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Brister brushes off defeat, brings back gold

May 20, 2015
Brister brushes off defeat, brings back gold

AUSTIN – Move aside Wheaties, there’s a new breakfast of champions.

“I guess the Lucky Charms I ate this morning helped me,” said Tolar pole vaulter Rodie Brister moments after winning a gold medal at the University Interscholastic League Class 2A State Track and Field Meet Friday.

Brister was referring to an instance that will likely stand in Tolar sports lore for a long time.

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Tolar state representation continues to get bigger

May 20, 2015
Tolar state representation continues to get bigger

AUSTIN – Saving the best for last is the goal of any athlete. It often means winning.

Saving the best for next to last…well, there’s a reason that’s not a goal.

If the Tolar Rattlers had matched or eclipsed their time of 3:23.26 they ran in winning Region II in the 1600-meter relay, they’d have also won a gold medal at state.

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Axtell brings surprise end to Rattlers’ season

May 20, 2015
Axtell brings surprise end to Rattlers’ season

ARLINGTON – Tolar struggled with pitching and went through five players on the mound in six innings while dropping Game 3 of their Class 2A area (second) round playoff series to Axtell Saturday, 21-9

Axtell (15-6-1) won the series, played entirely at Mansfield Summit High School, two games to one and will face Crawford in the Class 2A Region II quarterfinals.

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Lake-covered brush makes for challenge

May 20, 2015

A question was sent my way asking how does the fishing change due to new brush covered by water?

There are a lot of changes due to the water returning to areas where the new brush and trees grew in the bottom of previously empty banks, sloughs and creeks. I don’t know if I have all the answers, but I can share what I know.

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Cornerstone golf success

May 20, 2015
Cornerstone golf success

The Cornerstone varsity golf team finished third in its Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship district and fifth in the TCAF State Tournament. Pictured are (from left) Brayden Hurst, Tanner Ives, Zac Olson, Jared Rudd and Michael Marcel. Rudd finished fourth in the state individually and Hurst was fifth. They also honored the late Briggs Berry with the Team Briggs logo on their shirts.

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Sports Briefs

May 20, 2015

CITY INDOOR VB LEAGUE

TAKING REGISTRATION

The Granbury Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration for its upcoming Indoor Volleyball League that begins Thursday (May 21).

Minimum age to play is 16. To register, contact Chris Abrego at 817-964-6563 or the city recreation office at 817-573-7030.

GISD PHYSICALS

Students who will participate in Granbury Independent School District (GISD) athletic programs during the 2015-16 school year will have an opportunity to get their mandatory physical examinations during a session sponsored by Lake Granbury Medical Center in May.

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Best yet to come for Tolar girls

May 20, 2015
Best yet to come for Tolar girls

AUSTIN – Tolar coach Gregg Lee called the trio of Lady Rattlers competing at the University Interscholastic League Class 2A State Track and Field Meet this season “only the beginning.”

“Our girls team is going to be great next season. I can’t wait to see the things they do,” said Lee.

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Roberts wanting more in 2016

May 20, 2015
Roberts wanting more in 2016

AUSTIN – Lanie Roberts couldn’t have asked for better weather. She likes running in cool temperature, and at 9:45 Friday night it was as cool as one could want this time of year in the state capital.

Rains earlier in the day set up the cooler temperatures, which had dipped into the mid-60s by race time once the downpour and ensuing drizzles had subsided and a nice breeze swept in.

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Sports Briefs

May 16, 2015

PECAN VFD/EMS AUXILIARY

GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Tournament on Sunday (May 17), beginning at 1 p.m. at the Pecan Plantation Golf Course. The event is a five-person mixed scramble, and the entry fee is $35 per person.

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Scoreboard

May 16, 2015

GOLF

DECORDOVA BEND LGA

FLORIDA SHAMBLE

1. Lisa Conley, Kay Bailey, Arlene McLellan, 31.5.

2. Ann Schaich, Cathie Shepherd, Peggy Sutphin, Pam Schueler, 32.03.

3. Debbie Taylor, Vicky English, Carolyn Flowers, Belinda Bush, 33.03.

NUTCRACKER LGA PLAYDAY

First Flight

Gross

1. Paula Marker.

2. Patsy Miller.

3. Wynette Burns

Net

1.

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