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Wall repeats as champion in playoff-highlighted event

July 12, 2014
Wall repeats as champion in playoff-highlighted event

KEEPING THE TITLE: Granbury High golfer Zach Wall retained the championship of the HCN/First Tee Junior Golf Tournament Wednesday.

TAKING A BIG SWING: Nathaniel Robinson tees off during actiion in the Hood County News/First Tee of Granbury Junior Golf Tournament Wednesday at Granbury Country Club. The tournament, the second in a series of three this summer, featured players ages 18 and below.

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Live bait best for predators

July 12, 2014

Most striper anglers know that live shad is generally the best bait to use to catch stripers and hybrids, especially when the water temperatures get above 60 degrees.

The shad species is the most abundant baitfish species, and is the main forage for all predators in our local lakes.

Right now the Brazos Lakes, namely Possum Kingdom, Granbury and Whitney, are making a grand recovery on striped bass after deadly fish kills from the golden algae blooms in the past years.

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Sports Briefs

July 12, 2014
Sports Briefs

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Golfer Riley Summer (right) was recently honored on “Dale Hansen’s Sports Special.” Summer, shown with Hansen, was the salutatorian of the recent Granbury high graduating class.

SUMMER HONORED

ON HANSEN TV SHOW

Former Granbury Pirate golfer Riley Summer, a recent graduate of GHS, was recently named Scholar-Athlete of the Week by Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen.

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Gymnastics trio making return to nationals

July 9, 2014
Gymnastics trio making return to nationals

BACK TO NATIONALS: (From left) Gymnasts Rachel Torres, Emma Grace, and Madison Pearson will be competing in the USA Gymnastics Level 8-10 Tumbling and Trampoline National Championships July 15-19 in Louisville, Ky. It is the fourth trip to nationals for each, but the first time each will be competing in Level 8.

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14-Under All-Stars

July 9, 2014
14-Under  All-Stars

The Granbury 14-Under All-Stars are 14-3 during the 2014 summer tournament season. They will next play in this weekend’s tournament locally. Pictured are (kneeling, from left) Tyler Torres, Drew Dawson, Lake McPhie, Clayton Deaver, Hayden Tackett, (standing) coach Chris Tackett, Kelton Gribsby, Dustin Twigg, Bradley Johnson, Warren Miller, Jaxon Clay, Trace Thompson, and coach Dallas Clay.

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Sports Briefs

July 9, 2014

ALLEN NAMED AMS

ATHLETIC COORDINATOR

Jon Allen, a coach at Acton Middle School, has been named the new boys coordinator for the school’s athletic teams.

“We are excited to have Coach Allen leading the program at AMS,” commented Granbury ISD athletic director Dwight Butler. “Jon has grown in his knowledge in several sports, and he will be a great motivator for the students.”

Allen is in his fifth year at AMS.

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Score Board

July 9, 2014

GOLF

NUTCRACKER MGA

White Tees

1. Ben Bradley/Doug Wagner, 2. Lynn Curry/Gary Pleickhardt, 3. Danny Dwight/Rod Heitschmidt, 4. Ross Carnes/Bruce Connor, 5. Mel Raid/Jimmy Dodson.

Gold Tees

1. Tony Garcia/James Steele, 2. William Reed/Stan Stookesberry, 3. Gil Sweet/Carl Hudgins, 4. Jim Murphy/Jerry Tetts, 5. Herbert Hill/Bob McClinton.

PECAN PLANTATION LGA PLAYDAY

Silver Tees

Chammpionship Flight

Gross – 1.

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New league brings challenges, chances for GHS sports

July 9, 2014

Before the World Cup competition began, the USA’s group was referred to as “The Group of Death.”

No way the U.S. would get out of the group and advance, most thought. In fact, they were picked fourth out of the four teams.

So much for prognosticating.

Locally, the Granbury sports programs can take a cue from Team USA.

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GAA All-Stars named

July 9, 2014

Granbury Athletic Association baseball and softball all-stars for 2014:

6U BASEBALL, TEAM PURPLE

Madden Carwell, Luke Gravely, Carter Hinsley, Caleb Jackson, Colt Kitching, Cooper Lamb, Sutton Medlin, Jaylyn Miller, Ryder Papasan, Briton Rice, Will Webb, Logan Wilson, coach Terry Medlin.

6U BASEBALL, TEAM GOLD

Caden Bagwell, Easton Bleeker, Dylan Bowen, Caleb Bufkin, Eli Cockrell, Krew Crites, Gabriel Cuellar, Cooper Cumba, Wyatt Feemster, Jonas Gomez, Landon Grim, Brett Hasty, Titan Horton, coach Brandon Bleeker.

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Back in action

July 9, 2014
Back in action

Sarah Riley of the Granbury SEALS swim team dives into the water during competition in the Girls 11-12 division in a recent meet hosted by the SEALS at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center. The SEALS are back in action this Saturday, again at the Vollmer Center, as they wrap up the regular season of Texas Amateur Athletic Federation competition.

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