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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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Humphreys powers West All-Stars in inaugural Ellis Countywide game

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — With a full dugout and talent to boot, the West All-Stars cruised to a victory in the first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game Thursday evening. Nathan Humphreys, a 2021 Midlothian graduate, set the tone for the West early and often in the …

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Ennis standouts lead East to win in first-ever Ellis County all-star softball game

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports WAXAHACHIE — Wednesday evening might’ve marked the first time in modern history that Ennis and Waxahachie fans simultaneously cheered as a runner crossed home plate. The previously thought-to-be-absurd celebration came when 2021 Ennis graduate Mattie Beakley drilled a single into left field at Lady …

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GALLERY: Inaugural All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game held

The first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game was held Thursday, July 1 at historic Paul Richards Park in Waxahachie. The game featured an East and West team comprised exclusively of county student-athletes and coached by volunteers. A link to the game recap, which saw the West team win 10-3, will …

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