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Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

October 22, 2014
Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

JOSHUA – Granbury’s two young quarterbacks were deadly Friday night, combining for five touchdown passes to help lead the Pirates to their first football victory of the season, 33-2 over Joshua at Owl Stadium.

Kyler Young threw three touchdown passes while fellow sophomore Rustin Beasley, the starter at quarterback, threw for two.

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Pirates advance to regional

October 22, 2014

The Granbury team tennis squad qualified for the Class 5A regional tournament after reaching the area tournament finals.

The Pirates shut out Cleburne, 10-0, Friday morning to advance to the area finals against Aledo. The Bearcats, the champions in Granbury’s District 8-5A, took a 10-4 victory over the Pirates.

The top two teams advance, so Aledo and Granbury both will compete in the regionals, Oct.

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Lady Pirates alone in second

October 22, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team knocked off Joshua Friday night on the road, and found themselves alone in second place in District 8-5A entering last night’s games.

The Lady Pirates (9-2, 25-11 overall) defeated Joshua, 25-15, 25-11, 22-25, 25-12. The Lady Owls fell to 3-8, sixth among the eight teams in the district.

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GHS senior excels in both golf, football

October 18, 2014
GHS senior excels in both golf, football

Davis McDuff isn’t just a two-sport athlete for the Granbury Pirates. He excels in both golf and football.

McDuff, the leading tackler for the Pirate football squad, and was voted by his teammates as one of the team captains for 2014. The 5-9, 155-pound senior is a starter at safety for coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirate defense.

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Lady Pirates win, set for Burleson

October 18, 2014

Granbury’s Lady Pirates continue to win the volleyball games they’re favored to win, but that doesn’t mean coach Tammy Clark is fully pleased.

Tuesday’s 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 road victory over Crowley improved the Lady Pirates to 8-2 in district and 26-9 overall.

“I was a little disappointed in our execution,” Clark said.

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Pirates crush foe in area tennis opener

October 18, 2014
Pirates crush foe in area tennis opener

The first round in the area team tennis competition wasn’t a challenge for the Granbury squad, but coach Tyson Stewart still considered it a nice way to start the postseason.

Granbury blew away Fort Worth Western Hills Wednesday at the GHS courts, 19-0.

Yesterday morning at McLeland Tennis Center in Fort Worth, the Pirates played Cleburne in the second round of area.

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Pirates fall after long lightning delay

October 15, 2014
Pirates fall after long lightning delay

Up until Granbury’s last offensive play was over Friday night, local fans still had hope the Pirates might pull out their first football victory of the season in their Homecoming game against Cleburne at Pirate Stadium.

In a game that ended five hours after it began because of a 125-minute lightning delay on Johnny Perkins Field, the Pirates saw their efforts fall short in a 23-18 loss to Cleburne, as the Yellowjackets remained unbeaten through their first three District 8-5A contests.

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Lady Pirates roll over Cleburne

October 15, 2014

It was back to business as usual for the 11th-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team Friday as they took on Cleburne at home in their Homecoming contest.

The Lady Pirates defeated Cleburne, 25-13, 25-6, 25-9, in the James Wann Sports Center to get back on their winning track.

Granbury (7-2 in District 8-5A and 25-9 overall) had suffered its only District 8-5A loss so far on Oct.

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Cross country times show improvement

October 15, 2014

The Granbury High School cross country teams showed improvement almost across the board Friday when they competed in a meet in Mansfield, according to coach Amber Ward.

The girls placed 21st out of 44 teams competing, while the boys finished 28th out of 43.

Lauren Hammonds paced the girls squad, placing 42nd with a time of 20.53.

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Allen proving valuable at linebacker for Pirates

October 11, 2014
Allen proving valuable at linebacker for Pirates

If Granbury senior Malik Allen had his choice, he might never come off the football field.

But playing both offense and defense as hard as Allen does produces fatigue – and that does not lend itself to getting the most out of his considerable talents, according to coach Scotty Pugh.

Last season, Allen rushed for 1,015 yards and 17 touchdowns on a Pirate squad that had a 9-2 record.

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