LIPAN – Tolar boys basketball coach Kent Caruthers entered Tuesday’s basketball season opener at rival Lipan with mostly junior varsity players because most of his starters are still playing football.
And while the Rattlers did end up losing 53-34, Caruthers had praise for his team that simply couldn’t hang with the more-experienced Indians in the second half.
“They competed well in the first half.… Read the rest
LIPAN – By playing poorly for a significant stretch, the Lipan Lady Indians showed folks just how good they really are Tuesday night.
The Lady Indians went nearly nine minutes without a point, missing 21 consecutive shots – in their own gym – yet they came away with a 52-33 win over rival Tolar.
“That’s the absolute worst I’ve seen us play,” said an exasperated Lady Indians coach Amber Branson.… Read the rest
Amarillo ends dream of VB state tourney
ABILENE – The volleyball season lasted longer than ever for Granbury High.
However, it ended a week earlier than the Lady Pirates and their faithful had hoped for.
Perennial power Amarillo, a regular at the state tournament, ended Granbury’s bid for its first-ever berth at state with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 victory Saturday in the Class 4A Region I final at Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum.… Read the rest
BRIDGEPORT – The Tolar Rattlers may not have shocked the world quite yet, but they definitely left Nocona’s defense shell-shocked.
The District 6-2A Division II runner-up Rattlers scored on all seven possessions in the first half, and got five touchdown passes from quarterback Corbin Wood in their 64-12 bidistrict football playoff victory over 5-2A Division II third-place Nocona (6-5) Friday night at Bull Memorial Stadium.… Read the rest
WACO – Kevin Hennard took his time getting out of his football uniform Friday night.
It was the last time he would wear it.
For Hennard there will never be another football game in which he participates as a Granbury Pirate.
He, like several of his teammates, is a senior. Waco’s 56-21 victory at Floyd Casey Stadium ended their high school careers – careers that saw them become only the second group of seniors in Granbury history to make the playoffs in each of their high school seasons.… Read the rest
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers continued their turnaround from a slow start, opening the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Six-Man Division II playoffs with a 54-8 thumping of Longview Trinity Friday in Rockwall.
The game was called in the third quarter because of six-man football’s 45-point mercy rule.
NCTA (7-4) won for a fifth straight game following a 2-4 start to the season.… Read the rest
The Lipan Indians got 19 points from Trevor Hedeman to lead them to a 64-49 road victory against Millsap Friday night.
The Indians (1-1) spoiled the debut of former Granbury assistant coach Josh Jones.
Joel Rice added 10 points for the Indians.
Lipan shot 50 percent (14-for-28) from 2-point range, while limiting the Bulldogs to 33 percent (8-for-24). Millsap did have a slight advantage from 3-point range, making seven to the Indians’ five.… Read the rest
The Tolar Lady Rattlers overcame a poor third quarter with a strong finish to win 30-27 at Wichita Falls Hirschi Saturday.
With both teams struggling offensively, Hirschi took an 18-14 lead into the fourth quarter. The Lady Rattlers (2-2) ended with a 16-9 run.
Hannah Peregrino led Tolar with 9 points, while Meredith Caudle added 8.
The Lady Rattlers had more steals (13) than rebounds (12).… Read the rest
With Tolar’s football team still in the Class 2A playoffs, most of the members of the varsity boys basketball team haven’t even had a chance to lace up their court shoes.
The Rattlers were playing Lipan last night to open the season with freshmen filling the majority of the roster spots.
Tolar coach Kent Caruthers said he is starting the season with just one certain varsity player.… Read the rest
It could be argued that the Lipan Lady Indians have two home courts.
Of course they have their own gym, in which they are playing a second season. But they are quite at home in the Hamilton gym, as they proved by winning the Hamilton Tournament for a third consecutive season Saturday.
And this year’s title is the most special yet, said Lady Indians coach Amber Branson.… Read the rest