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Freshwater fishing tips for area lakes

Landing fish can involve both plenty of skill and bit of luck. The former, however, comes in handy should an angler have any desire to catch enough for supper.  There are websites that provide basics for freshwater fishing, like: www.fishingtipsdepot.com/ freshwater-fishing-tips, though local fisherman Lonnie Creager, of Ennis, was asked about area lakes. His tips […]

Keever digs in at McMurry

Following a freshman baseball season that included a sharp learning curve, former Ennis standout Kyle Keever is gearing up for a sophomore campaign at McMurry University.  Members of the NCAA Division III’s American Southwest Conference, Mc- Murry struggled after an 8-10 start to finish 13-27. The War Hawks batted .244 and the pitching staff, who […]

Cochran readies for softball at Texas Tech

Michaela Cochran, a two-time All-State softball player at Ennis, red shirted her freshman year at Texas Tech while recovering from surgery to her leg.  The 5’3 dynamo with blistering speed, will begin the fall bent on proving the health of her knee while also shaking off the rust from months of inactivity, at least in […]

Ennis QB is Armed and Dangerous

What a difference a year makes. Ennis began the 2016 football season with a major question at quarterback, and it took much of the season to get fully answered. Kademon Graff and Evan Moreno began the campaign as best friends who were battling for the same job. A month into the season, the position belonged […]

Jacob Jackson wants to be a change agent

One of Ennis High School’s most colorful characters, Jacob Jackson, a recent graduate, hopes to one day return to his  alma mater as a teacher and coach.  Like a cowboy with his share of irons in the fire, the former Ennis football player, a sport he played since he was three-years old, he hungers to […]

Ennis lefthander tweets decision

Ennis pitcher Kade Bragg announced his decision to accept a scholarship offer from Texas A&M University.The lefthander went public on Twitter, stating he was “excited to announce my commitment to Texas A&M baseball. Blessed to have the opportunity to further my education and baseball career.” Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition […]

Tycen Jett Thompson revs up for a record-setting season

Prospects for a rewarding football season abound in Ennis, nowhere more than with senior Tycen Thompson. The Lions look to go beyond a first-round loss at the bi-district level in the playoffs, a snag for two straight years, while Thompson nears a pair of all-time school records. The team has been relatively quiet and focused […]

Former Ennis standout switches roles, covers media instead

Taking center stage at the Big 12 Media Days in Frisco this week, former Ennis star and starting Texas Tech safety, Jah’Shawn Johnson attracted the lights like he does the ball in the secondary. Chosen by headcoach Kliff Kingsbury as one of four players to represent the Red Raiders, Johnson was a hit. Read the […]

Ennis hires Henderson as VB coach

Kelly Henderson has been announced as the new girls volleyball coach at Ennis High School. A veteran with over a decade at the varsity level, she recently coached the Bandits of Texas club team that included players ranging from 12 to 18 years old. “I’m eager and excited about this opportunity,” she said on Thursday. […]

Ferris’ Cox shows his size is not an issue

There’s really only one word that describes Ferris senior cornerback Caleb Cox on the football field – fast. “Like, really fast,” said teammate and running back Damian Edwards. Even after nearly a full minute of tacking skill after skill onto Cox – coverage ability, smarts on the field, versatility — his head coach Brandon Layne […]

Alvarez: ‘We stay ready so we don’t have to get ready

Ennis High School senior offensive lineman Jordan McCray (above) does back squats during a workout session on Monday morning inside the EHS weightroom. A variety of student-athletes are participating in the “Summer Pride” workout sessions. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Summertime, and the recruiting ain’t easy

It’s prime summer camp season, but we’re not talking the type that includes a trip around a lake, with an arts and crafts class scheduled for later.  This type of camp is a little more labor intensive – recruiting showcase camps for high school football players.  In today’s data-driven society, sending out a highlight type […]

All EHS workouts approved by UIL

Young athletes face a myriad of physical demands, perhaps more so in southern and states in the southwest due to warmer weather. Texas trails only Louisiana in terms of the hottest state-wide average temperatures.  Until the University Interscholastic League (UIL) approved summer strength and conditioning programs by high schools in 2003, athletes were on their […]

Shaw hurls shutout; Tebow cranks walk-off

Joe Shaw hurled a five-hit shutout over seven innings in a 1-0 St. Lucie road win over Daytona on July 13. The game’s lone run came in the fourth on a solo home run by Peter Alonso, his seventh of the season at the time.  It was the second straight win for the former Ennis […]

Ferris passing game to rely on big target, Nunez

Ferris sophomore Matthew Nunez can’t really tell you from where his abilities as a wide receiver come. As he puts it, “I’ve always been able to do this stuff.”  His head coach Brandon Layne is a little more expressive in describing his young target – “the guy is a freak.”  At 6’2, 190 pounds, Nunez, […]


Ennis senior cornerback Kevion Gabriel verbally committed to Arkansas State University over the weekend.  In making the decision before the start of his final year of high school football, he said he can now focus on playing the game.  Listed as 5’10” and 170 pounds, Gabriel led the district champion Lions in interceptions (3) as […]

SAGU names men’s basketball coach

Southwestern Assemblies of God University, a week after the surprise resignation of three time national coach of the year, Donnie Bostwick, has announced he hiring of Delton Deal as the new men’s basketball head coach. Bostwick accepted an offer from Oklahoma Wesleyan after leading SAGU to five consecutive berths in the NAIA national tournament, including […]

Kyre Holloway looks to carry 2016 production into senior season NOBODY’S NUMBER TWO

When it comes to running styles, Ennis has a trio of backs – each getting it done differently. Tycen Thompson, a senior, utilizes quickness; junior James Harris has strength, while Kyre Holloway is a mesh of power and speed.  The first two have been featured in The Ennis News in recent weeks. Holloway, a 6’1, […]

Virtual world has effect on the real world

  The much anticipated Madden football video game series continues its annual tradition of trotting out the exact same product year after year on August 18, and parents everywhere are already setting aside $70 for the expense in order to quell the uprisings that happen in homes all over America when kids don’t get their […]

Ennis native takes over recruiting for Univ. of Houston

Vincent Marshall, one of the biggest names during coach Sam Harrell’s run of three state titles, has returned to his college alma mater, the University of Houston, as a recruiter for new head coach Major Applewhite. “I’ve wanted to someday get back to my alma mater,” he said in an exclusive interview with The Ennis […]

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