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District perfection slips through Pirates’ hands at Aledo

March 29, 2014

The Granbury Pirates were so close to being 6-0 in district.

Despite having given up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to allow Aledo to close within a run, if the Pirates could have gotten the final out they would have escaped with a road upset of the state’s No. 7 team.

They didn’t and they didn’t.

Aledo scored twice with two outs for a 4-3 victory in a District 7-4A baseball game Tuesday night.Read the rest

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Area basketball quintet honored by TABC

March 29, 2014

On the heels of their third state tournament appearance in four seasons, the two players who led the Lipan Lady Indians there were recently named all-state.

Senior post Shauna Coleman and sophomore guard Lanie Roberts were honored recently by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as part of the Class A Division II Girls All-State Team.

The team is chosen by coaches from across the state.Read the rest

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Tolar rally falls short

March 29, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers put up a furious rally Tuesday at Maypearl, only to come up short in a 13-9 loss in a District 10-2A softball game.

Trailing 10-2 in the top of the sixth inning, the Lady Rattlers scored seven runs to close within one. Maypearl pulled away to give itself some cushion in the final margin.

The Lady Rattlers (5-9, 1-3 in District 10-2A) had a dozen base hits, but hurt themselves greatly with 11 errors.Read the rest

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GHS blanks Lake Ridge to advance in playoffs

March 29, 2014
GHS blanks Lake Ridge to advance in playoffs

As Granbury boys head soccer coach Doug Kissinger knows from experience, it’s how a team is playing NOW that counts most.

The Granbury Pirates, the fourth seed from District 15-4A, proved that again Tuesday night as they defeated 16-4A champion Mansfield Lake Ridge 2-0 in a bidistrict match at Pirate Stadium.

“Definitely, without a doubt it was our best game of the year,” said Kissinger, who knows a thing or two about great games, having played on the Pirates’ 1999 4A state championship team.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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Boxing champs

March 29, 2014
Boxing champs

One More Round Boxing Club in Granbury had two champions at the recent Golden Gloves competition in Fort Worth. Winter Parker (above, with coach Dan Trumble) won her title by unanimous decision. Clayton Kracy (right) claimed his belt via technical knockout. The club had several other boxers reach the finals of their respecitive divisions, including Faith Olsen, Chris Kimble, Lane Makara, and Brayden Trumble.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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Lady Pirates prepping for district

March 29, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates golf team posted its best two-day total since the 2010-11 season this past weekend.

The Lady Pirates put together back-to-back rounds of 375 for a 750 total at Tangle Ridge golf course in Grand Prairie at the Lady Panther Spring Cup. They were 10th overall.

Freshman Mollee-Jo Crain led Granbury with a 179 (90-89). Senior Chelsea Judge followed close behind with rounds of 87-93 for a 180.Read the rest

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Scoreboard

March 29, 2014

GOLF

PECAN PLANTATION LGA

SADIE HAWKINS TOURNAMENT

First Flight

Gross

1. Mary and Ron Gourley/Pat Ducato and John Conine.

2. Jo Boyles and Tom Bowers/Kenna and Ken Harrison.

3. Nancy and John Savage/Patsy and John Miller.

Net

1. Rosemary Freskos and Joe Runyon/Anita and Ben Bradley.

2. Sue Burroughs and Michael Elder/Mary and Gary Erkes.

3. Evelyn and Don Bourland/Chris and Bob Mershon.Read the rest

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Baird rallies past Indians late

March 29, 2014

Baird ended the Lipan Indians’ three-game winning streak in baseball with a come-from-behind 6-4 District 10-2A home victory Tuesday.

Lipan scored twice in the top of the fifth for a 4-3 lead, but Baird bounced back with three in the bottom of the inning.

“The offense couldn’t get any timely hits,” said Lipan coach Mike Permenter.

The Indians (3-2, 2-2 in 10-2A) got 11 strikeouts from pitcher Lance Ferguson.Read the rest

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