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Rattlers defense

August 30, 2014
Rattlers defense

Tolar defenisve player Ty Cochrane wraps up a Dublin ball carrier in their scrimmage Aug. 22 as teammates Blake Watson (10) moves in to assist. Tolar, which dominated the scrimmage, opened its season last night at home against Crawford.

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Junior, sophomore in Pirates’ QB role

August 30, 2014
Junior, sophomore in Pirates’ QB role

Every year, football coaches must find younger players to fill the spots vacated by proven veterans.

In the case of the starting quarterback position for Granbury, none of the available candidates were seniors.

Two juniors, Dillon Graham and Brody Ables, were battling for the starting position since practice began for the 2014 season.

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Lady Pirates top Trinity once more

August 30, 2014
Lady Pirates top Trinity once more

Despite dealing with a significant emotional situation, the fourth-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team prevailed Tuesday over a tough Euless Trinity squad on the road for their eighth win in a row.

Before the match, the players became greatly concerned over the condition of a hospitalized friend. They were able to visit him after the match, according to head coach Tammy Clark.

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GHS rips Burleson in Team Tennis

August 30, 2014

Granbury High School’s Team Tennis district slate began Tuesday on the road with a blowout.

The Pirates dominated Burleson High, 16-3, to open the District 8-5A schedule.

Granbury swept all of the doubles and mixed doubles matches.

Tyson Stewart, in his first season as the Pirates coach, said the team took care of business.

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Scoreboard

August 30, 2014

FOOTBALL

GRANBURY JUNIOR VARSITY

Date Opponent Time

Aug. 28 Azle (vs. JV Gold) 5 p.m.

Aug. 28 Azle (vs. JV Purple) 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 4 at Denton High 6 p.m.

Sept. 11 Corsicana 6 p.m.

Sept. 25 Burleson High 6 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Everman 6 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Cleburne 6 p.m.

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Sports Briefs

August 30, 2014

Coaches asked to submit info

Area coaches are invited to submit scores and information about their events to the Hood County News sports department.

This includes information about an upcoming activity.

Please send to [email protected], fax to 817-279-8371 or call 817-573-7066.

Chamber of Commerce

Golf Tournament set for Oct. 6

The 20th annual Granbury Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be Monday, Oct.

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It’s time to ‘labor’ for dove

August 30, 2014

This year’s dove season opener falls on Labor Day in the North and Central Zones.

Hunters won’t be laboring at work, but will be gleefully laboring out in the field – shooting dove.

Texas hunters are expected to take 4 million to 5 million doves this season.

Recent hot, dry weather will have these dove near a water source for sure.

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Tolar dominates Dublin in scrimmage

August 27, 2014

With Tolar’s players donning different jersey numbers than will be worn during the regular season, it was often difficult to distinguish the players on the field during Thursday night’s football scrimmage against Dublin at Rattler Stadium.

Determining the superior team was not.

The scrimmage consisted of a junior varsity-varsity controlled simulation, a single live quarter for the JV and a full half for the varsity.

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Pirates challenged by greater expectations

August 27, 2014
Pirates challenged by greater expectations

Expectations are growing each year for the Granbury Pirates, and that’s a good thing as far as head football coach Scotty Pugh is concerned.

Pugh noted that his players have learned how to win, including their 9-2 season in 2013. That took the Pirates to the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.

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NCTA awaits return of quarterback

August 27, 2014
NCTA awaits return of quarterback

North Central Texas Academy’s six-man football fortunes may turn out to be strong again in 2014, but not everything is in place yet for the Pioneers.

Jared Dodson, valuable on offense and defense, is expected back at quarterback – where he earned honorable mention all-state honors – as well as being a valuable asset at safety but is still recovering from a knee injury.

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