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Thompson, Starks battle the field, rain in 2nd annual All-Ellis County Home Run Derby

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports It took two rain delays, one power outage, three fields and seven competitors from five Ellis County high schools to decide the winner of the second annual All-Ellis County All-Star Home Run Derby. At the end of the two-and-a-half-hour ordeal Thursday evening, 2021 …

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Humphreys powers West All-Stars in inaugural Ellis Countywide game

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — With a full dugout and talent to boot, the West All-Stars cruised to a victory in the first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game Thursday evening. Nathan Humphreys, a 2021 Midlothian graduate, set the tone for the West early and often in the …

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Ennis standouts lead East to win in first-ever Ellis County all-star softball game

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — Wednesday evening might’ve marked the first time in modern history that Ennis and Waxahachie fans simultaneously cheered as a runner crossed home plate. The previously thought-to-be-absurd celebration came when 2021 Ennis graduate Mattie Beakley drilled a single into left field at Lady …

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GALLERY: Inaugural All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game held

The first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game was held Thursday, July 1 at historic Paul Richards Park in Waxahachie. The game featured an East and West team comprised exclusively of county student-athletes and coached by volunteers. A link to the game recap, which saw the West team win 10-3, will …

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GALLERY: First-ever All-Ellis County All-Star softball game

The first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star softball game was held Wednesday, June 30 at Lady Indian Park on the campus of Waxahachie High School. The game featured an East and West team comprised exclusively by county student-athletes and coached by volunteers. A link to the game recap, which saw the East …

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First-ever All-Ellis County All-Star Week set to begin June 29; featuring baseball, softball standouts

KBEC Sports report For the first time in the history of Ellis County athletics, the top high school baseball and softball talent will be collectively on display during the upcoming All-Ellis County All-Star Week.  The three-day showcase is under the coordination of KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM and is powered by the National Worldwide Education …

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Ellis County round-up: Girls’ hoops sees 3 state-ranked, big road upset ahead of playoffs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports RED OAK — A matchup of two Ellis County and state-ranked 5A teams went down to the wire Tuesday in Red Oak. No. 24 (17-4, 9-1) Midlothian skated by host No. 12 (19-5, 9-1) Red Oak, 33-32. The Lady Hawks had won the previous …

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KBEC Sports Player of the Week: Sept. 21-25

The week of Sept. 21-25 saw these four student-athletes stand just a little taller than the rest. Cast your vote early and often before the poll closes at noon Friday! The KBEC Sports Player of the week is presented by The Press Box and KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. Each week, the winner …

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‘Love is key’: Athletics continue uniting student-athletes in Ellis County

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports A sand volleyball court in Waxahachie is proving one serve at a time that sports have a way of uniting communities. And, in a world currently void of amateur sport but heavy on hate, the friendly competition has also proven capable of healing, …

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