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Stars win tourney division

August 6, 2014

One Granbury team emerged victorious and two finished as the runners-up in their divisions in the recent Brazos River Baseball Tournament at Granbury City Park Fields.

In the 14-Under Division, the Granbury Stars went through the tournament undefeated, topping the Benbrook Hawks 8-7 in the championship game.

Both teams finished pool play 2-0.

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Scoreboard

August 6, 2014

GOLF

Hole-in-One

Bob Tatum had a hole-in-one on Aug. 3 at Pecan Plantation Country Club. It was hole No. 14, witnessed by Geno Castronova and Larry Goss.

Hole-in-one

Carolyn Owen recorded a hole-in-one on July 31 at Nutcracker Golf Club using a Ping G25 driver on the 166-yard, par-3 hole No.

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Sports Briefs

August 6, 2014

BENSON WINS COLLEGIATE

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Former Granbury High golfer Travis Benson, now playing for New Mexico State University, won the Oaks Course Classic at the TPC Course in San Antonio, part of the Texas Collegiate Amateur Tour. Benson shot a three-round total of 223 to win by two strokes. He opened with a 9-over-par 81, followed with a 3-under-par 69, and closed with a 1-over-par 73.

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Fingertip catch

August 6, 2014
Fingertip catch

Senior receiver Mason Strickland catches a pass Monday morning during the first-day preseason football workout for the Granbury High School Pirates. GHS will continue with workouts from 7-10 a.m. the rest of this week. A brief intrasquad scrimmage is set to start at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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Teaching moments

August 6, 2014
Teaching moments

Tolar assistant coach Gregg Lee, the team’s defensive coordinator, gives instructions Monday morning to the Rattlers during the first day of their preseason practice. The Rattlers, now members of District 7-2A, Division I, were 9-3 in 2013. Tolar is listed No. 1 on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine’s preseason list of darkhorses in the chase for the Class 2A title this season.

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Time to cool off

August 6, 2014
Time to cool off

Members of the Granbury Pirates football team sprint to take a water break Monday morning during the first day of preseason football practice. The Pirates will continue with morning workouts during most, if not all, of the preseason, head coach Scotty Pugh said.

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Teaching moments

August 6, 2014
Teaching moments

Granbury High School sophomore Eddie Rodriguez takes a handoff from Granbury Middle School coach Ryan Hopkins Monday morning during drills on the Pirates’ first day of preseason football practice.

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Fumble drill

August 6, 2014
Fumble drill

Tolar assistant coach Lance LeStever has some fun with some of the Rattlers during a fumble drill Monday as the first day of preseason football practice began with 61 players on hand. A total of 61 high school players showed up for the first day, and more may arrive later in the week, according to Rattlers head coach Mike Franklin.

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Teams hit field as football begins

August 6, 2014

Two-a-days may be fading away for many high school football teams, but that first-day enthusiasm will never die.

The county’s two 11-man football schools staged their first practice of the 2014 season, sticking to a morning schedule. Current University Interscholastic League rules such as restricting two-a-days to every other day have made coaches re-think their approach to what works best for them.

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Area football teams open practices Monday

August 2, 2014

Granbury and the three other area high school football teams will be starting practice on Monday, each aiming for a season of success.

For Coach Scotty Pugh’s GHS Pirates, the players in grades 10-12 will report at 7 a.m. for equipment sizing. Practice will continue 7 a.m. through 10 a.m.

Tuesday through Friday.

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