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Ennis to take its swings at Lovejoy

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When No. 6 Ennis (23-5) and No. 9 Lovejoy (27-4) meet in the second game of a best-of-three series Friday at Rockwall’s Campbell Complex, the post-season rivals will have plenty at stake. Trailing 1-0 in the Class 5A Region II semifinals, the Lady Lions need to win to play in Saturday’s 1 p.m. decisive third game. A loss on […]

Stuckly jumps to 5th at state track

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Ennis freshman high jumper Katherine Stuckly cleared 5’5” to finish fifth at the Class 5A State Track & Field Championship. Stuckly, the lone freshman to qualify for a berth at state, had hoped to set a personal best at 5’7, which would’ve allowed her to win a medal. Still, the 5-foot-10 Stuckly enjoyed a highly […]

Lions football camps adjusts schedule

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Who said there’s only one sport in Ennis? While football is still king in E-Town, a few other sports hold their own, including tennis and softball. The Lady Lions have advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs, prompting Jack Alvarez, football head coach and athletic director, to alter plans for the conclusion of […]

Bulldogs not intimidated in playoffs

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Forgive the Palmer baseball team if they appear as fearless as an unchained pit bull. Coach Rusty Blankenship’s ball club has faced some ferocious foes and has yet to flinch. They don’t plan on starting now either. The Bulldogs and their misleading 16-6 record head into the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs […]

Lake Bardwell yields record blue catfish

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A local fly fisherman who was wristing home-made tackle mistakenly thought his last cast of the day had snagged something near the bottom. Forty-five minutes later he reeled in a state-record, 35.5 pound blue catfish at nearby Lake Bardwell. Dr. Kirk Brown, 65, a semi-retired anesthesiologist from Waxahachie, along with a friend, David Roberts, were […]

Maliska has successful debut season

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When her plans to attend NCAA Division II St. Edwards University changed, so did Taylor Maliska’s compass. She headed to Weatherford College, 83 miles northwest of Ennis. The two-time All-State pitcher for the Lady Lions had planned to learn under the tutelage of former UT pitching great, Cat Osterman, an assistant coach at SEU in […]

Lions hold season-ending awards banquet

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A season in which Ennis appeared primed for a late season run at the playoffs finished with a disappointing 1-7 stretch, but it didn’t prevent them from enjoying a year-end review during Monday’s team banquet. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Palmer softball season ends

The Palmer Lady Bulldogs lost the final game of their best of three series with Holliday 9-7, ending their season. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Palmer baseball advances

The exciting conclusion of the Palmer baseball Bi-District series with Peaster would take only 18 minutes. After a 14-inning 2-0 victory Friday night in Joshua, and a 10-inning tie ballgame that was first moved and later called due to weather Saturday night, both teams made the journey back to the turf ball fields of Graford […]

Lady Lions to play DH Friday in Red Oak as weather changes Ennis-Corsicana schedule and location

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The looming threats of thunderstorms through the weekend has led athletic officials at both Ennis and Corsicana to completely change their best-of-three series this weekend in hopes of getting to play at all. Instead of a single game Friday in Ennis, the No. 7 ranked Lady Lions (20-4) will meet the Lady Tigers (17-10) in a double-header Friday in […]

Waking the echoes, Lions look to roar again

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Winning 14 games in a row in back-to-back seasons will get you plenty of attention. It will also get you a target on your back. The four years of the Jack Alvarez era has revived the spirit of champions past, a sort of Wake Up the Echoes, Ennis style. After a 14-1 season two years […]

Super Chevy Cruise from Waxahachie to Ennis

Classic cars are meant for cruising. New cars, too, are meant for cruising! A cruise will kick off the O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex and all Chevy and GM vehicles are invited to join the VIP drive from Waxahachie to Ennis on Saturday, May 16. See the report in the Ennis […]

Motorplex announces RFC chaplain

Racers for Christ chaplains always provide a vitally important service to competitors all over the country. Texas Motorplex is lucky to have a native Texan serve as the RFC chaplain for 2015. David Cox of Cleburne will handle RFC duties for drag racing competitors and fans for the 2015 season. It won’t be the first […]

Five Ennis events to state track

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A year after having a lone member of the Ennis track team advance to the State Track and Field Championships in Austin, the squad had five earn the trip this spring. The Flyin’ Lions, who competed at the Class 5A Regionals over the weekend at UT-Arlington, felt they could have sent more. Still, a freshman […]

Palmer softball on to Area Round

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The Palmer Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Area round of the playoffs in Region 2-3A after a 3-game series versus Hillsboro this weekend. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis heads down tourney trail

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Reaching the Final Four in Texas high school softball is an arduous task. To earn a shot at the state championship a team must eliminate five teams just to make it to Austin, where the four regional winners meet to determine who receives a coronation. A year ago Ennis (38-5-1) ran the gauntlet for a […]

No. 7 Ennis hosts playoff gameFriday

Like a mighty river the Ennis softball continues to churn out a steady stream of winning teams. A year after advancing to the state championship game they are once again participating in the post-season by winning their fourth district championship in a row. Friday night the Lady Lions play host to W.H. Adamson at 6:30 p.m. in a […]

Longtime baseball coaches step down

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District 14-5A champion Waxahachie avenged a 1-0 loss to Ennis a month ago by taking the rematch, 11-0, in a game that marked the farewell of two longtime coaches. As expected, the game was the final in the longtime coaching career of Ennis assistant Kelvin Blank. It brought a gracious end to decades in the […]

Ennis hires two new football coaches

Ennis High School has announced the hire of two new football position coaches in the wake of offensive coordinator Brandon Layne making public his resignation to take a head coaching job at La Vernia High School, near San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Palmer baseball gains revenge

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The Palmer Bulldogs baseball team got revenge on the Maypearl Panthers Tuesday, beating them 6-1 in 7 innings on their home field. The Bulldogs started things off right in the first inning, after senior pitcher, Brian Archibald struck out 3 of the first 4 batters for Maypearl. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

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