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Crain adding to school records

November 1, 2014
Crain adding to school records

Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball coach Tammy Clark explained what senior libero Breanna Crain has meant to the team in simple terms.

“The other team can’t beat us if the ball doesn’t hit the floor,” Clark said. “She does a unique job as our defensive leader.

“Her grit and determination in that position is a direct correlation to our success as a team.”

Last year, Crain’s athletic dives and consistent passing helped translate into the best volleyball season in GHS.

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Pirates aiming to close out strong

November 1, 2014
Pirates aiming to close out strong

The call of duty at this point is to “finish the drill.”

That’s what Granbury football coach Scotty Pugh is expecting to see out of his Pirates as they wind down their season.

“I think it’s very important for us to finish strong, from a mental standpoint,” said Pugh, whose team faced top-ranked Aledo last night on the road in the next-to-last game of the season.

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GHS regional cross country qualifiers

November 1, 2014
GHS regional cross country qualifiers

The Granbury Lady Pirates cross country team competed yesterday at the Region I-5A meet in Lubbock after qualifying by taking third place in the District 8-5A meet Oct. 23 in Cleburne. Pictured are (from left) assistant coach Steve Weeks, Breanne Irish, Rachael Perriello, Kaylee Keating, Tiffany Henney, Lauren Hammonds, Tara Wynne, Helena Linzy and head coach Amber Ward.

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Team tennis in regional tournament

November 1, 2014

Granbury began competing in the first round of the eight-team Region I-5A team tennis tournament yesterday morning in Wichita Falls.

Coach Tyson Stewart’s Pirates took on Grapevine yesterday morning in the opening round. The coaches met Thursday night to decide on the seeding for the draw.

Granbury will have to compete without the girl who had been the No.

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Lady Pirates still honing playoff form

November 1, 2014

Now the new season begins for the Granbury Lady Pirates.

Granbury disposed of their final District 8-5A volleyball opponent Tuesday, taking a 25-10, 25-10, 25-15 road victory over Everman.

Coach Tammy Clark’s Lady Pirates had previously clinched the No. 2 playoff berth in the district behind Aledo.

They will play the third-place team from District 7-5A, Fort Worth South Hills (9-4, 26-15), in the bidistrict playoff round.

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Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

October 25, 2014
Lady Pirates bop Burleson, clinch second in district

Even with a second-place spot in district volleyball all but clinched, the Granbury Lady Pirates were still diving around the James Wann Sports Center Tuesday like maniacs.

The effort wasn’t wasted, as Granbury put away Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19. The Lady Elks fell to 8-4 in district and 24-13 on the year.

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Shade comfortable as leader

October 25, 2014
Shade comfortable as leader

Shelby Shade has a long history in volleyball – and an even longer one as an effective communicator.

Those verbal skills come in handy for Shade in her role as a defensive specialist for the playoff-bound and state-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates.

The three-year varsity starter said that last season as a junior, stepping up into a leadership role was not a problem.

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Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

October 25, 2014
Pugh pleased by Pirates’ improvement

Scotty Pugh is looking past the six varsity football losses so far this season. He’s even looking past last Friday night’s 33-2 thumping of Joshua.

“The first thing that sticks out anytime you start a season is, everybody is excited and worried about the results,” Pugh said. “We set forth from Day 1 and we wanted to improve every week in all three phases (offense, defense and special teams) of the game.

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Golf teams compete in Glen Rose

October 25, 2014

The Granbury girls placed fourth and the boys fifth in the Glen Rose Invitational Golf Tournament on Oct. 17-18 at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose.

For the Lady Pirates, Tifton Puckett’s 167 (86-81) total led the way.

“These scores earned her an automatic qualification for our final fall tournament in Texarkana,” Addison said of Puckett.

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Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

October 22, 2014
Young QBs lead attack in Pirates’ first win

JOSHUA – Granbury’s two young quarterbacks were deadly Friday night, combining for five touchdown passes to help lead the Pirates to their first football victory of the season, 33-2 over Joshua at Owl Stadium.

Kyler Young threw three touchdown passes while fellow sophomore Rustin Beasley, the starter at quarterback, threw for two.

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