Rattler golfers prep for district

April 5, 2014

In their final tuneup before the District 10-2A Golf Tournament, the Tolar Rattlers competed in the Iredell Invitational at Squaw Valley.

It’s the second tournament Iredell has hosted on the course.

The Rattlers finished sixth with a team score of 398. Godley won with a 326.

Tolar was led by Corbin Wood, who shot a 91. He was tied for 13th individually.Read the rest

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Sports Briefs

April 5, 2014



Hayden Heath of Granbury ranks third in the Rookie Cowboy standings of the North Texas High School Rodeo Association as the season enters it’s final weeks.

Heath is also fourth in the chute dogging standings, one of several who could advance to the NTHSRA Finals.

Lana Bell of Granbury is 12th in the Rookie Cowgirl standings.Read the rest

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Pirates stay tied for first

April 5, 2014

When the rain from the sky finally subsided Thursday, Tidwell Field was raining runs as the Granbury Pirates routed visiting South Hills 12-2 Thursday.

The victory kept the Pirates (13-7 overall) tied atop the District 7-4A standings. Aledo, No. 4 in the state, and Arlington Heights were playing last night, with the winner moving into that tie.

So, for a 24-hour period, coach Brad Eppler’s team actually had sole possession of first place in district.Read the rest

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Granbury boys golf back at regionals

April 5, 2014

In what has become a rite of spring, the Granbury Pirates qualified for their sixth consecutive trip to regionals by finishing second in the District 7-4A Tournament Wednesday and Thursday at Pecan Valley’s River Course.

Granbury Purple shot a two-day total of 618 (308-310) to take the runner-up spot by 13 shots over Aledo Orange. Aledo Black won district with a 607 (298-309).Read the rest

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Granbury SB finally back in action

April 5, 2014

A little time off can be nice.

But in the case of the Granbury Pirates softball team, it can also be quite trying.

The Lady Pirates, who are chasing a high finish in the District 7-4A standings, were scheduled to play at O.D. Wyatt Tuesday.

The game was bumped back to Thursday because of a scheduling confusion with the Fort Worth school district.Read the rest

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Tolar did right thing by backing a great guy

April 5, 2014

In the midst of a couple of darned good area basketball coaches leaving their posts, it’s good to know that one of the best football coaches in the area is staying put.

The Tolar School Board recently gave head football coach Mike Franklin a 7-0 vote of confidence in renewing his contract.

Leta Andrews stepping aside as coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates saddens me.Read the rest

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