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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: Baseball in Midlothian: Ep. 19 (March 9, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with a pair of Midlothian head baseball coaches. On-air hosts Seth Sims and “The Voice of the Panthers” Tater Beard, who filled in for Brian Stevens, first spoke longtime Midlothian head baseball coach Ray Hydes about his program, philosophy and …

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The Press Box: Swinging for the fences & March Madness: Ep. 18 (March 2, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with two Waxahachie baseball seniors and “The Voice of the Panthers.”  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens first spoke with senior Waxahachie baseball standouts, Campbell Sullivan and Aaron Tesei, about the upcoming season, their NLI signings and life in …

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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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