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Pirates outscore Huskies in scrimmage

August 20, 2014
Pirates outscore Huskies in scrimmage

Granbury’s first football scrimmage, Friday at home against Wichita Falls Hirschi, included some extracurricular action, but even that may have provided some teaching moments for head coach Scotty Pugh and his staff.

Both of Granbury’s offensive touchdowns came on long aerials from Brodie Ables to Nick Doughty – a standout receiver who had transferred to another school, but is back with the Pirates.

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Lady Pirates gain from big tourney

August 20, 2014
Lady Pirates gain from big tourney

The biggest high school volleyball tournament in the nation was also one of the toughest, and Granbury’s Lady Pirates were battling toe-to-toe with some of the best in Pearland, south of Houston.

Last week’s tournament, which swelled from its original size to include 86 teams, included multiple squads from the Class 6A ranks, GHS coach Tammy Clark said.

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Classic begins Friday

August 20, 2014

The Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament is set to begin with pool play Friday, to be followed by bracket play Saturday, all at Granbury High School.

Granbury’s Lady Pirates, No. 4 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s preseason Class 5A poll, will play host to the 19-team tournament.

Matches will be played in the James Wann Sports Center, Pirate Gym and the Activity Gym at GHS.

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GHS netters open with two wins

August 20, 2014

The Granbury High School tennis squad opened the season on Thursday in Mansfield with a pair of wins, but the second one was a thriller.

First, the Pirates topped Mansfield Summitt, 10-7, in a morning matchup.

Then, facing a tougher Hereford squad in the afternoon, Granbury faced an 8-5 deficit before rallying for a victory.

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Funds from scrimmages at GHS, Tolar to aid fund

August 20, 2014

All proceeds from Tolar’s Thursday’s football scrimmage, and Granbury’s scrimmage versus Stephenville on Friday will be donated to the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation’s Benevolence Fund.

The Pirates will be at home with a 7 p.m. start against former district rival Stephenville. The Rattlers will be at home Thursday against Dublin with a 6:30 p.m.

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Netters start with new coach

August 16, 2014
Netters start with new coach

Stewart

New Granbury High School head tennis coach Tyson Stewart said he told his players he has three expectations for the 2014-2015 season.

He instructed them first of all to have fun, because then they are “going to want to get better.”

He also wants them to compete, and to try their hardest – which, he said, will give them the best chance to succeed.

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Putting in the work

August 16, 2014
Putting in the work

Granbury High School football players go through tackling drills recently during preseason workouts. Area teams had their first scrimmages on Friday, Aug. 15. Head coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirates faced Wichita Falls Hirschi, at Pirate Stadium. Tolar had a three-way scrimmage last night against Santo and Brock Friday in Santo. North Central Texas Academy was the host for a four-way scrimmage that included Dallas Tyler Street Christian, Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills and Fort Worth Hill School.

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Three locals earn summer awards

August 13, 2014
Three locals earn summer awards

Three Granbury students earned Star of the Year Awards during a seven-week summer Performance Course that concluded here July 31.

The strength and conditioning course included a high-intensity group for high school athletes and a separate intermediate group for middle school students.

From Action Middle School, 8th grader Caden Ahler and 7th grader Raegan Brown earned Star of the Year awards in the intermediate program.

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Wheelchair tennis source of joy

August 13, 2014
Wheelchair tennis source of joy

Casey Ratzlaff didn’t let being born with spina bifida (a split spine) prevent him from finding a way to become active in sports.

Sky Harbour couple Herman and Beverly Langston are the grandparents of 15-year-old Kansas resident Casey. He was here recently with his parents, Craig and Tammy Ratzlaff, visiting from Wichita.

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Sports Briefs

August 13, 2014

Pirate Football TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets to Granbury Pirate Football games are now sale for the 2014 season.

Season ticket holders for the VIP reserved section may purchase tickets for their seats through Aug. 15. All season tickets not purchased will go on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 18.

Season packages sell for $40 and include tickets for all five home games.

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