Before the competition comes the learning.
And pizza and games!
Kids Night is one of the highlights of the annual Hood County News Tennis Festival. Its when youngsters gather to just have fun, learn a little about the game, and perhaps even begin the journey to being competitive in the future.
“You plant the seed and spark an interest,” said Granbury High tennis coach Jeff Bramlett of Kids Night.… Read the rest
Jeff Bramlett has bragging rights on the Pecan Plantation tennis courts for at least the next year.
Bramlett, teaming with Marko Boskovic, a 22-year-old Serbian, defeated Gonzalo Nunez and his partner, 25-year-old James Ingrahm from Barbados, 6-2 in their annual exhibition match.
The match is part of the annual Hood County News Tennis Festival.
“It was part of the master plan for him to win all those before,” said Bramlett with a grin.… Read the rest
GHS SPRING FOOTBALL
The Granbury Pirates’ annual spring football contests will be held Friday at Granbury Middle School Field. The subvarsity will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity to immediately follow.
The games are being played at GMS because of the installation of the new turf on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium.
Pirate head coach Scotty Pugh said about 200 players going into grades 9-12 reported for workouts.… Read the rest
12-Under Mixed Singles
Caleb Pritchard defeated Alana Rhodes, 8-6
Boys 14-Under Singles
Payton Freeman defeated Anthony Barnett, 7-5, 6-1
Girls 16-Under Doubles
Callie Mantooth/Breanna Hunt defeated Alex Jenny/Keelyn Taylor, 5-7, 6-3, 10-3
Boys 16-Under Doubles
Nick Sandelin/Bryten Otting defeated Zach Zagrocki/Brennan Ross, 8-0
Boys 16-Under Singles
Kyle Hutto defeated Miguel Alvarez by injury default
Boys 18-Under Doubles
Noah Smith/Peter Carpenter defeated Peter Mueller/Joel Rodgers, 8-6
Boys 18-Under Singles
Peter Carpenter defeated Peter Mueller, 6-4, 7-5
Girls 18-Under Doubles
Elizabeth Morton/Kasi Krieger defeated Megan Wright/Alyssa Tiger, 7-5, 6-2
Girls 18-Under Singles
Elixabeth Morton defeated Jordan Eicke, 6-1, 7-5
Women’s 6.0 Doubles
Liz Murphy/Debbie Hiler defeated Pam Glenn/Donna Engel, 6-4, 6-3
Women’s 7.0 Doubles
Gala Pryor/Sylvia Hickey defeated Debbie Bryant/Kerry Bryant, 6-1, 7-5
Women’s 8.0 Doubles
Carrie Rhodes/Johanna Willard defeated Bonnie Douglas/Jeannie Rodgers, 7-5, 7-5
Mixed Doubles 8.0
Todd Kline/Bonnie Douglas defeated Fred Carver/Carrie Rhodes, 6-3, 6-1
Men’s 7.0 Doubles
Michael Williamson/Victor Schoepf defeated Bill Lanus/Darrell Lyons, 6-1, 7-6… Read the rest
Continuing a tradition that stood for years when they were known as Happy Hill, the North Central Texas Academy boys track team finished third at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A State Track and Field Meet last weekend,
The Pioneers scored 69 points on the track at Baylor University in Waco, trailing champion Amarillo Ascension with 80 points and Wichita Falls Notre Dame with 72.… Read the rest
FORMER FROG SCHEDULED
FOR HONOR TODAY
Don Reynolds, a former TCU baseball player, is being honored at the 50th anniversary of the 1963 class by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch today when the Horned Frogs host the University of Texas Longhorns at 3:30 p.m. He played for the Frogs from 1959-63 and led the Southwest Conference in RBIs in 1963.… Read the rest
Eddie Lane has been fishing Granbury since the early 1980s. He is retired and enjoys his time on the water.
Eddie is known for his knowledge of the Brazos River, among other things. The book “Bridges over the Brazos” was published back in 2005, and Eddie and author Jon McConal have canoed and camped the Brazos, even retracing the canoe journey made famous by John Graves in “Goodbye to a River.” … Read the rest