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Lady Indians win by 64

February 6, 2016

There are games and there are workouts.

The latter is pretty much what the Lipan Lady Indians went through Tuesday, rolling past Lingleville at home, 74-10.

The victory was the eighth straight runaway win by Lipan in District 18-A. The Lady Indians are 25-6 overall and ranked No. 2 in the state in Class A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

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Ellison signs with Cisco

February 6, 2016
Ellison signs with Cisco

Keelen Ellison (seated, second from left), a member of the Granbury Pirates football team, has signed a letter of intent to play for Cisco College next season. Ellison will play for the Wranglers, who compete in Region V of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. Ellison, who also plays on the varsity basketball team, received the football’s program Josh Kubiak Award for being the most valuable special teams player.

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Indians jump out big early to top Cards

February 6, 2016

This time there would be no scary moments, no fourth-quarter rally.

The Lipan Indians took a big early lead and maintained it for a 59-43 victory against Lingleville in a battle of state-ranked teams.

The Indians (27-0, 6-0 in District 18-A) are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

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Pirates avoid upset with shootout win

February 6, 2016

The District 8-5A boys soccer race is starting to more closely resemble the wild, wild west.

For the second time in as many games, the Granbury Pirates went to a shootout in a road game. This time they came out victorious, topping rival Cleburne 2-1 Tuesday.

The previous Friday they dropped a 3-2 shootout at Everman.

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GHS qualifies 27 swimmers for regionals

February 3, 2016

Success loves company.

For a second straight season the Granbury Lady Pirates won the District 7-5A Swimming Championships.

And this season the Pirates joined them.

The Lady Pirates easily outdistanced runner-up Aledo, 155-97. Meanwhile, the Pirates outswam Fort Worth Arlington Heights 176-141.

“believe our team showed their stripes,” said Granbury coach Jason Pullano.

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Lady Crusaders drop heartbreaker on home court

February 3, 2016

The Cornerstone Lady Crusaders rallied in the second half but came up a point shy Friday, falling at home to Stephenville Faith, 41-40.

Canaan Horn led Cornerstone (4-10) with 18 points. Reagan Ives had nine assists, Stevie McCoy had eight steals, and Haiey Merrithew grabbed eight rebounds.

Cornerstone trailed by three points with 12 seconds left in the game.

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NCTA girls coast again

February 3, 2016

The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers outscored their hosts in every quarter on the way to a 48-17 victory at Wichita Falls Christ Academy Friday.

Camille Baud led the Lady Pioneers with 17 points, while Emma Hickman added 11. Lilian Ijeh had 13 rebounds.

North Central TexasAcademy, the five-time defending TAPPS Class A state champions improved to 8-6 overall and 5-0 in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District 2-A.

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Pioneers win by 50 on road

February 3, 2016

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers had little difficulty on the road Friday night, winning 71-21 at Wichita Falls Christ Academy.

Marko Jovanovic led the two-time defending TAPPS Class A state champs with 15 points. Luis Rivas added 14.

“We played well on the road. We started a little slow, but picked up pretty quickly,” said Pioneers coach Kirby Rasco.

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Santo comeback downs Lady Rattlers

February 3, 2016

The Tolar Lady Rattlers were set for their second upset of the Santo Lady Bulldogs this season through the first half of Friday’s basketball game in Santo.

The game was tied at 23.

In the second half, however, the game slipped away from the Lady Rattlers as they fell 59-47.

“They came out to play in the third quarter,” said Tolar coach Jaci Johnson of Santo (22-4, 6-3 in District 10-2A).

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Lipan continues run through league

February 3, 2016

Led by a double-double of a different sort from Lanie Roberts, the Lipan Lady Indians continued their dominance in District 18-A with a 74-18 road win over Gorman Friday.

Roberts scored 30 points and had 11 steals. She also pulled down five rebounds and delivered four assists.

Bry Phelps scored 19 points with seven rebounds for the Lady Indians, who improved to 7-0 in district (24-6 overall).

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