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Kilgore squads open on Friday

Kilgore High School’s basketball teams were to play at Henderson on Tuesday night, after the print deadline for this edition of the Kilgore News Herald. Both teams had been off since playing in tournaments late last week, and both were to resume their District 17-4A schedules at Henderson, their first district games since before the Christmas holiday break.

Coach Jeff Coleman’s Bulldogs only played one district game prior to the holidays: a home game against Gilmer, which the ‘Dogs won, 54-44. Kilgore’s Lady Bulldogs, coached by Marissa Coop, are 0-3 in district play, having lost at home to Chapel Hill, on the road at Spring Hill, and at home to Gilmer.

See the sports section on kilgorenewsherald.com online now for an update on the Kilgore-Henderson games from Tuesday night.

Both KHS teams have open dates on Friday, and then both will host Carthage on Tuesday night, starting at 4:30 p.m. with subvarsity games.


Kilgore banquet next Monday

The banquet to honor the 2022 Kilgore High School football teams is set for Monday, Jan. 9, a 6 p.m. start at the high school cafeteria.

The banquet is put together each year by the football booster club.

Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased with cash, through Cash App and Venmo.

Table sponsorships are still available, and include tickets to the banquet as a part of the sponsorship package.

There are 23 seniors on this year’s KHS team.

For more information on sponsorships, e-mail kilgorefbbooster@gmail.com.

The Bulldogs completed the 2022 season with a 10-4 record, playing into December and going four rounds deep into the UIL Class 4A, Division I playoffs, just two games away from the state championship game.


Season begins Thursday for KHS, Sabine

The season final begins this week for soccer teams at Kilgore High School and Sabine High School.

Coach Todd BonDurant’s Kilgore girls have a joint tournament to open the season held at two sites: here at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, and at Spring Hill High School’s stadium in Longview. The tournament is three days –Thursday through Saturday, and in addition to Kilgore and Spring Hill includes Chapel Hill, Carlisle, Carthage, Jacksonville, Lufkin, Lufkin Hudson, Bullard, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, and Nacogdoches.

Kilgore doesn’t play on day one, but the Lady ‘Dogs are the first game on day two (Friday at 9 a.m. against Lufkin). The Lady Bulldogs play again Friday afternoon against Jacksonville at 5 p.m.

After that, Kilgore’s girls play in tournaments hosted by Pine Tree (Jan. 12-14) and Longview (Jan. 19-21). The first non-tournament regular game is here at R.E. St. John on Jan. 24 against Tyler Legacy, and district play begins at Carthage Jan. 27.

See complete schedules for both KHS soccer teams on kisd.org, in the Kilgore High School campus, under the athletic department link.

Now, as for coach Tom Wait’s Bulldogs, they open the 2023 season in the Pine Tree Tournament in Longview on Thursday. The Bulldogs play twice Thursday: at 11 a.m. against Lindale and at 7 p.m. against Pine Tree.

Sabine’s boys, coached by Wayne Borden, are hosting their own tournament on campus at James Bamberg Stadium Thursday through Saturday. The Cardinals will play twice Thursday: at 8:30 a.m. against Carlisle, and at 7:20 p.m. against Grand Saline. Then, they’ll play twice on Saturday: at 11:05 p.m. against Kemp, then at 4:45 p.m. against Trinity.

The Lady Cardinals, coached by Heidi Hagan, are in a tournament at Southlake Carroll in the Metroplex area Thursday through Saturday, and then in a tournament in Bullard the following weekend (Thursday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Jan. 14).

Sabine’s girls open the SLC tournament Thursday at 7 p.m. against SLC Green. On Friday, they’ll play SLC White at 5:30 p.m., and then on Saturday, they’ll face Rock Hill at 11 a.m.

By sports editor Mitch Lucas

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Mitch Lucas is the sports editor for the Kilgore News Herald, and has been since June 1, 2002.