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Longtime Waxahachie coach, community leader Jimmie Ray to have school named in his honor

*Editor’s note: The below article originally appeared in the Waxahachie Daily Light during the week of July 19, 2019. Ellis County Sports managing editor Travis Smith served in the same role with the WDL at that time. The WDL has since turned over its website, resulting in the loss of …

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‘Deadball Era’ takes centerfold in new book by Waxahachie author, historian Jim Chapman

SPECIAL to Ellis County Sports WAXAHACHIE — The Deadball Era of baseball has never looked better, thanks to a Waxahachie author and historian. Jim Chapman has worked tirelessly to uncover, identify and find the story behind historic baseball photos of yesteryear. Those efforts resulted in the recent release of “Baseball Photography …

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East holds on against West in 3rd annual All-Ellis County All-Star Game presented by Methodist Midlothian

By Travis M. Smith | Ellis County Sports WAXAHACHIE — A long blast deep into the left-field trees highlighted the third annual star-studded All-Ellis County All-Star baseball game at historic Paul Richards Park. Cooper Contreras (Waxahachie, 2024) was named the Methodist Midlothian Medical Center MVP following his fifth-inning home run. The …

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