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Kilgore High School volleyball players, including A’viana McIntyre (5), get fired up before a recent match at Spring Hill. The Lady Bulldogs, state-ranked Sabine and Overton, and most other volleyball teams, were to finish their regular season Friday and many, including Kilgore, were fightin…

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Kilgore High School’s tennis team has once again made the University Interscholastic League’s fall team tennis playoffs, and are in action in the first round on Tuesday morning in Marshall.

Tray Epps is a legitimate two-sport superstar at Kilgore High School – football and soccer – and looked every bit the part last Friday night at Chapel Hill.

Bullard and Palestine are both on three-game winning streaks, and both found their way into the latest installment of the #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 following Week 8 of the high school football season.

Brandon Ogden is a sports writer for the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Well, the Leverett’s Chapel Lions will have to pick themselves up by the boot straps after last weekend’s District 10-1A, Division I loss at Union Hill, and try to get into the UIL’s six-man football postseason, a familiar trip for coach Andy Bates’ Lions.

Sabine has only two games left, and after the program had its best-ever season a year ago, they’ll hope to do enough to get into the UIL Class 3A, Division I playoffs and do some damage.

DALLAS — Responding to the challenge posed by veteran Doug Kalitta, Kilgore’s Steve Torrence went wire-to-wire Sunday at the Texas Motorplex, qualifying No. 1 and then driving his Capco Contractors dragster to a signature victory in the 35th annual AAA Texas FallNationals.

ARLINGTON (AP) — It's homecoming week for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, or at least it feels that way about as much as an NFL game can.

The open dates, unless there are more forced by COVID-19, are done, and the football programs at the Rusk County schools are all set for games this weekend – big games, in all three cases.

For Sabine to have a shot at reaching one of its goals for the 2020 season – winning the District 6-3A, Division I championship – the Cardinals have to beat rival White Oak this Friday night.

The Kilgore College Rangers walked off with a win in the opener and then cruised in the second game, sweeping TSF 18U Gold on Saturday at The Ballpark at KC Commons to improve to 8-0 in fall season action.

It does seem as though the two unbeaten teams in District 9-4A, Division I –that’d be Kilgore and Lindale – are on a collision course.

But thoughts of a de facto district championship game on the final weekend of the regular season will have to wait. Both teams have business to take care of first.

ARLINGTON — Dak Prescott will see his former coach on the other sideline for the first time tomorrow when Jason Garrett and the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys.

DALLAS (AP) — No. 22 Texas and Oklahoma will meet today with both the Red River rivals not ranked in the top 20 for the first time in the 21st century, in a mostly-empty Cotton Bowl without the masses of burnt orange and crimson divided at the 50-yard line.

It took them a few weeks, but the West Rusk High School Raiders got their first win of the year – and it really couldn’t have come at a better time.

That was then – two weeks ago at Troup, in the district opener for both teams – and as they say, this is now.

ST. LOUIS – Steve Torrence left the starting line first, but that was all that went right for the two-time reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion in a final round race with Doug Kalitta to determine the Top Fuel winner in Sunday’s 23rd Mopar Express Lane Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.

ATLANTA – The sort of mini roller-coaster 2020 Sabine High School football season continued and took a bit of a downward curve here Friday night, as the homestanding Atlanta Rabbits dealt Sabine its third loss of the season.

ARLINGTON (AP) — Baker Mayfield got the homecoming stuff out of the way quickly as the Cleveland quarterback talked about preparing for his second NFL game in Texas.

Austin is the best city in the Lone Star State, he declared to laughter after the first question. The $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys is a cool stadium, particularly since Mayfield won a Big 12 championship the last time he played there with Oklahoma three years ago.

For Kilgore, it was just about a must-win. For Sabine, it was about maintaining dominance over the opposition and increasing that lead in the district standings. And for Overton, it was a chance to move up – but it was a missed opportunity.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Coming off a week in which he drove a Don Garlits tribute car to victory on “Big Daddy’s” home track, took over the point lead for the first time this season, beat his dad in an all-Capco Contractors Top Fuel final and announced that he and wife Natalie are expecting their first child, some people might have expected Kilgore’s Steve Torrence to lack incentive in the 23rd Mopar Express Lane Midwest Nationals beginning Saturday at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Those people obviously don’t know the two-time reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion, nor his work ethic. 

Longtime Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center regular Greg Collins recorded his “second ever hole-in-one” recently, sank using a nine-iron on hole nine, at Meadowbrook, set up for a par-three tournament. “My shot was 105 yards over a pampas grass bush to a blind pin on a green, sloping left,” C…

No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State and No. 14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks before they start playing, creating a Top 25 as unusual as this season.