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Keeping fish alive after catch

August 15, 2015
Keeping fish alive after catch

If you are a bass angler fishing a tournament, then it is crucial for you to keep those bass alive for the weigh-in.

I do not recommend catch-and-release for hybrids or stripers due to the high rate of delayed mortality for this species in the summer. Mortality rates are on the order of 50 to 70 percent.

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Holbrook, Chiles HCN/First Tee Jr. Golf champs

August 15, 2015
Holbrook, Chiles HCN/First Tee Jr. Golf champs

Anything worth doing is worth doing a little extra.

With that in mind, Jake Holbrook walked away with the title of Hood County News/First Tee Boys Junior Golf Champion for 2015 Wednesday at Granbury Country Club.

Holbrook tied with Andrew Dunn for the lowest stroke average over the summer series, forcing the two into a sudden-death playoff for the championship.

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Good defense

August 15, 2015
Good defense

Tolar players went through an intrasquad scrimmage last weekend as they wrapped up the first week of practice. The Rattlers were hosting Brock last night in their first scrimmage against another team, while Granbury was at Wichita Falls Rider, North Central Texas was at Dallas Tyler Street, and Cornerstone hosted Victory Baptist.

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Lady Rattlers awaken to put away De Leon in 4

August 15, 2015

Tolar volleyball coach Scotty Miller said his team was playing “ho-hum” through most of the early part of Tuesday’s season-pening 25-18, 25-14, 18-25, 25-7 home victory over De Leon.

Despite their slow start, the Lady Rattlers managed to win the first two sets. After losing the third set, Miller told his experienced squad – which lost only one senior off of last year’s 27-12 team – to figure out how to pull out of its funk and avoid having to play a fifth game.

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Lady Pirates see key factors in VB win

August 15, 2015
Lady Pirates see key factors in VB win

Tuesday was more than simply being a volleyball season opener for the Granbury Lady Pirates.

It was a valuable lesson for what lay ahead for them this weekend in Pearland.

The Lady Pirates, ranked 10th in the state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, are entered in the Texas Invitational, which coach Tammy Clark called the toughest tournament in the state.

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New UIL practice water rule drawing some heat

August 12, 2015

On more than one occasion over the years the University Interscholastic League has made a decision that left me scratching my head like a dog in need of a flea collar.

But one of its recent rules changes makes as much sense as pants with no pockets.

As football teams work out preparing for the season, water and rest breaks now count toward the amount of time teams are allotted for workouts.

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GHS tennis set for another solid season

August 12, 2015

As sure as the August temperatures will reach triple digits, the Granbury High tennis team and the postseason go hand-in-hand.

And with the assortment of talent returning for second-year coach Tyson Stewart’s squad, there’s no reason for optimism to dwindle as the fall season gets underway.

The Pirates/Lady Pirates return nine boys and five girls from last year’s District 8-5A runners-up to Aledo.

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Newest Crusader

August 12, 2015
Newest  Crusader

Dillon McCoy will be playing quarterback for the Cornerstone Christian Crusaders this season. The 6-4, 215-pound senior transfer from Granbury is also expected to see some time at running for the six-man football team. His prime receiving target will be senior Kyle Hutto as the Crusaders work to rebuild after graduating eight seniors.

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Scoreboard

August 12, 2015

PECAN PLANTATION LGA PLAYDAY

18 holes

Silver Tees

Championship flight

Gross winner – Madeline Longmire.

Net – 1. Cecil Long, 2. Bonnie Beatty.

First Flight

Gross winner – Charlene Fair.

Net – 1. Clara Garcia, 2. Karen Williams.

Green Tees

First Flight

Gross – 1. Joyce Kerin, 2. Evelyn Bourland.

Net – 1.

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Purple Pirates

August 12, 2015
Purple Pirates

Several members of the Granbury Purple 10-Under All-Stars baseball team dyed their hair purple and get mohawk haircuts to celebrate the occasion. Pictured are (front row, from left) Jaden Poe, Braylen Rice, Hatcher Horton, John Limon, Dawson Edwards, (second row) Brody Marcott, Tyler Overman, Merritt Imel, Thomas Overcash, Corban White, (third row) coaches Jason Overcash, Matt Imel, Bubba Horton.

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