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Joshua blanks Granbury, 6-0

April 18, 2015

Joshua pulled away late to post a 6-0 victory against the Granbury Lady Pirates in a District 8-5A softball game Wednesday at GHS Field.

Only two of the runs surrendered by Granbury pitcher Destini Lopez were earned. She walked none and struck out four.

Lopez also led the Lady Pirates (3-13 overall, 3-8 in district) with two hits.

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Lady Rattlers clinch spot in postseason

April 18, 2015

Staci Ashley struck out 15 batters Tuesday as the Tolar Lady Rattlers defeated Ranger 6-2 in a District 11-2A softball game Tuesday night.

The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Lady Rattlers (15-9), who improved to 11-0 in district. They were hosting Bryson last night and a victory would clinch the district championship.

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Tolar golfers eighth at regional tourney

April 18, 2015
Tolar golfers eighth at regional tourney

The Tolar Rattlers finished about where coach Kent Caruthers figured they would in the Class 2A Region II Golf Tournament.

And that makes Caruthers pretty darned proud.

“There were some pretty decent golfers there, and we shot about what we have all year,” he said.

“For every one of these guys, it’s their first trip to regionals in golf.

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Tolar teams double up on track titles

April 11, 2015

It took a little longer than expected, but the Tolar Rattlers and Lady Rattlers captured their respective championships in the District 10-2A Track Meet at Rattler Stadium Thursday.

Competition was halted twice by lightning and hale, each time for about a half an hour. When action did finally finish, however, the Rattlers scored 244 points to easily outdistance runner-up Hico with 133, and the Lady Rattlers edged Hamilton 162.5-147.

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Granbury boys third in 8-5A golf; McDuff advances

April 11, 2015

Take three of the best golf teams in Texas a year ago with almost every player back on each team, put them in the same district this season, and someone’s bound to get their heart broken.

That happened to be the Granbury Pirates, who finished third in the District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley’s Apache Links Course in Glen Rose Tuesday and Wednesday.

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G’bury girls’ rally falls shot shy

April 11, 2015

Sinking one more chip shot, one more long putt, that’s how close the Granbury Lady Pirates came to qualifying for regionals out of the District 8-5A Girls Golf Tournament.

Instead, their furious rally on the second day Wednesday left them a single stroke short of advancing to next week’s Region I Tournament in Lubbock.

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Pirates rally for another thrilling win

April 11, 2015
Pirates rally for another thrilling win

Baseball at Tidwell Field is pretty exciting this season.

And the Granbury Pirates seem to keep finding ways to make it so.

Tuesday night’s contest came on the heels of a walkoff 1-0 victory against the last-place team in the district and a 13-inning 4-3 win over playoff contender Burleson Centennial.

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Hoopsters academic all-state

April 11, 2015

From Duke University to Granbury Middle School, coaches love smart athletes.

And there’s more than a few of them in the immediate area, as indicated by the academic all-state basketball awards handed out by a variety of organizations recently.

Thirteen local basketball players and a manager were honored.

Granbury had nine honors – four Lady Pirates, four Pirates and girls basketball team manager Julie Belfrey.

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Sports Briefs

April 11, 2015

SHRINE GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Lake Granbury Area Shrine Club’s Open Spring Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 20 at Hidden Oaks Golf Course.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament is a four-person scramble.

Entry fee is $75, which incudes green fees, cart rental, range balls, breakfast snacks, coffee and lunch.

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Rattlers rout Gordon by 34 runs

April 11, 2015

The hits and runs just keep on coming for the Tolar Rattlers baseball team.

Tuesday night the Rattlers scored a season-high in walloping Gordon 34-0 in a District 13-2A contest in Gordon.

The Rattlers (10-1-1, 6-0 in district) have yet to be tested in league play. They’ve outscored their opponents 135-2.

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