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Lipan teams host cross country meet

September 23, 2015

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.

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Lipan gets underway with meet at Hico

September 12, 2015

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.

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Newest Lipan coach has experience galore

June 24, 2015

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.

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Lipan baseball, softball programs looking to next season

June 20, 2015

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.

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Go Lanie, go!

May 23, 2015
Go Lanie, go!

Lipan track coach Ray Michou gets a video of Lanie Roberts on his phone as she runs the 1600-meter race at the UIL State Track and Field Meet last weekend in Austin. Roberts, a junior, finished fifth, her best showing in three consecutive years of competing at state.

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Roberts wanting more in 2016

May 20, 2015
Roberts wanting more in 2016

AUSTIN – Lanie Roberts couldn’t have asked for better weather. She likes running in cool temperature, and at 9:45 Friday night it was as cool as one could want this time of year in the state capital.

Rains earlier in the day set up the cooler temperatures, which had dipped into the mid-60s by race time once the downpour and ensuing drizzles had subsided and a nice breeze swept in.

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Lipan’s Roberts right at home in Austin

May 9, 2015
Lipan’s Roberts right at home in Austin

As much time as she’s spending there, perhaps Lanie Roberts should consider getting an apartment in Austin.

The Lipan High School junior will be making her sixth trip to the state capital for a sports event in three years. Next Friday (May 15) she will compete for a third straight year in the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet.

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Roberts making return journey for Lipan

May 6, 2015

Lanie Roberts is used to making trips to Austin.

Along with her two trips with the Lipan Lady Indians basketball team, she will soon be making her second in track.

Roberts qualified for the Class A State Track Meet May 15-16 by winning a gold medal in the 1600-meter run at the Region III Meet at Tarleton State University in Stephenville this past weekend.

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Weather challenges athletes

May 2, 2015

Baseball and softball aren’t the only sports struggling to work around the rain this week. Area track athletes competing at regionals this weekend have had to make some adjustments because of the weather.

“It is difficult to schedule practice. It is hard to plan very far ahead,” said Lipan coach Ray Michou, who has five athletes competing this weekend at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

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Lady Indians rout Santo

April 25, 2015

The Lipan Lady Indians defeated Santo in a wild District 13-2A softball contest Monday, 24-14.

Both teams scored in every inning of the contest that was called after five innings.

They combined for 22 hits (Lipan 13,Santo 9), 19 errors (Santo 10, Lipan 9), 17 walks (Lipan 13, Santo 4) and left a dozen runners on base (Santo 7, Lipan 5).

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