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Better with time: Graff matures in QB role


Learning to play the quarterback position is like learning to play the violin with a solo in public, then getting lessons as one goes along. No wonder few accomplish the level that would allow them to play a Stradivarius. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Athlete of the Week: Morgan Hopkins


The senior right-side hitter led the Lady Lions to a pair of sweeps this week. In a stunning upset of previously unbeaten Corsicana, she paced the team with 11 kills and a timely serving ace. Ennis has qualified for the 2016 state playoffs after taking all three sets from Jacksonville on Friday afternoon. The team […]

Ennis edged in road game; HS FB scores from around the state

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By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Aldine Davis 17, Aldine MacArthur 14 Alief Taylor 62, Alief Hastings 26 Alvin 53, Clear Falls 27 Arlington 63, FW Paschal 30 Arlington Bowie 26, Arlington Lamar 24 Arlington Martin 51, North Crowley 28 Austin Bowie 49, Austin Anderson 21 Austin Westlake 45, Kyle Lehman 6 Cedar […]

Reservation for 6: Moreno thriving after move to WR


Amazing how well things can turn out when one’s purpose is not selfish. Ennis senior Evan Moreno, having played quarterback for years, battled his close friend… Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Stevenson: Fall Nationals enjoyed ‘great show’


Known as the quickest of all motorsports, drag racing reaches speeds in excess of 320 mph. In Texas the fastest track is the quarter-mile at Texas Motorplex in Ennis. Over the weekend it was likely the loudest as it hosted the 31st NHRA Fall Nationals. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The […]

Brown wins AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

CONCORD, NC - SEPTEMBER 19:  Antron Brown, driver of the Matco Tools top fuel dragster prepares to drive during qualifying for the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on September 19, 2009 at Zmax Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Points leader Antron Brown won the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Sunday for his seventh Top Fuel victory of the season. The defending season champion beat Steve Torrence in the final with a 3.744-second pass at 321.12 mph for his 61st career victory. Brown increased with points lead over Doug Kalitta […]

Hight night performance steals show


Robert Hight is taking a page from the playbook of his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers and is just continuing to grind it out. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis upsets Lindale; other scores from around the state

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By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Abilene 58, Weatherford 13 Aldine Eisenhower 29, Aldine MacArthur 6 Alief Hastings 46, Alief Elsik 7 Allen 42, Denton Guyer 7 Amarillo Tascosa 21, Odessa Permian 20 Arlington 33, Arlington Bowie 29 Arlington Martin 62, Arlington Houston 15 Austin Anderson 28, Austin Akins 21 Austin Bowie 37, […]

On the right track


According to Elon Werner, Director of Public Relations for John Force Racing since 2006, Ennis is one of the most popular racing sites on the tour. In fact, he says, Fall Nationals remains on the Top 5 best attended events in the United States. The relationship between the Texas Motorplex and the City of Ennis […]

Fan Fest draws a crowd downtown


An eclectic blend of people from across the region was drawn to Ennis Thursday evening for one reason: The appeal of the vroom. Find this story and more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Fan Fest set for return to downtown Thursday evening


Texas Motorplex returns downtown Ennis for a second straight year when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest invades North Dallas and West Knox Streets from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the general public. Get more details on this and other stories in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis […]

Odor’s error costs Rangers in 10th, Blue Jays win ALDS


TORONTO (AP) — Rougned Odor sidestepped another slide at second base against the Blue Jays and again threw the ball away. In May, the play started a fight. This time, it ended one. Josh Donaldson raced home from second base after Odor bounced a double-play relay in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays […]

Athlete of the Week: Tycen Thompson

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Senior running back Tycen Thompson scored a pair of touchdowns in Friday’s 24-21 win over Whitehouse. He caught a two-yard pass from Kade Graff to draw the Lions to within 14-6 in the second quarter, then ran across the goal from a yard away to reduce the Ennis deficit to 21-16 in the third period. […]

Ennis whacks Whitehouse in homecoming match; other Texas scores

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The Associated Press roundup of Texas high school football scores: PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Abilene 52, Keller Central 20 Aldine Nimitz 30, Aldine 17 Alief Taylor 68, Alief Elsik 7 Allen 38, Plano 15 Amarillo Tascosa 34, Wolfforth Frenship 27 Arlington 17, Arlington Lamar 13 Arlington Bowie 24, North Crowley 18 Arlington Houston 24, FW […]



Before he moved back to Ennis, Kage Hendrix was impossible to miss at small school Palmer. Now, at 6’5 and 300 pounds, the senior is just one of the Lions four 300-pound starters on the offensive line. Get the rest of this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Lions are kings of the court


In a showdown of two District 17-5A unbeatens Tuesday, Ennis clinched its 7th consecutive district championship with a convincing 12-3 win over visiting Corsicana. Details only in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Athletes of the Week: Mia Mach and Kaylynn Long


The girls doubles, shown above preparing to return a serve against Corsicana this past week, represent the Ennis Junior Varsity tennis team, who will be featured next week in The Ennis Daily News. The squad defeated both Groesbeck and Corsicana to lift their record to 3-0. Mia Mach (left) and Kaylynn Long are right-handed freshmen. […]

Penalties pile up against Lions


On a rare afternoon game in Ennis billed as a tribute to senior players, the game could have easily honored Flag Day, just not the kind of flags you want to salute. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Area Olympic gold medalist set to be grand marshal

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Each fall, the Texas Motorplex gears up for one of the biggest NHRA events there is. Taking the family to the Fall Nationals each October, for some Ennis racing fans, has become a tradition. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Holloway shines in rare Saturday game


Ennis junior back Kyre Holloway said playing on a Saturday was a little odd for him and his Ennis Lions, but one look at Holloway’s stat line indicates he felt pretty comfortable. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

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