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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.

Indians upset Lions 78-75

Photo by www.photosbylezley.com / Taylor Thompson (2) had a respectable game on offense Friday evening with 16 points scored. He made one three-point bucket, three two-point baskets and seven of eight free throws.

The Waxahachie Indians (6-11, 2-5) unexpectedly defeated the Ennis Lions (7-12, 2-5) Friday night in a match that ended up being decided in the final seconds. The Indians finished on top 78-75 to wrap up the first half of the season in district play.

Lady Lions continue skid with 58-45 loss

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The Ennis Lady Lions (7-14, 0-8) hosted the Lancaster Tigers (11-9, 4-4) Tuesday night to begin the second half of district play.

Towering Tigers topple Ennis 67-48

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Despite a courageous effort at home Tuesday night, the Ennis Lions (7-11, 2-4) fell 67-48 to the towering Lancaster Tigers (18-4, 5-1).

Lions upend Jaguars 64-58

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Aaron Demus (1) was a powerhouse on offense and defense during Friday night’s 64-58 win over Mansfield Summit. He sank two three-pointers, two two-point baskets and made three free throws for 13 points.

The Ennis Lions (7-10, 2-3) headed home with their heads held high Friday night after defeating the Mansfield Summit Jaguars (12-8, 3-2) 64-58 in the fifth district game of the season.

Lady Lions lose heartbreaker 48-43

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A thrilling second half comeback effort led by senior Jada Cox wasn’t enough to overcome a scoreless first quarter Tuesday night, as the Ennis Lady Lions (7-10) fell to the Mansfield Legacy Lady Broncos 48-43.

Lions topple Mansfield Legacy 32-31

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The Ennis Lions (6-10, 1-3) hosted the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (9-7, 2-2) Tuesday evening and battled their way to a 32-31 victory with a three-point shot in the final four seconds of the game.

Williams playing in ‘Semper Fidelis’ bowl

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No. 22 Terence Williams fought through the Spartan defense Friday evening to score two touchdowns. He caught four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown while also rushing nine times for 75 yards and one touchdown.

Standout Ennis Lion running back Terence Williams will represent Ennis at the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl this Sunday in Carson, Calif.

SAGU releases softball schedule

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WAXAHACHIE — The third season of the Southwestern Assemblies of God University softball team is just around the corner.

Lion basketball suffers rough start in district play

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Marcel Jones (22) put two three-pointers and one two-point shot through the hoop Friday night against Mansfield Lake Ridge. The Lions have stumbled at the start of their district schedule and stand at 0-2.

This week marked the beginning of district play for the Ennis Lions (5-8, 0-2).

Seguin trounces Lady Lions 85-28

Despite a team-leading 8-point effort by senior guard Nadia Crayton (22), the Ennis Lady Lions gave up an early 21-0 lead and failed to close the gap against Arlington Seguin on Tuesday night, falling 85-28.

The Ennis Lady Lions (5-7, 0-3) fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter of their Tuesday night game against the Arlington Seguin Lady Cougars and simply couldn’t close the gap, eventually falling 85-28.

Lions wrap season in semifinals

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Lion linebacker Ke'idre Flowers (2) and safety Shawn Johnson (7) tag team taking down leading Aledo running back Jess Anders (23).

The Ennis Lions (14-1, 7-0, 15-4A) gave the Aledo Bearcats (15-0, 7-0, 7-4A) the toughest fight of their season, but the Lions were unable to break through the Bearcat defense.

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