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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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Waxahachie cross-country readies for 11-6A meet with goals set on state race in Round Rock

By Travis M. Smith | Ellis County Sports WAXAHACHIE — Already dubbed a team to watch following a stellar pre-district season, the Waxahachie cross-country team will begin its race to Round Rock on Friday. The District 11-6A championships begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. at historic Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. …

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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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2022-24 UIL Realignment: Ellis County high schools land in new districts

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports ….and we wait no more! The UIL released the new fall and winter sports districts for high school athletics at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Scroll down to see where your program landed! Congratulations are in order for the Italy Lady Gladiator volleyball …

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UIL announces conference cutoff numbers: Midlothian Heritage to 5A, several others see district shakeup

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports One Ellis County high school jumped classifications, while several narrowly missed the same fate or watched districts dissolve following the UIL releasing conference cutoff numbers. The UIL released the cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the biannual 2022-24 reclassification and realignment on …

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GALLERY: 2021 Waxahachie Homecoming Parade

The annual Waxahachie Homecoming Parade was held Friday, Oct. 22 ahead of the Waxahachie volleyball and football games against Mansfield. PHOTO GALLERY All photos by Travis M. Smith/KBEC Sports

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Life Waxahachie girls’ XC finishes top-5 at 4A state championship meet

By KBEC Sports | Contributions from Life Schools The Life Waxahachie Lady Mustang cross-country team recently made program history with its first-ever top-ten finish at the 4A state meet. The Lady Mustangs ultimately placed fifth on Nov. 24 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Life Waxahachie’s impressive fifth-place finish …

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No. 7 Life Waxahachie girls’ XC remains perfect; both teams qualify for 4A regional championships

By Chelsea Groomer | SPECIAL to KBEC Sports The flawless season continued for the Life Waxahachie Lady Mustang cross-country team on Friday in Hillsboro, as the group ran away with the District 11-4A title. “This is a huge accomplishment for Life School, these young ladies, our coaches and stakeholders,” expressed …

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