It’s not that the Granbury Lady Pirates made a lot of mistakes in their soccer game at Joshua Friday evening.
They just made one at the wrong time.
Well, two actually, but the second cost them the District 15-4A opener as they fell 2-1 to the Lady Owls.
“Everybody played hard. We gave them too much room,” said Lady Pirate coach David Winkleman.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates were staring at their fourth consecutive basketball loss Saturday, trailing Arlington Heights by five points heading into the fourth quarter of their District 7-4A playoff seeding game at Chisholm Trail High School.
The teams ended the regular season tied for third place in district.
However, the composure that helped the Lady Jackets win one matchup 38-37 and force overtime in the other before losing 40-35 escaped them in the third meeting.… Read the rest
The final few seconds of Saturday’s District 7-4A boys basketball game at the James Wann Center seemed to last an eternity.
That’s how it is when your entire season – and postseason – rests on such a short chain of events.
For Granbury coaches, players and fans, there was the feeling of helplessness as South Hills’ Kyle Hickey laid in a basket with two seconds remaining, giving his team a 47-45 lead.… Read the rest
Granbury Pirate soccer coach Doug Kissinger would like – actually love – a little more offense from his team this season.
But when you’ve got a great defense, sometimes a single goal is all you need to win.
Such was the case Friday with a 1-0 victory against Joshua to open District 15-4A play on Johnny Perkins Field.
Bryce Gentry scored the lone goal with three minutes left in the first half.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates knew from their previous meeting that Arlington Heights was a formidable foe. The Lady Jackets forced overtime with a late shot at the James Wann Sports Center before losing in a January matchup.
Tuesday, Heights again hit a last-second basket, this time a 3-pointer, lifting them to a 38-37 victory at home.
That left Granbury (17-12 overall) and Heights (15-7 overall) tied for third place in District 7-4A with identical 9-5 records.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates are eight baskets away from being in a battle for the District 7-4A basketball championship.
Instead, they are hanging on to playoffs hopes by a thread following Tuesday’s 56-51 home loss to Arlington Heights.
That dropped the Pirates (10-16 overall) to 5-7 in district, with their past five losses coming by a total of 15 points.
Heights (15-10, 7-5) moved into a tie with Southwest for second, a game up on fourth-place Aledo.… Read the rest
Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton understandably miss their former Granbury High tennis coach.
But they won’t be missing Jeff Bramlett long.
Wednesday, the duo announced they have signed a letter-of-intent to play for Kate’s dad and their former coach at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.
They, along with Granbury Lady Pirate soccer player Kelci Slaughter, were part of National Signing Day Wednesday.… Read the rest
The spring tennis season at Granbury High began recently with the Pirates and Lady Pirates hosting their annual tournament.
Four doubles teams posted top-five finishes for Granbury.
Picking up where they left off last spring, state tournament qualifiers Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton combined to win the girls doubles title.
The boys doubles team of Joel Rodgers and Peter Mueller teamed to take third.… Read the rest
Nick Vollmer has seen a lot of swim meets.
The Granbury High swim coach qualified for state three times while swimming for GHS more than a decade ago.
His sister is four-time Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.
He received a scholarship to and swam for TCU.
So when he said the District 7-4A meet was “the most amazing swim meet I’ve ever seen!” that is quite a statement.… Read the rest
Football season’s been over for some time now, but the fact that B.B. King played that sport could very well be the reason the Granbury Pirates’ basketball season lasts longer than the regular season.
With less than 20 seconds remaining in Friday’s game at the James Wann Sports Center and Granbury leading by two points, Aledo inbounded the ball under its own basket.… Read the rest