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VOLLEYBALL

Camp at KHS on Oct. 19

The Kilgore High School volleyball program will host a camp for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the high school gym, from 9 a.m. until noon.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The way his career began at zMAX Dragway, who could have imagined that Steve Torrence would arrive this week at the 12th annual NTK Carolina Nationals with a chance to hoist the Top Fuel trophy for the fourth consecutive time at Bruton Smith’s self-titled “Bellagio of Drag Racing?”

HI-STEPPERS

Clay shoot fundraiser is Oct. 19

The annual sporting clay shoot fundraiser for the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers is Saturday, Oct. 19, at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a safety meeting at 8:20, and a shotgun start at 9:30.

FOOTBALL

Sabine, WR-G’water online now

Due to deadline constraints on Friday night, the News Herald has placed its coverage of Sabine-Tatum high school football, as well as West Rusk-Gladewater, on the Kilgore News Herald website, kilgorenewsherald.com.

Last year, West Rusk and Gladewater entered this game with a big spotlight, as both were ranked in Class 3A’s top 10, and it lived up to the billing: the game, played in Gladewater, came down to the final seconds, and West Rusk escaped with a 27-26 win.

This year, though there’s no top-10 matchup and the scenery is different, fans are combining hopes for a similar game – but of course, rooting for two different results.

Imagine you could really do an opposite day: goodbye upon arrival, instead of hello; standing backwards in an elevator, facing the wall instead of the door; or eat just junk food for a day.

Ok, well, it’s not that drastic, but there’s a new contender in District 8-3A, Division I, as the schedule starts, and it’s the experience-heavy, undefeated Sabine High School Cardinals.

ST. LOUIS – After an unexpected first round exit at the opening event in the Countdown to the Championship, Kilgore’s Steve Torrence put his bid for a second straight Mello Yello Top Fuel title back on track Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway even though he was upstaged by his dad, Billy, in the final round of the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals.

GOLF

KC tourney Friday, ceremonies Saturday

Kilgore College’s annual hall of fame golf tournament is this Friday, Sept. 27, the day before the newest class of the KC hall of fame is inducted, a 10 a.m. start at Tempest Golf Club, just off Highway 135.

West Rusk’s ship has taken on no water this football season – the Raiders and first-year coach Nick Harrison are 3-0 headed into Friday night’s game at Palestine Westwood – and Coltan Mills has been one big reason why