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Unbeaten Pirates win Boswell tourney

December 10, 2014
Unbeaten Pirates win Boswell tourney

The Granbury boys basketball team is still unbeaten, through seven games, and now has a tournament title to show for it.

Coach David Breazeale’s Pirates plowed through the three-day Applebee’s Classic at Boswell High School, taking down host Boswell on Saturday in the title game, 45-30.

The Pirates moved into the state rankings Monday, at No.

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Rattlers win final game in Dublin tournament

December 10, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers, with their new arrivals from the football team still getting into basketball shape, dropped their first two games in the Dublin basketball tournament on Thursday and Friday, but bounced back to defeat Early in a consolation bracket match on Saturday.

Coach Kent Caruthers’ Rattlers (1-4) defeated Early, 69-68, Saturday.

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Lady Rattlers grab season’s first two wins

December 10, 2014

The Tolar girls are slowly getting healthier and even picked up their first two wins of the season over the weekend in the Glen Rose Lions Club basketball tournament.

In the consolation bracket, the Lady Rattlers (2-6) defeated West, 45-36, for their first victory of the season, then beat Fort Worth Christian, 48-37, later in the day in their final game of the tournament.

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Indians fall to 3A Keene

December 6, 2014
Indians fall to 3A Keene

The Class A Lipan boys basketball team suffered 26 turnovers under duress Tuesday night in a 56-36 road loss to Class 3A Keene.

Keene jumped to a 21-10 lead in the first quarter and led 37-20 at intermission.

Jace Walker provided a game-high 17 points for the Indians. Teammate Tanden Foust added 7.

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New CCA girls coach in 46th season

December 6, 2014

Among the things new Cornerstone Christian Academy girls basketball coach Richard Lauer learned as an assistant at the college level back in the 1980s were:

First, he wasn’t going to get rich. Second, there was little or no opportunity for coaching creativity.

Lauer moved back into the world of high school girls basketball – another place where he won’t become a millionaire.

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Sports Briefs

December 6, 2014

SIGN UP NOW FOR NEW ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

The Granbury Parks and Recreation Department is offering a new activity – a mixed Indoor Volleyball League (ages 16 and up). The season has been delayed, likely until January.

The cost is $150 per team.

To sign up, call Josh McGinnis at 817-573-7030, or send an email ([email protected]).

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Injured, ill Lady Rattlers lose

December 6, 2014

The injury bug just won’t leave the Tolar Lady Rattlers alone – and this week another kind of bug struck.

Yes, it’s our little winter friend, the flu.

Coach Benita Carlton’s winless crew lost to Paradise, 58-26, on the road Tuesday night – finishing the game with just five healthy players.

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Lady Pirates fall under pressure

December 6, 2014
Lady Pirates fall under pressure

The Granbury Lady Pirates lost their third consecutive basketball game, 64-58, Tuesday to visiting Kennedale, which entered the contest ranked No. 9 in Class 4A.

The Class 5A Lady Pirates (2-3) had turnover woes because of Kennedale’s relentless fullcourt press. The Lady Wildcats got a game-high 24 points from Jazmyn Poe and improved to 5-1 on the season.

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Crappie fishing hot in winter

December 6, 2014

Wintertime crappie fishing is a popular sport.

Many anglers look forward to this season as well as the spawning season to catch a bunch of big crappie.

The crappie species is generally referred to as the best eating fish in the South.

I do not consider myself a crappie expert, but I have fished for many a crappie on and off for years.

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Ezell, Strange all-state

December 6, 2014
Ezell, Strange all-state

Two members of coach Tammy Clark’s Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball squad were named all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association for the 2014 season.

Senior Aubrey Ezell and sophomore Amber Strange were named on the honor team after helping lead the Lady Pirates to the regional tournament finals for the second year in a row.

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