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Ellison signs with Cisco

February 6, 2016
Ellison signs with Cisco

Keelen Ellison (seated, second from left), a member of the Granbury Pirates football team, has signed a letter of intent to play for Cisco College next season. Ellison will play for the Wranglers, who compete in Region V of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. Ellison, who also plays on the varsity basketball team, received the football’s program Josh Kubiak Award for being the most valuable special teams player.

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Pirates avoid upset with shootout win

February 6, 2016

The District 8-5A boys soccer race is starting to more closely resemble the wild, wild west.

For the second time in as many games, the Granbury Pirates went to a shootout in a road game. This time they came out victorious, topping rival Cleburne 2-1 Tuesday.

The previous Friday they dropped a 3-2 shootout at Everman.

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Granbury tennis opens spring in solid way

February 6, 2016

The Granbury High tennis team got the spring started by hosting their own tournament this past weekend.

The Pirates came away with a championship, two second-place finishes and a third place.

The Boys Doubles team of Bryten Otting and Beau Pritchard took the top spot in the A Division.

In the Boys Singles competition, Anthony Barnett came away with a runner-up finish in the consolation bracket of the A Division.

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Regional competitor

February 6, 2016
Regional competitor

Cooper Wallace is one of 27 members of the Granbury High swim team that is competing this weekend in the Class 5A Region II Meet in Mansfield. The top finishers in each event will qualify for state, along with a wild-card entry, the best second-place finisher in each event from across the state.

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Best in district

February 6, 2016
Best in district

Granbury junior Kaylee Brawner was named the Girls Swimmer of the Meet at the recent District 7-5A Meet. It was her third straight year to win the honor and she is seeking a third straight trip to state.

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Girls pull away late in big win

February 6, 2016
Girls pull away late in big win

The scenario was simple.

Lose Tuesday night and the Granbury Lady Pirates could basically start focusing on softball and track seasons.

Their hopes for the playoffs would be about as good as Donald Trump being elected president of Mexico.

But the Lady Pirates did win, pulling away late for a 54-49 victory against visiting Cleburne.

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Fourth-period collapse heartbreak for Pirates

February 6, 2016
Fourth-period collapse heartbreak for Pirates

Tuesday was a long “Law and Order” night for Granbury Pirates basketball coach David Breazeale.

It’s one of his favorite TV shows. It’s also his ritual after a basketball game.

When the Pirates win, he watches a couple of episodes. But when they lose, as they did Tuesday to Cleburne, it’s often a marathon deep into the night.

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Lady Pirates keep playoff hopes intact

February 3, 2016
Lady Pirates keep playoff hopes intact

Down by as many as 10 points in the second quarter, Granbury used a 28-1 run for a 42-27 victory against visiting Everman in a District 8-5A basketball game.

The win was critical for the Lady Pirates (5-6 in district), who were tied with Cleburne. Granbury was hosting Cleburne last night, with the winner having the inside track to the fourth playoff berth.

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Granbury soccer teams split at Everman

February 3, 2016

Granbury Lady Pirates soccer coach David Winkleman has stressed that every team in District 8-5A is good.

So his Lady Pirates will just have to be better.

And they are doing just that, having knocked off both opponents in league play, the most recent a 4-0 win at Everman Friday.

Marissa Baird and Lauren Wood each scored a pair of goals to lead the Granbury offense.

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GHS qualifies 27 swimmers for regionals

February 3, 2016

Success loves company.

For a second straight season the Granbury Lady Pirates won the District 7-5A Swimming Championships.

And this season the Pirates joined them.

The Lady Pirates easily outdistanced runner-up Aledo, 155-97. Meanwhile, the Pirates outswam Fort Worth Arlington Heights 176-141.

“believe our team showed their stripes,” said Granbury coach Jason Pullano.

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