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BASKETBALL
‘Dogs home Tuesday, Lady
Bulldogs play at Hallsville

Kilgore High School’s basketball teams are wading into the waters of the 2018-19 season, and are back in action this coming week after the Thanksgiving break.
Coach Jeff Coleman’s Bulldogs are 1-1, having opened with a loss at Nacogdoches, then bounced back with a win at Marshall Friday. The ‘Dogs were supposed to have played Elysian Fields on Friday, but that game was canceled. They’ll host Gladewater Tuesday night, a 5 p.m. freshmen start, followed by junior varsity and varsity. Kilgore visits Pine Tree next Friday, a 6 p.m. varsity-only night.
The Lady Bulldogs, led by first-year coach Shun McGill, won the Grand Saline tournament at the beginning of the season, and are scheduled to play at Hallsville on Tuesday, starting with freshmen at 5. They’ll play in a tournament next Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and won’t be back for a home game until Dec. 14, against Henderson.

FOOTBALL
KC bowl game tickets on sale

Fourth-ranked Kilgore College faces 20th-ranked Pima (Ariz.) Community College in the 2018 TIPS-CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl next Saturday, Dec. 1 – that’s an 11:05 a.m. kickoff at Waco ISD Stadium.
The Rangers are 9-2 on the season, and have won seven straight games. Pima lost its conference’s championship game. It’s KC’s third appearance in the Heart of Texas Bowl; since then, the game has been moved from Copperas Cove to Waco ISD, a stadium very familiar to Kilgore High School football fans.
Tickets are on sale at KC, in the athletic department offices on campus. They’re $20. There will also be tickets available at the gate.
For more information on tickets, call (903) 988-7537 or (903) 988-7536, or see the bowl’s web site, heartoftexasbowl.com. The game also has a Facebook page.

FISHING
KBA begins Jan. 7

The Kilgore Bass Anglers meet the first Monday of each month at The Back Porch restaurant in Kilgore. Their 2019 season will begin with the first meeting, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m.
The KBA fishes one tournament a month, and competitors have the option of fishing on Saturday or Sunday. Last year, the club began with 18 teams, and finished with 14 eligible for their end-of-year Classic. Tournaments are a team format, but those who want to fish alone can do so, at the cost of the team entry ($50).
Bylaws can be seen online at kilgorebassanglers.com. For more, call Jamie Ware at (903) 812-0880.

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