Sports Briefs, Sept. 28

September 28, 2013



The First Players Partnership Golf Tournament is set for Oct. 12-13 at Harbor Lakes. The two-man best-ball 36-hole scramble tournament has a $500 entry fee that includes green fees, carts, range balls, food and awards.

Proceeds benefit the United Way of Hood County

Players must be age 18 or above. The field is limited to the first 100 entries. There will be a Championship Division and a Flighted Division, with players placed following the opening round.

Gift cards will be awarded as prizes. There will be tee gifts, a dinner/party, player evaluation, hole contests, and an optional skins game.

Sponsorships are also available beginning at $150 and ranging to $3,000.

Contact Dustin Sherill 817-437-3202, email [email protected], or visit the Harbor Lakes clubhouse.


The Granbury High varsity gold golf team competed at the Waterchase Classic in Fort Worth Tuesday. they were led by Riley Summer, who shot an 83.

Also for the Pirates, Blake Brown shot 97, Harrison Knight had a 99, Anson Wilson posted a 100, and Johnny Eckley came in with a 102.



While the tournament field is complete, there are still opportunities to contribute in the Sgt. Lance McLean Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament as Squaw Valley on Sept. 28.

The event will include a live auction, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds will benefit McLean’s surviving widow and their two young children.

The silent auction begins at 2 p.m. and the raffle drawing is at 3.

Participants in the auction and raffle do not have to be playing in the tournament to win prizes.


The Wounded Warrior Project will hold its annual golf tournament Oct. 4 at Squaw Valley Golf Club. The event will have an 11 a.m. registration and 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost is $125 per player, and $20 for lunch only. Hole sponsorships are available for $1,000, which includes tee box recognition, golf and lunch for four players.

Contact Joel Simmons at 817-573-8457.

The Wounded Warrior Project is designed to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help them help each other, and to provide unique, direct programs to help meet their needs.


The 2013 Chamber Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 18 at Harbor Lakes Golf Club. Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m. with the tournament having a 1 p.m. shotgun start. An awards dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $125 per player, and this includes green fees, cart, range balls, goody bag, lunch and snacks during and after play.

The format is a four-person scramble with gross and net trophies.

Mulligans are also available, and there will be a raffle for prizes. Sponsorships are available beginning at $25 and going up to $1,000.

Contact 817-573-1622.


The Hood County YMCA will host a Kids Triathlon on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. There are three divisions, Mini-Tri for ages 5 and up, Junior for ages 5-10, and Senior for ages 11-15.

There is also a Bonus Family Challenge Division that will feature one parent and one child combining times (parents race last).

The Mini-Tri will feature a 40-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and half-mile run. The Junior will have an 80-yard swim, 3-mile bike ride and half-mile run. The Senior will have a 160-yard swim, 6-mile bike ride and 1-mile run.

The event begins at 2 p.m. with packet pickup and transition opening at noon. Cost is $30 per child, $25 per child for team registration (minimum of 10 per team) and $50 for family competition.

Preparation clinics will be held Saturday and again on Oct. 5 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $1o0 for YMCA members or $25 for non-members.

Contact Holly Martin at [email protected] or 817-573-7159.


The Joseph’s Locker 5K run is set for Oct. 12 at 7 a.m. at Shanley Park. Entry fee is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the race. This includes a T-shirt.

Donations of non-perishable food items will also be accepted the day of the race.

Register online at, or contact Melanie Graft at 817-676-3886 or [email protected]


The Granbury High Cross County Booster Club is hosting a 1-mile fun and 5K at Granbury Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 5 in connectiion wtih homecoming weekend festivities. There is no registration or entry fee, but donations are welcome.

The fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:15.


Anyone wishing to have their team photo or a shot of an individual accomplishment published in the Hood County News sports section is invited to submit it. You can do so by mail or in person to our offices at 1501 S. Morgan St., Granbury, 76048, or by e-mail to [email protected]


Area coaches are asked to please report scores and information about events to the Hood County News. To email, send to [email protected], fax to 817-279-8371 or by calling 817-456-6310.


As the new school year approaches, the Hood County News is updating its list of athletes from local schools who are now playing in college. If you know of an athlete, please contact us at [email protected]

Throughout the year, the HCN publishes alumni reports updating readers on how these athletes are doing at their respective schools.

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