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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.


“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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Tolar lands eight on All-District 10-2A baseball

June 4, 2014

It was a rough District 10-2A baseball campaign for the Tolar Rattlers, who finished 2-8 in the league (10-10 overall), but coaches noticed the team was competitive.

They rewarded the Rattlers with eight honors on the All-District 10-2A Team, including freshman shortstop Cade Brown as the league’s Newcomer of the Year.

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Taking It To Next Level: Area athletes sign in variety of sports

May 28, 2014
Taking It To Next Level: Area athletes sign in variety of sports

A handful of area athletes recently signed letters-of-intent to play their respective sport in college.

Granbury pitcher Nathan Hickey, who set a school record with a 0.32 earned run average, has signed with Paris Junior College. Hickey is also only the third pitcher in GHS history to strike out 100 batters in a season.

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LHS making track noise

May 17, 2014

Basketball will always be THE sport at Lipan High School.

But track and field has certainly made a strong case in recent years as being the second most successful.

The school sent two competitors to Austin this season for the Class A Division II State Track and Field Meet.

Senior Shauna Coleman competed in the 300-meter hurdles, while sophomore Lanie Roberts participated in the 800 and 1600 runs.

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Lipan buds take in moment

May 14, 2014

AUSTIN – Shauna Coleman worked too hard.

She worked too hard to let not getting a medal tarnish the moment of her final event as a Lipan Lady Indian.

It was the one time the senior would compete in the Class A Division II State Track and Field Meet at Mike Myers Stadium, and she was going to soak in every second.

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Baird hurts Lipan playoff hopes

April 23, 2014

The Lipan Indians’ hopes of a second consecutive baseball playoff appearance took a hit Friday with a 4-3 home loss to Baird.

The loss dropped the Indians to 7-5 in District 10-A, a game behind Baird. However, since Baird swept Lipan in league play, the Indians need wins in their final two games and losses by Baird in its final two contests to reach the postseason.

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Indians set up showdown with rally

April 19, 2014

The Lipan Indians, seeing their playoff chances slip away, rallied for their biggest victory of the season Tuesday in Graford.

A four-run outburst in the top of the seventh lifted the Indians to a 9-7 victory.

With the win, the Indians improved to 7-4 overall (all District 10-A games). They were hosting Baird yesterday evening, with the winner having the inside track to the third and final playoff berth.

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Lipan qualifies 10 for regional meet

April 16, 2014

Lipan qualifiers for the Class A Division II Region III Meet in Bullard April 25-26 include Jorge Hernandez, Catherine Thormann, Lanie Roberts, and Shelby Bontke.

Each reached state in 2013.

They will be joined by a host of other Indians and Lady Indians following the recent Area 17/18 Meet.

Roberts won two gold medals, taking first in the 800-meter run with a 2:39, and in the 1600 in six minutes.

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Ferguson’s one-hitter leads Indians’ 8-0 win

April 16, 2014

Lipan pitcher Lance Ferguson almost unhittable against Eula.


Ferguson surrendered a one-out single in the top of the seventh inning in the Indians’ 8-0 victory.

Ferguson struck out 10 and walked one. He faced 23 batters, two above the minimum.

The Indians committed no errors.

“We played great defense all night with Lance throwing a great game,’ said Lipan coach Mike Permenter.

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