Sports Briefs, June 15

June 15, 2013


The Granbury SEALS will host Olympic Day in conjunction with their first home swim meet of the summer on June 22 at the city pool.

Several Olympians will be on hand to sign autographs at the pool, including gold medal swimmers Doug Russell (he defeated Mark Spitz in the butterfly in 1968), Jim Montgomery (1976) and Ryan Berube (1996), track standout (1952-56, gold, silver and bronze), and 1976 Olympic weight lifter Sammy Walker (also president of the Southwest Olympians).

In addition, Matt Wood from the Dallas 2024 Olympic Bid Committee will be in attendance.

On display at the pool will be a collection of pins from the 1968, 1972 and 1996 Games in which local resident Eddie Lane was a trainer, along with Dana Vollmer’s Golden Goggle award from the 2012 London Olympics. There will also be a commemoration of SEALS coach Janet Steenberge into the Texas Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame.


Recent Granbury High graduate Matt Rose, will be on Channel 8 with Dale Hansen Sunday as he was recently chosen as one of Hansen’s Scholar-Athletes of the Week.

A segment featuring Rose will be on “Dale Hansen’s Sport Special” Sunday night following the 10 p.m. newscast.

Rose was a three-year member of the Granbury Pirate varsity soccer team and was named to the All-District 15-4A first team. He was also honored as academic all-state by the Texas Soccer Coaches Association. He helped the Pirates win district each season he was on varsity, including advancing four rounds deep in the playoffs this season.

Rose was also in the top 25 of his graduating class, participated in Texas Boys State, and is a Distinguished Scholar and UIL Scholar. He was honored as a Young Texan by the Granbury Optimist Club and was a member of the We The People state championship team that advanced to national competition.

Rose plans to study biology at Texas A&M.


Blair Kline of Harbor Lakes Golf Club competed in the Northern Texas PGA Western Championship at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. Competing in the Senior Division, he tied for 14th, shooting a 156 for two days (76-80).



The Granbury Open disc golf tournament will be held Saturday, June 29 at 9 a.m. at the city’s disc golf course.

The tournament benefits Doug Grossnickle of the Granbury Disc Golf Club. Proceeds will go to helping with his medical costs related to his battle with stage 4 lymphoma.

Amateurs will win merchandise, while professionals will win cash.

To register, visit or contact tournament director Grant Stanley at [email protected]



Hidden Oaks Golf Course will host Junior Golf Day each Wednesday through Aug. 14. This includes the Hood County News Junior Golf Tournaments on July 10, July 31, and Aug. 14.

Each Wednesday will include a clinic from 9:30-11 a.m., with optional course play to follow on non-tournament days. The schedule excludes July 3.

Hidden Oaks will also host Summer Junior Golf Camps June 18-20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and July 16-18 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. A tournament will follow each camp.

Cost for Junior Golf Days are $15 each. Junior Golf Camps are $60 each. Both camps and all Junior Golf Days are $200.

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Granbury Country Club will be hosting the First Tee Summer Camp the week of July 8-12 from 9-11 a.m.. The camp is for children ages 6-18.

PGA professionals and certified instructors will be teaching both a life skills curriculum and golf skills. Cost is $50 for one child, $75 for two, or $100 for a family.

The price includes the First Tee curriculum, golf instruction, golf shirt, golf equipment (if needed) and green fees. Scholarships are available, and no child will ever be turned away.

Registration is available online at under the Granbury location beginning Monday (June 10).


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

Texas state law requires operaters ages 13-17 complete the course. Many insurance companies will give discounts of up to 20 percent to boat owners who have completed the course.

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.

Parents attending with their child will not be charged unless they also want certification.

Each person receiving certification must provide a social security number.

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

Schedule of remaining Saturday classes: July 6, Aug. 3, 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.

Please include first and last names.

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