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Prachyl, Lady Rams prepare for softball season

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis’ own, Kayla Prachyl, is preparing for her sophomore softball season at Ft. Worth’s Texas Wesleyan University. Majoring in athletic training, she is also serving the role of Pied Piper. “I love the school,” she said last week at a basketball doubleheader. “It’s close to home for Ennis and area athletes, and […]

Palmer Bulldogs took on the Eagles

The Palmer Bulldogs took on the Eagles of Fort Worth ISD’s Diamond Hill Jarvis on Tuesday, coming away with the 56-43 win. “It was good to get a victory and only shoot 31% as a team,” Coach Ryan Fortenberry said Wednesday. Russell McAnally had another double-double, contributing 18 points and 27 rebounds. “Russell has really […]

Slow start dooms Lions

Mark Warde [email protected] Unable to overcome a first quarter filled with misfires and foul trouble, Ennis was dealt a 71- 53 defeat at the hands of Mansfield Legacy on Tuesday. The Lions were down 16-8 after one period, and failed to outscore the Broncos in any quarter the rest of the night. Legacy maintained an […]

Tied in fourth, Legacy outlasts Lady Lions

Mark Warde [email protected] A night of offensive production by Ennis and Mansfield Legacy ended with the Lady Broncos outlasting the Lady Lions, 76-69, at the Ensign Gym. Ennis tied the game at 62, but after the Broncos regained the lead the Lady Lions were forced to foul late. Legacy connected on 7-of-11 free throws down […]

Ovilla’s Morales shines in six-man football

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Following just their second season of playing varsity football, Ovilla Christian School produced not only their best year yet, but had a player, Aaron Morales, chosen to play in the Texas Six-Man All-Star football game in Houston. Morales, a senior, filled up the stat sheets this season for 5-5 Eagles, who qualified for the state […]

Palmer boys 1-4 at Rice Tourney

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Palmer boys 1-4 at Rice Tourney Palmer’s varsity boys competed in the Rice Invitational Tournament this weekend and played in five tough games, leaving the tournament with valuable experience and a win to add to its tally. They played Alvarado on Thursday, winning by six, 56-50. Gunnar Barnes had 25 points, Peyton Sparkman had 12 […]

Four Lady Bulldogs earn all-district volleyball honors

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Palmer’s Volleyball team had four student-athletes named to the all-district teams for Volleyball District 12-3A for 2015. Senior Kendall Waddle was selected to the first team, where she joins 8 athletes from Maypearl, 5 from Sunnyvale 3 from Life School Waxahachie, and one each from the schools in Scurry-Rosser, Kemp and Life Oak Cliff. “Kendall […]

Brown named All-American at SAGU

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For the first time in Southwestern Assemblies of God University football history the Lions have a First Team NAIA All-American player in D’Vonn Brown. Three recent defensive players have gained recognition; Jared Hudgins, a linebacker from Midland, led the NAIA in tackles. Cornerback Nick Ekanem, who transferred from DI Arkansas State, had nine interceptions to […]

Season review of rival Tribe

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Mark Warde [email protected] Fans of the Battle of 287 rivalry between Ennis and Waxahachie witnessed the Indians stake their claim to the highway sign that separates the two cities with a convincing 38-20 win in September. The arrival of new head coach Jon Kitna brought great energy to the Tribe’s fan base. His team racked […]

Finishing strong in cross country

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Mark Warde [email protected] Former Ennis High School cross country standout, Tori Lenz-Selvera, completed four years of the sport at Texas A&M Commerce. Like she did in maroon at Ennis, she had plenty in her tank to finish strong. Her final competition came on Nov. 7 at the NCAA Regionals. While the 21-year old finished well, […]

Ennis travels to Lake Ridge, Saturday

Mark Warde [email protected] A recent schedule change will pit both the junior varsity and varsity boys and girls teams from Ennis against Lake Ridge on Saturday in Mansfield. The Lady Lions (4-9) will take on the Lady Eagles (5-8) at noon while the varsity Lions (3-8) face the defensive oriented Eagles (5-5) at 2 p.m. […]

Palmer girls 4th at Venus tourney

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The Palmer Lady Bulldogs finished fourth in the Venus Basketball Tournament last weekend. Kendall Waddle made all-tournament for the Lady Bulldogs.   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>

Hopkins, Selvera named All-District in VB

Mark Warde [email protected] Competing in perhaps the state’s toughest district in Class 5A makes life tough on all competing volleyball teams. A year after going 15-25 (.375) and getting blanked on the first, second and honorable mention teams, Ennis improved to 15-19 (.441) this year, gaining two players on the Honorable Mention listing. The 5-9 […]

A hoop and a holler

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Mark Warde [email protected] A year removed from a forgettable debut season in Ennis, second year head coach Ted Williams has a new lineup and renewed hope for hoops. The Lions, 0-25 last winter, have already won three times in pre-district games. Williams boasts a line-up with just two seniors and plenty of promise. “I will […]

Lady Lions can’t overcome rough start

  Ennis nearly overcame a 20-3 deficit before coming up short in a 58-49 loss at the hands of Waxahachie in a District 14-5A girls basketball game on Tuesday. The Lady Lions, 4-9 overall, dropped their fourth consecutive game and are 0-2 in district games. The Lady Indians are 9-2 in all games and improved […]


CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Quarterfinals Allen 48, Denton Ryan 27 Austin Westlake 49, Humble Atascocita 28 Galena Park North Shore 45, Dickinson 14 Converse Judson 38, Smithson Valley 24 State Semifinals Allen (14-0) vs. Austin Westlake (13-1), 1 p.m. Saturday, Waco’s McLane Stadium Galena Park North Shore (11-3) vs. Converse Judson (13-1), 5 p.m. […]

Palmer Boys Basketball team won the Avalon Invitational Tournament this weekend

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  Their first game was against Bynum and were able to win 88-43. Top performers for Palmer in the first game were Jesse Ortiz with 22 points and 9 rebounds, Gunnar Barnes with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals, Wesley Greenlee with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Dillon Villasenor had 8 points, 10 assists […]

Lady Lions fall by one, host Tribe on Tuesday

Mark Warde [email protected] Following a 1-3 tournament showing over the weekend, the Ennis varsity girls basketball team plays host to one of the best teams in the league, Waxahachie, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Lady Lions, who finished second the tourney a year ago, coach David Kilpatrick’s team will carry a 4-8 overall record […]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Announces Annual Winter Trout Stocking

ATHENS—It’s time once again for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s annual winter rainbow trout stocking. Beginning in late November and continuing through March, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will stock nearly 300,000 hatchery-reared rainbow trout at more than 140 sites across the state. Many of the fish stockings will be conducted at […]

The Motorplex Turns 30 in August – Year-Long Celebration Planned

ENNIS, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – Texas Motorplex first opened its gates as the first super-stadium of drag racing in August of 1986. Just weeks later, the facility hosted an NHRA national event and forever changed the way drag racing facilities were built. The Motorplex has a special place in drag racing history and turning […]

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