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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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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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11 Waxahachie student-athletes sign with collegiate athletic programs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Eleven Waxahachie student-athletes recently signed to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.  The ceremony was held inside the Performance Arts Center on Thursday, April 29. The celebration welcomed family, friends and teammates and was as close to “normal” as any indoor …

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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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