Despite a late rally, the Lipan Indians dropped their regular-season baseball final at Albany, 7-6, Monday.
The Indians (9-5) are playing Chico in a best-of-three Class A bidistrict series this weekendwith all of the games in Jacksboro. If the series goes to a third game, it will be played today at 1 p.m. … Read the rest
I write every year about the trout stocking that starts in December, but now stocking of keeper-size channel catfish has begun for 15 selected bodies of water in Texas. This effort was to be completed last week.
Periodic additional stockings of channel catfish will take place every two weeks through the summer and fall, except during August, when high water temperatures may limit fish survival.… Read the rest
ACE FOR KENNEDY
Brother Kennedy had a hole-in-one on the 139-yard, par-3 eighth hole at Pecan Plantation Country Club recently. Witnesses were Terry Roberts, Ray Barber, Kirk Andrews and Jim Crow.
HOLE-IN-ONE FOR LONG
Jim Long made a hole-in-one on the 158-yard, par-3 seventh hole at Nutcracker Golf Club recently. He used a 7-iron and his shot was witnessed by Cecil Long, Mike Miele and Marilyn Miele.… Read the rest
AUSTIN – With 265 yards between himself and the green, Austin Kinsey made a gutsy decision.
He pulled out a driver, hit a near-perfect shot, and found himself on the fringe of the green. He pitched and one-putted for a birdie four on the par-five hole.
His play on that hole epitomized the Granbury Pirates’ second round of the 4A State Golf Tournament Tuesday on the Onion Creek Golf Course.… Read the rest
AUSTIN – Granbury golf coach Steve Ward remembered the moment he realized he had something special in Travis Benson.
“He was a freshman, and he shot in the 90s one day in a tournament, then he came right back the next and shot in the 70s,” said Ward.
“It was an improvement of about 20 strokes. I knew right then we were on to something great in days to come.… Read the rest
1. Jerry Ellis, 2. Ross Carnes, 3. Jack Whiteley, 4. Tom Bowers.
Flight One – 1. John Jaeckle, 2. Sean McMahon, 3. Robert Mauer.
Flight Two – 1. Bill Bouchillon, 2. Bob Morgan, 3. Tony Garcia, 4. James Grover.
DECORDOVA BEND LGA PLAYDAY … Read the rest
AUSTIN – What if Elizabeth Morton hadn’t been hungry that particular day in the seventh grade?
Jeff Bramlett has asked himself that question several times since he enticed her to try tennis by offering to buy her a breakfast burrito.
“Yeah, thank goodness she was hungry,” he said with a grin. … Read the rest
When Miles Wagner hit a towering home run to end last Thursday’s 11-0 win over Fort Worth Arlington Heights and clinch third place in District 7-4A for the Granbury Pirates, he actually defied the advice of his coach.
“I told him to hit a triple and add to his record,” said Pirate coach Brad Hart with a grin. … Read the rest
In perhaps the most exciting race at the meet, Granbury’s Chris Richardson emerged with a bit of history and a state berth Saturday in Abilene.
Richardson finished second in the 400-meter dash at the 4A Region I Track and Field Meet at McMurry University.
This qualified Richardson for the 4A State Meet in Austin May 10-11. He’s the first Granbury boy to advance to state since Brad Gardner in 2004, finishing fourth in the 300 hurdles.… Read the rest
Tolar pole vaulters Reagan Mabery and Rodie Brister both advanced to the state track meet, and the Rattlers missed out on a chance to qualify a boys relay team after a controversial call by an official.
Both Brister and Mabery qualified for the state meet on Friday with their performances in the Region II-2A meet held at Tarleton State University. Brister posted a height of 14 feet, while Mabery reached 11 feet.… Read the rest