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Ross named allregion, all-state

Leading Ennis in scoring and rebounding, Tyquanna Ross (23) was clearly the top impact player in District 14-5A. Tyquanna Ross capped a standout basketball career at Ennis when she was chosen to both the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-Region and All-State teams. A 5’10” combo guard who also played forward, signed a scholarship […]

Lelani, Beakley power Lady Lions past Cleburne

On the strength of a pair of first inning home runs by Aubree Lalani and sophomore Mattie Beakley, Ennis snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 12-4 rout of Cleburne on Wednesday. Leadoff hitter Lalani smoked a liner to left field – barely clearing the fence, and Beakley crushed a two-run frozen rope that clanged […]

Lions soccer clinch playoff berth

Despite a few less than desirable results of late, the Ennis boys soccer team has clinched a playoff spot in District 14-5A with one match remaining. Kyle Taylor, the head coach, has the Lions (12-8-3) positioned for a shot at second place, which a victory at Corsicana on March 22 would help. They are currently […]

Seven Ennis hoopsters make All-District

Rising like cream to the top, Ennis senior guard Zion Manuel, recently named the Offensive Player of the Year by District 14-5A basketball coaches, overcame two years of frustration to reach the zenith among scoring threats in the seven-team league. While he had his moments during his previous seasons in maroon, the stars finally aligned […]

Lady Lions run out of gas in late loss

Ryan Nutt (left), Aubree Lelani had noteworthy performances in Wednesday’s game against Corsicana. Ennis and Corsicana agreed to move their District 14-5A softball opener from the frigid conditions of Tuesday to Wednesday. Turns out the only thing colder were the bats of the Lady Lions. Jumping to a 5-1 lead after four innings, the hosts […]

Ennis powerlifters win East Texas regional

Coach Castillo, from left, Leo Hernandez, Kobie Vasquez, Coach Kostiha, Jesus Reyes, Anthony Ray, Christian Charles, Christian Adams, Isiah Nies, Nolan Haden. Ennis powerlifters won the Region 3, Division I meet on Thursday in Tyler for the first time since the school began competing in the sport in 1985. “We’ve probably placed third three or […]

Baseball Lions Gearing Up for Third Tourney

Ennis baseball survived a wet and rugged tournament field over the weekend and still produced a 2-3 record. Currently the Lions are 5-4-1 as they enter their third and final tournament during Mar. 7-9. Five games in less than three days not only taxes the team roster, it does likewise for every club entered in […]

Bardwell Bad Boy signs to play tennis

Erdmann signing with Coach Speegle. Described as the Bardwell Bad Boy by Head Coach Keith Howard, Ennis senior tennis player Ben Erdmann is quite the opposite. Unless you’re taking the court against him. At 5’9 and 140-pounds, he is not physically intimidating. Rather than overpower his opponents he counter-punches them to death. Tennis aficionados describe […]

Yrlas homers to pace Pride past Centerville

Aubree Lelani pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning to preserve a 5-3 Ennis softball victory over visiting Centerville. Played during driving mist, the Lady Lions improved their overall record to 5-7-1 while C’ville slipped to 5-3. The 5’6 Lelani yielded an infield grounder before hitting a batter with no outs. […]

Lady Lions Growing, Learning at 5-7-1 – Yrlas, Beakley, Nutt, Dolezalik are Early Leaders

Mattie Beakley(10), Kenedee Yrlas(4), Jayme Esparza(3), Aubrey Dolezalik(13), Nary a senior or bonafide All-District candidate dots the Ennis softball roster for Karah Kinder, the first year coach. Having won over 90 games at Mansfield Summit, she has a knack for fielding competitive teams and despite the youth movement she has with the Lady Lions, don’t […]

Creating an Uproar

When the Ennis boys basketball team qualified for a berth in last Tuesday’s bi-district playoff game at DeSoto, a large crowd tripled those who cheered for Mesquite Poteet, including Dr. Alexander Weir, III. Flanked by team mascots at the end of the game, Weir was all smiles in spite of the outcome of the game. […]

Seven Lion Power-Lifters Advance to Tyler – Group is the Most Since Nine in 2013

The Pride of Lion lifters includes, from left-to-right: Robelo DeLeon, Jesus Reyes, Christian Charles, Nolan Haden, Camden Castillo, Leo Hernandez and Kobie Vasquez. Seven weight-lifters from Ennis performed very well Kennedale last week, all of them now bound for the Class 5A, Regional No. 3 on March 7 at Tyler Robert E. Lee H.S. Veteran […]

Ennis Lions Tennis / Varsity Madness Tournament

Mixed Pairs was also dominated by Ennis, who won the top two places. Ella Goedrich and Zach Crockett (left) won first place, while second place went to Jacob Beltran and Amanda Almanza. Five area high schools competed in the annual Varsity Madness tournament at th Ennis Tennis Center, including the host Lions, Class 5A Midlothian, Class […]

Nolan Haden – Athlete of the Week – Sponsored by Ennis State Bank

Lions Playoff Run Comes Up Short – Poteet Pulls Away From Close Game to Oust Ennis

Zion Manuel (2) gets past Jeremiah Wells (4). A 14-2 second quarter run was followed up with a convincing second half to power Poteet to a 70-51 drubbing of Ennis in a boys bi-district playoff game. Making their first playoff appearance in seven years, the Lions gameplan execution out of the gate was confident and […]

Ennis Track & Field Teams Enjoy Large Turnout

Distance runner, Stoney Duke. Coach Lonnie Redning, Randi McAnally in action at Lions Den meet at Jaycee Park. Interest in high school track is high and so is optimism for a successful season in Ennis. Both the Lady Lions and Lions have begun practicing for what will likely be a four or five meet season, […]

Lions Finally Prey on Playoffs Post-Season Berth is First in Seven Years

Lions Head Coach Roynal Bridgeforth.For the first time since Head Coach Jerry Mason led a 21-13 Ennis team on an eight-game winning streak into the post-season during the 2011-12 season, has the boys basketball team qualified for the playoffs. That year they reached the third round. But that was seven years ago. Seven lonely seasons, […]

Athlete of the Week – Zion Manuel of Ennis

Midlothian Blanks Ennis in Soccer, 1-0

Ennis’ Jonny Alferez (7). Midlothian defeated Ennis in both boys and girls soccer on Friday, each with a 1-0 verdict. The Lions record slipped to 10-6-1 while the Lady Lions are at 3-7-1. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Lady Lions Have Month-Long Road Trip – Kinder is High on Defense, Batterymates

Karah Kinder, the new softball coach at Ennis, doesn’t appearing to be lacking when it comes to firm leadership. She cannot, however, control the weather. Tuesday the Lady Lions’ home debut was moved to Ferris due to standing water.Whether it was played wasn’t known at press time yesterday. Kinder’s has a young, rebuilding squad with […]

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