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Ennis Tennis cruises to 18-1 rout


After a grueling five-hour victory over Lindale last week, Ennis quickly dispatched Jacksonville in Tuesday’s district tennis match at the Lions Tennis Center. Get the latest sports action in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Athlete of the Week: Helga Lopez

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Helga Lopez is an Ennis High School freshman tennis player who helped lead the team to a great start for this season as they rolled through four doubleheaders this week. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

Athlete of the Week: Yadira Loera

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Ennis cross country runner Yadira Loera has been preparing for her senior season, on her own, by running 24 or more miles per week for the past six weeks. The Lady Lions have enjoyed increasing success in reason seasons, led by Alyssa Noel, who has reached the state meet in back to back years. Members […]

Lions FB schedule includes shift to Region III

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When the University Interscholastic League announced reclassification and district alignments in early February, Ennis already knew they would remain in the middle of Class 5A. Their league opposition would change very little, though it is now called District 17 rather than 16. Get the season preview exclusively in The Ennis Daily News… Football fans click […]

Athlete of the Week: Maile Deutsch

The most pleasant surprise of the 2016 spring softball season at Ennis was Maile Deutsch (MY-lee DOY-tch). She hit .432 (35 of 81), scored 24 runs and drove in 24. A solid second baseman, she hit three doubles, a triple and swatted two home runs. Only Sam Martinez and Kinsey Skroh had more RBI, each […]

Athletes of the Week

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Representing Ennis during a recent baseball tournament were battery mates Rowdie Guthrie, the pitcher, and catcher Jamie Barr. The duo took their considerable talents to compete in the event, which was played at Bluebonnet Park. It was for boys ages 10-and-Under. Photos: team, individual and action shots, can still be purchased from Bruce Lattimer at […]

Athletes of the Week: Aley Nichols and Breona Benavidez

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Powering the first place Grasshoppers T-ball team to a big win on Friday night at Bluebonnet Park were Aley Nichols and Breona Benavidez. Playing in socks adorned with exploding fireworks, the pair lit up the sky with extra-base hits to far regions of the field. Aley plays first base. Sporting a rainbow headband, she had […]

YMCA Game of the Week shines on ‘Bugs

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By Mark Warde Of the hundreds of players and a host of girls softball teams playing at Bluebonnet Park, two will be featured in the game of the week on Wednesday, June 8. The Grasshoppers will take on the Lady Bugs at 6 p.m. on field No. 7. Sporting coral shirts, the Grasshoppers have a […]

Lions recognize players at baseball bash

By Mark Warde Following one of the best seasons in a decade, Ennis baseball players shared in the memories, honors, awards and a few good laughs at Tuesday’s post-season bash at the Ensign Commons. The Lions varsity assembled a 22-9 season that included a second place finish in District 14-5A with a 14-3 mark. The […]

Stuckly soars to No. 2 in state

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By Mark Warde In her first two seasons at Ennis High School, Katherine Stuckly has taken full advantage of her physical advantages on her way to becoming a standout performer in track and field. At 5-foot-10, the sophomore has excelled in blocking shots on the volleyball court, clearing hurdles on the track and especially at […]

Ennis Little League 2016 Schedule

Ennis Little League has announced the full schedule for games in the 2016 season.

Ennis Little League 2016 Schedule Date Home Away Field Time Age Monday, May 2 Red Sox v Rangers field #3 6:00PM 10u Monday, May 2 Bluejays v Braves field #3 8:00PM 10u Monday, May 2 Royals v Rockies field #4 6:00 PM 12u Monday, May 2 Angels v Pirates field #4 8:00 PM 12u Monday, […]

Ennis softball player signs letter of intent

Morelia "Mo" Monreal signs a NLI with MidAmerica Nazarene while flanked by sisters  Monica (far left) and Gabrielle (closest left), and her mother, Luz (far right) and youngest sister Mia. Her father, Kenny, overlooks from behind.

By Mark [email protected] Ennis senior softball player Morelia “Mo” Monreal signed a binding national letter of intent to be a student-athlete at MidAmerica Nazarene University. A Christian liberal arts college located in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe (oh-LAY-tha), Kansas, MNU has 1,900 students on campus and is a member of the NAIA (National Association […]

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 […]

Archers, marksmen take aim at state

Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games during July 12-18. The competition was held at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Softball 12 & Under Teams Advance

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As Ennis softball teams venture further into the postseason, one team has shown its superiority in the 12-and-under fastpitch league. The Ennis Diamonds have topped local competition, as well as district competition, behind a strong arm in Aubree Lelani, and they are one of two teams that will be traveling to Jacksonville on Monday to […]

ESA chief hit with sanctions, season uncertain

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Two coaches in the Ennis Soccer Association are raising alarms about the organization’s suspended president after an October altercation with a parent snowballed into official sanctions.

American Legion falls in state 15U tourney

Photo by Dave A. Vance / American Legion No. 7 Rene Benevidez was a solid hitter during Thursday’s 21-15 loss against the Comanche Indians in the 15U TTAB state tournament. He hit three singles and one triple for two RBI.

After making Ennis Little League history last year by becoming the first Ennis team to win the Texas Teenage Baseball Association state championship, American Legion (4-2) claimed the junior boys’ league city championship and battled throughout the 15U TTAB state tournament to defend their title this year.

Midlothian takes tournament from Ennis

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The second day of the inaugural Ellis County Futures Baseball Tournament proved to be exciting and unexpected. A younger Midlothian Panther team faced the older American Legion Senior Titans and proved they were a team to be reckoned with.

Seniors claim victory in Battle of the Titans

Photo by Dave A. Vance / American Legion Titan senior No. 12 Jason Waldeck gave up eight hits, four runs and struck out five batters during Friday’s 7-4 victory over the American Legion juniors.

The American Legion Titans senior and junior baseball teams faced one another Friday night to kick off the three-day Ellis County Futures Tournament.

Defending state champs reclaim city league title

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Defending state champion American Legion defeated Price Distributing 7-6 during game three of the city championships Friday night to clinch the city title and head to the state tournament again this year.

Price Distributing and defending state champion team American Legion went into the third Junior Boys League city championship game Friday with one win each. Price Distributing won game one 13-2 and American Legion came out on top 9-8 in game two.

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