Sports Briefs, April 27

April 27, 2013



The Granbury Pirates will begin spring football practices Wednesday, head coach Scotty Pugh said. They will go from 3:45-5:15 p.m. each day.

The Purple-Gold Game is scheduled for May 24, likely at Granbury Middle School due to the construction at Pirate Stadium.

Work began on the installation of a synthetic turf for Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium this week.

The Pirates are seeking a fourth consecutive playoff appearance, something that has only been done once before in school history (1965-68). They are coming off a 7-4 season, the most wins since 1998.


The Tolar rodeo team is in sixth place in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association standings following last weekend’s competition.

In the most recent rodeo, Victoria Alexander placed first in barrel racing and Katie Keith was first in breakaway roping. Hannah Wallace was fifth in breakaway and eighth in goat tying, and Bradyn Cryder took sixth in team roping and 10th in ribbon roping.

The team has two rodeos remaining before the finals May 17-19 at Will Rogers Coliseum.


Three members of the Granbury Pirates and two members of the Lady Pirates have been named All-District 7-4A following their performances in the recent district tournament.

For the Pirates, Travis Benson and Austin Kinsey were named first team, while Justin Largent was named second team.

Lady Pirates Chelsea Judge and Alexis Gapinski received second-team honors.


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 at Acton Middle School from 2-6 p.m. and at Granbury Middle School on Wednesday, May 22 from 2-6 p.m.

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.

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

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