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Granbury tennis set to return much talent

April 25, 2015
Granbury tennis set to return much talent

New coach, same tradition.

The Granbury High tennis team has wrapped up its first full year with new coach Tyson Stewart. As has become the norm at GHS, they enjoyed great success in both the fall and spring.

In fall team tennis, the Pirates advanced to the Class 5A Region I Tournament before being eliminated by eventual state champion Grapevine.

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Area lakes recovering from golden algae kills

April 25, 2015

Arecent gill net surveys completed on Possum Kingdom Reservoir by the Wichita Falls Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries office shows that some fish populations have bounced back from kills caused by the dreaded golden algae between 2001 and 2010.

This is good news not only for Possum Kingdom, but also for Lake Granbury and Lake Whitney, which have also gone through several fish kills, and it shows recovery can happen.

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GHS quintet advances to Lubbock

April 25, 2015

A Granbury quintet will be among those competing in the Class 5A Region I Track Meet in Lubbock after they advanced from the Area 7/8-5A Meet in Joshua Wednesday and Thursday.

Gabbie Nunn led the contingent, taking first in the girls high jump with a 5-0 effort. Jettin Murphy will join her in the event after taking third with a 4-8.

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Sports Briefs

April 25, 2015

VANDER ZEE TRANSFERS FROM TEXAS

Former Granbury Lady Pirate Lilley Vander Zee is leaving the University of Texas Lady Longhorns basketball team. School officials announced Thursday that she plans to play next season at West Texas A&M University. In two seasons with UT, Vander Zee played in 21 games, scoring 19 points with 11 rebounds and going 11-for-16 at the free throw line.

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Headed to UCO

April 25, 2015
Headed to UCO

Breanna Crain (seated center) of the Granbury Lady Pirates has signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball next season at the University of Central Oklahoma. Crain, a three-year varsity player, led the Lady Pirates in digs this season with 834, helping the Lady Pirates reach the Class 5A Region I final the past two seasons.

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State runner-up

April 25, 2015
State runner-up

Marko Vulovic of North Central Texas Academy finished second in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A State Tennis Tournament in Waco recently. Also from NCTA, the boys doubles team of Marc Langston and Webster Hu reached the second round. Also qualifying for state were Jared Dodson in boys singles, DeMario McGowan and Stanley Kuo in boys doubles, Kelsey Kacal in girls singles, and the girls doubles teams of Margart Campbell and Emily Wilbouorne, along with Cinthya Rivas and Sidney Lindsey.

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Tolar’s Brister has state return in plans

April 22, 2015
Tolar’s Brister has state return in plans

To the layman, pole vaulting can seem scary.

After all, a person is turning themselves upside down, trusting a flexible pole not to break as they are hurled more than a dozen feet in the air over a crossbar.

But to Rodie Brister, that is all part of the thrill.

“The only time I was a little bit scared was when I broke my first pole,” the Tolar High School senior said.

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Late friend always with GHS golfer

April 22, 2015
Late friend always with GHS golfer

Davis McDuff ambles to his golf bag, preparing to pull a club for his next shot.

This time, however, it takes him a little bit longer to choose which club. In fact, he’s not even looking at them as he stares off into the clouds.

His mind has taken a turn from the task at hand.

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Late collapse costs Pirates share of league lead

April 22, 2015

The Granbury Pirates were ready to grab a share of the District 8-5A baseball lead Monday at rival Cleburne.

Then came the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Yellowjackets, No. 8 in the state, scored seven runs to erase a deficit en route to a 10-3 victory.

The Pirates had taken a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth.

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County track athletes bidding for regionals

April 22, 2015

Nearly 50 athletes from Hood County will be looking to take the next step toward a berth in the State Track Meet when they compete in their respective area meets this week.

The list includes 32 from Tolar (16 boys, 16 girls), eight from Lipan (5 boys, 3 girls) and seven from Granbury (5 girls, 2 boys).

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