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Royals’ run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the sports universe. Kansas City’s improbable playoff run stoked a community […]

Favre says he’s glad Manning will break his record 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brett Favre says he couldn’t be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver’s road game Sunday against the New York Jets. Favre told The Associated Press he’s thrilled for Manning, who’s coming off a career-best […]

Ennis Lion makes national spotlight

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC. 
Flanking Lockhart are Sergeant First Class Jarvis Foster, Captain Daniel Thomas and Captain Francis Santana. The senior has played at middle linebacker this season, though he may be returning to his defensive end position on Friday when Ennis travels to play unbeaten Jacksonville.

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC.

Ennis starts well, but Seguin sweeps match

Lady Lions Varsity vs. Arlington Seguin High School

Three good starts by the Ennis varsity volleyball team didn’t translate into strong finishes on Tuesday. Visiting Arlington Seguin collected a three-set match, 3-0; 25-22, 25-12 and 25-23.

Lady Lions volleyball falls to Wolves

Lady Lions Varsity vs. Mansfield Timberview High School

Mansfield Timberview administered a fifth consecutive setback to a young Ennis varsity volleyball team on Tuesday with a win in straight sets; 25-18, 25-21 and 25-23.

Source says Rice video sent to NFL

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 […]

Make plans for the Sidewalk Sale

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The Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale scheduled for Sept. 13 will provide several reasons to visit downtown Ennis.

Giving Flowers makes a real impression

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Outside linebacker No. 2 Ke’idre Flowers led the Lion defense Thursday night against Mansfield Summit with seven tackles including one tackle for loss.

When the No. 2 ranked Ennis High School football team takes the field on Friday in Mansfield will be a player whose performance can be best described as perennial. He has turned in highly productive seasons as recurring as perennial plants, year after year.

Meet the Lions tonight at stadium

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Citizens and fans of Ennis High School are invited to “Meet the Lions” tonight, promptly at 7:00 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium.

Lions coach speaks at Lions Club

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Jack Alvarez, athletic director and head football coach at Ennis High School, told a crowd on Wednesday his 2014 edition of the Lions already have a bullseye stamped on their backs. Wreaking of confidence, he said the advance printing of playoff tickets might not be a bad idea.

Freshmen start season, win 2-1

The Ennis High School freshman volleyball team defeated North Mesquite in their season opener on Monday by taking the match two games to one.

Netters add new coach; scrimmage today

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Mark Warde, edi…@ennisdailynews.com Ennis High School signed Lydia Metcalfe as the head coach of the Junior Varsity volleyball team this week according to assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick. She completes the coaching staff after Jonathan Newton stepped up from the JV squad to the varsity post when Rachel Wolf accepted a position elsewhere. Click here […]

Offensive playmakers return in District 16-5A

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Ennis High School players report to camp in a week and expectations are high according to preseason prep football magazines.

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say. Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair on a campus bike path with a long-barreled pistol. […]

Lockhart picks A&M over Alabama

Ennis Daily News photo by Tye Chandler / Malik Jenkins (42) and James Lockhart (9) are a couple of very interesting players to track this spring on the defensive side of the ball.

Before an audience of family, friends and Ennis High School teammates, senior defensive end James Lockhart announced on Friday he will enroll at Texas A&M in the fall of 2015.

Lockhart commits to A&M

Here’s a video from Friday’s announcement that Ennis High football star James Lockhart will attend Texas A&M on a football scholarship in 2015.   Lockhart Commitment

Hammel 0-3 for A’s after 4-1 loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) — Jason Hammel, the other pitcher the Oakland Athletics got in the trade with Jeff Samardzija , is still adjusting to his new team. And is still without a victory. Hammel lost his third consecutive start since coming to the AL West-leading Athletics from the Chicago Cubs on July 5, allowing four runs […]

Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing 

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd’s body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. Lloyd, of Boston, was dating […]

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio […]

Palmer releases 2014 football schedule

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A year after finishing 4-6, there is plenty of optimism in the air at Palmer High School. The Bulldogs have 17 starters returning and a new head coach in Don Waddle.

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