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Lady Lions Varsity vs. LaVega

Arlandria Harris has been selected to participate in the Texas Shoot-Out, a prestigious all-star game hosted by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Baseball Lions schedule

The Warrior Classic varsity baseball tournament revised its schedule due to the weather. Ennis will play four games, two on Saturday, March 7 and another pair on Monday, March 9. Saturday’s itinerary takes place at Euless Trinity High School with the Lions meeting Lamar and Trinity at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. On Monday […]

Softball home opener moves to Lake Ridge

Ennis (4-1) moved its home opener in softball to Mansfield on Saturday, where they take on Lake Ridge (4-1-1) at 3 p.m.

Palmer 2nd at golf tournament

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The Palmer Bulldogs golf team played in the tournament at Mansfield National on Tuesday, which was shortened to nine holes due to rain.   Read Nikole Waddle’s report. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Golf – disc golf – coming to Ennis

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With spring just around the corner, Ennis is in position to provide Ennisites with a new type of golf course. Expected to be completed this summer, a city disc golf course is currently in the works with former City Commissioner Jess Haupt spearheading the efforts along with the city manager and the Ennis parks committee. […]

Creel signs with Cisco

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Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel signed to play for the Lady Wranglers of Cisco College Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Lady Wranglers are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I, Region 5. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Many football coaching changes in north Texas

One of the nation’s hotbeds for high school football, North Texas, has had plenty of head coaching changes since the end of the 2014 season. The region has produced a line of state championship teams against South Texas teams. It means the competition has ratcheted up the desire to produce successful prep programs. Three Ellis […]

Ennis native wins 400th

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Waxahachie Lady Indians soccer coach and an Ennis native, Jason Venable earned his 400th career win after his team posted a 4-0 victory over Arlington Seguin Monday night at Lumpkins Stadium. Overall, Venable, a 1987 Ennis High School graduate, holds a career record of 400-190-72. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Nine Lions named Class 5A All-State

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / All-Stater James Lockhart lines up opposite a South  Oak Cliff offensive lineman.

To the victor goes the spoils, along with plenty of hardware, too. The Texas Sports Writers Association released their Class 5A All-State Team and it reflects both the Division I champions, Aledo, and Ennis, the kingpins in Division II.

Ennis Softball off to 4-1 start

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One week into the new season, it appears only one thing can cool off the Ennis varsity softball team. The weather. The Lady Lions are off to a 4-1 start after a three-day tournament in Mansfield. They hope to finally play at home Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. Click here to sign up for […]

Ennis powerlifters aim for regional berth

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Six members of the Ennis Lions powerlifting team competed and placed well in Arlington at the Oak Ridge School Iron Championships.

Softball roster has 11 underclassmen

Senior Courtlyn Benitez brings experience and leadership to the field.

First year head coach Magen Butler released the Ennis softball team roster on Thursday and it includes two seniors among the 13 players who made the cut.

The deal is sealed: Lockhart, Thomspon, Kuehn, Lane sign LOI

EDN photo by Mark Warde / National Signing Day at Ennis began with James Lockhart, flanked by his parents - Jennifer Nunnery and James Lockhart, Sr., signing with Texas A&M University. He was recruited to play defensive end.

Three standout football players and a four-time All-District soccer star from Ennis High School signed a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday morning with four Texas colleges.

Annual Powder Puff football game ends in tie

www.photosbylezley.com / Senior Sarah Slovak  catches a pass and carries the ball into the end zone, splitting two defenders, during Thursday's Powder Puff football game. She had the lone score for her team in a 6-6 tie.

Sometimes in sports, the roles have to be reversed.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

Photo courtesy of The News  Tribune's Dean J. Kopfler / Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is heading to Waxahachie as the new football coach, according to multiple reports.

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

Former Cowboys QB taking head coaching job in Waxahachie


Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

Lockhart plays in All-American Bowl

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) clowns around with James Lockhart during media day in San Antonio. RG3 won the Heisman trophy at Baylor three years ago.

Ennis High School defensive end James Lockhart and his teammates on West All-Stars defeated the East,

Lions to Lions: State champs pay visit to local club

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Lions head coach Jack Alvarez holds up the plaque he received from the Ennis Host Lions Club at the group's weekly meeting Wednesday.

Weeks after the Ennis Lions football state championship win, the community is still celebrating.

Costly second quarter sinks Lions

www.photosbylezley.com / Scott Muirhead triggers on of five triples he made against Timberview.

A turnover-filled second quarter in which Ennis was outscored 23-5 proved too much to overcome in a 76-48 loss Mansfield Timberview on Tuesday night.

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