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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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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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PLAYOFF ROUND-UP: A look at Ellis County girls’ basketball ahead of round one

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE The Waxahachie Lady Indians missed the postseason under first-year head coach Ashlaa Zuniga in a stacked District 7-6A.  The Lady Indians placed seventh with a 2-11 record, which was two games better than (0-13) Grand Prairie and two back of (4-10) Mansfield. …

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Press Box: UIL realignment special: Ep. 14 (Feb. 3, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with four Ellis County high school football coaches and a full breakdown of the bi-annual UIL Realignment.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Tater Brown (who filled in for Brian Stevens) spoke with head football coaches Todd Alexander (Waxahachie), Doug Wendel …

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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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