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Kilgore’s Thomas, Sabine’s Goodwyn named all-region

Kilgore High School senior Seth Thomas and Sabine High School senior Eylan Goodwyn have been singled out as all-region by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Thomas and Spring Hill’s Tyler Caron were the only two such honorees from Region II’s District 16-4A. Spring Hill won the boys 16-4A championship; Kilgore finished second.

Sabine won the 16-3A district championship and made a deep playoff run, almost to the regional tournament.

POWERLIFTING

Sabine’s Lowry, Lewis wrap up at state; Stidham set to compete Saturday

A pair of Sabine High School girls powerlifters were among the best in the state last weekend, competing in the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state meet, held at the Extraco Center in Waco.

Sabine’s Erika Lowry, making the trip to state competition for a second straight school year, did 400 pounds in the squat and 170 in the bench press. Lowry competed in the 198-pound class. The squat of 400 was her best of the year.

Her Sabine teammate, Alli Lewis, did 900 pounds total: 370 in the squat, 200 in the bench and 330 in the deadlift. All three of those marks were her personal bests of the lifting season.

Another Sabine lifter, B.J. Stidham, is the top-ranked boys lifter in Division 3 in the 123-pound class. Stidham, who cleaned up last year on the state level, is headed back there Saturday, to Abilene. Stidham goes in having set regional records in his weight class for the deadlift (470 pounds) and overall total (1,140 pounds).

Sabine powerlifting is coached by Jerry Griffith.

SOFTBALL

KC splits with NE, back

home today vs. Navarro

After splitting a doubleheader with Northeast Texas Community College in their Region XIV Conference opener in Mount Pleasant over the weekend, the Kilgore College softball team finally returns home today. They host Navarro for a 1 p.m.-3 p.m. doubleheader. KC is 11-9 overall, 1-1 in conference.

KC 12, NE 3 (game one): The Rangers rattled the Eagles’ cages in this first game on Sunday, managing 12 runs on 10 hits.

Makenna Bell and Brooke Goynes each went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI in the game; Goynes had a home run and scored three times. One of Bell’s hits was a double, another a triple. Kendyl Dockter went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI; Kelsey Ahart went 2-for-3, one of them a double, and Ella Ortiz also had a hit.

Mattie McQuary upped her record to 6-1. She allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits and six walks, and struck out 10.

NE 4, KC 2 (game two): Ortiz went 3-for-4 with an RBI; Goynes went 2-for-3; Dockter went 2-for-3 with an RBI; and Bell and Ahart each had a hit.

Amanda White took the loss for the Rangers, allowing three runs, all earned, on seven hits and a walk.

Teammate Andrea Decareau went 3 2/3 innings, aliowing an earned run on two hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

Saturday, KC visits Tyler for a 3 p.m./5 p.m. doubleheader.

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