There were to be some local sports events in the early portion of this week that, because of early print deadlines for this issue of the News Herald, did not make it into today’s print sports section.
Sabine High School’s volleyball team was to play a UIL Class 3A third-round playoff against Gunter in Sunnyvale on Monday night, and both the Kilgore High School and Sabine High School cross country teams were to run in their respective regionals; Kilgore actually wasn’t scheduled to run until Tuesday.
The News Herald will have results of all three of these events online now, on sports at kilgorenewsherald.com.
Coach Tara Wait’s Sabine Lady Cardinals were 28-1 headed into that third-round matchup, and a win would move them into one of the 3A regional finalist slots, a game to be played later this week against the winner of Boyd and Harmony, or at least that’s what it appears on the UIL’s bracket.
As for the cross country teams, Kilgore went into regionals with both district championships: coach Phillip Lane’s boys and coach Todd BonDurant’s girls. At the district meet near Tyler, all seven of Kilgore’s boys runners finished their 5K run in the top 16, and all seven KHS girls runners finished the 3,200 meter run in the top 20.
Regionals for Kilgore were to be held at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Sabine’s cross country program has also been ridiculously successful, with the boys winning a district championship in five straight seasons and eight of the last 10
David Robinson, a state meet qualifier in his high school career, won his third straight individual championship, taking first overall in 17 minutes, 37 seconds. Kevin Maldonado was sixth overall, Caleb Cox eighth, Dalen Dowell 17th, and Lane Clanton, 24th.
For the girls, Emma Logan had a second-place finish in the time of 13:50. Greta Chubboy was 11th overall, Hailey Aguilar 12th, Giselse Flores 13th, and Reese Rutland 14th.
Mackenzie Alexander was 15th overall and Callie Loftis was 19th. Sabine’s girls finished second in district as a team, so both SHS teams were to compete in regionals in full.
Sabine cross country was to run regionals in the meet in Dallas on Monday.