Sports Briefs

July 23, 2014


A Texas Hunter Education Class will be conducted Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood County Courthouse Annex meeting room, 1410 W. Pearl St.

Every hunter, including out-of-state, born after Sept. 2, 1971 must successfully complete a hunter education training course. The minimum age of certification is 9.

Cost is $15.

If you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 and you are under 9 years old, you must be accompanied; age 9-16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied; age 17 or over, you must successfully complete a course or purchase a Hunter Education Deferral, and must be accompanied.

Accompanied means by a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education, or is exempt, and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting.

Some federally controlled areas require all hunters using that site to have hunter education certification. In Texas, this included Corps of Engineers property and most military reservations.

Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.

Contact Bill Baylor at 817-229-0519 for reservations. Advance signup is recommended.


The Love 2 Run 5K, set for Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., will benefit the Hood County ministry of the Calvary Church in Granbury.

The race, a chip-timed event, will begin at Tidwell Field behind Granbury High School. There will be divisions for male and female runners for ages 10 and up.

Pre-registration is $35 for ages 18 and over and $17 for 17 and under if paid before Sept. 5. After that date, add $5.

To register, visit For more information, contact [email protected]


Joseph’s Locker will host a 5K Run/Walk on Aug. 2. Runners and sponsors are needed for the event that benefits the food and clothing outreach ministry.

Contact 817-579-1446.


Registration for the fall season in the Granbury Soccer Association is under way. Divisions are for ages 3 through adult co-ed. Visit


Registration has begun for the second SFC Riley G. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 27 in Tolar.

In addition to the 5K and Fun Run, $1 tickets can be purchased for a drawing for a quilt, handmade by Lucy Esposito.

The event honors the memory of Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens, a Tolar High School graduate who was a Special Forces Green Beret killed in action in Afghanistan on Sept. 28, 2012.

Last year the Memorial Run events raised enough for one full scholarship and four $1,000 scholarship awards, according to organizer JoAnn Stephens, wife of Riley’s father Mic Stephens and stepmother of Riley.

Weather permitting, they will also try to stage a car show for the event, which will be based at Tolar High School.

The early entry fee for the 5K is $25 and will increase to $30 after Sept. 20. The run will begin at 5 p.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to all early registration entrants prior to Sept. 20. Packet pickup and late registration on the day of the event starts at 4 p.m.

The Fun Run starts at 4:30 p.m. The fee is $15 with a T-shirt and $10 without one.

Register online at For questions or more information, email JoAnn Stephens at [email protected] Visit the Facebook page at Sgt 1st Class Riley G. Stephens Memorial Fund.


The Second Annual Lance McLean Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 20 at Squaw Valley Golf Course. The four-person scramble has a 7:30 a.m. registration.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be a live auction and prizes.

Cost to enter is $100 per person. Contact Steve Smith at 817-579-3330, ext. 7655.


The Eighth Annual Oilmen’s Charity Golf Tournament is Aug. 8 at Hidden Oaks Golf Course. The event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Contact 817-573-3550, ext. 1010.


The Fourth Annual Debbie Drive For Autism Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 20-21 at Granbury Country Club. The event, a two-person scramble, benefits the Hope Center For Autism.

Entry fee is $250 per team, with play in four flights.

For more information, or to register, contact Jeff Browning at 817-219-3364 or Granbury Country Club at 817-573-9912.

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