Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Stephen Hodge will be defensive coordinator for the Granbury Pirates this year.
Hodge, a standout player in Tatum and later at Texas Christian University, was drafted by the Cowboys in 2009.
Injuries cut short his NFL career.
Hodge most recently coached in Rusk.
The defensive coordinator will be joined by new football assistants Jody Brown, Anthony Overstreet and Jordon Sweatt.…
Before the World Cup competition began, the USA’s group was referred to as “The Group of Death.”
No way the U.S. would get out of the group and advance, most thought. In fact, they were picked fourth out of the four teams.
So much for prognosticating.
Locally, the Granbury sports programs can take a cue from Team USA.…
The Granbury SEALS swim team began the 2014 season where they left off in 2013.
In dominant fashion.
The SEALS won both the male and female divisions in convincing fashion at the Weatherford Swim Meet this past Friday. The ladies won by nearly 1,400 points, while the guys won by more than 800 points, with Weatherford finishing second in both divisions.…
Led by Nathan Hickey’s dominant performance this season, the Granbury Pirates posted their most baseball victories since the 2009 season.
It was rewarded by the coaches in District 7-4A as eight Pirates were named all-district.
The senior record-setting pitcher/shortstop was named most valuable player.
Hickey had a hand in nearly half of the Pirates’ wins as they finished 19-11 overall and 11-3 in District 7-4A.…
There are a couple of things local folks can always count on in the summer.
A lot of heat.
And a lot of success by the Granbury SEALS swim team.
The SEALS, coached by Janet Steenberge, are coming off the team’s best summer ever. They sent a club-record 62 swimmers to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas, winning 27 medals and setting six state records.…
Nathan Hickey has one more baseball game representing the Granbury Pirates.
Saturday, the Pirate standout will be on the North All-Stars roster when they face the South All-Stars at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Game time is 7 p.m.…
New Granbury Lady Pirates basketball coach Steve Schmidt goes through defensive drills with a youngster during a recent girls basketball camp. The camp is one of many offered by the Granbury ISD, along with others in Tolar and Lipan. The camps feature a variety of sports. For registration information, watch the Hood County News, hcnews.com, and check the respective schools’ websites.…
Several Granbury High sports programs recently handed out postseason awards as baseball, boys golf, boys and girls soccer and softball honored their own.
Boys golf gave a special Fighting Heart Award to Briggs Berry. The junior missed the fall season and is in the hospital working to recover from a bone marrow transplant.…
Ryan Suitt is one heck of a high school quarterback.
Most anyone in Granbury and District 7-4A will attest to that.
And so, it seems, will the folks at All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth.
The websites hudl.com and collegepromoters.com, along with two verbal sources, have confirmed the Granbury student-athlete’s intent to transfer to All Saints this fall for his senior year.…