Chase Hampton

Kilgore’s Chase Hampton (above) is this issue’s Senior Spotlight. Hampton plans to continue his education and baseball career at Texas Tech University.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 14th entry in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus.

These are results from questionnaires sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention.

To submit a questionnaire, follow this format with the same questions, answer them, and e-mail it back to sports editor Mitch Lucas at



Parents: Trent And Heather Logston and Wade and Kristin Hampton

Brothers/sisters: Six brothers and one sister

Sports you play: Baseball

Favorite high school sports memory: Going to state my junior year

Plans after high school: Attend Texas Tech University to play baseball and major in sports management

Who are your role models: My mother

Which coaches have had the most influence on you and why: coach (Eugene) Lafitte and coach (Joey) Pippen. They both pushed me to never quit and to never settle.

Who is your favorite teacher: coach Jay Dean

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Hopefully in the big leagues or coaching college baseball somewhere

Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I’m a hardcore gamer.

What will you miss most about high school sports: Being around my teammates and coaches


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