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Crusaders ready to challenge again

August 27, 2014
Crusaders ready to challenge again

Last season was a breakout campaign for the Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders, as they earned the first district championship in the school’s history.

The Crusaders of coach Bobby Johnson were eliminated in the opening round of the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship six-man playoffs, finishing with a 9-2 record. But it was only the third season of varsity football for the Crusaders, who were 6-6 in 2012 and 8-4 in 2011.

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Rattlers poised to use size plus speed

August 27, 2014
Rattlers poised to use size plus speed

Football has become a growth industry in Tolar.

“We’re definitely bigger,” Rattlers head coach Mike Franklin said of his squad, coming off a 9-3 season. “The kids have grown. Some of our seniors put on more weight, put on more muscle. We’re just bigger everywhere.”

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine named Tolar as the No.

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Lady Pirates keep tourney crown

August 27, 2014
Lady Pirates keep tourney crown

Mark down two in a row for the Granbury Lady Pirates.

For the second straight year, the Lady Pirates captured the championship trophy in their own local tournament, making it through the 18-team field of the double-elimination Granbury Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament without a loss.

The Class 5A Lady Pirates defeated an athletic Class 6A squad from Copperas Cove in the Gold Bracket’s title match Saturday evening, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14.

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GHS tops Weatherford in tennis

August 27, 2014

The Granbury High School tennis team was trailing Weatherford in their dual match Friday on the road, but stepped up and rallied to pull out a 10-9 victory.

GHS coach Tyson Stewart said the Pirates needed the come-from-behind victory against the Class 6A Kangaroos to propel them into the start of district play with an emotional boost.

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Pirates tested by Jackets

August 27, 2014
Pirates tested by Jackets

For the Granbury football team, Friday’s scrimmage at Pirate Stadium against Stephenville was a measuring stick – one with a strong, accurate throwing arm.

Coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirates were tested by Yellow Jacket quarterback Jarrett Stidham, a big-time recruit who has committed to play for Texas Tech.

Granbury’s defense allowed a pair of 17-yard touchdown passes by Stidham, and a 65-yard scoring toss by reserve quarterback Anthony Chavarria.

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Pirates relish ‘underdog’ role

August 23, 2014
Pirates relish ‘underdog’ role

Granbury head football coach Scotty Pugh suspects that incentive may play a role in how his team progresses in 2014.

The Pirates are coming off of four straight playoff appearances. Their 9-2 record in 2013 was the most victories for a GHS football squad in nearly five decades.

That was in Class 4A, before UIL placed them in a 5A district with superpower Aledo once again.

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Coaches sign anti-drug letter

August 23, 2014

An open letter from coaches aimed at combatting what is described as a “perceived drug problem” within the Granbury ISD urges students to report anyone possessing illegal substances “immediately.”

The document is signed by Director of Athletics Dwight Butler along with the 17 varsity head coaches at GHS.

“We are revising our drug policy this year that will have more severe consequences for any student testing positive for illegal drugs,” states the letter, which was sent by GISD officials to the Hood County News Monday afternoon.

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Time to renew your licenses

August 23, 2014

Licenses for the 2014-15 hunting and fishing seasons went on sale Aug. 15. Most licenses will expire Aug. 31.

Those who elected to receive a “year-to-date” license have expirations on the anniversary of their purchase (not Aug. 31).

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues about 2.5 million hunting and fishing licenses every year through the agency’s 28 field offices, more than 50 state parks and at more than 1,700 retailers.

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Scoreboard

August 23, 2014

Nutcracker Golf Course

MGA Two-Man Scramble

White Tees

1. Rob Kilmer-Danny Lee, 63; 2. Mel Reid-Doug Wagner 64 scp; 3. Rick Day-Bruce Connor 64 scp; 4. Gary Pleickhardt-Jack Whitely 65 scp.

Gold Tees

Flight One

1. Bob Caldwell-Joel Nyman 64; 2. Chuck Still-Don McComas 66; 3. Robert Dauber-Fred Straughn 67 scp; 4.

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Sports Briefs

August 23, 2014

City schedules all-night co-ed

kickball tournament Sept. 6

The city of Granbury will have an all-night kickball tournament Sept. 6.

The event, set to start at 6 p.m., will be at the Granbury City Park.

Entry fee is $125 per team. Each team will consist of a minimum of four male and four female players, and up to 11 players in the field playing defense.

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