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LC tops Longview Christian in sweep

Most Kilgore-area volleyball programs were to open their 2018 season this week.

Kilgore, for example, was to open Tuesday night at Nacogdoches. But that game was to conclude after the print deadline for this issue of the News Herald.

See kilgorenewsherald.com right now for an update on how the Lady ‘Dogs did at Nac, and hopefully others, like Mineola at Sabine, Elysian Fields at West Rusk and Trinity School of Texas at Leverett’s Chapel.

LC won its season opener, beating Longview Christian in a seep, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20, on Monday.

Coaches Rickey and Patty Hammontree got eight kills, three digs, two blocks and an ace from Jillian Shaw. Yesenia Avalos had eight digs, two kills and two aces, and Michelle Jamaica had eight aces. Cynthia Taredas had eight assists.

LC (1-0) was to host Trinity on Tuesday.


Season tickets on sale at KHS, Sabine

Season ticket packages for last year’s season ticket-holders at both Kilgore High School and Sabine High School are on sale this week – packages not picked up, of course, will be put on sale to the general public beginning next week at KHS, and beginning Aug. 21 at Sabine.

At Kilgore, renew at the athletic department office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Friday.

Season ticket packages this year are $35, which includes the season opener against Nacogdoches on Aug. 31. The others are Hallsville (Sept. 7), Pittsburg (Sept. 28; that’s homecoming), Henderson (Oct. 19), and Palestine (Nov. 2).

Season tickets for Sabine home games this fall will be on sale in the high school office, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Sabine home games this season are against Harleton on Sept. 14 (homecoming), Elkhart (Sept. 21), Tatum (Oct. 5), West Rusk (Oct. 19), and Gladewater (Nov. 2).


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