Sports Briefs, May 8

May 8, 2013



Granbury athletic director Dwight Butler recently received master certification from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association. It is the highest certification bestowed by the organization, with only a few hundred administrators throughout the nation reaching this level.

Butler has overseen GISD athletics and community education since 2005. He previously worked as A.D. and head football coach at Big Spring, along with stints in New Mexico, Monahans, Abilene Cooper and Levelland.


The Granbury New Car Dealers Association Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 7 at Harbor Lakes Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center and Kyle’s Care.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. tee time. The tournament is a four-person scramble.

Cost to enter is $125 per player. Each player will receive a golf shirt, golf shoes, sleeve of balls, lunch and other items.

There will also be longest drive and closest to the pin contests.

Contact April Kitching at 817-691-5725.


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

Friday, May 17, will feature a clinich 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.

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 during sessions sponsored by the Lake Granbury Medical Center.

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

These sessions are for students in grades 6-8. Students in grades 9-11 may also participate, but will be assigned a location and time by the athletic trainers.

Cost is $20 cash.

Athletic physicals are required by the University Interscholastic League and GISD and must be completed before a student may participate in any practices or games.

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.


The Granbury Cheetahs Special Olympics team is having a fundraiser May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Granbury Resort Conference Center, a the Third Annual Evening of Oriental Dance and Silent Auction.

For additional information about the Cheetahs and/or upcoming events, contact Sara Dickson at 817-408-6958.


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.

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. Minimum age to take the course is 12.

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

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