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Lady Indians second at Gordon

April 9, 2014

The Lipan Lady Indians prepared for the upcoming District 17-A Track Meet by finishing second at the Gordon Longhorn Relays recently, scoring 115 points. Gorman won with 146.

In the boys division, the Indians were eighth with 34 points. Host Gordon topped the field with 138.5.

The North Central Texas Academy boys were third with 92 points.

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Sailor escaped Japanese attack

April 9, 2014
Sailor escaped Japanese attack

Alan Lawler was one of the sailors stationed below deck on the USS Colorado.

Then hell broke loose.

The battleship was unexpectedly pummeled by Japanese onshore battery outposts just off Tinian Island on July 24, 1944.

“My battle station was in the magazines,” said the 87-year-old Indian Harbor resident and World War II veteran.

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Lady Pirate basketball awards

April 9, 2014
Lady Pirate basketball awards

These members of the Granbury Lady Pirates received the top team awards at the team’s recent banquet. (From left) Bryce Frank was named Offensive MVP and was also the team’s rebound leader, Morgan was chosen overall team MVP, Whitley Tipton received the Fighting Heart, and Caroline Forrest was selected Defensive MVP.

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Firefighters pull boy stuck in mud

April 9, 2014

deCordova Volunteer Fire Department firefighters had to pull a 12-year-old boy out of mud Saturday near the deCordova marina, but he apparently did not require medical treatment.

That’s according to reports made to deCordova Fire Chief Skip Davenport.

DIGGING FOR FOSSILS

He said the boy and a friend reportedly were on land near the edge of Lake Granbury, digging for fossils in the mud, when his legs got stuck.

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Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

April 9, 2014
Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

Clyde school administrator Dobie Williams is the finalist for Granbury school district assistant superintendent for finance and operations.

Superintendent Jim Largent will make the recommendation Monday to the school board. Williams could begin his duties in early May.

Williams, 54, will be the district’s chief financial officer and will oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation.

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GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

April 9, 2014
GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

Living up to her name, Granbury Lady Pirate softball pitcher Kristen was, well, right on the money this past weekend.

Money, a freshman, was nothing short of dominant as the Lady Pirates defeated visiting Arlington Heights 11-0 at home Friday and won 16-0 at O.D. Wyatt Saturday.

In the win over Heights, Money pitched a one-hitter.

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Indians get payback

April 9, 2014

Sometimes all it takes is a little time to gel.

The Lipan Indians opened the season with a 15-6 loss at home to Ranger.

Friday, the Indians went to Ranger and won 16-8.

The win improved the Indians to 5-3 in District 10-A. They are in third place, and the top three teams advance to the playoffs.

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Pirates, Hickey chasing 7-4A title

April 9, 2014
Pirates, Hickey chasing 7-4A title

The formula has worked for ages.

Give a team a star player and a cast of good, solid teammates and championships are there for the taking.

Such is the case with the Granbury Pirates baseball team this season.

Entering last night’s game at O.D. Wyatt in Fort Worth, the Pirates (13-7 overall, 7-1) were tied for first place in District 7-4A with Arlington Heights (11-7, 7-1).

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Prepping for district

April 9, 2014
Prepping for district

Cadence Chiappe of the Granbury High School tennis team goes through drills at a recent practice. The team was competing in the District 7-4A Tennis Tournament at TCU at press time. The top two finishers in each event will advance to the 4A Region I Tournament in Abilene April 14-15.

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Let’s play T-ball!

April 8, 2014
Let’s play T-ball!

Five-year-old River Yates and his team the Orioles faced the Tigers Saturday morning at the Granbury City Park. Even though their ages are 5 and under, these kids know how to play a serious game of T-ball. The ball fields at Moore Street and the City Park have been teeming with young participants and their fans Friday evenings and Saturdays.

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