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Headed to UCO

April 25, 2015
Headed to UCO

Breanna Crain (seated center) of the Granbury Lady Pirates has signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball next season at the University of Central Oklahoma. Crain, a three-year varsity player, led the Lady Pirates in digs this season with 834, helping the Lady Pirates reach the Class 5A Region I final the past two seasons.

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State runner-up

April 25, 2015
State runner-up

Marko Vulovic of North Central Texas Academy finished second in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A State Tennis Tournament in Waco recently. Also from NCTA, the boys doubles team of Marc Langston and Webster Hu reached the second round. Also qualifying for state were Jared Dodson in boys singles, DeMario McGowan and Stanley Kuo in boys doubles, Kelsey Kacal in girls singles, and the girls doubles teams of Margart Campbell and Emily Wilbouorne, along with Cinthya Rivas and Sidney Lindsey.

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Tolar’s Brister has state return in plans

April 22, 2015
Tolar’s Brister has state return in plans

To the layman, pole vaulting can seem scary.

After all, a person is turning themselves upside down, trusting a flexible pole not to break as they are hurled more than a dozen feet in the air over a crossbar.

But to Rodie Brister, that is all part of the thrill.

“The only time I was a little bit scared was when I broke my first pole,” the Tolar High School senior said.

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Late friend always with GHS golfer

April 22, 2015
Late friend always with GHS golfer

Davis McDuff ambles to his golf bag, preparing to pull a club for his next shot.

This time, however, it takes him a little bit longer to choose which club. In fact, he’s not even looking at them as he stares off into the clouds.

His mind has taken a turn from the task at hand.

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Late collapse costs Pirates share of league lead

April 22, 2015

The Granbury Pirates were ready to grab a share of the District 8-5A baseball lead Monday at rival Cleburne.

Then came the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Yellowjackets, No. 8 in the state, scored seven runs to erase a deficit en route to a 10-3 victory.

The Pirates had taken a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth.

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County track athletes bidding for regionals

April 22, 2015

Nearly 50 athletes from Hood County will be looking to take the next step toward a berth in the State Track Meet when they compete in their respective area meets this week.

The list includes 32 from Tolar (16 boys, 16 girls), eight from Lipan (5 boys, 3 girls) and seven from Granbury (5 girls, 2 boys).

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Sports Briefs

April 22, 2015

GHS SWIMMERS HONORED

Granbury swim team members were honored at the team’s recent postseason banquet at the Pecan Plantation Clubhouse.

Head coach Jason Pullano handed out the following team awards:

Most Valuable Players – Antony Castillo (boys), Kaylee Brawner (girls).

Most Improved – Nicholas Braby and Nic Garza (boys), Talor Swindle (girls).

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Low lake levels not stopping good catches

April 22, 2015
Low lake levels not stopping good catches

The fishing on Granbury has been excellent for many species, and despite low lake levels many anglers are on the water taking advantage.

There are limits on the size and number of fish you can keep, depending on the species, and these limits are documented in the “Outdoor Annual Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Rule Book.” This paperback rule book is available at most sports stores for no cost.

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Scoreboard

April 22, 2015

GOLF

PECAN PLANTATION MGA

Gross – 1. P.Tannery, M. Reid, T. Humphreys, D. Burnette; 2. G. Garrett, L. Treadwell, G. Schwartzkopf, M. Gump.

Net – 1. T. Hefele, L. Swift, M. Brown, G. W. Conner; 3. R. Lozipone, G. Hicks, A. Smith, J. Haas; 3. D. Taylor, D. Perry, R. Heitschmidt, J.

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GHS quintet seeking state tennis berths

April 18, 2015
GHS quintet seeking state tennis berths

Once again the Granbury High tennis program is well-represented in regional competition.

Five members of the GHS squad will compete starting Monday at the McLeod Tennis Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

The top two finishers in each event will move on to play in the 5A State Tournament May 12-13 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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