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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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Windthorst’s hot start sinks Rattlers in bidistrict, 77-62

February 28, 2015
Windthorst’s hot start sinks Rattlers in bidistrict, 77-62

BROCK – A lightning-fast start bolted the Windthorst Trojans to a 77-62 win over the Tolar Rattlers in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball playoffs in a rare Wednesday night game.

The Trojans’ first three baskets were 3-pointers, forcing the Rattlers to fight from behind in the bidistrict tilt moved back a day because of icy weather.

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Lady Indians return to regional

February 28, 2015

EASTLAND – It’s a tradition.

The Lipan girls basketball squad is making another appearance in the Class A regional tournament.

The Lady Indians drummed District 18-A foe Huckabay, 69-25, Tuesday night at Eastland High School. The Class A regional quarterfinal triumph – which the Lady Indians led by 51 points late in the game – improved the Lipan girls’ season record to 30-3.

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Sports Briefs

February 25, 2015

BALBOA WINS FIRST PLACE IN DIVISION

IN CLEBURNE POWERLIFTING COMPETITION

The Granbury High School girls powerlifting team took third place Thursday in the Cleburne High School meet.

Lady Pirates Izzy Balboa won first place in the 181-pound class. She posted a lift total of 700 pounds.

Taylor Phillips and Brenda Cortes grabbed second place in their respective classes.

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Tolar girls fall in area playoff

February 25, 2015
Tolar girls fall in area playoff

SPRINGTOWN – The turnaround was impressive.

Injuries hit the Tolar girls basketball team early in the season, resulting in a 0-6 start.

The Lady Rattlers recovered and reeled off wins, capturing the 10-2A district championship for the first time since 2010.

“We can’t be completely disappointed,” Tolar coach Benita Carlton said after a 70-56 season-ending loss to Alvord in the area playoff Friday night.

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Tolar boys playoff changed to Tuesday

February 25, 2015

As of press time, the Tolar boys basketball team’s bidistrict playoff game was moved from Monday to last night because of the icy road conditions, so the results of that game will be in Saturday’s paper.

Coach Kent Caruthers’ Rattlers (12-15) were tentatively scheduled to play Windthorst last night at Brock High School.

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Injured GHS senior standout misses helping teammates

February 25, 2015
Injured GHS senior standout misses helping teammates

Clay Brawner has been getting up early for years, but not to milk the cows. It was to feed his passion for basketball.

The 5-10 Granbury High School senior point guard has been in the habit of showing up at school early to work on his game. His basketball obsession remained alive week after week, shot after shot.

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Lipan girls within game of regionals

February 25, 2015
Lipan girls within game of regionals

HICO – It was another night at the office for Lanie Roberts and the Lipan girls basketball team.

Roberts recorded a triple double – 43 points, 16 rebounds and 12 steals – as the second-ranked Lady Indians (29-3) crushed Gustine, 86-34, in their Class A area playoff game at Hico High School.

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Pirates set for baseball

February 25, 2015

Even if the Granbury Pirates baseball team doesn’t knock the ball over the fence much this season, they still should get quite a few good knocks.

Head coach Brad Eppler said that the team should have plenty of players capable of hitting for a high average.

If the defense and pitching come along, they should be cooking by the time the District 8-5A schedule begins on March 17 at Burleson High.

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Brawner ninth in state in 50 meters

February 25, 2015
Brawner ninth in state in 50 meters

K. Brawner

Granbury High School sophomore swimmer Kaylee Brawner finished in ninth place overall in the 50-meter freestyle event Saturday in the Class 5A state meet at the University of Texas Swim Center.

She had placed sixth at state in that event as a freshman, when she became the first female GHS swimmer to reach the state meet since 2008.

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