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Family First heads to playoffs on high note

With the senior midget playoffs getting underway next week, it was important for Family First Hospice to take some momentum from Thursday’s regular season finale.

Blue Devils squeak past Bulldogs

Palmer ended an improbable run to the state finals on Wednesday.

Facing a strong team on Wednesday night in Round Rock during the 2A state semis, the Palmer Bulldogs did a lot of things right and just barely missed out on the chance to play for all the marbles.

Hotshots prevail vs. Mustangs

Softball action is heating up. Click on the link below to read the entire E-Edition.

When a pair of undefeated freshman division teams locked up on Tuesday night, it was a battle to stay atop the standings.

Bulldogs bounce Brock

Zach Hobbs

Palmer Bulldog baseball coach Jay Johnson has been letting opposing coaches call the coin flips, and every time Johnson has been rewarded with the one-game playoffs he desires.

Palmer’s Bulldogs advance to state

Palmer's baseball team is headed to state.

For the first time in 17 years, Palmer Bulldog baseball is headed south in search of a state championship. Palmer won the Region 2 Final on Wednesday with a 3-2 triumph over Brock. Turn to page 5 of today’s paper to read about their thrilling win. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

ESB cashes in on chances

Thanks to great pitching and a few timely hits, Ennis State Bank took home an impressive 12-6 win over GAF-ELK in Tuesday night’s senior midget action.

Cheetahs race past Mustangs for first win

Cheetah pitcher Hunter Keilers was dominant after the first inning.

Due to some adversity early this season, Wednesday night brought a big-time ballgame for the Keever Cheetahs and the Noon Lions Mustangs.

Bulldog baseball entering final 4

The Palmer Bulldog baseball team will face the Krum Bobcats in the Region 2 Semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Grapevine High School. Coach Jay Johnson's players include Tyler Lowe, Aaron Hunter, Isaac Lopez, Colten Richardson, Trey Burns, Alex Pruner, Judge Wolfe, Garrett Derden, Marco Trevino, Jason Burgett, Zach Hobbs, Josh Prewitt, Chase Fulton, Dustin Kemp, Christian Ramirez and Cody Rhodes.

With a trip to the Region 2 Final on the line, Palmer Bulldog baseball will try to bring its best this week.

Lady Lion softball awards presented

Several Lady Lions earned recognition this year.

A total of 16 Lady Lion softball players received Academic All-District honors, including (front row, from left) Calleigh Morales, Kayla Prachyl, Emily Ferguson, Abby Liska, Brittany Cox, Shelby Pruitt, (middle row, from left) Autumn Gillespie, Brooke Durham, Riley Fira, Taylor Maliska, Kamren Bragg, Megan Hickman, Ashley Deutsch, (back row, from left) Bailey Slovacek, Hannah Farris […]

Ennis High announces basketball award winners

Lady Lion basketball coach David Kilpatrick is pictured with his 6th Man Award winner Maricela Ibarra.

Ennis High recently issued awards for the 2010-11 basketball season.

ASA moves to 6-0 and maintains early roll

Key contributors from players like (from left) Chris McDonald, Hunter Garcia, Oscar Sandoval and Levi Burks made all the difference on Wednesday when Allen Samuels Autoplex pushed its record to 6-0.

There’s plenty of ball left to be played this season, but so far Allen Samuels Autoplex (ASA) looks like a tough team to deal with in the freshman league.

Blackland rides pitching past Kwik Kar

Jessica Nichols

Pitching is the name of the game in softball, and that held true on Monday night.

Boys and Girls Club preps summer sports

The Boys and Girls Club will hold various camps this summer for area youth.

The Boys and Girls Club is gearing up for its upcoming summer basketball and football camps this June.

Bragg’s rides pitching to big win

Kade Bragg

After meeting last year in the senior midget district championship game, Bragg’s Appliance (BA) and Haden Electric (HE) were competing once again on Tuesday night.

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.

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