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Lady Pirates keep tourney crown

August 27, 2014
Lady Pirates keep tourney crown

Mark down two in a row for the Granbury Lady Pirates.

For the second straight year, the Lady Pirates captured the championship trophy in their own local tournament, making it through the 18-team field of the double-elimination Granbury Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament without a loss.

The Class 5A Lady Pirates defeated an athletic Class 6A squad from Copperas Cove in the Gold Bracket’s title match Saturday evening, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14.

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GHS tops Weatherford in tennis

August 27, 2014

The Granbury High School tennis team was trailing Weatherford in their dual match Friday on the road, but stepped up and rallied to pull out a 10-9 victory.

GHS coach Tyson Stewart said the Pirates needed the come-from-behind victory against the Class 6A Kangaroos to propel them into the start of district play with an emotional boost.

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Pirates tested by Jackets

August 27, 2014
Pirates tested by Jackets

For the Granbury football team, Friday’s scrimmage at Pirate Stadium against Stephenville was a measuring stick – one with a strong, accurate throwing arm.

Coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirates were tested by Yellow Jacket quarterback Jarrett Stidham, a big-time recruit who has committed to play for Texas Tech.

Granbury’s defense allowed a pair of 17-yard touchdown passes by Stidham, and a 65-yard scoring toss by reserve quarterback Anthony Chavarria.

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Pirates challenged by greater expectations

August 27, 2014
Pirates challenged by greater expectations

Expectations are growing each year for the Granbury Pirates, and that’s a good thing as far as head football coach Scotty Pugh is concerned.

Pugh noted that his players have learned how to win, including their 9-2 season in 2013. That took the Pirates to the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.

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Pirates relish ‘underdog’ role

August 23, 2014
Pirates relish ‘underdog’ role

Granbury head football coach Scotty Pugh suspects that incentive may play a role in how his team progresses in 2014.

The Pirates are coming off of four straight playoff appearances. Their 9-2 record in 2013 was the most victories for a GHS football squad in nearly five decades.

That was in Class 4A, before UIL placed them in a 5A district with superpower Aledo once again.

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Coaches sign anti-drug letter

August 23, 2014

An open letter from coaches aimed at combatting what is described as a “perceived drug problem” within the Granbury ISD urges students to report anyone possessing illegal substances “immediately.”

The document is signed by Director of Athletics Dwight Butler along with the 17 varsity head coaches at GHS.

“We are revising our drug policy this year that will have more severe consequences for any student testing positive for illegal drugs,” states the letter, which was sent by GISD officials to the Hood County News Monday afternoon.

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Lady Pirates win home opener

August 23, 2014
Lady Pirates win home opener

The Granbury Lady Pirates, playing their home volleyball opener for the 2014 season, topped Arlington Martin 25-15, 25-20, 28-30, 25-16 Tuesday night at James Wann Sports Center.

GHS coach Tammy Clark said it was a “strong home opener against Martin. (We) did a good job of establishing all of the front row attackers on offense.

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Pirates outscore Huskies in scrimmage

August 20, 2014
Pirates outscore Huskies in scrimmage

Granbury’s first football scrimmage, Friday at home against Wichita Falls Hirschi, included some extracurricular action, but even that may have provided some teaching moments for head coach Scotty Pugh and his staff.

Both of Granbury’s offensive touchdowns came on long aerials from Brodie Ables to Nick Doughty – a standout receiver who had transferred to another school, but is back with the Pirates.

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Lady Pirates gain from big tourney

August 20, 2014
Lady Pirates gain from big tourney

The biggest high school volleyball tournament in the nation was also one of the toughest, and Granbury’s Lady Pirates were battling toe-to-toe with some of the best in Pearland, south of Houston.

Last week’s tournament, which swelled from its original size to include 86 teams, included multiple squads from the Class 6A ranks, GHS coach Tammy Clark said.

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Classic begins Friday

August 20, 2014

The Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament is set to begin with pool play Friday, to be followed by bracket play Saturday, all at Granbury High School.

Granbury’s Lady Pirates, No. 4 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s preseason Class 5A poll, will play host to the 19-team tournament.

Matches will be played in the James Wann Sports Center, Pirate Gym and the Activity Gym at GHS.

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