Mitch Lucas

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We’ve seen the Kilgore baseball team make its playoff run, all the way to the state tournament. Now it’s time to see how the Kilgore Boys Baseball Association all-star teams can do.

Many of the KBBA all-star teams will begin their tournaments this weekend – only two of the three oldest groups get another weekend before starting.

TENNIS

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.

In the last few days, so many awards and honors have rolled in for members of the Kilgore High School baseball team, they’re having to beat them off with a stick.

Or maybe a bat.

Kilgore High School was represented by a pair of teams in state competition this week: the baseball team did compete in Austin, obviously, and the Kilgore High School’s FFA shooting team was in the thick of the battle in the San Antonio area.

TOPEKA, Kan. – For a track that played such a pivotal role in his drive to the NHRA’s Top Alcohol Dragster championship back in 2005, Heartland Park has been less than kind to Steve Torrence since he turned pro and began rewriting the Mello Yello record book in his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster.

AUSTIN – The magical ride of the 2019 Kilgore High School baseball team finally ended on Wednesday, but in the state’s semifinals.

Kilgore lost to Sweeny, 5-1, in the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A semifinals, played at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

AUSTIN -- The magical ride of the 2019 Kilgore High School baseball team finally ended on Wednesday, but in the state’s semifinals.

Kilgore High School head baseball coach Eugene Lafitte (center) addresses his team before a playoff game against Benbrook last week. The Diamo…

Kilgore’s Cole Thompson (right) gets ready to advance to third base against Benbrook last week. Kilgore’s Diamond ‘Dogs (32-7) meet Sweeny (30…

FOOTBALL

KC camp next week

Kilgore College’s annual football skills camp will begin Monday, June 10 and run through Friday, June 14, at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, here in Kilgore, on Harris Street.

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