Shortly after the teams battled to a 0-0 tie earlier in the day, the Granbury Pirates easily disposed of Richardson 14-2 to wrap up play in the Sherman Baseball Tournament Saturday.
In all, the Pirates (4-4-2 on the season) won three games, lost one and tied two in the tournament.
After opening with a 2-2 tie against Lake Dallas and a 5-0 loss to Sherman, they defeated North Lamar 8-7 and John Paul 14-5.… Read the rest
With their hopes of a sixth straight district soccer championship gone, the Granbury Pirates now must turn their attention to hanging onto a postseason berth.
They haven’t helped themselves recently with back-to-back losses to teams below them in the District 15-4A standings.
A 2-1 loss to Joshua early last week was followed by a 2-0 loss to Kennedale Friday.
Those upsets left the Pirates (6-5-6 overall) with a 3-3-1 mark in District 15-4A.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates had little difficulty in their District 7-4A softball opener Tuesday, winning 22-3 at Southwest in Fort Worth.
It was the first victory as a head coach for Granbury’s Mallory Smith, whose team improved to 1-1 overall.
“It’s always awesome to get a win in your district opener,” said Smith. “We know we still have some things to work on, but we will be getting stronger every game.”
That may be hard for Southwest folks to imagine.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates’ hopes for a sixth consecutive district soccer championship took an unexpected hit Tuesday when they were upset 2-1 at Joshua.
The loss dropped the Pirates (6-4-6 overall) to 3-2-1 in District 15-4A. With seven standings points (teams get two for each win and one for a tie), they trail district leader Cleburne (13-1-2, 5-0-1) by four points and runner-up Stephenville (11-2, 5-1) by three.… Read the rest
Morgan Northcutt celebrated her final basketball season as a Granbury Lady Pirate just as Bryce Frank celebrated her first.
Both were named first-team All-District 7-4A by the league’s coaches.
Northcutt, a four-year member of the varsity, is a senior guard. Frank, who moved in from Aledo before the season, is a junior forward.
They are two of six Lady Pirates who earned accolades.… Read the rest
The Granbury varsity boys golf team competed at Sky Creek Ranch in Keller recently, finishing in fifth place out of 12 teams.
The Pirates shot 354-365 for a 719 total.
“I rank this course harder than Horseshoe (Bay, near Austin),” said coach Steve Ward.
“The guys competed hard and hit good shots. It is just a mean course. No margin for error on any shots.”
No one among the 60 players entered broke 80 on the final day.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates and Lady Pirates began the 2014 track season by competing in the Kangaroo Relays in Weatherford High School this past weekend.
Sophomore Jettin Murphy posted the highest finish for the Lady Pirates, taking second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet. Eugene Geis pole vaulted to a second-place finish with a 12-5, while Derek Beck ws right behind in third at 12-0.… Read the rest
In the span of a week and a half, the Granbury Lady Pirates soccer team went from being tied for last in District 15-4A to closing in on a playoff berth.
Friday’s 1-0 win at home over Cleburne left the Lady Pirates (8-7 overall) tied with Stephenville for second place in district, each at 3-2 and two games behind Kennedale. With six standings points, they are one ahead of Joshua, but more importantly three ahead of Cleburne.… Read the rest
Kaylee Brawner’s first appearance at the Class 4A Swimming and Diving Meet resulted in a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle for the Granbury High freshman.
Brawner clocked a time of 24.66 seconds in the finals. She had posted a career-best time of 24.24 in the preliminaries to move into the finals seeded fourth.
Brawner came into the meet seeded ninth after winning the Region II Meet in Mansfield.… Read the rest
The top pitchers for Granbury’s baseball squad seemed to be where first-year head coach Brad Eppler expected them to be as the Pirates opened their 2014 season by winning one of their four games in the Classic Chevrolet Tournament at GHS.
Nathan Hickey tossed a 1-hitter for Granbury in a 4-1 win over Class 4A Abilene Cooper in the Pirates’ second game on opening day, Thursday.… Read the rest