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Pirates stay close but lose, 12-0

October 8, 2014
Pirates stay close but lose, 12-0

Granbury head football coach Scotty Pugh indicated he couldn’t fault the effort of his players after his Pirates lost for the fifth time in as many outings Friday, a 12-0 District 8-5A decision against Everman.

The Pirates played the majority of the game needing just one touchdown to take the lead over the Bulldogs.

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Pirates focus on new goals in tough stretch

October 4, 2014
Pirates focus on new goals in tough stretch

Sometimes winning isn’t even among the top three immediate goals for a football team.

At least that’s what Granbury head coach Scotty Pugh is indicating now that his squad has started the season with four losses.

It’s time to refocus on what’s most important, he said.

Things like maintaining team unity and competitiveness take precedence when touchdowns are few and far between and foes are scoring an average of 46.5 points per game.

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Lady Pirates alone in second

October 4, 2014
Lady Pirates alone in second

A slick road victory over Burleson Centennial helped the Granbury Lady Pirates take sole possession of second place in the District 8-5A volleyball standings.

Coach Tammy Clark’s 23-8 squad posted a 25-18, 25-12, 25-13 win at Burleson Centennial Tuesday as the Lady Pirates improved to 5-1 with their fifth straight district win.

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Aledo tops GHS in tennis

October 4, 2014

Granbury suffered its first loss of the season in District 8-5A team tennis Tuesday in Aledo, falling 15-4.

Coach Tyson Stewart’s Pirates were 5-1 and 8-2 on the season going into Tuesday’s next district contest, at home against Crowley (4:30 p.m.).

Aledo is leading the district, at 6-0.

In the Aledo contest, Granbury won two of the top three girls singles matches.

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Pirates fall to Elks in district opener

October 1, 2014
Pirates fall to Elks in district opener

BURLESON – The Granbury Pirates had some minor victories in their District 8-5A football opener Friday night at Burleson Stadium, but not nearly enough to earn a win.

The Pirates had two defensive stops – one inside their 5-yard line and one inside their 20 – in the second quarter. Also, Granbury’s offense had no turnovers in the second half, and running back Eugene Geis posted 102 yards rushing.

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Lady Pirates top Burleson

October 1, 2014

The state-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates captured their fourth consecutive District 8-5A volleyball victory Friday night, downing Burleson High, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15.

It was the first district loss this season for Burleson, and the Lady Pirates (22-8 overall) are now tied with the Lady Elks for second place in the district, at 4-1.

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Granbury opens girls fall golf with annual Lady Pirate Classic

October 1, 2014
Granbury opens girls fall golf with annual Lady Pirate Classic

The Granbury High School girls golf team opened the fall schedule Friday and Saturday in the annual Lady Pirate Classic at Harbor Lakes Golf Course.

The Lady Pirates shot a 384 on Friday and 371 on Saturday for an overall team score of 755. They placed 16th out of the 17 full squads there.

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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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