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Indians fall to rally

April 5, 2014

Albany overcame a three-run deficit to post a 9-6 victory against Lipan in a District 10-A baseball game Tuesday in Albany.

The Indians (4-3, all district games) led 3-0 after batting in the top of the third and 4-2 after the top of the fourth. Albany (7-0 in district) brought five runs home in the bottom of the fourth.

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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.

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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.

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Prepping for district

April 5, 2014
Prepping for district

Garrett Winston of the Tolar Rattlers takes the baton from teammate Cory Solomon during a relay race in the recent Rattler Relays in Tolar. The Tolar boys and girls are preparing to host the District 10-2A Track and Field Meet Wednesday and Thursday, while Granbury will travel to Aledo those days for the 7-4A Meet, and Lipan will be at Strawn for the 10-A Meet Thursday.

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Pirates stay tied for first

April 5, 2014

When the rain from the sky finally subsided Thursday, Tidwell Field was raining runs as the Granbury Pirates routed visiting South Hills 12-2 Thursday.

The victory kept the Pirates (13-7 overall) tied atop the District 7-4A standings. Aledo, No. 4 in the state, and Arlington Heights were playing last night, with the winner moving into that tie.

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NCTA players garner honors

April 5, 2014

After sweeping both the boys and girls Class A state basketball championships in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, North Central Texas garnered a plethora of postseason individual honors.

The Lady Pioneers, who won a fourth consecutive state championship, received three all-state honors. Senior Carolina Bianchi and junior Esther Udonsi were named to the first team, while senior Jennie Chen was chosen for the second team.

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Granbury SB finally back in action

April 5, 2014

A little time off can be nice.

But in the case of the Granbury Pirates softball team, it can also be quite trying.

The Lady Pirates, who are chasing a high finish in the District 7-4A standings, were scheduled to play at O.D. Wyatt Tuesday.

The game was bumped back to Thursday because of a scheduling confusion with the Fort Worth school district.

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Tolar did right thing by backing a great guy

April 5, 2014

In the midst of a couple of darned good area basketball coaches leaving their posts, it’s good to know that one of the best football coaches in the area is staying put.

The Tolar School Board recently gave head football coach Mike Franklin a 7-0 vote of confidence in renewing his contract.

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Granbury boys golf back at regionals

April 5, 2014

In what has become a rite of spring, the Granbury Pirates qualified for their sixth consecutive trip to regionals by finishing second in the District 7-4A Tournament Wednesday and Thursday at Pecan Valley’s River Course.

Granbury Purple shot a two-day total of 618 (308-310) to take the runner-up spot by 13 shots over Aledo Orange.

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Lady Rattlers fall on road

April 5, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers’ struggles in District 10-2A continued Tuesday with a 13-3 loss at Godley.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Lady Rattlers (5-11, 1-5 in district).

“It’s really hard to lose four straight games,” said Tolar coach Christy Collie.

“Errors on defense and lack of big hits on offense is hurting our team.

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