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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: First-ever All-Ellis County All-Star softball game

The first-ever All-Ellis County All-Star softball game was held Wednesday, June 30 at Lady Indian Park on the campus of Waxahachie High School. The game featured an East and West team comprised exclusively by county student-athletes and coached by volunteers. A link to the game recap, which saw the East …

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First-ever All-Ellis County All-Star Week set to begin June 29; featuring baseball, softball standouts

KBEC Sports report For the first time in the history of Ellis County athletics, the top high school baseball and softball talent will be collectively on display during the upcoming All-Ellis County All-Star Week.  The three-day showcase is under the coordination of KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM and is powered by the National Worldwide Education …

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GALLERY: 2020 Waxahachie Homecoming Parade

The 2020 Waxahachie High School Homecoming Parade was held Friday afternoon, Oct. 30. Due to roadway construction in downtown, the route began in front of Marvin Elementary and traveled down Brown Street to Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium. GALLERY All photos by Kirk Holt/KBEC Sports

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Life Waxahachie students learning sports medicine through hands-on training

By Chelsea Groomer | SPECIAL to KBEC Sports You see them on the sidelines giving aid to players. You catch a glimpse of them buzzing around teams with water bottles in hand — constantly ready, these unsung heroes of the field are just as crucial to athletics as the sport …

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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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