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Lions look to rebound vs. Kimball

Three games into the new season and the young Ennis football team that started the season with only eight returning starters is in position to begin showing the benefits of facing three ranked teams to start the year. Get the details for this story and much more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… […]

Fall Nationals back under the lights

Adding lights to a round of qualifying is expected to rev up the energy during next month’s AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex. The annual event, set for Oct. 13-16, already ranks high on the excitement level as the fourth of six races in the Countdown to the Championship. It will put the Friday, […]

Indians snatch 287 prize downing Lions 50-20; Texas HS FB scores

PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Abilene 55, Abilene Cooper 38 Aldine Davis 38, Channelview 14 Alief Elsik 26, Aldine Eisenhower 12 Allen 42, Coppell 20 Alvin 36, Fort Bend Austin 16 Amarillo Tascosa 23, Amarillo 21 Arlington 47, Plano East 29 Arlington Bowie 35, North Mesquite 30 Arlington Lamar 24, Keller Central 21 Austin Bowie 35, […]

Battle of 287 rivals go at it on Twitter

Every Ennis football fan’s favorite rivalry is getting hits on social media as players, students and even semi-famous EHS alum are blasting their hot takes on Friday’s Ennis vs. Waxahachie game. Former Ennis running back – and now Baylor University redshirt sophomore Terence Williams – jokingly questioned the sanity of any fan who believes Waxahachie […]

The battle of 287…

Rivalries often bring out the best in players and teams, many times with stunning results. Stories of big time performances and surprising outcomes fill the history pages when Ennis and Waxahachie mix it up on the gridiron. The two meet again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in what should be a packed Lion Memorial Stadium. […]

Athlete of the Week: Joecoby Woodson

Joecoby Woodson torched Castleberry for five touchdowns to lead Ferris (2-0) to a 69-0 pasting of the Fort Worth school in the Yellowjackets home opener. Woodson, a 6’0, 175-lb senior touched the ball five times for 307 yards, each concluding with a TD. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

Ennis now 1-1 in loss to Tyler; scores from around the state

PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Abilene 48, Midland Lee 14 Alief Taylor 25, Cypress Falls 0 Allen 45, Evangel Christian Academy, La. 10 Amarillo Tascosa 48, Plainview 28 Arlington Bowie 34, Grand Prairie 28 Arlington Lamar 37, South Grand Prairie 7 Austin Akins 39, Austin High 27 Austin Bowie 28, Austin LBJ 16 Baytown Sterling 30, […]

Ennis hosts John Tyler tonight

Ennis plays host to John Tyler tonight at Lion Memorial Stadium in an early season showdown of state powers. Both teams are Lions, though each has varying styles that also includes their marching bands. The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Jack Alvarez and Ricklan Holmes, the Head Coaches of Ennis and JT respectively, lead […]

Ennis defense skins the Bears

Relying on the age-old winning combination of a running game and defense, No. 14 Ennis defeated South Oak Cliff, 30-20, at John Kincaide Stadium on Friday. The Lions grabbed a 15-0 lead and often appeared on the verge of putting away the Bears, but each time they stumbled at the threshold. By the end of […]

Ennis knocks off SOC 30-20; state roundup of HS football scores

PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Allen 25, Hoover, Ala. 7 Arlington Bowie 40, Lewisville Marcus 39 Arlington Martin 55, Dallas Skyline 7 Austin Bowie 7, Pflugerville 0 Austin Westlake 32, Katy 29 Baytown Goose Creek 16, Tomball Memorial 14 Beaumont West Brook 33, Beaumont Central 21 Buda Hays 26, Georgetown East View 18 Cedar Park Vista […]

Athlete of the Week: Evan Moreno

The 5-foot-10 senior quarterback, shown warming up before the start of the varsity scrimmage, entered the scrimmage after Lake Dallas had scored on their first possession. Evan Moreno promptly took the Lions downfield in back-to-back drives, his first at the helm, for touchdowns. He displayed poise in the passing game; made good decisions when he […]

Lions cage Falcons in scrimmage

A dominating performance, keyed by strong play along the line of scrimmage, led Ennis over Lake Dallas in a Friday scrimmage at Lion Memorial Stadium. Get the full story in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Disc golf course opens near municipal airport

Ennis’ new 18-hole disc golf course is now open to the public, although enthusiasts of the recently-popularized fringe sport won’t be playing much this week with rain in the forecast. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now!

Kitna surprises Ennis players at restaurant

The rivalry between the Waxahachie and Ennis football teams transcends football. While the two football powerhouses meet annually in a hyper-competitive gridiron showdown, ‘Hachie head coach Jon Kitna brought a challenge to which Ennis football players Tycen Thompson, Faybian Morris and others could not decline – a wing-eating contest. Get the details in Wednesday’s edition […]

Athlete of the Week: Helga Lopez

Helga Lopez is an Ennis High School freshman tennis player who helped lead the team to a great start for this season as they rolled through four doubleheaders this week. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

Pre-season AP HS football rankings show Ennis at No. 14

The Associated Press released its preseason Class 5A rankings for 2016, with the Ennis Lions sitting just outside the top 10, tied at No. 14 with Angleton and Texarkana High School (Texas). The Lions received six top 10 votes from the collection of sportswriters who weighed in on the voting. Get all the details on […]

Ennis v-ballers drop opener

After blitzing North Mesquite in the first game, the performance of Ennis v-ballers dipped noticeably in a 5-set defeat at the hands of an upstart North Mesquite squad. More details on this story and more are inside Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Lions prep for season, brace for heat

Starting his sixth season in Ennis with the same kind of gusto he is known for, Ennis Head Coach Jack Alvarez welcomed 190 high school athletes to the start of pre-season practice on Monday. Broiling and with little chance of a breeze, temperatures would only reach 99 degrees. The rest of the week brings triple […]

Athlete of the Week: Katherine Stuckly

Competing in the national track championships at the AAU meet in Houston, Katherine Stuckly took third in the high jump by clearing 5-feet 5-inches. It put her in a three-way tie for first, though she had more tries to get there, allowing the other two jumpers to take gold and silver. The bronze in an event […]

Report: Baylor allowed Hammad to play despite incidents

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Baylor football player arrested this week on a felony stalking charge was allowed to play in 2015 despite being accused of sexual assault and violating a “no contact” order with his accuser, ESPN reported Thursday. Rami Hammad was suspended from the Baylor football team on Monday after he was charged […]

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