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Pirates secure another victory

February 7, 2015

The Granbury Pirates got 17 points from senior post Mitchell May and produced almost half their scoring at the free throw line in Tuesday’s 65-52 road basketball win over Cleburne in District 8-5A play.

The victory kept coach David Breazeale’s Pirates (7-3 in district, 19-5 on the season) one step ahead of 6-4 Burleson High in the standings, in third place behind Everman (9-1) and Crowley (8-2).

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Cleburne clips Lady Pirates, 66-58

February 7, 2015

Cleburne, battling for a playoff berth, forced the Granbury girls into 21 turnovers and overcame a first-quarter deficit for a 66-58 District 8-5A basketball contest Tuesday night in Cleburne.

The loss came despite 14 points from Erin Jones – plus 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots from Amber Strange.Caroline Forrest added 12 points.

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GHS begins play in spring tennis

February 7, 2015

Let the spring begin – if not the weather, at least the spring tennis season.

The Granbury Pirates’ tennis squad played host to the Highway 377 Invitational tournament on Jan. 30.

Granbury’s Trace Chiappe and Beau Pritchard took fourth place in boys doubles. Jonathan Sager and Steinmann were 19th in doubles.

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Pirates sustain first soccer loss

February 7, 2015
Pirates sustain first soccer loss

Granbury boys soccer coach Doug Kissinger insisted that Wednesday’s 3-1 District 8-5A loss – the Pirates’ first setback this season – was all on him.

Kissinger stated that the loss was “100 percent my fault,” after the Pirates slipped to 2-1 in district play and 4-1 overall with the loss to Cleburne at Pirate Stadium.

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Cleburne edges Lady Pirates in soccer, 2-1

February 7, 2015

The Granbury Lady Pirates were outscored 2-1 Tuesday on the road in their District 8-5A soccer encounter with Cleburne.

Emma McElvain scored on a header for Granbury (1-2 in District 8-5A, 2-5 overall), tying the game, 1-1, with 25 minutes remaining in the game. Coral Evans notched the assist.

Cleburne’s game-clinching goal came with about 9 minutes left in the second half.

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Rife signs with Div. II soccer school

February 7, 2015
Rife signs with Div. II soccer school

Lydia Rife wants to put a ring on her finger.

A championship ring, that is.

The Granbury Lady Pirate soccer standout on Wednesday signed a letter-of-intent to play starting next fall at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Rife, a speedy four-year starting defender for coach David Winkleman’s Lady Pirates, said that the school’s coach, Mark Persson, told her that her specialty is what the team needs.

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Lady Pirates grab 4-1 win

February 4, 2015
Lady Pirates grab 4-1 win

The Granbury girls soccer squad got a pair of goals from Marissa Baird and won its first District 8-5A match of the season Friday, thumping Everman, 4-1, at Pirate Stadium.

The victory lifted the Lady Pirates to 1-1 in district play and 2-4 on the season.

Granbury led 2-0 at halftime, but Everman pulled to within 2-1 before the Lady Pirates added their final two goals.

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Pirates prevail, 3-2, in shootout

February 4, 2015

Granbury’s toughest boys soccer match so far this season concluded with an always-exciting shootout, which the Pirates won for a 3-2 District 8-5A triumph over Everman at Pirate Stadium.

In the shootout, GHS goalkeeper Josiah Hall saved two Everman shots, and senior Tristan Campbell’s goal clinched the victory.

The triumph pushed the GHS boys district record to 2-0.

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Pirates fall to Bulldogs

February 4, 2015

The Granbury Pirates outscored the Everman Bulldogs in three quarters Friday night.

Unfortunately for the 18-5 Pirates, the first quarter was almost as Bulldogs as the District 8-5A leaders topped the Pirates, 45-36, in their basketball contest in Everman.

The Bulldogs (8-1, 14-7 overall) led by as many as 22 (27-5) late in the opening quarter and were on top 27-7 going into the second quarter.

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Lady Pirates dump Everman

February 4, 2015

The posts stood tall for the Granbury Lady Pirates Friday night in their 48-38 District 8-5A road basketball victory over Everman.

Sophomore Amber Strange scored 14 points and posted 10 rebounds, and senior Bryce Frank had 16 rebounds and 12 points to help the Lady Pirates improve to 3-8 in district, 11-17 overall.

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