Hi-Steppers fundraiser upcoming

The Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers (above) will host their annual clay shoot fundraiser at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays on Saturday, Oct. 19. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and compete. (Photo courtesy of KILGORE HIGH SCHOOL HI-STEPPERS)

TENNIS

Kilgore loses to Center in non-district matchup

Kilgore High School’s tennis team met Center in a rare Tuesday afternoon series of matches, and lost the battle between state-ranked teams, 12-7.

KHS coach Jason Maroney said the Bulldogs got off to a good start, leading 4-3 after the doubles matches. “But they dominated us in singles,” he said.

The Bulldogs are 7-3 as a team this season so far, 1-0 in district play, but they’ll finally play another district date on Thursday. They’ll play Bullard after school that day at the tennis center at Tyler Junior College. Kilgore is ranked 17th in the state; Center was ranked 14th.

Kilgore’s boys doubles swept their matches. Jack Tyra and Kalen Ray won, 6-3, 6-2; Kelton Kelley and Chase Borders won, 7-5, 7-5; and Bryce Borders and Hunter Wilcox won, as well, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-4. Samantha Linkinhoker and Madalynn Parrymore won their match, 6-3, 6-1, but the two other KHS girls doubles teams – Cheyanne Jones and Estrella Chavarria and Mary Bess Mercer and Avery LeMaire – both lost theirs. Connie Chavarria and Tanner Bonnette lost the mixed doubles, as well.

In girls singles play, unfortunately for Kilgore, only Mercer and Connie Chavarria won their matches, and Chavarria’s was an extra match. Tyra won his number one boys singles matchup, and Bonnette won his, as well, but Bonnette’s was extra.

GOLF

KC hall of fame tourney next Friday

Kilgore College’s annual hall of fame golf tournament – held next Friday, Sept. 27, the day before the newest class of the KC hall of fame is inducted – will be a 10 a.m. start at Tempest Golf Club, just off Highway 135.

It’s a two-man scramble, a $75-per-person or $150-per-team entry, with proceeds going to the KC athletic department. That registration includes green fees, a cap, a cart, and breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact KC athletic director Jimmy Rieves at (903) 988-7536, or e-mail Rieves at jrieves@kilgore.edu, or Kristan Propes at kpropes@kilgore.edu.

Next Saturday, Sept. 28, the inductees will be honored at a luncheon at the ballroom of the Devall Student Center on campus, and then KC will host Texas A&T at 5 p.m. At halftime, those hall of fame inductees will be recognized, as well.

HI-STEPPERS

Clay shoot fundraiser Oct. 19 at Prairie Creek

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 darlakwilliams@yahoo.com.

VOLLEYBALL

Pink-Out shirts on sale

The Kilgore High School Health Science Club is selling Pink-Out shirts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which battles breast cancer.

The school’s volleyball team is hosting a Pink-Out night Oct. 11, against Chapel Hill, and asks that the crowd wear pink that night, perfect for these shirts.

They’re $10 each for short sleeves, $15 for long sleeves, and must be ordered, though, by Thursday. Contact Cheyenne Kirkpatrick y e-mailing ckirkpatrick@kisd.org to order.

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