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Five Indians on All-18-A

March 25, 2015

Brent Gaylor’s first season as varsity boys basketball coach started out a little rocky.

It ended with smiles, especially when he thinks of the future of the program.

All five starters will return next season, and four of those were recently honored on the All-District 18-A Team chosen by the league’s coaches.

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Lady Indians have sights set on return

March 18, 2015
Lady Indians have sights set on return

The Amber Branson coaching era at Lipan has been consistently impressive, yet she doesn’t seek the spotlight.

Branson rarely poses for celebration pictures when her basketball teams have posed numerous times with trophies they have earned. She stands aside and lets her players have all the attention.

Branson may be softspoken and low-key, but her record speaks loudly.

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Roberts, Peregrino named TGCA All-State

March 18, 2015

Lanie Roberts and Hannah Peregrino each led their teams to great success this season, and now each has been recognized by the Texas Girls Coaches Association for their accomplishments.

Both have been named to the All-State Teams in their respective classes (1A for Roberts, 2A for Peregrino). Each is among the top 40 players in Texas in their class.

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Lipan falls as Nazareth wins 20th

March 11, 2015
Lipan falls as Nazareth wins 20th

SAN ANTONIO – Joe Lombard, who won his 17th girls basketball state championship on Saturday coaching Class 5A Canyon, has said that the single most important factor in his success was emphasis on strong fundamentals.

Nazareth, his former team, has continued that tradition. The Swiftettes defeated Lipan, 56-40, in the Class A state final on Saturday in the Alamodome to earn their 20th girls state title.

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The Gang’s All Here

March 11, 2015
The Gang’s All Here

When the Lipan Lady Indians play in the state basketball tournament, the fans are ready to travel. Fans cheered the team Thursday in the semi finals. Some spent Friday on the San Antonio River Walk, enjoying the mariachi bands and viewing the Alamo. Though the fans cheered with passion during Saturday’s championship game, the Nazereth Swiftettes defeated Lipan, 56-40, in the Class A state final in the Alamodome.

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No. 1 or No. 20, all the folks will be there

March 7, 2015
No. 1 or No. 20, all the folks will be there

A recent survey lists Borden, with a population of 2, as the least populated town in Texas.

That survey obviously wasn’t taken the weekend of the Girls State Basketball Tournament. Lipan and Nazareth are ghost towns this weekend.

It’s hard to imagine a Class A Girls State Basketball Tournament without Lipan and/or Nazareth in the field.

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Lipan, Nazareth in historic state final

March 7, 2015
Lipan, Nazareth in historic state final

SAN ANTONIO – Lipan’s defense strangled Garden City as the Lady Indians secured a spot in the Class A girls basketball state championship game with a 55-28 victory over the Lady Kats Thursday in the Alamodome.

Coach Amber Branson’s second-ranked Lady Indians (33-3) were to take on top-ranked and defending state champion Nazareth at 8:30 this morning in a rematch of last year’s Class A, Div.

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Lady Indians plow through regional

March 4, 2015
Lady Indians plow through regional

MANSFIELD – Lipan’s Maddie McGee turned in a stellar performance against Strawn’s powerful 5-10 senior post Jayde Price and contributed 20 points on offense as the Lady Indians downed the Lady Greyhounds, 65-40, in their Region III-A championship game Sunday afternoon at Mansfield High School.

The tournament’s scheduled Friday start was delayed by icy weather conditions in the area.

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Lipan girls calmly stop No. 3 Strawn to return to state

March 4, 2015

As the Lipan Lady Indians basketball players were huddling for a last-minute word from coach Amber Branson before their game Saturday, varsity veteran Taylor Herrera was rubbing her hands together.

It was as if she was about to start devouring a familiar, tasty meal.

The second-ranked Lady Indians were starting their matchup against 11th-ranked Saltillo in their Region III-A semifinal game at Mansfield High School.

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Lady Indians return to regional

February 28, 2015

EASTLAND – It’s a tradition.

The Lipan girls basketball squad is making another appearance in the Class A regional tournament.

The Lady Indians drummed District 18-A foe Huckabay, 69-25, Tuesday night at Eastland High School. The Class A regional quarterfinal triumph – which the Lady Indians led by 51 points late in the game – improved the Lipan girls’ season record to 30-3.

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