FISHING

Livesay 39th in Tenn.,

off until July 14

Lee Livesay, a professional bass fisherman from this area who recently won the Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Fork for the second straight year, had another top-40 finish last weekend on the Elite series, this time in the 2022 Whataburger Bassmaster Elite at Pickwick Lake in Counce, Tenn.

Livesay, a former Kilgore High School defensive back, caught 41 pounds, 7 ounces of fish, good enough for 39{sup}th{/sup} place in Tennessee. Brandon Lester won the event with 86 pounds, 1 ounce of catch over the four days.

The Elite Tour is off until July 14, the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River at Clayton, New York.

GOLF

Hi-Stepper fundraiser

tournament is June 17

The 11th annual Kilgore High School Hi-Stepper Golf Tournament is 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.

BASKETBALL

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 sports editor Mitch Lucas

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Sports editor

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

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