Crankbaits key to right depth

August 1, 2015

Stripers, Hybrids, sand bass and even black bass will usually suspend at certain depths in the heat of the summer, especially if there is a thermocline present.

One effective way to work a lot of water and to generate more bites is to work a crankbait at a desired depth. The crankbait in the summer imitates the more active bait fish (shad), and those predators more apt to put up a chase will more than likely follow these baits.

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August 1, 2015



Date Opponent Time

(subvarsity matches precede varsity, except for Friday district matches, when varsity plays first)

Aug. 7 Haltom, Chisholm Trail

Boswell (scrimmage) TBA

Aug. 8 at Euless Trinity, scrimmage TBA

Aug. 11 Mansfield Lakeridge 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 13-15 Pearland Tournament TBA

Aug. 18 at Arlington Martin 5:30 p.m.

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Parks and Recreation

August 1, 2015


Team Bennett 5-0-1

Schwetty 4-1-0

Crushers 4-1-0

Rubber 2-2-2

The Beautiful 1-2-1

Pitch, Please! 1-2-0

Recess Rejects 0-4-0

Stunners 0-5-0



Foul Play 1-0

Plum Crazy 0-1


Jagerbombers 2-0

Bad News Bears 1-0

Home Wreckers 1-0

Pitchs Be Crazy 1-0

I’d Hit That 0-1

Xtreme 0-1

Down For Whatever 0-1

Leather & Lace 0-2


Bomb Squad 1-0

Guns & Glitter 1-0

Pop Outs 1-1

Caught Looking 1-1

Busters 0-1

Thundersticks 0-1


Then & Now 2-0

Fireballs 2-1

Angry 2-1

Strokers 2-1

The Handlers 1-2

Strikers 1-2

Demon Sports 0-3


Triple Crown 2-0

Bomb Squad 0-2



Warriors 1-0

Kosova 1-0

Bullets 1-0

Free Agents 1-1

Swish Happens 0-1

Layup City 0-1

Spikes 0-1

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Sports Briefs

August 1, 2015



Granbury Pirate football players will kick off practices on Monday.

Football players in grades 10-12 will report at 7 a.m. for equipment sizing, with practice from 8-10 a.m. These players will practice from 7-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with weights and film review from 9:15-10 a.m.

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Play at second

August 1, 2015
Play at second

Preston Wells of Demon Sports heads into second base while J.R. Campbell of the Fireballs prepares to field the ball during action in the Granbury Parks and Recreation Summer I Adult Softball League. The Summer II season is now underway.

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Families help SEALS be one big, happy family

August 1, 2015

A famous restaurant has a slogan, “When you’re here, you’re family.”

The same is true of the Granbury SEALS swim team.


One of the strengths of the long-running summer program is having numerous members from the same family participate year after year.

Many of the 88 athletes competing at this weekend’s Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas in Bryan/College Station are from the same family.

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Thomas captures elite prize

August 1, 2015

Wimbledon, are you watching?

Katelyn Thomas, 14, of Granbury continued her successful youth tennis career with a runner-up finish in the 2015 United States Tennis Association National Clay Court Championships in Plantation, Florida.

Thomas and her doubles partner, Carmen Corley from New Mexico, brought home what is known in tennis circles as a Coveted Silver Ball in the Girls 14s division.

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Diving right in

August 1, 2015
Diving right in

Makenzie Scott makes a diving save of the ball during this past week’s volleyball camp at Granbury High School while Taylor Hammond looks on. The camp was the last of the summer for the Granbury School District. It also served as a lead-in to the start of volleyball practices for the Lady Pirates and teams across Texas beginning Monday morning.

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Are you ready for some football – and volleyball?

August 1, 2015

Monday all over the state, footballs will be flying and volleyballs will be bouncing as teams across the state can hold practices for the first time.

The same will be true in Hood County as teams at Granbury, Tolar, Cornerstone and North Central Texas get underway with workouts.


Tolar Coach Mike Franklin begins the season needing just four victories to reach 100 for his career.

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Four from G’bury wrap up summer with Sox

August 1, 2015

The summer baseball season came to an end for four players from Granbury as the Texas Sox 18-U team won three of five games in a tournament in Houston this past weekend.

Payton Rhodes, Landon Weatherly, Tristan Fallin and Jake Hamilton helped the team to an overall record of 23-8 this summer.

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