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Lady Pirates win final home match

October 29, 2014

The playoff-bound Granbury Lady Pirates posted a 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 District 8-5A volleyball win Friday at home over Burleson Centennial.

It was the final home game of the season for the Lady Pirates, and for seniors Breanna Crain, Aubrey Ezell, Madison Miller, Shelby Shade, Taelyn Beadle and Hannah West.

“They were really recognizing that was the last match they’re going to play on their home court this year,” GHS coach Tammy Clark said.

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NCTA loses in shootout

October 29, 2014
NCTA loses in shootout

Despite 324 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns on 29 carries from Tyler Hoskins, the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers suffered an 89-64 six-man football loss to Covenant Classical Thursday in Fort Worth.

Despite the setback, the Pioneers are still in contention for a playoff spot.

It was the only loss so far in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Div.

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Rattlers stay in title hunt

October 29, 2014
Rattlers stay in title hunt

TOLAR – The Tolar Rattlers notched their sixth win in eight outings this season Friday at Rattler Stadium, drilling the Eagles of Goldthwaite 39-26 in a key District 7-2A, Div. 1 football contest.

The Rattlers were dominant, rushing for 365 yards – a yard more than Goldthwaite’s total offensive output of 364 yards.

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Sports Briefs

October 29, 2014

NCTA BOYS 2ND, GIRLS 6TH

IN STATE CROSS COUNTRY

The North Central Texas Academy boys team finished as the runner-up team in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A state cross country meet held on Saturday at Connally Middle School in Waco.

The NCTA girls placed sixth overall in state.

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Pirates fall to Spartans

October 29, 2014
Pirates fall to Spartans

Granbury owned an early lead and was tied at halftime, but Burleson Centennial’s potent running attack produced a 75-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter on the way to a 33-31 triumph over the Pirates Friday night at Pirate Stadium.

The District 8-5A football contest featured offensive fireworks from Granbury’s starting quarterback Rustin Beasley and wide receiver Nick Doughty, who connected on touchdown passes of 25 and 20 yards in the opening quarter.

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GHS girls make regionals

October 29, 2014

For the third consecutive year, the Granbury girls cross country team has qualified for the regional meet.

The Lady Pirates took third place in the District 8-5A meet held on Oct. 23 in Cleburne. The two previous years, they had advanced to regionals when the school was in Class 4A.

Lauren Hammonds placed third for GHS in the district meet with a time of 19.32.

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Jonesboro tops CCA

October 29, 2014
Jonesboro tops CCA

The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders took a break from district football action Friday, but it was hardly a night off.

The Crusaders took on perennial six-man state power Jonesboro, which posted a 72-22 win over the visitors from Cornerstone.

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

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Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

October 25, 2014
Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

Even with a second-place spot in district volleyball all but clinched, the Granbury Lady Pirates were still diving around the James Wann Sports Center Tuesday like maniacs.

The effort wasn’t wasted, as Granbury put away Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19. The Lady Elks fell to 8-4 in district and 24-13 on the year.

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Shade comfortable as leader

October 25, 2014
Shade comfortable as leader

Shelby Shade has a long history in volleyball – and an even longer one as an effective communicator.

Those verbal skills come in handy for Shade in her role as a defensive specialist for the playoff-bound and state-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates.

The three-year varsity starter said that last season as a junior, stepping up into a leadership role was not a problem.

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Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

October 25, 2014
Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

Scotty Pugh is looking past the six varsity football losses so far this season. He’s even looking past last Friday night’s 33-2 thumping of Joshua.

“The first thing that sticks out anytime you start a season is, everybody is excited and worried about the results,” Pugh said. “We set forth from Day 1 and we wanted to improve every week in all three phases (offense, defense and special teams) of the game.

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