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Nine Lady Pirates on All-7-4A softball

June 7, 2014

Coming off the highest district finish ever for a Granbury High softball team, nine members of the Granbury Lady Pirates were named to the All-District 7-4A Team by the league’s coaches.

Destini Lopez earned Pitcher of the Year honors. The junior fashioned a 12-8 record with a 2.53 earned run average, along with 108 strikeouts and 29 walks in 94 innings.

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Nine Lipan players honored

June 4, 2014

The Lipan Indians (9-5) narrowly missed a repeat trip to the playoffs, losing a tiebreaker to Baird. A season that began with a 15-6 loss to Ranger ended strongly, including a 16-8 win over Ranger when the teams met in the second half of district.

Coaches in the district apparently took notice as seven members of the Indians were named to the All-10-A Team.

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Granbury golfer academic all-state

June 4, 2014

Chelsea Judge put a cap on her Granbury High golfing career by being named academic all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Judge received the honor that goes to graduating seniors who are in good standing with the team, of good moral character, and have a distinguished grade point average.

Judge recently competed in the Class 4A Region I Tournament individually for a second straight season.

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A better fit for Suitt?

June 4, 2014
A better fit for Suitt?

Hudl.com and collegepromoters.com websites, along with two verbal sources, including a Granbury High coach, confirmed Granbury quarterback Ryan Suitt’s intentions to transfer to Fort Worth All Saints this fall for his senior year. Suitt was the District 7-4A Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore and second-team all-district last season. In two seasons with the Pirates he completed 57 percent of his passes for nearly 4,000 yards with 34 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

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A fond farewell: Leta left her mark in more than basketball

June 4, 2014
A fond farewell: Leta left her mark in more than basketball

Over more than five decades of coaching and teaching, Leta Andrews influenced the lives of many young ladies.

Many were in attendance Sunday at the Granbury High cafeteria for a retirement party as the winningest coach in basketball history (1,416) said farewell.

“She’s going to be causing trouble for a whole bunch of you now,” joked Granbury High Principal Jeremy Ross as he introduced Andrews.

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Taking It To Next Level: Area athletes sign in variety of sports

May 28, 2014
Taking It To Next Level: Area athletes sign in variety of sports

A handful of area athletes recently signed letters-of-intent to play their respective sport in college.

Granbury pitcher Nathan Hickey, who set a school record with a 0.32 earned run average, has signed with Paris Junior College. Hickey is also only the third pitcher in GHS history to strike out 100 batters in a season.

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Tolar, GHS athletes academic all-state

May 28, 2014

Not only is Reagan Mabery one of the top athletes in Texas, she is also one of the smartest.

The Tolar pole vaulter, who recently made her fourth consecutive appearance at the Class 2A State Track and Field Meet, was named Class 2A Academic All-State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

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Who said there’s no spring practice?

May 24, 2014
Who said there’s no spring practice?

Malik Allen (with ball) of the Granbury Pirates prepares to pass to an open receiver Jacob Rose as members of the Lady Pirates volleyball team, (from left) Kelbi Hardin, Shelby Shade, and Bailey Davis rush him during a recent powderpuff football practice at the Pirate Pavillion. Outside, at Pirate Stadium, a powderpuff football game fundraiser benefited Granbury High’s Project Graduation, an all-night event following this Thursday’s (May 29) graduation designed to keep students in a safe and fun environment following their ceremonies that evening at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

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New Lady Pirates coach visits with faithful at meet-and-greet

May 24, 2014
New Lady Pirates coach visits with faithful at meet-and-greet

Steve Schmidt has yet to coach a game at Granbury High School, but he’s given his first winning performance.

Schmidt was well-received during a recent meet-and-greet with parents, fans and players.

“We like food, so we will be frequenting the eating places a lot,” Schmidt joked with the crowd. “We like basketball a lot, too.”

Schmidt was hired last month as the head coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates basketball team.

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Kids have great time with Gonzo

May 21, 2014
Kids have great time with Gonzo

Amidst the giggles and silliness are lessons to be learned.

It’s all part of the plan for Pecan Plantation Tennis Professional Gonzalo Nunez.

For a sixth consecutive year Kids Night was a big part of the Hood County News Tennis Festival.

“Right here, hit my head, okay?” said Nunez, after returning a volley with his forehead.

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