Sports Briefs, May 11

May 11, 2013


The Granbury SEALS swim team has started registration for the upcoming summer season. Swimmers can sign up and try out on May 16 and May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center (City Park pool).

The first day of practice is June 3 for returning team members and June 4 for newcomers. The season begins June 8 at Trophy Club, with a meet at Weatherford June 14, and back-to-back in Granbury on June 22 and 29.

Texas Amateur Athletic Federation regionals are July 13-14 in Keller and TAAF State is July 25-28 in Corpus Christi.

Contact coach Janet Steenberge for more information, 817-326-2805.


Tony Morgan his his first career hole-in-one on the 140-yard, par-3 fifth hole at Pecan Plantation recently. He used an 8-iron, and his shot was witnessed by Robert Langford, Mike Rabun and Joe Gilliam.


The Hood County Flyers, a Texas Amateur Athletic Federation track club, is forming for summer competitiion. The team will consist of boys and girls ages 8-18 and will compete in TAAF meets around the area and state.

Cost is $25 per child, and each member will be responsible for the individual entrance fees, about $5 or $6 per meet.

Contact Wade Beard at 817-578-0115 or [email protected], Gregg Lee at [email protected], or Mike Pinkerton at [email protected]


The Granbury lady Pirates soccer team held their annual postseason banquet recently at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Kelci Slaughter was named the Lady Pirates’ Most Valuable Player. Mallory Bersi and Courtney Heathington were chosen as Co-Offensive MVPs, and Aubrey Caudle and Lily Middleton were selected Co-Defensive MVPs.

Other honors went to:

Hannah Hiler, Maggie McKenna, Fighting Heart Award; Marissa Baird, Newcomer Of The Year; Breanne Daly, Ariel Davila, Evan Jefferson, Hannah Phillips, Lydia Rife, Most Improved; Bersi, Caudle, slaughter, Leadership Award; Maggie Kirby, Rife, Ms. Hustle Award; Baird, Daly, Phillips, Rife, Shanda Solomon, Pack Mule Award; and Bersi and Middleton, West Texas Shootout All-Tournament.

Junior varsity honors included Hannah Backus, Purple Team MVP; Cindy Castaneda and Addison Winn, Purple Team Co-Offensive MVPs; Krystal Caudle and Lauren Wood, Purple Team Co-Defensive MVPs; Erick Mercado, Purple Team Most Improved; Dominique Hair, Makenna Martin and Hannah Winkleman, Purple Team Fighting Heart Award.

Yarit Tovar was named Gold Team MVP, Susan Espinosa received Gold Team Offensive MVP honors, Ismerelda was chosen Gold Team Defensive MVP, Vanessa Sandoval received Gold Team Most Improved, and Kimberly Flores won the Gold Team Fighting Heart Award.



Trever Field of Premier High School placed second in calf roping at the Nocona High School rodeo. The event is part of the North Texas High School Rodeo Association circuit.

Field had a time of 15.279 seconds, scoring 65 points.

The team roping duo of Tolar’s Bradyn Crider and Talon Spillman of Christian Light placed second with a time of 9.120 seconds, also scoring 65 points.

Katie Keith of Tolar scored 57 points in ribbon roping, posting a time of 10.832 seconds.


The Fifth Annual Hood County News Tennis Festival is scheduled for next Friday through Sunday (May 17-19) on the courts at Granbury High School and Pecan Plantation. The tournament will feature competition for juniors and adults.

Friday will feature a clinic with games for younger players on Kids Night. There will be free pizza, soft drinks and prizes.

Saturday night will be a meet-and-greet session that will include a musical performance by the Chiappes Band. There will also be pizza and soft drinks, along with a raffle.

Entry fee is $5 for juniors and $20 for adults.

All proceeds go to the Granbury High Tennis Booster Club, HCNTF College Scholarship Program and Hood County youth organizations.

Contact Gonzalo Nunez at 682-225-6930 or [email protected]



The annual Hood County News Junior Golf Tournament series will resume this summer with four tournaments.

The first is scheduled for June 12, with two in July (10 and 31) and the final on Aug. 14.

The tournament is open for boys and girls ages 6-17.

Contact Josh at Hidden Oaks at 817-279-1078.


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.

The exams will be given May 22 from 2-6 p.m. at Granbury Middle School.

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

For more information, contact athletic trainers Andy Rankin at 817-408-4645 or Connie Rhodes at 817-408-4655.

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