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Nelson paces Indians blowout

April 2, 2014

The Lipan Indians made every hit count, registering a 12-1 victory against Gordon Friday.

The Indians (4-2 overall, 4-2 in District 10-A) collected a dozen hits in the victory.

Brady Nelson led Lipan both pitching and hitting.

On the mound, Nelson (2-0) struck out nine and walked none in five innings. The game was called at that point because of the 10-run mercy rule after five innings..Read the rest

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Rattlers drop another close one

April 2, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers entered District 10-2A baseball play feeling pretty good about themselves, sporting an 8-3 record.

Now, however, three games in, the Rattlers are struggling to get their first league victory.

The latest Tolar setback was 4-3 at Whitney Saturday, the second straight one-run loss in which the winning run was scored late.

Whitney plated the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth inning, overcoming a 3-1 Rattlers lead.Read the rest

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Tolar in need of SB wins

April 2, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers are officially now in a must-win situation, according to coach Christy Collie.

The Lady Rattlers fell to 1-4 in District 10-2A softball (5-10 overall) Saturday with a 12-1 loss to Whitney on the Tolar diamond.

“I’ve got to find the chemistry that will produce wins in this next round (of district),” said Collie.

“We certainly can’t afford any more losses if we want to reach our team goal, which is to make the playoffs.”

Staci Ashley led Tolar at the plate, going 3-for-3.Read the rest

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GHS girls run to 4th at Cleburne

April 2, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates ran to a fourth-place finish at the Marshall Young Invitational track meet at Cleburne this past weekend.

The Lady Pirates scored 59 points. Waco Midway won with 115, followed by Everman with 106.

The Pirates were eighth among the boys, scoring 32 points. Midway also won that division with 153.5 points, well ahead of Everman with 82.Read the rest

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Area teams gear up for district tourneys

April 2, 2014

The Granbury Pirates and Lady Pirates tuned up for their respective District 7-4A Tournaments by competing in the Arlington Heights Invitational at Pecan Valley this past weekend.

The tournament also served as district preview as several 7-4A teams participated.

The Pirates finished fifth with a two-day total of 637 (310-327). Northwest won with a 599 (299-300), followed by Aledo Black at 606 (294-312).Read the rest

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Wheeler honored

April 2, 2014
Wheeler honored

Kayla Wheeler of Lipan, shown driving to the basket in the recent Class A Division II State Tournament, was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region III Team. She also played in the 25th Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce Chicken Express All-Star Classic.Read the rest

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Plastic: It’s a mixed bag

April 2, 2014
Plastic: It’s a mixed bag

There’s two sides to every story, and plastic bags are no exception.

It seems most of us have a love/hate relationship with the plastic bags used to tote groceries from the store.

We like to use those plastic bags to pick up dog poop or line our wastebaskets at home. But we probably don’t need the 198 plastic bags stockpiled in the kitchen cabinet.Read the rest

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Granbury topples Heights for share of 7-4A lead

April 2, 2014

Before the District 7-4A baseball race got under way, it was widely expected to be a three-team race between Granbury, Arlington Heights and Aledo.

Midway through district, nothing is settled. After seven games, the Pirates, Bearcats and Yellowjackets are deadlocked, each at 6-1 in league play.

Granbury created the tie with a 5-2 home victory against Heights Friday.

“That’s as big a win as it gets,” said Granbury coach Brad Eppler.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates get back in win column

March 29, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates got a much-needed victory at home Tuesday, coming from behind to top Fort Worth Western Hills 10-6 in a District 7-4A contest.

With the win, the Lady Pirates (10-5 overall) moved into sole possession of third place in District 7-4A with a 5-2 league record. They trail Aledo (7-0) and South Hills (6-1), to whom their two losses have come.Read the rest

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Maypearl comes back to upend Rattlers

March 29, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers had their first District 10-2A baseball victory in their grasp.

Well, before Maypearl came to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Rattlers took a one-run lead in the top of the inning, but then surrendered two runs in the bottom to fall 5-4.

Lance Smith singled to lead off the seventh, and went to second on Stevie Morphew’s sacrifice bunt.Read the rest

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