Sports Roundup

  • GHS Girls Golf - Burleson Halloween Classic

    October 31, 2016 - Lady Pirate golfers won the Burleson Halloween Classic on Monday at Southern Oaks Golf Course. Alex White (87) was first individually; others on the 1st place squad were Courtney Gilley (102), Bree Dias (107), Abbey Griffin (108), and Logan Eagle (110). On a second team placing fourth overall were: Kaia Redus (108), Morgan Hansen (108), Grace Whidden (110), and Alexis Hansen (116).

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  • GHS Boys Golf - Halloween in the Hill Country

    October 28-29, 2016 - GHS Pirate golfers placed fourth and tenth in the Halloween in the Hill Country tournament this weekend at Horseshoe Bay. Jake Holbrook won first place individually (71-75=146); others on the 4th place team were: Dustin Anderson (74-77=151), Brannon McCabe (81-81=162), Jake Piland (89-91=180), and Will Warner (91-92=183) for a team score of 315-324=639. On the 10th place team, Ryan Ziegler led (80-88=168) with others being Canyon Winters (89-90=169), Karsten Harrison (88-88=176), Blake Brown (91-88=179), and Andrew Dunn (94-92=186).

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  • GHS Football vs. Cleburne

    October 28, 2016 - Pirates fall to Cleburne 62-35 in district football matchup on the road Friday night.

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  • GHS Volleyball vs. Crowley

    October 25, 2016 - Lady Pirates def. Crowley (25-18, 25-18, 25-17) in District 9-5A volleyball finale on Tuesday night. JV (25-21, 22-25, 25-20) and 9th Purple (25-21, 25-22) both won.

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  • GHS Girls Golf - Pink Out at Mansfield

    October 24, 2016 - Lady Pirate golfers won second place in Division II and fourth overall at the Pink Out at Mansfield tournament on Monday at Walnut Creek Country Club. Trish Richards and Zoe Strickland led the squad at 100; others were Breanna Dias (112), McKenzie Gunter (113), and Mattie Allen (114).

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  • GHS Football vs. Burleson Centennial

    October 21, 2016 - Pirates fall to Burleson Centennial 35-21 in district football on Friday night at Pirate Stadium.

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  • GHS Volleyball vs. Burleson Centennial

    October 21, 2016 - Lady Pirates def. Burleson Centennial (27-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-14) in district volleyball on Friday night at the James Wann Sports Center.

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  • GHS Cross Country - District 9-5A Meet

    October 20, 2016 - Cross country runners Breanne Irish and Dylan Goosen qualified for regionals at Thursday morning's district meet in Grand Prairie.

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  • GHS Team Tennis - Area Semifinal vs. Mansfield Legacy

    October 21, 2016 - GHS team tennis fell to Mansfield Legacy 10-7 in area semifinal match on Friday morning at Burleson Centennial HS. Midlothian declined to play in optional 3rd place game.

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  • GHS Volleyball vs. Burleson

    October 18, 2016 - Lady Pirates def. Burleson (25-12, 25-7, 25-18) in district volleyball on Tuesday night at the James Wann Sports Center. JV (25-22, 25-16) and 9th Purple (25-23, 18-25, 27-25), and 9th Gold (17-25, 26-24, 25-20) all win.

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  • GHS Boys Golf - Rockwall Fall Invitational

    October 18, 2016 - GHS Pirate Golf Gold team placed first at the Rockwall Fall Invitational on Tuesday. Andrew Dunn and Will Warner led the squad at 77; other team members were Canyon Winters (82), Jay Shero (84), and Ryan Ziegler (84).

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  • GHS Girls Golf - Eaton Eagle Invitational

    October 18, 2016 - JV Lady Pirate Golf finished second at the Eaton Eagle Invitational on Tuesday in Haslet. Courtney Gilley led the girls with at 96, Alex White followed with a 99, Logan Eagle came in with a 102, Abbey Griffin had a 106, and Grace Whidden and Kaia Redus both shot a 117.

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  • GHS Team Tennis - Area Quarterfinal vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge

    October 17, 2016 - GHS team tennis def. Mansfield Lake Ridge 10-4 in opening match of area playoffs on Monday in Granbury.

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  • GMS Football vs. Crowley H.F. Stevens

    October 4, 2016 - GMS Football vs. Crowley H.F. Stevens: 8th Purple fell 31-0, 8th Gold fell 38-0. 7th Purple fell 31-0, 7th Gold fell 22-0.

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  • AMS Football vs. Stephenville

    October 4, 2016 - AMS Football vs. Stephenville: 8th Purple fell 30-6, 8th Gold fell 6-0, 8th White won 6-2, 7th Purple won 22-8, 7th Gold fell 32-0, 7th White fell 22-6.

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  • GHS Volleyball vs. Arlington Seguin

    October 4, 2016 - Lady Pirates def. Arlington Seguin (25-8, 25-7, 25-12) in district volleyball on Tuesday night. JV (25-13, 25-11), 9th Purple (25-8, 25-10), and 9th Gold (25-9, 25-8) all won too.

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  • GHS Team Tennis vs. Arlington Seguin

    October 4, 2016 - GHS team tennis def. Arlington Seguin 12-0 on Tuesday to win first district title since 2003.

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  • GHS Boys Golf - Briggs Berry Memorial Tournament

    October 3, 2016 - Granbury High School boys golf team won the second annual Briggs Berry Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday at Pecan Plantation Country Club. Granbury Purple team composed of Dustin Anderson, Karsten Harrison, Brannon McCabe, Jake Holbrook, and Jake Piland shot 460 overall to win the first-place prize. Holbrook, a sophomore, was the top individual golfer after posting a score of 110 in the 27-hole competition. Teammate Brannon McCabe was second overall.

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  • GHS Volleyball vs. Crowley and Stephenville

    Lady Pirates def. Crowley (25-14, 25-20, 25-15) in district volleyball on Friday night at the James Wann Sports Center.

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  • GHS Football vs. Crowley

    September 30, 2016 - Pirates fall to Crowley 41-7 in district football on Friday night at Pirate Stadium.

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Bond Updates

  • Bond Update - June 6, 2016

    Posted by JEFF MEADOR at 6/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Read about all the progress on the GISD Bond projects in the May 2016 brochure posted online at

    Bond Brochure

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  • Bond Update - March 10, 2016

    Posted by JEFF MEADOR at 3/10/2016 8:40:00 AM

    Several Granbury ISD construction projects are set to open when students return from Spring Break on March 21, 2016.


    AES Gym  

    New gymnasiums will be ready at Acton Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School, providing more equitable space for physical education classes.  The attached additions also ensure improved security for those campuses.  Acton’s gym is already open (pictured above are fifth graders at the opening), but the Roberson addition is taking longer because of demolition of an older facility.  Once the gym is complete, the Roberson PTO will continue work on the parking lot expansion.



    For Granbury High School, chief among projects is the long-anticipated reopening of the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.  New seating has already been installed with major upgrades of the sound and lighting systems.  Also open at the high school will be new locker rooms for baseball, softball, and tennis teams.


    Other construction projects were recently completed over the winter and early spring.  These include new chemistry labs and new space for the Marine Corps JROTC program.  The cadets now have new classrooms, supply and uniform room, and a large competition rifle range.


    Locker Rooms




    Last fall, students returned to GHS with the new Crossland Academic Wing in the front of the building plus a completely renovated cafeteria and coffee bar, the Learning Commons (library), expanded space for fine arts programs, plus office and counseling space.  Work continues on the career and technical education addition, and, during the summer, demolition and construction will progress in older parts of the building not previously renovated.  When school begins in August, all principal work will be completed, and the high school will welcome both the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 to make it a full 9-12 campus.


    Controlled entries were complete at K-8 campuses during the fall of 2014, and the high school entry was made secure with the addition of the ninth grade academic wing.



    Regarding technology, the investment in model classroom, technology devices, and infrastructure is ongoing.  At K-8 campuses, classrooms have SMART Boards, projectors, document cameras, classroom audio, mounts and cables, and virtual desktop storage.  More wireless access points have been added at these schools, and work on the high school will continue through the summer.  A fiber optic wide area network to increase bandwidth at all campuses is complete.




    At the February 22 school board meeting, representatives of the Huckabee architectural firm presented a proposed layout for the repurposed Crossland Ninth Grade Center to be the district’s new administration building.  Most departments will be consolidated in the current freshman campus in order to provide efficiency for parents, employees, and other stakeholders.  Work is scheduled to begin on the $3 million project during the summer and be completed in the fall.


    Superintendent Dr. James Largent reviewed an overview of the bond program.  The high school project has developed from contingency funds and other savings.  Dr. Largent discussed a plan to spend remaining dollars on the high school exterior, a new roof at the high school, and the new repurposed administration building.  The district would still have $2.2 million available after the completion of all current bond projects.


    Board members approved amendments to the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the high school project.  The changes allow for $372,681 to provide stonework and paint on the veneer of existing portions of the building and $1,192,671 to re-roof the existing building.  Also regarding the bond program, trustees approved $2.06 million to purchase new furniture at the high school.  This means that all classrooms will receive new furniture once the bond is complete.


    Scott Barnes representing the Buford Thompson Company, the district’s construction manager, outlined progress on current bond construction progress for the high school, auditorium, locker rooms, and elementary gyms.  Work continues this spring, with several individual projects nearing completion.  Efforts will be in full force during the summer to get ready for the new school year.


    The presentation is posted here.




    Dr. Largent and Scott Barnes, construction manager with the Buford-Thompson Company, discussed the 2013 bond initiative and current progress at the high school. That was followed by a summary of the school district’s career and technical education program offerings by director Judy Gentry.  Group members toured new portions of the high school, include the Crossland Academic Wing, cafeteria and coffee bar area, and Learning Commons. The tour proceeded through the new career and technical education center, which is still under construction and should be complete in August. A stop in the reconfigured fine arts area was followed by a sneak peek into the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center, which is currently undergoing upgrades for sound, lighting, and seating.


    Leadership Granbury

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  • Bond Update - January 12, 2016

    Posted by JEFF MEADOR at 1/12/2016

    Work on the career and technical education center addition progresses at Granbury High School.  The addition includes almost 100,000 square feet of new space for CTE programs like engineering, culinary arts (including a state-of-the art kitchen and bistro open to the public), health science, aviation, agricultural welding, and automotive technology.  The new area will also house a lecture hall as well as space for other programs, including an expansive space for art as well as a new activity gym for the Stowaways dance and drill team.  Work will continue on the addition through August.


    Lecture Hall






    Commons Area




    Automotive Technology

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