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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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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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UIL extends suspension of spring sports, activities to May 4

KBEC report AUSTIN — Any last hopes for a return to the playing field for high school teams in Texas were all but dashed Thursday afternoon following the latest action taken by the University Interscholastic League. Via an official press release, the UIL extended the length of the suspension of all UIL-sanctioned activities due to …

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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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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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