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Lady Pirates receive all-district recognition

February 28, 2015

Granbury senior guard Caroline Forrest was voted as a first-team all-District 8-5A basketball performer, and teammate Amber Strange earned the honor of Sophomore of the Year for the 2014-2015 season.

The eight district coaches voted on the honors, which also included Granbury’s Bryce Frank and Erin Jones on the second team.

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Pirates edged by Everman boys, 1-0

February 28, 2015

The Granbury boys soccer team first had to delay its trip to Everman for one day to avoid potentially dangerous roadways, then ran into some tough going on the field Wednesday evening.

The host Bulldogs recorded a 1-0 victory over Coach Doug Kissinger’s Pirates.

The Pirates slipped to 6-3 against district foes, and 8-3 on the season.

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Lady Pirates post another shutout

February 28, 2015

Marissa Baird scored twice on Wednesday night as the Granbury Lady Pirates notched their third consecutive District 8-5A soccer shutout, 3-0 at Everman.

The Lady Pirates (5-4 in district, 6-7 overall) continued their recent move up in the standings with a triumph that GHS coach David Winkleman called “total domination,” – in which goal keeper Lauren Wood again posted a shutout.

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Windthorst’s hot start sinks Rattlers in bidistrict, 77-62

February 28, 2015
Windthorst’s hot start sinks Rattlers in bidistrict, 77-62

BROCK – A lightning-fast start bolted the Windthorst Trojans to a 77-62 win over the Tolar Rattlers in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball playoffs in a rare Wednesday night game.

The Trojans’ first three baskets were 3-pointers, forcing the Rattlers to fight from behind in the bidistrict tilt moved back a day because of icy weather.

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Lady Indians return to regional

February 28, 2015

EASTLAND – It’s a tradition.

The Lipan girls basketball squad is making another appearance in the Class A regional tournament.

The Lady Indians drummed District 18-A foe Huckabay, 69-25, Tuesday night at Eastland High School. The Class A regional quarterfinal triumph – which the Lady Indians led by 51 points late in the game – improved the Lipan girls’ season record to 30-3.

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Lipan boys fall to Throckmorton

February 28, 2015
Lipan boys fall to Throckmorton

EASTLAND – The makeup of the Lipan boys varsity basketball team easily could have been that of a junior varsity team – starting one freshman, two sophomores and a pair of juniors.

The Indians made great strides this season, grabbing the third-place playoff spot in District 18-A, but Tuesday night they were eliminated from postseason play by Throckmorton 76-60 in their bidistrict playoff game played at Eastland High School.

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Heights ends Pirates’ season, 61-44

February 28, 2015
Heights ends Pirates’ season, 61-44

BOSWELL – Perhaps with better luck, Granbury’s 61-44 loss to Arlington Heights Wednesday night in the Class 5A bidistrict playoffs would never have happened.

But the Pirates and their fans will never know.

Granbury was in a three-way tie for second place in District 8-5A when it lost senior point guard Clay Brawner to a season-ending knee injury.

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Pirates smash Burleson, 9-0

February 25, 2015

The Granbury Pirates sailed to a 9-0 victory over Burleson High Friday night in their District 8-5A boys soccer contest on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium, getting three goals from sophomore Bryce Gentry.

Coach Doug Kissinger’s Pirates (6-2 in district, 8-2 overall) are still in third place in the league standings with 17 points, behind first-place Cleburne (20 points) and second-place Everman (19).

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Lady Pirates start softball

February 25, 2015

The Granbury softball team opened the 2015 season by stepping into a pitching buzzsaw in last weekend’s Lufkin-Hudson Tournament.

The Lady Pirates, members of District 8-5A, lost all five of their games. Thursday they fell to Silsbee, 10-2, then lost to New Caney, 3-0. Friday, Granbury was beaten by Hudson, 9-3, and lost to Porter, 16-2.

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NCTA teams ready for regionals

February 25, 2015

The North Central Texas Academy girls and boys basketball teams are prepared for their Texas Association of Private and Parochial School Class A regional tournament, Thursday and Friday in Anna, south of Sherman.

The state-ranked Lady Pioneers (16-4) are attempting to win their fifth straight girls Class A state championship. The boys team is looking for its second consecutive state title.

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