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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.

Trevor Hedeman led Lipan offensively, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles.Read the rest

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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).Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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Lady Rattlers get big win

April 9, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers ended a four-game losing streak by pulling away from Rio Vista for a 10-5 road victory Friday.

The victory improved the Lady Rattlers (6-11 overall) to 2-5 in District 10-2A. It kept their postseason hopes.

The Lady Rattlers were led by Haley Webb, who was 3-for-4 with a home run, walk, three runs batted in and four stolen bases.Read the rest

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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. The game was called after five innings because of the University Interscholastic League’s mercy rule that states if a team is ahead by 10 or more runs after innings, the game is over.Read the rest

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Tolar in must-win situation

April 9, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers fell behind early and could not catch up as they dropped a 10-4 road baseball contest at Rio Vista Friday.

The Rattlers (9-7 overall) fell to 1-4 at the midpoint of the District 10-2A race.

Stevie Morphew led Tolar, going 2-for-4. Dusty Kimmel had a hit and two RBIs.

The game was also the fourth of five consecutive road contests for the Rattlers.Read the rest

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Alumni Report

April 9, 2014
Alumni Report

BY RICK MAUCH

College is for learning, and it was at Howard Payne University where Ross Whittet learned just how tough he really is.

Whittet, a 2009 graduate of Granbury High, recently played his final basketball game for Howard Payne. It culminated four years of hard work and bouncing back.

Whittet’s numbers weren’t overwhelming as a senior. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists.Read the rest

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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. The Lady Pioneers were sixth with 49.Read the rest

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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. The Lady Pirates advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing 40-39 to Wichita Falls Rider.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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