SEALS results

July 19, 2014
SEALS results

mary vinson | hood county news |

Granbury SEALS Swim Meet

July 12

Dana Vollmer Muncipal Swim Center

Mixed 15-17 200 Yard Medley Relay

1 Sarah Spradlin, Anthony Castillo, Cole Rezsofi,

Kaylee Brawner 1:57.40

2 Triston Holderness, Cooper Wallace, Ruth Fauber,

Jessica Gryder 2:08.51

3 Kimbria Younkin, Glenn Rodgers, Hannah Andrews, Carter Cross 2:17.08

Mixed 18-99 200 Yard Medley Relay

1 Corissa Decker, Rebecca Steele, Kevin Leslie, Todd Garner 2:14.13

Girls 6&U 100 Yard Free Relay

1 Bethany Crowe, Remi Chastain, Hannah Stannell, Lila Heiner 1:42.00

Girls 8&U 100 Yard Medley Relay

1 Ella Garner, Brenna Haynes, Caroline Wallace,

Ava Garner 1:41.47

Boys 8&U 100 Yard Medley Relay

1 Bodie Chastain, Aiden Ragland, Blake Dennis,

Tyler Rodgers 1:34.30

Boys 9-10 100 Yard Medley Relay

1 Zach Payne, Brice Gordon, Ashton Castle,

Triston Ragland 1:37.40

Girls 11-12 200 Yard Medley Relay

1 Lilly Johnson, Leah D’Souza, Arianna Castle,

Ali J.

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Getting their kicks: Granbury adult soccer league off to running start

July 19, 2014
Getting their kicks: Granbury adult soccer league off to running start

ADULTS IN ACTION: The Granbury Soccer Association’s Adult Co-Ed League began play for the first time this summer. Ashley Dyson (above) and others practice at Decker Field.

All’s fair in love, war…

And soccer?

You bet.

For years youth soccer has thrived in Granbury, and now the adults are getting in on the action.

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The early angler catches the fish

July 19, 2014

We are still fairly early in the summer, but those typical summer patterns are essentially in place.

In the heat of the summer, the morning is typically your friend. When I say morning, I am not talking about getting on the water at 9 a.m. I am talking about getting on the water before the sun rises where the light is just sufficient to navigate.

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Sports Briefs

July 19, 2014


Former Granbury Lady Pirate volleyball player Sydney Carpenter was recently named a Scholar Athlete of the Week by Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen.

Carpenter was an academic all-state selection in volleyball. She was a key player in the Lady Pirates enjoying their best volleyball season.

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Can you spare a glove or bat for a kid?

July 19, 2014

Fall Baseball registration is under way for our local Granbury Athletic Association (GAA).

The Granbury Parks and Recreation Department is teaming with the GAA for the next few months and doing something new. We will be holding a Glove Drive. This will feature the donation of ANY usable sporting equipment from citizens, whether it’s something lying around or brand spankin’ new.

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July 16, 2014



1. Brian Stokes, Dudley Smith, Cody Smith, Ron Arnett, Donnie Hensley.

2. Darrell Ziemann, Mike Robinson, George Merkle, Sue Merkle, Chad Hill.

2. (tie) Ron Sanderson, Doug Gray, Billy Buckmaster, Jim Wooldridge, Bo Gaston.

2. (tie) Casey Kilpatrick, Kenny Sanders, Jim Sanders, Ken Martin.

2. (tie) James Kinsey, Shaun Gantz, Pat Gray, Glenn Bishop, Todd Shipman.

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Tolar enjoys 7-on-7 success

July 16, 2014

As the Tolar Rattlers prepare for what will be a challenging fall football schedule, they are coming off their best summer of 7-on-7 football.

The Rattlers fell a little short of their goal of reaching the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but they were successful in almost every other way.

The Rattlers posted an 18-8 record.

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Hit the ground flying

July 16, 2014
Hit the ground flying

Tolar’s Noble Carter gives it his all during a Hood County Flyers track practice at Granbury Middle School. Last year the team rose to great heights in the inaugural season, and this year’s track season is off to a promising start. The team shined at the Comanche Ribbon Relays.

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Former Dallas Cowboy to coach Pirates defense

July 15, 2014

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Stephen Hodge will be defensive coordinator for the Granbury Pirates this year.

Hodge, a standout player in Tatum and later at Texas Christian University, was drafted by the Cowboys in 2009.

Injuries cut short his NFL career.

Hodge most recently coached in Rusk.

The defensive coordinator will be joined by new football assistants Jody Brown, Anthony Overstreet and Jordon Sweatt.

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S.W.A.T softball team chasing 14-Under world title

July 12, 2014

Talk about coming a long way in a short time.

When the Granbury S.W.A.T girls played their first softball tournament of 2014, the team managed three hits in a pair of losses.

Next week they will be playing in the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) 14-Under Softball World Series in Lubbock.

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