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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 […]

Ennis routed on the road

  Four days after a thrilling win over Red Oak, Ennis came crashing down to earth against state-ranked Mansfield Summit. They trailed 22-2 after eight minutes en route to a 69-26 defeat. Only a dozen points in the fourth quarter, when the squad finally warmed up, though Summit nearly led by 40 at the time. […]

Lady Jackets, Thurmon, sting Hornets, 70-25

  State-ranked Ferris scored the game’s first 10 points and never looked back, crushing Athens with a 70-25 verdict on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets improved to 25-2 in the process. Senior Jade Thurmon starred throughout. While her 29 points were obvious, it was her passing game that was most impressive. Credited with six assists, her […]

Athens outlasts Ferris, 92-85

  Eleven three-pointers in the first half, including three in the last two-minutes of the second quarter, propelled Athens to a 92-85 win at Ferris on Tuesday. The win by the visiting Hornets improved their record to 14-11 overall and 5-0 in District 13- 4A. Ferris slid to fourth at 9-15 and 1-4. The Yellow […]

Martinez swats two, Ennis softball wins, 21-8

Mark Warde [email protected] Saturday we play at 3:40 and 7.​ Suiting up for the first time under new Ennis softball head Kendal Newton brought sweet results Tuesday night. The Lady Lions varsity routed Kennedale, 21-8, in a nine-inning scrimmage. Junior varsity players also produced a win, 2-1, in a pitchers dual. Newton, a standout at […]

Area athletes to play at the next level

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Tre Elliott (1) pulls away from an Eagles defender on his way to a 15-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter Friday. Two would-be tacklers got a piece of Elliott's jersey, but couldn't bring him down before he crossed the plane to make the score 34-13.

Mark Warde [email protected] Results from across the nation are still pouring in on who and where thousands of high school athletes will study and compete this fall. Six were in the spotlight on Wednesday as they accepted scholarships to take their game to the next level. Tre Elliott, who enjoyed a solid career at Ennis, […]

Ennis hosts Friday tennis event

Mark Warde [email protected] Eleven high school teams and a handful of ranked individuals will be competing in Friday’s Highway 287 varsity tennis tournament in Ennis. Admission is free and the public is invited. It was originally scheduled to carry over to Saturday, but is now expected to conclude Friday evening. According to assistant coach Wyatt […]

Palmer football joins tough district

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Mark Warde [email protected] After a few years of doing battle in the six-team District 9-3A against Blooming Grove, Maypearl, Mildred, Rice and Rio Vista, Palmer was assigned by the UIL as a member of District 6-3A, a league with eight schools. Athletic director and football head coach Don Waddle exited Monday’s meeting of state AD’s […]

Ennis soccer sweeps Lancaster

Mark Warde [email protected] Following a slower than desired start to the 2016 soccer season, both the Ennis girls and boys soccer teams earned wins over Lancaster on Tuesday. Jackeline Hernandez scored late to spark the Lady Lions to a 1-0 triumph before three different players scored in the first half for a 3-1 boys victory […]

District opposition revealed to coaches

Dallas-area football coaches and athletic directors gathered to view the new UIL realignment that was announced at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Complex in North Richland Hills, on Monday, February 1, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

Mark Warde [email protected] Months of speculation unfolded in front of high school athletic directors and coaches on Friday morning when the University Interscholastic League announced the classification and district alignment for hundreds of schools across the state. Enrollment and attendance figures altered the landscape for some, which led to adjusting the districts each team will […]

Football Awards Banquet


Mark Warde [email protected] Reliving the fourth straight post-season berth by Ennis helped make Thursday’s end-of- season banquet a festive event for the Lions and their fans. Hosted by the Tabernacle Church, around 300 took part in a catered barbecue dinner and a program of highlights, honors and awards. Head coach Jack Alvarez was the emcee, […]

Will Corbett signs with Wayland Baptist University

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William Corbett signed last week to play baseball as a Pioneer at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview Texas. Wayland Baptist is in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or NAIA, division I. The Pioneers finished last season with a 34-23 overall record, including 14-8 in the SAC, and just missed an at-large bid to the […]

Ennis track prepares for spring season

Mark Warde [email protected] Winter still owns the next 35 days in North Texas, but it isn’t preventing high school athletes from getting a jump on preparations for the approaching spring season. In Ennis, the girls softball team and both the girls and boys track teams have completed a week of conditioning with baseball cracking bats […]

Ennis, Palmer, Ferris to learn district fate on Monday

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  High schools across the state will learn on Monday morning which district they are assigned to by the University Interscholastic League. The alignments will last for the next two seasons. Classification numbers, based on enrollment figures, were released by the UIL in December. As a result a number of schools have moved up or […]

Doubles teams shine at Polar Bear

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Two weeks into the 2016 spring tennis season and all elements of Ennis tennis are off to a great start. Singles and doubles competition has brought out the best in both the boys and girls players, which was clearly evident in Friday’s Polar Bear event in Ennis. Numerous players and duos experienced winning efforts, including […]

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