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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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Lady Pirates begin Round 2 with rout

April 2, 2014

Nothing wrong with a short night as long as you get the win.

The Lady Pirates did just that Friday as they easily disposed of visiting Southwest 15-0 in a District 7-4A softball game.

“It was a short night,” said Granbury coach Mallory Smith with a smile.

The Lady Pirates, improving to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in District 7-4A, dominated every phase of the contest.Read the rest

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Rattlers second at Keene despite missing a few

April 2, 2014

For the first time in 2014 the Tolar Rattlers did not win a track meet.

However, given the fact that several of their members were in Austin competing in the prestigious Texas Relays, finishing second at Keene isn’t bad.

The Rattlers had won each of their first four meets.

Rodie Brister and Dalton Shaw each won a pair of gold medals for the Rattlers at Keene.Read the rest

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North Side ends GHS season in area

April 2, 2014
North Side ends GHS season in area

WEATHERFORD – The Granbury Pirates and North Side Steers are both synonymous with postseason soccer success.

This season, however, it is the Steers who are still playing after eliminating the Pirates 5-2 in their Class 4A area (second round) match Friday at Kangaroo Stadium.

North Side (21-5-1), the District 13-4A runners-up, got a hat trick (three goals) from freshman Jose Hernandez.Read the rest

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Granbury topples Heights for share of 7-4A lead

April 2, 2014

Before the District 7-4A baseball race got under way, it was widely expected to be a three-team race between Granbury, Arlington Heights and Aledo.

Midway through district, nothing is settled. After seven games, the Pirates, Bearcats and Yellowjackets are deadlocked, each at 6-1 in league play.

Granbury created the tie with a 5-2 home victory against Heights Friday.

“That’s as big a win as it gets,” said Granbury coach Brad Eppler.Read the rest

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Nelson paces Indians blowout

April 2, 2014

The Lipan Indians made every hit count, registering a 12-1 victory against Gordon Friday.

The Indians (4-2 overall, 4-2 in District 10-A) collected a dozen hits in the victory.

Brady Nelson led Lipan both pitching and hitting.

On the mound, Nelson (2-0) struck out nine and walked none in five innings. The game was called at that point because of the 10-run mercy rule after five innings..Read the rest

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Rattlers drop another close one

April 2, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers entered District 10-2A baseball play feeling pretty good about themselves, sporting an 8-3 record.

Now, however, three games in, the Rattlers are struggling to get their first league victory.

The latest Tolar setback was 4-3 at Whitney Saturday, the second straight one-run loss in which the winning run was scored late.

Whitney plated the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth inning, overcoming a 3-1 Rattlers lead.Read the rest

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Tolar in need of SB wins

April 2, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers are officially now in a must-win situation, according to coach Christy Collie.

The Lady Rattlers fell to 1-4 in District 10-2A softball (5-10 overall) Saturday with a 12-1 loss to Whitney on the Tolar diamond.

“I’ve got to find the chemistry that will produce wins in this next round (of district),” said Collie.

“We certainly can’t afford any more losses if we want to reach our team goal, which is to make the playoffs.”

Staci Ashley led Tolar at the plate, going 3-for-3.Read the rest

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GHS girls run to 4th at Cleburne

April 2, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates ran to a fourth-place finish at the Marshall Young Invitational track meet at Cleburne this past weekend.

The Lady Pirates scored 59 points. Waco Midway won with 115, followed by Everman with 106.

The Pirates were eighth among the boys, scoring 32 points. Midway also won that division with 153.5 points, well ahead of Everman with 82.Read the rest

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