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Winner

September 27, 2014
Winner

Cadence Chiappe, a sophomore at Granbury High School, follows through while watching her forehand volley zip between two opponents from Burleson Centennial for a sharply hit winner Tuesday at the GHS courts. Chiappe and her girls doubles partner, senior Katrice Johnson, easily won their match to help the Pirates blow the visitors out of the water, 19-0.

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Flying high

September 27, 2014
Flying high

Karis Beasley, a junior outside hitter, leaps high to make a shot during Tuesday’s District 8-5A volleyball victory over Joshua in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS. See related story, P. 11A.

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Lady Pirates win third straight

September 27, 2014
Lady Pirates win third straight

SLAM TIME: Sophomore Amber Strange (15) smacks the ball during Granbury’s District 8-5A volleyball match Tuesday against Joshua. The Lady Pirates, ranked No. 11 in the state in Class 5A, won in straight sets. Also pictured is GHS senior Aubrey Ezell (2).

The Granbury Lady Pirates captured their third consecutive District 8-5A volleyball win Tuesday, demolishing Joshua in straight sets, 25-11, 25-17, 25-13 in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS.

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Golfers begin with tourneys

September 27, 2014

Granbury High School’s boys and girls golf teams have begun their fall season, competing in tournaments their coaches hope will help prepare them for the District 8-5A spring schedule.

The Lady Pirates, coached by Becky Addison, are playing host to their annual girls tournament.

The Lady Pirate Classic, which features 19 teams competing at Harbor Lakes Golf Course, began yesterday.

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Pirate defense showing signs of improvement

September 24, 2014
Pirate defense showing signs of improvement

GETTING BETTER: Granbury’s Colton McDonald (14) and Iza Villareal (19) grab a Corsicana ball carrier as teammates Davis McDuff (8) and Brendan King (3) assist during the Sept. 12 game in Corsicana. Since the season-opening loss to Azle, Granbury’s defense has shown improvement both in points and in total yards allowed.

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Flipped

September 24, 2014
Flipped

An Axtell ball carrier gets flipped as Tolar defensive back Wyatt Burdett (12) makes a tackle during their football game Friday. At left is Tolar’s Hunter Ryan. Please see story, P. 5A.

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Lady Pirates whack Crowley

September 24, 2014
Lady Pirates whack Crowley

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS: Granbury volleyball coach Tammy Clark goes over a key instructional point during a timeout Friday in the Lady Pirates’ game against Crowley.

Playing more under control can lead to winning more consistently, and the Granbury Lady Pirates are seeing that as they continue District 8-5A volleyball play.

The Lady Pirates sailed through three straight sets to down the Crowley Lady Eagles, 25-16, 25-8, 25-14 Friday evening at Granbury High’s James Wann Sports Center.

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Golfers compete in first event

September 24, 2014

Granbury’s varsity boys Purple team opened the fall golf season Friday in the Bart Granger Tournament at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Fort Worth, but the Pirates had their minds elsewhere.

Less than one week before, the Pirates lost a beloved teammate. Briggs Berry, a GHS senior who had helped lead the team to the Class 4A state tournament in the spring of 2013 as a sophomore, passed away in a Fort Worth hospital after a long illness.

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Scoreboard

September 24, 2014

VOLLEYBALL

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS

District Season

Aledo 3-0 24-5

Burleson 1-0 8-6

Joshua 1-0 5-1

Granbury 2-1 20-8

Burleson Centennial 1-1 9-11

Crowley 1-2 8-16

Everman 1-2 16-4

Cleburne 0-3 2-5

Granbury Junior Varsity

GHS def. Crowley, 19-25, 25-7, 25-10

Granbury Freshmen

GHS 9th Purple def. Crowley, 25-16, 26-24.

GHS 9th Gold def.

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Pirates inspired by honorary captain Briggs Berry

September 20, 2014
Pirates inspired by honorary captain Briggs Berry

Briggs Berry was definitely a standout golfer and not a gridiron star, but the Granbury High School football team will be honoring him as one of its own the rest of the 2014 season.

Briggs died as an 18-year-old senior last Saturday while hospitalized in Cook Children’s Medical Center with an immune deficiency disorder.

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