The Granbury Lady Pirates tied for third place Saturday in the two-day Double T volleyball tournament at Euless Trinity. The Lady Pirates won two of their three games Friday and lost two of three Saturday. GHS opened the first day with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-15 victory over Haltom. GHS then lost to Abilene High, 25-18, 25-13, 25-27, 23-25, 15-11. In Friday’s third match, GHS was a 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 winner over Azle. Saturday they beat Irving High, 29-27, 25-22, 26-28, 25-16. They then lost to Wichita Falls Rider, 23-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-18, 15-12, and to Trinity, 25-20, 13-25, 25-11, 25-20. Coach Tammy Clark’s 17-5 Lady Pirates are ranked No. 4 in the state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders fell by a 50-40 margin in their season-opening six-man football contest Friday night against Trinity Christian Academy of Willow Park, in a game played at the middle school field in Aledo. The next game for Coach Chris Eichenhorst’s Crusaders will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nazarene Christian Academy in Fort Worth.
Tolar rallied to take the lead, then went into overtime before falling to Crawford, 42-41, Friday night in a thriller at Tolar’s Rattler Stadium. Rattlers running back Blayne Denton rushed for 310 yards and scored three touchdowns on 48 carries for Tolar. Next, the Rattlers will play at Comanche on Friday, Sept. 5, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers dominated Kopperl 57-8 Friday night on the road to open their six-man football season.