For the third straight year, the Granbury High School Marine Corps JROTC air rifle team has won the Marine Corps Service Championships.
Blake Cason and the Tolar Rattlers are preparing to start their 2020 playoff run. Tolar’s bi-district opponent is Childress, the winner of District 8-3A and the No. 19 team in Class 3A. The Rattlers finished at 8-6 in District 7-3A and were the fourth seed. Tolar and Childress will square off at Merkel High School Tuesday at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will take on the winner of Anson and Eastland in the area round.
Most learning years for high school basketball programs don’t end in a playoff appearance.
Last Monday morning as I was heading out before sunup, you could see the red sun in the morning which always has me thinking of that old saying: “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” Well luckily, I was not heading out on the water that morning. I get constantly asked about “bananas on the boat,” which led me to run this article on water myths and superstitions.
The Granbury Lady Pirates kept it rolling Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Mansfield Timberview at home.
The Granbury Lady Pirate softball team opened its season with a 12-5 home win over Joshua Tuesday in cold, wet conditions.
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Lady Crusaders will play for the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Division II state championship today at Willow Park Trinity Christian.
It wasn’t until the third quarter of the area round playoff game against the Brookesmith Lady Mustangs in Stephenville Thursday that the Lipan Lady Indians finally showed why they’re the No. 3 team in Class 1A.
The Lipan Lady Indians beat Brookesmith 56-36 in Stephenville Thursday to advance to the regional quarterfinal round of the Class 1A playoffs.
The District 19-1A champion Lipan Lady Indians will begin their playoff run Thursday against Brookesmith at Stephenville High School.
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Lady Crusaders beat Georgetown Grace Academy 40- 32 in the first round of the Texas Christian Athletic Federation playoffs last week. Baylee Morton hit four three-pointers en route to 22 points, and Leah Lawson (pictured) added nine more. CCA took on Victory Baptist Academy Tuesday in the semifinal. The Crusader boys were eliminated in the first round by Garland Christian Academy. PATRICIA BECKER
By virtue of Lingleville’s loss Friday and Lipan’s win over Gorman Monday, freshman guard Tate Branson and the Lipan Indians are once again the District 19-1A champions. Lipan went 11-1 in district play and will be the top seed in the UIL Class 1A boys playoffs, which begin next week. The Indians made the regional final last year after winning state titles in 2017 and 2018. GRANT MCGALLIARD | HOOD COUNTY NEWS
The Granbury Pirate baseball team will host a Youth Winter Baseball Camp for elementary and middle school students this Saturday at Tidwell Field.
The Granbury Lady Pirates came in clutch in a shootout once again, beating Burleson 1-1 (5-4) Friday night on the road.
The Granbury Pirates played their final road game of the season Friday, losing 55-39 at Everman.
The Granbury Lady Pirate softball team finished its scrimmage schedule by blowing out Mineral Wells 18-0 at home Saturday.
In freezing temperatures and high winds, the Granbury Lady Pirates finished in 12th place at the Girls 5A Golf Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock last weekend.
Granbury High School competed in nine events at the UIL Class 5A state swim meet in Austin last weekend.
Half the joy of being a sports fan is celebrating your team’s wins, and the other half is bitterly complaining about your team’s failures.
Austin McGowan and the Tolar Rattlers are hitting their strides just in time for the Class 3A playoffs. Tolar’s 59-53 victory over Paradise Friday moved the Rattlers to 8-5 in District 7-3A and was Tolar’s fourth consecutive win. The Rattlers had a chance to make it five straight wins in their regular season finale at home against Brock Tuesday. Tolar’s bi-district playoff game will be on Feb. 25 against Merkel in Childress.
The Tolar Lady Rattlers saw their season end Monday at Springtown High School with a 57-22 loss to Nocona in the bi-district round of the UIL Class 3A playoffs.
against Nocona Monday in the bi-district round, but there’s plenty of talent left on the roster for next year, including sophomore guard Baili Deaver (pictured). 6A
Granbury senior Branden Hunt hit a couple of deep three-pointers at Everman Friday. Hunt and the rest of the Pirate seniors ended their GHS careers Tuesday night at the James Wann Sports Center against Burleson on Senior Night. Several other area basketball teams were in action over the weekend. Sports pages are 6A-10A. GRANT MCGALLIARD | HOOD COUNTY NEWS
For the second time this season, Michael Withey hit a buzzer-beater for the win.
The Tolar Lady Rattlers were eliminated in the bi-district round of the UIL Class 3A playoffs by Nocona in a 55-27 loss Monday in Springtown.