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GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

April 9, 2014
GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

Living up to her name, Granbury Lady Pirate softball pitcher Kristen was, well, right on the money this past weekend.

Money, a freshman, was nothing short of dominant as the Lady Pirates defeated visiting Arlington Heights 11-0 at home Friday and won 16-0 at O.D. Wyatt Saturday.

In the win over Heights, Money pitched a one-hitter.

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Pirates, Hickey chasing 7-4A title

April 9, 2014
Pirates, Hickey chasing 7-4A title

The formula has worked for ages.

Give a team a star player and a cast of good, solid teammates and championships are there for the taking.

Such is the case with the Granbury Pirates baseball team this season.

Entering last night’s game at O.D. Wyatt in Fort Worth, the Pirates (13-7 overall, 7-1) were tied for first place in District 7-4A with Arlington Heights (11-7, 7-1).

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Prepping for district

April 9, 2014
Prepping for district

Cadence Chiappe of the Granbury High School tennis team goes through drills at a recent practice. The team was competing in the District 7-4A Tennis Tournament at TCU at press time. The top two finishers in each event will advance to the 4A Region I Tournament in Abilene April 14-15.

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Lady Pirate basketball awards

April 9, 2014
Lady Pirate basketball awards

These members of the Granbury Lady Pirates received the top team awards at the team’s recent banquet. (From left) Bryce Frank was named Offensive MVP and was also the team’s rebound leader, Morgan was chosen overall team MVP, Whitley Tipton received the Fighting Heart, and Caroline Forrest was selected Defensive MVP.

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Granbury SB finally back in action

April 5, 2014

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.

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Granbury boys golf back at regionals

April 5, 2014

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.

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Pirates stay tied for first

April 5, 2014

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.

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Lady Pirates begin Round 2 with rout

April 2, 2014

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.

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Granbury topples Heights for share of 7-4A lead

April 2, 2014

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.

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North Side ends GHS season in area

April 2, 2014
North Side ends GHS season in area

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.

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