ALEDO – Going into this past Friday night, the talk around Granbury was the Pirates were about to face their biggest test of the season against the state’s No. 1 team.
They did play the finest team they will likely see this season, losing 72-6 to the Aledo Bearcats.
But the biggest test now comes this Friday at Pirate Stadium when Arlington Heights comes to town.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates Purple team finished sixth and the Gold team 12th in the Horseshoe Bay Halloween Classic recently.
The Purple squad shot 666, posting a 343 on the Applerock course and a 323 on Slickrock. The Gold shot 720 (364-356).
The Purple was led by Zach Wall, who shot a 161 (84-77), followed by Briggs Berry with a 166 (88-78).… Read the rest
Granbury Lady Pirates basketball coach Leta Andrews believes she’s going to have a pretty good team this season.
And she thinks they’ll be even better once they are all together.
With three players still in volleyball, and coach Tammy Clark’s Lady Pirates among the best volleyball teams in Texas, it could be a little while before Andrews’ roster is complete.
In the meantime, she looks at it as a way to get some players valuable experience, thus making the overall squad better when volleyball players Amber Strange, Erin Jones and Kennedy Shelstead arrive.… Read the rest
Danny Jones is the epitome of a survivor.
The Granbury Pirate assistant coach is celebrating his 25th season as part of the program. That’s a challenge for some assistants who have had the SAME head coach for all those years.
But Jones is now working with his eighth head coach since returning to his alma mater in 1988 after graduating from Tarleton State University.… Read the rest
While they haven’t lost on the court in nearly two months, the Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team did come out on the short end of a coin flip with the Aledo Ladycats Tuesday night after both teams won their regular-season finale to share the District 7-4A championship.
The Lady Pirates (37-4), the No. 2 seed from district, will face Burleson Centennial (19-13), the third seed from 8-4A, Tuesday night at 6 in Glen Rose.… Read the rest
The Granbury girls swim team captured the championship of the Duncanville Invitational, scoring 309 points to outdistance runner-up Arlington Bowie.
The GHS boys were second in their division
Duncanville Swim Meet
Girls – 309 points, first place (Arlington Bowie second with 265).
Boys – 359 points, second (Chisholm Trail first with 367).
Top Granbury individual results
Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay
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Amber Ward got started on a second decade of qualifying runners for regional competition Saturday.
The Granbury High coach has qualified someone in each of her 11 years at the helm following the entire Lady Pirate team earning a spot at the 4A Region I Meet in Lubbock Saturday.
The Granbury girls placed second as a team in the District 7-4A Meet in Fort Worth this past Saturday.… Read the rest
The Jeff Bramlett era is over in Granbury High tennis.
It ended with Friday’s 10-0 loss to top-seeded Lubbock in the Class 4A Region I Tennis Tournament in Wichita Falls.
“My Granbury career is over,” said a misty-eyed Bramlett after the match. “I will always cherish my time here and all we were able to accomplish”
Bramlett is leaving Granbury to become the head coach at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall in January.… Read the rest
With one match remaining in the regular season – last night at last-place O.D. Wyatt, all that remains is the postseason and how far can the Granbury Lady Pirates advance in it this season?
In a season of firsts, the Lady Pirates have won more matches (36) than any volleyball team in school history. They finished unbeaten at home (16-0), a first under Tammy Clark in her 11 years of coaching the team.… Read the rest
FORT WORTH – When Tim Buchanan became the head coach of the Aledo Bearcats football team two decades ago, he began to build one of the best programs the state has ever seen.
Now, four state championships later, the Bearcats are what every program strives to be – and that includes coach Scotty Pugh’s Granbury Pirates.
While the Pirates have quite a way to go to match Aledo’s resume, they have matched the Bearcats win-for-win this season.… Read the rest