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Pirates relish ‘underdog’ role

August 23, 2014
Pirates relish ‘underdog’ role

Granbury head football coach Scotty Pugh suspects that incentive may play a role in how his team progresses in 2014.

The Pirates are coming off of four straight playoff appearances. Their 9-2 record in 2013 was the most victories for a GHS football squad in nearly five decades.

That was in Class 4A, before UIL placed them in a 5A district with superpower Aledo once again.

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Coaches sign anti-drug letter

August 23, 2014

An open letter from coaches aimed at combatting what is described as a “perceived drug problem” within the Granbury ISD urges students to report anyone possessing illegal substances “immediately.”

The document is signed by Director of Athletics Dwight Butler along with the 17 varsity head coaches at GHS.

“We are revising our drug policy this year that will have more severe consequences for any student testing positive for illegal drugs,” states the letter, which was sent by GISD officials to the Hood County News Monday afternoon.

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Lady Pirates win home opener

August 23, 2014
Lady Pirates win home opener

The Granbury Lady Pirates, playing their home volleyball opener for the 2014 season, topped Arlington Martin 25-15, 25-20, 28-30, 25-16 Tuesday night at James Wann Sports Center.

GHS coach Tammy Clark said it was a “strong home opener against Martin. (We) did a good job of establishing all of the front row attackers on offense.

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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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