Kilgore College tryouts Saturday morning

Kilgore College’s football program will host tryouts this Saturday, Feb. 8, for any college-eligible athlete who’d like to join the Rangers.

The tryouts are Saturday at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium here in Kilgore, on Harris Street, and registration for the tryouts will begin at 10 a.m. The tryout will begin at 10:30 a.m., and should last about two hours, conducted by the KC coaching staff. Athletes should bring their own workout clothes, cleats and tennis shoes, and a $20 registration fee.

The Rangers, coached by Willie Gooden, have won 18 games the last two seasons, and finished first in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference’s regular-season race two consecutive years.

For more information, visit the KC website, online and the football page.



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, or at (281)777-0576.


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