Junior tourneys draw praise from on high

July 4, 2015
Junior tourneys draw praise from on high

Junior golf in Hood County received a ringing endorsement recently.

Mr. Hood County Golf himself, Lelan Chiles, likes the progress of the game among youngsters, particularly the work First Tee is doing.

“That First Tee program is a great thing,” he said. “I help Mark (Hackney, director) out a little bit, and it is really great to see how those kids love it and are learning.”

Chiles also praised the Hood County News/First Tee Junior Golf Tournaments.

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Tolar grad Wallace making return to IFYR event

July 4, 2015

Making a trip to Shawnee, Oklahoma, has become part of the Wallace family calendar.

For a third straight year, recent Tolar High School graduate Hanna Wallace will be competing in the International Finals Youth Rodeo. The event begins tomorrow and runs through July 10.

The IFYR is called the world’s richest youth rodeo.

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Water flow has an effect on fish

July 4, 2015

Periodic releases of water have an effect on fishing. The change in flows affects the patterns you use and the locations of the fish.

The other sad news is that large releases during the heavy rain periods will release fish downstream as our dam opens under the surface, and those fish in that part of the water column are sent downstream.

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Parks and Recreation

July 4, 2015


Sunday summer league


Crushers 1-0-0

Team Bennett 1-0-0

The Beautiful 0-0-1

Busters 0-0-1

Pitch, Please! 0-0-0

Recess Rejects 0-0-0

Schwetty 0-1-0

Stunners 0-1-0


Beautiful 5, Busters 5

Crushers 7, Stunners 3

Team Bennett 5, Schwetty 4


Summer Men’s

Final regular-season standings

Lonnie 4-1

Alban 4-1

Villa 3-2

Abrego 3-2

Long Shots 1-4

Spikes 0-5


Alban 73, Spikes 29

Villa 77, Long Shots 29

Lonnie 53, Abrego 51

Abrego 62, Spikes 48

Villa 75, Alban 67

Lonnie 52, Long Shots 37

Lonnie 62, Villa 55

Alban 64, Abrego 61

Long Shots 47, Spikes 44

Villa 70, Spikes 60

Abrego 89, Long Shots 47

Alban 64, Lonnie 56

Abrego 81, Villa 67

Lonnie 86, Spikes 42

Alban 81, Long Shots 53

Postseason tournament

First round

Villa 83, Long Shots 47

Abrego 81, Spikes 64

Alban bye

Lonnie bye

Second round

Villa 63, Alban 55

Lonnie 69, Abrego 64

Winners bracket

Game 7 – Lonnie vs.

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Gymnast 10th in nation

July 4, 2015
Gymnast 10th in nation

Mission accomplished.

Rachel Torres of Gym Kats improved in all three competitions at the USA Gymnastics Tumbling and Trampoline Level 8-10 Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Torres, 14, finished in the top 20 in all three events at Level 8, topped by finishing 10th in tumbling. She was 16th in trampoline and 18th in double-mini, a routine that involves two miniature trampolines.

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Undefeated Blaze win regional championship

July 1, 2015

The Granbury Blaze kept their perfect record intact over the weekend, capturing the championship of the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) regional tournament in Burleson.

The Blaze, in improving to 19-0, defeated the Burleson Commanders 15-4 in the championship game. Ellie Alezander had a double, triple and drove in four runs.

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SEALS claim second meet of summer

July 1, 2015

The Granbury SEALS returned to action this past weekend at the Ridglea Pool Association Swim Meet and returned home with the overall championship.

SEALS female swimmers easily won their portion of the meet, outscoring runner-up Ridglea 633-203. However, Ridglea won the male portion of the competition in a close contest, 399-392.5.

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Look what I found

July 1, 2015
Look what I found

Sam Lively of Granbury shows off a giant catfish he found recently when the deluge of rain raised waters to their highest level in years in lakes around the state, including Granbury. The fish had washed up on the shore and he returned it to the water.

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Jayjohn takes over as GHS softball coach

June 27, 2015

Who says there’s no trading in high school sports?

While it wasn’t planned as such, that’s what the Granbury school district and the Northwest school district did with softball coaches.

A few weeks ago Mallory Smith left after two seasons as head coach of the Lady Pirates to become an assistant at the new Eaton High School in the NWISD.

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AMS hands out athletic awards

June 27, 2015

Acton Middle School honored its top athletes from the 2014-15 school year recently.

Among eighth-grade girls, Yari Press was named All-Around Athlete.

Most valuable players in each sport for the girls were presented to:

Eighth grade – Lani Hickey, basketball; Kelby Been, volleyball; Chloe LeFaive, track.

Seventh grade – Jayla Hall, basketball; Payton Bell, volleyball; Brianna Venable, track.

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