AUSTIN – With 265 yards between himself and the green, Austin Kinsey made a gutsy decision.
He pulled out a driver, hit a near-perfect shot, and found himself on the fringe of the green. He pitched and one-putted for a birdie four on the par-five hole.
His play on that hole epitomized the Granbury Pirates’ second round of the 4A State Golf Tournament Tuesday on the Onion Creek Golf Course.… Read the rest
AUSTIN – Granbury golf coach Steve Ward remembered the moment he realized he had something special in Travis Benson.
“He was a freshman, and he shot in the 90s one day in a tournament, then he came right back the next and shot in the 70s,” said Ward.
“It was an improvement of about 20 strokes. I knew right then we were on to something great in days to come.… Read the rest
AUSTIN – What if Elizabeth Morton hadn’t been hungry that particular day in the seventh grade?
Jeff Bramlett has asked himself that question several times since he enticed her to try tennis by offering to buy her a breakfast burrito.
“Yeah, thank goodness she was hungry,” he said with a grin. … Read the rest
AUSTIN – Before the score was posted early in the 4A Girls Doubles quarterfinals at state, a Granbury parent leaned over and asked, “I wonder who is the home team?”
About that time, the scoreboard was updated with the first score of the match. Highland Park was declared the home team and Granbury the visitors. … Read the rest
While it’s difficult to paint a pretty picture of an 18-3 loss, Granbury Lady Pirate softball coach Chad Kimberling can point to one major difference.
Well, make that 14 major difference – as in 14 unearned runs scored by Burleson Centennial Saturday morning as the Lady Spartans swept their best-of-three Class 4A bidistrict playoff series. … Read the rest
When Miles Wagner hit a towering home run to end last Thursday’s 11-0 win over Fort Worth Arlington Heights and clinch third place in District 7-4A for the Granbury Pirates, he actually defied the advice of his coach.
“I told him to hit a triple and add to his record,” said Pirate coach Brad Hart with a grin. … Read the rest
In perhaps the most exciting race at the meet, Granbury’s Chris Richardson emerged with a bit of history and a state berth Saturday in Abilene.
Richardson finished second in the 400-meter dash at the 4A Region I Track and Field Meet at McMurry University.
This qualified Richardson for the 4A State Meet in Austin May 10-11. He’s the first Granbury boy to advance to state since Brad Gardner in 2004, finishing fourth in the 300 hurdles.… Read the rest
The Granbury Civic Chorus will present its spring concert Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Acton United Methodist Church.
The concert, Musical Reflections: Songs of the Human Experience, encompasses a wide variety of music genres, themes and time periods.
The concert features “The Way You Look Tonight,” from the 1930s, “Fly Me To The Moon,” from the 1950s and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” from the 1970s.… Read the rest
Before his final high school golf season began, Granbury’s Travis Benson looked at the calendar and made a note to himself.
“Most of the time you don’t know when it’s going to end, but I do,” he said. “I looked and thought about how if things played out right, this would be the last tournament I’d ever play in high school.” … Read the rest