Trophy case

The trophy case just inside the door at Mitchell Field House on the Kilgore High School campus greets Kilgore athletes when they walk into the door. The offseason strength and conditioning program has started for KHS and Kilgore Middle School football players, and continues throughout the summer.


Workouts continue

at field house for KHS, KMS

Kilgore High School and Kilgore Middle School football players that would like to be in prime condition for the upcoming 2022 season are strongly encouraged to be in the Bulldogs’ strength and conditioning program this summer at the Mitchell Field House on the high school campus.

The sessions are for boys going into seventh through 12th grades. For guys going into 10th through 12th grades, workouts are from 8 a.m. through 10 a.m. each weekday except Friday (it’s only Monday through Thursday, never on Fridays). For guys going into seventh through ninth grades, it’s 10 a.m. until noon each Monday through Thursday.

The program began this week. Vacation time is July 1 through July 10. The camp resumes July 11th and continues through July 28.

For questions, contact coach Clint Fuller at (903) 988-3909, or by e-mail at


Hi-Stepper fundraiser

tournament is June 17

The 11{sup}th{/sup} annual Kilgore High School Hi-Stepper Golf Tournament is next Friday, June 17, here at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center, a 1 p.m. start, and a two-man scramble format.

Lunch will be served prior to the start of the tournament at noon.

Spots to play in the tournament are still available. For more information, contact Jenna Lucas at (903) 812-3342 or Ginger Riley at (903) 812-4992. Make checks payable to the KHS Hi-Stepper Support Group, 631 Town Oaks Circle, Kilgore, TX 75662.


Annual Hoberecht/

KC camp July 11-14

It’s time again to register for the annual Kilgore College-Coach Brian Hoberecht boys basketball camp, and this year, camp will be July 11 through July 14, here on campus at Masters Gymnasium, home of the Rangers, who have made back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA Men’s National Basketball Tournament and three appearances in the tournament under coach Hoberecht.

The camp is for boys ages five through 17, and camp is daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration is the first day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the gym, and the fee for the week per camper is $100. For that, campers get a camp ball, a T-shirt, lunch each day, and awards are presented. Concessions are open each day during break and snacks and drinks will be priced at a low cost.

Of course, the camp will be conducted by coach Hoberecht, the award-winning coach of KC’s program and the NJCAA Division I men’s all-star coach this year, and his assistant coaches. The remaining staff will be made up of other college coaches and current KC players.

Parents, all campers will be required to be in the gym at all times, and if a camper needs to leave during the day for any reason, please let the staff know in advance.

Campers should bring proper attire for basketball – gym shorts, shirt, socks and shoes, and a limited amount of money for concessions during breaks.

KC men’s basketball hosts

tryout on Saturday, July 16

Like the softball program, coach Brian Hoberecht and the Rangers men’s basketball team will host a tryout this summer.

Tryouts are open for any college men’s basketball player with eligibility remaining. They will be held Saturday, July 16 at Masters Gymnasium on the KC campus. Registration is $20, and begins at noon, with the tryout to follow at 1 p.m.

Athletes trying out should bring proper basketball gear: shoes, T-shirts and shorts. Water will be provided by KC.

For more information, contact the basketball office at (903) 983-8270.

— By 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.

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