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Lady Pirates stay alive for playoffs

January 30, 2016

The Granbury Lady Pirates kept their postseason hopes alive Tuesday with an overwhelming victory at Burleson, 55-26.

The win left the Lady Pirates (10-17 overall) with a 4-6 record in District 8-5A. They are tied with Cleburne for fourth place with four games to play.

Cleburne defeated the Lady Pirates 63-53 when the teams met earlier in Cleburne.

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Lipan tops Strawn’s accuracy

January 30, 2016

Strawn was nearly perfect shooting the ball Tuesday night.

Problem was, the Greyhounds barely got to take a shot in their 84-28 loss at Lipan.

The Indians (25-0, 4-0 in District 18-A), No. 1 in the state, forced Strawn into many turnovers, limiting their shots. The Greyhounds hit 85 percent of their shots from 2-point range, but only managed to take 13.

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Lady Indians pummel Strawn again

January 30, 2016

The Lipan Lady Indians got 38 points and a dozen rebounds from guard Lanie Roberts Tuesday night as they defeated visiting Strawn 89-25.

Roberts also had nine steals and six assists.

Bry Phelps scored 19 with four assists and five steals for the Lady Indians (23-6), who improved to 6-0 in District 18-A.

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Crusaders win clutch district contest

January 30, 2016

The Cornerstone Crusaders rallied late to win a critical district game against Weatherford Christian Tuesday at home.

The Crusaders finished the game with an 11-3 run for a 39-33 victory.

Cornerstone (7-11 overall) is 3-2 in the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Division II District 1 standings. They are chasing a playoff berth.

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NCTA girls school WHS

January 30, 2016

Led by the play of Camille Baud and Korede Ahmedu, the North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers defeated visiting Weatherford Home School 66-36 Tuesday.

Baud (21) and Ahmedu (18) combined for 39 points. Each also had four assists. Baud added four steals and Ahmedu had seven rebounds.

Lilian Ijeh had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

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Pirates get defensive with second tourney title

January 27, 2016

It’s an undisputed fact in any sport.

You can’t beat a team if you can’t score on them.

The Granbury Pirates are proving this to be true once again this season, running their soccer record to 8-0-1 by capturing the championship of the Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD X-Town Tournament.

The final score in the championship game?

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Late rally falls short, Rattlers tied atop 10-2A

January 27, 2016

The good news is no one is ahead of the Tolar Rattlers in the District 10-2A boys basketball standings.

The bad news is the Rattlers surrendered sole possession of first place and are now tied with Goldthwaite for the top spot in district, each with 5-1 records. Also, Goldthwaite owns the tiebreaker – at least until the teams meet again in Tolar on Feb.

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Upset slips away from Tolar girls

January 27, 2016

The Tolar Lady Rattlers were in prime position for an upset Friday night, a win that would have enhanced their postseason chances.

However, a fourth-quarter rally by Goldthwaite altered those chances as the Lady Eagles rallied for a 50-44 victory.

Tolar led 37-32 as the final quarter began. Goldthwaite ended on an 18-7 run that included an 11-for-14 performance at the free throw line.

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GHS out to continue success at district

January 27, 2016

A season described by head coach Jason Pullano will continue for the Granbury swim team when they compete in the District 7-5A Meet Thursday at Fort Worth’s Wilkerson-Greines Natatorium.

So far, 37 Granbury swimmers have accounted for 230 lifetime-best times. The girls are 5-1 in dual meets and the boys are 4-2.

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Crusaders, NCTA post league wins

January 27, 2016
Crusaders, NCTA post league wins

The Cornerstone Christian Crusaders helped their postseason chances greatly with a come-from-behind 57-51 victory at Mineral Wells Community Christian Friday.

Tanner Ives (24) and Blaze Lehrman (21) combined for 45 of the Crusaders’ points. Lehrman also had 10 rebounds and five blocks. Sam Rue also grabbed 16 rebounds and Matthew Turbeville had 10.

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