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Pirates survive double OT, 55-48

January 28, 2015
Pirates survive double OT, 55-48

The loss of point guard and leading scorer Clay Brawner to an injury Friday night against Crowley could have been a demoralizing factor for the Granbury Pirates.

Instead, coach David Beazeale’s Pirates continued to battle and earned a 55-48 double-overtime District 8-5A basketball victory over the visiting Eagles.

The triumph kept the 17-4 Pirates in the thick of the district race, in a three-way tie for second at 5-2 behind leader Everman with Crowley, Burleson High and Burleson Centennial in the eight-team alignment.

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Lady Pirates fall under pressure

January 28, 2015

Missing two of their best ball handlers and having to deal with Crowley’s feisty press was too much to overcome for the Granbury Lady Pirates Friday night at the GHS James Wann Sports Center.

The Lady Pirates lost 57-47 to the Lady Eagles.

With the loss, coach Steve Schmidt’s Granbury basketball girls slid to 2-7 in District 8-5A and 10-16 overall.

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Tolar turnovers hurt in 60-52 loss

January 28, 2015
Tolar turnovers hurt in 60-52 loss

The recurring turnover bug raised its ugly head again for the Tolar Rattlers basketball squad, and it was just too much to overcome.

The Rattlers lost 30 turnovers Friday night and dropped a 60-52 District 10-2A contest to Goldthwaite in Rattler Gym.

Tolar fell to 4-2 in district and 7-14 for the season.

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Tolar’s Lewis captures first in powerlifting

January 28, 2015

Gordon Lewis won his division, and Ty Cochrane was runner-up as the Tolar High School powerlifters competed on Jan. 17 at the Dublin Powerlifting Meet.

Lewis and Cochrane both competed in the 198-pound class.

Lewis won by lifting a total of 1,155 pounds. Cochrane was second with total of 1,150 pounds.

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Youth gymnastics champions

January 28, 2015
Youth gymnastics champions

The Level 4 Cross Timbers Gymnastics Team from Granbury earned first place among the small teams on Jan. 17 in the 10th annual Winter Games of Texas, held at ASI Gymnastics in Plano. Members of the team are (from left) Sarah Wilson, Kylie Frush, Emily Huff, Paige Anderson and Emily White.

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Lady Indians dominate again

January 28, 2015

The Lipan Lady Indians got 36 points and 14 steals from Lanie Roberts and won their fourth straight basketball game Friday night in Gordon, demolishing the Lady Longhorns, 63-33 in a District 18-A matchup.

Coach Amber Branson’s Lady Indians are still ranked third in the state in Class A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

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Lipan boys thrash Gordon, 62-32

January 28, 2015

The Lipan boys raced to a 20-point halftime lead and rolled past Gordon, 62-32, Friday night for their first District 18-A basketball victory of the season.

Coach Brent Gaylor’s Indians (1-2 in district, 6-16 overall) got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Derrick Cook.

Teammate Lance Ferguson added 11, including 3 field goals from 3-point range.

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Indians lose to Huckabay at home

January 24, 2015

A minor second-half rally fell short as the Lipan basketball boys suffered their second district loss Tuesday night at home, 53-41, to Huckabay.

The Indians are 0-2 in District 18-A and 5-16 overall.

The top scorer for coach Brent Gaylor’s squad was Derrick Cook, with 18 points.

Ty Mills pulled down a team-high 8 rebounds for the Indians.

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NCTA girls drill Covenant, 72-38

January 24, 2015

North Central Texas Academy basketball girls improved to 4-0 in district play Tuesday night at home with a 72-38 victory over Fort Worth Covenant Classical School.

“We knew going into this game that Covenant Classical was going to be our toughest opponent in district play,” NCTA girls coach Jodie Stevens said.

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Pioneers dominate to reach 4-0 in district

January 24, 2015

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers advanced to 4-0 in district Tuesday night with a 60-19 home boys basketball victory over Fort Worth Covenant Classical.

Swan Ayada led the way offensively for the Pioneers with 18 points in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools contest as the Pioneers improved to 10-3 on the season.

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