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Lady Pirates gain a lot from tourney

August 19, 2015

The Granbury Lady Pirates played in arguably the state’s toughest volleyball tournament this past weekend, the Texas Invitational in Pearland.

And while they were 2-5 in the seven matches played there, coach Tammy Clark is looking at more than what she saw on the scoreboard.

“It was a very challenging tournament where we were able to see what we need to improve on through the preseason to be where we want to be,” she said.

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Covington Tournament champs

August 19, 2015
Covington Tournament champs

The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers won the championship of the Covington Tournament this past weekend, improving to 4-0 on the young volleyball season. Bojana Vukadinovic was named the tournament MVP. The Lady Pioneers defeated Bynum 25-11, 25-20, Covington 25-17, 25-8, and Coolidge 25-14, 25-19. Pictured are (back row, from left) Lillian Ijeh, Bojana Vukadinovic, Lucy Ibeh, (middle row) coach Jordan Southerland, Mufaro Mutizwa, Emma Hickman, Sophia Schultz, Taylor Roach, Korede Ahmedu, (front row) Morgan Schaefer, Bailey Roach, Kelsey Kacal, and Abbey Kacal.

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GHS tennis opens with toughies

August 19, 2015

The Granbury High tennis team opened the season with three matches in two days this past weekend, going 1-2.

Playing Friday in Arlington, the Pirates lost 16-3 to Hereford and defeated Arlington Lamar 11-8. Saturday they came home they lost 18-1 to Lubbock Monterrey.

“This was a tough weekend of tennis for us to start the season with,” said Granbury coach Tyson Stewart.

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Scoreboard

August 19, 2015

GOLF

PECAN PLANTATION LGA PLAYDAY

18 holes

Silver Tees

Championship Flight

Gross – 1. Paula Marker.

Net – 1. Nancy Savage, 2. Madeline Longmire.

First Flight

Gross – 1. Debbie Dewey.

Net – 1. Donna Berry, 2. Debbie Jansen.

Green Tees

First Flight

Gross – 1. Evelyn Bourland.

Net – 1.

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Lady Pirates see key factors in VB win

August 15, 2015
Lady Pirates see key factors in VB win

Tuesday was more than simply being a volleyball season opener for the Granbury Lady Pirates.

It was a valuable lesson for what lay ahead for them this weekend in Pearland.

The Lady Pirates, ranked 10th in the state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, are entered in the Texas Invitational, which coach Tammy Clark called the toughest tournament in the state.

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Lady Pirates reloading for another shot at state

August 8, 2015
Lady Pirates reloading for another shot at state

The Granbury Lady Pirates knocked on the door of the University Interscholastic League Volleyball State Tournament the past two seasons.

With back-to-back regional runner-up finishes, Coach Tammy Clark’s squad is hoping to burst through and find themselves playing in Garland in late November.

And while they graduated arguably the greatest player ever to wear a Lady Pirates uniform – Aubrey Ezell is now playing at the University of South Carolina – Clark’s team returns plenty of talent and looks poised to make another postseason run.

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Pirates begin quest for playoff return

August 5, 2015
Pirates begin quest for playoff return

The process to get back to the playoffs began Monday morning for the Granbury Pirates as about 100 varsity and junior varsity players reported for the first football practice of the season.

Head Coach Scotty Pugh said he expects the total number reporting for this season will number around 200 once all the freshmen and the rest of the players return from summer break.

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AMS hands out athletic awards

June 27, 2015

Acton Middle School honored its top athletes from the 2014-15 school year recently.

Among eighth-grade girls, Yari Press was named All-Around Athlete.

Most valuable players in each sport for the girls were presented to:

Eighth grade – Lani Hickey, basketball; Kelby Been, volleyball; Chloe LeFaive, track.

Seventh grade – Jayla Hall, basketball; Payton Bell, volleyball; Brianna Venable, track.

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Jayjohn takes over as GHS softball coach

June 27, 2015

Who says there’s no trading in high school sports?

While it wasn’t planned as such, that’s what the Granbury school district and the Northwest school district did with softball coaches.

A few weeks ago Mallory Smith left after two seasons as head coach of the Lady Pirates to become an assistant at the new Eaton High School in the NWISD.

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Granbury hosts first of two all-star baseball tourneys

June 24, 2015

The first of two all-star baseball tournaments to be held in Granbury this summer took place recently.

Highlighting play was a semifinals appearance by the Granbury Pirates in the 8-Under division.

The second Granbury All-Star Tournament will be July 11-12.

8-Under

The Pirates entered bracket play as the second seed behind the Joshua All-Stars.

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