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Pioneers win by 50 on road

February 3, 2016

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.

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Lady Pirates hold off Burleson charge

January 30, 2016

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.

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Granbury bounces back big

January 30, 2016

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.

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Lady Pirates stay alive for playoffs

January 30, 2016

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.

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Pirates can make out like bandits

January 30, 2016

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.

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GHS opens 8-5A with another shutout

January 30, 2016
GHS opens 8-5A with another shutout

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.

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Pirates get defensive with second tourney title

January 27, 2016

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?

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Shorthanded GHS slips out of first

January 27, 2016

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.

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Lady Pirates in must-win situation

January 27, 2016

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.

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Lady Pirates battle to 0-0 soccer tie

January 27, 2016

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.

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