Kilgore tennis

Madalynn Parrymore and Avery LeMaire (above) took second place in girls B doubles in the Longview tennis tournament last week. KHS tennis is off this week, and at Van next.

TENNIS

Kilgore into spring break with momentum

Madalynn Parrymore and Avery LeMaire took second place in girls B doubles over the weekend, in the Bulldog tennis team’s last tournament before spring break.

Also, Jack Tyra and Kalen Ray were fourth in boys A doubles, and Chase Borders was fourth in boys B singles for KHS.

The Bulldogs, coached by Jason Maroney and Rhonda Fletcher, are back in action next week – the junior varsity plays in a tournament in Whitehouse next Thursday, March 19, and the varsity is in a tournament in Van the following day.

There are a handful of events left on the calendar leading up to the District 16-4A tournament, played in Longview on April 2-3. Since spring tennis is based more on single and doubles individual wins rather than the team as a whole, those who do well enough in district move on to regionals (also in Longview, April 27-28) and then possibly to the UIL state tournament (May 21-22 at Texas A&M University in College Station), where so many Kilgore doubles teams have gone in the recent past.

HI-STEPPERS

Golf tourney fundraiser is April 18

The ninth annual golf tournament fundraiser for the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers will be Saturday, April 18, at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center, off Houston Street.

This is a fundraiser to help offset costs with uniforms and props the Hi-Steppers use throughout the year.

The tournament is a two-man scramble format, and registration is $100 per person, which includes a cart fee (although participants are invited to use their own cart, if they’d like).

Tee times will be at 8 a.m. and at 1 p.m., if there’s a large-enough field to warrant the two times. Registration for tee times will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lunch, of course, will be provided to participants. There will also be a putting contest, buy-a-drive and closest to the hole.

Early registration is possible by mailing entry fee to KHS Hi-Stepper Support Group, c/o Darla Williams, 1305 E. Lantrip Street, Kilgore, Texas, 75662. For more information on the event, contact Williams at (903) 746-8855, or Jessica Pierson at (903) 987-4843.

BASKETBALL

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, this weekend 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.

FISHING

KCKL’s Big Bass Tourney March 28-29

The 37th annual KCKL (95.9-FM) Big Bass Tournament will be March 28-29 at Cedar Creek Lake.

First prize this year is $10,000.

The tournament offers out more than 120 cash prized for bass, weighed each hour, and then to the winners in the overall final standings. There will be a drawing on each of the two days at 3 p.m. for more than $10,000 in door prizes.

Entry fee for adults is $85 per day. Youth entry fees, for fishermen under 16, are $10 and youth contestants are eligible for all tournament prizes. Contestants may enter by mail, or at the lake. For more information and entry forms, call KCKL at (903) 489-1346, or visit the tournament website, kcklbass.com.

The tournament is sanctioned by the Texas Conservation Society, and has supported regional fisheries enhancement efforts with contributions to fishery conservation causes. Past recipients have included Texas Black Bass Unlimited and the Athens Freshwater Fisheries Center.

Cedar Creek Lake is about 50 miles southeast of Dallas, and the headquarters for the tournament will be Log Cabin City Park, located between the Clear and Caney Creek bridges, about a half-mile east of the intersection of Highway 198 and 3054.

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