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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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Life Waxahachie girls’ XC finishes top-5 at 4A state championship meet

By KBEC Sports | Contributions from Life Schools The Life Waxahachie Lady Mustang cross-country team recently made program history with its first-ever top-ten finish at the 4A state meet. The Lady Mustangs ultimately placed fifth on Nov. 24 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Life Waxahachie’s impressive fifth-place finish …

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No. 7 Life Waxahachie girls’ XC remains perfect; both teams qualify for 4A regional championships

By Chelsea Groomer | SPECIAL to KBEC Sports The flawless season continued for the Life Waxahachie Lady Mustang cross-country team on Friday in Hillsboro, as the group ran away with the District 11-4A title. “This is a huge accomplishment for Life School, these young ladies, our coaches and stakeholders,” expressed …

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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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Press Box: UIL realignment special: Ep. 14 (Feb. 3, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured on-air interviews with four Ellis County high school football coaches and a full breakdown of the bi-annual UIL Realignment.  On-air hosts Seth Sims and Tater Brown (who filled in for Brian Stevens) spoke with head football coaches Todd Alexander (Waxahachie), Doug Wendel …

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2020-22 UIL realignment shakes up Ellis County sports landscape

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Several Ellis County high schools officially moved football classifications, while others will see new athletic and extracurricular district competition in 2020-22 following UIL bi-annual redistricting announcements made Monday morning. What changed? Compared to the previous realignment, which occurred ahead of the 2018-19 school …

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11 Ellis County athletes compete at state cross country meet

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Three Ellis County student-athletes placed inside the top-25, while eight others competed well in the 2019 UIL cross country state championships on Saturday. Class 4A saw the largest Ellis County contingent and several of the highest finishes on the day at Old Settler’s …

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The Press Box sports-talk show to debut Monday on KBEC

By KBEC Sports Ellis County athletics will soon have a new home on the radio waves, as KBEC 1390AM/99.1 FM and KBEC Sports have announced plans to launch a one-hour weekly sports talk show. The Press Box will debut at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 on KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. It can …

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