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Freshmen start season, win 2-1

The Ennis High School freshman volleyball team defeated North Mesquite in their season opener on Monday by taking the match two games to one.

Netters add new coach; scrimmage today

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Mark Warde, [email protected] Ennis High School signed Lydia Metcalfe as the head coach of the Junior Varsity volleyball team this week according to assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick. She completes the coaching staff after Jonathan Newton stepped up from the JV squad to the varsity post when Rachel Wolf accepted a position elsewhere. Click here […]

Offensive playmakers return in District 16-5A

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Ennis High School players report to camp in a week and expectations are high according to preseason prep football magazines.

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say. Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair on a campus bike path with a long-barreled pistol. […]

Lockhart picks A&M over Alabama

Ennis Daily News photo by Tye Chandler / Malik Jenkins (42) and James Lockhart (9) are a couple of very interesting players to track this spring on the defensive side of the ball.

Before an audience of family, friends and Ennis High School teammates, senior defensive end James Lockhart announced on Friday he will enroll at Texas A&M in the fall of 2015.

Lockhart commits to A&M

Here’s a video from Friday’s announcement that Ennis High football star James Lockhart will attend Texas A&M on a football scholarship in 2015.   Lockhart Commitment

Hammel 0-3 for A’s after 4-1 loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) — Jason Hammel, the other pitcher the Oakland Athletics got in the trade with Jeff Samardzija , is still adjusting to his new team. And is still without a victory. Hammel lost his third consecutive start since coming to the AL West-leading Athletics from the Chicago Cubs on July 5, allowing four runs […]

Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing 

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd’s body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. Lloyd, of Boston, was dating […]

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio […]

Palmer releases 2014 football schedule

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A year after finishing 4-6, there is plenty of optimism in the air at Palmer High School. The Bulldogs have 17 starters returning and a new head coach in Don Waddle.

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits. Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of […]

Rangers catcher Soto arrested for marijuana possession 

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Police in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine say Soto was stopped Wednesday for speeding and found with the drug. He was freed Thursday after posting $500 bail. Sgt. Robert Eberling says the 31-year-old Soto was cooperative […]

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI in a first-person […]

Hollingsworth heads to Nationals

Ennis High School all-state outfielder Julia Hollingsworth, one of several starters who will lead next year’s Lady Lions, is headed to a national softball tournament.

Motorplex adds Carter to staff

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The Texas Motorplex has announced the hiring of Andy Carter. He will serve in both business and sales development according to Gabrielle Stevenson, president and general manager.

American Legion girls state bound

The Ennis American Legion girls 8-and-Under team after sweeping four teams at the district tournament in Kerens. They are now headed to Temple for the 10-team state tournament next week.

After pasting local and area competition, the Ennis American Legion 8-and-Under girls team will take their baseball game to the state level next week in Temple.

Pistorius defense team closes case 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete’s murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict. Final arguments are scheduled for Aug. 7-8. Lawyer Barry Roux said he had finished calling witnesses to testify […]

Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia meet 

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week. The Bulldog Grand Slam will feature some of the top teams in the country, including Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Lochte’s SwimMAC Carolina team based in Charlotte. Phelps, who has […]

Agent: Heat, F Josh McRoberts agree on 4-year deal 

MIAMI (AP) — Josh McRoberts has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Miami Heat, a deal that could be worth about $23 million. His agent, Mike Conley Sr., said Monday McRoberts will get the full mid-level exception, starting at about $5.3 million next season. Contracts begin getting signed Thursday. McRoberts averaged 8.5 points […]

Softball coach moves to EJHS

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After leading the Ennis High School girls softball team to new heights during the past decade, head coach Rodney McNeill has resigned to accept an offer to become an assistant principal at Ennis Junior High.

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