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Pitching in District 14-5A has been the distinguishing strength between the haves and the have nots this spring. There have been 17 shutouts thrown so far this district season, all but one by the top four teams in the nine-team league. Go up against the opponents’ ace and your bats are threatened with an involuntary […]

Up in the polls

Ennis Pole Vaulter Natalie Tims

Ennis pole vaulter Natalie Tims cleared 8′ during Wednesday’s opening day at the District 14-5A track and Lancaster High School. Her fourth place finish propels her to the area round on April 21. She is not alone, as others on both the girls and boys team advanced. Running events take center stage on Thursday. More […]

Weight of the world

Ennis Dytaveion Hill

Dytaveion Hill brought his A-game to the 2016 State Powerlifting competition this past week in Abilene. He did not place, though the senior, competing in the 148-pound class, did produce personal bests. Against a field of 32, including Class 6A, Hill, who also played for the football Lions, finished at No. 17. His precision and […]

Lady Bulldogs roll to 9-0 district start

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Palmer took on Sunnyvale last week in its second round of district play and defeated the Raiders, 8-0. Teryn Pritchett was in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs and pitched all seven innings, giving up six hits, one walk and striking out 10. Senior Madison Bateman led the team in batting, going three-for-three including a […]

Bulldogs baseball hot in district

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The Palmer Bulldog baseball team is off to a 4-0 start in district behind good pitching and hitting. In their first district game versus Maypearl, Brock Figueroa started the game and pitched five and two- thirds innings, giving up no runs with 10 strikeouts. Shawn Medina came in and pitched the final one and one-third […]

Final road test for Lady Lions

Ennis Mo Monreal head shot

Playing their last road game of the regular season, Ennis meets Mansfield Summit at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Lady Lions are 13-10 in all games, and 9-2 against District 14-5A teams. Both defeats were administered by Legacy, who remains unbeaten in the league. Summit, 9-10 and 4-6, are one of six teams in the […]

Lady Lions roar past Red Oak, 16-1

Jayda Emerson tossed a complete game, two-hitter and Cadie Gillespie drove in four runs to power Ennis to a 16-1 rout of Red Oak on Tuesday night. The game was called in the bottom of the third inning on the 15-run mercy rule. Jayda Emerson tossed a complete game, two-hitter and Cadie Gillespie drove in […]

Ennis rules district tennis tournament

Ennis Tennis Damontre Strawn

Like bowlers setting them up and knocking them down, a focused Ennis tennis team – both the boys and girls squads, won first place at the two-day District 14-5A tournament. Nine players punched their ticket to advance to the regional tourney in Rockwall in two weeks. There were five divisions, boys and girls singles, boys […]

Ennis softball player signs letter of intent

Morelia "Mo" Monreal signs a NLI with MidAmerica Nazarene while flanked by sisters  Monica (far left) and Gabrielle (closest left), and her mother, Luz (far right) and youngest sister Mia. Her father, Kenny, overlooks from behind.

By Mark [email protected] Ennis senior softball player Morelia “Mo” Monreal signed a binding national letter of intent to be a student-athlete at MidAmerica Nazarene University. A Christian liberal arts college located in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe (oh-LAY-tha), Kansas, MNU has 1,900 students on campus and is a member of the NAIA (National Association […]

Rally foiled in seventh, Ennis falls, 5-4

Trying to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat was frustrated when a bases loaded with no outs opportunity produced only one run as Ennis came up short, 5-4, at Mansfield Legacy on Tuesday. A win would’ve moved the Lady Lions into a first place tie. “Both teams came to play and it was a […]

Keever RBI double downs Seguin, 3-2

Ennis Kyle Keever at bat CMYK

Kyle Keever crushed an RBI double to deep leftfield to score Devin Pruski to snap a 2-2 tie in the third inning and Emiliano Gomez and Mason Hopkins combined on a three-hitter to lead Ennis to a 3-2 win over Seguin on Tuesday night. The win keeps the Lions in a two-way tie for first […]

Lions baseball, 11-5, hits the road this week

Toting a five-game string of victories, Ennis, 11-5 overall and 5-1 in District 14-5A, travels to face Seguin in Arlington at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. In their most recent outing the Cougars (3-12 / 1-6 in district) came up short after a solid effort against front-running Legacy (9-4 / 5-1 in district) in 5-1 setback. […]

Lady Lions at Legacy, Tuesday showdown

Ennis Varsity Softball

Hotter than a half-chewed jalapeno, the Ennis softball team will carry plenty of momentum into a key game on Tuesday at Mansfield Legacy. The Lady Lions have won seven consecutive games since their last defeat, a dreary 12-2 performance at home against Legacy. The Lady Broncos are unbeaten in District 14-5A and hold a one-game […]

Skroh grand slam ignites Ennis, 17-2

WHS Varsity Softball 2016

Kinsey Skroh walloped a grand slam and a two-run double and Hallie Hancock drove in four runs to power Ennis to a 17-2 rout of Lake Ridge on Thursday night. In winning their seventh in a row, the Lady Lions’ record improved to 12-9. They are 8-1 in games played against teams from District 14-5A. […]

Lions, Gomez remain tied in first

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Mark Warde [email protected] Senior Emiliano Gomez scattered nine hits over six innings, striking out six and allowed just two earned runs as Ennis built a 10-2 lead and held on for a 10-7 decision over Timberview on Tuesday. The Lions rapped 16 hits, seven of them for extra bases, as the team remained in a […]

Queens of the ring

WHS Varsity Softball 2016

Mark Warde [email protected] The Belinda Carlisle tune in 1988, Circle in the Sand, had nothing to do with the pitching circle in girls softball, but it was a love song. In Ennis, where people love their softball, it is no secret that a team’s success is directly related to those who operate inside the circle […]

Mo-mentous effort scalps Tribe, 14-4

WHS Varsity Softball 2016

Ennis pounded 17 hits, including a three-run homer, and two pitchers combined to stifle Waxahachie during a 14-4 victory on a blustery Tuesday night. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Lady Lions, who boosted their overall record to 11-9 and their District 14-5A mark to 7-1. “The team is playing their best ball […]

Hernandez, Stuckly pace girls track team

  Continuing their impressive start to the spring season, the Ennis varsity girls track and field team placed third among a field of 11 teams at Friday’s Big Green Relays in Waxahachie. Lonnie Redning, the veteran head coach, saw two members of the squad finish first in their category, with a host of others racking […]

Lady Lions plead the fifth, rout Seguin; Emerson hurls second straight shutout

Ennis Varsity Softball vs. Red Oak

  Three weeks after Ennis pitching struggles led to another walk-filled setback, the flip has somehow been switched. Control and aggression have abruptly replaced wildness and, just as quickly, the team’s bats have come to life. Wednesday in Arlington the Lady Lions rolled to their fifth straight win, 18-0, over a Seguin team that, coincidentally, […]

Gomez blanks Eagles, Ennis now 7-5

Emiliano Gomez, a senior right-hander for Ennis, made a first inning run hold up in a 1-0 District 14-5A victory over Lake Ridge. The Lions improved their record in all games to 7-5, eclipsing their 2015 victory total of six. Their current district mark leveled at 1-1. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

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