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Pirates inspired by honorary captain Briggs Berry

September 20, 2014
Pirates inspired by honorary captain Briggs Berry

Briggs Berry was definitely a standout golfer and not a gridiron star, but the Granbury High School football team will be honoring him as one of its own the rest of the 2014 season.

Briggs died as an 18-year-old senior last Saturday while hospitalized in Cook Children’s Medical Center with an immune deficiency disorder.

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Granbury thumps Cleburne

September 20, 2014
Granbury thumps  Cleburne

The Granbury Lady Pirates cruised past Cleburne in straight sets Wednesday night on the road, 25-14, 25-10, 25-13, leveling their District 8-5A volleyball record at 1-1.

Coach Tammy Clark’s 10th-ranked Lady Pirates improved to 19-8 overall.

Clark said that the Lady Pirates played strong offensively.

“We didn’t get many defensive opportunities,” Clark stated.

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GHS netters drop Joshua

September 20, 2014

The Granbury High School team tennis squad just keeps on rolling.

The Pirates dominated Joshua, 17-2, on Wednesday as they won the fourth time in as many District 8-5A outings.

The possibility of rain in the area caused some changes in the format of the matches, GHS coach Tyson Stewart noted, but the Pirates quickly adapted.

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GHS runs in Brewer meet

September 20, 2014

Granbury’s varsity girls placed eighth out of 18 teams, and the boys were 10th out of 23 Friday, Sept. 12, in the Fort Worth Brewer/White Settlement cross country meet.

Lauren Hammonds was the top finisher among the Lady Pirates, placing 28th with a time of 21.50.

For the Pirates boys team, Hayden Coppenbarger led the way with a No.

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Pirates closer, but lose to Corsicana

September 17, 2014
Pirates closer, but lose to Corsicana

CORSICANA – For the second game in a row, the Granbury Pirates were in contention in the fourth quarter Friday night at Corsicana’s Tiger Stadium, but again saw a potential first win of the season slip away.

After falling behind 18-0 in the turnover-free game, the Pirates (0-3) made a field goal that pulled them within a touchdown and a two-point conversion of the Tigers with 7:44 left in the fourth quarter.

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Lady Pirates fall in Aledo clash

September 17, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates took on one of the other heavyweight volleyball contenders in District 8-5A Friday but lost in five sets to the fourth-ranked Lady Bearcats on the road.

Fourth-ranked Aledo (23-7) posted a 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-10 victory over coach Tammy Clark’s 11th-ranked Lady Pirates (18-9) in the district opener for both squads.

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Sports events moved from Tuesday

September 17, 2014

Because of the death of Granbury High School senior Briggs Berry on Saturday (see article, Page One), all GISD sports events that had been scheduled for Tuesday were either canceled or postponed.

Granbury High School’s varsity Team Tennis and varsity volleyball contests will now be played today (Wednesday, Sept. 17).

The GHS varsity Team Tennis matchup at Joshua will start at 4:30 p.m.

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Netters nail another win

September 13, 2014

Granbury improved to 3-0 in District 8-5A Team Tennis competition Tuesday at home against Cleburne, dominating the Yellowjackets, 17-2.

“Cleburne was another tricky match for us because of their style of play,” Granbury coach Tyler Stewart said. “Our kids came out strong on all courts and played their hearts out. We had to dig out some tough wins, but we came through.”

The Pirates swept to wins in all of the doubles matches – boys, girls and mixed.

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Pugh: best practice in five years

September 13, 2014
Pugh: best practice in five years

Competitiveness on the football field last week seems to have translated into more enthusiastic practices for the Granbury Pirates.

“I told the guys (Tuesday) that we had the best practice we’ve had in about five years,” coach Scotty Pugh said Wednesday. “We’ve had a really good week of practice. I couldn’t be more happy with the overall attitude and morale.

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West Texas sports connections alive in Granbury

September 13, 2014

Maybe it wasn’t that amazing that I ended up being the sports writer who covers Scotty Pugh’s Granbury Pirates to start the 2014 season, but I think it was.

Since I became the Hood County News sports editor Aug. 1 – returning to full-time sports writing for the first time since the spring of 2003 – I guess you could say I’ve had a West Texas reunion in Granbury.

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