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Ennis softball lands 5 on all-district first team

Ennis softball placed five players on the all-district first team and first year head coach Magen Butler was voted coach of the year by her peers for the 2015 season in District 14-5A. The all-district selections included senior Julie Hollingsworth, three juniors in Michaela Cochran, Tayler Selvera, Morelia Monreal and pitcher of the year Monica […]

Moreno signs with Paul Quinn College

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Senior Jennifer Moreno signed a National Letter of Intenton Thursday to play women’s soccer at Paul Quinn College. The 5’6” center defensive midfielder enjoyed a solid career at Ennis under head coaches Kim Vernor and, in her final campaign, under Brent Stapleton. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Nominate people for Ennis PRIDE Awards


Two weeks remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of the […]

Ennis football title teams featured on FOX Sports SW

If football is king in Texas, then Jeff Power, of Fox Sports Southwest, is a frequent traveler on its Yellow Brick Road. The colorful personality and voice of countless state championship broadcasts, Power has embarked on a series of documentaries, the Legends of Texas High School Football. He has already produced hour-long films on Lake […]

Monreal’s season; full of praise, potential

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A fourth consecutive district championship and a trip to the fourth round of the state playoffs made the 2015 Ennis softball season another successful campaign, even though most who wore maroon had their minds set on a return trip to Austin. The Lady Lions went 23-6 with a roster comprised of only two seniors. Five […]

Wet weather a bummer for Little League

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This spring season has been bleak, to say the least. A season normally known for baseball and softball has seen only about half the Ennis Little League games it normally does to this point, and a field with newly laid grass has yet to be used, causing some players and parents to wonder: “When are […]

Lions scrimmage reveals progress

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Transitioning from being touted as the 2014 Class 5A kings of the jungle to the new edition of the Ennis Lions, the team conducted a scrimmage to mark the end of spring camp. Jack Alvarez and the coaching staff led two units of first and second stringers through an hour-long series of plays at Lions […]

Edwards jumps to the next level

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In front of a crowd of family and fans, Ennis multi-sport athlete Davante Edwards signed a binding National Letter of Intent to enroll as a student and run track at the University of Texas at San Antonio (NCAA Division I). The ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at the Ensign Auditorium. At UTSA he will […]

Lions to play spring scrimmage Tuesday night

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Ennis will play their annual spring game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium. While the team will have a few practices, team meetings and weightlifting sessions remaining, Tuesday will count towards decisions coaches make towards who takes the lead into the summer for starting assignments. Admission is free for fans. See the […]

Lovejoy outlasts Lady Lions, sweep series

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For a second straight game freshman pitcher Monica Monreal held No. 9 Lucas Lovejoy (28-4) in check at the Class 5A Regional semifinals. Like Wednesday, however, the Leopards go to her with a late rally, this time a 6-run sixth toeliminate No. 6 Ennis (23-6), 9-3 in Rockwall. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Beadles retires from SAGU

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By its very nature coaching elicits a degree of second-guessing and criticism. Besides thick skin, SAGU’s Arlon Beadles took an approach that was a blend of old school and southern gentleman. He recently retired following 50 years in the coaching profession, this his 10th season as the head coach of women’s basketball at Southwestern Assemblies of […]

Ennis to take its swings at Lovejoy

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When No. 6 Ennis (23-5) and No. 9 Lovejoy (27-4) meet in the second game of a best-of-three series Friday at Rockwall’s Campbell Complex, the post-season rivals will have plenty at stake. Trailing 1-0 in the Class 5A Region II semifinals, the Lady Lions need to win to play in Saturday’s 1 p.m. decisive third game. A loss on […]

Stuckly jumps to 5th at state track

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Ennis freshman high jumper Katherine Stuckly cleared 5’5” to finish fifth at the Class 5A State Track & Field Championship. Stuckly, the lone freshman to qualify for a berth at state, had hoped to set a personal best at 5’7, which would’ve allowed her to win a medal. Still, the 5-foot-10 Stuckly enjoyed a highly […]

Lions football camps adjusts schedule

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Who said there’s only one sport in Ennis? While football is still king in E-Town, a few other sports hold their own, including tennis and softball. The Lady Lions have advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs, prompting Jack Alvarez, football head coach and athletic director, to alter plans for the conclusion of […]

Bulldogs not intimidated in playoffs

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Forgive the Palmer baseball team if they appear as fearless as an unchained pit bull. Coach Rusty Blankenship’s ball club has faced some ferocious foes and has yet to flinch. They don’t plan on starting now either. The Bulldogs and their misleading 16-6 record head into the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs […]

Lake Bardwell yields record blue catfish

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A local fly fisherman who was wristing home-made tackle mistakenly thought his last cast of the day had snagged something near the bottom. Forty-five minutes later he reeled in a state-record, 35.5 pound blue catfish at nearby Lake Bardwell. Dr. Kirk Brown, 65, a semi-retired anesthesiologist from Waxahachie, along with a friend, David Roberts, were […]

Maliska has successful debut season

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When her plans to attend NCAA Division II St. Edwards University changed, so did Taylor Maliska’s compass. She headed to Weatherford College, 83 miles northwest of Ennis. The two-time All-State pitcher for the Lady Lions had planned to learn under the tutelage of former UT pitching great, Cat Osterman, an assistant coach at SEU in […]

Lions hold season-ending awards banquet

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A season in which Ennis appeared primed for a late season run at the playoffs finished with a disappointing 1-7 stretch, but it didn’t prevent them from enjoying a year-end review during Monday’s team banquet. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Palmer softball season ends

The Palmer Lady Bulldogs lost the final game of their best of three series with Holliday 9-7, ending their season. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Palmer baseball advances

The exciting conclusion of the Palmer baseball Bi-District series with Peaster would take only 18 minutes. After a 14-inning 2-0 victory Friday night in Joshua, and a 10-inning tie ballgame that was first moved and later called due to weather Saturday night, both teams made the journey back to the turf ball fields of Graford […]

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