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Scrimmage reassures NCTA coach

August 20, 2014
Scrimmage reassures NCTA coach

No one can say that the North Texas Central Texas Pioneers didn’t pack the most six-man action they could into their opening football scrimmage Friday.

Coach Kirby Rasco’s Pioneers took on Dallas Tyler Street Christian, Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills and Fort Worth Hill School in private-school six-man action at the NCTA field.

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Pirates outscore Huskies in scrimmage

August 20, 2014
Pirates outscore Huskies in scrimmage

Granbury’s first football scrimmage, Friday at home against Wichita Falls Hirschi, included some extracurricular action, but even that may have provided some teaching moments for head coach Scotty Pugh and his staff.

Both of Granbury’s offensive touchdowns came on long aerials from Brodie Ables to Nick Doughty – a standout receiver who had transferred to another school, but is back with the Pirates.

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Lady Pirates gain from big tourney

August 20, 2014
Lady Pirates gain from big tourney

The biggest high school volleyball tournament in the nation was also one of the toughest, and Granbury’s Lady Pirates were battling toe-to-toe with some of the best in Pearland, south of Houston.

Last week’s tournament, which swelled from its original size to include 86 teams, included multiple squads from the Class 6A ranks, GHS coach Tammy Clark said.

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Classic begins Friday

August 20, 2014

The Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament is set to begin with pool play Friday, to be followed by bracket play Saturday, all at Granbury High School.

Granbury’s Lady Pirates, No. 4 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s preseason Class 5A poll, will play host to the 19-team tournament.

Matches will be played in the James Wann Sports Center, Pirate Gym and the Activity Gym at GHS.

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GHS netters open with two wins

August 20, 2014

The Granbury High School tennis squad opened the season on Thursday in Mansfield with a pair of wins, but the second one was a thriller.

First, the Pirates topped Mansfield Summitt, 10-7, in a morning matchup.

Then, facing a tougher Hereford squad in the afternoon, Granbury faced an 8-5 deficit before rallying for a victory.

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Stephens Scholarship Run registration continues

August 20, 2014

Registration has begun for the second Sgt. Riley G. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 27 in Tolar.

In addition to the 5K and Fun Run, $1 tickets can be purchased for a drawing for a quilt, handmade by Lucy Esposito.

The event honors the memory of Army Sgt.

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Tolar opens with pair of volleyball wins

August 20, 2014

Tolar’s volleyball squad opened its 2014 season strong, with a pair of victories.

The Lady Rattlers downed De Leon on Aug. 12, 25-15, 29-27, 25-15, in a match played on the road.

Then, on Friday, Tolar was a 25-19, 16-25, 25-14, 25-9 winner on their home court,over Venus.

“(We’re) off to a good start,” Lady Rattlers coach Scotty Miller said, noting that they were playing Hico Tuesday before competing in the Glen Rose tournament.

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Rattlers face two foes

August 20, 2014
Rattlers face two foes

Tolar went into its first football scrimmage Friday hoping to focus on the basics – plain vanilla offense and defense.

Class 3A Brock evidently chose to go ahead and add chocolate, whipped cream and cherries on top. Tolar outscored the host school, Santo, 2-0, but the Eagles pulled out the stops to post a 2-0 edge over the Rattlers.

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Funds from scrimmages at GHS, Tolar to aid fund

August 20, 2014

All proceeds from Tolar’s Thursday’s football scrimmage, and Granbury’s scrimmage versus Stephenville on Friday will be donated to the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation’s Benevolence Fund.

The Pirates will be at home with a 7 p.m. start against former district rival Stephenville. The Rattlers will be at home Thursday against Dublin with a 6:30 p.m.

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Sports Briefs

August 20, 2014

Industrial softball league

to start Aug. 26

The city of Granbury will be the host for an industrial softball league for companies and organizations in Hood County.

The league will be played on Tuesday evenings, beginning Aug. 26. It will feature a men’s and a mixed division.

The entry fee is $275 per team.

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