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EPPING, N.H. – For those hoping to mount a challenge for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Top Fuel championship, Sunday’s good news was that point leader Steve Torrence finally lost a race on one of the all-concrete tracks on which he has been dominant the last four seasons.

Trey Faltine drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and Cam Williams hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning after walking his first four times up and scoring three times as No. 2 overall seed Texas breezed into the College World Series with a 12-4 victory over South Florida on Sunday, sweeping the Austin Super Regional.

FRISCO (AP) — Dak Prescott finished the offseason with his most vigorous practice since the horrific ankle injury that ended his 2020 season.

Then the star Dallas quarterback tried to declare the injury issue dead.

"I've buried the injury," Prescott said Wednesday after what ended up being the final practice of the mandatory minicamp for the Cowboys, who used the last of the three days for team bonding.

EPPING, N.H. – When you’ve won three consecutive NHRA Top Fuel championships and taken your Capco Contractors dragster to the final round in 47 of your last 83 starts, as Kilgore’s Steve Torrence has done, there’s not a race on the Camping World tour in which you’re not going to be considered the favorite.

Joseph McGowan made five diving catches, while snagging the game-winning two-point conversion while falling out of the end zone, as the Red All-Stars rallied for a 22-21 win over the Blue All-Stars on Saturday in the 10th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of a Champion Bowl in Tyler.

A couple of proud moms – Regina Rawls and Kim Callahan – pose with their sons, Ren Reynolds and Cooper Rawls, after the boys helped Tyler Junior College win its sixth NJCAA national baseball championship last week at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tenn. TJC beat Niagra County Community College…

Anglers across the state of Texas are gearing up for Free Fishing Day today.

The first Saturday in June each year allows Texans to fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament, canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, opened Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals, including two nearby in Austin on the campus of the University of Texas, and in Ruston, La., on the Louisiana Tech University camp…

Fifty-six boys attended the annual Kilgore High School Bulldogs baseball camp this week at Driller Park, the first time camp was able to be held since COVID-19. The camp is taught, of course, by KHS coaches and keeps the fundamentals of baseball at the forefront.

HOUSTON – The fourth time proved to be the charm for Kilgore’s own Steve Torrence who, after years of near misses at Houston Raceway Park, one of the two Texas tracks he calls “home,” finally broke through at the rain deluged 34th annual Mopar Express Lane Spring Nationals.

At press time, he was trying to work his way into the top 48 to make the cut, but pro fisherman Lee Livesay is back in action this weekend in Scottsboro, Alabama, on Lake Guntersville for the Berkley Bassmaster Elite.

HOUSTON – Since establishing himself as the dominant driver of a new drag racing era, winner of three consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championships and 33 of the last 81 races he has run on the Camping World tour, Kilgore’s Steve Torrence has been pretty adept at checking off the boxes on his competitive “to do” list.

ARLINGTON (AP) — Domingo Germán wasn't in the stadium for Corey Kluber's no-hitter the night before, yet still shared the anxious moments watching on TV.

No such no-no drama for the Yankees right-hander — just another strong pitching performance for New York in another shutout of the Texas Rangers.

The West Rusk Lady Raiders’ softball team is still swinging in the University Interscholastic League’s Class 3A playoffs – at least they were, headed into Friday night’s third and deciding game against Grandview.

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Bulldog Camp starts Monday

The annual Kilgore High School baseball camp, for boys who will be entering second grade through ninth grade in the fall school year, will be Monday, May 24, Tuesday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 26 at Driller Park, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day.

Kilgore College's Hannah Grumbles earned first team honors and Marissa Medina was a second team pick with the release of the Region XIV Conference East Zone All-Conference softball team.

ARLINGTON (AP) — Even when New York ace Gerrit Cole wasn't his sharpest and was denied in his bid to become the American League's first six-game winner, he set a big league strikeout record — a pitching version of 61 for the Yankees.

With the 2020-2021 school year coming to a close, Sabine High School took time out on Friday to honor three of its student athletes who will move on to the next level to continue their academic and athletic careers.

Soccer standout Sierrah Richter and football teammates Ty Francisco and Kaden Manning signed national letters-of-intent on Friday at the high school library.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kilgore’s Steve Torrence extended his mastery of four wide racing Sunday, guiding his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster across the finish line ahead of No. 1 qualifier and track record holder Brittany Force, close friend Antron Brown and rookie Josh Hart to win the NGK/NTK 4Wide Nationals for the fourth consecutive time.

Only a state champion ends its season on a good note, and that won’t be the case for Sabine High School baseball this year.

But the Cardinals did give the University Interscholastic League’s Class 3A playoffs an entertaining series with Harmony, all played over the weekend at Cumberland Academy in Tyler.

It wasn’t an extra season, it was just played late, and as it turns out, Kilgore College football came through it almost unscathed and still is one of the nation’s top junior college programs.

The Rangers’ 2020 football season was played entirely in spring, 2021, and ended Saturday in Athens with a win over Trinity Valley, and it took almost every single second.

Carl Allen, the stately gentleman on the bench who likely forgot more about basketball than most people ever learn, and who guided Sabine High School to back-to-back state championships in the 1980’s, has been inducted posthumously into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Kilgore College’s softball team played a fantastic game last week to get into the Region XIV Conference Softball Tournament, but ran into a couple of buzzsaws once they got there.

Much of Kilgore College’s success this spring during a 7-1 season came because of the play up front on both sides of the ball, and the release of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference’s All-Conference Team reflected that on Monday.

KC offensive linemen Rod Chaney and Unamba Wallace and defensive lineman Maurice Westmoreland and Derrick Martin joined linebacker Quinton Sharkey as first team selections on the All-Conference team. Chaney and Sharkey are sophomores. Wallace, Westmoreland and Martin are all freshmen.

ARLINGTON (AP) — Adolis García repeatedly pounded his chest with his right hand while bouncing around the bases after becoming the only Texas Rangers player whose first career homer was a go-ahead shot in extra innings.