Sports Briefs

June 12, 2013


Recent Granbury High graduate Matt Rose, will be on Channel 8 with Dale Hansen Sunday as he was recently chosen as one of Hansen’s Scholar-Athletes of the Week.

A segment featuring Rose will be on “Dale Hansen’s Sport Special” Sunday night following the 10 p.m. newscast.

Rose was a three-year member of the Granbury Pirate varsity soccer team and was named to the All-District 15-4A first team. He was also honored as academic all-state by the Texas Soccer Coaches Association. He helped the Pirates win district each season he was on varsity, including advancing four rounds deep in the playoffs this season.

Rose was also in the top 25 of his graduating class, participated in Texas Boys State, and is a Distinguished Scholar and UIL Scholar. He was honored as a Young Texan by the Granbury Optimist Club and was a member of the We The People state championship team that advanced to national competition.

Rose plans to study biology at Texas A&M.


Truman Beasley made a hole-in-one on the 158-yard, par-3 seventh hole at Nutcracker Golf Club recently. He used an 8-iron. Witnesses were Gene Spaulding and Gary Dotter.


Outfielder Bailey Spencer, formerly with the Granbury Lady Pirates, was named to the NJCAA All-Region II Softball Team this season for Western Oklahoma State College.

Spencer, a freshman, helped the Pioneers to a 47-10 record and a berth in the Region II finals before falling to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for a berth in the NJCAA Softball World Series. The Pioneers were ranked 13th in the nation and NEO was 11th.

Spencer was among the team leaders in numerous categories, including second in hits (66), tied for second in runs batted in (43), third in doubles (13), third in slugging percentage (.551), third in stolen bases (10-of-11), and tied for third in home runs (10).

She also batted .333 with a .368 on-base percentage and 16 walks.

As a senior at Granbury, Spencer was named Class 4A All-State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and was an alternate for the 4A-5A All-Star Game. She was the District 7-4A Offensive Player of the Year after posting a batting average of .627 with a .672 on-base percentage, nine home runs and 39 RBIs.

All are believed to be GHS records.


Former Granbury Pirate pitcher Wade McClintock, a freshman, posted a 2-3 record for Wayland Baptist University (20-35) this season. He appeared in 18 games and was the starting pitcher in seven.

McClintock also had a save, pitched 41.2 innings, struck out 27 and walked 21.

As a senior, McClintock was one of the top pitchers in Granbury High history. He struck out 104 batters and walked just 16 in 75.2 innings, posting a 7-5 record.

McClintock had one of the most exciting victories ever for a Pirate pitcher. He threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Crowley to clinch a playoff berth.


The Granbury Open disc golf tournament will be held Saturday, June 29 at 9 a.m. at the city’s disc golf course.

The tournament benefits Doug Grossnickle of the Granbury Disc Golf Club. Proceeds will go to helping with his medical costs related to his battle with stage 4 lymphoma.

Amateurs will win merchandise, while professionals will win cash.

To register, visit or contact tournament director Grant Stanley at [email protected]


Hidden Oaks Golf Course will host Junior Golf Day each Wednesday through Aug. 14. This includes the Hood County News Junior Golf Tournaments on June 12, July 10, July 31, and Aug. 14.

Each Wednesday will include a clinic from 9:30-11 a.m., with optional course play to follow on non-tournament days. The schedule excludes July 3.

Hidden Oaks will also host Summer Junior Golf Camps June 18-20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and July 16-18 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. A tournament will follow each camp.

Cost for Junior Golf Days are $15 each. Junior Golf Camps are $60 each. Both camps and all Junior Golf Days are $200.

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Granbury Country Club will be hosting the First Tee Summer Camp the week of July 8-12 from 9-11 a.m.. The camp is for children ages 6-18.

PGA professionals and certified instructors will be teaching both a life skills curriculum and golf skills. Cost is $50 for one child, $75 for two, or $100 for a family.

The price includes the First Tee curriculum, golf instruction, golf shirt, golf equipment (if needed) and green fees. Scholarships are available, and no child will ever be turned away.

Registration is available online at under the Granbury location beginning Monday (June 10).


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.

Cost of the class is $20. Contact 817-894-1912.

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


Anyone wishing to have their team photo or a shot of an individual accomplishment published in the Hood County News sports section can submit it by mail or in person to our offices at 1501 S. Morgan St., Granbury, 76048, or by e-mail to [email protected].


Area coaches are asked to please report scores and information about events to the Hood County News. This information can be sent in a variety of forms.

To email, send to [email protected], fax to 817-279-8371 or by calling 817-456-6310.

Please include first and last names.


The Hood County News is updating its list of area athletes now playing in college. Please contact us with the name of the school and the sport.

Information can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 817-279-8371 or called to 817- 573-7066.

The Hood County News publishes alumni reports throughout the school year.

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