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Lake Granbury has risen! Hooray!

May 2, 2015

The best news for our Lake Granbury is that the lake has come up 7 feet since April 18 and is now less than 2 feet low. Also, the lake continues to rise.

This is awesome news for everyone, especially those waterfront owners who have seen the lake low now for about three years (minus a couple of times that it rose and was subsequently drained again).

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District, area champs

May 2, 2015
District, area champs

The Tolar Lady Rattlers and Rattlers have swept both the District 10-2A and Area 9/10-2A track championships this season. Each team has a dozen competitors at the Region II Meet at the Jesse Owens Complex in Dallas this weekend. The top two finishers in each event are guaranteed a berth at state in Austin May 15-16.

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Late-game loss leaves Pirates in must-win spot

May 2, 2015
Late-game loss leaves Pirates in must-win spot

Baseball is full of hits and misses.

And if the Granbury Pirates didn’t start getting more hits before last night, they may very well be missing the playoffs today.

The Pirates were held to a single run for a second straight game Wednesday night, losing 5-1 to Aledo at Tidwell Field.

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Subvarsity Roundup

May 2, 2015

BASEBALL

Aledo JV 7

Granbury JV Purple 6

Granbury pitching – Drew Harris 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout; Corbin Harris 2.2 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 0 walks, 1 strikeout; Connor Dixon 2.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 5 walks, 1 strikeout.

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Weather challenges athletes

May 2, 2015

Baseball and softball aren’t the only sports struggling to work around the rain this week. Area track athletes competing at regionals this weekend have had to make some adjustments because of the weather.

“It is difficult to schedule practice. It is hard to plan very far ahead,” said Lipan coach Ray Michou, who has five athletes competing this weekend at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

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Pitch, Hit & Run Fun at B&G Club

May 2, 2015
Pitch, Hit & Run Fun at B&G Club

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Tolar tops Forsan in warmup

May 2, 2015

The Tolar Lady Rattlers ran their winning streak to 17 games by knocking off Forsan, the state No. 7 team in Class 2A according to MaxPreps, 5-2 in a playoff warmup game.

Tolar, ranked 28th in the state, improved to 19-9.

The Lady Rattlers got three this each from Hannah Lee and Staci Ashley.

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Postseason ahead

May 2, 2015
Postseason ahead

Tyler Anderson and the Tolar Rattlers baseball team are wrapping up the regular season and preparing for their first playoff berth since 2010.

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Sports Briefs

May 2, 2015

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PITCH, HIT & RUN

The Boys & Girls Club of Hood County will present its second Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition today behind Decker Gym.

Competition gets under way at 10 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m.

MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is a free one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14.

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Shrine golf winners

May 2, 2015
Shrine golf winners

The Lake Granbury Area Shrine Club’s 2015 Jack Williams Memorial Golf Tournament , played recently at Hidden Oaks Golf Course, was a rousing success. From a full field of 85 golfers, the winning foursome was (from left) Chip Davis, Jerry Williams, Scottie Irons, Leroy Fisher, all of whom donated their first-place prize money back to the Shrine Club.

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