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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 […]

Carter signs with Vernon College

Ryan Carter signed last week to play baseball at Vernon College. The junior college is located in Vernon, Texas, a town about 45 minutes Northwest of Wichita Falls. Vernon College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (Region V) in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and plays other community and […]

Mask, Davis effort not enough to save Lions

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Julian Mask powered in 19 points and a solid floor game from Braylan Davis, who tossed in 17 more, were not enough to prevent Ennis from a 69-42 setback against Timberview. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Lady Lions show progress in defeat

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Refusing to throw in the towel on a frustrating season, Ennis battled well before falling to No. 1 ranked and unbeaten Mansfield Timberview, 56-31, on senior night at the Ensign Gym. “It was one of our better efforts,” said head coach David Kilpatrick. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to […]

Taking his talents to Whataburger University

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Mark Warde [email protected] An innocent, creative idea for fun on National Signing Day has gone viral for a few Ennis underclassmen. Wednesday, Feb. 3, is known across the country for scores of high school athletes who sign National Letters of Intent binding them to colleges who have offered scholarships. Plenty of fanfare and drama goes […]

Ennis unranked in pre-season poll

Mark Warde [email protected] Two-years removed from advancing to the state Class 5A championship game, Ennis, 26-6 a year ago, will begin this season unranked by the Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll. Tuesday’s 22-8 scrimmage win over Kennedale, who are ranked No. 9 in the state’s Class 4A poll, could be an indication the Lady […]

Slow start costly for Lions at Summit

  A sputtering start proved critical for Ennis as Mansfield Summit grabbed a 28-9 lead after one quarter and cruised to an 86-55 triumph over the Lions. Julian Mask, a brawny 6-4 junior, continued his stellar play of late with a robust 24 points. Guards Braylan Davis and Trayquann McAdams bucketed 13 and 11 points […]

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