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Young Lipan boys have new coach

November 22, 2014

Basketball expectations are always high in Lipan.

That’s one reason Brent Gaylor took the job as the boys head coach.

Gaylor had been head coach at Class 2A Childress the last nine seasons. He led Childress to the regional tournament three times, including back-to-back seasons in which the Bobcats were 30-6 and 31-5.

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Lipan trips Lady Rattlers

November 22, 2014
Lipan trips Lady Rattlers

Tolar girls basketball coach Benita Carlton could have whined about having to play shorthanded against one of the best Class A girls basketball teams in the state Tuesday, but avoided that after her 2A Lady Rattlers were defeated by Lipan, 66-24.

The visiting Lady Indians (3-0) got 31 points and 14 rebounds – both game-highs – from Lanie Roberts.

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Lipan boys defeat Tolar

November 22, 2014

The Lipan Indians posted a 49-40 victory over the Tolar Rattlers as both teams opened their 2014-2015 basketball seasons on Tuesday night at Tolar High School’s Rattler Gym.

Neither squad was at full strength, but Tolar is missing several players who are still participating with the Rattlers in the football playoffs.

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Lady Indians drop Poolville, 78-49

November 19, 2014

The Lipan girls were facing a fast-paced basketball contest Friday in Poolville, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for the Lady Indians.

Lipan survived just fine, getting 33 points from Lanie Roberts in a 78-49 nondistrict road victory as the Lady Indians improved to 2-0 on the young season.

Bryanna Phelps added 19 points for Lipan, and teammate Taylor Herrera scored 11.

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NCTA girls defeat McKinney, move to 2-0

November 19, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy girls basketball squad edged McKinney Christian, 43-41, Thursday for their second victory in as many outings.

The Lady Pioneers were paced by Esther Udonsi, with 18 points.

“This was a very tough game,” NCTA coach Jodie Stevens said. “McKinney Christian has a very fundamentally sound team with strong, big post players.

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Lipan romps in opener

November 15, 2014

The basketball season opener for the Lipan Lady Indians wasn’t much of a test for last year’s Class A Division II state semifinalists. The Lady Indians defeated visiting Slidell, 63-31, Tuesday night.

“It was a great start to the season,” Lipan coach Amber Branson said. “I saw some things that we needed to work on as well.

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Four Lipan runners state-bound

November 8, 2014

The Lipan girls earned fifth place, and the boys team finished ninth overall last Saturday in the Region III-A cross country meet in Arlington, but the Indians had a historic day for four individual runners.

Two Lipan girls and two boys qualified for the state meet, which will be today in Round Rock.

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Lipan young, but not down

November 8, 2014

The Lipan girls basketball team has one returning starter, but that hasn’t dampened coach Amber Branson’s outlook on the new season.

The opening game of the Lady Indians’ 2014-15 season begins Tuesday at home against Slidell. The junior varsity girls game is set for 6 p.m., to be followed by the varsity.

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New Lipan boys coach right at home

July 5, 2014
New Lipan boys coach right at home

In one word Brent Gaylor summed up his reason for taking the job as Lipan Indians basketball coach.

Tradition.

“Growing up in Graham, I played Lipan. I know the rich tradition they have here,” said Gaylor, who settled into the area with his family recently and was in town to coach his first youth camp in Lipan.

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Former Lipan coach has new gig

June 14, 2014

It didn’t take long for Cody Chandler to get back into coaching.

Chandler was hired recently to be the boys head basketball coach at Paradise. He was reassigned in March at Lipan after eight seasons as coach of the Indians.

“I have worn blue and gold my whole career. Now I’ll have to get used to green and black,” said Chandler, who, as a player led Lipan to its first state championship in 1994.

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