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Pirates fall after long lightning delay

October 15, 2014
Pirates fall after long lightning delay

Up until Granbury’s last offensive play was over Friday night, local fans still had hope the Pirates might pull out their first football victory of the season in their Homecoming game against Cleburne at Pirate Stadium.

In a game that ended five hours after it began because of a 125-minute lightning delay on Johnny Perkins Field, the Pirates saw their efforts fall short in a 23-18 loss to Cleburne, as the Yellowjackets remained unbeaten through their first three District 8-5A contests.

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Lady Pirates roll over Cleburne

October 15, 2014

It was back to business as usual for the 11th-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team Friday as they took on Cleburne at home in their Homecoming contest.

The Lady Pirates defeated Cleburne, 25-13, 25-6, 25-9, in the James Wann Sports Center to get back on their winning track.

Granbury (7-2 in District 8-5A and 25-9 overall) had suffered its only District 8-5A loss so far on Oct.

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Cross country times show improvement

October 15, 2014

The Granbury High School cross country teams showed improvement almost across the board Friday when they competed in a meet in Mansfield, according to coach Amber Ward.

The girls placed 21st out of 44 teams competing, while the boys finished 28th out of 43.

Lauren Hammonds paced the girls squad, placing 42nd with a time of 20.53.

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Allen proving valuable at linebacker for Pirates

October 11, 2014
Allen proving valuable at linebacker for Pirates

If Granbury senior Malik Allen had his choice, he might never come off the football field.

But playing both offense and defense as hard as Allen does produces fatigue – and that does not lend itself to getting the most out of his considerable talents, according to coach Scotty Pugh.

Last season, Allen rushed for 1,015 yards and 17 touchdowns on a Pirate squad that had a 9-2 record.

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Aledo sweeps Lady Pirates

October 11, 2014
Aledo sweeps Lady Pirates

The 11th-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates didn’t seem to be playing their best volleyball Tuesday.

That may have had a lot to do with how well their opponent and chief rival – third-ranked Aledo – was performing.

The Lady Pirates (6-2 in district, 24-9 overall) struggled early before staging a rally in the third set and ultimately falling to Aledo, 25-16, 25-13, 2-22 in the James Wann Sports Center.

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Pirates set for area

October 11, 2014

The Granbury Pirates halted a three-match losing skid in team tennis on Tuesday, dominating Crowley, 18-1.

The win closed out District 8-5A play, in which the Pirates won six of their seven matches.

Coach Tyson Stewart’s Pirates now advance to the first round of the area tournament, which will be in Granbury on Tuesday, Oct.

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Golfers fourth in local event

October 11, 2014

The Granbury High School varsity boys golf Purple Team took fourth place Monday in the Brazos Classic, the Pirates’ own annual 36-hole event staged at both Pecan Plantaion Golf Course and at Nufcracker Golf Course.

The Pirates finished with a team score of 656, ahead of Keller’s 699.

Class 6A Amarillo Tascosa won the team title with a 612, followed by Mansfield Legacy at 650 and Arlington Heights with a 651.

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Lady Pirates win sixth in a row

October 8, 2014
Lady Pirates win sixth in a row

The rest should be all downhill for the Granbury Lady Pirates, the 11th-ranked Class 5A volleyball team in the state.

The Lady Pirates thumped Everman, 25-5, 25-10, 25-12 as they closed out the first round of District 8-5A competition with another straight-sets win and their sixth victory in a row.

They were set to play last night in their showdown with district leader Aledo.

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Pirates have eye on area

October 8, 2014
Pirates have eye on area

The Granbury team tennis squad took a step out of district competition and cranked up the competition level Saturday with an eye to the playoffs.

Two visiting Class 5A schools from Wichita Falls provided the competition. The Pirates lost a morning match to the Rider Raiders, 18-1, then dropped their afternoon match to Wichita Falls High’s Coyotes, 16-3.

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Swim coach dripping with passion

October 8, 2014
Swim coach dripping with passion

Granbury High School’s swimming coach is so new that, well, he hasn’t even had time to get wet behind the ears.

But what 22-year-old Jason Pullano lacks in experience, he seems to make up for in enthusiasm.

Or, as he calls it – passion.

“Last year (GHS was) the district champion.

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