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Pirates closer, but lose to Corsicana

September 17, 2014
Pirates closer, but lose to Corsicana

CORSICANA – For the second game in a row, the Granbury Pirates were in contention in the fourth quarter Friday night at Corsicana’s Tiger Stadium, but again saw a potential first win of the season slip away.

After falling behind 18-0 in the turnover-free game, the Pirates (0-3) made a field goal that pulled them within a touchdown and a two-point conversion of the Tigers with 7:44 left in the fourth quarter.

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Lady Pirates fall in Aledo clash

September 17, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates took on one of the other heavyweight volleyball contenders in District 8-5A Friday but lost in five sets to the fourth-ranked Lady Bearcats on the road.

Fourth-ranked Aledo (23-7) posted a 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-10 victory over coach Tammy Clark’s 11th-ranked Lady Pirates (18-9) in the district opener for both squads.

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Sports events moved from Tuesday

September 17, 2014

Because of the death of Granbury High School senior Briggs Berry on Saturday (see article, Page One), all GISD sports events that had been scheduled for Tuesday were either canceled or postponed.

Granbury High School’s varsity Team Tennis and varsity volleyball contests will now be played today (Wednesday, Sept. 17).

The GHS varsity Team Tennis matchup at Joshua will start at 4:30 p.m.

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Rattlers top Bulldogs for second victory

September 17, 2014
Rattlers top Bulldogs for second victory

The Tolar Rattlers got a touchdown run by running back Blayne Denton midway through the fourth quarter Friday in Bosqueville for a 16-11 nondistrict football victory over the Bulldogs.

Tolar (2-1) got another big rushing night from Denton, who gained 177 yards on 35 carries. The score that put the Rattlers ahead to stay – Denton’s 34-yard TD run – finished off a 7-play, 81-yard Tolar drive that took only 2 minutes off the clock.

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Bryson beats Tolar in volleyball

September 17, 2014

The Tolar volleyball team was swept by Bryson in three straight sets on the road Saturday, 25-17, 25-7, 25-22.

Hannah Lee and Tristan Klein paced the Lady Rattlers in kills, with 6 each. Teammate Madeline Dawson added 3. Lee also led the way in aces, with three.

Rebecca Blessing had 2 blocked shots.

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Games at a Glance

September 17, 2014

AXTELL LONGHORNS (2-1)

AT TOLAR RATTLERS (2-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Last week:Tolar defeated Bosqueville, 16-11; Axtell defeated Frost, 54-0.

Last season: Tolar has never played Axtell in football.

Returning starters: Axtell, 9 offensive/8 defensive; Tolar, 6 offensive/6 defensive.

STRAWN GREYHOUNDS (3-0) AT

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (1-2)

7:30 p.m.

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Scoreboard

September 17, 2014

FOOTBALL

Granbury Junior Varsity Purple, Sept. 11

Corsicana 26, Granbury 14

Tolar Junior Varsity

Tolar 36, Bosqueville 0

Tolar scoring –Cody Jones scored touchdowns on a 45-yard run and a 55-yard punt return. Will Bonnell caught a 5-yard TD pass from Jones. Jacob Sparks and Cameron Mills each ran 20 yards for a TD.

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Cornerstone outscored by Tyler Heat, 80-32

September 17, 2014

The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders fell to the Tyler Heat, 80-32, Friday in their nondistrict six-man football contest at Cornerstone’s field.

The game ended in the third quarter on the 45-point mercy rule.

It was the home opener for the Crusaders, who are now 1-2 on the season entering their next game, Friday at home (7:30 p.m.

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Pioneers defeated by Bulldogs, 59-14

September 17, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers dropped their second straight six-man football contest Friday on the road, 59-14 against Evant.

Evant (3-0) scored 27 points in the third quarter to end the game on the 45-point mercy rule.

“We played another tougher opponent and played better this week,” NCTA head coach Kirby Rasco said.

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Cooler water brings on the bite

September 13, 2014

You can’t absolutely predict the fishing for any given day, but you can get close immediately before the rain falls or even during the rain.

Recent weather events gave us some drizzly and overcast days that typically are some great times to find active fish.

The recent rains did cool the surface temperatures of all local bodies of water, and the fishing is taking off.

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