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Pirate baseball, softball hand out team accolades

June 10, 2015

Top Granbury Pirate baseball players were recognized during a recent team banquet at Celebration Hall.

Payton Rhodes led the honors, being named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Landon Gray received Offensive Player of the Year, while Matthew Hickey and Landon Weatherly shared Defensive Player of the Year.

Chandler Roop was named Pitcher of the Year and Wesley Case was named Newcomer of the Year.

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Oak Woods Milers Club

June 10, 2015
Oak Woods Milers Club

Top runners in the Milers Club were recognized recently. Each received a certificate and t-shirt. Kindergarten: Blake Burcie, Isabella Gonzalez, Boston Gregory, Collier King, Levi Logsdon, Miley Maxwell, Payton Miller, Lucas Mills, Ten Bears Misiano, Carson Morgan, Larin Oliver, Nolan Porter, Kamden Pullen, Chevy Rasco, Dominic Rios. First grade: Grace Blevins, Bryson Carlock, Conaghey Carey, Bradyn Carpenter, Jack Clinckscale, Haden Freeman, Jagger Gonzalez-Montoya, Jaciel Guerrero, Kaleb Johnston, Baylor Oliver, Braxton Pugh, Margarita Ragsdale, Jordyn Steward, Lucas Sukampo, Will Webb.

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Top Brawner runners

June 10, 2015
Top Brawner runners

Top grade-level runners for the Brawner Milers Club are (from left) Jamie Martinez (fifth grade), Garima Shrestha (fifth), Kylie Moody (third), Hunter Fletemeyer (third), Anna Terry (fourth), and Brack Peacock (fourth). The group was recognized recently at the school.

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Brawner 100-milers

June 10, 2015
Brawner 100-milers

100-Mile Club members for Brawner Intermediate School are (from left) Abbie Pruitt, Garima Shrestha, Brack Peacock, Gabriel Reveles, Jamie Martinez, and Lu Johns De La Garza. The group was recognized by the school in a recent ceremony.

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SB coach leaving Granbury

June 6, 2015

After two seasons at the helm of the Granbury Lady Pirates softball program, Mallory Smith is leaving.

Smith announced via Facebook earlier this week that she will be joining the staff at Eaton High School in the Northwest School District. She will be an assistant softball and assistant volleyball coach.

“It’s hard to leave Granbury because it has been my home for the last five years,” she said.

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Summer ball

June 6, 2015
Summer ball

Granbury Pirate pitching standout Chandler Roop has spent his summers and falls playing for the Dallas Patriots since 2012. They are one of the largest select baseball organizations in Texas. Roop was named Patriot of the Year last August at the team’s annual banquet. Roop pitches, along with playing first and third base.

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Jr. golf tourneys are here

June 6, 2015

Perhaps the next Jordan Spieth or Rory McIlroy will be on the course at Granbury Country Club Wednesday when the Hood County News/First Tee Junior Golf Tournament Series gets underway.

The tournaments, a total of three, are for golfers ages 6-17. Other tournaments in the series will be played July 8 and Aug.

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Briggs Berry honored at golf awards

June 3, 2015
Briggs Berry honored at golf awards

On an evening that also honored their late teammate Briggs Berry, Zac Wall and Davis McDuff shared Most Valuable Player honors when the Granbury Pirates golf team presented their end-of-the-year awards recently at Harbor Lakes Golf Club.

McDuff qualified for the Class 5A Region I Tournament, which also earned him second-team all-region honors.

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Lady Pirates now looking ahead

June 3, 2015

It was a challenging softball season for the Granbury Lady Pirates, but from challenges often comes success.

That is the focus of coach Mallory Smith.

“Even though we did not make the playoffs this season, I believe the girls learned a lot about the game to prepare them for district next season,” she said.

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Pirates overcame rain, youth to reach playoffs

June 3, 2015
Pirates overcame rain, youth to reach playoffs

The 2015 baseball season can be best described in one word, according to Granbury coach Brad Eppler.

Rain.

“Rain marked the season. If you look at where we’d be if we’d gotten the tournaments in, we’d be knocking on 20 wins,” said Eppler. “Plus, the experience from all the extra games would have been invaluable.”

The Pirates finished 14-10-2, including 9-5 in District 8-5A.

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