Sports Briefs, Jan. 16

January 16, 2013



After splitting a pair of games last week, the Granbury Lady Pirates fell from the Class 4A state rankings just a week after they returned to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings at No. 20.

Granbury (15-11, 6-1 in 7-4A) is in a three-way tie for first place in district. The Lady Pirates defeated Fort Worth Trimble Tech (20-5, 6-1) 51-49 at home, but lost 46-40 at home to Aledo (18-7, 6-1). Aledo then lost at home to Trimble Tech, 50-42.

However, while Granbury fell from the rankings, Trimble Tech climbed from 21 to 16 and Aledo, while falling from 15 to 18, remain ranked.

The Lipan Lady Indians (21-3, 3-0 in 17-A) remained No. 2 in Class A Division II. They were playing at No. 6 Strawn (21-5, 3-0) last night.

Lipan opened the season as the No. 1 team in Class A Division II.

Also ranked from the area are the North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers (15-2, 3-0 in TAPPS 2-A) are No. 13 among small private schools.

No area boys teams are ranked. However, in Lipan’s District 17-A, rival Huckabay (21-5, 1-0) is No. 5.

Trimble Tech, formerly No. 25 in 4A, fell from the rankings after a 57-56 loss to Wyatt.



A party to honor Granbury SEALS Swim Team coach Janet Steenberge’s induction into the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Hall of Fame is set for Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Acton Baptist Church.

The event will include a pot luck dinner, slide show presentation covering 23 years of SEALS with comments by current and former members of the team.

Steenberge founded the team and is the only coach it has ever had. She was chosen for induction into the hall of fame this past fall, along with four-time Olympic gold medalist and former SEAL Dana Vollmer.

Steenberge was Vollmer’s coach when the Olympian swam for the SEALS during the mid-late 1990s. She also helped coach her on the Fort Worth Area Swim Team prior to Vollmer winning her first gold medal in 2004 at the Olympics in Athens, Greece.

The induction takes place tomorrow night in Frisco.


Paula Marker made a hole-in-one at Nutcracker Golf Club recently, while Steve Green did the same at deCordova Bend Country Club.

Marker’s shot was on the 105-yard, par-3 11th hole Sunday. She used a pitching wedge, and her feat was witnessed by Linda Dauber, Chris Mershon and Jo Boyles.

Green aced the 135-yard, par-3 fifth hole with a 9-iron. Witnessinging were Ken Lemke, Fred Drysdale and Robin Edinboro.


All Granbury boys and girls, ages 10– 14, are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus Annual Free Throw Contest on Saturday, Jan. 27 at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church’s New Life Center.

The contest is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Awards and photos will immediately follow. All contestants will be recognized for their participation and will receive a certificate.

There is no entry fee. All winners advance to the next level of competition.


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 of sporting events to the Hood County News as soon as possible after the event is over. 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 2013 Granbury Pirates High School Youth Baseball Camp is scheduled for Feb. 16.

The camp is for youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 1. Participants are required to provide their own lunch.

Participants are expected to attend both sessions if they register. They will receive instruction from high school coaches and players on the drills in the GHS program.

Contact 817-243-4398.

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