Granbury High School senior Morgan Northcutt used to practice shooting free throws with her eyes closed.
She wasn’t blind Tuesday night, but almost.
She got poked in the eye but still managed to sink her last two free throws of the evening, extending her streak to 51 consecutive made.
Northcutt led the Lady Pirates with 19 points in a scrappy 55-42 win over visiting and winless Mansfield.… Read the rest
WACO – Kevin Hennard took his time getting out of his football uniform Friday night.
It was the last time he would wear it.
For Hennard there will never be another football game in which he participates as a Granbury Pirate.
He, like several of his teammates, is a senior. Waco’s 56-21 victory at Floyd Casey Stadium ended their high school careers – careers that saw them become only the second group of seniors in Granbury history to make the playoffs in each of their high school seasons.… Read the rest
Led by Morgan Northcutt’s perfect performance at the free throw line, the Granbury Lady Pirates posted their first two basketball victories of the season Saturday in the Northwest Tournament.
Northcutt was 28-for-28 at the line and the Lady Pirates were 42-for-45 as a team in victories of 53-21 over O.D. Wyatt and 44-42 over Fossil Ridge.
“That kept us in the game against Fossil Ridge.… Read the rest
Amarillo ends dream of VB state tourney
ABILENE – The volleyball season lasted longer than ever for Granbury High.
However, it ended a week earlier than the Lady Pirates and their faithful had hoped for.
Perennial power Amarillo, a regular at the state tournament, ended Granbury’s bid for its first-ever berth at state with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 victory Saturday in the Class 4A Region I final at Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates fell to 0-2 on the young basketball season with a 31-28 home loss to rival Stephenville Tuesday.
Morgan Northcutt led Granbury with 10 points, while Bryce Frank grabbed eight rebounds.
The Lady Pirates were undone by a third quarter that saw them get outscored 8-2 by the Honeybees. Granbury had led 20-15 af the half.
“We just need more depth,” said coach Leta Andrews.… Read the rest
Rodney Dangerfield would no doubt have been a fan of the Granbury Pirates.
Because, like the late great comedian, they just don’t get their proper respect.
Granbury head coach Scotty Pugh said earlier this week that his Pirates (9-1) would enter last night’s Class 4A Division I bidistrict football game against Waco (7-3) at Baylor’s Floyd Casey Stadium as double-digit underdogs.… Read the rest
On the heels of the Granbury Pirates’ first bidistrict basketball appearance since 2000, head coach David Breazeale is wanting more.
And why not?
With three starters returning, along with three key reserves, the Pirates appear poised to make another run at the postseason – and perhaps advancing once they get there.
“This is the most starters I’ve had back since I’ve been here,” said Breazeale.… Read the rest
SAGINAW – In a season of firsts, the Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team pulled off the biggest first Tuesday night at Chisholm Trail High School.
When an attempted dink by Trophy Club Nelson went into the net, it signaled the end of the match and a step into history for the Lady Pirates.
The Lady Pirates won 22-25. 30-28, 18-25, 25-20, 18-16, advancing past the third round of the playoffs for the first time.… Read the rest
Big comeback lifts team to clutch win
What appeared to be their worst moment in the 2013 football season turned into their best for the Granbury Pirates Friday night on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium.
When Granbury’s Sam Allen tackled Arlington Heights’ Brennan Bibbs for a 1-yard loss in overtime, it sealed a 37-30 victory and capped a comeback from 16 points down in the fourth quarter.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates struggled offensively in their basketball season opener, falling 40-36 at Azle Friday.
Morgan Northcutt, the lone returning starter for Granbury, led her team with 21 points, while also grabbing seven rebounds.
On defense, the Lady Pirates looked solid, holding their hosts in check for most of the game. However, Granbury could not muster much itself until a 12-8 run over the course of the final quarter.… Read the rest