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Pirates grab second win

November 26, 2014
Pirates grab second win

The Granbury Pirates overcame foul problems to beat Waco University 54-47 Friday night in their boys basketball season home opener in the James Wann Sports Center.

The win improved coach David Breazeale’s Pirates to 2-0 on the season.

The coach said he felt like the game was won on the free throw line, where the Pirates scored almost half (21) of their points.

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Lady Pirates top Timber Creek

November 26, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates moved to 2-0 on the season with a 48-30 basketball victory on the road over Keller Timber Creek.

Granbury got off to an almost unbeatable start, leading 17-0 at one point in the first quarter.

“We handled their press as well as could be expected,” GHS coach Steve Schmidt said.

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Lipan girls win Hamilton tourney

November 26, 2014

Top-ranked Lipan rolled through the Hamilton girls basketball tournament over the weekend, improving to 6-0 on the season.

Coach Amber Branson’s Lady Indians beat Salado 73-29 in the opening round.

On Friday they downed Gatesville, 56-31.

In Saturday’s championship game, Lipan topped host Hamilton, 53-33.

The tournament’s Most Valuable Player Lanie Roberts scored 25 points for Lipan in the tournament final, and added 7 rebounds and 4 steals.

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Allen honored as Pirates’ MVP

November 26, 2014

Senior Malik Allen was awarded the Johnny Perkins Award as the Overall Most Valuable Player with the Granbury Pirate football team for the 2014 season at the annual football banquet, held last Wednesday in the GHS cafeteria.

Among the other top awards were the Jimmy Tidwell Award for Offensive MVP won by senior Thomas Weaver and the Jerrell Bolton Award for Defensive MVP that went to senior Davis McDuff.

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Mart football history impressive

November 26, 2014

Coach Mike Franklin’s Tolar Rattlers will have their work cut out for them Friday when they take the field against Mart and its potent offense in their Class 2A, Div. I football playoff game Friday in Mansfield.

The Panthers have had one of the most successful programs in Texas schoolboy football history.

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NCTA reaches TAPPS semifinals

November 26, 2014
NCTA reaches TAPPS semifinals

It’s an exciting time for the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers, who will play this weekend for the right to advance to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ Division II six-man football state championship.

“We’re very excited,” said NCTA head coach Kirby Rasco, whose 7-5 Pioneers walloped Alvin Living Stones 58-8 Saturday in Buckholts, in a game that ended on the 45-point mercy rule on the first play of the third quarter.

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Rattlers advance to face No. 2 Mart

November 26, 2014
Rattlers advance to face No. 2 Mart

By Travis M. Smith

Special to the Hood County News

ALVARADO – This isn’t the first time the Tolar Rattlers have reached the third round of the Class 2A football playoffs, but it is the first time they’ve won two playoff games to get there.

Coach Mike Franklin’s Rattlers thumped the Quinlan Boles Hornets 34-14 Friday night in Alvarado in their Class 2A, Div.

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Endsley helping lead ‘Brotherhood’ for Tolar

November 26, 2014

This year’s playoff drive for coach Mike Franklin’s Tolar football team is all about The Brotherhood.

That’s according to senior quarterback Dakota Endsley, who is on the verge of a 2,000-yard passing season as the team goes into the regional round of the Class 2A, Div. I playoffs against second-ranked Mart.

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Cornerstone falls to Azle in title game

November 26, 2014
Cornerstone falls to Azle in title game

SPRINGTOWN – It was an epic, exhausting record-setting championship battle – a David vs. Goliath matchup.

This time, though, it was the underdog David – Cornerstone Christian Academy – that ended up getting hurt the worst.

Unbeaten and top-ranked Azle Christian (12-0) secured the hard-fought Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship’s Div. II state football crown Saturday by an incredible 114-64 margin when a Cornerstone pass was returned 40 yards for a defensive touchdown that ended the remarkable offensive showcase on the 45-point rule.

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Young Lipan boys have new coach

November 22, 2014

Basketball expectations are always high in Lipan.

That’s one reason Brent Gaylor took the job as the boys head coach.

Gaylor had been head coach at Class 2A Childress the last nine seasons. He led Childress to the regional tournament three times, including back-to-back seasons in which the Bobcats were 30-6 and 31-5.

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