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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.

Lady Lions prevail over Lake Ridge 11-1

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Senior pitcher Taylor Maliska racked up six strikeouts but allowed one run on seven hits Friday night against Mansfield Lake Ridge.

The Mansfield Lake Ridge Lady Eagles came into Ennis on Friday looking to claw their way into the final playoff spot with a win. The Ennis Lady Lions had other plans.

Lions rally for 4-3 win over Eagles

Photo by Bruce Lattimer / Weston Quick was a key component to Friday's 4-3 victory over Mansfield Lake Ridge. The senior caught a number of hits in center field and hit a triple during the fifth inning for three RBI to take the lead.

Errors and hitting troubles made the first four innings difficult for the Ennis Lions (13-9, 5-3) Friday night.

Lions blank Arlington Seguin 4-0

EDN photo by Dave A. Vance / Lion pitcher Cody Navarro pitched a complete game against the Cougars. He only gave up two hits and struck out six batters to keep the Cougars scoreless.

The Ennis Lions (12-9, 4-3) have won their last two games to end the first half of district play.

Lion postseason ends on 4-2 loss

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lions fell short against the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats during the area round of soccer playoffs Friday night. The 4-2 loss ended Ennis’ playoff run.

Postseason play came to an end for the Ennis Lions (14-7-2, 6-3-1) Friday night during the District 4A, Region 2 area round of soccer playoffs.

Lions maul Lancaster Tigers 18-2

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The Ennis Lions (10-9, 2-3) had a powerful offensive outing against the Lancaster Tigers (0-4) Tuesday evening. The Lions finished 18-2 during five innings of play.

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