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Wet weather a bummer for Little League

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This spring season has been bleak, to say the least. A season normally known for baseball and softball has seen only about half the Ennis Little League games it normally does to this point, and a field with newly laid grass has yet to be used, causing some players and parents to wonder: “When are […]

Lions scrimmage reveals progress

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Transitioning from being touted as the 2014 Class 5A kings of the jungle to the new edition of the Ennis Lions, the team conducted a scrimmage to mark the end of spring camp. Jack Alvarez and the coaching staff led two units of first and second stringers through an hour-long series of plays at Lions […]

Edwards jumps to the next level

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In front of a crowd of family and fans, Ennis multi-sport athlete Davante Edwards signed a binding National Letter of Intent to enroll as a student and run track at the University of Texas at San Antonio (NCAA Division I). The ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at the Ensign Auditorium. At UTSA he will […]

Lions to play spring scrimmage Tuesday night

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Ennis will play their annual spring game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium. While the team will have a few practices, team meetings and weightlifting sessions remaining, Tuesday will count towards decisions coaches make towards who takes the lead into the summer for starting assignments. Admission is free for fans. See the […]

Lovejoy outlasts Lady Lions, sweep series

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For a second straight game freshman pitcher Monica Monreal held No. 9 Lucas Lovejoy (28-4) in check at the Class 5A Regional semifinals. Like Wednesday, however, the Leopards go to her with a late rally, this time a 6-run sixth toeliminate No. 6 Ennis (23-6), 9-3 in Rockwall. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Beadles retires from SAGU

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By its very nature coaching elicits a degree of second-guessing and criticism. Besides thick skin, SAGU’s Arlon Beadles took an approach that was a blend of old school and southern gentleman. He recently retired following 50 years in the coaching profession, this his 10th season as the head coach of women’s basketball at Southwestern Assemblies of […]

Ennis to take its swings at Lovejoy

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When No. 6 Ennis (23-5) and No. 9 Lovejoy (27-4) meet in the second game of a best-of-three series Friday at Rockwall’s Campbell Complex, the post-season rivals will have plenty at stake. Trailing 1-0 in the Class 5A Region II semifinals, the Lady Lions need to win to play in Saturday’s 1 p.m. decisive third game. A loss on […]

Stuckly jumps to 5th at state track

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Ennis freshman high jumper Katherine Stuckly cleared 5’5” to finish fifth at the Class 5A State Track & Field Championship. Stuckly, the lone freshman to qualify for a berth at state, had hoped to set a personal best at 5’7, which would’ve allowed her to win a medal. Still, the 5-foot-10 Stuckly enjoyed a highly […]

Lions football camps adjusts schedule

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Who said there’s only one sport in Ennis? While football is still king in E-Town, a few other sports hold their own, including tennis and softball. The Lady Lions have advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs, prompting Jack Alvarez, football head coach and athletic director, to alter plans for the conclusion of […]

Bulldogs not intimidated in playoffs

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Forgive the Palmer baseball team if they appear as fearless as an unchained pit bull. Coach Rusty Blankenship’s ball club has faced some ferocious foes and has yet to flinch. They don’t plan on starting now either. The Bulldogs and their misleading 16-6 record head into the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs […]

Lake Bardwell yields record blue catfish

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A local fly fisherman who was wristing home-made tackle mistakenly thought his last cast of the day had snagged something near the bottom. Forty-five minutes later he reeled in a state-record, 35.5 pound blue catfish at nearby Lake Bardwell. Dr. Kirk Brown, 65, a semi-retired anesthesiologist from Waxahachie, along with a friend, David Roberts, were […]

Maliska has successful debut season

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When her plans to attend NCAA Division II St. Edwards University changed, so did Taylor Maliska’s compass. She headed to Weatherford College, 83 miles northwest of Ennis. The two-time All-State pitcher for the Lady Lions had planned to learn under the tutelage of former UT pitching great, Cat Osterman, an assistant coach at SEU in […]

Lions hold season-ending awards banquet

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A season in which Ennis appeared primed for a late season run at the playoffs finished with a disappointing 1-7 stretch, but it didn’t prevent them from enjoying a year-end review during Monday’s team banquet. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Palmer softball season ends

The Palmer Lady Bulldogs lost the final game of their best of three series with Holliday 9-7, ending their 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!

Palmer baseball advances

The exciting conclusion of the Palmer baseball Bi-District series with Peaster would take only 18 minutes. After a 14-inning 2-0 victory Friday night in Joshua, and a 10-inning tie ballgame that was first moved and later called due to weather Saturday night, both teams made the journey back to the turf ball fields of Graford […]

Lady Lions to play DH Friday in Red Oak as weather changes Ennis-Corsicana schedule and location

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The looming threats of thunderstorms through the weekend has led athletic officials at both Ennis and Corsicana to completely change their best-of-three series this weekend in hopes of getting to play at all. Instead of a single game Friday in Ennis, the No. 7 ranked Lady Lions (20-4) will meet the Lady Tigers (17-10) in a double-header Friday in […]

Waking the echoes, Lions look to roar again

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Winning 14 games in a row in back-to-back seasons will get you plenty of attention. It will also get you a target on your back. The four years of the Jack Alvarez era has revived the spirit of champions past, a sort of Wake Up the Echoes, Ennis style. After a 14-1 season two years […]

Super Chevy Cruise from Waxahachie to Ennis

Classic cars are meant for cruising. New cars, too, are meant for cruising! A cruise will kick off the O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex and all Chevy and GM vehicles are invited to join the VIP drive from Waxahachie to Ennis on Saturday, May 16. See the report in the Ennis […]

Motorplex announces RFC chaplain

Racers for Christ chaplains always provide a vitally important service to competitors all over the country. Texas Motorplex is lucky to have a native Texan serve as the RFC chaplain for 2015. David Cox of Cleburne will handle RFC duties for drag racing competitors and fans for the 2015 season. It won’t be the first […]

Five Ennis events to state track

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A year after having a lone member of the Ennis track team advance to the State Track and Field Championships in Austin, the squad had five earn the trip this spring. The Flyin’ Lions, who competed at the Class 5A Regionals over the weekend at UT-Arlington, felt they could have sent more. Still, a freshman […]

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