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PLAYOFF ROUND-UP: A look at Ellis County girls’ basketball ahead of round one

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE The Waxahachie Lady Indians missed the postseason under first-year head coach Ashlaa Zuniga in a stacked District 7-6A.  The Lady Indians placed seventh with a 2-11 record, which was two games better than (0-13) Grand Prairie and two back of (4-10) Mansfield. …

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Press Box: UIL realignment special: Ep. 14 (Feb. 3, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with four Ellis County high school football coaches and a full breakdown of the bi-annual UIL Realignment.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Tater Brown (who filled in for Brian Stevens) spoke with head football coaches Todd Alexander (Waxahachie), Doug Wendel …

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SMITH: Social media, wannabe reporters have made a mockery of National Signing Day

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports National Signing Day was once a day of celebration.  It originated with ballcaps donning logos of several universities atop a folding table and one high school senior seated in a letterman jacket, beaming with intel possessed by only his or her closest circle.  …

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2020-22 UIL realignment shakes up Ellis County sports landscape

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Several Ellis County high schools officially moved football classifications, while others will see new athletic and extracurricular district competition in 2020-22 following UIL bi-annual redistricting announcements made Monday morning. What changed? Compared to the previous realignment, which occurred ahead of the 2018-19 school …

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Press Box: Kobe’s legacy on Ellis County hoops: Ep. 13 (Jan. 27, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” focused on Kobe Bryant and his impact on the local basketball culture. The show featured live on-air interviews with the head coaches and standout players from the Ferris and Midlothian High boys’ basketball teams.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens first spoke …

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GALLERY: 2019 KBEC Sports All-Ellis County volleyball awards

KBEC Sports report KBEC Sports and Ellis DownHome are excited to formally introduce you to the 2019 KBEC Sports All-Ellis County volleyball teams! The KBEC Sports All-Ellis County volleyball teams, sponsored by Ellis DownHome and The Waxahachie Sun, were first announced on Dec. 2, 2019. Superlative honors were released live …

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The Press Box: An injury and how-to on recruitment: Ep. 12 (Jan. 20, 2020)

By KBEC Sports This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured live on-air interviews with a Life Waxahachie senior basketball player and his head coach, plus a knowledge drop by a local collegiate coach on the football recruiting process. On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens first spoke with Life …

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2019 All-Ellis County football superlative honors released

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports A final bow was put on the 2019 Ellis County football season Monday night with the live on-air announcement of six player-of-the-year recipients, one outstanding coach and the best team to take the gridiron this past season. The eight standout award winners hail …

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PODCAST: The Press Box: All-Ellis County football superlatives announced: Ep. 11 (Jan. 13, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured the live on-air release of the 2019 All-Ellis County football superlative honors and in-depth interviews with award winners. Hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens spoke with student-athletes Collin Drake (Ennis), Konner Jones-Searcy (Midlothian Heritage), BJ Hawkins (Waxahachie) and Joshua Ervin (Red Oak), …

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KBEC Sports announces 2019 All-Ellis County football teams

With the shoulder pads long put away and banquet season kicking off, it is time to look back on the football season that was across Ellis County. The 2019 season saw both Ennis and Red Oak nearly upset an eventual 5A state champion, Midlothian Heritage reach the fourth round for …

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