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Sand bass spawning on the way

January 24, 2015

It will soon be time for the spawning run that draws anglers out in numbers, typically between February and April.

In Texas many of these sand bass may start their trek in January, depending on the weather.

Based on the numbers and quality of the sand bass caught throughout the past year, this should be a great year for Granbury sand bass.

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Lady Pirates fall

January 24, 2015
Lady Pirates fall

The Granbury Lady Pirates let go of an early 17-4 lead on the road Tuesday night as Aledo rallied for a 42-39 district girls basketball victory.

Coach Steve Schmidt’s Lady Pirates (2-6 in District 8-5A, 10-15 on the season) jumped to the early 13-point lead and led 17-8 entering the second quarter.

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Pirates hold on, 56-51

January 24, 2015

Granbury sank 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Pirates held on to defeat Aledo 56-51 in district play Tuesday night on the road.

The Pirates (4-2 in District 8-5A, 16-4 for the season) led 9-4 going into the second quarter and 24-12 at halftime.

Granbury’s lead grew to as large as 18 points in the third quarter.

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Rattlers whack De Leon, 67-50

January 24, 2015

The Tolar boys basketball team bounced back from last week’s first district loss with a 67-50 road win over De Leon, getting 23 of their points from the post players.

Coach Kent Caruthers’ Rattlers are now 4-1 in District 10-2A and 7-13 overall.

The Rattlers benefitted from the return of one starter, and are about to get another one back.

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Pirates rule, 8-0

January 24, 2015
Pirates rule, 8-0

Eight different players scored goals Tuesday night as the Granbury Pirates posted an 8-0 nondistrict soccer victory over Alvarado at Pirate Stadium.

The Pirates, now 2-0, have outscored their two opponents by a 16-1 margin. They topped Vidor at home on Saturday night, 8-1.

Granbury led Alvarado 5-0 at halftime.

The Pirates got goals from Jordan Paff, Trystan Hulsey, Freddy Espinoze, Bryce Gentry, Kaleb Wilson, Tristan Campbell, Eddie Ramirez and Hunter McKenna.

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Lady Rattlers stay unbeaten in district

January 24, 2015

Notch one more in the District 10-2A girls basketball win column for the Tolar Lady Rattlers.

The Lady Rattlers socked De Leon, 51-14, Tuesday night on the road.

The victory enabled Tolar to maintain its lead over the rest of the pack, with a 7-0 district mark.

Liz Bonnell and Hannah Peregrino were the top scorers for the Lady Rattlers, with a dozen points each.

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Lady Pirates fall to Stephenville

January 24, 2015

The Granbury girls soccer squad lost to Stephenville, 2-0, on Monday night in their home debut for the 2015 season.

The Lady Pirates (1-4) trailed 1-0 at intermission of the game.

The Lady Yellowjackets scored on a free kick in the first 10 minutes of the contest.

Stephenville added its second goal with about 15 minutes remaining in the contest.

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Lady Indians thump Huckabay, 63-36

January 24, 2015

Lanie Roberts scored 39 points for the third consecutive district basketball game as Lipan’s Lady Indians knocked off Huckabay Tuesday night at home, 63-36.

The state-ranked Lady Indians elevated their District 18-A record to 3-1 and their overall record to 22-3.

The Lipan girls are No. 3 in the state in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.

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Trust graph in colder water

January 20, 2015

Recent cold weather has dropped lake temperatures into the middle 40s, or lower in shallower water.

When water temperatures fall to this level or colder, you can try to find them where they are holding, or you can wait for the surface or feeder creek to warm. Many folks will work the warmer part of the day.

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Rattlers suffer first district loss

January 20, 2015

After the Tolar Rattlers went scoreless in the fourth quarter Friday in their 56-45 District 10-2A boys basketball road loss to Hamilton, coach Kent Caruthers had a simple observation.

“We could not get a basket,” Caruthers said, noting, “We missed several layups and several easy shots.”

After a slow start this season in nondistrict, the Tolar boys had taken the early lead in district play, winning their first three contests.

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