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2022-24 UIL Realignment: Ellis County high schools land in new districts

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports ….and we wait no more! The UIL released the new fall and winter sports districts for high school athletics at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Scroll down to see where your program landed! Congratulations are in order for the Italy Lady Gladiator volleyball …

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UIL announces conference cutoff numbers: Midlothian Heritage to 5A, several others see district shakeup

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports One Ellis County high school jumped classifications, while several narrowly missed the same fate or watched districts dissolve following the UIL releasing conference cutoff numbers. The UIL released the cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the biannual 2022-24 reclassification and realignment on …

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GALLERY: 2021 Waxahachie Homecoming Parade

The annual Waxahachie Homecoming Parade was held Friday, Oct. 22 ahead of the Waxahachie volleyball and football games against Mansfield. PHOTO GALLERY All photos by Travis M. Smith/KBEC Sports

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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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