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Spring frenzy getting near

March 29, 2014

The spring frenzy is starting to take off.

The water temperatures have been rising and better fishing reports are coming in from numerous lakes. Typically, when the fishing is good on one of our North Texas lakes, it is good all over with very few exceptions.

Now is the time to get on the water.

It is no surprise to me how similar the fishing reports have been on most of our area lakes.Read the rest

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Tolar falls at home

March 26, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers suffered from a lack of offense and defense in a 10-0 loss to Graford Friday.

The Lady Rattlers (5-8 overall) fell to 1-2 in District 10-2A.

Tolar hurt itself with four errors that led to seven unearned runs. They also managed just five singles offensively.

“Not what I envisioned our score to be in this game. We were flat on offense and defense,” said Tolar coach Christy Collie.Read the rest

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GHS teams compete at Joshua

March 26, 2014

The Granbury Pirates posted a fifth-place finish at the Joshua Owl Relays this past weekend.

The Lady Pirates were11th.

The top finisher for Granbury was Lady Pirate Jettin Murphy. She tied for first in the high jump, clearing 5 feet.

Brendan King (100-meter dash), Dilon Graham (high jump), and Eugene Geis (pole vault) captured silver medals fo the Pirates.

Joshua Owl Relays

Granbury varsity results

Girls

Team score – 10 points, 11th place.Read the rest

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Pirates hold off Tech to set up showdown week

March 26, 2014

So far, so good.

Now comes the really hard part of the District 7-4A baseball schedule for the Granbury Pirates.

The Pirates (11-6 overall) ran their league record to 5-0 Friday with a 4-3 victory at Trimble Tech in Fort Worth. They entered last night’s game at Aledo, No. 7 in the state, tied for first place with Arlington Heights, with Aledo one game behind.Read the rest

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Tolar teams top strong area showing at meet

March 26, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers made it a perfect 4-for-4 this track season, capturing the championship of their own Rattler Relays Saturday.

The Lady Rattlers also won for a second straight meet.

The Rattlers scored 216 points to easily outdistance runner-up Comanche with 151. North Central Texas Academy was third with 105.

The Lady Rattlers had a much closer victory, edging Comanche 190-183.Read the rest

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After back-to-back losses, Granbury in need of big win

March 26, 2014

That didn’t take long to change.

The Granbury Lady Pirates entered last week sharing the District 7-4A softball lead with Aledo. They had outscored five straight opponents, including rival Stephenville in a nondistrict game, by a combined score of 93-10.

Last night they found themselves playing Western Hills at home to avoid being in fourth place.

That’s what happens when a team goes on the road twice and loses 2-1 despite throwing a one-hitter against South Hills, and 10-0 to the defending state semifinalists in Aledo.Read the rest

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Indians rip Graford for third win in row

March 26, 2014
Indians rip Graford for third win in row

The Lipan Indians, behind the two-hit pitching of Hunter Hightower, made short work of Graford Friday, winning 10-0.

The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule.

Hightower struck out nine and walked three.

The Indians (3-1, 2-1 in District 10-A) have scored 27 runs in their past two games.

Brady Nelson led the Lipan offense, going 3-for-3.Read the rest

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GHS tennis takes third in tourney

March 26, 2014

Led by the girls doubles team of Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton, the Granbury High tennis team placed third in the Arlington Lamar Tournament Friday.

Bramlett and Morton took first place in their division. The duo are seeking a return to state after becoming the first GHS players to qualify in 50 years in 2013.

Tennis

Arlington Lamar Tournament

Granbury results

Team score – 37 points, third place.Read the rest

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Lipan duo plays at Waco

March 26, 2014

Lipan’s Brenda Ibarra advanced to the third round of the Iredell Tennis Tournament, played in Waco.

Ibarra, a regional qualifier in 2013, defeated the top-seeded player from Kerens 8-0. She then outlasted Moody’s No. 1 player, 8-7.

Ibarra lost in the quarterfinals to Iredell’s top player, 8-2.

Also from Lipan, Tanden Foust lost 8-6 to Hillsboro’s No. 1 player. He bounced back to win consolation, topping Lingleville’s No.Read the rest

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Rattlers drop 10-2A opener

March 26, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers’ District 10-2A baseball opener was spoiled with an 8-1 loss at home to Grandview.

The Rattlers managed five hits and committed six errors.

Corbin Wood drove in the lone run for Tolar (7-4 overall).

“Grandview is tough, and to beat them we needed to have production, which we didn’t,” said Tolar coach Darrell Hogan.

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Grandview 050 100 2 – 8 7 0

Tolar 000 000 1 – 1 5 6

Tolar pitching – Cade Brown 6 innings, 6 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts; Lance Smith 1 inning, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 1 strikeout.Read the rest

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