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.

Lady Bulldogs (in alphabetical order) Sydney Barnes (team manager), Mackenzie Cavanaugh, Bailey Downing, Hailee Jo Lewis and Destiney Mendez all earned distinction as members of the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s 2019 Academic All-State Team. These four are the first Lady ‘Dogs to achieve the honor since Mikayla Thomas in 2016.

That means each of them, all graduating seniors, maintained an average of 94 throughout freshman through junior seasons, and met qualifications of good moral character and in good standing in their sport.

On the field, Kilgore softball, coached by Cheyenne Kirkpatrick, has made the playoffs two years running in Class 4A.

TENNIS

KHS camps begin this week, July 22

Kilgore High School is hosting a pair of tennis camps this break.

The regular summer tennis camp will be this week, June 24-27, for third through fifth graders, and for sixth through 12th graders (in the upcoming 2019 school year). Third through fifth grade campers will attend each day from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., at the cost of $50 per camper. Sixth grade through seniors will attend from 8:30 until 11, at the cost of $75 per camper.

On July 22-25, there’s a “get ready” tennis camp for sixth through 12th graders from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the cost of $50 per camper.

E-mail KHS tennis coach Jason Maroney at jmaroney@kisd.org for a registration flyer.

BASKETBALL

Sabine boys camp is this week

The annual Sabine Cardinals boys basketball camp for boys in grades three through six is June 24-26 at the Sabine Elementary gymnasium, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 each day.

The cost is $35 per camper and includes the camp instruciotn, a camp shirt and awards – discounts are available for siblings. Campers can contact coach Jason Heffner at Sabine Elementary, or register on the camp’s first day, prior to the camp start.

KC boys camp July 8-11

Coach Brian Hoberecht’s Kilgore College boys basketball camp will be here on campus at Masters Gymnasium on July 8-11.

The camp is for boys ages five through 17, and the registration is $100 per camper through June 30; it’s $120 per camper after that date. That includes instruction, a camp ball, a camp T-shirt, awards and lunch every day.

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. the first day. There will also be concessions open during break time, with items at a low price.

Parents and guardians are invited to the end-of-camp game, which will be on the last day (Thursday, July 11) at 3:30 p.m. there at Masters. An awards presentation will follow the game.

A camp form can be downloaded on coach Hoberecht’s Facebook page.

BASEBALL

Devil Rays holding local tryout

Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 27 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

Players will be evaluated on running, throwing, fielding and hitting abilities. Ages 16-21 are en courage to attend the camp, which will be conducted by Tampa scout Pat Murphy and under the direction of scout Scott Mitchell.

Registration will strt at 8:30 a.m., with workout to follow at 9 a.m.

The Rays will provide all equipment with the exception of gloves, spikes and catchers gear.

For more information, contact Mitchell at (903) 424-8448.

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