HILER HONORED ON KXAS
Hannah Hiler, a senior volleyball and soccer player at Granbury High, was recognized as the Scholar Athlete of the Week on the “Inside High School Sports” television program on KXAS Channel 5 recently.
Hiler is also a member of the GHS student council, Key Club, National Honor Society, and the We The People Constitutiona Law Team. She also regularly volunteers with Habitat For Humanity.… Read the rest
The Tolar Rattlers dropped a doubleheader at Bosqueville recently, 10-9 and 11-1.
In the opening game, the Rattlers (1-2) led by a run in the final inning before Bosqueville rallied for a pair of runs and the victory. The second game got out of hand early for Tolar as they surrendered five first-inning runs.
Dakota Endsley had three hits, including a double, and Rorie Brister had a pair of hits in the first game.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates and Lady Pirates began the 2014 track season by competing in the Kangaroo Relays in Weatherford High School this past weekend.
Sophomore Jettin Murphy posted the highest finish for the Lady Pirates, taking second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet. Eugene Geis pole vaulted to a second-place finish with a 12-5, while Derek Beck ws right behind in third at 12-0.… Read the rest
Six years ago, after returning to coach at her alma mater, Lipan Lady Indians coach Amber Branson met with some seventh-graders.
She gave them a goal – get to Austin and win state.
Senior post Shauna Coleman remembers that talk well.
“This senior group is the first group that she’s coached all the way from junior high through high school, and it is a special bond,” said Coleman.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates had little difficulty in their District 7-4A softball opener Tuesday, winning 22-3 at Southwest in Fort Worth.
It was the first victory as a head coach for Granbury’s Mallory Smith, whose team improved to 1-1 overall.
“It’s always awesome to get a win in your district opener,” said Smith. “We know we still have some things to work on, but we will be getting stronger every game.”
That may be hard for Southwest folks to imagine.… Read the rest
The chemistry came together for both the North Central Texas Academy boys and girls basketball teams, propelling them to berths in this weekend’s TAPPS Class A State Tournament in Mansfield.
Tuesday night in the state quarterfinal round, the Pioneers downed Waxahachie Prep, 68-38, at Burleson Centennial High School, and the Lady Crusaders defeated Lubbock Kingdom Prep, 47-33, at Merkel High.
It marked the 100th victory for the 17th-ranked Lady Pioneers during the four-year span since girls basketball was reinstated at the school.… Read the rest
Morgan Northcutt celebrated her final basketball season as a Granbury Lady Pirate just as Bryce Frank celebrated her first.
Both were named first-team All-District 7-4A by the league’s coaches.
Northcutt, a four-year member of the varsity, is a senior guard. Frank, who moved in from Aledo before the season, is a junior forward.
They are two of six Lady Pirates who earned accolades.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates’ hopes for a sixth consecutive district soccer championship took an unexpected hit Tuesday when they were upset 2-1 at Joshua.
The loss dropped the Pirates (6-4-6 overall) to 3-2-1 in District 15-4A. With seven standings points (teams get two for each win and one for a tie), they trail district leader Cleburne (13-1-2, 5-0-1) by four points and runner-up Stephenville (11-2, 5-1) by three.… Read the rest