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GHS junior hitter athletic, competitive

November 15, 2014

The phrases coach Tammy Clark uses to describe junior volleyball standout Karis Beasley say plenty.

“Very competitive.”

“A super athlete.”

“A perfectionist.”

Nothing less than 100 percent precision will do for Beasley, a three-year starter at outside hitter.

“She doesn’t want to make an error at all. She wants her touches to be really good ones, and she works hard to make that happen,” said Clark, who has guided her Granbury Lady Pirates into the Region I-5A volleyball tournament in Abilene, which began last night with a regional semifinal game against Dumas.

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Pirates look to 2015 after bleak 1-9 mark

November 15, 2014

A year ago, no one could have predicted the kind of football season the Granbury Pirates had in 2014.

Granbury was coming off of four consecutive playoff appearances out of District 7-4A.

The Pirates lost their first six games this season, starting with a 69-7 thumping by eventual District 5-5A champion Azle.

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Strong depth key for Pirates’ success

November 15, 2014

David Breazeale is starting his fifth season as head coach of the Granbury boys basketball team, and he thinks he may have the most player depth he’s had with the Pirates.

“I feel like in every position, we’re better,” said Breazeale, who is coming off a 12-17 season in which the Pirates narrowly missed making the playoffs as a member of District 7-4A.

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Lady Pirates under new leadership

November 15, 2014

Everyone is aware of who Leta Andrews is – especially the man who was hired to take over as head girls basketball coach at Granbury High when she retired at the end of last season.

Steve Schmidt doesn’t dodge the magnitude of Andrews’ record-setting 1,416 victories, which made her the winningest high school basketball coach ever.

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Turnovers doom Pirates in finale

November 12, 2014
Turnovers doom Pirates in finale

The season finale for the Granbury Pirates was like several other football games they played this season – tantalizingly close until the second half.

The game – Senior Night on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium Friday night – was tied at 21 when Crowley took the lead for good, 29-21, with 5:13 left in the third quarter and went on to win 42-21.

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Lady Pirates sail into regional

November 12, 2014
Lady Pirates sail into regional

SAGINAW – The Granbury Lady Pirates are about to get what they’ve been wishing for since the end of the last volleyball season – a second chance to win a regional championship and reach the state tournament for the first time ever.

On Monday night they qualified for the Region I-5A tournament with a 25-17, 25-11, 25-12 triumph over District 6-5A champion Grapevine (33-14) at Saginaw High School’s gym.

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Lady Pirates overcome Boswell

November 8, 2014
Lady Pirates overcome Boswell

FORT WORTH – After the Granbury Lady Pirates’ emotional area-round volleyball playoff triumph over Boswell Thursday, junior hitter Erin Jones summed up the evening in a nutshell.

“You just gotta have energy. That’s what gets you through it,” Jones said after District 8-5A runner-up Granbury (32-10) advanced to the Class 5A regional quarterfinals with a 27-25, 25-22, 25-17 win over the District 5-5A champion Lady Pioneers (35-9).

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Ezell’s savvy paying off with records, scholarship

November 8, 2014
Ezell’s savvy paying off with records, scholarship

Aubrey Ezell has been a volleyball player since age 4, and she’s nowhere near ready to quit.

First, there’s the matter of trying to help her Granbury Lady Pirates reach the state tournament for the first time ever.

Then Ezell will be heading into the world of college volleyball. She committed last year to playing on a full scholarship at South Carolina.

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Pirates may extend careers

November 8, 2014

Granbury’s senior football players didn’t post many victories on the field this season, but better things could be ahead.

Going into last night’s District 8-5A finale, the Pirates were 1-8 overall. They went into the home matchup against Crowley seeking their second district victory. Their last game, on Oct. 31, was a 59-0 road loss to top-ranked Aledo.

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Top-ranked Aledo defeats Pirates

November 5, 2014
Top-ranked Aledo defeats Pirates

ALEDO – The Aledo Bearcats demonstrated once again why they are the top-ranked team in the state on Friday in a 59-0 District 8-5A football victory over Granbury, scoring on the ground, through the air, on a punt return and a blocked punt.

The Pirates may have gotten a bit of a break when Aledo’s leading rusher this season, senior Jess Anders, left the game midway through the first quarter with an injury, after just three carries for 18 yards.

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