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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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Fishing with a computer? You bet

April 5, 2014

Many anglers, including myself, are fairly active on the computer as well as on the water.

Surprisingly, a lot of good information comes from these fishing/hunting sites for most any lake in Texas. The site I visit most is the www.texasfishingforum.com which covers mainly Texas waters.

Of course, I generally view/post on the striper/hybrid/white bass forum on the Texas Fishing Forum, but there are different forums for crappie, black bass, catfish and saltwater species.

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Family day at the ballpark

April 5, 2014
Family day at the ballpark


The Chiappe family were among several from Hood County who made their way to Globe Life Park in Arlington for the opening day contest between the Philadephia Phillies and the Texas Rangers. From left are Trace, Chandler, Cadence, Deborah and Rich Chiappe.

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Rattlers rip Godley for first district win

April 5, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers broke into the win column in District 10-2A in a big way Tuesday, rolling to a 15-1 victory at Godley.

The Rattlers pounded out 11 hits and scored much more than enough to back the four-hit pitching of Lance Smith.

Tolar (9-6 overall) had dropped its first three district games.

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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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