Morgan Northcutt had just played her final basketball game at the James Wann Sports Center, and the Granbury Lady Pirate senior guard was fighting back a tear.
“It was definitely an emotional game,” she said. “I tried not to think about it during the game, but after, it hit me that I was walking off the court here for the last time.… Read the rest
When the University Interscholastic League released its biennial football and basketball realignment Monday morning, one word began to fly around Granbury.
Football and girls basketball leagues increased in competition, and boys basketball remained on par.
Gone are Fort Worth schools Arlington Heights, Southwest, Wyatt, South Hills, Western Hills and Trimble Tech.
In their place are Burleson Centennial, Burleson, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman and Joshua.… Read the rest
It took a little while, but from the looks of Tuesday’s 3-1 soccer victory against visiting Birdville, it seems the Granbury Pirates’ offense has caught up with the defense.
It was a season high for the Pirates (3-1-4) who had scored just eight goals in their first seven games, but had surrendered just nine – with nearly half of those coming in a 4-1 loss to Brownwood in the West Texas Shootout in Abilene.… Read the rest
Yes, it was a loss, but Granbury Lady Pirate basketball head coach Leta Andrews had some good things to say about her team following a 59-50 home loss to Trimble Tech Tuesday night.
“We definitely showed signs of being a playoff team, playing them as hard as we fought them,” said Andrews.
“I think we’ve turned a corner and recognize we can compete with the best.”
When the teams met in Fort Worth last month, the Lady Bulldogs (25-4, 11-1 in District 7-4A) won 63-45.… Read the rest
For the second time this season the Pirates came within a 3-point basket of upsetting a state-ranked foe.
And, for the second time they came up shy, this time falling 58-56 to Trimble Tech in Fort Worth at Billingsley Field House Tuesday. The Bulldogs (18-6, 10-0 in District 7-4A) entered the game ranked 17th in the state in Class 4A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.… Read the rest
The Granbury Lady Pirates clinched a basketball playoff berth Friday night with their 76-30 drubbing of Southwest in Fort Worth.
But for a team that had just secured itself some extra playing time, there were some very nervous looks from coaches, players and fans.
Late in the first quarter, standout senior guard Morgan Northcutt drove in for a layup. She collided with a Lady Raider, and then into the wall of the tiny gym.… Read the rest
Granbury reserve basketball player B.B. King saw the play developing from his spot on the bench in spite of his best efforts to look away. His heart began to pound as a helpless feeling set in.
That was followed by reality as Southwest sophomore Kameron Marbrough took the ball with nine seconds left in the game, weaved in amidst several Granbury defenders in the lane and put in a game-winning layup with one second left.… Read the rest
While many folks get ties for Christmas, the Granbury Pirates soccer team is gathering a few in January.
The Pirates are 2-1-4 this season after Tuesday’s 1-1 tie with Arlington Lamar at Pirate Stadium.
“We’re struggling offensively, but our defense is doing very well – minus one game,” said Granbury coach Doug Kissinger.
That lone loss was 4-1 to Brownwood in the West Texas Shootout in Abilene.… Read the rest
With five minutes left in their basketball game against last-place Western Hills Tuesday, the Granbury Pirates appeared headed to their fourth consecutive victory.
The Cougars, however, had other plans.
Western Hills, which came into the game winless in District 7-4A after the first half of league play (0-7), finished the game with a 14-3 run for a 55-52 upset of the visiting Pirates.… Read the rest
Senior Morgan Northcutt has accomplished many things wearing a Granbury Lady Pirates basketball uniform.
Earlier this season she set the team record for consecutive free throws made when she hit 57 straight.
And she has been starting on the varsity since her freshman season, helping the team win seven playoff games in her three seasons.
Tuesday night she took aim at the Lady Pirates’ 3-point record.… Read the rest