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AMS hands out athletic awards

June 27, 2015

Acton Middle School honored its top athletes from the 2014-15 school year recently.

Among eighth-grade girls, Yari Press was named All-Around Athlete.

Most valuable players in each sport for the girls were presented to:

Eighth grade – Lani Hickey, basketball; Kelby Been, volleyball; Chloe LeFaive, track.

Seventh grade – Jayla Hall, basketball; Payton Bell, volleyball; Brianna Venable, track.

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Jayjohn takes over as GHS softball coach

June 27, 2015

Who says there’s no trading in high school sports?

While it wasn’t planned as such, that’s what the Granbury school district and the Northwest school district did with softball coaches.

A few weeks ago Mallory Smith left after two seasons as head coach of the Lady Pirates to become an assistant at the new Eaton High School in the NWISD.

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Granbury hosts first of two all-star baseball tourneys

June 24, 2015

The first of two all-star baseball tournaments to be held in Granbury this summer took place recently.

Highlighting play was a semifinals appearance by the Granbury Pirates in the 8-Under division.

The second Granbury All-Star Tournament will be July 11-12.

8-Under

The Pirates entered bracket play as the second seed behind the Joshua All-Stars.

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Pirate baseball, softball hand out team accolades

June 10, 2015

Top Granbury Pirate baseball players were recognized during a recent team banquet at Celebration Hall.

Payton Rhodes led the honors, being named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Landon Gray received Offensive Player of the Year, while Matthew Hickey and Landon Weatherly shared Defensive Player of the Year.

Chandler Roop was named Pitcher of the Year and Wesley Case was named Newcomer of the Year.

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Oak Woods Milers Club

June 10, 2015
Oak Woods Milers Club

Top runners in the Milers Club were recognized recently. Each received a certificate and t-shirt. Kindergarten: Blake Burcie, Isabella Gonzalez, Boston Gregory, Collier King, Levi Logsdon, Miley Maxwell, Payton Miller, Lucas Mills, Ten Bears Misiano, Carson Morgan, Larin Oliver, Nolan Porter, Kamden Pullen, Chevy Rasco, Dominic Rios. First grade: Grace Blevins, Bryson Carlock, Conaghey Carey, Bradyn Carpenter, Jack Clinckscale, Haden Freeman, Jagger Gonzalez-Montoya, Jaciel Guerrero, Kaleb Johnston, Baylor Oliver, Braxton Pugh, Margarita Ragsdale, Jordyn Steward, Lucas Sukampo, Will Webb.

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Top Brawner runners

June 10, 2015
Top Brawner runners

Top grade-level runners for the Brawner Milers Club are (from left) Jamie Martinez (fifth grade), Garima Shrestha (fifth), Kylie Moody (third), Hunter Fletemeyer (third), Anna Terry (fourth), and Brack Peacock (fourth). The group was recognized recently at the school.

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Brawner 100-milers

June 10, 2015
Brawner 100-milers

100-Mile Club members for Brawner Intermediate School are (from left) Abbie Pruitt, Garima Shrestha, Brack Peacock, Gabriel Reveles, Jamie Martinez, and Lu Johns De La Garza. The group was recognized by the school in a recent ceremony.

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SB coach leaving Granbury

June 6, 2015

After two seasons at the helm of the Granbury Lady Pirates softball program, Mallory Smith is leaving.

Smith announced via Facebook earlier this week that she will be joining the staff at Eaton High School in the Northwest School District. She will be an assistant softball and assistant volleyball coach.

“It’s hard to leave Granbury because it has been my home for the last five years,” she said.

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Summer ball

June 6, 2015
Summer ball

Granbury Pirate pitching standout Chandler Roop has spent his summers and falls playing for the Dallas Patriots since 2012. They are one of the largest select baseball organizations in Texas. Roop was named Patriot of the Year last August at the team’s annual banquet. Roop pitches, along with playing first and third base.

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Jr. golf tourneys are here

June 6, 2015

Perhaps the next Jordan Spieth or Rory McIlroy will be on the course at Granbury Country Club Wednesday when the Hood County News/First Tee Junior Golf Tournament Series gets underway.

The tournaments, a total of three, are for golfers ages 6-17. Other tournaments in the series will be played July 8 and Aug.

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