of season


Play starts with Kerrville Tivy Match today


High school volleyball practices have begun and the Fredericksburg High School varsity team is eager to start their season.

The team will be coached by Kaci Rittimann, who is in her third season with the team.

Practices began Aug. 1 ahead of the start of school.

“Practices have been going great, and I have been pleased with the work ethic and positive environment,” Rittimann said.

The team has focused on drill repetitions and basic volleyball fundamentals.

“We will be working a lot on serve, receiving and ball control ahead of the start of the season,” Rittimann said.

Over the weekend, the Billies played in two tournaments, at Wimberley and Kerrville Tivy.

Rittimann said scrimmages give the team a taste of game-like situations against other teams and help measure strengths and weaknesses.

“Scrimmages give us a good baseline of where we are and where to start and build from,” Rittimann said. “The weekend went well and I am pleased with the energy the girls had.”

The team sees six varsity returners and seven new varsity players.

The Billies face Tivy at 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 8, in Kerrville, in the team’s regular-season opener, and play in the Austin ISD tournament, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11.

Following the first day of school, FHS will host La Vernia at home with freshmen and junior varsity games at 5 p.m. and varsity following at 6 p.m.