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BASKETBALL

KC boys camp starts Monday

Kilgore College hosts its annual boys basketball camp at Masters Gymnasium on the Kilgore campus, from Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12.

The camp will be hosted and conducted by KC men’s basketball coach Brian Hoberecht and his staff.

The camp is for boys ages five through 17, and cost is $120 per camper. 

Registration will be the first day, at 8:30 a.m. at Masters. The registration fee includes instruction by KC coaches, a camp basketball, a camp T-shirt, awards and lunch each day. There will be a concession stand open during break times, with items available at low cost.

Families are invited to the end-of-camp game on the last day next Thursday, July 12, starting at 3:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

12-U at state this weekend, 14-U next

A pair of Kilgore Boys Baseball Association all-star teams have reached their state tournaments in Dixie Youth Baseball.

After a weekend off, the 12-and-under KBBA all-stars will play their DYB state tournament in Athens this weekend. They advanced from district, which was in Carthage.

Representing the KBBA as the 12-U all-stars this year are De’Marion Brown, Zevin Dent, Eduardo Chavez Espinosa, Cutter Gaudet, Joseph Mack Hendrickson, Blake Jarrett Kelley, Jason Chance Kirk, Connor Pendergast, Zachery Paul Rowland, Cole Steele, Wesley Hayden Trebing and Bransin Lee Waller. Coaching the kids are Robert Waller, Jason Brewer and Keon Pendergast.

The 14-and-under all-stars from KBBA have been off a couple of weeks, and still have one more. They’ll play their age group’s state tournament in Center next Saturday, July 14.

Coaches are Jonathan Cox, Thomas Wilkerson and Jason Harrison. The 14-U all-stars are De’Quincy Brown, Cason Cox, Raymond Espinoza, Jace Scott Eubanks, Cooper Harrison, Kain Hogue, Trent Lopez, Gage Nichols, Jared Adam Rich, Brendon Shannnon, Brayden West, and Colby Ryan Wilkerson.

YOUTH SOCCER

KSA fall season sign-up starts July 14

The Kilgore Soccer Association will begin registration for the fall season on Saturday, July 14, with other sign-up dates set for July 21 and July 28, all at the KSA complex just off of Highway 135. Registration will be held each of those dates from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sign-up fee is $80 for the first child, and players should bring their birth certificates. The KSA ranges in age from three years old (must be three by July 31) to U-19.

For more information, see the Kilgore Soccer Association’s page on Facebook.

FOOTBALL

KC football tryout July 14

The Kilgore College football program will hold an open tryout on Saturday, July 14, at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, beginning with registration at 10 a.m.

Prospective players should bring cleats, workout clothes and tennis shoes, a copy of a physical exam from their high school if possible, and there is a $20 registration fee.

There will be a series of drills that include a 10-yard dash, a 40-yard dash, an L drill, pro agility drills, vertical jump, standing long jump and position-specific drills. This is a true combine.

Anyone who’d like to send game film prior to the tryout can do so – send it to J.J. Eckert at Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas, 75662, or e-mail it to coach J.J. Eckert at jeckert@kilgore.edu.

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