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Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

October 22, 2014
Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

JOSHUA – Granbury’s two young quarterbacks were deadly Friday night, combining for five touchdown passes to help lead the Pirates to their first football victory of the season, 33-2 over Joshua at Owl Stadium.

Kyler Young threw three touchdown passes while fellow sophomore Rustin Beasley, the starter at quarterback, threw for two.

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Pirates advance to regional

October 22, 2014

The Granbury team tennis squad qualified for the Class 5A regional tournament after reaching the area tournament finals.

The Pirates shut out Cleburne, 10-0, Friday morning to advance to the area finals against Aledo. The Bearcats, the champions in Granbury’s District 8-5A, took a 10-4 victory over the Pirates.

The top two teams advance, so Aledo and Granbury both will compete in the regionals, Oct.

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Lady Pirates alone in second

October 22, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team knocked off Joshua Friday night on the road, and found themselves alone in second place in District 8-5A entering last night’s games.

The Lady Pirates (9-2, 25-11 overall) defeated Joshua, 25-15, 25-11, 22-25, 25-12. The Lady Owls fell to 3-8, sixth among the eight teams in the district.

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Tigers hold on, nip Rattlers, 20-19

October 22, 2014
Tigers hold on, nip Rattlers, 20-19

HICO – With their extra point kicker sidelined earlier with an injury, the Tolar Rattlers tried and failed on a pair of two-point conversion attempts and Hico held on for a 20-19 football victory.

The District 7-2A, Div. I loss at Tiger Stadium ended Tolar’s five-game winning streak as the Rattlers slipped to 1-1 in district and 5-2 overall.

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NCTA rises to 2-0 in district

October 22, 2014
NCTA rises to 2-0 in district

With more than a little help from senior Tyler Hoskins, the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers posted their second district six-man football win in as many outings Friday, downing host Brownwood Victory Life, 44-18.

Hoskins scored five touchdowns, with one coming on a 47-yard interception return. He gained 234 yards rushing on 22 carries, and added 2 receptions for 53 yards.

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Sports Briefs

October 18, 2014

LADY PIRATE COACH SLATES BASKETBALL CLINIC ON OCT. 25

Steve Schmidt, the new varsity girls head basketball coach for the Granbury Lady Pirates, announced that Granbury ISD girls in grades 3-8 are invited to a free basketball clinic.

The clinic will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

A parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver at drop-off and to pick up the student when the clinic is finished.

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NCTA fights for playoff spot

October 18, 2014
NCTA fights for playoff spot

The North Central Texas Christian Academy volleyball team had a chance to clinch a playoff spot out of Div. I-A, District 2 TAPPS with a win last night at Denton Selwyn. This year’s Lady Pioneers are (front, from left): Maddie Smith, Emily Wilbourne, Abby Weedman, Sophie Schultz, Sydney Lindsey, Emily Bloyd, Cleo Nester, (middle row) coach Heather Wilkins, manager Jordan Wilkins, Jade Wilkins, Katrina Yu, Margaret Campbell, Julie Justiss, Kelsey Kacal, Kali Mulcahy, Heather Choi, (back row) manager Reagan Williams, Gabi Bianchi, Mallory Hearn, Lillian Ijeh, Cinthya Rivas, Korede Ahmedu and Esther Udonsi.

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GHS senior excels in both golf, football

October 18, 2014
GHS senior excels in both golf, football

Davis McDuff isn’t just a two-sport athlete for the Granbury Pirates. He excels in both golf and football.

McDuff, the leading tackler for the Pirate football squad, and was voted by his teammates as one of the team captains for 2014. The 5-9, 155-pound senior is a starter at safety for coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirate defense.

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Lady Pirates win, set for Burleson

October 18, 2014

Granbury’s Lady Pirates continue to win the volleyball games they’re favored to win, but that doesn’t mean coach Tammy Clark is fully pleased.

Tuesday’s 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 road victory over Crowley improved the Lady Pirates to 8-2 in district and 26-9 overall.

“I was a little disappointed in our execution,” Clark said.

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Pirates crush foe in area tennis opener

October 18, 2014
Pirates crush foe in area tennis opener

The first round in the area team tennis competition wasn’t a challenge for the Granbury squad, but coach Tyson Stewart still considered it a nice way to start the postseason.

Granbury blew away Fort Worth Western Hills Wednesday at the GHS courts, 19-0.

Yesterday morning at McLeland Tennis Center in Fort Worth, the Pirates played Cleburne in the second round of area.

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