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YMCA Game of the Week shines on ‘Bugs

YMCA Bandits

By Mark Warde Of the hundreds of players and a host of girls softball teams playing at Bluebonnet Park, two will be featured in the game of the week on Wednesday, June 8. The Grasshoppers will take on the Lady Bugs at 6 p.m. on field No. 7. Sporting coral shirts, the Grasshoppers have a […]

Ready for some football? Lions 2016 schedule is set

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2016 Ennis Lions Varsity Football Schedule Date                Opponent                                Location / Time Aug. 19            Lake Dallas (scrimmage)           Home, 7 p.m. Aug. 26            South Oak Cliff                        Kincaide, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2             John Tyler                                 Home, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9             Waxahachie                              Home, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16           Dallas Kimball              Sprague, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24           Del Valle (Senior Day)  Home 2 […]

Lions baseball enjoys much improved season

Ennis - Emi Gomez batting vs Whitehouse CMYK

By Mark Warde What a difference a year makes. In 2015 the season couldn’t end quickly enough for an Ennis baseball team beset by injuries and close losses. This spring witnessed a reinvigorated Lions squad that never wanted the games to end. The 2015 team went 6-14 and batted .205 while the most recent edition, […]

Prachyl earns All-Region softball honors

TexWes Kayla Prachyl - Soph CMYK

By Mark Warde The National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) tabbed Bailey Terry and Kayla Prachyl to the 2016 All-Region 2nd Team on Wednesday. The two Lady Rams were among 172 student-athletes from 71 NAIA programs to receive an all-region nod. Terry and Prachyl were recognized in spite of competing with a stacked Southwest Region […]

Lions recognize players at baseball bash

By Mark Warde Following one of the best seasons in a decade, Ennis baseball players shared in the memories, honors, awards and a few good laughs at Tuesday’s post-season bash at the Ensign Commons. The Lions varsity assembled a 22-9 season that included a second place finish in District 14-5A with a 14-3 mark. The […]

Ennis spring football: Lions learning to roar

Ennis Spring Coach Huddle CMYK

By Mark Warde Monday’s spring football scrimmage at Lion Memorial Stadium was as much about the next two years as it was about the 2016 Ennis varsity. Rather than one exhibition of returning players, head coach Jack Alvarez and his staff first held a scrimmage between this year’s freshmen and sophomores, who appear to be […]

Banquet caps Ennis softball season

WHS Varsity Softball 2016

By Mark Warde Softball players, their families and fans met Monday night at First United Methodist Church to summarize the Ennis Lady Lions season. Lezley Norris customized a DVD that captured another successful campaign. It was filled with music, photos, highlights and honors and ended much like the season. Right when it was getting good, […]

Stuckly soars to No. 2 in state

Ennis - Katherine Stuckly 2016 state medallion

By Mark Warde In her first two seasons at Ennis High School, Katherine Stuckly has taken full advantage of her physical advantages on her way to becoming a standout performer in track and field. At 5-foot-10, the sophomore has excelled in blocking shots on the volleyball court, clearing hurdles on the track and especially at […]

Lions prep for spring scrimmage Monday

Ennis Evan Moreno CMYK

By Mark Warde Restless leg syndrome, that uncontrollable urge, whether your lying or sitting, to get moving towards the football field or large screen TV is flaring up again. College signing day and the NFL draft meant two things to high school football fans; Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine will soon hit the newsstands and […]

Wildcats end Lions baseball season

Bo Kalinec, junior right-hander, tossed three innings of hitless and scoreless relief on Friday at Whitehouse.

Despite limiting Whitehouse to three hits, Ennis fell to the upstart Wildcats, 7-6, on Friday night in East Texas. The defeat, coupled with a 5-3 setback on Thursday, ends the season for the Lions. For a second straight series against a favored opponent, fate-kissed Whitehouse profited from decisive calls in closer-than-expected games. They stunned Texas […]

Lions baseball team readies for playoff

Jacob Honza drives in a run in the first inning of Saturday's 15-1 win at Seagoville.

Fresh off a sweep of Seagoville, Ennis hosts the first game of a best-of-three baseball series against Whitehouse at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Game Two moves to Whitehouse, southeast of Tyler, at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Ranch 106.9 FM will broadcast Friday’s road game. If a third game is needed it will take place […]

Get ready, set, go!

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By Mark Warde Area runners of all ages planning to enter the 18th annual Polka Fest Run can continue to register in advance of the May 28 event. Three lengths are scheduled, starting with a 5K (3.1 miles) and increase to a 10K (6.2 mi.). In between is the One Mile Fun Run. The first […]

One and done for Bi-District softball

All four playoff teams in District 14 will meet the top four from District 13 on Thursday in the bi-district round of the Class 5A softball playoffs. With an option to play a best-of-three series, instead, each will be a one-game, winner-take-all encounter on Thursday. Ennis (17-11), who finished second for the first time in […]

Ennis clinches tie for 2nd in district, tie-breaker game set for Saturday

Senior Mason Hopkins closes out the win over Waxahachie on Tuesday in Ennis.

Combined with solid pitching by Emiliano Gomez, clutch-hitting and a masterful piece of base-running by Jacob Honza, Ennis defeated arch-rival Waxahachie, 2-1, to end the regular season at 19-7. The Lions and Legacy, tied for second in the district with 13-3 records, will have a single-game playoff this week. The second place tie-breaker game between […]

Ennis Little League 2016 Schedule

Ennis Little League has announced the full schedule for games in the 2016 season.

Ennis Little League 2016 Schedule Date Home Away Field Time Age Monday, May 2 Red Sox v Rangers field #3 6:00PM 10u Monday, May 2 Bluejays v Braves field #3 8:00PM 10u Monday, May 2 Royals v Rockies field #4 6:00 PM 12u Monday, May 2 Angels v Pirates field #4 8:00 PM 12u Monday, […]

Dial 9 for long distance!

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Pitching in District 14-5A has been the distinguishing strength between the haves and the have nots this spring. There have been 17 shutouts thrown so far this district season, all but one by the top four teams in the nine-team league. Go up against the opponents’ ace and your bats are threatened with an involuntary […]

Up in the polls

Ennis Pole Vaulter Natalie Tims

Ennis pole vaulter Natalie Tims cleared 8′ during Wednesday’s opening day at the District 14-5A track and Lancaster High School. Her fourth place finish propels her to the area round on April 21. She is not alone, as others on both the girls and boys team advanced. Running events take center stage on Thursday. More […]

Weight of the world

Ennis Dytaveion Hill

Dytaveion Hill brought his A-game to the 2016 State Powerlifting competition this past week in Abilene. He did not place, though the senior, competing in the 148-pound class, did produce personal bests. Against a field of 32, including Class 6A, Hill, who also played for the football Lions, finished at No. 17. His precision and […]

Lady Bulldogs roll to 9-0 district start

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Palmer took on Sunnyvale last week in its second round of district play and defeated the Raiders, 8-0. Teryn Pritchett was in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs and pitched all seven innings, giving up six hits, one walk and striking out 10. Senior Madison Bateman led the team in batting, going three-for-three including a […]

Bulldogs baseball hot in district

040816 Palmer baseball Jacob Ruiz

The Palmer Bulldog baseball team is off to a 4-0 start in district behind good pitching and hitting. In their first district game versus Maypearl, Brock Figueroa started the game and pitched five and two- thirds innings, giving up no runs with 10 strikeouts. Shawn Medina came in and pitched the final one and one-third […]

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