Bearcats spoil Pirates’ hopes to win district

October 3, 2015

Suffice to say things didn’t quite turn out like the Granbury Pirates and their faithful had hoped Tuesday afternoon at the GHS Tennis Courts.

The effort to end a decade of district dominance by the Aledo Bearcats resulted in a 17-2 victory for the visitors, giving Aledo 9-1, 6-0 in District 8-5A) its 10th consecutive district championship in team tennis.

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GHS swims by visiting Aledo

October 3, 2015

The Granbury High swim team defeated Aledo in the Pirates’ final home meet of the season, 1,608-568 at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center this past Saturday.

The boys won 913-360 while the girls were victorious 685-208.

Seniors recognized for their final home meet were Kayla Curtis, Jacob Dimmitt, Tyler Gentry, Jessica Gryder, Weston Lane, Vinnie Maselli, Andrew Reid, Sarah Spradlin, Danny Usry, Clay Walters.

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G’bury Gold golfers first

October 3, 2015

The Granbury varsity Gold Pirates golf team finished fifth in the Texan Shootout at Waterchase Golf Course in Fort Worth Tuesday.

The Pirates shot a 354.

The tournament featured a field of a dozen teams.

Karsten Harrison led Granbury, shooting an 85. Right behind was Will Warner with an 86.

Also for the Pirates, Canyon Winters posted a 90, Brannon McCabe shot 93, and Blake Brown had a 105.

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Keeping players grounded could be cause to celebrate

October 3, 2015

North Central Texas Academy football coach Kirby Rasco tells his players something at the start of each season when it comes to celebrating.

“Act like you’ve been there before.”

Recently, a Notre Dame University football player suffered a season-ending injury when he and a teammate performed a celebration that has become popular in recent years – players leap and butt their hips/sides together.

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Sports Briefs

October 3, 2015


The seventh annual Granbury High Baseball Golf Scramble will be held Oct. 19 at Harbor Lake Golf Club. The four-person scramble has a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Entry fee is $400 per team or $500 per team with a hole sponsorship. This includes golf, cart, shirt and a meal.

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Fishing around full moon

October 3, 2015
Fishing around full moon

Fishing in and around a full moon is typically considered one of the best times of the month for fishing and it can be for sure.

A new moon, or dark moon, is also considered one of the best times to fish.

Now, I can’t always choose the days I go fishing, but I do follow the moon phases just because I can.

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October 3, 2015


District 8-5A standings

District Overall

Aledo 6-0 30-9

Granbury 5-1 23-11

Burleson Centennial 5-1 17-17

Everman 3-3 19-7

Cleburne 3-3 10-15

Burleson 2-4 14-18

Joshua 0-6 5-19

Crowley 0-6 5-22

Tuesday’s results

Granbury defeated Burleson Centennial 25-17, 25-20, 25-23

Everman defeated Crowley 25-15, 25-16, 25-16

Cleburne defeated Joshua 25-23, 25-15, 25-8

Aledo defeated Burleson 25-12, 26-24, 25-11

Last night’s matches

Granbury at Everman

Burleson Centennial at Aledo

Cleburne at Burleson

Joshua at Crowley

Next Tuesday’s matches

All at 6:30 p.m.

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Subvarsity Roundup

October 3, 2015



Joshua defeated Granbury Middle School Purple 22-6

Joshua defeated GMS Gold 14-6

GMS White defeated Joshua 20-6

Aledo defeated AMS Purple 49-0

Aledo defeated AMS Gold 18-0

Aledo defeated AMS White 26-0


Joshua defeated GMS Purple 48-40

GMS Gold and Joshua tied 0-0

Joshua defeated GMS White 20-8

Aledo defeated AMS Purple 62-6

Aledo defeated AMS Gold 54-0

Aledo defeated AMS White 32-8



Top Granbury results

Junior Varsity Boys (3.1 miles)

Beau Anderson, 20:50

Matthew Boynton, 21:35

JV Girls (3.1 miles)

Abby Shupe, 26:54

Mikayla Vandergriff, 28:15


Top Lipan results

Junior High Boys (2 miles)

Team 99 points, fourth place


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Area teams compete at Poolville

October 3, 2015

Lipan’s Keith Stafford led all area boy runners in the Poolville Meet, taking first in the varsity boys division with a time of 18:03.4 over 3.1 miles. Tolar’s Makayla Boatman took first among varsity girls with 12:45 over 2 miles.

Poolville Cross Country Meet

Varsity Boys

Teams –Tolar, fourth; Lipan, fifth.

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Lady Pioneers win in sweep at home

October 3, 2015

The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers won their third straight district volleyball match Tuesday, topping Denton Selwyn at home 25-14, 25-6, 25-9.

The Lady Pioneers improved to 16-2 overall and 3-1 in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District 2-A.

Taylor Roach (11), Bojana Vukadinovic (9) and Sophie Schultz (4) combined for 24 aces.

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