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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.

Undefeated Bubba’s BBQ take city crown

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Bubba's Bar-B-Q won the city championship and remained undefeated after a 23-11 victory over Heli-Hunters Wednesday night.

American League Bubba’s Bar-B-Q (16-0) finished a perfect season in Ennis Wednesday night with a 23-11 victory over the National League Heli-Hunters (12-4) to claim the title of city champions in the Junior Midget League.

Bubba’s BBQ takes series lead with 20-3 win

EDN Photo by Dave A. Vance / No. 17 Brett Sibley hit two doubles and one home run for two RBI during Tuesday's 12-3 victory over Heli-Hunters Monday night.

The top American League and National League teams in the Junior Midget League played the first of a best-of-three game city championship series Monday night. Undefeated Bubba’s Bar-B-Q (15-0) put the American League at a one game advantage after a 20-3 victory over Heli-Hunters (12-3).

PTL Construction claims first 8U championship

Photo by Dave A. Vance / After falling to Sign Plex 12-1 in the first game Friday, PTL Construction came out on top 10-5 in the second game to claim the 8U Softball League championship.

PTL Construction (9-7) and Sign Plex (11-6) battled Friday night for the 8U Softball League championship. SP defeated PTL 12-1 in game one to force a tie-breaker game shortly afterward. PTL turned the tables on SP with a 10-5 victory to walk away with the championship.

OT victory sends Sign Plex to championship game

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Six-year-old Sign Plex third baseman No. 6 Kendall Scroggins tagged several American Legion runners out keeping them out of scoring position during Thursday's 11-8 victory. She also hit a single for one RBI during the fifth inning to tie the game 7-7.

Sign Plex (10-5) and American Legion Auxiliary (8-7) faced one another Thursday to determine who would advance to the final round of the 8U Softball League playoffs today and advance to the district championships in July.

Lawrence grand slam drives American Legion win

Photo by Dave A. Vance / American Legion players celebrated Alston Lawrence's and Kyle Keever's first two homeruns of the game in the third inning. American Legion defeated Ferguson Electric 10-8 to advance to the city championships.

Defending state champions and current league second place American Legion (8-5-1) took to the field Wednesday night to play their second playoff game against third place Ferguson Electric (6-7-1) in the Junior Boys League.

17-2 victory keeps Heater’s Bullpen in playoffs

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Fourth place Holiday Inn Express (5-9) and third place Heater’s Bullpen (6-8) faced off Tuesday night after both teams lost their first Freshman Softball League playoff games on Monday.

Black Belt Academy blanks KJT 13-0

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Ennis Black Belt Academy (10-1-2) proved Monday night why they were ranked first in the Senior Midget League during the regular season. EBBA blanked fourth place KJT Hall (6-6-1) 13-0 during the first playoff game.

Lone Star Flooring goes undefeated

Photo by Dave A. Vance / No. 7 Bryonna Kosciehiak was on fire Friday night, helping propel Lone Star Flooring to an undefeated regular season with a 13-1 victory of Buna Bean. She hit a single for two RBI and pitched for two innings, giving up only one run and striking out three batters.

Lone Star Flooring (12-0) had a big night Friday evening as the team showcased their dominance in the Junior HSE Softball League. LSF defeated Buna Bean (3-9) 13-1 to close out an impressive and well-deserved undefeated regular season.

ESB beats Family First Hospice 16-9

EDN Photo by Dave A. Vance / Dylan Zmolik scored on a passed ball early in the first inning of Ennis State Bank’s 16-9 victory over Family First Hospice on Tuesday night. Zmolik went on to hit a home run later that evening.

Ennis State Bank and Family First Hospice played their second to last Senior Midget League game of the regular season on Tuesday night.

High winds end Ennis Little League games early

EDN Photo by Dave A. Vance / Blackland player Tony Jones had an RBI late Monday night against Leggett & Platt before play was ended because of high winds. The game will resume Wednesday.

As Ennis continues to get back to a level of normalcy after a weekend of severe weather, little league baseball continued Monday night at Bluebonnet Park.

Allen Samuels donates gear to league

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Allen Samuels donated new equipment to the Ennis Little League on Friday.

A local car dealership is helping to get Ennis Little League back on its feet after the loss of thousands of dollars in equipment.

9U Lions end perfect season

The Ennis Lions 9U team has once again claimed the State Youth Championship, and did so this season without having a single point scored against them.

The Ennis Lions 9U team has won the Texas State Youth Championship for the second year in a row.

Legion wins first ever TTAB state title

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American Legion made Ennis Little League history Thursday evening by becoming the first Ennis team to win a TTAB state championship. The junior boys’ league team defeated the Brownwood Lions 6-5 to win the title.

Legion soars into TTAB state final

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Just a few hours from now, American Legion can make Ennis Little League history.

Van eliminates Bragg’s at state

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The Van Vandals didn’t exactly explode against Bragg’s Appliance at the TTAB freshman state tourney on Tuesday night in Athens, but they also didn’t let the Ennis team ever get going offensively.

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