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Lions snubbed in All-District picks

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  Mark Warde [email protected] After winning the 2014 district championship with a 7-0 league record, Ennis football was rewarded with the most players chosen All-District first or second team or listed for honorable mention. An apt reason was the old adage, “to the victor go the spoils.” This fall the 2015 Lions finished third in […]

UIL working on H.S. realignments

[email protected] After high schools across the state filed updated enrollment figures this fall, the University Interscholastic League has announced cutoff numbers for the upcoming 2016-2018 school years. Reclassifying schools in six conferences will preceed possible district realignments for football and basketball, which will be unveiled on February 1. District alignments for other activities will be […]

Ennis hosts girls hoops tourney

  Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis will again host a 32-game holiday girls basketball tournament next week, Dec. 3-5, when 14 teams join the Lady Lions varsity and junior varsity teams. The first game of the venue, which is in its 8th year, is at 9 a.m. on Thursday when Ennis meets Arlington Sam Houston. Win […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Ennis football

Q1) Ennis was ranked No. 3 in the state and picked by most to finish first or second in District 16-5A. Why do you think the team finished third? Hugh: We finished third for two reasons; we got beat by officiating at JT and by a flip against Lufkin. Neither was legit. Stu: Lack of […]

Schedule This Week

Tuesday – Nov. 24 Ennis Boys BB at Samuel, 12 p.m. – Freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity Saturday – Nov. 28 Ennis Girls BB home vs. Palestine – Junior Varsity, 12 p.m. – Varsity, 1:30 p.m. Palmer Girls BB home vs Venus – Varsity 3 p.m.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a […]

Three-sport Selvera inks with Grambling

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Mark Warde [email protected] Starting in three sports has only added to the prep experience for Ennis senior Tayler Selvera. One of them, however, will allow her to take her game and her studies to the next level. The volleyball, basketball and softball player recently signed a national letter of intent that binds her to Grambling […]

Ennis Varsity Boys Hoops Update

Lions drop opener, 74-48 After falling in their season debut, the Ennis varsity boys basketball team was scheduled to play against Highland Park (1-0) on Friday night. Results of the road game were not available at press time. They will be published in the Tuesday edition of the Ennis Daily News. Earlier in the week […]

For Lions fans, this wasn’t last year

During three straight seasons, 2012-2014, Ennis lost a mere four regular season games while going 8-2, 10-0 and 8-2. No one beat them twice as only Lancaster and Waxahachie in 2012 and Timberview and Guyer in 2014 managed to upend the Lions. This season, while defending the state championship, something unexpected took place. And it […]

Ennis hosts two playoff games

While the 2015 football season has ended for Ennis, Lion Memorial Stadium will be the site for a pair of Class 4A second round games this week. Area fans can still get their fill of playoff The Lorena Leopards (8-3) take on the Canton Eagles (6-5) at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. Then, at 7:30 […]

Lady Lions play Pearce in hoops

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Ennis is one of 16 area girls basketball teams participating in a three-day tournament at Carrollton Ranchview during Nov. 19-21. The Lady Lions open with a 6 p.m. clash against J.J. Pearceon Thursday. Win or lose the team will play either Frisco or Garland at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. They will also play on Saturday.   See the report in the […]

Fleet-footed Lady Lions open season; Ennis bucketeers seek balanced attack

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Mark Warde [email protected] Coming off an 11-19 season in which they were 2-14 in league games, the Ennis girls basketball team looks to improve this year thanks to velocity and better depth. Veteran sideline skipper David Kilpatrick, who is beginning his 10th campaign, believes the added speed and a few skilled reserves will continue the […]

Softball Lady Lions preparing for 2016

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Mark Warde [email protected] On the heals of a fourth straight district title and a 26-6 record, the Ennis girls softball team has been preparing for the start of the 2016 season. Practices begin in two months (Jan. 22), though nine of last year’s returning players have played club and tournament ball during the off-season.   […]

Lions Insider Hugh, Stu and Tater talk Ennis football

All season the Ennis Daily News three self-confessed football junkies, men who attended every Lions game, home and away, and witnessed plenty of practices. Each has played the game, though the latter prefers a Nerf ball or a couch and a remote control. Huge Jeego, Stu Pendous and Tater Salad have appreciated their readers and […]

Lady Lions falls to 0-2

Ennis couldn’t overcome a cold start at Class 6A Midlothian on Tuesday night, dropping a 60-34 decision to begin the season with two losses. The Lady Lions fell behind by 13-points quickly and never recovered. They were outscored in the middle quarters by a 27-20 count, but didn’t seriously threaten.   See the report in […]

Ennis Dodgers wins fall baseball crown


A boys baseball team made up of 10 year olds and younger, the Ennis Dodgers, won the Waxahachie Fall Baseball League in thrilling fashion by rallying for a come from behind victory to win the championship. Trailing 5-4 entering the last inning the Dodgers erupted for five runs to seize a 9-5 lead over an […]

Palmer deflated in first round

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Palmer offense couldn’t get on the scoreboard until a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. By then, it was too late, and the football season was over for the Bulldogs. The Clifton Cubs had already put up 46 of their own points. Four Palmer turnovers, not including the four turnovers on […]

Late rally ends season, 24-23; Magic missing as Hallsville stuns Lions


Mark Warde [email protected] On a night in which their offense met surprising resistance, defending state champion Ennis saw their season come to a premature end with a last-minute loss to Hallsville, 24-23, in Van, Texas. Yielding 10 points in a span of 1:42, the Lions (6-5) bid to advance further in the UIL Class 5A […]

Lions Insider: Hugh, Stu & Tater Talk Ennis Football

Q1) What was your impression of Thursday’s blue-collar victory over Lindale? Hugh: I think it was a lot tougher than most folks expected. Lindale is a scrappy, well coached team. Stu: Loved the defense of both teams, but Ennis’ vanilla offense made it too easy for Lindale. Tater: Give Coach (Jack) Alvarez credit, he won […]

Tennis season closes for Lions

EDN Staff Report [email protected] Ennis’ tennis team met its match and lost in the first round of the Regional Tennis Tournament on Friday, 10-0. The Lions lost to Texas High School of Texarkana, a team which Keith Howard knew ahead of time was going to be tough to beat. “Our team really played well. We […]

Ennis stuns Lindale, 14-10, on late TD

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Mark Warde [email protected] Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, Ennis rallied for an improbable triumph when David Perry caught a 20-yard Tre Elliott touchdown pass with three seconds remaining to edge Lindale, 14-10, on Thursday night at Lion Memorial Stadium. On the wings of the senior swansong, Ennis improved their overall record to 5-4 […]

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