Sports Briefs, Nov. 17

November 17, 2012

FINAL HCN TOURNEY

OF 2012 WEDNESDAY

The fourth and final Hood County News Junior Golf Tournament of the year will be played Wednesday at Hidden Oaks Golf Course.

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

Contact Hidden Oaks at 817-279-1078.

LADY PIONEERS IMPROVE TO 2-0 ON HOOPS SEASON

Led by Shelby Lyle’s 17 points, the two-time defending TAPPS Class A state champion North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers defeated visiting Pilot Point 36-27 recently.

The Lady Pioneers (2-0) jumped out to a 12-5 lead after the first quarter, led 19-12 at the half and 26-16 after three.

Also for NCTA, Sara Etherington scored 9 points, Cynthia Rivas 6, Melissa Rivera 2, Jenni Chen 1, and Anna Strickland 1.

The Lady Pioneers were 12-for-20 from the free throw line.

NCTA is ranked eighth in the state among small private schools by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

OLYMPIC CHAMP CONSIDERING

HOME IN GRANBURY

Olympic gold medalist Mitch Gaylord said he and his wife are considering moving to Granbury.

They have been living in Fort Worth the past couple of years.

“We’ve had our eyes on Granbury. We love water,” said Gaylord.

“It’s the biggest thing I miss about California, the ocean.”

In the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Gaylord led the gold-medal-winning U.S. men’s gymnastics team, becoming the first American gymnast to score a perfect 10.00 in the Olympics. He also won the silver medal in vault, the bronze in parallel bars and the bronze in the rings.

In addition to his individual accolades, Gaylord led the US men’s gymnastics team to a gold medal in the team competition for the first and only time in Olympics history. The moment was heralded as a significant upset over the teams from China and Japan.

LADY PIRATES ENTER STATE VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS

The Granbury Lady Pirates entered the state volleyball rankings by the Texas Girls Coaches Association this week. Following their fourth consecutive regional quarterfinals appearance, Granbury (24-17) is tied for 17th in Class 4A.

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