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Lady Pirates in battle for higher playoff seed

April 23, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates’ path to the softball postseason, once clear earlier in the week, became a little murky Friday with a 6-4 upset loss at Western Hills.

It cleared up some Saturday after the Lady Pirates defeated South Hills 4-1 at Chisholm Trail High School.

But whether Granbury will enter bidistrict as the No. 2 or No. seed from District 7-4A was still being decided last night.Read the rest

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Arnett lifts Granbury by Tech

April 23, 2014
Arnett lifts Granbury by Tech

On Senior Night a senior came through with a clutch performance for the Granbury Pirates baseball team in a 12-4 victory against Trimble Tech.

Daniel Arnett said he had been told before the start of Friday’s game to be prepared to come in and pitch.

And when the Granbury Pirates jumped out to an 8-0 lead, he was thinking it was the perfect no-pressure scenario should he be called upon to make his first pitching appearance of the season.Read the rest

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Judge wraps up solid GHS golf career

April 23, 2014
Judge wraps up solid GHS golf career

Chelsea Judge’s memorable Granbury High golf career came to an end recently with a fourth straight appearance at the Class 4A Region I Golf Tournament.

Judge finished 31st with a two-day total of 178 at the Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene. She shot 88 on the first day and a 90 on the second.

“She really hit the ball as well as I have seen her hit it, but not judging the high wind gusts on a couple of holes kept her out of the hunt for a medalist spot at state,” said Granbury coach Becky Addison.Read the rest

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Dramatic comeback sends GHS duo back to state

April 19, 2014

Just when it looked like the Granbury High tennis season was coming to an end Tuesday, it suddenly got extended a couple more weeks.

Well, not suddenly. It actually took one staggering comeback by Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton.

The Granbury senior duo secured their return to the Class 4A State Tournament at the University of Texas in Austin April 28-29 with a come-from-behind 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory in the playback match at the Rose Park Tennis Center in Abilene.Read the rest

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Granbury boys golf ties for 5th at regionals

April 19, 2014

The Granbury Pirates improved by a dozen strokes from the windy first day of the Class 4A Region I Golf Tournament.

Unfortunately, all teams in contention also improved at the Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene.

The Pirates went from a 331 to a 319 for a two-day total of 650. They finished tied for fifth with Cleburne, which improved by 40 strokes from the first day.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates narrowly miss upset of Aledo

April 19, 2014

With one swing of the bat, the Granbury Lady Pirates scored more runs in the first inning than the Aledo Ladycats had surrendered in all 12 previous district games.

And while Alyssia Allen’s grand slam gave the Lady Pirates a temporary 4-2 lead, Aledo survived the scare for an 11-6 victory that clinched the District 7-4A title for the Ladycats (21-4, 13-0).Read the rest

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Granbury vaulter Geis earns regional berth

April 19, 2014
Granbury vaulter Geis earns regional berth

Eugene Geis of Granbury qualified for the Class 4A Region I Meet in Abilene by placing fourth in the pole vault at the Area 7/8 Meet at Clark Stadium in Fort Worth Wednesday.

Geis cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to earn his spot in the April 25-26 regional competition.

“Proud of Eugene. Great job of vaulting for just being a sophomore,” said Granbury coach Jodie Scott.Read the rest

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Hickey dominant yet again

April 19, 2014
Hickey dominant yet again

On the heels of a perfect game, Granbury pitcher Nathan came close to a second straight no-hitter Tuesday.

Hickey settled for a one-hitter in a 6-0 win at Fort Worth Southwest.

Hickey struck out 12, raising his season total to 88. He is attempting to become only the third GHS pitcher to strike out 100 in a season.

The lone hit against Hickey (8-0) was a bunt.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates win key standings game

April 16, 2014
Lady Pirates win key standings game

This time the Lady Pirates had the most hits AND the most runs against South Hills.

Behind the four-hit pitching of Destini Lopez, the Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Scorpions 5-2 Friday at the Granbury field.

Granbury, meanwhile, collected eight hits.

When the teams met earlier in the district’s first round, Granbury outhit South Hills 6-1. However, the Lady Pirates lost the game 2-1.Read the rest

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Pirates stay in front

April 16, 2014

The Granbury Pirates remained tied with Arlington Heights atop the District 7-4A baseball standings with a 10-0 whitewashing of Western Hills Friday.

Granbury pitchers Landon Weatherly and Payton Rhodes combined to pitch a two-hitter. Weatherly struck out seven over three and a third innings.

It’s only the second time in 10 district games that the Pirates (15-7, 9-1 in District 7-4A) have not had a pitcher throw a complete game.Read the rest

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