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Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

October 25, 2014
Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

Even with a second-place spot in district volleyball all but clinched, the Granbury Lady Pirates were still diving around the James Wann Sports Center Tuesday like maniacs.

The effort wasn’t wasted, as Granbury put away Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19. The Lady Elks fell to 8-4 in district and 24-13 on the year.

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Shade comfortable as leader

October 25, 2014
Shade comfortable as leader

Shelby Shade has a long history in volleyball – and an even longer one as an effective communicator.

Those verbal skills come in handy for Shade in her role as a defensive specialist for the playoff-bound and state-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates.

The three-year varsity starter said that last season as a junior, stepping up into a leadership role was not a problem.

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Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

October 25, 2014
Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

Scotty Pugh is looking past the six varsity football losses so far this season. He’s even looking past last Friday night’s 33-2 thumping of Joshua.

“The first thing that sticks out anytime you start a season is, everybody is excited and worried about the results,” Pugh said. “We set forth from Day 1 and we wanted to improve every week in all three phases (offense, defense and special teams) of the game.

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Golf teams compete in Glen Rose

October 25, 2014

The Granbury girls placed fourth and the boys fifth in the Glen Rose Invitational Golf Tournament on Oct. 17-18 at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose.

For the Lady Pirates, Tifton Puckett’s 167 (86-81) total led the way.

“These scores earned her an automatic qualification for our final fall tournament in Texarkana,” Addison said of Puckett.

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Lady Rattlers have shot at district title

October 25, 2014

The final two district volleyball games for the playoff-bound and 16th-ranked Tolar volleyball team still could prove to be crucial for the Lady Rattlers, who are tied for first place with Bryson.

Tuesday’s 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-18 victory over Ranger clinched the first playoff spot for the Lady Rattlers since 2009.

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Deer season looks promising

October 25, 2014

If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and in above average numbers of mature bucks when the general rifle season kicks off Nov. 1 statewide.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.

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CCA win in finale will clinch playoffs

October 25, 2014

Granbury’s Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders rolled over Weatherford Christian on Oct. 17, 52-34, notching their second six-man football district victory and boosting their playoff hopes.

The Crusaders moved up to 2-1 in the five-team Texas Christian Athletic Federation Div. II, District 2, and 3-4 overall.

They can clinch a playoff spot with a win in their final regular-season game on Friday, Oct.

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Scoreboard

October 25, 2014

FOOTBALL

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS

District Season

Aledo 4-0 6-1

Burleson High 3-1 4-3

Cleburne 3-1 3-4

Burleson Centennial 2-2 4-3

Everman 2-2 4-3

Granbury 1-3 1-6

Crowley 1-3 2-5

Joshua 0-4 1-6

Oct. 17 Results

Granbury 33, Joshua 2; Aledo 42, Crowley 20; Burleson High 22, Burleson Centennial 10; Everman 42, Cleburne 7.

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Sports Briefs

October 25, 2014

NCTA falls to Fort Worth

Covenant Classical

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers lost a TAPPS Div. III, District 2 six-man football game Thursday in Fort Worth to Fort Worth Covenant Classical, 89-65.

The loss moved coach Kirby Rasco’s Pioneers to 2-1 in league play, and 4-4 for the season.

Classical improved to 6-1, 2-0 in district.

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Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

October 22, 2014
Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

JOSHUA – Granbury’s two young quarterbacks were deadly Friday night, combining for five touchdown passes to help lead the Pirates to their first football victory of the season, 33-2 over Joshua at Owl Stadium.

Kyler Young threw three touchdown passes while fellow sophomore Rustin Beasley, the starter at quarterback, threw for two.

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