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Area hoops players academic all-state

April 16, 2014

Coaches love smart athletes.

It makes their job easier.

And Hood County schools have certainly had their share of intelligent athletes over the years, proven once again by a variety of coaches associations around the state.

Seniors Morgan Northcutt of the Granbury Lady Pirates and Carly Knapp of the Tolar Lady Rattlers were recently named to the Class 4A and 2A teams, respectively, by both the Texas Girls Coaches Association and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC).Read the rest

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Lipan qualifies 10 for regional meet

April 16, 2014

Lipan qualifiers for the Class A Division II Region III Meet in Bullard April 25-26 include Jorge Hernandez, Catherine Thormann, Lanie Roberts, and Shelby Bontke.

Each reached state in 2013.

They will be joined by a host of other Indians and Lady Indians following the recent Area 17/18 Meet.

Roberts won two gold medals, taking first in the 800-meter run with a 2:39, and in the 1600 in six minutes.Read the rest

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Pirates stay in front

April 16, 2014

The Granbury Pirates remained tied with Arlington Heights atop the District 7-4A baseball standings with a 10-0 whitewashing of Western Hills Friday.

Granbury pitchers Landon Weatherly and Payton Rhodes combined to pitch a two-hitter. Weatherly struck out seven over three and a third innings.

It’s only the second time in 10 district games that the Pirates (15-7, 9-1 in District 7-4A) have not had a pitcher throw a complete game.Read the rest

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Austin on his mind

April 12, 2014
Austin on his mind

Led by Baker White, the Granbury Pirates finished second in the District 7-4A Golf Tournament and will compete in the Region I Tournament in Abilene Monday and Tuesday. The Pirates are attempting to reach state for a second consecutive season.Read the rest

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Hickey perfection in rout of Wyatt

April 12, 2014

Granbury pitcher Nathan Hickey has been close to perfect this baseball season.

Tuesday night in Fort Worth he was.

Hickey pitched a five-inning perfect game in a 16-0 victory at O.D. Wyatt. He struck out 13 Chaparrals in the process.

The game was called early because of the University Interscholastic League mercy rule.

Hickey was nothing short of dominant. Of his 63 pitches, 45 were strikes.Read the rest

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Jumping into area

April 12, 2014
Jumping into area

Sarah Sledge of the Granbury Lady Pirates won a gold medal in the high jump to qualify for next week’s Area 7/8-4A Track Meet in Fort Worth. Sledge edged teammate Jettin Murphy, who finished second and also qualified. The top four finishers at each event in the area meet will move on to regional competition in Abilene April 25-26.Read the rest

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Tolar SB left to role of spoiler

April 12, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers’ postseason softball hopes came to an end Tuesday night with a 10-0 loss at Grandview.

The Lady Rattlers (6-12 overall) slipped to 2-6 in District 10-2A with two games to play, including last night’s home finale’ against Maypearl.

“Tonight’s game was a must-win, and it just didn’t fall our way,” said Tolar coach Christy Collie.

Hannah Lee managed the lone hit for Tolar, a triple.Read the rest

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GHS pitchers combine for no-hitter in win at Tech

April 12, 2014

Pitchers Destini Lopez and Kristen Money combined to pitch a no-hitter, and the Granbury Lady Pirates had little trouble winning 11-0 at Trimble Tech Tuesday.

The victory improved the Lady Pirates (14-5 overall) to 9-2 in District 7-4A softball. More important, it moved them back into a tie with South Hills (17-6, 9-2) for second place in district, two games behind Aledo.Read the rest

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Granbury qualifies seven to tennis regionals

April 12, 2014
Granbury qualifies seven to tennis regionals

Unless they start allowing seventh and eighth graders to compete at the high school level, Kate Bramlett’s record cannot be broken.

Bramlett won her fourth District 7-4A tennis championship in four years of varsity play Tuesday when she and partner Elizabeth Morton captured the girls doubles title at Aledo High.

It’s the second straight season in which Bramlett and Morton have teamed to take the title.Read the rest

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Dozen from GHS advance

April 12, 2014

Led by Sarah Sledge’s gold medal performance in the high jump, the Granbury track team qualified 12 for area from the District 7-4A Meet Wednesday and Thursday in Aledo.

Nine Lady Pirates and three Pirates will compete in the 7/8-4A Area Meet Wednesday and Thursday at Clark Stadium in Fort Worth. It will feature the top four finishers in each event from District 7-4A and 8-4A.Read the rest

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