Sports Briefs

May 4, 2013


Brother Kennedy had a hole-in-one on the 139-yard, par-3 eighth hole at Pecan Plantation Country Club recently. Witnesses were Terry Roberts, Ray Barber, Kirk Andrews and Jim Crow.


Jim Long made a hole-in-one on the 158-yard, par-3 seventh hole at Nutcracker Golf Club recently. He used a 7-iron and his shot was witnessed by Cecil Long, Mike Miele and Marilyn Miele.


The Fifth Annual Hood County News Tennis Festival is scheduled for May 17-19 on the courts at Granbury High School and Pecan Plantation. The tournament will feature competition for juniors and adults.

Friday, May 17, will feature a clinich with games for younger players on Kids Night. There will be free pizza, soft drinks and prizes.

Saturday night will be a meet-and-greet session that will include a musical performance by the Chiappes Band. There will also be pizza and soft drinks, along with a raffle.

Deadline to enter is May 6. Entry fee is $5 for juniors and $20 for adults.

All proceeds go to the Granbury High Tennis Booster Club, HCNTF College Scholarship Program and Hood County youth organizations.

Contact Gonzalo Nunez at 682-225-6930 or [email protected]



The annual Hood County News Junior Golf Tournament series will resume this summer with four tournaments.

The first is scheduled for June 12, with two in July (10 and 31) and the final on Aug. 14.

The tournament is open for boys and girls ages 6-17.

Contact Josh at Hidden Oaks at 817-279-1078.


Students who will participate in the Granbury ISD athletic programs during the 2013-14 school year will have an opportunity to get their mandatory physical exams during sessions sponsored by the Lake Granbury Medical Center.

The exams will be given Wednesday, May 22 from 2-6 p.m. at Granbury Middle School.

These sessions are for students in grades 6-8. Students in grades 9-11 may also participate, but will be assigned a location and time by the athletic trainers.

Cost is $20 cash.

Athletic physicals are required by the University Interscholastic League and GISD and must be completed before a student may participate in any practices or games.

This event is not mandatory, and all parents and students have the option of completing this requirement at the medical provider of their choice.

Athletic physical packets must be completed by the parent or guardian prior to the exam. Forms are available at Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, AMS, GMS, both training at GHS, and the GISD athletic office. They may also be found on the GISD web site at

For more information, contact athletic trainers Andy Rankin at 817-408-4645 or Connie Rhodes at 817-408-4655.


Texas boater education certification courses are scheduled at Granbury Regional Airport. The seven-hour class is highly recommended for all boaters.

Texas state law requires operaters ages 13-17 complete the course. Many insurance companies will give discounts of up to 20 percent to boat owners who have completed the course.

Each class lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Reservations are recommended as classes are restricted to 20 students. Minors 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the minimum age to attend is 12.

Parents attending with their child will not be charged unless they also want certification Each person receiving certification must provide a social security number.

Contact 817-894-1912.

Schedule of remaining Saturday classes: June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7.

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