LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

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FOOTBALL
Preview in Wednesday’s
News Herald print issue
The Kilgore News Herald’s annual football preview will be a part of the Wednesday, Aug. 29 print edition, and available online later next week, as well.
As usual, the preview will take an in-depth as possible look into the high school teams in the Kilgore area – Kilgore, Sabine, West Rusk, Overton and Leverett’s Chapel – as well as Kilgore College, who actually plays its season opener this weekend at Lindale against Tyler Junior College (see our game preview above).
The preview will also contain a forecast of major college football and the National Football League, who we believe will win divisions in the NFL and conferences in college, our pick for the Heisman Trophy and the College Football Playoff, and more.

VOLLEYBALL
Sabine sweeps Kilgore
As non-district play continues, Kilgore hosted Sabine Tuesday afternoon in volleyball, and Sabine held off Kilgore in three straight, 25-20, 25-15, 26-24, the final set a nailbiter.
Kilgore (4-8 on the season overall, including tournament play) was to play Arp Friday, following the deadline for this issue of the News Herald, has an open date Tuesday and then competes (varsity) in a tournament in Brownsboro next Thursday and Saturday. Kilgore’s next home game is against Pine Tree on Sept. 4.
Sabine, who got 10 kills each from Mikinzi Cantrell and Samantha Bell, visits Beckville on Tuesday and then is also in that Brownsboro tournament.
TENNIS
KHS defeats JT, boys sweep
John Tyler’s tennis boys lineup didn’t defeat Kilgore in a single matchup this Thursday at the tennis complex at Tyler Junior College.
Kilgore’s boys won them all, including Jack Tyra topping Jesus Games, 8-3, in the top boys singles slot, and Kilgore captured the team matchup, 12-7.
Also in boys singles, Trystan Dobbs beat David Iturbide, 8-3; Kelton Kelly beat David Gamez, 8-5; Kalen Ray beat Jose Basillo, 8-4; Maison Landaverde defeated Angel Mondragon, 8-3; Kaleb Sanderson beat Zackary Wade, 8-0; Hernan Galvan beat Jose Ramirez, 8-5, and William Bennett beat David Hernandez, 8-0.
In addition, Kilgore won all the boys doubles matches. Tyra and Dobbs won theirs, 7-5, 6-2; Kelley and Sanderson won, 6-3, 6-4; and Ray and Landaverde won, 6-3, 6-1. Kilgore’s mixed doubles team of Galvan and Cheyanne Jones beat Wade and Alexia Pierce, 6-1, 6-0.
The KHS girls didn’t fare as well. John Tyler swept the three girls doubles matches, and won five of the seven girls singles matches. Kilgore’s Madalynn Parrymore got a win, beating Lexi Varona, 8-3, and Kilgore’s Chloe Hillman beat Pierce, 8-2.
The Bulldogs (2-1 as a team this season) will be back in action Thursday at home against Lindale, starting after school.

HI-STEPPERS
Camp set for Sept. 15
The Kilgore Hi-Steppers will host their annual dance camp for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the drill team room on campus.
The cost is $30 per camper, $50 for two family members, and a camp T-shirt and snack is included ($10 extra to have a camp shirt “blinged”). The camp will conclude with showoffs at 11:30 a.m.
Campers are invited to sit with the Hi-Steppers at the home football game on Oct. 19 against Henderson. They will also take part in the victory line before the game.
For more information, contact Jennifer Russell at (903) 352-0616 or Amy Bates at (903) 918-0858, or e-mail abates@kisd.org or Hi-Steppers director Sara Nash at snash@kisd.org.

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