Sports Briefs, July 31

July 31, 2013


Gardner Davis made a hole-in-one on the 117-yard, par-3 third hole at Nutcracker Golf Club recently. He used a 9-iron, and his feat was witnessed by George Jeffers.


Granbury students who will be in grades 4-8 have a free opportunity to attend the Johnny Perkins Football Camp on Aug. 5-6, at the Pirate Pavilion at Granbury High School.

The camp is named for the GHS football great who went on to play in the National Football League.

The camp will be held 9-11 a.m. on both days. Leading the students will be head coach Scotty Pugh, along with both high school and middle school coaches.

Perkins, who passed away in April 2007, was an all-state running back at GHS and an All-American wide receiver at Abilene Christian University before being drafted by the New York Giants in 1977. He played in the NFL from 1977 until 1984, compiling 163 catches for 2,611 yards and 18 touchdowns. His professional career also included eight playoff receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

The field at Pirate Stadium was named in his honor in September 2007.



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


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, and the minimum age to attend is 12.

Each person receiving certification must provide a social security number.

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

The two remaining Saturday classes are this week (Aug. 3) and 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.

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