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Cowboys Fans: Let’s Hope Elliot Case Doesn’t Linger

If you are Cowboys fan, which is safe to say a lot of us are, there is cause for concern regarding the ever-changing Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence case. There is little doubt a lot of us have been following Elliott’s latest saga, whether it be keeping up to date from stories online […]

McCray takes reigns at left tackle, welcomes challenge

Jordan McCray is following in the footsteps of former Ennis all-state left tackle, Trendon Rolen. Saying he has huge shoes to fill may be a figure of speech, but the 6’4, 315 pound McCray has a straight-forward approach. “Right now I’m kind of unknown,” he said, “but eventually people will know.” More than matching the […]

Avalon opens fall camp intent on defending district crown

Coming off a 7-3 regular season last year, the Eagles might be young, but they are hungry. Avalon head coach Cole said he is still accessing players regarding the team’s defense, but with the return on two veterans to his six-man squad, the sky is the limit if key players have a breakout season. “We […]

SAGU signs D-I transfer

Southwestern Assemblies of God University landed a former all-district pitcher at Class 6A Mansfield High School when Casey Waterman transferred from NCAA Division I Louisiana-Monroe. Waterman, a 6’0 right-hander, appeared in four games at ULM, posting a 2-2 won-lost ledger. Her victories came against Tennessee State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. She has two years of eligibility […]

2014 Title Game win to be featured in Fox series

Fox Sports Southwest will be rebroadcasting the 2014 state football championship game between Ennis and Cedar Park at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. Multiple games will air each night through Sept. 1. Building up to the start of the high school season, which begins on Sept. 1, FSSW has announced plans to relive 18 […]

Ennis Tennis off to 6-0 start

Starting the fall team tennis season without missing a beat, Ennis rolled past visiting Tomball, 16-3, to improve their record to 6-0. The Lions swept all seven doubles matches as well as the six singles matches by boys, falling only in three very competitive girls singles events. Head coach Keith Howard has prepared this team, […]

EHS making progress on indoor facility

Hellas Construction workers are nearing the completion of the EISD renovation of three, little-used gyms at the high school campus. The trio are side by side on the Lake Bardwell Drive side of Ennis High School. Converting two of the old gyms into an indoor practice facility began in early summer and was hoped to […]

Palmer putting 2016 in rearview

Palmer football, like Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “Speed,” is bent on outrunning the memory of last year’s 1-9 season. Head coach Don Waddle has seen the determination of an entire team during the off season. “They are a hungry bunch,” he said. “Our guys enjoy playing together and this group is doing everything possible to […]

Mid-air collisions sought

Being new has its advantages, as well as some liabilities. Kelly Henderson, recently hired to lead the Ennis volleyball program, hasn’t wasted any time applying established fundamentals and techniques.She has focused on those basics to ensure her team is on the same page. The Lady Lions are 4-2 after one week, though much of it […]

Multi-sport star Schanfish finds niche as Lions’ punter

When you consider Ennis High School senior Matt Schanfish has earned 32 medals in track and field since his freshman season as a 110-meter and 300-meter hurdler, it would be easy to assume his future lay in spikes and between the lanes. But, you know what they say about assuming. Running primarily the 110 and […]

Ennis netters 4-2 after tourney

Ennis volleyball ran its winning streak to four in a row before a set back in the consolation finals at Fairfield on Saturday. The Lady Lions participated in a two day tournament, played on Thursday and Saturday, which left Friday open for the team to play their home debut. While the opposition in Fairfield was […]

Palmer’s Brian Black dedicates play to late father

Determined to bounce back after a dismal 1-9 campaign last year, Palmer football has more wind in their sails than you’d expect. Call it hope, and it springs eternal at the start of training camp. That the Bulldogs are so eager, considering the district they are in, says plenty about this cast of players and […]

Standout WR to leave Ennis

Dylan Wright, the 6’4, 193-pound wide receiver who was expected to add fireworks to the Ennis offense this season, has reportedly withdrawn from school and was to enroll at West Mesquite High School this past week as confirmed by Ennis head coach and athletic director Jack Alvarez. He previously transferred from Ferris, where he was […]

Beast Mode

J.T. Mackey, the leading receiver for Ennis as a senior, is preparing for his freshman campaign at a college known more for its women’s drill team than football. After originally announcing plans to attend Blinn College, Mackey received a full-ride scholarship offer to Kilgore College in East Texas. He will not be wearing white boots […]

Flyin’ Lions now 6-0

Perennial tennis power Ennis has started off the year by flying out of the gate with six consecutive wins to start the fall, team tennis season. Head coach Keith Howard and assistant Wyatt Johnson have one of their better squads in recent years, and they have begun their new campaign by playing host to five […]

Gabriel trumpets his case at Midwestern State

Midwestern State University junior running back Nick Gabriel, who was a two-time First Team All-District RB at Ennis, is busting a move for a starting berth for the Mustangs. The 6’0, 208-pounder rushed for 163 yards on 28 carries as a reserve last season. This could be the year he makes a move to earn […]

Former Ennis QB lands in LA

Tre Elliott, who rushed for 900 yards during the 2014 Ennis state championship season, is seeking a comeback at No. 12 ranked Mt. San Antonio College in California. As a junior Elliott starred in the backfield with senior Taylor Thompson, the latter rushing for a school record 1,700 yards. Then, at 5’11 and 210 pounds, […]

Ferris Opens Fall Camp WITH ?s

As the Ferris Yellowjackets opened fall camp this week, with final preparations being made before their September 1 kick-off versus Bonham High School at home, head coach Brandon Layne said there are still some position battles on-going. Quarterback is a toss-up between senior Riley Fagan and junior Kobe Lankford; Fagan standing as the incumbent after […]

Ennis netters stunned Corsicana, 3-0

Ennis varsity volleyball, with one winning season over the past decade, finished the 2016 regular season with a 15-15 record. While they did qualify for the playoffs for the first time in years, their stellar moment of the season came on Oct. 18 when they hosted unbeaten Corsicana. The Lady Lions, who were in the […]

All alone, one-on-one against the world

When enemy quarterbacks look across the line of scrimmage at the Ennis defensive secondary this season, there won’t be an obvious target. Except for Vonderrick Allen. At 5’10” and 170-pounds, the senior cornerback will see his share of action since Kevion Gabriel, a Division I pledge to Arkansas State, is on the opposite corner. At […]

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