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Pirates in title hunt

March 11, 2015

Now that they’ve wrapped up a playoff berth, the Granbury Pirates are chasing the District 8-5A soccer championship.

Following Friday’s 2-1 win at Burleson Centennial, the Pirates (10-3-1 overall, 8-3-1 in district) find themselves with 26 standings points. With Crowley defeating district leader Everman 3-2 in overtime, the Pirates find themselves only two points out of first place.

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Pirates tie for sixth at Aledo

March 11, 2015

The Granbury Pirates managed to get in some golf after all this past weekend.

The Pirates Purple and Gold teams competed in the Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Golf Club in Aledo.

The Purple squad tied for sixth and the Gold team placed 10 in the field of 12. The Purple shot 327 and the Gold 366.

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Lady Pirates third in own tourney

March 11, 2015

The Granbury Lady Pirates hosted their annual Lady Pirate Classic tournament this past weekend at Harbor Lakes Golf Course.

Granbury finished third in the limited field, shooting a 753. the Lady Pirates began with a 382 on Friday and finished with a 371 Saturday as the snow and ice melted and the weather warmed some.

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Lady Pirates in need of late surge

March 7, 2015

For those who aren’t well-versed in soccer, keeping up with standings points, shootouts, etc. can be a challenge.

For the Granbury Lady Pirates, however, their situation is really quite simple.

They had to win last night at Burleson Centennial or their chances for the postseason are over.

The Lady Pirates (6-8-1 overall, 5-5-1 in District 8-5A) entered last night’s match in fifth place in the league standings, four points behind Centennial (18-14) for the final postseason berth.

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Pirates clinch postseason berth

March 7, 2015

The Granbury Pirates qualified for the high school soccer playoffs.

Again.

The Pirates, a perennial playoff team, blanked Joshua 2-0 Tuesday night in a District 8-5A match at Pirate Stadium.

The victory improved the Pirates (9-3-1 overall) to 8-3 in District 8-5A. One of the league wins was in a shootout, and three of the losses came in a shootout.

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Heights ends Pirates’ season, 61-44

February 28, 2015
Heights ends Pirates’ season, 61-44

BOSWELL – Perhaps with better luck, Granbury’s 61-44 loss to Arlington Heights Wednesday night in the Class 5A bidistrict playoffs would never have happened.

But the Pirates and their fans will never know.

Granbury was in a three-way tie for second place in District 8-5A when it lost senior point guard Clay Brawner to a season-ending knee injury.

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Lady Pirates receive all-district recognition

February 28, 2015

Granbury senior guard Caroline Forrest was voted as a first-team all-District 8-5A basketball performer, and teammate Amber Strange earned the honor of Sophomore of the Year for the 2014-2015 season.

The eight district coaches voted on the honors, which also included Granbury’s Bryce Frank and Erin Jones on the second team.

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Pirates edged by Everman boys, 1-0

February 28, 2015

The Granbury boys soccer team first had to delay its trip to Everman for one day to avoid potentially dangerous roadways, then ran into some tough going on the field Wednesday evening.

The host Bulldogs recorded a 1-0 victory over Coach Doug Kissinger’s Pirates.

The Pirates slipped to 6-3 against district foes, and 8-3 on the season.

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Lady Pirates post another shutout

February 28, 2015

Marissa Baird scored twice on Wednesday night as the Granbury Lady Pirates notched their third consecutive District 8-5A soccer shutout, 3-0 at Everman.

The Lady Pirates (5-4 in district, 6-7 overall) continued their recent move up in the standings with a triumph that GHS coach David Winkleman called “total domination,” – in which goal keeper Lauren Wood again posted a shutout.

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Shutout lifts GHS girls

February 25, 2015

The Granbury girls soccer team moved up from seventh to sixth place in the District 8-5A standings with a 2-0 victory over Burleson High Friday night on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium.

The Lady Pirates (4-4 in district, 5-7 overall) are now just one point behind fifth-place Burleson High.

“We’re climbing and struggling our way up,” coach David Winkleman said.

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