Kilgore scrimmaged old rival Gilmer Friday night here at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, and the Bulldogs look to have gotten off to a good start.
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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 …
Kilgore fought hard for first-year coach Madeline Harris, but John Tyler brought an aggressiveness to the court Tuesday night in a volleyball matchup, still in tune-up time.
BRAINERD, Minn. – When the Mello Yello tour moves this weekend to Brainerd International Raceway for the 38th annual Lucas Oil Nationals, the focus briefly will shift from series champion Steve Torrence’s pursuit of drag racing history to dad Billy’s first title defense and his bid for a starting spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
The colorful flare of Lucha Libre Mexican-style wrestling will return to the 2019 East Texas Taco Fest on Saturday, Sept. 14, featuring Big Daddy Yum Yum’s Lucha Libre All Stars.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
West Rusk baseball players Will Jackson and Cole Jackson both played in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) All American Games in Viera, Fla., July 28 through August 3.
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.
SONOMA, Calif. – Steve Torrence knows how difficult it is to sweep the Western Swing, the three-races-in-three-weeks test that began last week at mile-high Bandimere Speedway and continued at sea level with the 31st running of the Sonoma Nationals that began Friday at Sonoma Raceway.
First-year Kilgore High School volleyball coach Madeline Harris might be new to the halls at KHS, but she’s definitely not a volleyball rookie.
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.
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But I’ve came up with this column, quaintly dubbed “The Football World,” as a way to touch on several topics in football that you guys might find interesting.
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.
The 14-and-under all-stars from Kilgore had a fantastic run in their age division’s Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament this week, but it came to an end, unfortunately, on Thursday night.
So far, VERY good for the Kilgore Boys Baseball Association’s 14-and-under all-star team, who are playing their age division’s state tournament in Center.
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 …
Two Kilgore College Lady Rangers from the 2018-19 basketball team recently earned national recognition from the National Junior College Athletic Association for academic excellence.
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.
People have been converging on the hills at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center each July since Franklin D. Roosevelt was in his second term, and before “The Wizard of Oz” was ever on film.
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.
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.
State tournament title dreams ended, unfortunately, for Kilgore’s remaining T-ball all-star team last weekend, but a pair of all-star squads still have their tournaments to play.
All three of the Kilgore Boys Baseball Association’s remaining all-star teams will play their state tournaments in Center – and they’re scattered, but one begins this weekend.
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.
NORWALK, Ohio – Three years ago, on the eve of the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, Steve Torrence suffered a heart attack that forced him to withdraw from the event.