Last season Mallory Smith, as an assistant softball coach, helped the Granbury Lady Pirates return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Now, in her first season as head coach, she has high hopes for improving on last season’s third-place finish in District 7-4A, 15-17 overall record, and bidistrict exit via Burleson Centennial.
Smith replaces Chad Kimberling, who left to take the head coaching job at New Caney.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates avoided an upset Tuesday night, rallying for two second-half goals to win 2-1 at Alvarado in a District 15-4A soccer match.
Kaleb Wilson scored the game-winning goal off of an assist from Freddy Espinoza. It was his second assist of the game as he assisted Fernando Aguado on the game-tying goal with 16 minutes left in the contest.… Read the rest
JACKSBORO – Just like that Ashely Reid of Wichita Falls Rider became the answer to a trivia question.
Who scored the final basket in a game coached by Leta Andrews?
Reid’s layup with seven seconds remaining provided the winning points as Wichita Falls Rider defeated the Granbury Lady Pirates 40-39 in their Class 4A Region I area basketball playoff game at Jacksboro High School.… Read the rest
It didn’t take Kaylee Brawner long to make a splash with the Granbury High swim team.
In only her freshman season, she has joined some pretty elite company.
Brawner will be competing at the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Texas in Austin Friday and Saturday. She is the first GHS swimmer to reach that plateau since 2010, and the first girl to do so since 2008.… Read the rest
David Winkleman stopped shy of calling Friday’s 1-0 victory in Stephenville a desperation victory for his Granbury Lady Pirates soccer team.
But it was, without question, the biggest win of the season to date.
“It really helps our mentality,” said Winkleman. “It was a complete game. They (Granbury) played loose, played hard.”
The lone goal was scored by Courtney Heathington with about 25 minutes left in the game.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates controlled the game, but Stephenville controlled the score Friday night, winning a District 15-4A soccer showdown 2-1 on Johnny Perkins Field.
“We actually dominated them,” said Granbury coach Doug Kissinger. “They didn’t outplay us at all.”
The loss dropped the Pirates (5-3-5 overall) to 2-1 in district. They are alone in third place, with Stephenville (9-1, 3-0) and Cleburne (11-1-1, 3-0) tied for first.… Read the rest
It’s all about the 20 in 2014 for the Granbury Pirates baseball team.
Only a few times in its history has the program reached the 20-win plateau, and when it has the seasons have been – as expected – memorable.
First-year head coach Brad Eppler believes he has such a team this season.
The Pirates return four starters and four additional lettermen from last season’s 17-14 squad that advanced to the second round of the playoffs.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates overcame a sluggish first half with three second-half goals in a 3-1 District 15-4A soccer victory at Kennedale Wednesday.
The Pirates (5-2-5, 2-0 in district) trailed 1-0 at the half as Kennedale (9-5, 0-2) scored less than three minutes into the game.
Christian Carnes tied the game 24 seconds into the second half, off of an assist from Jacob Dyson.… Read the rest
GLEN ROSE – With the exception of senior guard Morgan Northcutt, the Granbury Lady Pirates were inexperienced when it came to handling basketball playoff pressure.
That quickly changed in Wednesday’s 50-46 Class 4A bidistrict overtime victory against Burleson Centennial at Tiger Arena.
With under a minute to go in overtime and the Lady Pirates down 46-45, Granbury forced a turnover. Freshman Amber Strange then fed the ball to junior Kennedy Shelstead, who scored and was fouled.… Read the rest
Kaylee Brawner has joined an elite group of swimmers at Granbury High School.
She qualified for state in the 50-yard freestyle at Saturday’s Class 4A Region II Meet in Mansfield.
Brawner posted a time of 24.67 seconds to top the field and take first place in the event. It gave her an automatic qualification for the University Interscholastic League State Meet in Austin Feb.… Read the rest