When the rain from the sky finally subsided Thursday, Tidwell Field was raining runs as the Granbury Pirates routed visiting South Hills 12-2 Thursday.
The victory kept the Pirates (13-7 overall) tied atop the District 7-4A standings. Aledo, No. 4 in the state, and Arlington Heights were playing last night, with the winner moving into that tie.
So, for a 24-hour period, coach Brad Eppler’s team actually had sole possession of first place in district.… Read the rest
A little time off can be nice.
But in the case of the Granbury Pirates softball team, it can also be quite trying.
The Lady Pirates, who are chasing a high finish in the District 7-4A standings, were scheduled to play at O.D. Wyatt Tuesday.
The game was bumped back to Thursday because of a scheduling confusion with the Fort Worth school district.… Read the rest
In what has become a rite of spring, the Granbury Pirates qualified for their sixth consecutive trip to regionals by finishing second in the District 7-4A Tournament Wednesday and Thursday at Pecan Valley’s River Course.
Granbury Purple shot a two-day total of 618 (308-310) to take the runner-up spot by 13 shots over Aledo Orange. Aledo Black won district with a 607 (298-309).… Read the rest
Nothing wrong with a short night as long as you get the win.
The Lady Pirates did just that Friday as they easily disposed of visiting Southwest 15-0 in a District 7-4A softball game.
“It was a short night,” said Granbury coach Mallory Smith with a smile.
The Lady Pirates, improving to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in District 7-4A, dominated every phase of the contest.… Read the rest
WEATHERFORD – The Granbury Pirates and North Side Steers are both synonymous with postseason soccer success.
This season, however, it is the Steers who are still playing after eliminating the Pirates 5-2 in their Class 4A area (second round) match Friday at Kangaroo Stadium.
North Side (21-5-1), the District 13-4A runners-up, got a hat trick (three goals) from freshman Jose Hernandez.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates ran to a fourth-place finish at the Marshall Young Invitational track meet at Cleburne this past weekend.
The Lady Pirates scored 59 points. Waco Midway won with 115, followed by Everman with 106.
The Pirates were eighth among the boys, scoring 32 points. Midway also won that division with 153.5 points, well ahead of Everman with 82.… Read the rest
Before the District 7-4A baseball race got under way, it was widely expected to be a three-team race between Granbury, Arlington Heights and Aledo.
Midway through district, nothing is settled. After seven games, the Pirates, Bearcats and Yellowjackets are deadlocked, each at 6-1 in league play.
Granbury created the tie with a 5-2 home victory against Heights Friday.
“That’s as big a win as it gets,” said Granbury coach Brad Eppler.… Read the rest
As Granbury boys head soccer coach Doug Kissinger knows from experience, it’s how a team is playing NOW that counts most.
The Granbury Pirates, the fourth seed from District 15-4A, proved that again Tuesday night as they defeated 16-4A champion Mansfield Lake Ridge 2-0 in a bidistrict match at Pirate Stadium.
“Definitely, without a doubt it was our best game of the year,” said Kissinger, who knows a thing or two about great games, having played on the Pirates’ 1999 4A state championship team.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates were so close to being 6-0 in district.
Despite having given up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to allow Aledo to close within a run, if the Pirates could have gotten the final out they would have escaped with a road upset of the state’s No. 7 team.
They didn’t and they didn’t.
Aledo scored twice with two outs for a 4-3 victory in a District 7-4A baseball game Tuesday night.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates got a much-needed victory at home Tuesday, coming from behind to top Fort Worth Western Hills 10-6 in a District 7-4A contest.
With the win, the Lady Pirates (10-5 overall) moved into sole possession of third place in District 7-4A with a 5-2 league record. They trail Aledo (7-0) and South Hills (6-1), to whom their two losses have come.… Read the rest