Saturday, September 01, 2007

2007 Boys - District, Area & Regional Quarterfinals Champions. Record 25-9.

Photo contributed by: School Picture
Back row L-R: Asst. Coach Marc McMillan, Ross Addison (jr), Kyle Stephens (jr), Wesley Holtsford (sr), Cory Williams (jr), Justin Napier (sr), Sean Andress (sr), Coach Cody Chandler. Front row: Lane Hedeman (so), Seth Riddle (so), Coach's son, Archie Martinez (sr), Derek Brabson (so). Not shown: Ryan Drake (fr).
This team completed their winning season at the Nacogdoches regional semifinals falling to the Tenaha Tigers . Lipan entered the game in pursuit of the school's 5th regional championship in a row. Notable for this team was that it returned no starters from the prior season, and Coach Cody Chandler, a member of the 1994 state champions, was in his inaugural year coaching the varsity. With this season, the Indians extended the school's streak of 17 district championships. Season record: 25-9. Was ranked as high as 5th in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
According to the Hood County News: The boys' varsity team reached the regional tournament for a 6th consecutive season, the 9th in 10 years; and reached the 3rd round of the playoffs for a 12th consecutive year, the 15th in 16 years. (Prior to Chandler's debut, the Indian varsity was coached by Tommy Bleeker for 16 years.)

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