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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 […]

Lady Lions announce varsity roster

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Mark Warde [email protected] A loss in the fourth round of the 2015 softball playoffs didn’t sit well with eight of the ten returning starters from Ennis. Headed into the 2016 season, unfinished business appears to be driving impetus for a Lady Lions team that went 26-6 a year ago, yet find themselves unranked this year. […]

Ferris cages Lions, cap season at 25-2

The Yellow Jackets concluded the regular season on the road on Friday with a 56-10 rout of Kaufman. Jade Thurmon ruled the night with 38 points and five assists on offense. The 5-foot-5 senior also accounted for seven rebounds and as many steals to fuel the one-sided victory.

SAGU recruiting class numbers 36

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the only four-year college in Ellis County, announced their 2016 football recruiting class. The Lions, members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) had 36 athletes commit on National Signing Day. “With this class we are filling the holes that we lost with graduating seniors,” said offensive coordinator Paul […]

Hwy 287 Results

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Third place finisher in boys B singles, Adam Taylor. Johnny Herrera and Anthony Hernandez saw success in the boys B doubles. We ran a photo of Neely Pierce last week (she is in pics No. 2 and 3 here) Senior ace, Joey Hull, who teamed with Neely Pierce, came in fourth at the 287 in […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Super Bowl, more football

Pigskins legally deflate for months following Sunday’s 50th Super Bowl between favored Carolina and the sentimental favorite, Denver. Fans of the oblong ball will likely go into Sundays of nothingness until the NFL draft on April 28 in Chicago. Until the dark valleys of months without gridiron action, football followers will make the most of […]

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