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Nine Lions named Class 5A All-State

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / All-Stater James Lockhart lines up opposite a South  Oak Cliff offensive lineman.

To the victor goes the spoils, along with plenty of hardware, too. The Texas Sports Writers Association released their Class 5A All-State Team and it reflects both the Division I champions, Aledo, and Ennis, the kingpins in Division II.

Ennis Softball off to 4-1 start

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One week into the new season, it appears only one thing can cool off the Ennis varsity softball team. The weather. The Lady Lions are off to a 4-1 start after a three-day tournament in Mansfield. They hope to finally play at home Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. Click here to sign up for […]

Ennis powerlifters aim for regional berth

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Six members of the Ennis Lions powerlifting team competed and placed well in Arlington at the Oak Ridge School Iron Championships.

Softball roster has 11 underclassmen

Senior Courtlyn Benitez brings experience and leadership to the field.

First year head coach Magen Butler released the Ennis softball team roster on Thursday and it includes two seniors among the 13 players who made the cut.

The deal is sealed: Lockhart, Thomspon, Kuehn, Lane sign LOI

EDN photo by Mark Warde / National Signing Day at Ennis began with James Lockhart, flanked by his parents - Jennifer Nunnery and James Lockhart, Sr., signing with Texas A&M University. He was recruited to play defensive end.

Three standout football players and a four-time All-District soccer star from Ennis High School signed a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday morning with four Texas colleges.

Annual Powder Puff football game ends in tie

www.photosbylezley.com / Senior Sarah Slovak  catches a pass and carries the ball into the end zone, splitting two defenders, during Thursday's Powder Puff football game. She had the lone score for her team in a 6-6 tie.

Sometimes in sports, the roles have to be reversed.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

Photo courtesy of The News  Tribune's Dean J. Kopfler / Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is heading to Waxahachie as the new football coach, according to multiple reports.

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

Former Cowboys QB taking head coaching job in Waxahachie

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Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

Lockhart plays in All-American Bowl

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) clowns around with James Lockhart during media day in San Antonio. RG3 won the Heisman trophy at Baylor three years ago.

Ennis High School defensive end James Lockhart and his teammates on West All-Stars defeated the East,

Lions to Lions: State champs pay visit to local club

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Lions head coach Jack Alvarez holds up the plaque he received from the Ennis Host Lions Club at the group's weekly meeting Wednesday.

Weeks after the Ennis Lions football state championship win, the community is still celebrating.

Costly second quarter sinks Lions

www.photosbylezley.com / Scott Muirhead triggers on of five triples he made against Timberview.

A turnover-filled second quarter in which Ennis was outscored 23-5 proved too much to overcome in a 76-48 loss Mansfield Timberview on Tuesday night.

State champion parade set for Jan. 17

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / Hats off to the 2014 state champion Lions football team. They will be honored at 5:30 p.m. during a ticker tape parade and rally which will also recognize members from the 1975, 2000, 2001 and 2004 championship teams.

The City of Ennis has announced an old-fashioned ticker tape parade for Saturday evening, Jan. 17 in downtown to honor the Ennis Lions football team for winning the state championship.

Taking offense to highest level

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / Devin Smith (10) and his offensive cohorts huddle up before a play in the championship game.

It’s a wonder opposing defensive coordinators slept at all before playing Ennis this season.

Halftime adjustments alter outcome

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / At the controls is Devin Smith (10), who is lined up under center Grant Cervantes (78). The right guard is Spenser Six (52). In the backfield is junior tailback Tre Elliott (1). The Lions rushed for 288 yards and a game total of 531 yards.

Reviewing the first high school state football championship in his coaching career was sweet for Ennis’ Jack Alvarez.

Tree adds “E” for Lions crown

Photo by Justin Tubbs / The 30-foot tall mega-tree is on the corner of N. Dallas and W. Knox streets on the small parcel of land known as Minnie McDowell Park. Since winning the state title on Friday, a floating "E" in maroon and white rises between timed sequences on the tree.

In honor of the football state championship won by Ennis High School on Friday, the illuminated, 30-foot mega-tree on the corner of N. Dallas and W. Knox streets has added a floating maroon and white “E” to its array of moving designs.

Final five minutes reveal jungle kings

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / Donta Thompson lines up against Javelin Guidry. The senior caught seven passes for 99 yards and two TDs. During the playoffs he totaled 29 receptions, six of them for touchdowns.

Revealing the true heart of their team as well as their grit and smart, the Ennis Lions football team also showed they had plenty left in their tank at the end of a grueling 16-game season. It resulted in an epic victory to reap a fifth state championship.

Lions celebrate championship

Photo by Justin Tubbs / James Lockhart runs between rows of cheerleaders and Lionettes to the voice of Keith Howard, Sr. Lockhart played his final game as a Lion and will continue his football career at Texas A&M.

After celebrating at AT&T Stadium Friday night, Ennis players and fans hadn’t had enough.

Lions fans make their picks

Photo by Oladipo Awowale / Senior running back Taylor Thompson (3) speeds behind Grant Cervantes (78), who paved the way for Thompson and the other running backs all season. The two look to continue their success in the ground game in Friday's season finale at AT&T Stadium.

Local fans predicting the outcome of Friday’s state championship football game between Ennis (13-2) and Cedar Park (12-3) have one thing in common — a belief the Lions will prevail.

Lions seek state championship

Oladipo B. Awowale / Senior Issac Montemayor (6) prepares to lead the Pride of Ennis, the Lions football team, onto the field of battle. The Lionbackers Tunnel Crew, led by the likes of Rel Lipscomb, transports and sets up the symbol of Ennis at every game.

Friday night’s Class 5A football state championship between Ennis and Cedar Park has captured the attention and hearts of area fans.

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