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Tolar proof speed only part of a good relay

May 16, 2015
Tolar proof speed only part of a good relay

There’s a reason relays count double points in a track meet.

There’s a lot more to them than being able to run fast.

One slip of the hand, a baton goes tumbling to the ground, and the speediest of quartets find themselves out of contention.

But, if a team is good at relays – as they are in Tolar – there’s a lot of points to be scored.

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Rhodes left his own special mark at GHS

May 16, 2015

Payton Rhodes’ eyes looked at the now empty field, then diverting to the vacant dugout at Arlington Heights Field.

What he wouldn’t give for one more at-bat, one more chance to field a ground ball as a Granbury Pirate.

But even Aladdin’s most powerful Genie couldn’t make this happen. He had played his final high game.

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TAPPS state champs

May 16, 2015
TAPPS state champs

The North Central Texas Academy boys and girls track teams each won their respective Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A state championship this past weekend in Waco. Pictured are (back row, from left) Zach Pate, Nash Siatchetema, Marc Langston, Webster Hu, Josh Oma, Djordje Sarenac, Cinthya Rivas, Ray Sun, Brice Wilkins, Jon Durant, Tyler Hoskins, Cole Rasco, boys coach Kirby Rasco, Esther Udonsi, (middle) Marko Vulovic, (front row) Taylor Roach, Lillian Ijeh, Gabby Bianchi, Jade Wilkins, girls coach Jodie Stevens, Kelsey Kacal, and Korede Ahmedu.

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Tolar baseball enjoying playoff thrill again

May 16, 2015

The last time Tolar fans were this excited about their baseball team, this current group of Rattlers were still in junior high and elementary school.

For the first time since 2010, the Rattlers find themselves playing beyond the regular season this weekend. Tolar (15-3-1) was playing Axtell (13-5-1) in a best-of-three area-round (second) playoff series, all games at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School.

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Lipan’s Roberts right at home in Austin

May 9, 2015
Lipan’s Roberts right at home in Austin

As much time as she’s spending there, perhaps Lanie Roberts should consider getting an apartment in Austin.

The Lipan High School junior will be making her sixth trip to the state capital for a sports event in three years. Next Friday (May 15) she will compete for a third straight year in the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet.

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Now that there’s more water, let’s all enjoy lake

May 9, 2015

More and more boaters are taking advantage of the lake since we now have water. With more boaters, there will be more interactions between boats, skiers, anglers and personal water craft users.

Common courtesy goes a long way wherever you may be.

First of all, a little courtesy and common sense at the ramp will make launching and loading the boat a little less frustrating.

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Heights grabs series opener over Pirates at Tidwell

May 9, 2015
Heights grabs series opener over Pirates at Tidwell

The legendary Sammy Baugh was once asked if a dropped pass in the end zone early in the game might have made a difference in a 73-0 loss by the Washington Redskins to the Chicago Bears.

“Sure. The score would have been 73-7,” he quipped.

Granbury Pirate baseball coach Brad Eppler had a similar answer.

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Regional champ

May 9, 2015
Regional champ

Tolar’s Tristyn Klein won the Class 2A Region II championship in the discus last weekend, earning her a berth in next weekend’s Class 2A State Track meet at the University of Texas in Austin. She will be joined by nine other Tolar athletes (7 boys, 2 girls).

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Seeking gold in Waco

May 9, 2015
Seeking gold in Waco

Tyler Hoskins (left) of the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers, is one of 18 athletes from the school who are competing this weekend in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A State Track Meet in Waco.

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Subvarsity Roundup

May 9, 2015

BASEBALL

Granbury JV Purple 8

Crowley JV 2

Granbury 104 003 0 – 8 15 1

Crowley 100 100 0 – 2 4 1

Granbury pitching – Drew Harris 5 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 3 walks, 6 strikeouts; Daniel Trammel 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.

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