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Girl, 13, qualifies for championships

September 20, 2014
Girl, 13, qualifies for championships

Sidney Perdue is a little cowgirl headed for a big event.

The Acton Middle School eighth-grader recently qualified for the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) North American Affiliate Championships. That will be during the NRHA Futurity starting Nov. 28 in Oklahoma City.

Sidney, 13, won the 13-and-under division of the NRHA Central Regional Affiliate Finals in Tulsa.

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Sports Briefs

September 20, 2014

JROTC GOLF TOURNEY RAISES

MONEY TO SUPPORT EFFORTS

The recent Granbury High School Marine Corps JROTC Support Fund Golf Tournament railed more than $17,000, which will be used to help fund needs of the GHS JROTC unit that are not normally funded by the Granbury Independent School District.

The tournament, at Pecan Plantation Golf Course, was hosted by the Greater Granbury Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

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Looking for space

September 20, 2014
Looking for space

North Central Texas Academy senior quarterback Jared Dodson (4) aims to avoid Evant defensive players during their six-man football game last Friday night. The Pioneers (1-2) have this weekend off before resuming play Friday, Sept. 26 for their 2014 homecoming game, against McKinney Cornerstone.

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Pirates inspired by honorary captain Briggs Berry

September 20, 2014
Pirates inspired by honorary captain Briggs Berry

Briggs Berry was definitely a standout golfer and not a gridiron star, but the Granbury High School football team will be honoring him as one of its own the rest of the 2014 season.

Briggs died as an 18-year-old senior last Saturday while hospitalized in Cook Children’s Medical Center with an immune deficiency disorder.

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Pirates closer, but lose to Corsicana

September 17, 2014
Pirates closer, but lose to Corsicana

CORSICANA – For the second game in a row, the Granbury Pirates were in contention in the fourth quarter Friday night at Corsicana’s Tiger Stadium, but again saw a potential first win of the season slip away.

After falling behind 18-0 in the turnover-free game, the Pirates (0-3) made a field goal that pulled them within a touchdown and a two-point conversion of the Tigers with 7:44 left in the fourth quarter.

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Lady Pirates fall in Aledo clash

September 17, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates took on one of the other heavyweight volleyball contenders in District 8-5A Friday but lost in five sets to the fourth-ranked Lady Bearcats on the road.

Fourth-ranked Aledo (23-7) posted a 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-10 victory over coach Tammy Clark’s 11th-ranked Lady Pirates (18-9) in the district opener for both squads.

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Sports events moved from Tuesday

September 17, 2014

Because of the death of Granbury High School senior Briggs Berry on Saturday (see article, Page One), all GISD sports events that had been scheduled for Tuesday were either canceled or postponed.

Granbury High School’s varsity Team Tennis and varsity volleyball contests will now be played today (Wednesday, Sept. 17).

The GHS varsity Team Tennis matchup at Joshua will start at 4:30 p.m.

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Rattlers top Bulldogs for second victory

September 17, 2014
Rattlers top Bulldogs for second victory

The Tolar Rattlers got a touchdown run by running back Blayne Denton midway through the fourth quarter Friday in Bosqueville for a 16-11 nondistrict football victory over the Bulldogs.

Tolar (2-1) got another big rushing night from Denton, who gained 177 yards on 35 carries. The score that put the Rattlers ahead to stay – Denton’s 34-yard TD run – finished off a 7-play, 81-yard Tolar drive that took only 2 minutes off the clock.

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Bryson beats Tolar in volleyball

September 17, 2014

The Tolar volleyball team was swept by Bryson in three straight sets on the road Saturday, 25-17, 25-7, 25-22.

Hannah Lee and Tristan Klein paced the Lady Rattlers in kills, with 6 each. Teammate Madeline Dawson added 3. Lee also led the way in aces, with three.

Rebecca Blessing had 2 blocked shots.

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Games at a Glance

September 17, 2014

AXTELL LONGHORNS (2-1)

AT TOLAR RATTLERS (2-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Last week:Tolar defeated Bosqueville, 16-11; Axtell defeated Frost, 54-0.

Last season: Tolar has never played Axtell in football.

Returning starters: Axtell, 9 offensive/8 defensive; Tolar, 6 offensive/6 defensive.

STRAWN GREYHOUNDS (3-0) AT

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (1-2)

7:30 p.m.

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