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Granbury girls soccer stumbles at home to district leaders

February 10, 2016

The last time the Granbury Lady Pirates hosted a state-ranked team, they defeated Burleson 2-1 to open the District 8-5A season.

Friday, however, they were unable to duplicate the feat, falling 3-0 to Joshua, No. 7 in Class 5A according to the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

The loss dropped the Lady Pirates (4-6-2 overall) to 2-2 in district.

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Pirates get win and help

February 10, 2016

Just when it looked like hope – and the Granbury Pirates – were fading, the Pirates got a clutch win in Joshua.

They also got some help from an unlikely source to keep alive their hopes for a top-three finish in District 8-5A.

Granbury’s 67-40 win at Joshua, combined with Burleson’s 65-60 upset of Burleson Centennial, left the Pirates and Centennial tied for third place in district, each with 7-4 league records.

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Upset puts G’bury girls on spot

February 10, 2016

As quickly as the Granbury Lady Pirates took control of their own destiny three days earlier, they gave it right back Friday with a 45-42 loss at Joshua.

The loss left the Lady Pirates (12-18 overall) tied with Cleburne for the fourth and final playoff berth from District 8-5A, each with 6-7 records.

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Pioneers wrap up championship

February 10, 2016

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers overcame an early deficit to win 51-41 at Wichita Christian School Friday.

The Pioneers (15-4, 7-0 in TAPPS 2-A) used a 21-8 second-quarter run to take command after trailing 11-7 following the opening period.

“WCS played really well, controlled the tempo in the first quarter and really slowed the game,” said NCTA coach Kirby Rasco.

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Trinity tops Cornerstone

February 10, 2016

The Cornerstone Lady Crusaders dropped their regular-season final at home to Trinity Baptist, 62-38.

Canaan Horn led the Lady Crusaders (4-10) with 16 points. Also scoring were Reagan Ives, 6; Stevie McCoy 5; Hannah Tucker and Carlie Lyman, 4 each; and Haley Merrithew, 3.

Cornerstone will open the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship playoffs on Thursday against an opponent to be determined.

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Tolar alone atop 10-2A

February 10, 2016

The Tolar Rattlers have clinched a postseason berth. Now they have their sights set on a district basketball championship following Friday’s 60-14 dismantling of Ranger.

Tolar (12-13 overall) is 8-1 in District 10-2A. They lead Goldthwaite and De Leon by a game. The Rattlers finish the regular season with games at De Leon Friday and at home against Goldthwaite next Tuesday.

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Lady Indians clinch another district title

February 10, 2016

The Lipan Lady Indians have not been challenged in District 18-A play.

So, even though rival Huckabay was only a game behind them in the standings entering Friday’s matchup in Lipan, it made no difference as Lipan clinched the District 18-A championship with a 72-33 victory.

Lanie Roberts led Lipan with 37 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals in her final home game.

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Lipan humbles rival

February 10, 2016

The Lipan Indians’ run toward a perfect regular season continued as they humbled rival Huckabay Friday night at home.

Lipan outscored their opponents in each of the first three quarters en route to a 51-24 route. The victory improved the Indians to 28-0.

The Indians are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

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Brawner taking company to state swimming

February 10, 2016
Brawner taking company to state swimming

It’s time for Kaylee Brawner to make her annual trip to Austin.

And this time she’s taking some family and a few friends with her.

Brawner, a Granbury High junior, qualified for the University Interscholastic League Class 5A State Swimming and Diving Meet for a third consecutive season.

She won both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events at this past weekend’s Class 5A Region II Meet at Mansfield ISD Natatorium.

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Granbury tennis opens spring in solid way

February 6, 2016

The Granbury High tennis team got the spring started by hosting their own tournament this past weekend.

The Pirates came away with a championship, two second-place finishes and a third place.

The Boys Doubles team of Bryten Otting and Beau Pritchard took the top spot in the A Division.

In the Boys Singles competition, Anthony Barnett came away with a runner-up finish in the consolation bracket of the A Division.

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