Sports Briefs, Nov. 28

November 28, 2012


Alexis Carpenter, Rachael Perriello and Kristian Samaniego received most valuable player awards at the recent Granbury High cross country banquet.

Samaniego qualified for regionals individually for the GHS boys, while Carpenter and Perriello led the girls to a team berth at regionals.

Receiving the Fighting Heart Award were Adrianna Booth, Alex Hammond, Sebastian Sanchez and Jeff Shanahan.

Most improved for the varsity were Cindy Castaneda and Joe Norton. For the junior varsity, winners were Douglas Davilla, Brandon Martin and Cheyenne Rust.

Top newcomers recognized were Sarah Perriello and Andrew Reid. Four-year runners recognized were Joe Norton, John Norton, Judith Orellana, Ally Reid and Samaniego.


James Long made a hole-in-one on the 222-yard, par-3 13th hole at Nutcracker Golf Club recently. He used a 17-Degree Hybrid and his shot was witnessed by Cecil Long, Ross Carnes and Brad Montgomery.



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

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

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

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 U.S. men’s squad to a gold medal in team competition for the first and only time in Olympics history.

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