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Pirates shut down Centennial, 3-0

February 14, 2015

Granbury Pirates’ boys soccer coach Doug Kissinger felt like a few breaks came their way Tuesday in a 3-0 District 8-5A victory over Burleson Centennial at Pirate Stadium.

Junior goal keeper Josiah Hall recorded the shutout in goal for the Pirates, and three different players scored for Granbury.

“It was an aggressive game,” Kissinger said.

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GHS JV girls undefeated in district

February 14, 2015
GHS JV girls undefeated in district

Granbury High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team completed a perfect 14-0 record against the other District 8-5A JV squads, finishing the season with Tuesday night’s 43-38 road win over Burleson Centennial. Team members are (front, from left) Avery Villa, Bailey Andres, Kylee Sparks, Ashton Edwards, (back row) coach Kristen Treppa, Ashley Joyner, Kaylee Keating, Gabbie Nunn, Sydnie Knowles and Baylie Martin.

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Pirates pull away for key victory

February 11, 2015
Pirates pull away for key victory

There was no keeping Clay Brawner out of the gym Friday night – even one day after he had surgery to repair his injured left knee.

Brawner sat on the sidelines as his Granbury Pirates teammates defeated Joshua, 46-28, in their District 8-5A basketball contest in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS.

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GHS girls fall to Joshua

February 11, 2015
GHS girls fall to Joshua

Friday night’s girls basketball game started off with a promising first half, but the Granbury Lady Pirates saw their work collapse after intermission.

Joshua went on a shooting barrage for a 9-0 run to start the second half and outscored the Lady Pirates 24-9 overall in the third quarter on the way to a 64-48 District 8-5A victory in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS.

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GHS boys top Joshua

February 11, 2015

The Granbury boys soccer squad recorded a 5-2 victory over Johsua on the road Friday night in a District 8-5A contest.

Five different players scored for the Pirates (3-1 in district, 5-1 overall).

The Pirates were coming off their first loss of the season, in a district match against Cleburne.

“It was good to see the guys bounce back,” GHS coach Doug Kissinger said.

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Lady Pirates shut out

February 11, 2015

Joshua scored two goals in each half Friday night for a 4-0 District 8-5A girls soccer victory over the Granbury Lady Pirates at Pirate Stadium.

“We didn’t play well at all,” Lady Pirates’ head coach David Winkleman said. “We chased the game. We didn’t connect our passes.

“We are kind of beaten up, but we made Joshua look good.

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Pirates secure another victory

February 7, 2015

The Granbury Pirates got 17 points from senior post Mitchell May and produced almost half their scoring at the free throw line in Tuesday’s 65-52 road basketball win over Cleburne in District 8-5A play.

The victory kept coach David Breazeale’s Pirates (7-3 in district, 19-5 on the season) one step ahead of 6-4 Burleson High in the standings, in third place behind Everman (9-1) and Crowley (8-2).

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Cleburne clips Lady Pirates, 66-58

February 7, 2015

Cleburne, battling for a playoff berth, forced the Granbury girls into 21 turnovers and overcame a first-quarter deficit for a 66-58 District 8-5A basketball contest Tuesday night in Cleburne.

The loss came despite 14 points from Erin Jones – plus 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots from Amber Strange.Caroline Forrest added 12 points.

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GHS begins play in spring tennis

February 7, 2015

Let the spring begin – if not the weather, at least the spring tennis season.

The Granbury Pirates’ tennis squad played host to the Highway 377 Invitational tournament on Jan. 30.

Granbury’s Trace Chiappe and Beau Pritchard took fourth place in boys doubles. Jonathan Sager and Steinmann were 19th in doubles.

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Pirates sustain first soccer loss

February 7, 2015
Pirates sustain first soccer loss

Granbury boys soccer coach Doug Kissinger insisted that Wednesday’s 3-1 District 8-5A loss – the Pirates’ first setback this season – was all on him.

Kissinger stated that the loss was “100 percent my fault,” after the Pirates slipped to 2-1 in district play and 4-1 overall with the loss to Cleburne at Pirate Stadium.

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