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Football recruiting is big time in Texas – 18 recent Ennis players playing at next level

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The pipeline for major colleges is once again the Lone Star State, further cementing the state of high school football south of the Red River. According to the current Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, Texas had 412 players signing letters of intent to Football Bowl Subdivision schools, including a nation-leading 378 from high schools. The […]

Ennis volleyball tryouts begin Monday

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Players seeking to earn a place on the Ennis High School volleyball team will have a week to secure their place during tryouts at the Ensign Gym. Over 40 players are expected to be on hand Monday, Aug. 3, for the first day. Two-a-day practices are set for 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. The week […]

Athlete of the Week – Anastasha Andrade

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Anastasha Andrade has enjoyed her share of success and high finishes for the Ennis Cross Country team. A dedicated senior, she is entering her final year in maroon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Cross Country courses charted for Ennis

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Ennis coach Lonnie Redning has released both the high school and the junior high cross country schedules for the fall season. Both squads will compete together at the same location four times, starting with a local meet between Waxahachie and Maypearl. The improving program includes two home events for the EJH team while the varsity […]

Ennis ranked No. 8 in pre-season poll

Like opinions and polls, everyone seems to have one. Ennis appears at No. 8 in the Metroplex according to the Dallas Morning News pre-season rankings. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Waxahachie gridder returns

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Running back Trevon (TRAY-vahn) Smith, who grew up in Ennis schools before transferring to Waxahachie as a freshman, has returned to Ennis for his senior season. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Meet the Ennis Lions

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Fans of fall sports teams at Ennis High School will get their first look at the players and coaches on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Lions Memorial Stadium. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Freshman, junior varsity and varsity football teams, girls and boys cross country teams, tennis teams, and the Ennis volleyball teams will […]

Palmer opens camp on Aug. 3

Fall athletic teams begin preparing for the 2015 fall season at Palmer on Monday, Aug. 3. Most of them start at 8 a.m., according to athletic director and varsity football coach, Don Waddle. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Layne takes over at La Vernia

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Former Ennis offensive coordinator Brandon Layne is the new head coach at La Vernia High School. The deal, which also named Layne as the school’s athletic director, was made official by the LV ISD school board on April 6. It took just four months for the Class 5A state champion Ennis football Lions staff to […]

Archers, marksmen take aim at state

Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games during July 12-18. The competition was held at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Archers, marksmen take aim at state

Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games during July 12-18. The competition was held at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Ennis Cubs state runners-up

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After finishing 5-5 and in a three-way tie for first this spring at Bluebonnet Park, few could anticipate a run to the state finals by the Ennis Cubs. Not only did they roar to the championship game before coming up short, the 15-and-Under team showed a remarkable spirit of sportsmanship. See the report in the […]

McCabe making waves at world archery tournament

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Recent Ennis High School graduate Kayla McCabe was sitting in first place at the NASP world archery tournament in Nashville, Tenn. as of 2 p.m. Friday. She posted this message to Facebook from the tournament: “I shot my personal best today at the NASP world tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. I finished my flight with a […]

Lady Lion netters have nine home matches

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Second year head coach Jonathan Newton has released the 2015 fall girls volleyball schedule for Ennis High School. The Lady Lions will play 18 teams in best-of-three matches, nine of them at home. “We will be an improved ball team this fall,” Newton said, “and that is coming off of an improved season a year […]

85 Speedway lists five race results

Saturday’s field of five dirt track races at Ennis’ 85 Speedway may have endured summer heat, but five drivers found a way into the winners circle. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

There’s no discounting Green Bay QB Rodgers

When it comes to production from NFL quarterbacks, statistics and championships can be miles apart. So can salaries, which Spotrac.com recently illustrated. The website specializes in listing sports contracts, salaries, caps, bonuses and transactions, and the figures being spent on professional signal callers can make Joe Fan dizzy. Thanks to fantasy football, the only numbers […]

Public viewing Thursday of Lions documentary

The Legends of Texas High School Football – the Ennis Lions Story, recently aired on Fox Sports Southwest, will be shown on a big screen in a special community viewing ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ennis High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. […]

Texas Sports Briefs for Thursday, July 23, 2015

Astros ride three homers to beat Red Sox HOUSTON (AP) — Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give Houston a victory over Boston. Collin McHugh (11-5) allowed seven hits and two runs in seven innings to help Houston extend Boston’s losing streak to a […]

Houston to host UIL football finals

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The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced on Tuesday the 2015 UIL Football State Championship games will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston. The finals have been hosted at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in recent years. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Ennis ranked No. 1 in Region II

Cedar Park vs Ennis UIL 5A Division II Final. Played on Dec 19'th 2014 @ AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas.

Despite graduating all but six starters, the defending state champion Ennis Lions were ranked the No. 1 team in Region II of Class 5A according to the Texas High School Coaches Association coaches poll released on Monday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

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