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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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