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Strong depth key for Pirates’ success

November 15, 2014

David Breazeale is starting his fifth season as head coach of the Granbury boys basketball team, and he thinks he may have the most player depth he’s had with the Pirates.

“I feel like in every position, we’re better,” said Breazeale, who is coming off a 12-17 season in which the Pirates narrowly missed making the playoffs as a member of District 7-4A.

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Lady Pirates under new leadership

November 15, 2014

Everyone is aware of who Leta Andrews is – especially the man who was hired to take over as head girls basketball coach at Granbury High when she retired at the end of last season.

Steve Schmidt doesn’t dodge the magnitude of Andrews’ record-setting 1,416 victories, which made her the winningest high school basketball coach ever.

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Lipan romps in opener

November 15, 2014

The basketball season opener for the Lipan Lady Indians wasn’t much of a test for last year’s Class A Division II state semifinalists. The Lady Indians defeated visiting Slidell, 63-31, Tuesday night.

“It was a great start to the season,” Lipan coach Amber Branson said. “I saw some things that we needed to work on as well.

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NCTA downs Tolar in season opener

November 15, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers were at full strength Monday night for their basketball season opener in Tolar.

The Tolar Lady Rattlers were not.

Tolar not only was facing the four-time TAPPS state champion Lady Pioneers, but also had to deal with the combination of having three of its basketball players still involved in volleyball playoffs, plus having injury woes.

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NCTA girls eye fifth straight title

November 15, 2014

The phrase “state champions” has become a common one at Happy Hill Farm, where the North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers have brought home four consecutive Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A state basketball titles.

The Lady Pioneers opened their season on Monday with a 66-38 win over Tolar.

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Tolar falls short of regional

November 15, 2014
Tolar falls short of regional

BRIDGEPORT – It was an epic battle, but the young Tolar Lady Rattlers saw their volleyball season come to an end Tuesday – just one win short of reaching the regional tournament for the first time.

Tolar won the first and third sets, but ultimately fell to Collinsville, 26-28, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11 in their Region II-2A regional quarterfinal playoff game in the Bridgeport High School gym.

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Sports Briefs

November 15, 2014

LIPAN RUNNERS COMPETE IN STATE CROSS COUNTRY

Four Lipan High School runners competed Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Region III, Class A cross country meet in Arlington.

The top finisher for Lipan was Lanie Roberts. She took 15th place among the girls with a time of 13:15. Teammate Catherine Thormann was 71st with a time of 14:24.

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Coach sees team as ‘complete’

November 15, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates are making their historic second straight regional tournament appearance, and their coach said they are a “complete” team that worries opponents.

Coach Tammy Clark’s District 8-5A runner-up Lady Pirates (33-9) played last night (after deadline for today’s paper) in the Region I-5A tournament. They took on 26-13 Dumas, the District 3-5A runner-up, in their regional semifinal.

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Scoreboard

November 15, 2014

FOOTBALL

Subvarsity results

Nov. 6

Granbury Junior Varsity at Crowley JV

Crowley 41, Granbury 12.

Granbury offensive standouts: Tyler Blevins (102 passing yards), J.J. Nelson (rushing TD), David Perras (85 receiving yards and TD).

Defensive Standouts: Eddie Rodriguez, Sam Pence.

Crowley at Granbury 9th Grade

Crowley 32, Granbury 9th Grade Purple 7.

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GHS junior hitter athletic, competitive

November 15, 2014

The phrases coach Tammy Clark uses to describe junior volleyball standout Karis Beasley say plenty.

“Very competitive.”

“A super athlete.”

“A perfectionist.”

Nothing less than 100 percent precision will do for Beasley, a three-year starter at outside hitter.

“She doesn’t want to make an error at all. She wants her touches to be really good ones, and she works hard to make that happen,” said Clark, who has guided her Granbury Lady Pirates into the Region I-5A volleyball tournament in Abilene, which began last night with a regional semifinal game against Dumas.

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