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Lion postseason ends on 4-2 loss

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lions fell short against the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats during the area round of soccer playoffs Friday night. The 4-2 loss ended Ennis’ playoff run.

Postseason play came to an end for the Ennis Lions (14-7-2, 6-3-1) Friday night during the District 4A, Region 2 area round of soccer playoffs.

Lions maul Lancaster Tigers 18-2

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The Ennis Lions (10-9, 2-3) had a powerful offensive outing against the Lancaster Tigers (0-4) Tuesday evening. The Lions finished 18-2 during five innings of play.

Lady Lions steamroll Lancaster 16-1

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The Ennis Lady Lions (21-4, 8-0 in district), fresh of an 11-0 victory over Mansfield Summit on Friday, put away the Lancaster Lady Tigers 16-1 in three innings on Monday night.

Lions lose 3-2 to Corsicana; finish third in district

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The district championship was up for grabs by the Ennis Lion (14-6-2, 6-3-1) boys varsity soccer team Friday evening at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana.

Lions in a slump; fall 6-0 to Broncos

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An offensive slump left the Ennis Lions (9-8, 1-2) at the mercy of the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (11-6, 3-0) Tuesday evening. The Lions were unable to score runs and fell 6-0 to the Broncos.

Morales hits grand slam to end Ennis tourney

Ennis Daily News photos by Dave A. Vance / Ian Graham struck out seven batters and had one earned run during his five innings of pitching against Forney.

The Ennis Lions (8-6) wrapped up the Ennis Booster Club Classic tournament Saturday evening with an 8-5 victory over the Forney Jackrabbits after dropping Friday’s game 7-3 to Corsicana.

Lady Lions trounce Indians in six innings

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Senior first baseman Kayla Prachyl hit the winning double Thursday night against Waxahachie, ending the game 15-5 in the sixth inning.

The Ennis Lady Lions (2-0 in district) managed to send the Waxahachie Lady Indians home early Thursday night despite what Coach Rodney McNeill called pitcher Taylor Maliska’s hardest night in the circle yet.

Pontley puts Ferris in the record books

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Nearly flawless, record-breaking games don’t happen often for high school baseball players.

Lions split 2-2 after two days of tourney play

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The Ennis Lions (2-2) traveled to Waco on Thursday for the three-day Waco ISD Invitational baseball tournament.

Lion soccer tears down Waxahachie

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The Ennis Lion (9-3-2, 1-0-1) boys varsity soccer team is off to a strong district start this season.

Lionbackers work on baseball field

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We may be in the middle of winter, but out at the Ennis High School baseball field — it has been baseball season for a while.

87-44 loss ends Lions’ playoff hopes

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The Ennis Lions (8-14, 5-8) headed out on the road Friday yearning to pull the curtains over the top team in district.

Lion stars shine bright on Signing Day

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Wednesday marked the day many Ennis High School senior student athletes have been waiting for — National Signing Day.

Lions come back, topple Summit 59-57

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The Ennis Lions fought back from a nine-point deficit at halftime to snatch a hard-fought victory from the Mansfield Summit Jaguars 59-57.

Lions honored at football banquet

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Coach Jack Alvarez and Greg Davis (not pictured) presented Jahshawn Johnson with the prestigious Jack Lummus Fighting Heart Award on Thursday at the Lion Football Awards Banquet.

Thursday evening was a memorable evening for Ennis Lion football athletes.

Hawks scratch out win over Lions

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The Red Oak Hawks (6-13, 3-7) narrowly averted a loss to the Ennis Lions (8-13, 3-7) Tuesday night.

Varsity logs win over Mansfield Lake Ridge

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Lion head coach Jerry Mason (pictured) and the coaching staff made adjustments to the playing style of the Lions that led the squad to a 41-36 victory Friday night against Mansfield Lake Ridge.

The Ennis Lions (8-12, 3-6) unveiled a new style of play against the Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles (18-6, 6-3) that resulted in a 41-36 victory Friday night.

Josh Brent found guilty

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown. Brent, 25, showed no reaction when he learned the verdict. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs in front of crying family members who were in the front row […]

Cougars claw victory from Lions

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The Ennis Lions (7-12, 2-6) were looking to defeat the Arlington Seguin Cougars (11-12, 6-2) Tuesday night but Seguin took advantage of turnovers and rebounds to finish on top 66-44.

ESA chief hit with sanctions, season uncertain

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Two coaches in the Ennis Soccer Association are raising alarms about the organization’s suspended president after an October altercation with a parent snowballed into official sanctions.

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