Sports Briefs, May 15

May 15, 2013


The Granbury High tennis team held its annual postseason party and presented team awards recently.

The girls doubles team of Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton were named the Lady Pirate Co-Most Valuable Players. They advanced to the 4A State Tournament, believed to be the first GHS players to reach state since Betty Degan won the 2A singles championship in 1962.

For the boys, the Pirate Co-MVPs are Joel Rodgers and Peter Mueller.

Also, Alyssa Tigner was honored for earning academic all-state recognition.

Granbury is coming off arguably its best season in school history, qualifying seven players for the regional tournament, qualifying for regionals in team tennis for a second straight season, and advancing two to state.

Other awards presented included:

Courage – Jessica Browning

Happy Camper Award – Josh Smith, D.J. Santiago, Megan Wright.

Lady Pirate Most Outstanding JV – Deanna Rupp, Elaina Berry, Chloe Counts, Keelyn Taylor,ordan Watson, Mackensie Kindel, Bailey Youngs.

Pirate Most Outstanding JV – Nick Sandelin, Eric Delaney, Gabe Nall, Bryten Otting, Brennan Ross, Zach Zagrocki.

Mixed Doubles Fall – Kate Bramlett/Peter Mueller.

Mixed Doubles Spring – Katey Singer/Joel Rodgers.

Pirate Doubles Fall – Joel Rodgers/Thomas Tigner, Chandler Chiappe/Noah Smith, Kolby West/D.J. Santiago.

Pirate Doubles Spring – Thomas Tigner/Chandler Chiappe, Trace Chiappe/Josh Smith.

Lady Pirate Award – Alyssa Tigner, Kasi Krieger.

Pirate Award – Peter Mueller, Chandler Chiappe, Thomas Tigner.

Lady Pirate Fighting Heart – Kasi Krieger, Alex Jenny.

Pirate Fighting Heart – Peter mueller, Noah Smith, Kolby West.

Pirate Newcomer – Thomas Tigner, Chandler Chiappe, Noah Smith.

Lady Pirate Newcomer – Alex Jenny, Keelyn Taylor, Katey Singer.

Lady Pirate Most Improved – Elizabeth Morton, Katey Singer, Elaina Berry.

Pirate Most improved – Nick Sandelin, Trace Chiappe, Josh Smith, Bryten Otting.

Alyssa Dix Memorial Sportsmanship Award – Nick Sandelin, Keelyn Taylor.

Lady Pirate Doubles Fall – Kasi Krieger/Elizbeth Morton, Megan Wright/Alyssa Tigner, Sophie Mullen/Fiona Murphy.

Lady Pirate Doubles Spring – Kate Bramlett/Elizabeth Morton, Megan Wright/Alyssa Tigner.


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.

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