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Boys XC makes regionals, girls fall to fourth

Led by sophomore Stoney Duke, the Ennis boys cross country team qualified for a berth at regionals with a solid showing in Thursday’s District 17-5A meet at Jaycee Park. The top three teams advance along with the Top Ten finishers overall. The Lions narrowly missed out on second place, though all seven runners will be […]

Tennis snuffs out Dragons, 16-0, wins title

Cresting at the right time, the Ennis varsity tennis team routed Nacogdoches on Tuesday by a 16-0 count, and will enter the Class 5A playoffs as the No. 1 ranked team in Region III. Senior Tori Wilhoite, the Lions No. 1 singles player, rallied to defeat Katelyn Coutee after falling in the first set, 7-5. […]

Ennis uses strong ground game to win district opener

Junior running back James Harris ran for 161 yards and three downs and senior Tycen Thompson added 146 and a pair of scoring runs to power Ennis to a 34-10 road win over Whitehouse in the District 17-5A. Scoring on their first possession of each half, the Lions took command from the start. Taking the […]

Ennis runners host district XC meet

For a second year in a row, area cross country fans have an opportunity to watch plenty of action as the six schools from District 17-5A meet on Thursday, Oct. 12, to determine the 2017 district championship in both the boys and girls divisions. A year ago the Lady Lions earned a coronation after taking […]

Ennis netters topped in 4 sets

Ennis dropped a four-set home match to Corsicana on Friday as the visiting Tigers moved into third place while the Lady Lions slipped to fourth. The pair will meet again in the regular season finalein two weeks, Oct. 24. Corsicana won the first two games, 26-24 and 25-13, before the Lady Lions regrouped to avoid […]

Alvarez reaches milestone with his 54th win

When listing the best head coaches in the history of Ennis football, it doesn’t take long to call the roll. With the Lions 17-13 conquest of previously unbeaten Austin Del Valle (Class 6A) ten days ago, Jack Alvarez notched his 54th win in maroon. It moved him past Don Essary and into the No. 2 […]

Lions run game in for a challenge

Starting the District 17-5A race with a trip to Whitehouse, perhaps the most formidable foe Ennis will face, sets the stage for the five-week league season. The winner will have command with a huge victory. The defending district champion Lions are considered the favorites, though the host Wildcats were picked second by Dave Campbell’s Texas […]

Beakley, Hull shine for Lady Lions in 3-set defeat to Lindale

Fueled by the strong play of junior Audrey Beakley, Ennis built leads in all three games against first place Lindale on Tuesday. However, they faded in each during a three-set defeat, 25-15, 25-21 and 25-17. The first place Eagles played the part by limiting mistakes and received a superior effort from their young setters, sophomore […]

Lions rout Corsicana, clinch district crown

Riding a commanding 6-1 lead after seven doubles matches, Ennis went on to a 17-2 rout of previously unbeaten Corsicana on the road on Tuesday. The win gave the Lions a 4-0 mark in the District 17- 5A standings, a game ahead of both Corsicanab and Lindale. Read the full story and more in your […]

Lions, area teams look for more success in district

Two weeks of superb play has Ennis entering the five-game district season with renewed optimism. Facing future opponents, none of them daunting, the Lions have a legitimate chance to run the table and successfully defend their 2016 title. Last Friday’s 17-13 dismantling of Class 6A Del Valle, a team who had averaged 415 yards per […]

Lady Lions serve up sweep at Nac

Ennis moved to 2-1 in the District 17-5A volleyball standings by sweeping Nacogdoches in three sets on Friday night. Overall, the team is 15-10 with seven matches remaining. The Lady Lions won the first game, 25-23, then got on track and snuffed out the Dragons in both the second and third games by a 25-14 […]

Ennis rackets gearup for playoffs

Headed into Tuesday evening’s road match at Corsicana, the Ennis tennis team has their eyes squarely fixed on tuning up for the fast approaching state playoffs. Behind veteran coaches Keith Howard and Wyatt Johnson, the squad is 12-1 and has one match remaining. Next Tuesday, Oct. 10, they welcome Nacogdoches to the Lions Tennis Center […]

Minus Shark, Jett, Lions show true heart

After predicting this team would take the field, they finally did in Austin. The offense was high-powered and rumbled while the defense, after changes and tweaks, silenced a team averaging 48 points per game. The question rising among fans was, will this talented team roll on all cylinders for an entire game. It had played […]

Lady Lions swept by first place Whitehouse

Slow out of the gate in all three games, Ennis was swept at home by Whitehouse on Tuesday night. The Wildcats, 24-8 overall and 2-0 in District 17-5A, took the games without being seriously threatened by scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-18. The Lady Lions, now 14-10 and 1-1, couldn’t control the ball on first […]

Lions tennis roars, now 12-1

On the strength of two district routs, 10-0 over Jacksonville and 13-1 against Whitehouse, Ennis is nearing another district championship. Head coach Keith Howard has led the perennial fall tennis powers to a 3-0 league mark with just two dates remaining on the schedule. After reeling off nine straight wins, including a 13-6 triumph over […]

Lions pull out nailbiter; Graff, Harris lead the way

Led by a tenacious defense and an offense that gutted out an impressive 17-13 Ennis road win over previously unbeaten Austin Del Valle. Trailing 13-7 in the second quarter the Lions lost both K.D. Davis and Tycen Thompson, arguably the best players on the team, the Lions circled the wagons and gutted out an inspiring […]

Now 14-9, Ennis enters district season

Ennis took to the road on Friday, then rolled past Jacksonville, 3-1, in the first District 17-5A volleyball match of the season at the John Alexander Gymnasium. The Lady Lions, now 14-9 overall, won the first two games, 25-14 and 25-17, dropped the third, 25-19, before clinching the victory with a 25-17 triumph on the […]

Ennis vs. Del Valle

When Ennis takes the field at 4,000 seat Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, all eyes will be on him. Alfred Grear, a 5’9” senior dynamo for Del Valle, has exploded out of the blocks in the first four games for the Cardinals. What he lacks in height he more than makes up for in elusiveness […]

Ennis XC achieves high marks

Ennis cross country athletes took advantage of the home turf and sunny conditions on Saturday where the varsity boys and girls earned second place and fourth place finishes at the annual Lions Den Invitational at Jaycee Park. Two boys, Stoney Duke and Ulises Herrera both sprinted to a Top 10 finish, with Duke, a sophomore, […]

Next level debut good for Noel

Recent Ennis graduate and four-time state qualifier in cross country and track, Alyssa Noel, placed 6th and 15th in her first two collegiate meets for St. Edward’s University. Listed at 5’3 on the NCAA Division II school’s athletic website, the freshman has competed in two races: hosted by Our Lady of the Lake University in […]

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