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Lady Pirates win sixth in a row

October 8, 2014
Lady Pirates win sixth in a row

The rest should be all downhill for the Granbury Lady Pirates, the 11th-ranked Class 5A volleyball team in the state.

The Lady Pirates thumped Everman, 25-5, 25-10, 25-12 as they closed out the first round of District 8-5A competition with another straight-sets win and their sixth victory in a row.

They were set to play last night in their showdown with district leader Aledo.

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Pirates have eye on area

October 8, 2014
Pirates have eye on area

The Granbury team tennis squad took a step out of district competition and cranked up the competition level Saturday with an eye to the playoffs.

Two visiting Class 5A schools from Wichita Falls provided the competition. The Pirates lost a morning match to the Rider Raiders, 18-1, then dropped their afternoon match to Wichita Falls High’s Coyotes, 16-3.

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Swim coach dripping with passion

October 8, 2014
Swim coach dripping with passion

Granbury High School’s swimming coach is so new that, well, he hasn’t even had time to get wet behind the ears.

But what 22-year-old Jason Pullano lacks in experience, he seems to make up for in enthusiasm.

Or, as he calls it – passion.

“Last year (GHS was) the district champion.

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Tough opponent preps NCTA for district slate

October 8, 2014
Tough opponent preps NCTA for district slate

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers didn’t get a win Friday, but coach Kirby Rasco said the football squad played well against a tough opponent in their final nondistrict contest.

Wichita Falls Notre Dame, a state semifinalist in TAPPS Div. 1 last season, topped the Div. 3 Pioneers, 66-52, outscoring NCTA 24-6 in the third quarter.

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Hammonds leads way in CC meet

October 8, 2014

The Granbury girls placed ninth and the boys were 21st in the Ken Gaston of Grand Prairie cross country meet held at Lynn Creek Park on Thursday.

Lauren Hammonds led the Lady Pirates with a 39th-place finish, at 22.05.

Dylan Goosen was the top finisher among the GHS boys, coming in 47th with an 18.36.

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Tolar girls starting strong

October 4, 2014

The Tolar volleyball squad is off to a strong start in District 9-2A this season with a 5-1 mark after beating Chico and Ranger.

Last Saturday, Coach Scotty Miller’s Lady Rattlers downed Chico in straight sets, 25-13, 25-10, 25-16.

“We’re playing pretty well right now coming off two huge wins this week.

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Sports Briefs

October 4, 2014

SHRINE CLUB GOLF

TOURNAMENT SET

The Lake Granbury Area Shrine Club’s Open Fall Golf Tournament will be Monday, Oct. 13, at the Hidden Oaks Golf Course, 2701 Hideaway Bay Ct.

Ladies are welcome for the event, which is limited to 100 players. It will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Check-in is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m.

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Fish movement knowledge helpful

October 4, 2014

Many years back, I came across an interesting study done on hybrid and striped bass.

This study discusses the movement of stripers/hybrid stripers on our inland lakes. The temperature of the water drives the stripers and hybrids in their movements along with the availability of forage.

As we all know, striped bass are moving machines.

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Scoreboard

October 4, 2014

VOLLEYBALL

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS

District Season

Aledo 6-0 28-7

Granbury 5-1 23-8

Burleson 4-2 20-11

Burleson Centennial 3-3 13-20

Crowley 3-3 6-15-1

Joshua 2-4 19-13

Cleburne 1-5 6-15

Everman 0-6 22-11

Tuesday, Sept. 30 Results

Granbury def. Burleson Centennial, 3-0; Aledo def. Burleson High, 3-1; Joshua def. Cleburne, 3-0; Crowley def.

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Pirates focus on new goals in tough stretch

October 4, 2014
Pirates focus on new goals in tough stretch

Sometimes winning isn’t even among the top three immediate goals for a football team.

At least that’s what Granbury head coach Scotty Pugh is indicating now that his squad has started the season with four losses.

It’s time to refocus on what’s most important, he said.

Things like maintaining team unity and competitiveness take precedence when touchdowns are few and far between and foes are scoring an average of 46.5 points per game.

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