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Pirates eye postseason

January 7, 2015

The boys soccer team at Granbury High has a strong work ethic and enough talent that has coach Doug Kissinger thinking about playoff possibilities.

“I would definitely think we should be in the top two (in District 8-5A), if not the top three,” Kissinger said of the outlook, with the top four teams qualifying for postseason play.

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Lady Pirates counting on speed

January 7, 2015

The 2015 version of the Granbury Lady Pirate soccer team is young – but swift and willing to hustle.

Coach David Winkleman is counting on those characteristics to help them improve on last season and have a shot at reaching the playoffs.

After having two scrimmages, the Lady Pirates are scheduled to open their season in the West Texas Shootout in Abilene, Thursday through Saturday.

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Pirates defeat Southwest

January 3, 2015
Pirates defeat Southwest

Tuesday’s 51-44 boys basketball home victory over Fort Worth Southwest may not have been a perfect performance from the Granbury Pirates, but it seemed like an improvement over Monday’s easier win.

The Pirates (14-2) topped Southwest, 51-44, in the GHS James Wann Sports Center, getting 15 points and 10 assists from senior point guard Clay Brawner.

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GHS girls place sixth in tourney

January 3, 2015

The Granbury Lady Pirates came home from the Aggieland Invitational in Bryan-College Station Wednesday with sixth place, losing 54-45 to Clear Creek in the fifth-place game.

They opened by beating Crosby, 46-44, and Corsicana, 60-40, Monday. Tuesday, Granbury (8-13) lost to A&M Consolidated, 73-35, but beat College Station High, 50-39, that afternoon.

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GHS girls win first two in tourney

December 30, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates won their first two games in the 33-team the Aggieland Invitational girls basketball tournament Monday in College Station, putting them within a win of reaching the semifinals.

The Lady Pirates topped Crosby, 46-44, in the first round. Then Granbury defeated Corsicana, 60-40. They were scheduled to take on A&M Consolidated yesterday.

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Ezell, Beasley earn honors

December 30, 2014

Granbury Lady Pirates Aubrey Ezell and Karis Beasley earned honorable mention on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-state volleyball team released last week.

Ezell, a senior, made all-state for the second year in a row on the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) team following the 2014 season.

Beasley, a junior, was a TGCA all-state selection as a sophomore.

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Pirates dominate Gainesville

December 30, 2014
Pirates dominate Gainesville

It’s not uncommon for a high school coach to find fault with a performance coming off a holiday break – but not usually after a 39-point victory.

The Granbury Pirates held Gainesville to single digits in the second and third quarter and cruised to a 77-38 victory over the Class 4A Leopards Monday afternoon in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS.

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Fast start for the Pirates

December 27, 2014
Fast start for the Pirates

Mitchell May (40), a 6-7 senior post for the Granbury Pirates, is pictured in action in a Dec. 13 game against Lubbock Coronado in the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic. The Pirates got off to a fast start this season, and after winning the Boswell tournament they were No. 23 in the state in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A poll before their second loss of the season knocked them out of the rankings.

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Lady Pirates drop second district battle

December 20, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates were missing their leading scorer and rebounder Tuesday night for their District 8-5A basketball clash in Crowley.

In the end, they also found themselves missing two points they thought they had in the bank.

Crowley defeated the Lady Pirates, 61-51 – officially. Granbury had scored two more points in the third quarter, and the Lady Pirates at first thought the final score was 61-53.

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‘Elite’ level Schmelz, others earn THSCA academic all-state honors

December 20, 2014

Granbury High School football player Michael Schmelz was recognized on the Elite academic all-state list compiled by the Texas High School Coaches Association for the 2014-2015 school year.

Cody Retz, another Granbury football player, was named on the first-team academic all-state list, along with Tolar football player Dakota Endsley.

Granbury also placed three football players on the second team academic all-state list.

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