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No. 12 Waxahachie hoops leaning on young head coach’s past lessons, titles ahead of 6A playoff run

By Travis M. Smith | Ellis County Sports WAXAHACHIE — Corey Johnson knows how to win in the postseason. He has two Texas high school basketball state championships to prove it.  Waxahachie’s second-year head boys’ basketball coach also knows how to identify next-level talent and a state-gold-standard team. And in …

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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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Ellis County Sports launches with familiar faces to lead local sports coverage

ECS staff report *Taps the mic thrice* Welcome to Ellis County Sports, a community-first effort to ensure our student-athletes, coaches, programs and history continue to shine as bright as ever. These are your teams. And these are their stories. The ever-changing media landscape has changed once again. And we cannot …

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Maypearl tabs Aledo, Hardin-Simmons grad as next head football coach

KBEC Sports report Following a relatively short search and several dozen applicants, Maypearl ISD has named Marte Amrine Jr. its next head football coach and athletic coordinator. The official approval by the Maypearl ISD Board of Trustees came during its Jan. 26 meeting. Amrine is an Aledo graduate and played …

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