LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

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CHARITY

Memorial scholarship soccer tourney

for 16-up at R.E. St. John Saturday

Next Saturday here at R. E. St. John Memorial Stadium, there will be a 7-on-7 (with goalkeepers) soccer tournament, for ages 16 and up. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m., and proceeds will fund a scholarship awarded to a current senior at Kilgore High School, in honor of former student Samantha Watkins.

Samantha passed away last year, and the KHS boys soccer team won its first-ever state championship shortly thereafter.

The cost is $15 per person for entry, and there will be open registration at the event. T-shirts and bracelets honoring Sam will be on sale. Organizers won’t have an operating concession stand, so plan accordingly.

Anyone interested in donating or helping should contact Dawn or Chris at Gratton Chiropractic at (903) 218-5353, or by email at grattonwellness@gmail.com.

FISHING

Kilgore Bass Anglers meet monthly

The Kilgore Bass Anglers is inviting anyone interested to join their club for the 2018 season.

The club meets the first Monday of each month at The Back Porch restaurant in Kilgore. The first meeting of the upcoming season will be Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 6:30 p.m. (a day late due to the New Year’s Day holiday).

The club fishes a tournament a month, and members have the option of fishing on Saturday or Sunday, January through October. In 2017, the club started with 23 teams, and ended with about 14 teams eligible for the end-of-year classic.

Tournaments are a team format, but members can fish alone, would just have to pay the full team price of $50. For more, including bylaws, go online to the organziation's website, www.kilgorebassanglers.com.

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