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Pugh: We must adjust

September 6, 2014
Pugh: We must adjust

When taking on a buzzsaw, in most cases the buzzsaw wins.

Granbury Pirates head football coach Scotty Pugh described his team’s encounter with Azle last Friday night in those terms.

“We just ran into a buzzsaw,” Pugh said Wednesday morning in his office, referring to the 69-7 loss to the Hornets.

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Pirates deal out one-game suspensions

September 6, 2014

The Granbury Pirates went into Friday’s nondistrict football game at home against Denton High School with five players out of action.

In addition to starting quarterback Brody Ables, who is out for an extended time with an injury, four Pirates were suspended for the game. That’s a result of a scuffle between multiple players in last Friday’s 69-7 loss to Azle.

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Pirates smash Everman in Team Tennis

September 6, 2014
Pirates smash Everman in Team Tennis

Granbury demolished Everman, 19-0, Tuesday as the Pirates improved to 2-0 in District 8-5A Team Tennis.

GHS head coach Tyson Stewart indicated he was pleased with the way the Pirates took control early.

“This was another match where we had to come out and take care of business quickly,” Stewart said, noting the team’s previous domination of Burleson, 16-3, in the first district outing, Aug.

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Granbury Lady Pirates hold off Stephenville

September 6, 2014
Granbury Lady Pirates hold off Stephenville

The Granbury Lady Pirates almost had to work a little volleyball overtime Tuesday night, but ultimately put a stop to that train of thought.

The Lady Pirates, on top two sets to none, saw visiting Stephenville take the lead for most of the third set before Granbury surged back to secure a 25-14, 25-20, 25-23 home triumph.

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Lady Pirates third at Trinity

September 3, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates tied for third place Saturday in the eight-team, round robin Double T volleyball tournament at Euless Trinity High School.

Granbury (17-5) won two of its three matches on Friday, then opened Saturday with another victory. But the Lady Pirates, with Aubrey Ezell sitting out because of medical reasons, lost their final two matches.

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Azle stuns Pirates in season opener, 69-7

September 3, 2014
Azle stuns Pirates in season opener, 69-7

AZLE – There may be no logical way to explain Azle’s margin of victory over Granbury Friday night in the season football opener for both teams Friday night at Hornet Stadium.

After head coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirates tied the game at 7 on Brendan King’s 77-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, the Hornets scored 62 unanswered points for a 69-7 win over Granbury.

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Junior, sophomore in Pirates’ QB role

August 30, 2014
Junior, sophomore in Pirates’ QB role

Every year, football coaches must find younger players to fill the spots vacated by proven veterans.

In the case of the starting quarterback position for Granbury, none of the available candidates were seniors.

Two juniors, Dillon Graham and Brody Ables, were battling for the starting position since practice began for the 2014 season.

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Lady Pirates top Trinity once more

August 30, 2014
Lady Pirates top Trinity once more

Despite dealing with a significant emotional situation, the fourth-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team prevailed Tuesday over a tough Euless Trinity squad on the road for their eighth win in a row.

Before the match, the players became greatly concerned over the condition of a hospitalized friend. They were able to visit him after the match, according to head coach Tammy Clark.

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GHS rips Burleson in Team Tennis

August 30, 2014

Granbury High School’s Team Tennis district slate began Tuesday on the road with a blowout.

The Pirates dominated Burleson High, 16-3, to open the District 8-5A schedule.

Granbury swept all of the doubles and mixed doubles matches.

Tyson Stewart, in his first season as the Pirates coach, said the team took care of business.

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Lady Pirates keep tourney crown

August 27, 2014
Lady Pirates keep tourney crown

Mark down two in a row for the Granbury Lady Pirates.

For the second straight year, the Lady Pirates captured the championship trophy in their own local tournament, making it through the 18-team field of the double-elimination Granbury Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament without a loss.

The Class 5A Lady Pirates defeated an athletic Class 6A squad from Copperas Cove in the Gold Bracket’s title match Saturday evening, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14.

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