Sports Briefs

August 14, 2013



The Granbury Pirate cross country team will begin the fall season with practice the week before school starts. Team members will meet at 6:30 a.m. on Aug.19-23 at the Pirate Pavilion.

A parent information meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug.29 at 5:30 the GHS Lecture Hall.

During the season, runners will participate in meets at Keller Fossil Ridge, Crowley, Irving, Lubbock, Haltom City, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and Stephenville before a District 7-4A warmup competition on Oct. 22 at a site to be announced. The District 7-4A contest will be Oct. 26 at the Tarrant County Resource Connection in Fort Worth.

The cross country district mirrors the same district for football and basketball with Granbury competing against Aledo, Fort Worth Arlington Heights, Fort Worth South Hills, Fort Worth Southwest, Fort Worth Trimble Tech, Fort Worth Western Hills, and Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt.

Additional information is available on the GHS website at



The First Annual Sgt. Lance McLean Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 28 at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose. The four-person scramble will have 8 a.m. registration with an 8:30 a.m. start.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be a live auction and prizes for a hole-in-one ($15,000), overall champions, longest drive and closest to the pin. There will also be bonus rounds at various holes, limited mulligans for purchase, door prizes and a raffle.

Cost is $100 per person. Those without a team will be placed on a team.

Sponsors are also sought. Gold Level is $500, Diamond Level is $1,000, and Platinum Level is $1,500, the latter of which includes a team entry and other perks.

McLean, a Hood County deputy, was fatally shot in late June in an incident that resulted in a shootout.

For more information, contact Melissa Meroney at 817-579-3337 or Pat Felan at 817-517-9866.



Two Granbury athletes received awards recently for finishing as the top performers in a seven-week summer performance course for middle and high school students. The group of 150 athletes participated in two-hour training sessions four times each week.

Star of the Year awards were presented to Granbury High senior Joel Venecia and Crossland Ninth Grade Center freshman Isaiah Evans.


Everett Frizzell, a member of deCordova Bend Country Club, made a hole on that course’s par-3 13th hole recently. Witnesses were Terry Stamper and Harold Goodgion.


The Sgt. First Class Riley G. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund Fun Run/5K is scheduled for Sept. 28 at 301 Rock Church Highway in Tolar. The fun run will start at 4:30 p.m., with the 5K at 5.

Cost for the fun run is $10 or $15 wtih a T-shirt. Cost fot the 5K is $20 or $25 after Sept. 8, and this includes a T-shirt and official chip time.

Register at or contact [email protected] Facebook SGT 1st Classi Riley G. Stephens Memorial Fund.

Stephens was killed on Sept. 28, 2012 in the war in Afghanistan.


The Greater Granbury Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host a fund raising golf tournament in support of the Granbury High School USMC JROTC unit.

The tournament will be held at Pecan Plantation beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will be used to help fund cadet activities such as leadership training and character building opportunities, as well as various material and equipment needs of the GHS JROTC unit not normally funded by the GISD.

Additionally, some of the proceeds will be designated to support scholarship awards for qualified graduating cadets to attend college or advanced technical training schools as appropriate.

The tournament will feature prizes for best scores, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one contests, as well as other prizes up for bid. Entry fee is $65 per person or $260 per four-person team. Sponsorship donations are also available, with gold level sponsors receiving a team entry.

Informational brochures and entry forms can be found at most golf courses in the Granbury and Glen Rose area. Contact V.B. Corn at 817-579-5689, 817-572-2645, or 325-203-1799.


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

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.

Each person receiving certification must provide a social security number.

Contact 817-894-1912.

The program has one remaining on Sept. 7.

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