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Lady Pirates now looking ahead

June 3, 2015

It was a challenging softball season for the Granbury Lady Pirates, but from challenges often comes success.

That is the focus of coach Mallory Smith.

“Even though we did not make the playoffs this season, I believe the girls learned a lot about the game to prepare them for district next season,” she said.

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Pirates overcame rain, youth to reach playoffs

June 3, 2015
Pirates overcame rain, youth to reach playoffs

The 2015 baseball season can be best described in one word, according to Granbury coach Brad Eppler.

Rain.

“Rain marked the season. If you look at where we’d be if we’d gotten the tournaments in, we’d be knocking on 20 wins,” said Eppler. “Plus, the experience from all the extra games would have been invaluable.”

The Pirates finished 14-10-2, including 9-5 in District 8-5A.

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Briggs Berry honored at golf awards

June 3, 2015
Briggs Berry honored at golf awards

On an evening that also honored their late teammate Briggs Berry, Zac Wall and Davis McDuff shared Most Valuable Player honors when the Granbury Pirates golf team presented their end-of-the-year awards recently at Harbor Lakes Golf Club.

McDuff qualified for the Class 5A Region I Tournament, which also earned him second-team all-region honors.

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Brister brushes off defeat, brings back gold

May 20, 2015
Brister brushes off defeat, brings back gold

AUSTIN – Move aside Wheaties, there’s a new breakfast of champions.

“I guess the Lucky Charms I ate this morning helped me,” said Tolar pole vaulter Rodie Brister moments after winning a gold medal at the University Interscholastic League Class 2A State Track and Field Meet Friday.

Brister was referring to an instance that will likely stand in Tolar sports lore for a long time.

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Heights grabs series opener over Pirates at Tidwell

May 9, 2015
Heights grabs series opener over Pirates at Tidwell

The legendary Sammy Baugh was once asked if a dropped pass in the end zone early in the game might have made a difference in a 73-0 loss by the Washington Redskins to the Chicago Bears.

“Sure. The score would have been 73-7,” he quipped.

Granbury Pirate baseball coach Brad Eppler had a similar answer.

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GHS athletes compete in Class 5A regionals

May 6, 2015

The Granbury track season came to an end at the Class 5A Region I Meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Tiffany Henney led GHS, placing fifth in the triple jump (33-0). Gabbie Nunn tied a personal-best height of 5-2 to place sixth in the high jump.

“The regional track meet is very tough mentally because you don’t have your entire team there for support and it is a very different atmosphere and experience,” said Lady Pirates coach Amber Ward.

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Pirates manhandle Crowley to garner postseason spot

May 6, 2015

CROWLEY – For a team with the weight of the season on its shoulders, the Granbury Pirates looked more relaxed against Crowley than Jimmy Buffett on a Caribbean beach.

The Pirates defeated Crowley 9-0 Friday night to secure the fourth and final baseball playoff berth from District 8-5A.

“I think we do a good job of not pressing too hard,” said Pirates first baseman Tristan Fallin, who was 2-for-3 with a double, walk and pair of runs batted in.

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Late-game loss leaves Pirates in must-win spot

May 2, 2015
Late-game loss leaves Pirates in must-win spot

Baseball is full of hits and misses.

And if the Granbury Pirates didn’t start getting more hits before last night, they may very well be missing the playoffs today.

The Pirates were held to a single run for a second straight game Wednesday night, losing 5-1 to Aledo at Tidwell Field.

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Centennial loss leaves Pirates in fourth

April 29, 2015
Centennial loss leaves Pirates in fourth

The Granbury Pirates were hoping to be playing for playoff seeding at this point in the season.

Instead, they are playing for a spot in the playoffs.

Monday’s 3-1 loss to Burleson Centennial at Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth left the Pirates with an 8-4 District 8-5A record (13-6-2 overall).

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GHS seniors have big day in season-ending loss

April 29, 2015

Taelyn Beadle wrapped up her career as a Granbury Lady Pirate with a perfect performance at the plate Saturday, but the Lady Pirates dropped their season final at Crowley, 13-5.

Beadle reached base all four times she came to bat, going 3-for-3 and getting hit by a pitch. She also drove in four runs.

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