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Comeback Lions clinch region

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Neither freezing precipitation nor the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (12-2, 6-1, 10-4A) could hold the Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) at bay Thursday night.

Lions taking on Pirates

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The potential for inclement weather won’t stop the Ennis Lions (13-0, 7-0, 15-4A) from facing the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (12-1, 6-1, 10-4A) in the Class 4A District II Region II finals. The game has been moved from Allen on Friday to Kincaide Stadium in Dallas tonight.

Varsity Lions win out over Jackrabbits

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The Ennis Lions (2-4) hosted the Forney Jackrabbits Tuesday night and sent the Jackrabbits hopping back home with a loss. The Lions outscored the Jackrabbits in three of the four quarters to claim a ­62-50 victory.

Rokas overcomes injury to excel at OBU

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Doctors told Ennis-native Allie Rokas if she continued playing volleyball, she may end up paralyzed. Now, after injury forced her off the court for a year and a half, the Ennis High School graduate is at a new school pursing her dream of playing the game she loves.

Ennis fights for win in Arlington

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions claimed the 4A Division II Region II semifinal championship Friday night after a 46-25 victory over Frisco.

The Ennis Lions (13-0) muscled their way to a 46-25 victory over the Frisco Raccoons (9-4) in the Class 4A Division II regionals.

Christmas production coming to new theater

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Terence Williams, No. 22, and the Ennis High School Lions varsity football squad are preparing for the first Ennis appearance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday in the third-round playoff appearance against the Frisco Raccoons.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) are one step further into the 4A Division II playoffs after last Friday’s 64-13 blowout over Lucas Lovejoy in the area round of the playoffs. The Lions spent Tuesday morning practicing at an indoor field in Forney in preparation for Friday’s regional game against the Frisco Raccoons (9-3, 5-2, 13-4A).

Lions seal convincing area playoffs win

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The Ennis Lions defense dominated Lucas Lovejoy at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie on Friday, clearing the way for a startling offensive effort for a second-round playoff game. Ennis topped Lucas 64-13 and is headed for AT&T Stadium on Friday.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) ran clear over the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards (8-4, 5-2, 13-4A) Friday night to snatch a 64-13 victory in the Class 4A Division II area playoffs.

Lions prepare for area game in Waxahachie

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lions had a long practice Tuesday night in preparation for the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards on Friday night.

As the Ennis community becomes more excited with each accolade the Ennis Lions (11-0, 7-0, 15-4A) achieve this season, Lion head coach Jack Alvarez has been focusing on coaching his team to a state championship title.

Lions fall to Prestonwood Christian 66-48

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The Ennis Lions (1-4) have had a rocky start to the 2013 basketball season but are using the difficult games against traditionally successful teams to prepare the team for district play.

Ferris falls to Princeton 50-22, exit playoffs

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The Ferris Yellowjackets couldn’t stop the Princeton Panther offense Friday night, losing 50-22 and exiting the Division 3A football playoffs.

Lions take down Eagles in Round 1

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions took down the Lindale?Eagles 62-17 on Friday night to win the bi-district championship and advance to the area round of the playoffs. Turn to page 6 for complete coverage of Friday’s game.

The Ennis Lions (11-0, 15-4A) annihilated the Lindale Eagles (3-8, 16-4A) Friday night in the bi-district round of the playoffs. The 62-17 slaughter ended Lindale’s playoff run and the Lions advance to the area round next weekend.

JV Lions fall 76-27 to Pirates

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The Ennis Lion (0-1) boy’s junior varsity basketball team struggled in their season debut against the Mesquite Poteet Pirates Tuesday evening. The Pirates controlled all four quarters and claimed a 76-27 victory over the Lions.

Ennis preps in the cold for Lindale playoff game

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The Ennis Lions (10-0, 7-0, 15-4A) will head to Mesquite on Friday to face the Lindale Eagles (3-7, 2-3, 16-4A) at E.H. Hanby Stadium for the bi-district round of playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Pirates plunder victory from Lions

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The Ennis Lion (0-1) boy’s varsity basketball team kicked off the 2013 season at home Tuesday night against the Mesquite Poteet Pirates.

Lions eviscerate Indians 61-28

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Ennis reclaimed the U.S. 287 sign after a convincing victory over the Waxahachie Indians on Friday. The 61-28 win carries the Lions’ record to 10-0 for the regular season, and they head to the playoffs on Nov. 15. Dona Thompson caught three receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns during the Battle of 287.

The Ennis Lions (10-0, 7-0) accomplished a goal Friday night that only a few teams have achieved in Ennis history. They went undefeated for the entire regular season after demolishing the Waxahachie Indians (3-7, 1-6) 61-28 in the Battle of 287 for the final game of the regular season.

JV Lions crush Indians 35-8, win district crown

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The Ennis Lions (9-1, 7-0) junior varsity squad wrapped up the 2013 season Thursday night by running over the Waxahachie Indians (5-5) for a 35-8 victory. The Lions finished the season undefeated in district play and claimed back-to-back district championships.

Week 10: Battle of 287 up ahead

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Coach Jack Alvarez preps the team at Tuesday's practice.

The 2013 15-4A district champion Ennis Lions (9-0, 6-0) and Waxahachie Indians (6-2, 2-4) will take to the field in Waxahachie on Friday for the much anticipated Battle of 287.

Ennis cross country season races to a close

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The Region II-4A Cross-Country Championships were held at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Saturday.

Kozlovsky’s work ethic producing results

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Middle linebacker Dalton Kozlovsky is one of the top five defensemen for the Ennis Lions.

Week 9: Lions look to trounce Tigers

Photo by Dave A. Vance / With severe storms forecasted for Wednesday, the Lions practiced hard Tuesday afternoon. Lion head coach Jack Alvarez praised the team for having one of the best overall Tuesday practices of the season.

The undefeated Ennis Lions (8-0, 5-0) host the Lancaster Tigers (4-4, 3-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the last home game of the season.

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