Sports Briefs, Oct. 31

October 31, 2012


The Lipan High School Booster Club will present a “Decades of the Past” basketball game as part of their homecoming celebration on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the new Lipan High Gymnasium.

All former Lipan High basketball players and coaches are invited to participate in the game that will begin at 1 p.m. It will pit former players against each other, with the coaching staff consisting of former LHS coaches.

Cost is $10 per player, and each participants will receive a T-shirt. Even if a player chooses not to to play in the game, they may still get a T-shirt for a $10 donation and they can be recognized during the festivities.

Deadline to register is Thursday.

There will also be a raffle for a Lipan Indians quilt, handcrafted by Thelma Stepp. It showcases years of Lipan basketball.

The new gym is officially open. The first regular-season game will be played Nov. 6 when the Lady Indians host Mineral Wells.

The new gym was finally finished this year thanks to a $2.5 million bond package. It was started in 1999, but funding ran out.

For more information or to sign up for the Decades game, email Charity McFadden at [email protected]



Stonewater Church will have its annual Champions For Today Area Wide Youth Rally Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the church in Texana Plaza. The event will feature former NFL players William Green of the Cleveland Browns and Keith Davis of the New York Giants.

The event is designed to help young people address life issues, build character and focus on values. The speakers will share personal experiences and present the consequences of such things as drugs, crime, peer pressure and violence.

The event will also include the Flying Wallenda Family and Tino Wallenda, famous for anchoring a seven-person high-wire pyramid. He is also a first-class comedic performer.

During his final two seasons at Boston College, Green rushed for over 2,700 yards and scored 32 touchdowns. He was a first-round pick of the Browns in 2002.

Davis was a member of two Rose Bowl champion USC Trojans squads and was later drafted by the Giants, where he was one of the strongest players on the team at linebacker. However, injuries cut his pro career short.

For more information, contact 817-326-2766.


Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is under way. Registration forms can be picked up at First Baptist Church, Granbury, or Acton Baptist Church.

Evaluations and orientations will be Saturday from 1-4 p.m., Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Nov. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Contact Deborah Farnsworth at [email protected] at FBC or Jason Turbeville at 817-326-4693 at ABC.



Texas Edge select baseball program is hosting a free clinic on the first Sunday of each month. Participants are asked to bring a glove and Bible, and if necessary these will be provided.

The clinic will be given by professional instructors, including former professional baseball player Nick Papasan (Minnesota Twins’ minor league system) and former Tarleton State player Matt Mitcham. Both also played for Granbury High.

Donations of used baseball items are accepted for use in the clinic. Drop them off at Chicken Express.

For more information, contact

817-559-9036, 817-559-2856, or 817-219-5104 or email mitchammatt@gmail. com or [email protected]


Anyone wishing to have their team photo or a shot of an individual accomplishment published in the Hood County News sports section can submit it by mail or in person to our offices at 1501 S. Morgan St., Granbury, 76048, or by e-mail to [email protected]

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