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Youth baseball makes changes for upcoming season

For the first time, Ennis Baseball Association, the group responsible for organizing the city’s youth baseball leagues, is now recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Get the rest of this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Athlete of the Week: Nokoia “Koko” White

The 5’8 junior guard enjoyed an outstanding week for Ennis. The Lady Lions won twice to lift their record to 22-8. She scored a career-high 31 in a Tuesday rout of Whitehouse, then led the team with 19 on Friday when they defeated third place Nacogdoches. She poured in 14 in the first half as […]

Hard work pays off: EHS athletes sign letters of intent

For a select few seniors, the story of their time as student athletes won’t end when they graduate from EHS this May. In fact, they hope it’s just a new beginning. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Texas is king for gridiron Lions

A different breed of high school football is played in Texas. At least that’s the line of thinking among Ennis High School football players who signed national letters of intent Wednesday… Get the rest of this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

From Ennis to the pros: Pitcher staying true to his roots

Entering his third season in professional baseball has done little to lessen the Ennis roots of Joseph Shaw. Get the details for this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Athletes of the Week: Noah Slovacek and Austin Cervantes

The senior doubles team won the Polar Bear Tournament over the weekend, which earned them an engraved, metal coffee mug. Slovacek and Cervantes got past another Ennis pair in the finals. Damontre Strawn and Quinn Graham, who eliminated last year’s top duo, from Red Oak. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

Athlete of the Week: Julian Mask

Senior Julian Mask scored 26 points against Nacogdoches and 19 on Friday in a comeback victory over Jacksonville. The 6’5, 230 pound forward scored 11 points during the fourth quarter as the Lions rallied from a 13-point deficit to win their first league game of the season. Mask was effective on Brandon Anderson entry passes […]

Athlete of the Week: Paige Lemonia

A 5’6 freshman guard, Paige Lemonia (No. 20) rose to the occasion on Tuesday when she led Ennis to a 38-36 win over Lindale. The top teams in District 17-5A went down to the wire with Lemonia icing the game at the foul line in the closing seconds. Her 15 points was tops for the […]

Lockhart announces transfer to Baylor

Two years after donning the color of Texas A&M, former Ennis defensive end James Lockhart he is transferring to Baylor, and he moved to Waco Wednesday. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Athletes of the Week: Landeros and Pita

A pair of underclassmen led the Ennis Lady Lions soccer team to a pair of victories Thursday. Freshman Sammatha Landeros had two goals in a 5-0 win over Lake Worth, while Lizeth Pita booted both goals in the team’s 2-0 win against Alvarado. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

Athlete(s) of the Week: The Maroon 5

The Maroon 5 won four of six games at the M.T. Rice, 20-team tourney in Waco, to win the Silver (Third Place) Division. All six opponents had winning records, and two of their victories came against Class 6A teams. Ennis opens the District 17-5A season at home at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, against […]

Parks Dept. pushes renovations for ball season

While the Ennis little leaguers who take the field every spring and summer are subjected to the hot, Texas sun, the parents might not have to endure the blistering rays much longer thanks to renovations to the ball fields at Bluebonnet Park. Get the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Noel

A 5’6 senior, Alyssa Noel capped an illustrious Cross Country career this week by raking in a handful of trophies, plaques, certificates and edifying words at the Ennis XC Awards Banquet. The three-time All-State athlete will attend St. Edwards University in San Antonio on an athletic scholarship. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis […]

Texas high school football playoff scores, pairings

By The Associated Press CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Championship The Woodlands (15-0) vs. Lake Travis (14-1), 8 p.m. Saturday, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium ___ CLASS 6A DIVISION II State Championship DeSoto (15-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (14-1), 4 p.m. Saturday, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium ___ CLASS 5A DIVISION I State Championship Dallas Highland Park (13-2) vs. Temple […]

Lockhart announces intent to transfer from A&M

Former Ennis High School All-American defensive end James Lockhart will transfer from Texas A&M University where he’s played for the last two seasons, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account Tuesday morning. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Lineup: Texas high school football state championship games

By The Associated Press   CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Championship The Woodlands (15-0) vs. Lake Travis (14-1), 8 p.m. Saturday, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium ___ CLASS 6A DIVISION II State Championship DeSoto (15-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (14-1), 4 p.m. Saturday, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium ___ CLASS 5A DIVISION I State Championship Dallas Highland Park (13-2) vs. […]

Athlete of the Week: Nokoia “Koko” White

The junior dominated the boards during Friday night’s big win at Waco Connally. She poured in 14 points as well to spark a 59-43 triumph against a team with a 12-4 record. The 5’9 White plays at guard on offense and at forward on defense. Ennis, now 9-5, hosts Spruce on Tuesday night. Athlete of […]

Texas high school football playoff scores, pairings

By The Associated Press   CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Semifinals Allen (14-0) vs. The Woodlands (14-0), 1 p.m. Saturday, Austin’s DKR Texas Memorial Stadium Humble Atascocita (12-1) vs. Lake Travis (13-1), 2 p.m. Saturday, San Antonio’s Alamodome State Championship Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium ___ CLASS 6A DIVISION II State […]

Hoopin’ it up from down under

Americans have plenty of misconceptions about Australians, according to members of an Aussie girls’ varsity basketball team that was in Ennis while on a three-week tour of the U.S. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Athlete of the Week: Kiara Glenn

Senior Kiara Glenn, the leading scorer for the Lady Lions, bagged 23 points in a 65-29 tournament win over Roosevelt. Averaging 21 points per game, the speedy guard has a variety of shots in her arsenal. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

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