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Pirates absorb first loss

December 13, 2014

Granbury boys basketball coach David Breazeale said he could see it coming – his team’s first loss after starting with seven consecutive wins.

The conditions seemed right, he had noted behind the scenes before the Pirates’ nondistrict game Tuesday night in Corsicana, which the Pirates lost, 51-38.

The Granbury boys were coming off their tournament win in Boswell – the Applebee’s Classic – last weekend.

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Van Griffith Kia tourney starting Thursday

December 10, 2014

The annual Van Griffith Kia Basketball Tournament starts Thursday and continues through Saturday’s championship games.

Pool play begins Thursday morning and bracket play starts Friday afternoon.

The girls division will include Stephenville, ranked No. 6 in the state in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A poll. The other girls teams are Alvord, El Paso Burges, Kennedale and Stephenville in the White Pool, and El Paso Franklin, Godley, Granbury and Waco Robinson in the Purple Pool.

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Unbeaten Pirates win Boswell tourney

December 10, 2014
Unbeaten Pirates win Boswell tourney

The Granbury boys basketball team is still unbeaten, through seven games, and now has a tournament title to show for it.

Coach David Breazeale’s Pirates plowed through the three-day Applebee’s Classic at Boswell High School, taking down host Boswell on Saturday in the title game, 45-30.

The Pirates moved into the state rankings Monday, at No.

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Ezell, Strange all-state

December 6, 2014
Ezell, Strange all-state

Two members of coach Tammy Clark’s Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball squad were named all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association for the 2014 season.

Senior Aubrey Ezell and sophomore Amber Strange were named on the honor team after helping lead the Lady Pirates to the regional tournament finals for the second year in a row.

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Pirates top Kennedale, stay unbeaten

December 6, 2014

The Granbury Pirates got 19 points from Clay Brawner and remained unbeaten with a 65-60 basketball victory Tuesday night on the road against state-ranked Kennedale.

The Wildcats reached the Class 4A state championship game last season without a loss before finally falling to Houston Yates in the final, 86-79. Kennedale lost four players to graduation off that squad, including three who went to play for Div.

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Pirates whip Cougars

November 29, 2014
Pirates whip Cougars

Sophomore Eric Kirschner scored 17 points as the Granbury Pirates stayed unbeaten with a 59-43 nondistrict boys basketball victory over Abilene Cooper Tuesday night in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS.

Coach David Breazeale’s Pirates rallied from an early 7-0 deficit to move up to 3-0 on the season entering the brief Thanksgiving break.

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Ezell again tops volleyball honors

November 29, 2014

Senior volleyball setter Aubrey Ezell was voted Most Valuable Player in Granbury’s district for the second year in a row recently in voting by the District 8-5A coaches, while senior libero Breanna Crain earned the Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Ezell was also MVP as a junior in District 7-4A before UIL restructuring moved Granbury up to Class 5A.

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Lady Pirates drop pair of road games

November 29, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates slipped from being unbeaten to having a .500 record in a span of only two days early this week, falling to Stephenville on Monday and Midlothian on Tuesday – both road games.

Coach Steve Schmidt’s Lady Pirates lost to Stephenville, 45-27. Amber Strange and Erin Jones led GHS in scoring, with 9 and 8 points, respectively.

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Pirates grab second win

November 26, 2014
Pirates grab second win

The Granbury Pirates overcame foul problems to beat Waco University 54-47 Friday night in their boys basketball season home opener in the James Wann Sports Center.

The win improved coach David Breazeale’s Pirates to 2-0 on the season.

The coach said he felt like the game was won on the free throw line, where the Pirates scored almost half (21) of their points.

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Lady Pirates top Timber Creek

November 26, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates moved to 2-0 on the season with a 48-30 basketball victory on the road over Keller Timber Creek.

Granbury got off to an almost unbeatable start, leading 17-0 at one point in the first quarter.

“We handled their press as well as could be expected,” GHS coach Steve Schmidt said.

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