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Pirates’ Hickey named TSWA All-State

July 30, 2014
Pirates’ Hickey named TSWA All-State

Hickey

As arguably one of the best high school pitchers in Texas, Nathan Hickey drew a lot of attention playing shortstop.

While he compiled some eye-popping numbers on the mound during his senior season with the Granbury Pirates, Hickey has been honored twice as an all-state shortstop.

The most recent accolade at that position came when the Texas Sports Writers Association named him among the honorable mentions on its Class 4A team.

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Former Dallas Cowboy to coach Pirates defense

July 15, 2014

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.

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New league brings challenges, chances for GHS sports

July 9, 2014

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.

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SEALS make big splash at first home meet

June 25, 2014
SEALS make big splash at first home meet

KEEPIN’ ON: Ashley Loveless of the Granbury SEALS swim team continues to compete despite her goggles having slipped from her eyes and down on her face. The SEALS dominated their opposition for a second consecutive week, easily winning both the male and female divisions of their own meet this past Saturday at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center.

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Granbury SEALS dominate in opening meet

June 18, 2014

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.

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Dominant GHS pitchers paces 8 all-district

June 14, 2014

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.

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SEALS set to start summer swimming

June 11, 2014
SEALS set to start summer swimming

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.

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Hickey among elite group at all-star contest

June 11, 2014
Hickey among elite group at all-star contest

Hickey

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.

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Teaching defense

June 11, 2014
Teaching defense

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.

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GHS honors spring sports squads

June 11, 2014

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.

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