Monday, May 20, 2024
Sports Round Up

More records fall as GHS qualifies nine for regional track;

Rattlers pitching perfect again


Once again, the Granbury Pirates set new school marks in qualifying seven athletes for this weekend’s Class 5A Region I Track Meet in Lubbock.

With two Lady Pirates, Kate Hamlin and Ella Garner, also qualifying, that’s nine from the program who will be seeking berths at state May 2-4 in Austin. The top two in each event, along with the best third-place finisher in each event across all regions, earn a berth.

Elijah Johnston was involved in two school records at this past weekend’s 5/6-5A Area Meet in Fort Worth. He broke his own record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.32 seconds. He also ran a leg (along with Kaleb Johnston, Michael Grant and Jadon Rogers) of the 4x100 relay that clocked a 41.65.

Also setting a record at area was Jaxon Glenn in the 3200, posting a time of 9:44.16.

“This is the kind of group that really loves track and field. You get a bunch of kids who love track and work hard and just build on it,” Pirates coach Jody Brown said.

Area 5/6-5A Meet

Granbury results


Team score: 67, fifth

Regional qualifiers

3200 meters: 2. Jaxon Glenn 9:44.16

200: 1. Elijah Johnston 21.32

4X100 relay: 2. Kaleb Johnston, E. Johnston, Michael Grant, Jadon Rogers, 41.65

4X200 relay: 1. K. Johnston, Caden Davis, Rogers, E. Johnston, 1:28.68

High jump -1. Miller Schenewark, 6-5


Team score: 8, 10th

Regional qualifiers

100 hurdles: 4. Kate Hamlin, 16.13

Shot put: 4. Ella Garner, 35-1.5


After a perfect game by Talan Brown against Ranger April 9, Jesse Owen duplicated the accomplishment April 12 in a 20-0 victory at Ranger.

Like Brown’s win, the contest was called after four innings because of the mercy rule. Owen was dominant, striking out 11 of the 12 batters he faced.

Tolar (11-6-2, 7-0 in District 11-2A) hitting leaders were: Rowdy Tryon four hits, two triples, four RBIs; Mitchell Alford three hits, double, three RBIs; Hunter Michels double, home run, hit by pitch, four RBIs; Brown double, hit by pitch; Drake Owens double, two walks, hit by pitch, RBI; Cutter Cain double, walk; Merritt Imel home run, two walks, two RBIs.

The Rattlers also won 24-9 at Poolville April 16 as Oakley Saffer, Owen and Owens combined to pitch a 4-hitter with 13 strikeouts - seven by Owen.

Hitting leaders: Brown three hits, double, walk, three RBIs; Imel three hits, walk, RBI; Owen two hits, double, RBI; Michels two hits, five RBIs, hit by pitch; Owens two hits, home run, two walks, three RBIs; Alford two hits, RBI, hit by pitch.

The district champion Rattlers end the regular season with a game at Benbrook at 12:30 p.m. April 20 and a home game against Grandview at noon April 27.


Area 11/12-2A Meet

April 11 at Tolar

Tolar/Lipan results

Top four in each event qualify for Region II Meet April 19-20 in Springtown

Varsity boys

Team scores: Tolar 96, second; Lipan 33, eighth

Regional qualifiers

100: 4. Noah Yanish, Tolar, 11.54

200: 1. Caden Pate, Tolar, 22.49; 2. Matthew Behrens, Tolar, 22.71

4x100 relay: 2. Tolar (Garrison Natin, Pate, Braylen Rice, Behrens), 44.14

4x200 relay: 1. Tolar (Pate, Yanish, Behrens, Rice), 1:31.34

Long jump: 2. Alberto Andreatta, Lipan, 21-02.25

Shot put: 1. Sam Stewart, Tolar, 44-04.5

Discus: 2. Peyton Brown, Tolar, 127-03.5

Triple jump: 1. Andreatta, 43-01.5

High jump: 1. Andreatta, 6-02; 4. Jonathan Pierce, Lipan, 5-08

Pole vault: 2. Brylen Feist, Tolar, 13-06; 4. Julian Noyola, Tolar, 11-06

Varsity girls

Team scores: Lipan 66, fourth; Tolar 56.5, fifth

Regional qualifiers

100: 2. Jacy Bolton, Lipan, 12.65

200: 1. Bolton, 26.41

400: 1. Bolton, 1:00.23

1600: 4. Annslee Tarpley, Lipan, 5:47.33

4x100 relay: 3. Tolar (Senne Imel, Orlencia Bonnell, Bailey Gammons, Jaycee Jones), 52.17

4x200 relay: 4. Tolar (Imel, Maddie Ballenger, Gammons, Abbie Soileau), 1:50.37

4x400 relay: 4. Tolar (Debra McCarrell, Callan Nix, Ballenger, Soileau), 4:26.32

Long jump: 2. Bolton, 16-08; 3. Gammons, 16-04.25

Shot put: 3. Olivia Benitez, Lipan, 33-11

Discus: 1. Allie Terrell, Tolar, 99-10; 2. Tarpley, 89-00.75

Triple jump: 1. Bolton, 35-09.75

High jump: 2. Imel, 5-0


Hanna Gaylor of Lipan and her friend Callan Nix of Tolar took the first step toward what they hope will be a return trip to the Class 2A State Tournament with a 1-2 individual finish at the District 11-2A Tournament March 25 at Canyon West in Weatherford and April 8 at Squaw Valley in Glen Rose.

Gaylor shot 161 to win the girls championship and Nix posted a 178. Elizabeth Tuel of the Lady Rattlers was third with a 197.

Tolar’s Lady Rattlers No. 1 squad won the team championship with a 791.

Hanna’s brother Court Gaylor led the Lipan boys to the district title with a 686 as top medalist with a 164, including a second-round 72. Darius Steed shot 171.

The Class 2A Region II Tournament was being played at press time.


The Pirates (15-10, 3-6 in District 5-5A) fell 3-0 in a non-district game at Keller Timber Creek April 12 and dropped an 8-3 league contest at Saginaw April 16.

Against Timber Creek, Carter, Murphy Page and Braxton Heffernan combined to pitch a 2-hitter with Page recording six strikeouts. Kyler Crites had a double.

Gavin Current and Hunter Jones each had three hits and a double against Saginaw, including an RBI by Jones. Heffernan hit a pair of doubles with an RBI.

Granbury was playing at Saginaw at press time and needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Pirates travel to Weatherford April 20 for a 1 p.m. nondistrict affair. They face Northwest in Granbury April 23 at 6:30 p.m. and visit Northwest April 26 at 7 p.m. to end the regular season.


The Indians (5-9-2, 4-3 in District 11-2A) fell 9-8 in eight innings at Graford in a nondistrict game April 12 despite out-hitting their opponents 12-7. They then won 28-1 at Ranger April 16 in a league contest.

Hitting leaders vs. Graford: Jackson Posey three hits; Christopher Collins three hits, home run, five RBIs; Brayden Dowdy two hits, walk.

Hitting leaders vs. Ranger: Dowdy four hits, double, triple, three RBIs; Posey three hits, double, walk, four RBIs; Collins three hits, walk, three RBIs; Riggin Morris three hits, double, five RBIs; Trew Phillips two hits, triple, walk, four RBIs; Cash Bolenbarker double, walk, hit by pitch, RBI, two stolen bases.

The Indians travel to Glen Rose for a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. April 22 and host Bluff Dale April 23 at 6 p.m.


The Lady Pirates (13-16, 6-5 in District 5-5A) moved closer to a playoff berth with a 5-2 win at Northwest April 12 and a 6-2 win at home against Saginaw April 16.

Hitting vs. Northwest: Allison DaFoe three hits; Hannah Dafoe two hits, two RBIs, double; Carli Carlton two hits, double, RBI; Rachel Venable two hits, double.

Pitching vs. Northwest: A. Dafoe seven innings, four hits, two runs (one earned), eight strikeouts, two walks, two hit batters.

Hitting vs. Saginaw: A. Dafoe three hits, RBI; Abby Stone two hits, two RBIs; Preslee Carnes double, walk, two RBIs.

Pitching vs. Saginaw: A Dafoe 6.2 innings, four hits, two runs (one earned), seven strikeouts, three walks.

The Lady Pirates were ending the regular season at district champion Aledo at press time.


The Lady Rattlers (15-6, 6-0 in District 11-2A) got a nondistrict 8-2 home win against Hermleigh April 12. They wrapped up an undefeated run to a district championship with an 11-0 win at DeLeon April 16.

Hitting vs. Hermleigh: Jaylyn Miller two hits, two RBIs; Reese Tryon two hits, double, RBI; Ava LeCluyse two hits; Ava Massey two hits, RBI; Senne Imel double.

Pitching vs. Hermleigh: Tryon seven innings, three hits, two runs (one earned), 12 strikeouts, seven walks.

Hitting vs. DeLeon: Imel four hits, two doubles, walk, two RBIs, two stolen bases; Miller two hits, walk, two RBI; Allyson Dobbs two hits, home run, two RBIs; Tryon two hits, home run, three RBIs; Lane Gardner two hits, RBI.

Pitching vs. DeLeon: Tryon six innings, two hits, 11 strikeouts, three walks.

At press time Tolar was hosting Benbrook and the Lady Rattlers ended the regular season with a trip to Blum at 5 p.m. April 22.


Behind the 3-hit pitching of Ella Sharp, the Lady Indians (10-4, 4-2 in District 11-2A) won 11-1 at home over Santo April 12. She pitched five innings, gave up an earned run with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Sarah Marcantonio, Ryan Atkinson and Ashlyn Clark each had three hits. Atkinson hit a home run with four RBIs and stole three bases; Marcantonio had a pair of doubles and RBI; and Clark had a triple and RBI.

The Lady Indians were ending the regular season with a nondistrict game at Mineral Wells at press time before preparing for the playoffs.