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Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

October 25, 2014
Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

Even with a second-place spot in district volleyball all but clinched, the Granbury Lady Pirates were still diving around the James Wann Sports Center Tuesday like maniacs.

The effort wasn’t wasted, as Granbury put away Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19. The Lady Elks fell to 8-4 in district and 24-13 on the year.

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Shade comfortable as leader

October 25, 2014
Shade comfortable as leader

Shelby Shade has a long history in volleyball – and an even longer one as an effective communicator.

Those verbal skills come in handy for Shade in her role as a defensive specialist for the playoff-bound and state-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates.

The three-year varsity starter said that last season as a junior, stepping up into a leadership role was not a problem.

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Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

October 25, 2014
Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

Scotty Pugh is looking past the six varsity football losses so far this season. He’s even looking past last Friday night’s 33-2 thumping of Joshua.

“The first thing that sticks out anytime you start a season is, everybody is excited and worried about the results,” Pugh said. “We set forth from Day 1 and we wanted to improve every week in all three phases (offense, defense and special teams) of the game.

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Golf teams compete in Glen Rose

October 25, 2014

The Granbury girls placed fourth and the boys fifth in the Glen Rose Invitational Golf Tournament on Oct. 17-18 at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose.

For the Lady Pirates, Tifton Puckett’s 167 (86-81) total led the way.

“These scores earned her an automatic qualification for our final fall tournament in Texarkana,” Addison said of Puckett.

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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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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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