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Tolar not slowing down to enjoy win streak

October 18, 2014
Tolar not slowing down to enjoy win streak

Anyone who kept up with Tolar football the last three seasons knew how effective running back Cory Solomon was for the Rattlers.

In a dozen games his junior year, Solomon rushed for 1,723 yards – believed to be the school record during Tolar’s 11-man football era, according to Rattlers head coach Mike Franklin.

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Lady Rattlers maintain lead

October 18, 2014

The Tolar volleyball squad – now state-ranked – held on to its lead in District 9-2A with a 25-12, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13 victory over Poolville Tuesday at home.

“We didn’t play great, but played well enough,” said Tolar coach Scotty Miller, whose team improved to 10-1 in district play. “Madeline Dawson had a great match.”

Miller said that Dawson likely had more than 10 kills in the match.

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Be ready for cooler mornings

October 18, 2014

It’s that time of the year that you need to be prepared for both cool weather and sunny hot weather.

Launching in the a.m. and running down the lake can be quite cool, but as the sun rises, you’ll be shedding the jackets and clothing layers.

I don’t know how many times I have folks with me that are not prepared for the weather even if I warn them beforehand.

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Scoreboard

October 18, 2014

FOOTBALL

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS

District Season

Aledo 3-0 5-1

Cleburne 3-0 3-3

Burleson Centennial 2-1 4-2

Burleson High 2-1 3-3

Everman 1-2 3-3

Crowley 1-2 2-4

Granbury 0-3 0-6

Joshua 0-3 2-4

Last Night’s Games

Granbury at Joshua; Crowley at Aldeo; Burleson High at Burleson Centennial; Cleburne at Everman.

Oct. 24 Games

Burleson Centennial at GHS, 7:30 p.m.; Aledo at Burleson High; Everman at Crowley; Joshua at Cleburne.

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Pirates fall after long lightning delay

October 15, 2014
Pirates fall after long lightning delay

Up until Granbury’s last offensive play was over Friday night, local fans still had hope the Pirates might pull out their first football victory of the season in their Homecoming game against Cleburne at Pirate Stadium.

In a game that ended five hours after it began because of a 125-minute lightning delay on Johnny Perkins Field, the Pirates saw their efforts fall short in a 23-18 loss to Cleburne, as the Yellowjackets remained unbeaten through their first three District 8-5A contests.

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Lady Pirates roll over Cleburne

October 15, 2014

It was back to business as usual for the 11th-ranked Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team Friday as they took on Cleburne at home in their Homecoming contest.

The Lady Pirates defeated Cleburne, 25-13, 25-6, 25-9, in the James Wann Sports Center to get back on their winning track.

Granbury (7-2 in District 8-5A and 25-9 overall) had suffered its only District 8-5A loss so far on Oct.

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Cross country times show improvement

October 15, 2014

The Granbury High School cross country teams showed improvement almost across the board Friday when they competed in a meet in Mansfield, according to coach Amber Ward.

The girls placed 21st out of 44 teams competing, while the boys finished 28th out of 43.

Lauren Hammonds paced the girls squad, placing 42nd with a time of 20.53.

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NCTA wins district opener

October 15, 2014
NCTA wins district opener

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers won their district football opener Thursday with help from Tyler Hoskins’ four touchdowns, but lost their quarterback for the rest of the season.

The Pioneers struggled late in the contest but held on for a 38-36 victory over Richardson Canyon Creek Christian at NCTA, improving to 3-3 on the season.

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Crusaders fall to Azle Christian

October 15, 2014
Crusaders fall to Azle Christian

There are a number of reasons why Azle Christian was unbeaten in its first four football games this season.

Granbury’s Cornerstone Christian Academy discovered at least a few of them Friday night in its 57-12 home loss to Azle in their second Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship six-Man Div. II, District 1 contest of the season.

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Rattlers win in a flash

October 15, 2014
Rattlers win in a flash

HAMILTON – Lightning ended Friday’s football contest between Tolar and Hamilton early. Unfortunately for Hamilton, it wasn’t early enough.

The Rattlers routed the Bulldogs 48-0 in the District 7-2A, Div. I opener for both teams, which was shortened to just one half because of the lightning that was part of a storm that rolled through the area including Kooken Field.

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