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8 local products to suit up for SAGU football in program’s third Victory Bowl appearance

KBEC Sports report For the third time in program history, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University football team will appear in the NCCAA Victory Bowl.  There will also be eight student-athletes from seven Ellis County high school programs taking the field for the Lions Saturday at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium …

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2 Ovilla Christian grads help SAGU volleyball to first-ever NAIA National Championship Tourney appearance

KBEC Sports report Kansas City, MO – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced the teams and opening-round pairings for the 2021 NAIA Volleyball National Championship Tournament. And, for the first time in program history, the 48-team field will include the Lady Lions of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  …

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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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