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Kilgore High School head football coach Mike Wood (center) calls his team together following a recent pratice. The Bulldogs were to host Gilmer Friday night in a preseason scrimmage, then will go to Kaufman for a second and final scrimmage next Thursday, Aug. 22, beginning with freshmen and …

Reggie Henson (right) slices more watermelon for a few hundred guests Thursday night at the annual watermelon fest. The Bulldogs’ varsity, junior varsity and freshman football teams were all introduced. KHS football scrimmages at Kaufman on Thursday night, starting with the subvarsity teams …

GOLF

Men’s city championship this weekend

Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center will host its annual men’s city championship tournament this Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18.

After playing numerous games in the taxing, 32-team tournament hosted by Garland over the weekend, the Kilgore High School volleyball team took a couple of days off, and gets back at the grind this week.

FOOTBALL

Season ticket sales continue at Sabine

Season tickets for the upcoming Sabine High School football season can be purchased now.

Season ticket packages cost $25 each. Beginning Monday and all this week, the tickets that weren’t picked up by last season’s ticket-holders will be on sale for the general public. This will be at the Sabine Elementary campus from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

VOLLEYBALL

Kilgore’s season under way

The Kilgore High School volleyball program played in a play day (a series of scrimmages) last weekend at Henderson Middle School, and at press time Tuesday night, the Lady Bulldogs were set to open their season at home against Nacogdoches.

SEATTLE – Steve Torrence drove his Capco Contractors dragster into the final round for the 11th time this season before a loss of traction opened the door for rookie Austin Prock to win the 32nd annual Cat Spot Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday at Pacific Raceways.

FOOTBALL

Sabine camp begins Monday

There will be a football camp at Sabine High School’s field for boys that will be in fourth through ninth grades this fall.

The camp will begin Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. through Wednesday, and the registration fee is $35 per camper. For more information, contact SHS football coach and athletic director Rex Sharp at (903) 984-7266.

FOOTBALL

Sabine camp July 29-31

There will be a football camp at Sabine High School’s field for boys that will be in fourth through ninth grades this fall.

Former National Football League linebacker George Cumby (far right) made a stop in Kilgore on Saturday for a one-day camp at the Kilgore Boys and Girls Club. Cumby suited up  for the University of Oklahoma, then was drafted in 1980 by the Green Bay Packers. Cumby, a former T.K. Gorman stando…

DENVER  – Steve Torrence’s season of dominance continued Sunday at Bandimere Speedway, where the reigning Mello Yello Champion overcame good friend Clay Millican in the final round to win the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High Nationals and extend to nine his streak of consecutive final round appearances.

KC’s Manning featured in college preview 

Kilgore College sophomore wide receiver Omar Manning is featured in the College Football America yearbook, previewing the upcoming 2019 football season.

DENVER  – Steve Torrence is known for facing challenges head-on, whether it’s battling Hodgkins’ lymphoma as he did as a Texas teenager or chasing drag racing history as he’s done the last three seasons at the wheel of the 11,000 horsepower, 330 mile-an-hour Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster.

FOOTBALL

Season tickets at KHS, Sabine on sale Aug. 5

Previous season ticket-holders at both Kilgore High School and Sabine High School can begin picking up their tickets for the 2019 season starting Monday, Aug. 5, at both campuses.

Former collegiate golf standout Andrew Presley is the latest to hoist the tradition-rich Energy Weldfab Meadowbrook Classic trophy, doing so under somewhat-merciful overcast skies and light rain for much of the tournament’s final day on Sunday.

The annual Brian Hoberecht Kilgore College boys basketball camp wrapped up late this week at Masters Gymnasium, including these middle schoolers, part of about 80 campers who learned fundamentals of the sport from the KC coaching staff. A girls basketball camp, instructed by KC Lady Rangers …

YOUTH BASEBALL / ALL-STARS

KBBA 14’s in action today

The Kilgore Boys Baseball Association’s 14-and-under all-star team is playing in their age division’s state tournament this weekend in Center.

Former Kilgore News Herald managing editor Greg Collins (above) settles in for his tee shot in the 82nd playing of the Energy Weldfab Meadowbrook Classic, being played this entire weekend at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center. The champion will be crowned after the third round concludes late …

Even Steve Torrence can’t win ‘em all. But he was in the hunt.

Torrence had no wheel to control and no chute to open – a bit out of his element – but the Kilgore native looked like he belonged with everyone else on the red carpet Wednesday in Los Angeles for the ESPY Awards, broadcast live on ABC.

EPPING, N.H. – Steve Torrence continued to set records Sunday, driving his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster into the final round for the eighth straight event, repeating as champion at the NHRA New England Nationals and becoming the first driver, regardless of category, to secure a starting spot in the 2019 playoffs.

The 14-and-under all-stars from the Kilgore Boys Baseball Association have had to practice, get ready and bide their time while the other KBBA all-star teams all took their turns playing various tournaments.

Now the 14-U’s get their shot.

BASKETBALL

KC girls camp Aug. 5-9

The annual Lady Rangers basketball camp for girls entering first through 12th grades this fall is set for Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9, at Masters Gym. The camp will be conducted by Lady Rangers head coach Addie Lees.

EPPING, N.H. – Having forged a record 404-point lead over nearest rival Doug Kalitta, one might be inclined to think that Steve Torrence will lack motivation this weekend when he sends his Capco Contractors dragster after the Top Fuel championship in the seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.

YOUTH SOCCER

KSA general meeting today

Kilgore Soccer Association’s general meeting is this morning at 10 a.m. at The Back Porch restaurant in Kilgore.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Kilgore players academic all-state

Four players from Kilgore High School’s softball program officially have one of the state’s highest academic honors, in relation to sports.