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Cool on the court

August 2, 2014
Cool on the court

Daniel Mounce, his eyes well protected from the sun, returns a shot during this week’s Granbury School District tennis camp, held on the Granbury High School courts. The camp, one of many held throughout the summer by Granbury, Tolar and Lipan school districts, was designed to introduce the game to youngsters, along with helping others enhance their skills.

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Transplant to Granbury area hooked on stripers

August 2, 2014
Transplant to Granbury area hooked on stripers

BIG DAY AT PK: (From left) Bill Saliba of Granbury, along with his niece and nephew Annie and Ricky Willets, enjoyed a good day catching Brazos stripers recently on Possum Kingdom.

Bill Saliba moved to the Granbury area in 1990.

Bill was an avid angler even before moving to the Granbury area from southeast Michigan.

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Sports Briefs

August 2, 2014

VOLLEYBALL PRACTICES BEGIN MONDAY

Area volleyball teams will take to the court for first practices Monday. The first matches can be played the following week.

The Granbury Lady Pirates return plenty of talent as they prepare for another run at state. Last season they reached the Class 4A Region I final, falling to eventual state champion Amarillo.

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Sports Briefs

July 30, 2014

LIPAN HOOPS SEATS ON SALE

Tickets for the upcoming basketball season are on sale in Lipan. Seats with engraved nameplates can be purchased for $150 and $250.

The latter includes admission for the 2012-13 season. Reservations can also be renewed with admission for $100 per seat.

Contact Dr. Cindy Edwards, Lipan superintendent, at 254-646-2266.

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Season was a hit

July 30, 2014
Season was a hit

Kelby Been and the Granbury S.W.A.T softball team recently advanced to the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) 14-Under World Series in Lubbock, finishing fifth. S.W.A.T stands for Softball With Attitude, and the team adopted a never-say-die attitude, coming from behind in many games to achieve their success.

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Pirates’ Hickey named TSWA All-State

July 30, 2014
Pirates’ Hickey named TSWA All-State

Hickey

As arguably one of the best high school pitchers in Texas, Nathan Hickey drew a lot of attention playing shortstop.

While he compiled some eye-popping numbers on the mound during his senior season with the Granbury Pirates, Hickey has been honored twice as an all-state shortstop.

The most recent accolade at that position came when the Texas Sports Writers Association named him among the honorable mentions on its Class 4A team.

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Many thanks for the ride Hood County

July 30, 2014

by Rick Mauch

There is an irony in that while a decade provides a lot of memories, it can also go by in the blink of an eye.

So it has been with my time at the Hood County News.

I came here in 2004, one of the greatest decisions the Good Lord ever made for me.

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Lighting up the night

July 30, 2014
Lighting up the night

Runners participate in the recent 5K Glow Run, hosted by Granbury High School’s Affinity F1 Racing Team. The race benefited the GHS team’s trip to Abu Dhabi in November for the World Finals as one of two teams representing the United States. The top finishers were Emma Thomas, Granbury High School junior (25:11), and Michael Fuentes, Waco Robinson High School, (17:32).

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SEALS, Flyers prepping for TAAF Games of Texas

July 30, 2014

The Granbury SEALS aren’t getting older, they’re getting better.

As the team celebrates its 25th season in existence, they are also enjoying their best summer in the program’s history.

And this is on the heels of last summer being the best in team history.

As the team prepares to compete at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas in Bryan-College Station this weekend, 95 athletes qualified from the recent regional competition.

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S.W.A.T softball team fifth at PONY 14-U World Series

July 30, 2014

The Granbury S.W.A.T wrapped up perhaps the most exciting summer softball season in area history with a fifth-place finish at the PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) 14-Under World Series in Lubbock recently.

S.W.A.T stands for Softball With Attitude – and the team displayed the never-give-up attitude that earned them the world series berth.

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