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Tolar qualifies 14 from Area 9/10 track

April 19, 2014
Tolar qualifies 14 from Area 9/10 track

Even without one of their top performers, the Tolar Rattlers continued their track dominance Wednesday, easily winning the Area 9/-10 2A Meet in Boyd.

The Tolar boys have now gone two years without losing an invitational, district or area meet in which they fielded a complete team. They were second when sending a partial team to the prestigious Texas Relays.

The Rattlers, who scored 121 points Wednesday, qualified 11 athletes for the Region II Meet at Tarleton State University in Stephenville April 25-26.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates narrowly miss upset of Aledo

April 19, 2014

With one swing of the bat, the Granbury Lady Pirates scored more runs in the first inning than the Aledo Ladycats had surrendered in all 12 previous district games.

And while Alyssia Allen’s grand slam gave the Lady Pirates a temporary 4-2 lead, Aledo survived the scare for an 11-6 victory that clinched the District 7-4A title for the Ladycats (21-4, 13-0).Read the rest

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Granbury vaulter Geis earns regional berth

April 19, 2014
Granbury vaulter Geis earns regional berth

Eugene Geis of Granbury qualified for the Class 4A Region I Meet in Abilene by placing fourth in the pole vault at the Area 7/8 Meet at Clark Stadium in Fort Worth Wednesday.

Geis cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to earn his spot in the April 25-26 regional competition.

“Proud of Eugene. Great job of vaulting for just being a sophomore,” said Granbury coach Jodie Scott.Read the rest

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Hickey dominant yet again

April 19, 2014
Hickey dominant yet again

On the heels of a perfect game, Granbury pitcher Nathan came close to a second straight no-hitter Tuesday.

Hickey settled for a one-hitter in a 6-0 win at Fort Worth Southwest.

Hickey struck out 12, raising his season total to 88. He is attempting to become only the third GHS pitcher to strike out 100 in a season.

The lone hit against Hickey (8-0) was a bunt.Read the rest

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Time to go shallow

April 19, 2014

Water temperatures have been a little slow to rebound this year due to the extended cool weather.

Lake temperatures are rising into the 60s and 70s, and the fish are near their most active time of the year. If you can get on them when they are feeding right now, look out.

Luckily, this time of the year, shallow water action is possible most any day.Read the rest

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Dramatic comeback sends GHS duo back to state

April 19, 2014

Just when it looked like the Granbury High tennis season was coming to an end Tuesday, it suddenly got extended a couple more weeks.

Well, not suddenly. It actually took one staggering comeback by Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton.

The Granbury senior duo secured their return to the Class 4A State Tournament at the University of Texas in Austin April 28-29 with a come-from-behind 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory in the playback match at the Rose Park Tennis Center in Abilene.Read the rest

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Indians set up showdown with rally

April 19, 2014

The Lipan Indians, seeing their playoff chances slip away, rallied for their biggest victory of the season Tuesday in Graford.

A four-run outburst in the top of the seventh lifted the Indians to a 9-7 victory.

With the win, the Indians improved to 7-4 overall (all District 10-A games). They were hosting Baird yesterday evening, with the winner having the inside track to the third and final playoff berth.Read the rest

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Gymnastics success

April 19, 2014
Gymnastics success

Local youth gymnast Chris Davila recently had a strong showing in the North Texas State Gymnastics Meet in Garland. Davila placed 10th in floor, sixth in steel rings, third in Vault, fourth in parallel bars, sixth in horizontal bar and ninth overall. Read the rest

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Whitney ends Tolar playoff hopes

April 19, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers’ final hopes at a postseason berth were dashed Tuesday with an 11-3 home loss to Whitney.

The loss dropped the Rattlers to 9-9 overall and to 1-7 in District 10-2A.

The Rattlers hurt themselves greatly by committing a half dozen errors.

Cade Brown led the Tolar offense by collecting two of the team’s three hits. Dakota Endsley drove in two of their three runs.Read the rest

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Lipan qualifies 10 for regional meet

April 16, 2014

Lipan qualifiers for the Class A Division II Region III Meet in Bullard April 25-26 include Jorge Hernandez, Catherine Thormann, Lanie Roberts, and Shelby Bontke.

Each reached state in 2013.

They will be joined by a host of other Indians and Lady Indians following the recent Area 17/18 Meet.

Roberts won two gold medals, taking first in the 800-meter run with a 2:39, and in the 1600 in six minutes.Read the rest

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