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Ross shines in setback to No. 1 Timberview

Mark Warde [email protected] Facing the state’s No. 1 ranked team in Mansfield Timberview, the results were as expected. The juggernaut rolled over Ennis, 81-31, to improve their record to 24-0. The Lady Wolves grabbed a 28-10 lead after one quarter, then repeated the effort with a 26-6 fourth in a show of dominance. “Without a […]

Lions have tall order in Lancaster

Mark Warde [email protected] Scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter did little to soften the sting of a 96-45 Ennis loss to Mansfield Timberview on Tuesday night. It was the most points scored against the Lions this season. The Wolves, who are in fourth place in District 14-5A, added to a 23-6 lead with a […]

Palmer Basketball

The Palmer Lady Bulldogs lost a tough game on Saturday to Scurry-Rosser, 44-38. Palmer was able to get the lead early and led through three quarters of play. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Teryn Pritchett who scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. “We have to learn how to put teams away,” coach Ted […]

Lions soccer has big goals

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] For Ennis soccer, the season is almost underway. Falling 2-0 in a scrimmage Tuesday evening against Midlothian, the boys varsity team, under the leadership of head coach Brent Stapleton, has high hopes for the 2016 season, only a year removed from what Stapleton called an “atypical” 2015 season, in which the team […]

Lions soccer has big goals – Hwy 287 tournament starts Thursday

EHS Boys Soccer 2016 Brent Stapleton

  For Ennis soccer, the season is almost underway. Falling 2-0 in a scrimmage Tuesday evening against Midlothian, the boys varsity team, under the leadership of head coach Brent Stapleton, has high hopes for the 2016 season, only a year removed from what Stapleton called an “atypical” 2015 season, in which the team failed to […]

Jaguars cruise past Lady Lions

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis finished on the wrong end of a 62-36 score in a Saturday afternoon league game when they ran into a buzzsaw against Mansfield Summit. The Lady Jaguars, 20-5 in all games and 6-1 in District 14-5A, used a string of 20 unanswered points to open up a 38-6 lead and cruised […]

Freshman stars in home loss to Seguin

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis endured a 77-49 home loss at the hands of Mansfield Seguin in a Saturday matinee. It was never close though the play of newcomers did make it interesting. After suffering two tournament losses in Ft. Worth a week ago; 79-39 to Arlington Bowie and 81-46 against Arlington Lamar, the Lions hosted […]

Palmer Bulldogs Basketball

Nikole Waddle Contributor The Palmer Lady Bulldogs went 2-3 in the Itasca Holiday Classic last week. They started out strong with a 49-20 win over Benbrook Academy on Monday. Coach Ted Shurtleff said, “It was good game after a week layoff.” The girls were off from practice and games since their last matchup against district […]

Lions go 0-2 in Cowtown

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Ennis closed out the 2015 calendar year with a pair of varsity basketball tournaments for the Lions and Lady Lions. The girls dropped four games to teams with winning records, three of them by a combined total of 10 points. They participated in a tournament in Waco. At 4-15 and with nine single-digit setbacks, their […]

Straight out of Ennis

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Riding their academic and athletic experiences at Ennis High School, a cast of former student-athletes have taken their studies and their game to the next level. Jack Alvarez, the head football coach and athletic director, has produced at least 10 players over the past three seasons, while Rodney McNeill and Magen Butler, softball head coaches, […]

Building on tradition with a new slate

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Mark Warde [email protected] It is said that Texas has only two sports; football and spring football. While that may be true, in Ennis there are plenty of fans of both baseball and girls softball. In fact, the Lady Lions have developed quite a following in recent years. Two years ago the team won over 35 […]

Red Oak hands Ennis 78-52 loss

Ennis Boys Varsity Basketball 2015-2016

Mark Warde [email protected] Surrendering 70 or more points for the eighth time in 11 outings, Ennis slid to 0-3 in District 14-5A and 1-10 overall with a 78-52 drubbing at the hands of Red Oak in a Monday matinee. The Hawks, 1-3 and 7-8, were tied for last with Ennis prior to the game. Andrean […]

Lady Lions suffer sixth close loss, now 4-11

  Mark Warde [email protected] The ongoing challenge of winning close games for the Ennis girls basketball team continued on Monday afternoon. A single-digit deficit in the fourth quarter became the team’s sixth loss by 10-points or less in a 61-52 defeat at the hands of Red Oak. Now 4-11 overall and 0-5 in District 14-5A, […]

XC girls, boys reap bounty of honors

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Mark Warde [email protected] One of the most productive seasons in Ennis cross country history may have ended in the fall but members of both the Lions and Lady Lions are continuing to received honors for their performances. Two members of the team, Jessica Gomez and Carolina Hernandez earned Academic All-State recognition. “Carolina and Jessica are […]

Prachyl, Lady Rams prepare for softball season

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis’ own, Kayla Prachyl, is preparing for her sophomore softball season at Ft. Worth’s Texas Wesleyan University. Majoring in athletic training, she is also serving the role of Pied Piper. “I love the school,” she said last week at a basketball doubleheader. “It’s close to home for Ennis and area athletes, and […]

Palmer Bulldogs took on the Eagles

The Palmer Bulldogs took on the Eagles of Fort Worth ISD’s Diamond Hill Jarvis on Tuesday, coming away with the 56-43 win. “It was good to get a victory and only shoot 31% as a team,” Coach Ryan Fortenberry said Wednesday. Russell McAnally had another double-double, contributing 18 points and 27 rebounds. “Russell has really […]

Slow start dooms Lions

Mark Warde [email protected] Unable to overcome a first quarter filled with misfires and foul trouble, Ennis was dealt a 71- 53 defeat at the hands of Mansfield Legacy on Tuesday. The Lions were down 16-8 after one period, and failed to outscore the Broncos in any quarter the rest of the night. Legacy maintained an […]

Tied in fourth, Legacy outlasts Lady Lions

Mark Warde [email protected] A night of offensive production by Ennis and Mansfield Legacy ended with the Lady Broncos outlasting the Lady Lions, 76-69, at the Ensign Gym. Ennis tied the game at 62, but after the Broncos regained the lead the Lady Lions were forced to foul late. Legacy connected on 7-of-11 free throws down […]

Ovilla’s Morales shines in six-man football

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Following just their second season of playing varsity football, Ovilla Christian School produced not only their best year yet, but had a player, Aaron Morales, chosen to play in the Texas Six-Man All-Star football game in Houston. Morales, a senior, filled up the stat sheets this season for 5-5 Eagles, who qualified for the state […]

Palmer boys 1-4 at Rice Tourney

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Palmer boys 1-4 at Rice Tourney Palmer’s varsity boys competed in the Rice Invitational Tournament this weekend and played in five tough games, leaving the tournament with valuable experience and a win to add to its tally. They played Alvarado on Thursday, winning by six, 56-50. Gunnar Barnes had 25 points, Peyton Sparkman had 12 […]

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