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How do we have a year in review when we are missing half of a year? Sports all around were put on hold in March, and as of today continue silenced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the accomplishments and achievements of our student athletes still deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

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Thursday afternoon Granger superintendent Randy Willis announced Coach Stephen Brosch as the schools interim Athletic Director and Head football coach for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The announcement comes just weeks after Coach Walt Brock stepped down from the position.

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Another local student athlete will be taking flight this fall, but not from high school but in his senior year at Division III Trinity University. 

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Strength and Conditioning camps are now under way in Taylor, Thrall and Granger this week as 2020-21 high school athletics makes its slow crawl back into the communities.

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He was fast a lightning and even earned the nickname “Purple Reyna” from Taylor Press Sports. Now Granger star RB Carlos Reyna will be taking his lightning quick skills to the collegiate level.

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The UIL announced last Tuesday, May 26 that schools may, but are not required to, begin summer Strength and Conditioning and Sport Specific instruction starting Monday, June 8.

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to adjust to an entirely new way of experiencing major scholastic events. Last Tuesday evening, May 5, Granger ISD held a virtual athletic banquet to honor their student athletes for the 2019-20 school year. The awards were announced by newly appo…

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There was no high school baseball on what would be Senior Night in Granger, but senior players were honored, nonetheless.

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Thursday afternoon Granger superintendent Randy Willis announced Coach Stephen Brosch as the schools interim Athletic Director and Head football coach for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The announcement comes just weeks after Coach Walt Brock stepped down from the position.

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As of now the 2019-20 high school sports season has ended, all to abruptly might I add. I wanted to take a look back with a few photos from our Taylor, Granger and Thrall athletes.

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Another area Athletic Director/Head Football Coach will be moving on to begin a new chapter in their careers. Coach Walt Brock will be stepping down from the position at Granger and taking on the same role at Schulenburg ISD.

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Where do we go from here? With all UIL activities suspended until the end of March ball fields, gymnasiums and tracks along with academic events have all been silenced.

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Brothers and sisters, fans and fangirls, we are gathered here today a nation in mourning. The 2020 spring sporting events such as the NCAA Tournament along with every other major spring sport have left us, all far too soon might I add. There is an emptiness, a void in our hearts as we are nu…

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The Lady Lions came away with an impressive home win Tuesday, March 10 against their rival Bartlett 16-5.

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Despite the down course of events just before Christmas the Granger Lady Lions basketball team managed to pick themselves up and secure a playoff spot. The Snook Lady Blue Jays were just too much for the Lady Lions, giving them a quick exit 56-24.

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The cold outside the gym was neutralized by the heat inside in the Granger Lions 57-46 loss to the Holland Hornets on Tuesday night Feb. 11.

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After a slow start in Tuesday nights matchup against Holland the Lady Lions bounced back, winning 37-31, to finish the regular season with a win.

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A strong performance by Sophomore, Johnny Ryder wasn’t quite enough for the Lions to take down Johnson in Tuesday nights non-conference matchup.

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After Fridays big sweep over Milano the Granger Lions were back on the road to face powerhouse Hearne. The Eagles appeared to be too much for the Lions as they fell 73-39.

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Through the 2019 season ended a bit bittersweet the Granger Lions football team accomplished so much. The team played every game to the end living up to their motto Finish Strong. This past weekend the All District and Academic Accomplishments were released.

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The Granger Lions season continues to roll on as they crushed the Bruni Badgers, 55-15 in Friday night’s second round playoff game in Pearsall.

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Coming off a home conference victory against Iola last week, the Granger Lions were unable to take down the Bremond Tigers Friday night on the road, losing 49-14 dropping the Lions to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the conference. The Bremond Tigers ran for 416 yards, led by RB JT Anthony’s 31…

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In Tuesday evening’s away game against the Buckholts Lady Badgers, the Granger Lady Lions powered their way to victory by serving 29 aces over 4 sets (25-11, 17-25, 25-12, and 25-23) this is the most for Granger since their August 9 game against Manor New Tech. The win puts them at 22-8 for …

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At 9:17 p.m. on Friday night, the stadium lights finally lit the rain-soaked field, allowing the Granger Lions and the Iola Bulldogs to begin play. The Lions would win their first conference game of the season one minute before midnight after rushing for a total of 362 yards and making 24 fi…

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Despite suffering injuries at key positions for the second consecutive week, the Lions raced past the Hays-Johnson Jaguars for a Homecoming victory. The Lions rushed for a total of 354 yards, leading them to a final score of 42-27 on Friday night, moving them to 4-2 on the season.

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It was a rocky start for the Lady Lions, losing the first set 23-25. However, they quickly found their footing winning 3 of 4 sets against the Milano Lady Eagles 23-25, 26-24, 25-20, and 25-19 on Tuesday night putting them at 18-6 for the season.

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The Granger Lions football team experienced their first defeat of the season in an overtime battle that ended 35-37 Friday night. While the Lion’s running game put up solid numbers with 326 rushing yards, their pass offense only yielded 54 passing yards.

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The Granger Lady Lions took down the Holland Hornets in three sets (25-13, 25-16, 25-12)Tuesday September 17 on the road to improve to 16-6 on the season and 2-1 in district play.

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Last Friday, September 13, the Granger Lions offense came to play, and play they did. With Thomas Rhoades at the helm, they were able to convert 9 of their 12 possessions into touchdowns, leading the Lions to a 62-0 victory over the Meridian Yellowjackets, bringing their record to 3-0 in the…

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