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Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

Legendary Ennis quarterback Graham Harrell named OC at West Virginia

SPECIAL to KBEC Sports MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the hiring of Graham Harrell as the Mountaineers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Brown also announced additional changes to the offensive staff that will include Gerad Parker as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, and Chad Scott, the run …

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UIL announces conference cutoff numbers: Midlothian Heritage to 5A, several others see district shakeup

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports One Ellis County high school jumped classifications, while several narrowly missed the same fate or watched districts dissolve following the UIL releasing conference cutoff numbers. The UIL released the cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the biannual 2022-24 reclassification and realignment on …

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Life Waxahachie’s Rodriguez joins Tarleton State’s first-ever women’s soccer signing class

KBEC Sports report STEPHENVILLE — A Life Waxahachie senior recently inked her National Letter of Intent to join the first-ever signing class for women’s soccer at Division-I Tarleton State University. Brianna Rodriguez and 15 other standout soccer players will soon don the Purple and White for the Texans under head coach …

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Midlothian grad Cavender named All-Region following freshman season at West Texas A&M

KBEC Sports report CANYON – JT Cavender was named to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-South Central Region first team following a stellar freshman season for the West Texas A&M football team. The announcement came Thursday morning and moved Cavender, as well as teammate Tobias Harris, onto the D2CCA All-American …

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