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VOLLEYBALL
KHS sweeps Gladewater

The Kilgore High School Lady Bulldogs got a much-needed District 15-4A win on Friday afternoon at Gladewater.
Kilgore swept the Lady Bears, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21. That makes the Lady ‘Dogs 3-3 in district play, with four more regular-season games. The top four teams in the district make the playoffs; Kilgore missed a year ago.
Kilgore visits Gilmer on Tuesday, a 4:30 p.m. freshmen start, with junior varsity and varsity to follow. They’ll host Spring Hill next Friday afternoon.
Jada Abercrombie had 10 kills at Gladewater. Tiana Holland had nine. Lauren Bryant had four, and Jamaria Thomas had three. Holland had two blocks. Dayton McElyea had 17 assists. Nicki Rawls had three. Symonne Brooks had 10 digs. Abercrombie had seven. Bryant had six, and so did Thomas. Mackenzie Cavanaugh had five, Haley Page, four, Skyler Day and McElyea three each, Holland and Rawls two each, and Rylie Mann, one.

CROSS-COUNTRY
Fletcher sets pace for NW Oklahoma State

Kilgore’s own Clayton Fletcher set the second-best time ever for a runner in Northwestern Oklahoma State’s men’s cross-country team history last weekend.
Fletcher and his teammates ran in the University of Arkansas-hosted Chili Pepper Festival run last Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Kilgore High School alumni – who ran in the UIL state meet as a senior – finished the course in 34 minutes, 24 seconds.
Fletcher finished up at Cowley College in Kansas and then transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State for his final two collegiate seasons. He was part of a Kilgore High cross-country team that has won its district championship for four consecutive years, and the Bulldogs – including Fletcher’s younger brother Josh – will have the chance to make it five next week in Gilmer.
The elder Fletcher will run with his Northwestern Oklahoma State teammates today in Hays, Kan., in a meet at Fort Hays State University.

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