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October 18, 2014

LADY PIRATE COACH SLATES BASKETBALL CLINIC ON OCT. 25

Steve Schmidt, the new varsity girls head basketball coach for the Granbury Lady Pirates, announced that Granbury ISD girls in grades 3-8 are invited to a free basketball clinic.

The clinic will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

A parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver at drop-off and to pick up the student when the clinic is finished.

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NCTA fights for playoff spot

October 18, 2014
NCTA fights for playoff spot

The North Central Texas Christian Academy volleyball team had a chance to clinch a playoff spot out of Div. I-A, District 2 TAPPS with a win last night at Denton Selwyn. This year’s Lady Pioneers are (front, from left): Maddie Smith, Emily Wilbourne, Abby Weedman, Sophie Schultz, Sydney Lindsey, Emily Bloyd, Cleo Nester, (middle row) coach Heather Wilkins, manager Jordan Wilkins, Jade Wilkins, Katrina Yu, Margaret Campbell, Julie Justiss, Kelsey Kacal, Kali Mulcahy, Heather Choi, (back row) manager Reagan Williams, Gabi Bianchi, Mallory Hearn, Lillian Ijeh, Cinthya Rivas, Korede Ahmedu and Esther Udonsi.

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GHS senior excels in both golf, football

October 18, 2014
GHS senior excels in both golf, football

Davis McDuff isn’t just a two-sport athlete for the Granbury Pirates. He excels in both golf and football.

McDuff, the leading tackler for the Pirate football squad, and was voted by his teammates as one of the team captains for 2014. The 5-9, 155-pound senior is a starter at safety for coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirate defense.

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Lady Pirates win, set for Burleson

October 18, 2014

Granbury’s Lady Pirates continue to win the volleyball games they’re favored to win, but that doesn’t mean coach Tammy Clark is fully pleased.

Tuesday’s 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 road victory over Crowley improved the Lady Pirates to 8-2 in district and 26-9 overall.

“I was a little disappointed in our execution,” Clark said.

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Pirates crush foe in area tennis opener

October 18, 2014
Pirates crush foe in area tennis opener

The first round in the area team tennis competition wasn’t a challenge for the Granbury squad, but coach Tyson Stewart still considered it a nice way to start the postseason.

Granbury blew away Fort Worth Western Hills Wednesday at the GHS courts, 19-0.

Yesterday morning at McLeland Tennis Center in Fort Worth, the Pirates played Cleburne in the second round of area.

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Tolar not slowing down to enjoy win streak

October 18, 2014
Tolar not slowing down to enjoy win streak

Anyone who kept up with Tolar football the last three seasons knew how effective running back Cory Solomon was for the Rattlers.

In a dozen games his junior year, Solomon rushed for 1,723 yards – believed to be the school record during Tolar’s 11-man football era, according to Rattlers head coach Mike Franklin.

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Lady Rattlers maintain lead

October 18, 2014

The Tolar volleyball squad – now state-ranked – held on to its lead in District 9-2A with a 25-12, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13 victory over Poolville Tuesday at home.

“We didn’t play great, but played well enough,” said Tolar coach Scotty Miller, whose team improved to 10-1 in district play. “Madeline Dawson had a great match.”

Miller said that Dawson likely had more than 10 kills in the match.

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Be ready for cooler mornings

October 18, 2014

It’s that time of the year that you need to be prepared for both cool weather and sunny hot weather.

Launching in the a.m. and running down the lake can be quite cool, but as the sun rises, you’ll be shedding the jackets and clothing layers.

I don’t know how many times I have folks with me that are not prepared for the weather even if I warn them beforehand.

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Scoreboard

October 18, 2014

FOOTBALL

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS

District Season

Aledo 3-0 5-1

Cleburne 3-0 3-3

Burleson Centennial 2-1 4-2

Burleson High 2-1 3-3

Everman 1-2 3-3

Crowley 1-2 2-4

Granbury 0-3 0-6

Joshua 0-3 2-4

Last Night’s Games

Granbury at Joshua; Crowley at Aldeo; Burleson High at Burleson Centennial; Cleburne at Everman.

Oct. 24 Games

Burleson Centennial at GHS, 7:30 p.m.; Aledo at Burleson High; Everman at Crowley; Joshua at Cleburne.

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Pirates fall after long lightning delay

October 15, 2014
Pirates fall after long lightning delay

Up until Granbury’s last offensive play was over Friday night, local fans still had hope the Pirates might pull out their first football victory of the season in their Homecoming game against Cleburne at Pirate Stadium.

In a game that ended five hours after it began because of a 125-minute lightning delay on Johnny Perkins Field, the Pirates saw their efforts fall short in a 23-18 loss to Cleburne, as the Yellowjackets remained unbeaten through their first three District 8-5A contests.

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