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Lion Country Safari

Ennis spring football practices came to an end with an intra-squad scrimmage last Friday. Lezley Norris was active shooting Lions from a safe distance. Shown here are two varsity QB’s, including returning starter Dyllan Santos (No. 2), and plenty of photos of players vying to fill positions at running back. Also seen are offensive linemen […]

Athlete of the Week

Jeremy Robinson The senior led Palmer (19-8-2) to within an out of sweeping Gunter (24-8) in the area round. Robinson collected four hits in six trips to the plate, scored four times, drove in a run and had a double and triple all while batting leadoff. Known for his speed and competitive drive, Robinson ran […]

Drake named new Athletic Director

Ennis ISD completed their search for a new Athletic Director when they introduced Don Drake, formerly the football head coach and A.D. at Mc-Kinney Boyd High School. The announcement was made Tuesday at the school board meeting. Drake built the entire athletic program at the Class 6A school, which opened its doors in 2006. He […]

Ennis anglers couldn’t find Nemo

A distant finish in the state bass fishing tournament at Cedar Creek Lake didn’t sink the spirits of the two teams from Ennis High School who qualified. Cole Reno and Marshal Sladacek, who caught one 2.14 pounder on the first day and none on Sunday, came in 225th of 283 teams, while Alec Cabezas and […]

Ennis defense showing teeth in spring camp

Inspiration from Sam Harrell is sometimes served cold, other times hot. Judge for yourself at Tuesday’s post-practice chat.Three weeks of spring training are at the midway point and aspiring football players are battling for starting assignments, vying to move up on the depth chart and for many, a deeper grasp of Sam Harrell’s offensive system. […]

Four Ennis anglers to cast at state

Courtesy Photo/Perry Nutt-Left-to-right: Cole Reno, Marshall Sladacek and Caleb Goedrich, Alec Cabezas. Ennis will have two pairs of anglers competing at the UIL Texas High School Bass Fishing state tournament at Cedar Creek Lake on Saturday. The event will have 285 teams, which consist of two students and a boat captain/sponsor. Each duo qualified during […]

Three recent T&F standouts

Dane Vernor (center) on the medal stand. Fans of the speed, finesse and power that is illustrated in track and field can recite the scores of gifted athletes who have worn maroon while stepping onto post-event medal platforms. Here are three of the recent best: Ravi DuBose / Texas A&M Commerce He won indoor, All-American […]

Vernor and discus soars to state meet

Ennis junior Dan Vernor (5’11, 195) qualified for the Class 5A State Track and Field Championship last weekend at the University of Texas at Arlington by throwing the discus 161 feet and three inches. He was the lone member of the Lions team to advance to the state meet, which is scheduled for May 10-11 […]

JV Lions T&F team edged by Red Oak Teams wins three firsts, six 2nd place awards

Performing at a fevered pitch that points brightly to next year, the Ennis junior varsity track and field team took second place, narrowly, at the District 14-5A meet at Joshua. Red Oak eked past the Lions, 157 to 153 in team points. A young and athletic lineup did not disappoint, racking up hardware throughout the […]

All-District soccer selects 13 from Ennis

Ennis capped one of its best boys soccer seasons in recent memory this spring when they compiled a 12-10-3 record and their 5-4-3 mark in District 14-5A was good enough for a third place finish. It also produced 13 players on the All-District team, including five on the First Team. Head Coach Kyle Taylor’s squad […]

Ennis begins spring football Harrell introduces safety headgear to practices

Tuesday commenced the start of a month of spring football training and workouts at Ennis with head coach Sam Harrell up front in targeting lineup needs as well as out front in player safety. Almost a year after his successful return to the Lions, where his teams won three state championships and he earned legendary […]

Ennis T&F dominated with nine girls Lemonia qualifies for Area meet in four categories

L’Derria Myers, the school record-setting junior in the 200 meter hurdles, is flanked by track coaches Byron Northrup (left) and Lonnie Redning. Junior Paige Lemonia has prospered in an outstanding athletic season in maroon as an all-district hoopster as well as an Area qualifier in track and field in four categories. She headlines a group […]

Ennis send five to tennis regionals – Class 5A tourney held in Allen, Apr. 17-18

2019 Class 5A / Region 2 Ennis Tennis Qualifiers. Back Row (left-to-right): Ben Erdmann, Anthony Hernandez. Front Row: Rebecca Almanza, Zoe Howard, Vicky Rendon. Ennis will be represented by five members when the Class 5A Regional 2 tennis tournament is hosted this week, April 17-18, by Allen High School. Head Coach Keith Howard’s squad will […]

Athlete of the Week – Aubree Lalani

Honza, Ennis outlast Cleburne in 11, 6-5

Teammates tackle Jarron Honza following his game-winning hit. Like playing close-proximity dodgeball against a well-armed octopus, Ennis somehow sidestepped scoring threats for 11 innings until they mustered one to escape No. 9 ranked Cleburne, 6-5, to snap the Jackets 20-game district winning streak. Friday’s home Houdini thriller lifted the Lions to 10-9-2 overall and to […]

Young track talent heads to Joshua

Ennis treks 55 miles to Joshua on Wednesday and Friday, April 10 and 12, for the District 14-5A track and field meet, with the top qualifiers moving ahead to the Area meet, April 18, again in Joshua. Those succeeding will advance to the Region 2 meet in Arlington during April 26-27. Stephen Morrow, a longtime […]

Jasso scores lone run in Waco setback Lady Lions close at home, April 16

Clare Jasso. For the fifth time in nine league games, Ennis scored less than five runs, and like the previous occasions, it resulted in a defeat, this time a 12-1 loss at Waco University H.S. The youngest team in District 14-5A fell to 7-19-1 overall and 2-7 in league action. Three games remain, two of […]

Cleburne blanks ‘Cats, Jenkins get 2 hits

Clayton Jenkins had the Lions two hits and is now hitting .359. Like a lonely scarecrow in a field of stubble, runs for the Ennis offense have been scarce for weeks. Take Tuesday’s game in Cleburne, the Lions were whitewashed and held to a pair of hits, both by Clayton Jenkins, as the No. 9 […]

Kings, Queens of the Court Ennis Rules District Tennis Again

Back row (left to right) Logan Rendon, Josh Noel, Jacob Beltran, Zach Crockett, Drew Grayson, Charles Mathes, Ben Erdmann, Anthony Hernandez. Front Row (left-to-right) Amanda Almanza, Maegen Newsom, Rylee Boston, Vicky Rendon, Ella Goedrich, Lanie Spence, Zoe Howard, Rebecca Almanza with Nina Tobar Raney. Rolling on a river, the Ennis varsity tennis program steamrolled to […]

Fuentes 3-run double leads Lady Lions to 10-6 win

Freshman Makayla Fuentes drove a bases-loaded double to the fence in right-centerfield to break a 6-6 tie in the ninth inning to propel Ennis to a 10-6 win on the road at Corsicana on Friday. The victory was a sweet payback after Corsicana beat the Lady Lions a month ago, 9-5, by scoring eight times […]

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