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KBEC Sports announces 2019-20 All-Ellis County girls’ soccer teams

Following a season cut short by COVID-19, the team at KBEC Sports has diligently pieced together the first-ever KBEC Sports All-Ellis County girls’ soccer teams.  And the decisions on placement were not easy, as a large component to constructing the teams includes overall team success. With no playoff runs to …

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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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Ellis County athletic programs begin virtual coaching, canceling spring sports amid COVID-19

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports As school districts have turned to virtual learning and classrooms amid the COVID-19 outbreak, local athletic departments are now pivoting toward much of the same. Those same district officials are also beginning to make tough decisions related to annual spring athletics events, namely …

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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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UIL extends suspension of spring sports, activities to May 4

KBEC report AUSTIN — Any last hopes for a return to the playing field for high school teams in Texas were all but dashed Thursday afternoon following the latest action taken by the University Interscholastic League. Via an official press release, the UIL extended the length of the suspension of all UIL-sanctioned activities due to …

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The Press Box: A repeat champ and soccer seniors: Ep. 16 (Feb. 17, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with a Midlothian wrestler aiming for his second-consecutive state championship and two senior soccer captains from Waxahachie.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens first spoke Midlothian senior Jackson Carter and wrestling coach Kevin Reed about the Panthers return trip …

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The Press Box: Car lots, U.S. soccer and NLIs: Ep. 15 (Feb. 10, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with two soon-to-be collegiate football players and one head soccer coach pulling double duty.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens first spoke Midlothian Heritage senior Jay Wilkerson about his decision to sign an NLI with Washington State instead of …

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