Getting attention

Kilgore College wide receiver Omar Manning (above) is pictured in a national publication this month (Photo courtesy of KILGORE COLLEGE)


Next KHS camp begins Monday

The next opportunity for a tennis camp at Kilgore High School is a “get-ready” camp for sixth through 12th graders that begins this coming Monday, July 22, and runs through Thursday, July 25.

The cost is $50 per camper, and the camp is a prime-time camp, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.


Season tickets at KHS, Sabine on sale Aug. 5

Previous season ticket-holders at both Kilgore High School and Sabine High School can begin picking up their tickets for the 2019 season starting Monday, Aug. 5, at both campuses.

At Kilgore, those who held season tickets last year can come renew their packages on Aug. 5, this time at the high school’s office from 9 p.m. until 4 that week. Any season tickets not claimed by Friday, Aug. 9, will be sold to the general public the next week. Of course, tickets are available at the gate before each game, and at a discounted price including student tickets the week of the game.

Ticket packages are $35 each (a ticket for each of Kilgore’s five home games). This year, the Bulldogs’ home games are Sept. 13 against Pine Tree, Texas High (Sept. 20), Chapel Hill (Oct. 11), Van (Oct. 25) and Carthage (Nov. 8, the end of the regular season). Texas High is homecoming.

At Sabine, season ticket-holders last year can come pick up their new tickets Aug. 5-9, at the cost of $25 per season ticket. On Aug. 12-16, the tickets that weren’t picked up will be on sale for the general public. This will be at the Sabine Elementary campus from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

The Cardinals, coached by Rex Sharp, will have five home games: at home against Carlisle for the season opener on Aug. 30; vs. Shelbyville on Sept. 6; vs. Winnsboro on Oct. 11; vs. Mineola on Oct. 25; and the regular season finale against White Oak on Nov. 8. The date against Winnsboro is Sabine’s 2019 homecoming game.

For more information on Cardinals’ season tickets, call coach Sharp at (903) 984-7266.

KC’s Manning featured in college preview

Kilgore College sophomore wide receiver Omar Manning is featured in the College Football America yearbook, previewing the upcoming 2019 football season.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is on the cover of the magazine, but Manning’s photo is at the beginning of the preview where the junior college football section begins. The photo was taken by College Football America staff during KC’s bowl game against Pima (Ariz.) in Waco last season.

Manning, a former Lanacaster High standout who began his career at TCU before transferring to KC before last season, has become a recruiting target. He has offers from Florida State, Houston, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Missouri.

The CFA 2019 yearbook previews all levels of college football, and is available online at, and in bookstores, such as Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble.


KC girls camp Aug. 5-9 at Masters Gym

The annual Lady Rangers basketball camp for girls entering first through 12th grades this fall is set for Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9, at Masters Gym. The camp will be conducted by Lady Rangers head coach Addie Lees.

Girls entering first through sixth grades will be in the morning session – that’s from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day. Girls going in to seventh through 12th grades will be in the afternoon session (1 until 3). Registration is $40 per camper, and that includes T-shirt and daily awards.

Campers should bring proper workout clothes (gym shorts, shirt, socks and basketball shoes).


Rahab’s benefit tourney Sept. 20 at Tempest

There will be a benefit golf tournament for Rahab’s Retreat and Ranch on Friday, Sept. 20, at Tempest Golf Club, just off Highway 135.

The tournament is a four-player scramble, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $150 per player, and includes two mulligans. The fee includes the golf and cart fees, a meal, entry into the long drive contest, and four closest to the pin prizes.

Those who don’t enter with a team will be paired with others who enter as singles.

For more information or to enter, call (903) 218-4985, or e-mail

• By sports editor Mitch Lucas


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