COLLEGE

SOFTBALL

KC opens 2020 season here Monday

Kilgore College’s softball Rangers will open their 2020 spring season here on Monday, in a doubleheader against Grayson at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

That series was originally to be played on Friday, and another was to be played today against Weatherford, but KC’s field was too wet for either, coach Messina said.

On Tuesday, KC is scheduled to host Jarvis Christian, and Friday a return engagement at Grayson, both with 1 p.m.-3 p.m. starts. It’s not certain right now if the series with Weatherford will be re-scheduled.

KC plays its home games at The Ballpark at KC Commons, a still-new field at the site of the former Kilgore Heights campus on Houston Street.

The Rangers went 23-26 a year ago, and went 12-16 in the Region XIV Conference schedule. They did make the conference tournament, losing in the first round to Blinn, bouncing back to beat Galveston, and then were eliminated by San Jacinto.

HIGH SCHOOL

BASKETBALL

Dansby team to be recognized at state

The 1970 Kilgore Dansby school basketball team that reached the state tournament that year will be recognized at this year’s UIL State Basketball Tournament, the weekend of March 12-14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Dansby lost to Jacksonville Douglass that year, at the State PVIL Basketball Tournament, and both teams will be recognized at this year’s state event at the AlamoDome.

Robert Brown, the board chairman of the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaching Association, is asking anyone who played on the Dansby team that year to get in touch with him. Brown can be reached by e-mail at pvilca1940@yahoo.com, or at (281)777-0576.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

UIL to announce realignment Monday

The University Interscholastic League — the governing body of all things Texas high school sports — will announce its realignment for the next two school years on Monday.

The UIL’s official announcement show, which will reveal every single district in every single classification for the new alignment in football this fall, will air on Fox Sports Southwest on Monday at 9 a.m. Area coaches will base their schedules, of course, on how their districts lay out: how many teams are in each district, etc.

The UIL, which realigns its districts every two years for every high school sport in the state based on enrollment, has already announced its cutoff numbers for the various classifications. The only school in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area that will change for the next two school years is West Rusk, which will move down from Class 3A, Division I to the smaller 3A, Division II.Carthage, which has won seven state titles in football in a little more than a decade, will move out of the district with Kilgore in 4A, Division I to 4A, Division II, as will another KHS district rival in recent years, Van.

The News Herald will have a story on the UIL’s realignment announcement on kilgorenewsherald.com on Monday, as soon as the league releases the information.

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