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Lady Rattlers earn volleyball awards

December 13, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers collected four major awards and placed three other players on the first team in voting for all-District 9-2A volleyball for the 2014 season.

Coach Scotty Miller’s Lady Rattlers earned the district title – the first in Tolar’s volleyball history – then came within one win of reaching the Region II tournament.

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NCTA cagers strong again

December 13, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy boys basketball team joined the school’s girls in winning a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championship last season – and coach Kirby Rasco thinks the Pioneers can be just as good this time around.

Despite losing three starters to graduation and another who transferred to another school, Rasco said he thinks the talent level is there to repeat.

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Cornerstone has four all-stars

December 13, 2014

Four players from the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Div. II state finalist Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders are competing today in the Texas Private Schools Six-Man Football All-Star Game in Azle.

Josh Beaird, Logan Weems, Dylan Overstreet and Michael Marcel were nominated by their CCA coach, Chris Eikenhorst, and selected for the game.

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Ezell an all-star selection

December 13, 2014
Ezell an all-star selection

Ezell

Chalk up one more honor for Granbury senior volleyball standout Aubrey Ezell.

The 5-7 setter has been selected to play in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s all-star game in Austin this July.

Ezell, who made two all-state teams as a junior and repeated on the TGCA all-state team this year, has signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball for the University of South Carolina.

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Sports Briefs

December 13, 2014

SIGN UP NOW FOR NEW

ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

The Granbury Parks and Recreation Department is offering a new activity – a mixed Indoor Volleyball League (ages 16 and up). The season has been delayed, likely until January.

The cost is $150 per team.

To sign up, call Josh McGinnis at 817-573-7030, or send an email ([email protected]).

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Lady Pirates drop pair of pool games

December 13, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates were in a giving mood in their first game of pool play Thursday in the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic, with 26 turnovers in a 51-40 loss to Robinson.

In their second pool play game Thursday, the Lady Pirates (4-8) had just 14 turnovers, but their shooting woes also continued in a 53-42 loss to Godley.

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GHS girls lose district opener

December 13, 2014
GHS girls lose district opener

Whether it was his team’s lack of intensity or Aledo’s aggressive defense, Granbury girls basketball coach Steve Schmidt simply didn’t like the results of what he saw in the District 8-5A basketball opener Tuesday night in the James Wann Sports Center.

Schmidt’s Lady Pirates (4-6) gave away the ball 26 times on turnovers and had two extended scoreless stretches that kept them from challenging the Ladycats.

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Pirates absorb first loss

December 13, 2014

Granbury boys basketball coach David Breazeale said he could see it coming – his team’s first loss after starting with seven consecutive wins.

The conditions seemed right, he had noted behind the scenes before the Pirates’ nondistrict game Tuesday night in Corsicana, which the Pirates lost, 51-38.

The Granbury boys were coming off their tournament win in Boswell – the Applebee’s Classic – last weekend.

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Lady Indians down Peaster; boys lose

December 13, 2014

The second-ranked Lipan Lady Indians outscored Peaster Tuesday night in a nondistrict girls basketball contest in Lipan, 55-50.

Lanie Roberts came through again with 31 points and also led the Lady Indians in rebounds, with 9.

Bryanna Phelps chipped in with 13 points in the winning cause.

Lipan outscored Peaster 15-7 in the second quarter for a 30-22 advantage and managed to hold off the visitors in the second half.

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Miracle League site approved

December 13, 2014
Miracle League site approved

Spring tryouts for the Texas Edge select youth teams are being held today, but founder Steve Mitcham also has his sights set on another special group of baseball players.

Mitcham recently learned that his facility, on Rhea Road southeast of Granbury, has been approved as a site for a new Miracle League field for those children who are physically and mentally challenged.

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