LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

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SOCCER

Memorial tourney Saturday

Saturday here at R. E. St. John Memorial Stadium, there will be a 7-on-7 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.

BASKETBALL

Sabine teams split the weekend

Both of Sabine High School’s basketball teams have started the 2017-18 season. The Lady Cardinals won their Friday game, and but the Cardinals lost theirs.

Sabine’s Lady Cardinals beat Bloomburg, 48-23, on Friday night. Sarah Davis led the way with 15 points and seven rebounds. Mallory Furrh had nine, and Genesis Willett had eight. Willett also had six rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Kristen Stuart had seven points, six rebounds and a steal; Miranda Cook finished with five points, eight rebounds, and a steal. Mikinzi Cantrell had two points, two rebounds and two steals, and Brookelyn Gray had two points, three assists and a steal.

The Lady Cardinals were to play at Hawkins on Tuesday night, and are off this weekend. They’ll host Spring Hill on Tuesday.

Sabine’s boys lost to Laneville, 60-39, in a tournament at New Summerfield. Sabine got to the finals after Will Shawn scored 32 points in a win over Chapel Hill.

The Cardinals are 4-2 on the season, are off this weekend for Thanksgiving and play at Atlanta next Tuesday.

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