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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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The Press Box: Maypearl baseball and senior salutes: Ep. 25 (April 20, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured an in-depth conversation with three members of the (11-1-1) Maypearl Panthers baseball team after their season was cut short due to COVID-19.  The link to the podcast can be found at the bottom of this article.  On-air hosts Seth Sims, Tater Beard …

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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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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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