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4 Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ovilla Christian grads taken in 2021 MLB Draft

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Four Ellis County baseball standouts heard their names called this week during the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The foursome was headlined by 2017 Midlothian graduate Russell Smith, a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher from Texas Christian University. Smith was selected by the …

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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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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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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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