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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.

Lions are hungry for some Bearcat

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The undefeated Ennis Lions have been preparing for a big-time showdown with the undefeated Aledo Bearcats on Saturday in Midlothian.

The Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) and Aledo Bearcats (14-0, 7-0, 7-4A) are set to go head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Division II semi-final round of the playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Midlothian Stadium.

Baseball team all in for charity

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The Ennis High School baseball program has taken part in the Arms of Hope Christmas Drive this year.

Williams picked for ‘Semper Fidelis’ bowl

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Standout Ennis Lion running back Terence Williams has been chosen to represent Ennis at the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl on Jan. 6 in Carson, Calif.

Comeback Lions clinch region

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Neither freezing precipitation nor the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (12-2, 6-1, 10-4A) could hold the Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) at bay Thursday night.

Lions taking on Pirates

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The potential for inclement weather won’t stop the Ennis Lions (13-0, 7-0, 15-4A) from facing the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (12-1, 6-1, 10-4A) in the Class 4A District II Region II finals. The game has been moved from Allen on Friday to Kincaide Stadium in Dallas tonight.

Varsity Lions win out over Jackrabbits

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The Ennis Lions (2-4) hosted the Forney Jackrabbits Tuesday night and sent the Jackrabbits hopping back home with a loss. The Lions outscored the Jackrabbits in three of the four quarters to claim a ­62-50 victory.

Rokas overcomes injury to excel at OBU

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Doctors told Ennis-native Allie Rokas if she continued playing volleyball, she may end up paralyzed. Now, after injury forced her off the court for a year and a half, the Ennis High School graduate is at a new school pursing her dream of playing the game she loves.

Ennis fights for win in Arlington

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions claimed the 4A Division II Region II semifinal championship Friday night after a 46-25 victory over Frisco.

The Ennis Lions (13-0) muscled their way to a 46-25 victory over the Frisco Raccoons (9-4) in the Class 4A Division II regionals.

Christmas production coming to new theater

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Terence Williams, No. 22, and the Ennis High School Lions varsity football squad are preparing for the first Ennis appearance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday in the third-round playoff appearance against the Frisco Raccoons.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) are one step further into the 4A Division II playoffs after last Friday’s 64-13 blowout over Lucas Lovejoy in the area round of the playoffs. The Lions spent Tuesday morning practicing at an indoor field in Forney in preparation for Friday’s regional game against the Frisco Raccoons (9-3, 5-2, 13-4A).

Lions seal convincing area playoffs win

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The Ennis Lions defense dominated Lucas Lovejoy at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie on Friday, clearing the way for a startling offensive effort for a second-round playoff game. Ennis topped Lucas 64-13 and is headed for AT&T Stadium on Friday.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) ran clear over the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards (8-4, 5-2, 13-4A) Friday night to snatch a 64-13 victory in the Class 4A Division II area playoffs.

Lions prepare for area game in Waxahachie

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lions had a long practice Tuesday night in preparation for the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards on Friday night.

As the Ennis community becomes more excited with each accolade the Ennis Lions (11-0, 7-0, 15-4A) achieve this season, Lion head coach Jack Alvarez has been focusing on coaching his team to a state championship title.

Lions fall to Prestonwood Christian 66-48

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The Ennis Lions (1-4) have had a rocky start to the 2013 basketball season but are using the difficult games against traditionally successful teams to prepare the team for district play.

Ferris falls to Princeton 50-22, exit playoffs

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The Ferris Yellowjackets couldn’t stop the Princeton Panther offense Friday night, losing 50-22 and exiting the Division 3A football playoffs.

Lions take down Eagles in Round 1

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions took down the Lindale?Eagles 62-17 on Friday night to win the bi-district championship and advance to the area round of the playoffs. Turn to page 6 for complete coverage of Friday’s game.

The Ennis Lions (11-0, 15-4A) annihilated the Lindale Eagles (3-8, 16-4A) Friday night in the bi-district round of the playoffs. The 62-17 slaughter ended Lindale’s playoff run and the Lions advance to the area round next weekend.

JV Lions fall 76-27 to Pirates

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The Ennis Lion (0-1) boy’s junior varsity basketball team struggled in their season debut against the Mesquite Poteet Pirates Tuesday evening. The Pirates controlled all four quarters and claimed a 76-27 victory over the Lions.

Ennis preps in the cold for Lindale playoff game

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The Ennis Lions (10-0, 7-0, 15-4A) will head to Mesquite on Friday to face the Lindale Eagles (3-7, 2-3, 16-4A) at E.H. Hanby Stadium for the bi-district round of playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Pirates plunder victory from Lions

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The Ennis Lion (0-1) boy’s varsity basketball team kicked off the 2013 season at home Tuesday night against the Mesquite Poteet Pirates.

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