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Heights ends Pirates’ season, 61-44

February 28, 2015
Heights ends Pirates’ season, 61-44

BOSWELL – Perhaps with better luck, Granbury’s 61-44 loss to Arlington Heights Wednesday night in the Class 5A bidistrict playoffs would never have happened.

But the Pirates and their fans will never know.

Granbury was in a three-way tie for second place in District 8-5A when it lost senior point guard Clay Brawner to a season-ending knee injury.

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Lady Pirates receive all-district recognition

February 28, 2015

Granbury senior guard Caroline Forrest was voted as a first-team all-District 8-5A basketball performer, and teammate Amber Strange earned the honor of Sophomore of the Year for the 2014-2015 season.

The eight district coaches voted on the honors, which also included Granbury’s Bryce Frank and Erin Jones on the second team.

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Pirates edged by Everman boys, 1-0

February 28, 2015

The Granbury boys soccer team first had to delay its trip to Everman for one day to avoid potentially dangerous roadways, then ran into some tough going on the field Wednesday evening.

The host Bulldogs recorded a 1-0 victory over Coach Doug Kissinger’s Pirates.

The Pirates slipped to 6-3 against district foes, and 8-3 on the season.

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Lady Pirates post another shutout

February 28, 2015

Marissa Baird scored twice on Wednesday night as the Granbury Lady Pirates notched their third consecutive District 8-5A soccer shutout, 3-0 at Everman.

The Lady Pirates (5-4 in district, 6-7 overall) continued their recent move up in the standings with a triumph that GHS coach David Winkleman called “total domination,” – in which goal keeper Lauren Wood again posted a shutout.

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Pirates set for baseball

February 25, 2015

Even if the Granbury Pirates baseball team doesn’t knock the ball over the fence much this season, they still should get quite a few good knocks.

Head coach Brad Eppler said that the team should have plenty of players capable of hitting for a high average.

If the defense and pitching come along, they should be cooking by the time the District 8-5A schedule begins on March 17 at Burleson High.

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Brawner ninth in state in 50 meters

February 25, 2015
Brawner ninth in state in 50 meters

K. Brawner

Granbury High School sophomore swimmer Kaylee Brawner finished in ninth place overall in the 50-meter freestyle event Saturday in the Class 5A state meet at the University of Texas Swim Center.

She had placed sixth at state in that event as a freshman, when she became the first female GHS swimmer to reach the state meet since 2008.

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Shutout lifts GHS girls

February 25, 2015

The Granbury girls soccer team moved up from seventh to sixth place in the District 8-5A standings with a 2-0 victory over Burleson High Friday night on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium.

The Lady Pirates (4-4 in district, 5-7 overall) are now just one point behind fifth-place Burleson High.

“We’re climbing and struggling our way up,” coach David Winkleman said.

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Pirates smash Burleson, 9-0

February 25, 2015

The Granbury Pirates sailed to a 9-0 victory over Burleson High Friday night in their District 8-5A boys soccer contest on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium, getting three goals from sophomore Bryce Gentry.

Coach Doug Kissinger’s Pirates (6-2 in district, 8-2 overall) are still in third place in the league standings with 17 points, behind first-place Cleburne (20 points) and second-place Everman (19).

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Lady Pirates start softball

February 25, 2015

The Granbury softball team opened the 2015 season by stepping into a pitching buzzsaw in last weekend’s Lufkin-Hudson Tournament.

The Lady Pirates, members of District 8-5A, lost all five of their games. Thursday they fell to Silsbee, 10-2, then lost to New Caney, 3-0. Friday, Granbury was beaten by Hudson, 9-3, and lost to Porter, 16-2.

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Injured GHS senior standout misses helping teammates

February 25, 2015
Injured GHS senior standout misses helping teammates

Clay Brawner has been getting up early for years, but not to milk the cows. It was to feed his passion for basketball.

The 5-10 Granbury High School senior point guard has been in the habit of showing up at school early to work on his game. His basketball obsession remained alive week after week, shot after shot.

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