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Noel qualifies for state cross country

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Mark Warde [email protected] Lonnie Redning joined the Ennis coaching staff in 1998, and took the reins of the cross country program in 2000. The season this fall, if not the best in his tenure, ranks in the top three. In Monday’s Class 5A girls regional 5K, with the entire squad of seven competing, the Lady […]

Palmer volleyball season comes to close

The Palmer Lady Bulldog Volleyball team’s season came to a close Tuesday night in one of their most anticipated games of the year. Although the Palmer team was not able to get the victory in the match, they did take the second place Sunnyvale Raiders to four games, winning the first game in exciting fashion, […]

Draw for tennis regionals is tonight

Coaches from area Class 5A teams who advanced to the Region II tennis tournament, will meet on Thursday evening to draw seedings for the event, which will take place Friday and Saturday in Rockwall. Ennis, a perennial power, is one of eight teams who have qualified for regionals. Their work is cut out for them […]

Evidence of day well-spent

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Mark Warde [email protected] Proving they were, in fact, fishing on Sunday, Oct. 18 on Lake Whitney, a pair of fishermen from Ennis produced evidence they also had validation of their activities with a haul of over 20 striped bass. Todd Krueger, a manager at Trac-Work, and Scott Bird, reported they caught the fish while trolling […]

Ennis, five seniors put wraps on year

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis finished the 2015 volleyball season on Tuesday, swept in straight sets by No. 14 Waxahachie 3-0; 25-9, 25-14 and 25-11. The Lady Lions closed the year at 15-19, six losses less than in 2014. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

No weather woes for Palmer: Bulldogs grab second district win Monday

Palmer High School Varsity Football 2015

Justin Tubbs [email protected] The rains that plagued North Texas football last Friday didn’t seem to have a negative effect on the Palmer Bulldogs, who pulled out their second win of the season and firmly made their presence known in District 9-3A. Head coach Don Waddle actually thought, if anything, the rescheduled game had a positive […]

Lions Insider: Hugh, Stu and Tater talk coin-toss loss

Last Friday’s wacky weather prompted a large number of games to be postponed until the following day, when better than expected weather prevailed. A few had to be played on Monday due to flooding. Ennis and Lufkin, the latter who reportedly turned down several prior attempts to avoid the trip Friday and simply play the […]

Improved play marks Ennis netters

Mark Warde [email protected] After sweeping Lancaster earlier in the week, a new rotation fueled Ennis to a comeback victory in the first game of the series on Friday against Seguin. The Lady Cougars regrouped and took the match, 3-1, for their fourth district win of the season. The Lady Lions, with a pair of league […]

Lions lose game that never was

Mark Warde [email protected] Friday’s anticipated district showdown between Lufkin and Ennis, after being delayed over three hours by lightning, was decided by a coin toss. Todd Quick, the visiting head coach, called “tails” correctly and his Panthers won the game, 2-0, without even getting wet. The victorious flick of the wrist, which was done by […]

Ennis XC takes on regional muddy track

Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis Cross Country has an opportunity to surpass the heights of previous runners when they battle 32 girls and boys teams at the Class 5A, Region II at 9 a.m. on Monday at Grand Prairie’s Lynn Creek Park. At stake is a berth at the state meet in Austin. The entire Lady […]

Palmer XC runner advances to regional

The Palmer boys and girls cross country teams made the short trip to Waxahachie on Monday to compete in the 12-3A district meet. Running his personal best time for the year with a time of 18:03 was Ethan Ramirez, who placed eighth in the varsity division and will advance to the regional meet. See the […]

Palmer volleyball team splits pair

The Palmer volleyball team split games this week, beating Faith Family Academy on Friday, but losing to Scurry Rosser on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs are now in fifth place in the 8 team district and will have to win out the last two games of the season, and get some help from other teams to […]

Palmer takes first district loss, 41-14

Justin Tubbs [email protected] Before they could get anything going Friday night in Blooming Grove, the Palmer Bulldogs found themselves down 28-0 midway through the second quarter. The rest of the game was Palmer trying to play catch-up, but the night ended with a 41-14 Blooming Grove victory. Juanye Pyburn, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound back, who Palmer […]

Lady Lions ending season with a rush

Mark Warde [email protected] Closing the season with improved play, Ennis took Mansfield Timberview to four games on Friday before falling in the final set, 26-24. A week after dropping a similar match to Red Oak, also in four, a slow-starting Lady Lions team again found themselves in arrears, two games to nil after the Wolves […]

Fumbles, flags are thorns in Ennis setback

Mark Warde [email protected] No. 14 Ennis lost three fumbles, including one on the first play of the game, and John Tyler redeemed each gift with a touchdown in a 40-29 triumph at the Rose Stadium in East Texas. It was the third loss of the season for Team Maroon, all on the road, and each […]

Every time that flag’s unfurled: The story behind the Ennis football black flag

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Mark Warde [email protected] Inspiration can spring from a myriad of sources. During a speech to the football team by longtime Ennis assistant coach Steve Marrow, an idea was fostered in the heart of one of those players. It led to the creation of the black flag that leads the team onto the gridiron on Fridays. […]

Cross country girls shine at district meet

Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis varsity girls cross country team elevated their already stellar season by finishing second at the District 14-5A meet at Grand Prairie on Thursday, while the junior varsity took top honors in their own race. The varsity boys came in sixth place, an improvement from a year ago and the junior varsity […]

Palmer girls lose a pair

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The Palmer Lady Bulldogs had two tough road games this week and fell short in both. Friday, they traveled to Maypearl and took on the district’s undefeated Lady Panthers. Losing the match 0-3 with scores 15-25, 16-25, 5-25, the Lady Bulldogs never really found their rhythm and had a few too many errors. Haley Coffey […]

Lions tennis wins district crown

Ennis Lion Tennis 2015

Ennis routed Waxahachie on Tuesday by taking 16 of 19 matches to clinch their sixth consecutive district championship. The team has won the crown 15 times during the 20 year tenure of head coach Keith Howard. The team will take a 12-1 overall record and their 8-0 district mark to next week’s district tournament, which Ennis will […]

EJH hosts district XC meet on Thursday

Cross Country 2015

Lonnie Redning, head coach and director of cross country within the EISD, is optimistic about both the girls and boys teams at Ennis Junior High. They play host to the district XC event on Thursday, which will pit them against four area middle school squads. It will take place at 5 p.m. behind the campus […]

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