KC camp next week

Kilgore College’s annual football skills camp will begin Monday, June 10 and run through Friday, June 14, at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, here in Kilgore, on Harris Street.

The camp is for ages seven through 15, and is non-contact, meaning no tackling. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of football and given instruction in all phases of the game.

Cost for the camp is $100, and includes instruction, meals a KC football and camp certificate. Pre-registration is available, for $50. Registration for the camp is officially held from 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on the first day, June 10. Cost and the balance is due the first day.

There will be lectures on motivation, self-discipline, drug abuse prevention, academics, strength and conditioning. Trainers will be on duty at all times, and there will be individual instruction by the KC football coaching staff.

Players will be divided into groups according to position, and there will be current and former Division I players on hand. Awards will be given out daily. Space is limited to the first 125 sign-ups.

For more information, go to the college’s website,, and follow the football links, or see Kilgore College Sports Network on Facebook.


Jay Cox memorial tourney June 22

Jay Cox was a Kilgore High School student who loved all things outdoors, especially fishing.

Jay was in a car accident on April 29, 2017, and suffered a brain injury. He was in a coma, and passed away on June 17 that year. The family does everything they can to keep his memory alive, and what better way than fishing?

The second annual Jay Cox Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament will be Saturday, June 22, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Lake O’ The Pines’ Johnson Creek. Entry fee is $25, with a 50 percent payback.

All proceeds will go to the LiveLikeJay Foundation, which provides scholarships for graduating seniors and other aid to KISD students.

Check-in is from 6 a.m. until 7 that day, and lunch is included with registration ($7 if not fishing).

For more information, contact Abbie Cox at


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