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Fundraiser nets nearly $12K

March 25, 2015
Fundraiser nets nearly $12K

An archery tournament/fundraiser to benefit Rio Cantu was held Sunday in Granbury. The event, titled Raise Your Bows For Rio, raised approximately $11,940, a tournament official reported.

Rio, at age 15 just before Christmas in 2011, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He has endured six surgeries and three years of chemotherapy.

His family said all standard options have been exhausted in the United States, but there is a trial program that’s offered in Germany, Brazil and California.

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Tolar boys win another, girls take second again

March 25, 2015
Tolar boys win another, girls take second again

The Tolar Rattlers stayed perfect this track season, running to first place in their own Rattler Relays Thursday at Tolar High School.

The Rattlers scored 176 points to edge runner-up Whitney with 162 points. District foe Hico was a distant third with 88.

The Lady Rattlers finished second with 108 points.

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Sports Briefs

March 25, 2015

FORMER PIRATE WINS PGA TOURNEY IN COLOMBIA

Diego Velasquez, who played for the Granbury Pirates from 2001-03, won the PGA’s Colombia Open this past weekend. He shot 18-under-par 266 to win by six strokes.

Velasquez had rounds of 65-69-67-67.

As a freshman, Velasquez helped the Pirates reach the Class 4A State Golf Tournament.

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Pirates wrap up 2 seed

March 25, 2015

It took a little extra work but the Granbury Pirates secured the No. 2 seed from District 8-5A for the upcoming soccer playoffs with a shootout victory at Crowley Friday night.

Granbury (11-3-2, 9-3-2 in district) will face Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt (12-4-2) in bidistrict Thursday at 6 p.m. at Farrington Field in Fort Worth.

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Seven from area garner TABC state/region honors

March 25, 2015

Lanie Roberts and Bryanna Phelps were mainstays in the Lipan Lady Indians making yet another run to the University Interscholastic League State Tournament this basketball season.

As a result, both players – both juniors – have been named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class A All-State Team.

The two are among 20 selected from their classification.

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Granbury 2-0 in district after edging upstart Everman

March 25, 2015

Chandler Roop was ready to go out and pitch an eighth inning, if needed.

Landon Weatherly erased the necessity with a bases-loaded walkoff single that lifted the Granbury Pirates (6-2-2, 2-0 in District 8-5A) to a 1-0 victory against Everman (1-9, 0-2) Monday at Tidwell Field.

Roop and Everman pitcher Brandon Perez were locked in a scoreless duel through six innings.

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Rattlers rumbling in 13-2A

March 21, 2015
Rattlers rumbling in 13-2A

They don’t hold spring football in Tolar, but one couldn’t tell by looking at the scores of the baseball team.

In their first two District 13-2A games, the Rattlers have been scoring more like a football team. Tolar has hung a total of 51 runs on its opponents while giving up just one.

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Peregrino tops Tolar All-10-2A picks

March 21, 2015

Hannah Peregrino capped her Tolar Lady Rattlers basketball career in grand fashion. The senior was named the Most Valuable Player of District 10-2A by the league’s coaches.

Peregrino is one of five Lady Rattlers honored. Senior Meredith Caudle was named to the first team, while senior Shelby Nunley was chosen for the second team.

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Sports Briefs

March 21, 2015

RAISE YOUR BOWS FOR RIO

An archery tournament to benefit Rio Cantu will be held Sunday at 3900 N. White Tail Dr. in Granbury. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and competition starts at 9.

Raise Your Bows For Rio will benefit young Rio Cantu. At age 15, just before Christmas in 2011 he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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Rival Cleburne roars back to down Lady Pirates

March 21, 2015

A few days after celebrating their first victory of the season, the Granbury Lady Pirates dropped a 17-5 home softball contest to rival Cleburne Tuesday.

The loss left the Lady Pirates (1-7 overall) with a 1-2 record in District 8-5A. They are tied with Cleburne and Crowley for fifth place in the league.

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