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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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11 Waxahachie student-athletes sign with collegiate athletic programs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Eleven Waxahachie student-athletes recently signed to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.  The ceremony was held inside the Performance Arts Center on Thursday, April 29. The celebration welcomed family, friends and teammates and was as close to “normal” as any indoor …

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‘We are starting a legacy’: No. 12 Midlothian Heritage girls’ hoops begins playoff run

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports MIDLOTHIAN — For senior forward Liz Schmidt, the 12th-ranked Midlothian Heritage girls’ basketball team has done a little more than simply win their third-consecutive undefeated district championship.  The Jaguars, who are absolutely rolling into the Class 4A playoffs, have cemented their legacy. They’ve also …

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Ellis County round-up: Girls’ hoops sees 3 state-ranked, big road upset ahead of playoffs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports RED OAK — A matchup of two Ellis County and state-ranked 5A teams went down to the wire Tuesday in Red Oak. No. 24 (17-4, 9-1) Midlothian skated by host No. 12 (19-5, 9-1) Red Oak, 33-32. The Lady Hawks had won the previous …

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The Press Box: Wigintons talk Midlothian Heritage football :(Nov. 16, 2020)

This week’s episode of “The Press Box” featured an in-depth conversation with Midlothian Heritage head football coach Lee Wiginton and his son and senior standout, Haydon, plus conversations from the hardwood. On-air hosts Seth Sims, Tater Beard and Brian Stevens first spoke at length with Midlothian head volleyball coach Shain …

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