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Rattler golfers prep for district

April 5, 2014

In their final tuneup before the District 10-2A Golf Tournament, the Tolar Rattlers competed in the Iredell Invitational at Squaw Valley.

It’s the second tournament Iredell has hosted on the course.

The Rattlers finished sixth with a team score of 398. Godley won with a 326.

Tolar was led by Corbin Wood, who shot a 91. He was tied for 13th individually.Read the rest

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Sports Briefs

April 5, 2014

GRANBURY YOUTH AMONG

NTHSRA SEASON LEADERS

Hayden Heath of Granbury ranks third in the Rookie Cowboy standings of the North Texas High School Rodeo Association as the season enters it’s final weeks.

Heath is also fourth in the chute dogging standings, one of several who could advance to the NTHSRA Finals.

Lana Bell of Granbury is 12th in the Rookie Cowgirl standings.Read the rest

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Prepping for district

April 5, 2014
Prepping for district

Garrett Winston of the Tolar Rattlers takes the baton from teammate Cory Solomon during a relay race in the recent Rattler Relays in Tolar. The Tolar boys and girls are preparing to host the District 10-2A Track and Field Meet Wednesday and Thursday, while Granbury will travel to Aledo those days for the 7-4A Meet, and Lipan will be at Strawn for the 10-A Meet Thursday.Read the rest

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Pirates stay tied for first

April 5, 2014

When the rain from the sky finally subsided Thursday, Tidwell Field was raining runs as the Granbury Pirates routed visiting South Hills 12-2 Thursday.

The victory kept the Pirates (13-7 overall) tied atop the District 7-4A standings. Aledo, No. 4 in the state, and Arlington Heights were playing last night, with the winner moving into that tie.

So, for a 24-hour period, coach Brad Eppler’s team actually had sole possession of first place in district.Read the rest

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NCTA players garner honors

April 5, 2014

After sweeping both the boys and girls Class A state basketball championships in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, North Central Texas garnered a plethora of postseason individual honors.

The Lady Pioneers, who won a fourth consecutive state championship, received three all-state honors. Senior Carolina Bianchi and junior Esther Udonsi were named to the first team, while senior Jennie Chen was chosen for the second team.Read the rest

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Granbury SB finally back in action

April 5, 2014

A little time off can be nice.

But in the case of the Granbury Pirates softball team, it can also be quite trying.

The Lady Pirates, who are chasing a high finish in the District 7-4A standings, were scheduled to play at O.D. Wyatt Tuesday.

The game was bumped back to Thursday because of a scheduling confusion with the Fort Worth school district.Read the rest

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Tolar did right thing by backing a great guy

April 5, 2014

In the midst of a couple of darned good area basketball coaches leaving their posts, it’s good to know that one of the best football coaches in the area is staying put.

The Tolar School Board recently gave head football coach Mike Franklin a 7-0 vote of confidence in renewing his contract.

Leta Andrews stepping aside as coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates saddens me.Read the rest

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Lady Rattlers fall on road

April 5, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers’ struggles in District 10-2A continued Tuesday with a 13-3 loss at Godley.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Lady Rattlers (5-11, 1-5 in district).

“It’s really hard to lose four straight games,” said Tolar coach Christy Collie.

“Errors on defense and lack of big hits on offense is hurting our team. Execution at this level of play is extremely important.”

But Colley made it clear she hasn’t given up hope.Read the rest

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Fishing with a computer? You bet

April 5, 2014

Many anglers, including myself, are fairly active on the computer as well as on the water.

Surprisingly, a lot of good information comes from these fishing/hunting sites for most any lake in Texas. The site I visit most is the www.texasfishingforum.com which covers mainly Texas waters.

Of course, I generally view/post on the striper/hybrid/white bass forum on the Texas Fishing Forum, but there are different forums for crappie, black bass, catfish and saltwater species.Read the rest

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Family day at the ballpark

April 5, 2014
Family day at the ballpark

The Chiappe family were among several from Hood County who made their way to Globe Life Park in Arlington for the opening day contest between the Philadephia Phillies and the Texas Rangers. From left are Trace, Chandler, Cadence, Deborah and Rich Chiappe. Read the rest

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