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Ennis soccer sweeps Lancaster

Mark Warde [email protected] Following a slower than desired start to the 2016 soccer season, both the Ennis girls and boys soccer teams earned wins over Lancaster on Tuesday. Jackeline Hernandez scored late to spark the Lady Lions to a 1-0 triumph before three different players scored in the first half for a 3-1 boys victory […]

District opposition revealed to coaches

Dallas-area football coaches and athletic directors gathered to view the new UIL realignment that was announced at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Complex in North Richland Hills, on Monday, February 1, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

Mark Warde [email protected] Months of speculation unfolded in front of high school athletic directors and coaches on Friday morning when the University Interscholastic League announced the classification and district alignment for hundreds of schools across the state. Enrollment and attendance figures altered the landscape for some, which led to adjusting the districts each team will […]

Football Awards Banquet


Mark Warde [email protected] Reliving the fourth straight post-season berth by Ennis helped make Thursday’s end-of- season banquet a festive event for the Lions and their fans. Hosted by the Tabernacle Church, around 300 took part in a catered barbecue dinner and a program of highlights, honors and awards. Head coach Jack Alvarez was the emcee, […]

Will Corbett signs with Wayland Baptist University

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William Corbett signed last week to play baseball as a Pioneer at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview Texas. Wayland Baptist is in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or NAIA, division I. The Pioneers finished last season with a 34-23 overall record, including 14-8 in the SAC, and just missed an at-large bid to the […]

Ennis track prepares for spring season

Mark Warde [email protected] Winter still owns the next 35 days in North Texas, but it isn’t preventing high school athletes from getting a jump on preparations for the approaching spring season. In Ennis, the girls softball team and both the girls and boys track teams have completed a week of conditioning with baseball cracking bats […]

Ennis, Palmer, Ferris to learn district fate on Monday

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  High schools across the state will learn on Monday morning which district they are assigned to by the University Interscholastic League. The alignments will last for the next two seasons. Classification numbers, based on enrollment figures, were released by the UIL in December. As a result a number of schools have moved up or […]

Doubles teams shine at Polar Bear

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Two weeks into the 2016 spring tennis season and all elements of Ennis tennis are off to a great start. Singles and doubles competition has brought out the best in both the boys and girls players, which was clearly evident in Friday’s Polar Bear event in Ennis. Numerous players and duos experienced winning efforts, including […]

Lady Lions enjoy home sweet win

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It was a long time coming, but the first win at home this season, for either the Ennis girls or boys basketball teams was one to savor. Fending off a feverish comeback by Red Oak in which they knotted the score at 43, the Lady Lions scored the next seven points and held on for […]

Coaching the can’t miss kid

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I tried the whistle and clipboard. It was fun, creative and invigorating – at times. Communicating and building camaraderie came easily. But it didn’t take long to see that when I had good players, we won. When we didn’t, we didn’t. Trouble is, many an adult believe they could do better. Add to that, a […]

Hawks fly past Ennis, 83-56

A mix of three-pointers and dunks propelled Red Oak to a convincing 83-56 win over Ennis on Friday at the Ensign Gym. The Lions couldn’t overcome both their defensive liabilities combined with turnovers as the visitors improved to 13-11 overall and 6-6 in District 14-5A. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click […]

Texas Motorplex voted NHRA Divison 4 Track of the Year

Texas Motorplex was named the NHRA Division 4 Track of the Year over the weekend at the South Central’s annual awards banquet. The honor is given to the facility based on voting by racers. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Palmer Lady Bulldogs

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The Palmer Lady Bulldogs picked up a much needed win over Scurry-Rosser on Tuesday of this week. The Lady Bulldogs trailed at the half 18-13. In the second half, they picked up the energy on both ends of the floor by outscoring the Lady Wildcats 28-12, and winning the game 41-30. Palmer was led by […]

Girls drop match to Summit

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Before the boys soccer team took the field Tuesday night, there were the girls, who played a tough match and failed to get a result against Mansfield Summit, who took the match, 1-0. The girls possessed the ball longer than they ever have in the past two years, according to Stapleton, and showed signs of […]

Ennis boys earn tie against Summit

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After going up 1-0 against Mansfield Summit Tuesday night at Lion Memorial Stadium, the Ennis boys soccer team found themselves clawing back in at the end just to earn a draw. Uriel Espino scored the first goal, a strike from more than 35 yards out, to put his team up in the middle of the […]

Ferris girls win, boys fall

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  A tightly-contested game swung dramatically late in the third quarter as Crandall went from four-points down to seize control en route to a 59-43 victory over Ferris in boys basketball on Tuesday. Meanwhile, on the strength of a dominating performance by senior center Taylor Abrone, No. 20 ranked Ferris thumped arch-rival Crandall, 45-29, in […]

Palmer Basketball’s hard-fought battles

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Nikole Waddle Contributor The Palmer basketball teams lost hard-fought battles Tuesday night to Life Oak Cliff. The Lady Bulldogs lost a physical game, 63-47. The loss ended the Palmer’s three game winning streak. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Dominique Flores who scored 19 points. Kendall Waddle added 10 points and Sierra Stone and Teryn […]

Slovacek, Shorrock doubles team wins tournament

  Starting the 2016 tennis season on the right foot, Ennis performed well during their annual Frostbite Tournament, which concluded on Friday. Competing against a field of eight other schools, the Lions picked up a number of individual wins, including some who won three or four matches in a row. Among them was the boys […]

Lady Lions clipped at the wire, 56-53

Being close should count for something, though for the Ennis girls basketball team it has only meant a long series of disappointments. Friday’s tilt in Mansfield witnessed another solid effort go awry at the wire when Legacy rallied to edge Ennis, 56-53. It was the 13th time this season the team has lost by 10-points […]

Broncos buck Lions, 43-37

In arrears at intermission, 24-11, Mansfield Legacy erupted to outscore Ennis 32-13 in the second half to complete a 43-37 triumph. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Varsity tennis squad taking shape

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Thirty players have made the grade for selection on the 2016 Ennis varsity tennis team; 15 members on both the boys and girls groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

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