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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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Midlothian Heritage’s Vasquez wins first-ever Ellis County Home Run Derby

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — The first-ever Ellis County Home Run derby came down to the final 38 seconds Thursday night at the Waxahachie Sports Complex. And when 2020 Waxahachie graduate Aaron Tesei took his final hack a few pitches later, he remained one long ball short …

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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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The Press Box: All-Ellis County boys’ basketball announcements: Ep. 22 (March 30, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured the live on-air announcements of superlative winners for the KBEC Sports All-Ellis County girls’ basketball teams.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Brian Stevens spoke with Red Oak head coach Jason Sasser and senior Keshawn Green, Midlothian head coach Steven Middleton and freshman …

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KBEC Sports announces 2019-20 All-Ellis County boys’ hoops teams

By KBEC Sports 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 boys’ basketball teams. The teams are broken down …

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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: All-Ellis County girls’ basketball announcements: Ep. 21 (March 23, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured the live on-air announcements of superlative winners for the KBEC Sports All-Ellis County girls’ basketball teams. The on-air announcement was also made of all All-Ellis County first- and second-team members, as well as honorable mentions.   On-air hosts Seth Sims and “The Voice …

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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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