The Granbury Pirates defeated the visiting Burleson Centennial Spartans 4-3 in 13 innings Monday night at Tidwell Field on head coach Brad Eppler’s birthday. Pinch hitter Nash Beucher singled home Chance Turney with one out. Granbury (9-3-2 overall, 4-1 in District 8-5A) travels to district-leading and defending state champion Aledo Friday.
The Granbury Lady Pirates dropped a 12-5 home softball contest to Crowley Monday night. Granbury fell to 1-11 overall and 1-6 in District 8-5A.
Lance Ferguson struck out 12 as the Lipan Indians defeated Gordon 15-3 in 13-2A baseball Monday in Lipan. The Indians are now 1-3 overall and 1-3 in district.
The Granbury Pirates and Denton Broncos will meet in their Class 5A area (second) round soccer playoff Friday night at 7 p.m., an hour later than the originally scheduled time, at Chisholm Trail High School, 2576 Northwest College Dr. in Fort Worth. The Pirates (12-3-2) advanced with a 2-0 bidistrict victory against O.D. Wyatt, while the Broncos (15-1-2) defeated Carter Riverside 4-1. The match should feature great defense. Granbury is 5-0-1 in its past six games, outscoring their opponents 11-3 and securing the runner-up spot in tough District 8-5A. Denton has outscored its opponents 44-8, with three of those goals coming in the lone loss to Wichita Falls Rider. Tickets for the match are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
The Granbury Pirates rallied for three runs in the fifth inning to edge Joshua 4-3 in a District 8-5A baseball game at Joshua Friday. The Pirates (8-3-2 overall, 3-1 in district) won when Landon Gray scored on an error. Gray had two hits in the game. Saturday, the Pirates traveled to Stephenville and came home with an 8-4 victory as Wesley Case had two hits, including a double
Tolar pole vaulter Rodie Brister posted a pair of person-best vaults to finish seventh in his division at the prestigious Texas Relays at the University of Texas in Austin this weekend. His best vault of the day was 15 feet 1 inch, after he had earlier cleared 14-7.