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Summer workouts bolster Lady Lions

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Lady Lions Summer Pride, the volunteer summer strength and conditioning program for teenage girls at Ennis High School, has two weeks remaining in its second season of existence. The volunteer program is for incoming 7th graders through seniors, according to assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick, who oversees the venue. See the report in the Ennis […]

Palmer Power advances to state

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The Palmer Power represented the District 2 at the state tournament in Sherman after winning the 8U TTAS district tournament championship in a double header in Palmer on July 3. Joining Palmer at the state tournament in Sherman was the Ferris Diamonds 8U team, who were undefeated in regular season play until falling to the […]

SAGU prepares for breakout season

Just two years removed from winning their first Central States conference championship, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is less than a month away from new head coach Frank Tristan’s first season in Waxahachie. It will also be the first for Silas Nicita, a fan favorite at Baylor, who transferred this spring to play for […]

Lions ticket holders eye pick-up date

Assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick has announced that ticket holders can pick up their 2015 Lions varsity football season ticket packages beginning July 27. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Newton hired as softball coach

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Kendal Newton, who served as assistant coach under Magen Butler-Sparkman this past season, has agreed to terms to become the new softball head coach at Ennis High School. Newton, 27, confirmed on Tuesday night she had met with athletic director Jack Alvarez about the position, which developed when Butler stepped down on Friday. An offer was made and […]

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 […]

Free Public Viewing of the Legends of Texas High School Football: The Ennis Lions Story

Are you ready for some Ennis football? It’s not quite that time, but you have an opportunity to watch a great documentary in an air-conditioned auditorium with hundreds of your Ennis Lions Fans! Everyone is invited to the Ennis High School Auditorium, 2301 Ensign Road, on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. to watch the […]

Ennis softball coach resigning

Ennis High School varsity softball head coach Magen Butler-Sparkman has resigned from her post, reportedly to spend more time with her young family. Athletic Director Jack Alvarez confirmed the news but didn’t comment on the search for her successor.

PRIDE of ENNIS Male Athlete of the Year Award: Devin L. Smith

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After earning All-State status at quarterback as a junior, Ennis’ Devin L. Smith trumped the honor by winning the state championship in his senior season. That played mightily in the minds of many area citizens who nominated him enough times to earn the Male Athlete of the Year award. There were plenty of reasons behind […]

PRIDE OF ENNIS Female Athlete of the Year Award: Isela Sandoval

This year’s Female Athlete of the Year, Isela Sandoval, has been on quite a run of success. After an accomplished career at Ennis, she kicked it up another notch during her first two years of college. At an even 5-feet and 110-lbs, she has very good speed and agility in cross country and as a […]

Rating District 16-5A helmets, logos, uniforms

By Mark Warde Ranking the 10 helmets and uniforms who will line up across the line of scrimmage against Ennis, purely on design, color usage and creativity reveals some interesting results. As a Dallas native it is hard to argue with the most popular NFL helmet, the Cowboys, who continually rate at the top or […]

Hutyra heads to Top Gun Camp

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Ennis sophomore Justin Hutyra will be competing at one of the nation’s top high school football camps, Football University’s Top Gun, held in a northwestern suburb of Columbus, Ohio, July 16-18. It will be his second invite to the event that boasts its participants are considered the best at their respective positions. According their press release Hutyra’s outstanding performance as an offensive […]

Garlits grand marshal for Motorplex 30th NHRA Fall Nationals

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If ever there was a legend in the sport of drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.   When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft All-Star Team and […]

Ennis Freedom Fest doubles the parade, adds fireworks

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It was a blast. That’s the assessment around Ennis following Freedom Fest over the Fourth of July weekend. “I head more than one spectator comment, ‘This makes be proud to live in Ennis.’ We are already reviewing things that went well and things that we need to do a little differently next year. I hope […]

Jones is advocate for dirt track racing

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Dirt track racers like the brawny Doug Jones are people who are comfortable on the ground. You know the type of tough guys. When their own son gets hurt they tell him, “Aw, just rub some dirt on it and get back in the game.” In fact, they usually come from people who describe a […]

Ennis VB opens camp on Aug. 3

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It is five weeks from the start of preseason camp, but that doesn’t mean Ennis volleyball players have been spending their summer at the beach, the mall or reading novels on their Kindle. Second year head coach Jonathan Newton has a year under his belt. After the Lady Lions posted a 13-24 overall record, including […]

Ferris picked to win district

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine (now at newsstands) has tabbed Ferris as the favorite to win District 4 in Class 4A this fall. The Yellowjackets, 22-22 in four years under head coach Aaron Emeyabbi, posted a 4-7 ledger in 2014. DCTF gives the nod to the Black and Orange primarily for returning 19 starters, including […]

Bardwell closed until water recedes


Still twenty feet above normal, Lake Bardwell has been closed by the Army Corps of Engineers through July if not longer. A representative of the Corps, Mike Stegall, is the Bardwell Lake Manager. His knowledge of the lake and its conditions is a great aid in making such a decisions, according to Stephanie Parker, Ellis […]

Palmer releases football schedule

Fresh off an 8-2 regular season with a senior-laden team, the 2015 edition of Palmer football has a good chance for a successful encore. Under first year head coach Don Waddle the Bulldogs won the title bone in District 9-3A by sweeping all five league foes. Duplicating that feet will be a major challenge, though […]

Little League boys entering playoffs

The 2015 playoffs, after being rained out on Monday, got underway on Tuesday at Bluebonnet Park with a full schedule of action. Teams will be participating in a double-elimination playoff tournament through this week, with the top two teams advancing. In the Pony League, where boys age 14-16 play on one of five teams, the front-running Cubs held […]

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