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GHS teams compete at Joshua

March 26, 2014

The Granbury Pirates posted a fifth-place finish at the Joshua Owl Relays this past weekend.

The Lady Pirates were11th.

The top finisher for Granbury was Lady Pirate Jettin Murphy. She tied for first in the high jump, clearing 5 feet.

Brendan King (100-meter dash), Dilon Graham (high jump), and Eugene Geis (pole vault) captured silver medals fo the Pirates.

Joshua Owl Relays

Granbury varsity results

Girls

Team score – 10 points, 11th place.Read the rest

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Pirates hold off Tech to set up showdown week

March 26, 2014

So far, so good.

Now comes the really hard part of the District 7-4A baseball schedule for the Granbury Pirates.

The Pirates (11-6 overall) ran their league record to 5-0 Friday with a 4-3 victory at Trimble Tech in Fort Worth. They entered last night’s game at Aledo, No. 7 in the state, tied for first place with Arlington Heights, with Aledo one game behind.Read the rest

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South Hills slows down Granbury run

March 22, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates’ showdown with Aledo took a detour Tuesday night at they were upset 2-1 in Fort Worth by South Hills.

The loss dropped the Lady Pirates (9-4 overall) to 4-1 in District 7-4A. They fell a game behind defending champion Aledo, at whom they were playing last night.

Granbury pitchers Kristen Money and Destini Lopez combined to throw a one-hitter, but the Lady Pirates were undone by a couple of critical errors in the field.Read the rest

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16-4A champ Lake Ridge bidistrict opponent

March 22, 2014
16-4A champ Lake Ridge bidistrict opponent

It’s not where they are used to being once the soccer postseason starts, but the Granbury Pirates are nonetheless again playing beyond the regular season.

Entering as the fourth seed from District 15-4A, the Pirates (7-6-7) drew District 16-4A champion Mansfield Lake Ridge (18-3-2).

The game will be played Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Joshua’s Owl Stadium.

The Pirates tied with Joshua for third in district, but the Owls own the tiebreaker by outscoring their district opponents more than Granbury.Read the rest

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Tie keeps GHS girls out of playoffs

March 22, 2014
Tie keeps GHS girls out of playoffs

The Granbury Lady Pirates had not tied a soccer match all season.

Ironically, when they did in Tuesday’s season finale at Cleburne, the 1-1 deadlock cost them a playoff berth.

The Lady Jackets, on the other hand, had played to four previous ties. The fifth kept them one standings point ahead of the Lady Pirates, locking up fourth place and the final postseason berth from District 15-4A.Read the rest

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Pirates stay perfect in 7-4A play

March 22, 2014
Pirates stay perfect in 7-4A play

Landon Gray continued his torrid streak at the plate, and the Granbury Pirates remained perfect in District 7-4A with a 9-1 home baseball win over Southwest Tuesday.

Gray went 3-for-4 and drove in a run. That makes him 12-for-16 over the past five games.

Gray was named the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hitter of the Week for March 10-16.Read the rest

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Pirates dominant in 7-4A

March 19, 2014

It’s one thing to be 3-0 and another to be 3-0 and dominant.

The Granbury Pirates are the latter in the District 7-4A baseball race.

In their three district wins, the Pirates have outscored their opponents 43-4. This includes a 30-4 walloping of O.D. Wyatt in Granbury’s lone home league contest.

That was sandwiched between a pair of dominating road shutouts, 7-0 over South Hills and 6-0 over Western Hills.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates run by rival

March 19, 2014

Saturday’s softball game between Stephenville and Granbury was played partly to highlight breast cancer awareness.

As for on the field, the host Lady Pirates are also doing plenty to make folks aware.

The 14-4 nondistrict victory against the Honeybees was the Lady Pirates’ fourth straight win. In that streak they’ve outscored their opponents 71-7.

“Winning a tough game against Stephenville is great for our kids as far as competition as we will see Aledo this week,” said Lady Pirates coach Mallory Smith.Read the rest

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GHS trio honored by coaches

March 15, 2014

One of the smartest and most prolific 3-point shooters around got a nice farewell honor, while two other Granbury Pirates who will be returning were honored by the league coaches as part of the All-District 7-4A Boys Basketball Team.

Junior guard Clay Brawner was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, while senior guard Jacob Taylor was picked for the first team and junior post Mitchell May was selected for the second team.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates headed toward Aledo clash

March 15, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates maintained their collision course for a matchup with defending state semifinalist Aledo with a 17-2 District 7-4A softball victory against visiting Trimble Tech Monday.

In four district games the Lady Pirates (8-3, 4-0 in 7-4A) have outscored their opponents 79-6. Aledo, also 4-0 in district, has outscored its foes 65-2.

Whitley Tipton hit two home runs in the same inning for the Lady Pirates, collecting three hits on the day and driving in three runs.Read the rest

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