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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 Rattlers leap into first

October 15, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers are playing a strong brand of volleyball, putting them in the lead of the District 7-2A standings as well as in the state rankings.

Coach Scotty Miller said that Friday’s 25-19, 22-25, 25-12, 25-22 triumph over the district’s other top contender, Bryson, was huge. It vaulted the Lady Rattlers (9-1 in district) past Bryson (8-1) into first place – at least for now.

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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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SHRINE CLUB GOLF

October 15, 2014

SHRINE CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT SET

The Lake Granbury Area Shrine Club’s Open Fall Golf Tournament will be Monday, Oct. 13, at the Hidden Oaks Golf Course, 2701 Hideaway Bay Ct.

Ladies are welcome, but it’slimited to 100 players.

It will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Check-in is set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

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Hanks wins medals ‘for Mom’

October 15, 2014
Hanks wins medals ‘for Mom’

This time, it was for Mom.

Winning gold medals in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is getting to be a habit for Hood County resident Roger Hanks.

During his seven years of competing in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), Hanks has earned 18 gold medals (first place), four silver (runner-up) and three bronze (third place).

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Excited

October 11, 2014
Excited

Members of the Granbury Lady Pirates show their excitement during their District 8-5A volleyball showdown against Aledo Tuesday in the James Wann Sports Center at GHS. Aledo, the district leader at 8-0, won in straight sets as second-place Granbury slipped to 6-2.

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Allen proving valuable at linebacker for Pirates

October 11, 2014
Allen proving valuable at linebacker for Pirates

If Granbury senior Malik Allen had his choice, he might never come off the football field.

But playing both offense and defense as hard as Allen does produces fatigue – and that does not lend itself to getting the most out of his considerable talents, according to coach Scotty Pugh.

Last season, Allen rushed for 1,015 yards and 17 touchdowns on a Pirate squad that had a 9-2 record.

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