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Fast start helped Hallsville advance vs. Ennis

Kayla Prachyl

After game one of this area playoff series last Thursday, it looked like Hallsville might take down Lady Lion softball in lopsided fashion.

Ennis goes down swinging

Hannah Farris

Hannah Farris led off Ennis’ best inning Saturday night with a single and scored on a passed ball, but the Lady Lions weren’t quite able to get over the hump in a 5-3 area playoff loss to Hallsville in the deciding game of the series at North Forney High School. While the Lady Lions had […]

Lady Lions strike back

Megan Hickman (pictured) finished with more hits (2) than Hallsville's entire team (1) Friday, as the Lady Lions scored the winning run in their last at bat of a 3-2 thriller in Hallsville. Freshman pitcher Taylor Maliska was brilliant in throwing a one-hitter. The deciding game of the series will be played on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at North Forney High School.

With the season on the line Friday night in front of a huge Hallsville Ladycat home crowd, Lady Lion softball dug deep and came up with a sensational postseason victory.

Ennis softball drops Game 1

Emily Ferguson

Catcher Riley Fira made a couple of excellent foul grabs on Thursday, including this effort behind home plate. Hallsville rode strong pitching to earn a 5-0 victory in the best-of-three series, but the Lady Lions will have their chance to even things up in Hallsville tonight at 7 p.m.

Ladies strike quickly for sweep

Ennis High School softball team.

Although the final margin wasn’t quite as impressive as Friday’s playoff opener, Lady Lion softball was more dominant in Saturday’s clinching victory over the Bryan Rudder Rangers.

Lady Lions dominate in playoffs

Courtesy of www.photosbylezley.com  Megan Hickman’s two-RBI triple in the third inning proved to be the game winner for Ennis in Friday’s 9-0 playoff victory over Bryan Rudder. The Lady Lions got their first playoff victory since 2006 and became the first Ennis High team to win a playoff game in 2010-11.

Megan Hickman’s two-RBI triple in the third inning proved to be the game winner for Ennis in Friday’s 9-0 playoff victory over Bryan Rudder. The Lady Lions got their first playoff victory since 2006 and became the first Ennis High team to win a playoff game in 2010-11.

Lions finish season strong in Terrell to win 10-1

Ian Graham and the Lions completed the regular season with a victory.

With nothing but pride to play for, Lion baseball headed to Terrell on Friday and put a quality display of baseball on the field.

Boys’ 4×400 relay team returns to regionals

Ravi Dubose

After representing Ennis at the Region 2 Track and Field Meet in Denton last year, the boys’ 4×400-meter relay team is back in business.

Zapletal makes up for lost time

Madalyn Zapletal started her pole vaulting career as a junior and she's preparing for the regional track meet just one year later.

Ennis native Madalyn Zapletal came into high school focused on softball, but she changed directions and now loves the scenery of her new destination.

Dubose making most of move

Ravi Dubose

Ravi Dubose had an excellent track season as a junior, but he took up a different event as a senior and capitalized on his new opportunity.

Lady Lions trample Terrell in district finale

Kamren Bragg (softball) front

Before it began what coach Rodney McNeill hopes is a lengthy playoff run, Lady Lion softball had to wrap up its regular season on Friday evening.

Miscues cost Lions

Courtsey of www.brucelatimer.com/Seth Zhanel (double, 2 RBI) led the offense and pitched well in relief.

Lion baseball and the visiting Waxahachie Indians each tallied two earned runs on Thursday night, but Ennis gave the green team a number of free runs both early and late in a contest it lost 7-2.

Lions compete at Tourney

Marisela Almanza capped off a great senior year at regionals when they avenged a previous loss to Texarkana Texas High School.

As Lion tennis coach Keith Howard always says, the regional tournament is essentially the state tournament in Region 2.

Head injury rule earns support

Whether it's at the junior high level with a player with Ennis' L.D. Hill (right) or a varsity ballgame, helmet-to-helmet hits are bound to happen on the football field.

Just as athletic performance evolves in the world of high school sports, so do the rules regarding player safety.

Desire fuels Graham’s fire

Desire to win fuels Graham's on-court fire.

If success was measured by one’s will to win, Lion tennis junior Brooks Graham would never lose.

Fira’s grand slam downs Poteet

Riley Fira was the hero for Ennis in their battle against Mesquite Poteet.

The Mesquite Poteet Pirates advanced to the state softball tournament just two years ago, but they couldn’t handle the Lady Lions in 2011.

Almanza finishing career strong

Marisela Almanza

Just about everybody on the Lion tennis team that’s headed to the Region 2 Tournament is looking forward to gaining valuable experience so they can advance further in future seasons.

Ennis’ Nichols advances to regional golf tourney

Tanner Nichols (center) qualified for the regional golf tourney this week. He's pictured with (from left) Ben McElroy, Conner Butler, Austin Davis and coach Joel Davenport. Tyler Gilmore is not pictured.

While the Lion golf team wasn’t quite able to advance out of district this week, senior Tanner Nichols got the job done as an individual medalist.

Crow excited about next step

Casey Crow has reached new heights as a junior for the Ennis High tennis team.

On what is a very young varsity squad, junior Casey Crow is a relative veteran for Lion tennis this spring.

Durbin ready for regional tournament challenges

Christian Durbin

Christian Durbin feels like he’s made quite a bit of progress in the last year.

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