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GHS girls place 9th in Frisco meet

December 20, 2014

Granbury High School’s four girls qualifiers placed ninth out of 36 teams in the final team standings in the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coach Association’s North Texas Class 5A Swim Meet last weekend at the Frisco ISD Natatorium. The GHS boys who competed in the invitation-only competition finished 22nd. Six GHS boys qualified to compete.

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Granbury ties for 5th, Tolar 17th in final rankings

December 20, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates tied for fifth place with three other teams in the final Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A volleyball rankings, which were released earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Coach Scotty Miller’s Tolar Lady Rattlers tied at No. 17 with 16 other teams in the TGCA’s final Class 2A rankings.

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Lady Pirates drop second district battle

December 20, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates were missing their leading scorer and rebounder Tuesday night for their District 8-5A basketball clash in Crowley.

In the end, they also found themselves missing two points they thought they had in the bank.

Crowley defeated the Lady Pirates, 61-51 – officially. Granbury had scored two more points in the third quarter, and the Lady Pirates at first thought the final score was 61-53.

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‘Elite’ level Schmelz, others earn THSCA academic all-state honors

December 20, 2014

Granbury High School football player Michael Schmelz was recognized on the Elite academic all-state list compiled by the Texas High School Coaches Association for the 2014-2015 school year.

Cody Retz, another Granbury football player, was named on the first-team academic all-state list, along with Tolar football player Dakota Endsley.

Granbury also placed three football players on the second team academic all-state list.

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Three Pirates first-team all-district

December 20, 2014

Three Granbury Pirate football players were chosen as first-team all-District 8-5A for the 2014 season.

The three, all seniors, are inside linebacker Malik Allen, wide receiver Nick Doughty and tight end Thomas Weaver. It marked the second straight season Doughty has been recognized on the first team.

The coaches from the eight schools in the district – Burleson High, Burleson Centennial, Everman, Aledo, Cleburne, Joshua and Crowley, along with Granbury – voted on the all-district teams.

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Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic

December 17, 2014
Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic

Granbury Pirates boys basketball coach David Breazeale didn’t want to talk about recording his 400th career victory as a high school coach – a rousing 53-50 triumph over Lubbock Coronado that earned third place in the boys division of the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic on Saturday.

He was pleased, however, to talk about how last year’s pattern of heartbreaking, tight losses for the Pirates seems to have turned around this season.

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Lady Pirates close strong with victory

December 17, 2014
Lady Pirates close strong with victory

Everything came together for the Granbury Lady Pirates in their final game of the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic, Saturday morning in Pirate Gym.

After dropping their first three games of the tournament, the Lady Pirates downed Alvord, 69-48.

Sophomore post Amber Strange dominated for the Lady Pirates in that game with 16 points and 17 rebounds.

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Ezell an all-star selection

December 13, 2014
Ezell an all-star selection

Ezell

Chalk up one more honor for Granbury senior volleyball standout Aubrey Ezell.

The 5-7 setter has been selected to play in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s all-star game in Austin this July.

Ezell, who made two all-state teams as a junior and repeated on the TGCA all-state team this year, has signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball for the University of South Carolina.

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Lady Pirates drop pair of pool games

December 13, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates were in a giving mood in their first game of pool play Thursday in the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic, with 26 turnovers in a 51-40 loss to Robinson.

In their second pool play game Thursday, the Lady Pirates (4-8) had just 14 turnovers, but their shooting woes also continued in a 53-42 loss to Godley.

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GHS girls lose district opener

December 13, 2014
GHS girls lose district opener

Whether it was his team’s lack of intensity or Aledo’s aggressive defense, Granbury girls basketball coach Steve Schmidt simply didn’t like the results of what he saw in the District 8-5A basketball opener Tuesday night in the James Wann Sports Center.

Schmidt’s Lady Pirates (4-6) gave away the ball 26 times on turnovers and had two extended scoreless stretches that kept them from challenging the Ladycats.

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