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UIL cancels all spring sports, state championships amid COVID-19 fallout

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Finality came by way of UIL press release Friday afternoon — high school sports are finished for the 2020-21 season. The announcement was delivered at little surprise following a directive issued earlier in the day by Governor Greg Abbott, who requested all Texas …

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The Press Box: All-Ellis County boys’ basketball announcements: Ep. 22 (March 30, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured the live on-air announcements of superlative winners for the KBEC Sports All-Ellis County girls’ basketball teams.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens spoke with Red Oak head coach Jason Sasser and senior Keshawn Green, Midlothian head coach Steven Middleton and freshman …

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KBEC Sports announces 2019-20 All-Ellis County boys’ hoops teams

By KBEC Sports There was no shortage of talent on the hardwood in Ellis County during the 2019-20 season.  When the dust settled and we all had a little time to breathe and reflect, the team at KBEC Sports compiled the 2020 KBEC Sports All-Ellis County boys’ basketball teams. The teams are broken down …

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The Press Box: All-Ellis County girls’ basketball announcements: Ep. 21 (March 23, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured the live on-air announcements of superlative winners for the KBEC Sports All-Ellis County girls’ basketball teams. The on-air announcement was also made of all All-Ellis County first- and second-team members, as well as honorable mentions.   On-air hosts Seth Sims and “The Voice …

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KBEC Sports announces 2019 All-Ellis County girls’ basketball teams

KBEC Sports report There was no shortage of talent on the hardwood in Ellis County during the 2019-20 season.  When the dust settled and we all had a little time to breathe and reflect, the team at KBEC Sports compiled the 2020 KBEC Sports All-Ellis County girls’ basketball teams. The teams were broken down …

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The Press Box: Dealing with the Corona Virus: Ep. 20 (March 16, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” focused on the effects of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on high school and college athletics. On-air hosts Seth Sims and “The Voice of the Panthers” Tater Beard, who filled in for Brian Stevens, first with Luke Morton, a Waxahachie graduate and …

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The Press Box: Hachie hoops, softball and the NFL: Ep. 17 (Feb. 24, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with a Waxahachie basketball senior and pair of WHS head coaches. On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens first spoke with senior hooper AB Shorter and head boys’ basketball coach Greg Gober. Sims and Stevens then spoke with Waxahachie head …

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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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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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