Runners at state meet this weekend
Kilgore and Sabine runners will compete in the UIL state cross country meet this Saturday morning, Nov. 9, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
Sabine’s David Robinson represents the Cardinals at state for the second straight year in the Class 3A boys run, while Emma Taylor and Zoe Craven are in the girls Class 4A run for Kilgore. Austin Bain also runs for Kilgore, in the boys 4A run. Robinson will run at 11:20 a.m., and then the 4A girls and boys will run back to back at noon, and then at 12:30.
See coverage of all their results on kilgorenewsherald.com Saturday afternoon.
Sabine cross country is coached by Jason Heffner. Kilgore’s boys cross country team is coached by Phillip Lane, in his 14th season, and the girls by Todd BonDurant, in his first.
KYBA registration continues Saturday
The Kilgore Youth Basketball Association will host its annual registration today from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Kilgore Middle School’s cafeteria.
The registration fee is $80 for the first child from a family, and $70 for each additional child. The league will begin after the new year, and games are normally played on Saturday mornings.
Anyone interested in coaching this year, or in sponsoring a team, should contact Reggie Henson at (903) 983-0945, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Torrence runner-up, still leads in points
LAS VEGAS – Kilgore’s Steve Torrence will roll his Capco Contractors dragster to the starting line two weeks from now in Pomona, Calif., knowing that despite a runner-up finish in last Sunday’s 19th annual Dodge Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he still controls his own destiny in his bid to become only the eighth driver in NHRA history to win back-to-back Top Fuel Championships.
In a battle between the two most recent Mello Yello champions, Brittany Force got the better of Sunday’s final round, laying down the quickest run of eliminations to relegate Torrence to the runner-up position for the fifth time in a dominating season in which he has won a category-best nine races.
The NHRA circuit will be back in action for the season-ending Auto Club Finals in Pomona the weekend of Nov. 15-17. Steve’s dad, Billy, is in fourth place in the Top Fuel standings, 86 points behind Steve.
• By sports editor Mitch Lucas