On her way to becoming the winningest basketball coach on the face of the earth, Leta Andrews won much more than the 1,416 victories on her esteemed resume.
Over 51 years of coaching and 76 years of living she won the hearts and friendship of almost everyone who crossed her path – myself included when we first met nearly 20 years ago.… 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
David Winkleman stopped shy of calling Friday’s 1-0 victory in Stephenville a desperation victory for his Granbury Lady Pirates soccer team.
But it was, without question, the biggest win of the season to date.
“It really helps our mentality,” said Winkleman. “It was a complete game. They (Granbury) played loose, played hard.”
The lone goal was scored by Courtney Heathington with about 25 minutes left in the game.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates controlled the game, but Stephenville controlled the score Friday night, winning a District 15-4A soccer showdown 2-1 on Johnny Perkins Field.
“We actually dominated them,” said Granbury coach Doug Kissinger. “They didn’t outplay us at all.”
The loss dropped the Pirates (5-3-5 overall) to 2-1 in district. They are alone in third place, with Stephenville (9-1, 3-0) and Cleburne (11-1-1, 3-0) tied for first.… Read the rest
JACKSBORO – Just like that Ashely Reid of Wichita Falls Rider became the answer to a trivia question.
Who scored the final basket in a game coached by Leta Andrews?
Reid’s layup with seven seconds remaining provided the winning points as Wichita Falls Rider defeated the Granbury Lady Pirates 40-39 in their Class 4A Region I area basketball playoff game at Jacksboro High School.… Read the rest
Mavs scorers – Ricky Layland 4, Elliot Hall 2, Trenton Gray 2.
Spurs scorers – Dylan Ellis 2, Anthony Salgado 2.
Spurs defensive standouts – Zane Davis, Brendan Kissinger.
Magic scorers – Tyler McGowan 8, Austin McGowan 5, Peyton Raines 4, Rhodi Rhodes 3, Jerry Dobbs 2.
Magic defensive standouts – Tye Petrey, James Hass.… Read the rest
It’s all about the 20 in 2014 for the Granbury Pirates baseball team.
Only a few times in its history has the program reached the 20-win plateau, and when it has the seasons have been – as expected – memorable.
First-year head coach Brad Eppler believes he has such a team this season.
The Pirates return four starters and four additional lettermen from last season’s 17-14 squad that advanced to the second round of the playoffs.… Read the rest
TOLAR – The Lipan Indians celebrated their return to the playoffs with a 74-49 thumping of Walnut Springs in their Class A Division II bidistrict basketball game Monday at Tolar High School.
The Indians missed the playoffs in 2013, their first vacation from the postseason in a couple decades.
The victory moved the Indians (14-15) into an area-round matchup against Coolidge (24-1).… Read the rest