Sports Briefs, July 27

July 27, 2013

GRANBURY GOLFER COMPETES

AT WEST TEXAS AMATEUR

James Long of Granbury recently competed in the West Texas Amateur golf tournament at San Angelo Country Club. Playing in the Senior Division, he posted a 54-hole score of 232 (75-80-77) to tie for 20th.

BENSON, EAGLE COMPETE

IN NTPGA dallas EVENT

Granbury golfers Travis Benson and Heath Eagle paired up to compete in the North Texas Professional Golf Association Golf Pro-Junior Championship at the Dallas Athletic Club recently. Eagle, the professional at deCordova Bend, joined Benson, an amateur who will play for New Mexico State next season.

The duo shot an even-par 72 to tie for 20th.

BERRY RECORDS ACE

Damon Berry made a hole-in-one at Nutcracker Golf Club recently, acing the 135-yard, par-3 seventh hole. He used a 7-iron, and witnesses were Donna Berry and Bob McClinton.

NO THREE-PEAT TITLE

Hunter Hightower of Lipan saw his chances for a third consecutive national championship in cutting horse competition at the National High School Finals Rodeo slip away when he was unable to score in the second round. The calf got away, and while he was fourth place after the first round with a score of 144, he did not advance to Saturday’s short-go.

Hightower qualified for nationals by winning the state competition in Abilene for a second year in June.

GISD PHYSICALS NEARING

Students who will participate in Granbury ISD athletic programs during the 2013-14 school year will have an opportunity to get their mandatory physical examinations during sessions sponsored by Lake Granbury Medical Center from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday at Granbury Middle School.

Athletic physicals are required by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and GISD and must be completed before a student in grades 7-12 may participate in any practices or games.

Cost for the exam 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 own choice – a physician, a physician assistant licensed by the State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, a registered nurse as an advanced practice nurse by the Board of Nurse Examiners, or a doctor of chiropractic.

Athletic physical packets must be completed by the parent or guardian prior to the examination. Forms are available at the GISD athletic office and on the GISD website at www.granburyisd.org/piratesportsmedicine.

Athletic trainers will collect all completed forms at the conclusion of the exams and will be kept on file. Parents may request copies if needed, allowing 48-72 hours for processing.

For more information about the physicals, contact athletic trainers Andy Rankin at (817) 408-4645 or Connie Rhodes at (817) 408-4655.

FREE PHYSICALS OFFERED

BY RUTH’S PLACE

Ruth’s Place will offer free athletic physicals for qualifying Hood County students Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Granbury School District Conference Center on Bridge Street. The Hood County schools and the University Interscholastic League require students to receive an athletic physical examination prior to taking part in any practices or competitions.

Ruth’s Place doctors will provide the physicals. The event is part of Operation School Supplies, a local charitable organizagion that provides school supplies to needy Hood County children in Granbury or Tolar schools whose families are in economic need. Applications are available at www.granburyisd.org/schoolsupplies.

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