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2014 Title Game win to be featured in Fox series

Fox Sports Southwest will be rebroadcasting the 2014 state football championship game between Ennis and Cedar Park at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. Multiple games will air each night through Sept. 1. Building up to the start of the high school season, which begins on Sept. 1, FSSW has announced plans to relive 18 […]

Ennis Tennis off to 6-0 start

Starting the fall team tennis season without missing a beat, Ennis rolled past visiting Tomball, 16-3, to improve their record to 6-0. The Lions swept all seven doubles matches as well as the six singles matches by boys, falling only in three very competitive girls singles events. Head coach Keith Howard has prepared this team, […]

EHS making progress on indoor facility

Hellas Construction workers are nearing the completion of the EISD renovation of three, little-used gyms at the high school campus. The trio are side by side on the Lake Bardwell Drive side of Ennis High School. Converting two of the old gyms into an indoor practice facility began in early summer and was hoped to […]

Mid-air collisions sought

Being new has its advantages, as well as some liabilities. Kelly Henderson, recently hired to lead the Ennis volleyball program, hasn’t wasted any time applying established fundamentals and techniques.She has focused on those basics to ensure her team is on the same page. The Lady Lions are 4-2 after one week, though much of it […]

Multi-sport star Schanfish finds niche as Lions’ punter

When you consider Ennis High School senior Matt Schanfish has earned 32 medals in track and field since his freshman season as a 110-meter and 300-meter hurdler, it would be easy to assume his future lay in spikes and between the lanes. But, you know what they say about assuming. Running primarily the 110 and […]

Ennis netters 4-2 after tourney

Ennis volleyball ran its winning streak to four in a row before a set back in the consolation finals at Fairfield on Saturday. The Lady Lions participated in a two day tournament, played on Thursday and Saturday, which left Friday open for the team to play their home debut. While the opposition in Fairfield was […]

Standout WR to leave Ennis

Dylan Wright, the 6’4, 193-pound wide receiver who was expected to add fireworks to the Ennis offense this season, has reportedly withdrawn from school and was to enroll at West Mesquite High School this past week as confirmed by Ennis head coach and athletic director Jack Alvarez. He previously transferred from Ferris, where he was […]

Beast Mode

J.T. Mackey, the leading receiver for Ennis as a senior, is preparing for his freshman campaign at a college known more for its women’s drill team than football. After originally announcing plans to attend Blinn College, Mackey received a full-ride scholarship offer to Kilgore College in East Texas. He will not be wearing white boots […]

Flyin’ Lions now 6-0

Perennial tennis power Ennis has started off the year by flying out of the gate with six consecutive wins to start the fall, team tennis season. Head coach Keith Howard and assistant Wyatt Johnson have one of their better squads in recent years, and they have begun their new campaign by playing host to five […]

Former Ennis QB lands in LA

Tre Elliott, who rushed for 900 yards during the 2014 Ennis state championship season, is seeking a comeback at No. 12 ranked Mt. San Antonio College in California. As a junior Elliott starred in the backfield with senior Taylor Thompson, the latter rushing for a school record 1,700 yards. Then, at 5’11 and 210 pounds, […]

Ennis netters stunned Corsicana, 3-0

Ennis varsity volleyball, with one winning season over the past decade, finished the 2016 regular season with a 15-15 record. While they did qualify for the playoffs for the first time in years, their stellar moment of the season came on Oct. 18 when they hosted unbeaten Corsicana. The Lady Lions, who were in the […]

All alone, one-on-one against the world

When enemy quarterbacks look across the line of scrimmage at the Ennis defensive secondary this season, there won’t be an obvious target. Except for Vonderrick Allen. At 5’10” and 170-pounds, the senior cornerback will see his share of action since Kevion Gabriel, a Division I pledge to Arkansas State, is on the opposite corner. At […]

Selvera earning Tiger stripes, keeps heart of a Lion

Former Ennis softball standout Tayler Lenz-Selvera completed her freshman season at Grambling State University in May, a year she called one of her best ever and part of a dream come true. A leftfielder at Ennis, Selvera, 5’5, won the starting shortstop position for a young Tigers team during the spring. Academically, she earned a […]

Ennis band prepping for new year

What could be the largest band in the history of Ennis High School has begun practicing for the upcoming school year. Over 200 members, including a large freshman class, are expected to be in the ranks when classes begin on Aug. 17. Gary Goodwin, who has been directing bands for 32 years, has been at […]

Ennis VB home opener Friday

Ennis opens the new volleyball season this weekend with a home debut at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night and a two-day tournament at Fairfield on Thursday and Saturday. New head coach Kelly Henderson, with an influx of new varsity players on the roster, calls the Lady Lions “revamped” rather than rebuilding. That reveals a confidence […]

Ennis 8th grader stars for select team

Ennis eighth grader Octavius Johnson, who starts at right guard for a DFW select football team, enjoyed a notable weekend when he helped lead the Yellowjackets United to a 3-0 sweep of teams at a tournament in Round Rock. Ranked No. 5 team in the nation in their 13-and- Under age group, the orange-clad Yellowjackets […]

Alvarez previews 2017 season with Lions Club

Ennis High School head football coach Jack Alvarez is excited heading into 2017, he told the Noon Lions Club this week. Coming off a 7-4 campaign in 2016, the head Lion talked to the club about his expectations for 2017, saying the last two seasons were “about rebuilding,” before admitting “this year, I think we […]

Alvarez gives Noon Lions Club football preview

Ennis football coach Jack Alvarez (right) spoke to 70 members and guests at Wednesday’s Lions Club meeting about the upcoming football season, saying, “We have a very special, hardworking group of boys and we will make a very hard run for the state championship.” Also pictured is member J. Niswonger. Read the full story and […]

Ennis football announces Media Day

Ennis football will hold a media day on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Lion Memorial Stadium. The primary purpose of the day will be for player, group and team photos for publication use by the media. In the announcement, assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick issued a list of area media invited to the annual event, then […]

FNF Magazine forecast for 12 area teams

A second magazine about high school football in Texas has called for Ennis to win its district championship, though this one predicts the Lions will also get past the first round in the Class 5A playoffs. Friday Night Football has produced a series for eight years covering Texas and five other states. It forecasts 1,071 […]

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