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Pirates grab second win

November 26, 2014
Pirates grab second win

The Granbury Pirates overcame foul problems to beat Waco University 54-47 Friday night in their boys basketball season home opener in the James Wann Sports Center.

The win improved coach David Breazeale’s Pirates to 2-0 on the season.

The coach said he felt like the game was won on the free throw line, where the Pirates scored almost half (21) of their points.

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Lady Pirates top Timber Creek

November 26, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates moved to 2-0 on the season with a 48-30 basketball victory on the road over Keller Timber Creek.

Granbury got off to an almost unbeatable start, leading 17-0 at one point in the first quarter.

“We handled their press as well as could be expected,” GHS coach Steve Schmidt said.

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Allen honored as Pirates’ MVP

November 26, 2014

Senior Malik Allen was awarded the Johnny Perkins Award as the Overall Most Valuable Player with the Granbury Pirate football team for the 2014 season at the annual football banquet, held last Wednesday in the GHS cafeteria.

Among the other top awards were the Jimmy Tidwell Award for Offensive MVP won by senior Thomas Weaver and the Jerrell Bolton Award for Defensive MVP that went to senior Davis McDuff.

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Pirates open with wide margin

November 22, 2014

Coach David Breazeale’s Granbury Pirates opened their basketball season on the road Tuesday in Azle, but they hit their stride early in a 62-40 victory over the Azle Hornets.

Coach Eddy Prather’s Hornets, meanwhile, were shorthanded on their varsity roster because the school’s football team is still alive in the playoffs.

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Offensive coordinator, track coach resigns

November 22, 2014
Offensive coordinator, track coach resigns

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The offensive coordinator for the Granbury Pirate football team – who’s also the boys head track coach – has resigned to take a job with a private business.

Jodie Scott had been on the football coaching staff of head coach Scotty Pugh since they both arrived in 2008. Scott was hired in March of that year, according to Granbury Director of Athletics Dwight Butler.

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Cross-country awards

November 22, 2014
Cross-country awards

Members of the Granbury girls and boys cross-country teams who received awards for their fall season included (from left) Dylan Goosen (boys MVP), Lauren Hammonds (girls MVP), Nick Sandelin (boys Newcomer of the Year), Tiffany Henney (girls Fighting Heart Award), Beanne Irish (girls Newcomer of the Year), Sean Keys (boys JV Most Improved), Abbey Higginbotham (girls JV Most Improved), Norma Luna (girls Teammate Award), Casey Wells (boys

Teammate Award) and Kaylee Keating (girls varsity Most Improved).

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GHS girls win in coach’s debut

November 22, 2014
GHS girls win in coach’s debut

The debut of the new basketball coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates was a successful one.

Granbury stepped up its game in the second half Tuesday night in the James Wann Sports Center after trailing by a point at intermission to take a 55-43 victory over Saginaw in the season debut for the Lady Pirates.

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Lady Pirates fall in regional final

November 19, 2014
Lady Pirates fall in regional final

ABILENE – It was a slugfest, but Aledo managed to land a few more crushing blows than the Granbury Lady Pirates.

The Granbury Lady Pirates held a 2-1 lead in sets over Aledo Saturday in the Region I-5A tournament volleyball championship match at McMurry University’s Kimbrell Arena, but the Ladycats rallied to take a 26-28, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15, 15-10 triumph.

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Lady Pirates close fall golf slate

November 19, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates golf team braved the cold weather over the weekend, competing in the Texas High School Invitational at the Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana to close out their fall season.

The Lady Pirates finished in last place among the 12 teams competing. Mollee-Jo Crain led the Lady Pirates with a 201 two-day total (96-105).

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Coach sees team as ‘complete’

November 15, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates are making their historic second straight regional tournament appearance, and their coach said they are a “complete” team that worries opponents.

Coach Tammy Clark’s District 8-5A runner-up Lady Pirates (33-9) played last night (after deadline for today’s paper) in the Region I-5A tournament. They took on 26-13 Dumas, the District 3-5A runner-up, in their regional semifinal.

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