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DCTF picks Palmer for third place finish

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Don Waddle had an impactful debut season in Palmer, winning the District 9-3A championship with a 5-0 league mark and 8-2 overall record. The team was especially tough during close games, winning four times by fewer than 10 points, including the two biggest district games against Blooming Grove (44-39) and Maypearl (15-13). Still, Dave Campbell’s […]

State title game for Ennis, says DCTF

The new edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has plenty to say about the 2014 and 2015 Ennis High School football team, including a prediction the Lions will advance to the Class 5A championship game before losing to Cedar Park. One of the best-selling football magazines in the state, DCTF includes prep, college and professional […]

Girls learn at Palmer volleyball camp

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Palmer Lady Bulldog Volleyball camp was held last week in the Palmer High School Gymnasium. Girls entering grades 4-9 attended the camp from noon to 2 p.m. each day and competed in drills on passing, setting, and serving. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

Palmer hoops camp next week

The Palmer Bulldogs Basketball Camp for incoming students in grades 1-9 will take place at the Palmer High School gym June 22-25. The camp will run from 8 to 11 a.m. for grades 1-5 and from 12 to 3 p.m. for grades 6-9. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Meet and greet for new baseball coach

Athletic director Jack Alvarez has invited the community to attend a Meet and Greet with new Lions baseball coach Bob Macy on Monday, June 15. The veteran high school coach, who has a .630 career winning percentage, will meet athletes, students, parents and fans from 6-8 p.m. inside the conference room at the athletic fieldhouse. It is adjacent to […]

Softball wraps up season; 2 named all-state

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A fourth consecutive district championship was just one of the superlatives the 2015 Ennis varsity softball team earned. Tuesday night at their awards banquet, which included a 13-minute music video with scores of varsity and junior varsity photos, was memorable for many. Honors and highlights were given, and, capping head coach Magen Butler’s first season, […]

Ennis native wins Texas amateur golf title

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Leslie Henry, who grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1970, won the Texas Womens Amateur Golf Association’s 82nd state championship last week at the Canyon West Country Club in Weatherford. Against a field of 92, the weeklong event saw Henry win five matches in five days. She faced three colleagues […]

Ennis selects new baseball coach in Macy

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Five weeks after the first search for a head baseball coach at Ennis High School in more than 25 years, athletic director Jack Alvarez on Friday night announced the hiring of Bob Macy. He has been a head coach at three high schools, racking up a 109-64 record in eight years, winning at a 63 […]

Kalinec recalls 25 years as Ennis baseball coach

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Baseball has been very good to me, or so said the late Hall of Famer, Roberto Clemente. He spent his entire 18 year career with Pittsburgh. The same can be said by Kevin Kalinec, who recently resigned after 25 years as head coach of Ennis High School baseball. With only six losing seasons, he’s been […]

Seven Lions achieve All-District honors


A late season slide cost Ennis a shot at a post-season berth as well as cutting some players short on All-District 14-5A honors. Still, seven Lions baseball players, led by pitcher Jesus Fraga, were chosen by the nine head coaches in the league. The right-handed senior, who took down the league’s top teams in a […]

Anglin signs with UTPB

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Jake Anglin signed this week to play football at The University of Texas at Permian Basin. Anglin tried out last Saturday 330 miles away from Palmer at UTPB and was quickly offered a scholarship. Anglin played on both sides of the ball in high school and primarily tried out for offense, but the defensive coach […]

Archibald signs with New Mexico Junior College

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Brian Archibald of Palmer, son of Christie and Billy Archibald, recently signed to play baseball at New Mexico Junior College. NMJC is part of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and Coach Simpson was able to watch Brian play recently in his playoff series versus Bowie. Archibald was offered a full scholarship based on what […]

Johnny Football, EHS softball slights, EHS baseball…

Johnny Quest, Johnny Bravo, Johnny Unitas and Johnny Cash are cool heroes. But, Johnny Football? Another example in a growing list of reasons to question the worth of Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel took place on Saturday at a golf tournament. He threw a 32-ounce bottle of water at a heckler. Like most of […]

Navarro football calls Ennis stadium home

No. 14 ranked Navarro College will play their home football games at Lions Memorial Stadium in the fall according to Ennis athletic director Jack Alvarez. Navarro, 84-19 in the past 9 years, has moved their home games – they have four this year, all on Saturday – to Ennis. The first two are scheduled at 7 p.m. to avoid […]

Ennis track and field girls wrap up season with awards

Ennis track and field, both the girls and boys teams, enjoyed a promising spring season under veteran head coach Lonnie Redning. The Lady Lions, who sent 5’10” freshman Katherine Stuckly to the state track and field meet in Austin, celebrated the accomplishments of the entire team during their annual post-season awards banquet. For Redning, who […]

Ennis softball lands 5 on all-district first team

Ennis softball placed five players on the all-district first team and first year head coach Magen Butler was voted coach of the year by her peers for the 2015 season in District 14-5A. The all-district selections included senior Julie Hollingsworth, three juniors in Michaela Cochran, Tayler Selvera, Morelia Monreal and pitcher of the year Monica […]

Moreno signs with Paul Quinn College

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Senior Jennifer Moreno signed a National Letter of Intenton Thursday to play women’s soccer at Paul Quinn College. The 5’6” center defensive midfielder enjoyed a solid career at Ennis under head coaches Kim Vernor and, in her final campaign, under Brent Stapleton. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Nominate people for Ennis PRIDE Awards


Two weeks remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of the […]

Ennis football title teams featured on FOX Sports SW

If football is king in Texas, then Jeff Power, of Fox Sports Southwest, is a frequent traveler on its Yellow Brick Road. The colorful personality and voice of countless state championship broadcasts, Power has embarked on a series of documentaries, the Legends of Texas High School Football. He has already produced hour-long films on Lake […]

Monreal’s season; full of praise, potential

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A fourth consecutive district championship and a trip to the fourth round of the state playoffs made the 2015 Ennis softball season another successful campaign, even though most who wore maroon had their minds set on a return trip to Austin. The Lady Lions went 23-6 with a roster comprised of only two seniors. Five […]

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