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Lady Lions earn chance to win crown

Ennis Lady Lions vs. Hallsville Region II Finals Game 2

In a season filled with milestone victories, the No. 4 ranked Ennis softball team has now earned the chance to add to the list. They won a berth in this week’s state semifinals, Friday morning in Austin.

Softball one game away from Austin

Ennis Lady Lions vs. Hallsville Region II Finals Game 1

BULLARD — After squandering several scoring opportunities, No. 5 ranked Ennis finally broke through with five runs in the sixth inning to post a 7-3 triumph over No. 2 Hallsville at Brook Hill School’s Schwaub Field.

Ennis advances to Elite Eight

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The Ennis High School softball team continues to follow the seasoned leadership of head coach Rodney McNeill. For 10 years he has been at the helm and for a decade the Lady Lions have cleared one hurdle after another.

Ranch gets Lions football

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Corsicana-based radio station 106.9 The Ranch will once again broadcast Ennis sports starting next fall, according to the station’s sales manager Nick Jordan.

Lady Lions rout Poteet, advance

Ennis Lady Lions freshman Samantha Martinez (14) was greeted by teammates Friday night after blasting a three-run home run in the sixth inning against Mesquite Poteet.

RED OAK — Playing like a team destined for a higher finish, No. 5 ranked Ennis built an 11-0 lead and coasted to an 11-5 rout of Mesquite Poteet on Friday before a standing room only crowd at Red Oak High School.

Ennis answers the bell, knocks out Poteet, 10-5

Ennis Lady Lions vs. Mesquite Poteet Region II Semifinals Game 1

RED OAK — The No. 5 ranked Ennis High School softball team stood tall on Thursday, countering everything Mesquite Poteet threw at them with an impressive 10-5 win in the opener of a best-of-three series.

Lions wrap baseball season with banquet

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The Ennis Lions put a wrap on the baseball season Tuesday night with the end-of-season banquet to honor outstanding players on the junior varsity and varsity teams.

Lady Lions meet Poteet tonight in Red Oak

Ennis Lady Lions vs. Texas High School regional II Quarterfinals Game 2

Having progressed as part of the 16 remaining teams in Class 4A, the Ennis High School softball team begins a best-of-three series tonight in nearby Red Oak.

Ennis rises to No. 5 in state

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Ennis Lady Lions left fielder Julia Hollingsworth beat the tag for a leadoff triple Friday night against the Jacksonville Maidens. The Lady Lions held on for a 13-5 victory to clinch the bi-district championship.

The Ennis High School softball team moved up one spot to No. 5 in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A poll.

Ennis advances to play Mesquite Poteet

MINEOLA — No. 6 ranked Ennis Lady Lions beat Texarkana 4-0 Saturday to advance in the state girls softball playoffs. Check out Sunday’s paper for more details.

Previewing Ennis softball regional quarterfinal

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The No. 6 ranked Ennis softball team, a week after getting a monkey off its back, is in position to advance deeper in the Class 4A playoffs.

Ennis tramples Lovejoy in 18-1 rout

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The Ennis Lady Lions, fresh off a comeback victory Friday night, dismantled the Lovejoy Lady Leopards 18-1 in five innings on Saturday morning.

Ennis evens series with 14-8 triumph

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LUCAS — Rylie Robertson ripped a tie-breaking, two-run double to give the Ennis High School softball team a 10-8 lead en route to a 14-8 win over Lovejoy on Friday night in the Area Round playoffs.

Lady Lions fall 9-2 to Lovejoy

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The Ennis Lady Lions didn’t hit one ball past the infield Thursday night, losing to the Lovejoy Lady Leopards 9-2 and find themselves playing tonight for their playoff lives.

Lady Lions square off with Lucas Lovejoy

www.photosbylezley.com / Lana Pate and the rest of the Ennis Lady Lions softball squad will face Lucas Lovejoy at the local stadium in Ennis at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The State Class 4A softball tournament reaches the Area Round when Ennis High School hosts Lucas Lovejoy on Thursday to begin a best of three series.

Lions end season with 5-3 loss to Hawks

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Catcher Mason Hopkins drove in the first Lion run during the fifth inning Saturday with a hit to third base that was mishandled.

The season came to a close for the Ennis Lions baseball team (15-14, 7-8) Saturday afternoon. After falling 6-3 to Seguin on Friday, the Lions were set to face the Red Oak Hawks (18-12, 8-7) on Saturday for a tie-breaker to determine who would clinch the fourth place district finish and head into the playoffs.

Lady Lions rally for 13-5 victory

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Ennis Lady Lions left fielder Julia Hollingsworth beat the tag for a leadoff triple Friday night against the Jacksonville Maidens. The Lady Lions held on for a 13-5 victory to clinch the bi-district championship.

Despite allowing two multiple-run home runs early in the game, the Ennis Lady Lions held on to triumph over the Jacksonville Maidens 13-5 and clinch the bi-district championship Friday.

Lions blank Lancaster 11-0

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Ennis Lion shortstop Ian Graham led the Lion offense to an 11-0 victory Friday night. He hit two triple and had three RBI against the Lancaster Tigers.

Good Friday proved to be a very good Friday for the Ennis Lions. While most other schools in the district played their baseball games on Thursday, the Lions (15-11, 7-5) and Lancaster Tigers (0-12) went head to head on Friday with the Lions blanking the Tigers 11-0 in five innings.

Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez’s 1st shutout

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Martin Perez turned toward first base, waiting for the call he hoped was coming. When the umpire’s arm went up signaling a strikeout on Dayan Viciedo’s check-swing with a full count, the young Texas Rangers left-hander pumped his fist and waited for a hug from catcher Robinson Chirinos. Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first […]

Lions in fourth place after 11-2 loss to Jaguars

File photo /  catcher Emiliano Gomez took over catching duties during the sixth inning and entered the lineup. He hit a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in Ennis' only two runs with a double to right field late in the seventh.Lion catcher Emiliano Gomez took over catching duties during the sixth inning and entered the lineup. He hit a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in Ennis' only two runs with a double to right field late in the seventh.

The Ennis Lions (14-11, 6-5) faced a different Mansfield Summit Jaguar (17-8-2, 9-2) team Tuesday night than the squad they faced in March.

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