Indian Spirit Store

The Indian Spirit Store at Lumpkins Stadium is open throughout the academic year. Follow the official Facebook Page, Indian Spirit Store. All proceeds help fund athletic expenses, such as pre-game meals. Items sold include Indians apparel, accessories, fan support items and programs.

YMCA karate classes

The Waxahachie Family YMCA offers karate for children ages 7-18 year-round. Register by the 5th of every month. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for youth and 8:30 p.m. for adults. Visit to register.

WYAA year-round programs

The Waxahachie Youth Athletic Association is a year-round program for children ages 4-12, with more than 400 participants in its football, basketball, track and cheering programs.

For more information, visit or call board president Phelp Benjamin at 469-300-9922.

Quarterback Club meetings

The Waxahachie Quarterback Club will meet in the Lumpkins Stadium team meeting room at 6:30 p.m. each Monday through the football season. All are invited to be a part of the organization.

Bring Homer to Ellis County

Miracle League of Ellis County is requesting donations so it can have our its Homer costume. He’s the official mascot of The Miracle League. Miracle League of Ellis County athletes love when they have superheroes visit and would especially love to have their very own mascot with them at all their events. Those interested in helping the Miracle League of Ellis County reach its goal of buying its own Homer (cost is $2,800) can email


Upward Basketball & Cheer evaluations

Evaluations for Upward Basketball & Cheer begin Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church gym, 1200 Country Club Road, Ennis.

• 9 a.m. for pre-K through fourth grade

• 11 a.m. for fifth and sixth grades

Practices begin Jan. 6, with the first game Saturday, Jan. 18. Price to register is $75. Register in person or pre-register online at

WHS Hoops Pancake Breakfast

Meet the Runnin Indians and Ladies of Hachie Hoops at the teams’ annual Pancake Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Waxahachie High School’s The Reservation/Culinary Restaurant.

Tickets are $5 per person or $10 for three people. Purchase tickets from WHS players prior to the event or at the door.


Cycling for Homeless Veterans

Veterans Benefits Advisors of Ellis County is hosting a bicycling event to raise funds for homeless veterans. This event is a ride, not a race. It will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Getzendaner Park. For more information or to register, email Brian Warren at All proceeds will be donated to Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas.


Turkey Trot & Fall Festival

Southwestern Missions Association holds its third annual Turkey Trot & Fall Festival 5K Run at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. The benefit run starts and finishes at 1200 Sycamore St. (SAGU campus). For information, email


‘Gobble Wobble’ race

Manna House and the United Way of West Ellis County host the “Gobble Wobble” race Saturday, Nov. 23, with signups available through Friday, Nov. 22. Choose from a one-mile fun run (8 a.m. start), a 5K (8:30 a.m. start) or a 10K (8:30 a.m. start); the course starts at the Midlothian Conference Center. Signup is $15 for the fun run and $25 for the 5K or 10K races.

All proceeds benefit Manna House. The race is a USA Track & Field certified course and is chip-timed. Race day T-shirts provided. Prizes and medals for top finishers. For more information or to sign up, visit


Women’s self-defense seminar

Main Street Gym has partnered with Charity Event to put on a domestic violence and self-defense seminar at the Midlothian Conference Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Sessions include topics on practical self-defense, increasing awareness, what to do in dangerous situations, effective escape techniques, crime and using your body as your weapon. This will be a women-only event. General admission is $10. Vendor general admission is $115. Women as young as middle school age are welcome. Student and group discounts are available. For more information on the event or vendor booths, contact Starlette “Star” Strong at or 214-515-8678.

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5v5 Winter Storm Soccer


The deadline to register for the 15th annual Winter Storm 5-A-Side Cup soccer tournament is Sunday, Dec. 1. Experience the excitement of a fun and fast-paced game based on the popular small-sided game from England. Visit to register a team.

5U-10 Recreational teams $235

U7-10 Academy teams $260

U11-14 Recreational $270

U15-19 Recreational $295

Competitive $295

Most teams split their rosters to make two teams or more. The tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Cedar Hill Sports Complex.

For information, call 254-220-3284 or or


Lucky’s CC Car Show and Toy Drive

The city of Ennis will host a car show and toy drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in historic downtown. Bring an unwrapped gift and enjoy live music, food and fun cars. Anyone wanting to register a own car in the car show must pay a $10 registration fee and bring an unwrapped gift.


YMCA Santa Run

The Waxahachie Family YMCA hosts its seventh annual Family Santa Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in historic downtown Waxahachie (starting point at the amphitheater). This 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run is a tradition the whole family can enjoy. Every runner receives a five-piece Santa suit to wear during either of the two runs. (Or, people can sign up as Grinches).

New this year is a pancake breakfast hosted by the Waxahachie Boy Scouts from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Participants can run for fun or time, with 16 categories awarded. Register at

Let The Sun shine on your sports news! If your school, booster club, group or church is planning a sports-related event, please let us know and we will include it in our Sports Briefs’ listing. Email information to or call 972-316-7707.

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