Lady ‘Dogs win two in tourney
Kilgore High School’s volleyball program is all over the map this weekend, with varsity competing in the annual Brownsboro tournament and the freshmen and junior varsity programs in a Saturday-only tourney today in Nacogdoches.
The varsity lost to Brownsboro to start the tournament, but then beat Rice and Cross Roads. Kilgore is now 7-9 on the season, headed into today’s tournament play. All three KHS volleyball teams will play at Pine Tree on Tuesday night, starting with freshmen at 4:30.
The tournament format is best-of-three, so Brownsboro beat Kilgore twice, 25-15, 25-15. For KHS in that matchup, Lauren Couch had three kills, as did Miah Thomas. Sky Cotton had one. Jada Abercrombie had four blocks, and nine digs. Thomas had eight digs. Skyler Day had five, and Dayton McElyea had four. McElyea, Abercombie and Ashton Vallery each had two assists.
Kilgore beat Rice, 25-11, 25-16. Couch and Thomas each had six kills and Abercrombie had five. Day had four. Vallery had 15 assists, and McElyea, five. Day had eight digs; Abercrombie had six.
And later Thursday, Kilgore topped Cross Roads, 25-11, 25-20. Thomas and Abercrombie each had five kills; Cotton and McElyea each had three. Abercrombie and Thomas each had two blocks, and Abercrombie had 10 digs; McElyea and Thomas each had eight. Vallery had 11 assists, McElyea, eight.
Kilgore falls to Lindale; will host Van Thursday
In team-oriented fall tennis, the Kilgore High School Bulldogs lost to Lindale, 12-7, this week. Kilgore (4-2 this season) hosts Van this Thursday right after school.
KHS won all of the boys matchups in both singles and doubles except two, but lost the girls matches and the mixed singles matchup.
Kilgore’s boys won all but won singles match. Jack Tyra beat Jared Maeker, 5-7, 7-5, 10-7; Kalen Ray beat Andre Samaveera, 6-2, 6-4; Kelton Kelley beat Stefon Gregg, 1-6, 6-1, 10-7; Chase Borders beat Luke Long, 6-1, 6-2; Bryce Borders lost to Lindale’s Taegan Terry, Hunter Wilcox beat Evan Castner, 6-2, 6-2, and Tanner Bonnette beat Seth Moon, 6-1, 6-4.
In boys doubles, Tyra and Ray teamed up for a 6-2, 6-0 win, and Kelley and Chase Borders won, 6-2, 6-3. Wilcox and Bonnette fell short, 3-6, 1-6.
Cheyanne Jones, Mary Bess Mercer, Madalynn Parrymore, Estrella Chavarria, Samantha Linkinhoker, and Connie Chavarria lost their singles matches, and Mercer and Bryce Borders came up short in the mixed doubles match.
Clay shoot fundraiser Oct. 19
The annual sporting clay shoot fundraiser for the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers is Saturday, Oct. 19, at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a safety meeting at 8:20, and a shotgun start at 9:30.
Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
To sign up, it’s $100 for an individual shooter, or $400, of course, for a team of four.
The entry fee includes the tournament play, the meals and a mulligan for each team member.
Sponsorships are still available, too, ranging from $100 for a hole sponsorship to $1,000 for a title sponsorship, which includes two four-person teams and premium signage for the event.
For more information, call (903) 746-8855 or (903) 806-8899, or e-mail email@example.com.
Chamber tournament Sept. 13
The annual Kilgore Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will be played Friday, Sept. 13, at Tempest Golf Club, just off Highway 135.
The format is four-person scramble, a $500 entry fee per team that includes cart and green fees for the four, and a bloody Mary brunch. There are also sponsorships available.
For more information, contact the chamber at (903) 984-5022.