Playing on a course they hope to see again in a few weeks, the Granbury Lady Pirates finished ninth at the annual Regional Preview tournament on Abilene’s Diamondback Golf Course recently.
The Lady Pirates posted a 776 (399-377) two-day total. Andrews won with a 632, followed by Granbury’s 7-4A mate Aledo at 636. … Read the rest
Ranger took advantage of eight Lipan errors and spoiled the baseball season opener for the Indians, winning 15-6.
Lipan had seven hits, including two each by Joey McFadden and Trevor Hedeman. McFadden also had a double, and Lance Ferguson hit a home run.
Ranger 006 108 0 – 15 10 4
Lipan 021 021 0 – 6 7 8
Lipan pitching – Lance Ferguson (L) 3 innings, 4 hits, 6 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts; Hunter Hightower 2.2 innings, 4 hits, 8 runs (3 earned), 3 walks, 3 strikeouts; Brady Nelson 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.… Read the rest
Lipan run falls short
AUSTIN – There will be no girls state championship trophy going in the case at Lipan High School this year, but the Lady Indians still gave their faithful a memorable season.
It started with a near upset of five-time defending Class 2A state (and this season’s state runner-up) Brock.
Thirty-six straight victories later, however, folks were wondering if that would have been an upset.… Read the rest
AUSTIN – What was supposed to be the greatest season in Lipan Lady Indians basketball history ended up being ONE of the best.
The Lady Indians’ hopes of winning the Class A Division II state championship – a first ever for the girls program – ended with a 57-41 loss to Nazareth Friday at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center.… Read the rest
Six years ago, after returning to coach at her alma mater, Lipan Lady Indians coach Amber Branson met with some seventh-graders.
She gave them a goal – get to Austin and win state.
Senior post Shauna Coleman remembers that talk well.
“This senior group is the first group that she’s coached all the way from junior high through high school, and it is a special bond,” said Coleman.… Read the rest
TYLER – Lipan coach Amber Branson paused in the middle of Saturday’s post-game interview following an 80-40 romp over Strawn in the Class A Division II Region III basketball finals at Tyler Junior College.
She stood silent for a second as a tear escaped her eye and slowly made its way down her face, soon followed by another.
“My dad would be proud,” she said.… Read the rest
RIO VISTA – So many times the Lipan Indians have pulled off the big steal, made the clutch basket and found a way to win even when the odds were against them.
Thursday night, however, the odds reached into the basket as the buzzer sounded and knocked the ball away, leaving the Indians on the short end of a 73-70 score against Coolidge in their Class A Division II area basketball game at Rio Vista High School.… Read the rest
MANSFIELD – Talk to just about anyone who’s seen the Lipan Lady Indians play a basketball game and they will agree.
Unless the roof caves in, they will be walking off the court at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center in Austin holding the Class A Division II state championship trophy.
But then, as the Lady Indians remember, a lot of folks thought that last season when they got upset by Coolidge in the third round of the playoffs.… Read the rest
KEENE — It was almost a love first quarter in a St. Valentine’s Lipan-Abbott Class A Division II area girls basketball playoff game Friday night.
Abbott, down 36-0, finally scored with 34 seconds left, preventing an opening-period shutout.
Lipan, the state’s top-ranked Class A small-school division team, bolted from the gates with a smothering full-court press that had Abbott looking more than perplexed.… Read the rest