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Lipan falls as Nazareth wins 20th

March 11, 2015
Lipan falls as Nazareth wins 20th

SAN ANTONIO – Joe Lombard, who won his 17th girls basketball state championship on Saturday coaching Class 5A Canyon, has said that the single most important factor in his success was emphasis on strong fundamentals.

Nazareth, his former team, has continued that tradition. The Swiftettes defeated Lipan, 56-40, in the Class A state final on Saturday in the Alamodome to earn their 20th girls state title.

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Rattlers second in tourney at Glen Rose

March 11, 2015
Rattlers second in tourney at Glen Rose

Once the ice melted, the Tolar Rattlers were able to return to the baseball field, finishing second in the Glen Rose Tournament this past weekend.

The Rattlers (3-1-1) won two games and tied another in pool play, pitting them against Crawford in the championship game. They fell 7-2.

“Overall, we had a great tournament against some big schools,” said Tolar coach Darrell Hogan.

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Lady Rattlers rout Keene for first win

March 11, 2015

The Tolar Lady Rattlers got their first victory of the season in convincing fashion Friday, topping Keene 16-1 at home.

The Lady Rattlers (1-6) came close to their first win a little earlier in the day, falling 9-8 to Glen Rose as the Lady Tigers scored in the final inning for the win.

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Pirates in title hunt

March 11, 2015

Now that they’ve wrapped up a playoff berth, the Granbury Pirates are chasing the District 8-5A soccer championship.

Following Friday’s 2-1 win at Burleson Centennial, the Pirates (10-3-1 overall, 8-3-1 in district) find themselves with 26 standings points. With Crowley defeating district leader Everman 3-2 in overtime, the Pirates find themselves only two points out of first place.

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Sports Briefs

March 11, 2015

GHS SOFTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGES

The Granbury Lady Pirate softball team’s games against Cleburne have been changed. On March 17 they will host the Lady Jackets in a 5:30 p.m. varsity game, along with playing a 5:30 p.m. varsity game April 10 in Cleburne. There will be no junior varsity games.

LADY PIRATE JV GOLF SECOND IN TOURNEY

The Granbury Lady Pirates junior varsity golf team finished second in the Lake Arlington Golf Classic recently.

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Pirates tie for sixth at Aledo

March 11, 2015

The Granbury Pirates managed to get in some golf after all this past weekend.

The Pirates Purple and Gold teams competed in the Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Golf Club in Aledo.

The Purple squad tied for sixth and the Gold team placed 10 in the field of 12. The Purple shot 327 and the Gold 366.

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Lady Pirates third in own tourney

March 11, 2015

The Granbury Lady Pirates hosted their annual Lady Pirate Classic tournament this past weekend at Harbor Lakes Golf Course.

Granbury finished third in the limited field, shooting a 753. the Lady Pirates began with a 382 on Friday and finished with a 371 Saturday as the snow and ice melted and the weather warmed some.

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The Gang’s All Here

March 11, 2015
The Gang’s All Here

When the Lipan Lady Indians play in the state basketball tournament, the fans are ready to travel. Fans cheered the team Thursday in the semi finals. Some spent Friday on the San Antonio River Walk, enjoying the mariachi bands and viewing the Alamo. Though the fans cheered with passion during Saturday’s championship game, the Nazereth Swiftettes defeated Lipan, 56-40, in the Class A state final in the Alamodome.

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Pioneers rally to repeat

March 11, 2015
Pioneers rally to repeat

ARLINGTON – It’s more than a cliche, coaches telling their team to play to the very end of a game.

Because, in the words of North Central Texas Academy coach Kirby Rasco, “You just never know.”

Rasco said those words between excitement and exhaustion following his Pioneers’ 67-65 overtime victory against Kingwood Northeast Christian Saturday at Mansfield Timberview High School.

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Lady Pioneers run to fifth straight

March 11, 2015
Lady Pioneers run to fifth straight

ARLINGTON – Unlike the weather in Texas, some things can simply be counted on to never change.

This includes the crowning of the North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers as Class A champions of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Certainly, that has been the case this entire decade as the Lady Pioneers defeated Brownsville First Baptist 57-34 at Mansfield Timberview High School Saturday for a fifth consecutive state championship.

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