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Lady Pirates nip Crowley in shootout

February 21, 2015
Lady Pirates nip Crowley in shootout

Granbury High School’s varsity girls soccer unit went to a shootout Tuesday at Pirate Stadium to earn a 1-0 District 8-5A triumph over Crowley.

Coach David Winkleman’s Lady Pirates (4-7 overall) remain in seventh place in the district standings, at 3-4 with 7 points.

Aledo and Joshua lead the district with 17 points each, followed by Burleson Centennial and Cleburne with 11 and Crowley with 10.

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Lipan boys entering postseason

February 21, 2015

The Lipan boys closed out their District 18-A basketball competition Tuesday with a 53-43 road victory over Gorman as they prepare for their upcoming bidistrict playoff game.

Coach Brent Gaylor’s 11-18 Indians – third place in the final standings with a 6-4 mark – will take on District 17-A runner-up Throckmorton at Eastland High School on Tuesday.

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Aledo blanks Lady Pirates

February 18, 2015

The Granbury girls soccer squad dropped a 2-0 decision to Aledo Friday on the road in District 8-5A play.

Aledo’s Ladycats grabbed a 1-0 lead early in the contest, and coach David Winkleman’s Lady Pirates were in it with a chance to tie until late.

The second goal for Aledo came on a penalty kick with 2 minutes remaining in the contest.

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Junior high CSAF regional basketball champions

February 18, 2015
Junior high CSAF regional basketball champions

The Cornerstone Christian Academy Junior High boys basketball team won the Christian Schools Athletic Federation’s (CSAF) regional championship recently, defeating Burleson Adventist, 36-35. Members of the team are (front row, from left) Weldon Wallace, Asher Felty, Judah Duke, and Alexander Quillin, (back row) volunteer coach Michael Carter, Corben Milton, Hayden Humphrey, Joshua Turbeville, Cole Lehrman, Franco de Plessis (being held), Dillon Dakil, Christian Turbeville and Carson White.

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Rattlers, Eagles in showdown

February 18, 2015

The playoff-bound Tolar Rattlers still have a shot at the District 10-2A basketball title.

Coach Kent Caruthers’ 12-14 Rattlers sailed past De Leon at home Friday night, 55-38, setting up a showdown with the district-leading Goldthwaite Eagles. That game was played last night in Goldthwaite.

“Our intensity level wasn’t as high as I wanted it to be,” Caruthers said.

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Lady Rattlers lose, 48-43

February 18, 2015

The Tolar Lady Rattlers lost to Cross Plains, 48-43, Friday night at home in a practice game in preparation for the postseason.

Coach Benita Carlton’s Lady Rattlers (18-10 on the season) earned the District 10-2A championship with an 11-1 mark. They have a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Cross Plains (23-5) ranked 17th in the state in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class A poll.

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Crusaders advancing to TCAF state tournament

February 18, 2015
Crusaders advancing to TCAF state tournament

The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys basketball team outscored Arlington St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy, 52-34, Thursday night at home in an area-round boys basketball playoff game to advance to the Texas Christian Athletic Federation’s state tournament this weekend.

The 21-6 Crusaders are in the TCAF Division II Final Four, to be played in Willow Park at Trinity Christian Academy.

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Lipan boys win, capture playoff spot

February 18, 2015

Lance Ferguson scored a game-high 21 points, sticking 7 3-point buckets, to help Lipan’s boys to a 64-44 home basketball victory over Strawn Friday night that clinched a playoff berth as the third-place team out of District 18-A.

In addition to Ferguson – who had no 2-pointers and no free throws – Derrick Cook contributed 14 points and Santana Martinez scored 12.

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Brawner gets set for state swim meet

February 18, 2015
Brawner gets set for state swim meet

State qualifier Kaylee Brawner’s best results are ahead of her, according to her swim coach.

Granbury High School coach Jason Pullano is counting on the talented sophomore turning up the heat Friday when the Class 5A state swim meet gets underway in Austin.

Brawner qualified by winning two events at the Region II-5A meet Feb.

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Former Olympic athlete departing Hood County after 20 years

February 18, 2015
Former Olympic athlete departing Hood County after 20 years

Thane Baker’s accomplishments as a world-class sprinter from a small town in Kansas were impressive.

But the fact that he earned four medals in two Olympic Games is even more astonishing if you know the full story.

After living in Hood County the past 20 years, Baker will soon be moving to Nebraska.

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