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July 18, 2015

FLYERS WRAP UP REGULAR

SEASON AT LEWISVILLE

The Hood County Flyers ran in their final regular-season meet this past Saturday in Lewisville.

The highlight was Macie Blohowiak setting a personal-record of 4 feet, 10 inches in winning the Girls 14-Under high jump. She is seeking a third straight berth in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas.

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Watch out for critters brought in by recent rains

July 18, 2015

The flooding rains we have had are known to bring in unwanted critters. I have noticed a lot more snakes in the water near my house.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is warning residents about potential hazards due to relocated wildlife.

Our storms earlier this year coincided with the time of year when newborn wildlife start showing up on the landscape.

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Kids getting kicks

July 15, 2015
Kids getting kicks

Gracie Pae (left) and Jacob Wolfe participate in a drill during a recent Granbury ISD Soccer Camp. The camp is one of many held throughout the Hood County area each summer, including Granbury, Tolar, Lipan and North Central.

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Coach, player together last time

July 15, 2015

Aubrey Ezell isn’t quite finished playing high school volleyball.

Before delivering her first assist for the University of South Carolina, Ezell has one more high school contest as a Lady Pirate. She will be representing Granbury on the Class 5A-6A Red Team in the annual Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Match.

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Nine local gymnasts seeking national titles

July 15, 2015

It’s not quite home, but it’s about as close as one can get.

Nine members of the Gym Kat Sports Center team will be competing in the USA Gymnastics Tumbling and Trampoline Level 5-7 National Championships in Fort Worth. The event at the Fort Worth Convention Center will begin Thursday and run through Sunday.

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Scoreboard

July 15, 2015

GOLF

NUTCRACKER LGA

ROAD TRIP TO CLEBURNE LINKS

Gross – 1. Anne Drake, 2. Bev Cabrera, 3. Cathy Lowry, 4. Clara Garcia.

Netm – 1. Sue Heitschmidt, 2. Chris Mershon, 3. Elaine Prikryl, 4. Shirley Howe.

DECORDOVA BEND LGA

CHAMPIONSHIP AND HANDICAP

18 holes

Overall champion

Judy Cordell 167.

Overall Handicap-Net champion

Neatie Burden 181.

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GHS golf coach pleased with FW Jr. play

July 15, 2015

Few things please a coach more than to see his players working on their own during the offseason.

Granbury Pirate golf coach Steve Ward got to experience this feeling six-fold last week during the Fort Worth Junior Boys Championship.

The group included four current members of the Pirates and two recent graduates who are on their way to playing in college.

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Sports Briefs

July 15, 2015

SEALS SWIMMER

SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICAN

Granbury’s Daniel Fauber, now at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, has been named an honorable mention Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches of America.

The award was given due to his success in the pool and the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year. To be selected, a swimmer/diver must have a grade point average of 3.50 or greater and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA swimming and diving championships.

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Parks and Recreation

July 15, 2015

VOLLEYBALL

Thursday night mixed

Final regular-season standings

Holt 6-2

Abrego 6-2

Revengers 6-2

Baker 6-2

Thomas 3-5

Perkins 1-7

Lewallen 0-8

Postseason tournament

First round

Abrego 2, Thomas 0

Holt 2,. Lewallen 0

Revengers 2, Perkins 0

Baker bye

Semifinals

Abrego 2, Baker 0

Holt 2, Revengers 1

Championship

Holt 2, Abrego 0

SOFTBALL

Monday Mixed Competitive

Final regular-season standings

Foul Play 6-2

Plum Crazy 6-2

#downtopound 4-4

NTX DTP 3-5

Jagerbombers 1-7

Postseason tournament

First round

All games at press time

NTX DTP vs.

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UIL rule change guarantees Tolar VB playoff berth

July 15, 2015

The Tolar Lady Rattlers are returning to the Class 2A volleyball playoffs.

No, that’s not just optimism speaking as they are among the best teams in the state.

They literally have clinched a postseason berth despite not having delivered a single serve, spike, block or dig.

They haven’t even had their first practice.

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