The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers had little difficulty on the road Friday night, winning 71-21 at Wichita Falls Christ Academy.
Marko Jovanovic led the two-time defending TAPPS Class A state champs with 15 points. Luis Rivas added 14.
“We played well on the road. We started a little slow, but picked up pretty quickly,” said Pioneers coach Kirby Rasco.…
It’s a common phrase among soccer coaches.
The most dangerous lead is being up by two goals with lots of time to play.
The Granbury Lady Pirates found themselves in that position Tuesday night. They held on for a 2-1 victory against Burleson at Pirate Stadium.
Marissa Baird scored just past the midpoint in the first half, then added a second goal early in the second for a 2-0 Lady Pirates lead.…
Rebounding is more than grabbing a basketball when it comes off the rim.
It’s the ability to bounce back when things become challenging.
Such as what the Granbury Pirates did Tuesday night at Burleson.
One game after falling out of first place in District 8-5A, a spot they’d held or shared through the first six games of league play, the Pirates humbled the Elks 66-50.…
The Granbury Lady Pirates kept their postseason hopes alive Tuesday with an overwhelming victory at Burleson, 55-26.
The win left the Lady Pirates (10-17 overall) with a 4-6 record in District 8-5A. They are tied with Cleburne for fourth place with four games to play.
Cleburne defeated the Lady Pirates 63-53 when the teams met earlier in Cleburne.…
Dear University Interscholastic League:
Monday morning you will be sending teams across Texas hither and yon for the biennial realignment.
With such changes come challenging decisions. Some can even seem downright cruel. However, it’s not likely you are trying to harm a program, despite what some coaches and fans may claim.…
The Burleson Elks have won more soccer games this season than they did all of last year.
But that doesn’t mean the Elks (4-3-1) are ready to contend with the likes of the Granbury Pirates, one of the best teams in the state.
That was evident Tuesday as the Pirates (9-0-1) won the District 8-5A opener for both teams, 5-0, at Pirate Stadium.…
It’s an undisputed fact in any sport.
You can’t beat a team if you can’t score on them.
The Granbury Pirates are proving this to be true once again this season, running their soccer record to 8-0-1 by capturing the championship of the Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD X-Town Tournament.
The final score in the championship game?…
Even without one of their top players, the Granbury Pirates found themselves set to take over sole possession of first place in District 8-5A Friday.
Then came the fourth quarter.
The Pirates were outscored by host Crowley 20-6 en route to a 55-36 loss that left Granbury (10-13 overall) with a 5-2 league record.…
Though officially out of contention for the District 8-5A championship, the Granbury Lady Pirates can still advance to the postseason.
“Next week we must play as hard as we’ve played all season,” Lady Pirates coach Steve Schmidt said following Friday’s 58-42 loss at Crowley, the district runner-up behind Aledo.
The Lady Pirates also lost to Aledo earlier in the week.…
The Granbury Lady Pirates had another sterling defensive performance, battling to a 0-0 tie with rival Stephenville Thursday at Pirate Stadium.
The Lady Pirates (2-4-2) have surrendered just 10 goals this season. They’ve struggled some on offense, scoring just six.
In Thursday’s tie they were missing three defensive starters.
“Our keepers (Addy Purdy and Buggy Eliasson) played outstanding against a regional semifinalist for the last two years,” said Lady Pirates coach David Winkleman.…