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July 30, 2014

LIPAN HOOPS SEATS ON SALE

Tickets for the upcoming basketball season are on sale in Lipan. Seats with engraved nameplates can be purchased for $150 and $250.

The latter includes admission for the 2012-13 season. Reservations can also be renewed with admission for $100 per seat.

Contact Dr. Cindy Edwards, Lipan superintendent, at 254-646-2266.

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Season was a hit

July 30, 2014
Season was a hit

Kelby Been and the Granbury S.W.A.T softball team recently advanced to the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) 14-Under World Series in Lubbock, finishing fifth. S.W.A.T stands for Softball With Attitude, and the team adopted a never-say-die attitude, coming from behind in many games to achieve their success.

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Pirates’ Hickey named TSWA All-State

July 30, 2014
Pirates’ Hickey named TSWA All-State

Hickey

As arguably one of the best high school pitchers in Texas, Nathan Hickey drew a lot of attention playing shortstop.

While he compiled some eye-popping numbers on the mound during his senior season with the Granbury Pirates, Hickey has been honored twice as an all-state shortstop.

The most recent accolade at that position came when the Texas Sports Writers Association named him among the honorable mentions on its Class 4A team.

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Many thanks for the ride Hood County

July 30, 2014

by Rick Mauch

There is an irony in that while a decade provides a lot of memories, it can also go by in the blink of an eye.

So it has been with my time at the Hood County News.

I came here in 2004, one of the greatest decisions the Good Lord ever made for me.

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Lighting up the night

July 30, 2014
Lighting up the night

Runners participate in the recent 5K Glow Run, hosted by Granbury High School’s Affinity F1 Racing Team. The race benefited the GHS team’s trip to Abu Dhabi in November for the World Finals as one of two teams representing the United States. The top finishers were Emma Thomas, Granbury High School junior (25:11), and Michael Fuentes, Waco Robinson High School, (17:32).

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SEALS, Flyers prepping for TAAF Games of Texas

July 30, 2014

The Granbury SEALS aren’t getting older, they’re getting better.

As the team celebrates its 25th season in existence, they are also enjoying their best summer in the program’s history.

And this is on the heels of last summer being the best in team history.

As the team prepares to compete at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas in Bryan-College Station this weekend, 95 athletes qualified from the recent regional competition.

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S.W.A.T softball team fifth at PONY 14-U World Series

July 30, 2014

The Granbury S.W.A.T wrapped up perhaps the most exciting summer softball season in area history with a fifth-place finish at the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) 14-Under World Series in Lubbock recently.

S.W.A.T stands for Softball With Attitude – and the team displayed the never-give-up attitude that earned them the world series berth.

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SEALS qualify record number for TAAF State

July 26, 2014

The 25th summer of competition has been arguably the best yet for the Granbury SEALS.

And it continued this past weekend at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region IV Swim Meet in Keller.

The SEALS had 95 swimmers (49 male, 46 female) post times fast enough to qualify for the upcoming TAAF Games of Texas in Bryan-College Station.

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Ready to take the plunge

July 26, 2014
Ready to take the plunge

With instructor Paige Tull helping, 6-year-old Matthew Ecton prepares to dive into the pool during one of the city of Granbury’s Learn To Swim Classes held at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center. The city has been offering learn to swim classes all summer for all ages from youth to adult.

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Summer Camps

July 26, 2014

Volleyball II

Dates: July 28-31.

Times: 8-10 a.m. for grades 3-7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for grades 8-9, 1-3 p.m. for grades 10-12.

Contact: Tammy Clark, 817-408-4673, [email protected]

Tennis

Dates: July 28-31.

Times: 9 a.m.-noon for grades 3-12.

Contact: Denise Scott at [email protected]

LIPAN

LADY INDIANS BASKETBALL

Dates: Aug. 4-6.

Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

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