Co-ed fundraiser Saturday

There will be a co-ed volleyball tournament, open to the community, this Saturday, June 1, at Meadowbrook Park, the park across Houston Street from Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center.

The teams should have six players each, and at least two girls on each team. Entry fee is $20 per player, and there will be prizes.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Kilgore High School volleyball program.

To find out more or get entered, contact Christy McElyea at christymcelyea@ymail.com.


Summer golf camps in June, July at Tempest

Tempest Golf Club at 568 East Wilkins Road, off Highway 135, is hosting a pair of summer junior golf camps for kids ages six through 14.

The camps will be June 17-20, then July 15-18, both from 8 a.m. until noon. Cost of the camp is $150 per camper, which includes the lessons, a Tempest T-shirt and hat. Lessons will include a three-station rotation each day – fundamentals (such as grip, stance and alignment), practice on the range, and chippin, putting and golf etiquette.

There will be a small tournament of the last day of each camp beginning at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided on those two days, and parents are encouraged to attend. Prizes and awards will be given.

For more information, call (903) 984-5335.


Jay Cox memorial tourney June 22

Jay Cox was a Kilgore High School student who loved all things outdoors, especially fishing.

Jay was in a car accident on April 29, 2017, and suffered a brain injury. He was in a coma, and passed away on June 17 that year. The family does everything they can to keep his memory alive, and what better way than fishing?

The second annual Jay Cox Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament will be Saturday, June 22, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Lake O’ The Pines’ Johnson Creek. Entry fee is $25, with a 50 percent payback.

All proceeds will go to the LiveLikeJay Foundation, which provides scholarships for graduating seniors and other aid to KISD students.

Check-in is from 6 a.m. until 7 that day, and lunch is included with registration ($7 if not fishing).

For more information, contact Abbie Cox at ALC326@gmail.com.


KHS tennis camps begin June 24, July 22

Kilgore High School is hosting a pair of tennis camps this break.

The regular summer tennis camp will be June 24-27, for third through fifth graders, and for sixth through 12th graders (in the upcoming 2019 school year). Third through fifth grade campers will attend each day from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., at the cost of $50 per camper. Sixth grade through seniors will attend from 8:30 until 11, at the cost of $75 per camper.

On July 22-25, there’s a “get ready” tennis camp for sixth through 12th graders from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the cost of $50 per camper.

E-mail KHS tennis coach Jason Maroney at jmaroney@kisd.org for a registration flyer.


Sabine camp June 24-26

The annual Sabine Cardinals boys basketball camp for boys in grades three through six is June 24-26 at the Sabine Elementary gymnasium, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 each day.

The cost is $35 per camper and includes the camp instruciotn, a camp shirt and awards – discounts are available for siblings. Campers can contact coach Jason Heffner at Sabine Elementary, or register on the camp’s first day, prior to the camp start.


Women’s softball league forming

The East Texas/Louisiana Women’s Fastpitch League is forming teams with a tentative start date for games set for June 23.

The season will run through Aug. 4 (six games), with games scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. on Sundays at the White Oak softball field.

The league is for ages 18-older, including current high school and college fastpitch athletes, past high school players and college softball alumni.

Cost is $20 per player, plus the cost of team shirts, and deadline to enter is June 1.

All games will be played with two umpires and have a 1-hour, 15-minute time limit (or seven innings).

For information: Kristen Henton, Kristen@crossfitlongview.com.


Devil Rays holding local tryout

Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 27 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

Players will be evaluated on running, throwing, fielding and hitting abilities. Ages 16-21 are en courage to attend the camp, which will be conducted by Tampa scout Pat Murphy and under the direction of scout Scott Mitchell.

Registration will strt at 8:30 a.m., with workout to follow at 9 a.m.

The Rays will provide all equipment with the exception of gloves, spikes and catchers gear.

For more information, contact Mitchell at (903) 424-8448.



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