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Aledo sweeps Lady Pirates

October 11, 2014
Aledo sweeps Lady Pirates

The 11th-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates didn’t seem to be playing their best volleyball Tuesday.

That may have had a lot to do with how well their opponent and chief rival – third-ranked Aledo – was performing.

The Lady Pirates (6-2 in district, 24-9 overall) struggled early before staging a rally in the third set and ultimately falling to Aledo, 25-16, 25-13, 2-22 in the James Wann Sports Center.

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Pirates set for area

October 11, 2014

The Granbury Pirates halted a three-match losing skid in team tennis on Tuesday, dominating Crowley, 18-1.

The win closed out District 8-5A play, in which the Pirates won six of their seven matches.

Coach Tyson Stewart’s Pirates now advance to the first round of the area tournament, which will be in Granbury on Tuesday, Oct.

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Golfers fourth in local event

October 11, 2014

The Granbury High School varsity boys golf Purple Team took fourth place Monday in the Brazos Classic, the Pirates’ own annual 36-hole event staged at both Pecan Plantaion Golf Course and at Nufcracker Golf Course.

The Pirates finished with a team score of 656, ahead of Keller’s 699.

Class 6A Amarillo Tascosa won the team title with a 612, followed by Mansfield Legacy at 650 and Arlington Heights with a 651.

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Lady Pirates win sixth in a row

October 8, 2014
Lady Pirates win sixth in a row

The rest should be all downhill for the Granbury Lady Pirates, the 11th-ranked Class 5A volleyball team in the state.

The Lady Pirates thumped Everman, 25-5, 25-10, 25-12 as they closed out the first round of District 8-5A competition with another straight-sets win and their sixth victory in a row.

They were set to play last night in their showdown with district leader Aledo.

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Pirates have eye on area

October 8, 2014
Pirates have eye on area

The Granbury team tennis squad took a step out of district competition and cranked up the competition level Saturday with an eye to the playoffs.

Two visiting Class 5A schools from Wichita Falls provided the competition. The Pirates lost a morning match to the Rider Raiders, 18-1, then dropped their afternoon match to Wichita Falls High’s Coyotes, 16-3.

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Swim coach dripping with passion

October 8, 2014
Swim coach dripping with passion

Granbury High School’s swimming coach is so new that, well, he hasn’t even had time to get wet behind the ears.

But what 22-year-old Jason Pullano lacks in experience, he seems to make up for in enthusiasm.

Or, as he calls it – passion.

“Last year (GHS was) the district champion.

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Pirates stay close but lose, 12-0

October 8, 2014
Pirates stay close but lose, 12-0

Granbury head football coach Scotty Pugh indicated he couldn’t fault the effort of his players after his Pirates lost for the fifth time in as many outings Friday, a 12-0 District 8-5A decision against Everman.

The Pirates played the majority of the game needing just one touchdown to take the lead over the Bulldogs.

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Pirates focus on new goals in tough stretch

October 4, 2014
Pirates focus on new goals in tough stretch

Sometimes winning isn’t even among the top three immediate goals for a football team.

At least that’s what Granbury head coach Scotty Pugh is indicating now that his squad has started the season with four losses.

It’s time to refocus on what’s most important, he said.

Things like maintaining team unity and competitiveness take precedence when touchdowns are few and far between and foes are scoring an average of 46.5 points per game.

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Lady Pirates alone in second

October 4, 2014
Lady Pirates alone in second

A slick road victory over Burleson Centennial helped the Granbury Lady Pirates take sole possession of second place in the District 8-5A volleyball standings.

Coach Tammy Clark’s 23-8 squad posted a 25-18, 25-12, 25-13 win at Burleson Centennial Tuesday as the Lady Pirates improved to 5-1 with their fifth straight district win.

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Aledo tops GHS in tennis

October 4, 2014

Granbury suffered its first loss of the season in District 8-5A team tennis Tuesday in Aledo, falling 15-4.

Coach Tyson Stewart’s Pirates were 5-1 and 8-2 on the season going into Tuesday’s next district contest, at home against Crowley (4:30 p.m.).

Aledo is leading the district, at 6-0.

In the Aledo contest, Granbury won two of the top three girls singles matches.

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