Most folks will attest the best way to get over a loss is to go out and deliver a good old-fashioned thumping to the next foe.
Which is exactly what the Lipan Lady Indians did Tuesday night, winning 92-55 at Eula.
The Lady Indians (2-1), ranked No. 2 in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, were coming off a 62-47 home loss to Wichita Falls Rider, ranked fourth in Class 5A.…
The Lipan Indians have a rich basketball tradition.
And if prognosticators are correct, that tradition will return to life this season under second-year coach Brent Gaylor.
The Indians return all five starters, and seven key players in all, as they begin the season ranked No. 4 in Class A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.…
Burleson Garcia 9-0-0
Tarrant County 8-1-0
WS Keith 8-1-0
WS Flores 5-2-2
Lake Worth 5-3-1
Burleson Hernandez 5-4-0
Fort Worth 4-4-1
Azle Parker 3-4-2
Azle Alphin 3-5-1
Burleson Wenner 1-5-3
Granbury Peoples 2-7-0
Granbury Gaytan 0-9-0
Fort Worth 5-3
White Settlement 4-4
Tarrant County 4-4
Granbury Walters 3-5
Lake Worth 3-5
Granbury Bingham 0-8
Crowley 24, Granbury Walters 6
Azle Diego 8-0
White Settlement 7-1
Lake Worth 6-2
Azle Fields 6-2
Granbury Riddle 4-4
Tarrant County 3-5
Granbury Carter 2-6
Fort Worth 1-7
Lake Worth 16, Granbury Riddle 0
White Settlement 9-0
Tarrant County 8-1
Lake Worth 5-4
Granbury Burns 4-5
Azle Moore 4-5
Azle Syrus 3-6
Granbury Moreno 2-7
Fort Worth 0-9
LIPAN – Wichita Falls has city blocks with more folks than the entire population of Lipan.
But that’s no never mind to Lady Indians coach Amber Branson.
The size of the opposing program isn’t important as long as it will help her team in its quest to capture the first girls state basketball championship in school history.…
Keith Stafford remembers the feeling from a year ago, his first state cross country meet. Everything was new, especially the terrain.
“The course at state was hard last year,” remembers Stafford, a Lipan High senior. “I had never seen it before, but this year I know what it looks like, and I know where to push myself.”
Stafford is making his second straight appearance at the elite meet.…
It’s basketball season, and that means folks in Lipan are making plans for another trip to San Antonio in March.
That’s the site of the Girls Class A State Basketball Tournament. And if past history – and current predictions – are an indicator, the Lipan Lady Indians will once again be there competing for a state championship.…
The Lipan varsity boys finished third and the girls were fourth in the Lipan Cross Country Meet recently.
Keith Stafford led the Indians, who scored 54 points. He placed second over the 3.1-mile course with a time of 18 minutes, 30 seconds. He was one of two Indians to break the top 10 as Nathan Wirsforfer was eighth with a time of 19:58.…
The Lipan cross country season got started Wednesday with the Indians and Lady Indians competing in the Hico Meet at the Bluebonnet Golf Course.
The varsity boys finished 10th in their division, while the girls posted a team finish of 20th.
The top finisher for the Indians was Keith Stafford. He placed 27th in a field of 130.…
Lipan’s newest coach is someone quite familiar to folks at small schools in the North Texas area.
Tony Phillips will join the Indians program next season as head softball coach and assistant boys basketball coach.
And, given his history, he may wind up getting his hands involved in a variety of programs.…
With most of both teams returning next season, folks in Lipan are already looking forward to the 2016 baseball and softball seasons.
The Indians (2-8, all District 13-2A games) will return all nine starters. The Lady Indians (3-11, all District 11-2A) will bring back eight starters.
“For the first time in seven years we run-ruled a team, and did it twice this year,” said Mike Permenter, who retired as coach and Lipan High principal at the end of the school year.…