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Lions fifth among 14 tennis teams

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A young and determined tennis team from Ennis High School placed fifth in a tournament field of 14 schools over the weekend at an event held at the Robert Mertz Tennis Center in Corsicana. The Lions combined to rack up 101 points, well behind a first place Lucas Lovejoy team that had 134. The next […]

Pitching woes continue for Lady Lions

Hardly the start they anticipated, Ennis, with eight of ten starters back from last year’s 26-6 team, continues to struggle like soda water against a cork. Mired in a three-game skid, their bats have been bottled up and their hurlers have yet to hold any of six opponents under five runs. Pitching is surrendering 7.4 […]

Lady Lions fall to Boswell

Playing their third of five tournament games in Mansfield, Ennis fell to Fort Worth Boswell, 5-2, in a game played at Legacy High School on Friday evening. The defeat dropped the Lady Lions to 2-2. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Racers for Christ to be led by Ennis chaplain

As another NHRA Mello Yello professional drag racing series kicked off last weekend in Pomona, Calif., an Ennis resident was on the road for the complete tour. Craig Garland is starting his second season as the director of the NHRA National Event Ministry. His career of combining his faith with racing and being the support […]

Maypearl wins playoff at wire

Maypearl (19-15) will meet Life School of Oak Cliff (17-16) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ennis High School for a berth in the state Class 3A boys basketball tournament. Four teams finished the regular season tied in fourth place in District 12-3A. Only one advances. Since the group all split their regular-season series against […]

Lady Jackets stung in second round

No. 22 ranked Ferris was upset Friday in the second round of the state Class 4A girls basketball playoffs when Gilmer handed the Lady Yellow Jackets a 62-48 setback in a game played at Wills Point. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Ferris boys edged by Kaufman, 45-43

Kaufman slipped past Ferris, 45-43, on Friday in a boys basketball, playoff tie-breaker. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Ennis bats come alive in Thursday sweep

Using a “that’s more like it” performance, Ennis swept a doubleheader over a pair of Class 6A schools, topping Keller Central, 17-5, before rolling over Midlothian by a 15-5 count. The games, part of a three-day tournament in Mansfield, were played at Legacy High School, which will also host a 5 p.m. affair with Class […]

Cochran named to preseason all-area team

Ennis' Michaela Cochran (1) safely slides back to first base on a play in a game against Lovejoy during the sixth inning in game 1 of a best of 3 Class 5A Region II semifinal playoff series at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

While UT-Arlington commit and Timberview senior Mariah Denson reaps a wheelbarrow full of honors, it is Ennis infielder Michaela Cochran who is easily her rival. Both were named to the preseason all-area team. Timberview and Ennis are in District 14-5A, meaning the pair will square-off several times during the season. Last year the T-Wolves won […]

Lady Jackets ranked No. 10 in soccer

Ferris girls soccer appears at No. 10 in the latest poll released on Wednesday by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The Lady Jackets, coached by David Rodriguez, currently sport a 7-2-1 won-lost-tied record. Ferris returns to the pitch on Friday with an away game in Nevada (nah-VAY-dah) against Community High School. Nevada is northwest of […]

Pitching pains cost Ennis softball opener

A good start by Ennis was negated by errant pitching that resulted in a 16-6 loss to Midway on Tuesday in Waco. The softball game was the season opener for both the Lady Lions and the Pantherettes, the latter ranked No. 5 in Class 6A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Senior shortstop Michaela Cochran […]

Lions turnovers fuel Indians rout

Waxahachie routed Ennis, 100-70, to end the season for both teams. The clash had less defense than displayed at an NBA All-Star game. Needing a win and help from two other District 14-5A teams to qualify for the state playoffs, fifth place Waxahachie, 18-10 overall and 9-6 in league action, did their part. The Tribe […]

Ferris advances with 50-38 win over Van

No. 22 ranked Ferris won their 10th consecutive game with a 50-38 bi-district triumph over Van on Tuesday night in Forney. The Lady Jackets led from start to finish, but struggled to dispatch an inspired Lady Vandals team. Ferris, 27-2, built a 27-15 halftime lead and were never seriously threatened. Van finished at 10-19. Senior […]

Lady Bulldog Hoops

The Palmer Lady advanced to the playoffs with its 42-27 victory over Scurry-Rosser on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs led from start to finish, going out quickly, leading at the half by only seven, 22-15. In the third quarter, Scurry turned up the pressure and cut the lead to two, before Palmer went on an 8-0 […]

Palmer Tennis

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The Palmer varsity tennis team competed in the Corsicana Winter Blast this past week. Singles player Rachel Stagner finished the day 1-2, making it to the semifinals in the consolation bracket. In the mixed doubles division, siblings Grace and Nathan Derden and teammates Jessica Hamaker and Josh Mendoza each finished the day 1-1. In girls’ […]

Ennis softball season opens in Waco

A pair of softball powers open the 2016 season on Tuesday in Waco when Ennis and Midway clash this evening. Not known for dodging good opponents, the Class 6A Pantherettes and Class 5A Lady Lions met last year as well. The junior varsity teams meet at 4 p.m. with the varsity squads to follow at […]

High Accuracy Education

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Ennis Junior High was the site of a two-day competition of young archers in four age groups; elementary, intermediate, junior high and senior high. Sanctioned by the National Archery in School Program, around 25 school districts were represented. Two tournaments were held simultaneously, the larger event sponsored by NASP, and another 600 students, who shot […]

Traquan McAdams, fearless and peerless

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A struggling Ennis High School basketball team has been the perfect setting for someone who knows a lot about struggling, and even more about overcoming. Mired in a two-year drought of wins, second year head coach Ted Williams called a junior varsity player up to the varsity level. Devoid of height and experience, the sophomore […]

Tigers now 16-0 in district, tame Lions

  No. 3 ranked Lancaster, now 27-2, found little resistance in a 107-33 victory over Ennis on Tuesday. The Tigers scored 26 or more points in all four quarters to lift their record to 16-0 in District 14-5A. Senior guard Braylan Davis was the lone Lions player to reach double-figures with 15 points. Ismael Carino […]

Lady Lions rout Lancaster, 70-59

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  Mark Warde [email protected] An effective full-court press dismantled Lancaster and paved the way for Ennis to roll to a 70- 59 girls basketball victory on Tuesday. The season finale avenged a 52-50 home loss to the Lady Tigers earlier this season, one of 13 games lost by 10 points or less. “These girls have […]

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