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Fourth-period collapse heartbreak for Pirates

February 6, 2016
Fourth-period collapse heartbreak for Pirates

Tuesday was a long “Law and Order” night for Granbury Pirates basketball coach David Breazeale.

It’s one of his favorite TV shows. It’s also his ritual after a basketball game.

When the Pirates win, he watches a couple of episodes. But when they lose, as they did Tuesday to Cleburne, it’s often a marathon deep into the night.

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Lady Pirates keep playoff hopes intact

February 3, 2016
Lady Pirates keep playoff hopes intact

Down by as many as 10 points in the second quarter, Granbury used a 28-1 run for a 42-27 victory against visiting Everman in a District 8-5A basketball game.

The win was critical for the Lady Pirates (5-6 in district), who were tied with Cleburne. Granbury was hosting Cleburne last night, with the winner having the inside track to the fourth playoff berth.

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Granbury soccer teams split at Everman

February 3, 2016

Granbury Lady Pirates soccer coach David Winkleman has stressed that every team in District 8-5A is good.

So his Lady Pirates will just have to be better.

And they are doing just that, having knocked off both opponents in league play, the most recent a 4-0 win at Everman Friday.

Marissa Baird and Lauren Wood each scored a pair of goals to lead the Granbury offense.

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GHS qualifies 27 swimmers for regionals

February 3, 2016

Success loves company.

For a second straight season the Granbury Lady Pirates won the District 7-5A Swimming Championships.

And this season the Pirates joined them.

The Lady Pirates easily outdistanced runner-up Aledo, 155-97. Meanwhile, the Pirates outswam Fort Worth Arlington Heights 176-141.

“believe our team showed their stripes,” said Granbury coach Jason Pullano.

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Lady Crusaders drop heartbreaker on home court

February 3, 2016

The Cornerstone Lady Crusaders rallied in the second half but came up a point shy Friday, falling at home to Stephenville Faith, 41-40.

Canaan Horn led Cornerstone (4-10) with 18 points. Reagan Ives had nine assists, Stevie McCoy had eight steals, and Haiey Merrithew grabbed eight rebounds.

Cornerstone trailed by three points with 12 seconds left in the game.

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NCTA girls coast again

February 3, 2016

The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers outscored their hosts in every quarter on the way to a 48-17 victory at Wichita Falls Christ Academy Friday.

Camille Baud led the Lady Pioneers with 17 points, while Emma Hickman added 11. Lilian Ijeh had 13 rebounds.

North Central TexasAcademy, the five-time defending TAPPS Class A state champions improved to 8-6 overall and 5-0 in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District 2-A.

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Pioneers win by 50 on road

February 3, 2016

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers had little difficulty on the road Friday night, winning 71-21 at Wichita Falls Christ Academy.

Marko Jovanovic led the two-time defending TAPPS Class A state champs with 15 points. Luis Rivas added 14.

“We played well on the road. We started a little slow, but picked up pretty quickly,” said Pioneers coach Kirby Rasco.

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Lady Pirates hold off Burleson charge

January 30, 2016

It’s a common phrase among soccer coaches.

The most dangerous lead is being up by two goals with lots of time to play.

The Granbury Lady Pirates found themselves in that position Tuesday night. They held on for a 2-1 victory against Burleson at Pirate Stadium.

Marissa Baird scored just past the midpoint in the first half, then added a second goal early in the second for a 2-0 Lady Pirates lead.

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Granbury bounces back big

January 30, 2016

Rebounding is more than grabbing a basketball when it comes off the rim.

It’s the ability to bounce back when things become challenging.

Such as what the Granbury Pirates did Tuesday night at Burleson.

One game after falling out of first place in District 8-5A, a spot they’d held or shared through the first six games of league play, the Pirates humbled the Elks 66-50.

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Lady Pirates stay alive for playoffs

January 30, 2016

The Granbury Lady Pirates kept their postseason hopes alive Tuesday with an overwhelming victory at Burleson, 55-26.

The win left the Lady Pirates (10-17 overall) with a 4-6 record in District 8-5A. They are tied with Cleburne for fourth place with four games to play.

Cleburne defeated the Lady Pirates 63-53 when the teams met earlier in Cleburne.

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