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Lipan girls 5-0 in 18-A

January 27, 2016

Lanie Roberts had quite a memorable Friday night.

First, she was named homecoming queen as Lipan celebrated Homecoming.

Then, Roberts turned in her nice dress for a basketball uniform.

Again, she grabbed the spotlight as she scored 25 points to lead the Lady Indians to a 77-42 victory against Gordon in front of the homecoming crowd.

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Shorthanded GHS slips out of first

January 27, 2016

Even without one of their top players, the Granbury Pirates found themselves set to take over sole possession of first place in District 8-5A Friday.

Then came the fourth quarter.

The Pirates were outscored by host Crowley 20-6 en route to a 55-36 loss that left Granbury (10-13 overall) with a 5-2 league record.

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Lady Pirates battle to 0-0 soccer tie

January 27, 2016

The Granbury Lady Pirates had another sterling defensive performance, battling to a 0-0 tie with rival Stephenville Thursday at Pirate Stadium.

The Lady Pirates (2-4-2) have surrendered just 10 goals this season. They’ve struggled some on offense, scoring just six.

In Thursday’s tie they were missing three defensive starters.

“Our keepers (Addy Purdy and Buggy Eliasson) played outstanding against a regional semifinalist for the last two years,” said Lady Pirates coach David Winkleman.

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Indians cruise

January 27, 2016

The Lipan Indians continued their roll through the season, keeping their perfect record intact with Friday’s 85-20 Homecoming win over Gordon.

The Indians took a 24-2 lead after the opening quarter and were never threatened.

Ten players scored for the Indians, led by Ty Bryant with 25 points.

Lipan (24-0, 3-0 in 18-A) is No.

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Lady Pirates in must-win situation

January 27, 2016

Though officially out of contention for the District 8-5A championship, the Granbury Lady Pirates can still advance to the postseason.

“Next week we must play as hard as we’ve played all season,” Lady Pirates coach Steve Schmidt said following Friday’s 58-42 loss at Crowley, the district runner-up behind Aledo.

The Lady Pirates also lost to Aledo earlier in the week.

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Cookin’ up perfection

January 27, 2016
Cookin’ up perfection

Derrick Cook (with ball) and the Lipan Indians improved to 24-0 with Friday’s 85-20 victory over Gordon in the Lipan Homecoming.

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Baud leads NCTA girls to victory

January 23, 2016

The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers got a different sort of double-double from Camille Baud in running past visiting Wichita Christian Tuesday, 59-28.

Baud scored 30 points and had 12 steals.

The Lady Pioneers (5-6 overall) continued to capitalize on a tough predistrict schedule to improve to 2-0 in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District 2-A.

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Ace for Strickland

January 23, 2016
Ace for Strickland

Granbury Lady Pirate sophomore golfer Zoe Strickland (front), made a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at the Durant Classic Golf Course at deCordova Bend Country Club during team practice recently. Pictured with her are witnesses and teammates (from left) Trisha Richards, Reagan Wilkinson, and Kaleigh Harrison.

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Clearer water means better fishing

January 23, 2016

We have been free of heavy rain for a few weeks, and our Brazos lakes are settling out.

Along with the clearer water, anglers are having much better success for those sight feeding predators. Hopefully we won’t have any flooding rains in the near future so that the lakes continue to stabilize the fishing.

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Rattlers work extra to stay atop 10-2A

January 23, 2016
Rattlers work extra to stay atop 10-2A

The Tolar Rattlers won their biggest game of the season Tuesday night, setting up what is now their biggest game of the season.

The 54-49 overtime victory against De Leon at home left the Rattlers in sole possession of first place in District 10-2A with a 5-0 record. Last night they were playing at second-place Goldthwaite, which came in with a 4-1 mark.

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