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SECOND ENNIS DEFENSIVE BACK MAKES VERBAL D-I COMMITMENT

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 […]

Avalon’s 5’5″ running back steps into feature role in 2017

Don’t blink, or you might miss Miguel Padron. Well, at 5’5”, 140 pounds, you might miss him anyway, but in this case it’s his speed that makes the upcoming sophomore hard to pin down on the football field, and has defenders grasping at air. Padron, who helped guide Avalon to an 8-4 record last season […]

Richmond track changes name, plans $30M update

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Raceway is now Richmond Raceway and is due for $30 million in redevelopment over the next 15 months. Track President Dennis Bickmeier and International Speedway Corp. CEO Lesa France Kennedy made the announcements Tuesday. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be […]

Avalon senior QB looks to guide Eagles back to playoffs

Eric Smith enters his senior season at Avalon High School with a simple goal: to win more. After leading the Eagles to an 8-4 record a year ago, he is bent on a longer stay in the Class 1A playoffs. Standing 5’10 and tipping the scales at 170 pounds, the right hander is about to […]

O.C. hopes to make 2017 breakout year

Ovilla Christian High School has been playing six-man football for just four years, all under head coach Greg Hayes, and with two state playoff berths over the past two seasons, has plenty of hope entering their fifth campaign. As a member of TAPPS Division I, District 2, the Eagles will have a tough task making […]

Local man shares big catch

Ennis man Stuart Wallace hauled in this 7.23-pound bass on Lake Clark in Ennis recently and had this photo taken to commemorate the trophy catch. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Battle for Los Angeles

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values. The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be the “ideal Olympic city.” Emmanuel Macron and Eric Garcetti offered a vision on Monday at the Olympic Museum of why Paris and LA should host the Summer Games. Both […]

NBA Opinion – Packing up my bags & headed out East

Mark Cuban wants out of the Western Conference. And who could blame him? With 14 legitimate superstars bolting for the West during this NBA free agency period, the deck is slowly stacking up against a team whose best players in 2017, right now, look to be Nerlens Noel, Wesley Matthews and some rookie from North […]

Big loyalty in Big D

Dirk Nowitzki signed this week with the flailing Dallas Mavericks, proving once and for all that in some far, tucked away corner of the professional sports, there are still players who value loyalty over their pocketbook. It feels weird to say that about the Mavericks, that they are anything other than the class of the […]

‘Hachie drops state 7- on -7 title bout on 2-pt try

Waxahachie dropped the Adidas Texas State 7-on-7 championship, 34-33, to Lake Travis when quarterback Bryse Salik overthrew a two-point conversion pass on the game’s final play. Salik, who will be a senior in the fall, fired to his left to Tevin Wofford, who had a step on a defender, but the ball glanced off the […]

Ennis Bass Club takes on Lake Fork

After fishing the south end of Cedar Creek Lake in June, the Ennis Bass Club is tackling the legendary Lake Fork today in East Texas. The Sunday tournament, which was scheduled to launch at 5:55 a.m. from the public ramp on Highway 154, was expected to draw a good crowd of anglers. Lake Fork is […]

Ennis’ Stapleton takes Midlothian soccer job

Veteran boys and girls soccer coach Brent Stapleton resigned his seven-year post at Ennis High school on June 27 to accept the head girls coaching gig at Midlothian High School. The move brought a list of praiseworthy comments about his years in Ennis. He made it clear the decision was based on the proximity to […]

Cowboys’ LB Damien Wilson arrested on assault with weapon charges

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was accused of backing his truck into a woman and threatening a man with a rifle during a dispute with some tailgaters. Frisco police said Wilson was arrested Tuesday outside of Toyota Stadium during the […]

SAGU men’s coach Bostwick resigns; returns to Oklahoma

Drawn by the closeness to family, Donnie Bostwick returned to Northeast Oklahoma to accept the head coaching position at Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Thursday. The three-time national coach of the year with one of the highest winning percentages in all of college hoops, left Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie after six seasons. Bostwick […]

EHS VBall coach Newton resigns

Jonathan Newton resigned as head coach of Ennis volleyball last week to accept a position at Mansfield Timberview. He had a three year record of 45-61 and a bi-district playoff berth last November. Newton also served as an assistant boys soccer coach under Brent Stapleton. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of […]

Ennis’ K.D. Davis ranks in Top 100 Dallas-area recruits

Ennis outside linebacker turned safety Kevyon “K.D.” Davis is listed at No. 93 among the top 100 recruits in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area. The list represents 56 schools, and was recently updated by SportsDayHS of The Dallas Morning News. Davis is one of only two players from Ellis County. Find this story and more in your […]

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