Sabine and Overton drop out of playoffs

Sabine High School and Overton High School have advanced to the second round of the College Interscholastic League Volleyball Playoffs, as reported in the weekend edition of the Kilgore News Herald.

Unfortunately, both teams are now eliminated, with Sabine losing to Atlanta at Marshall in the Class 3A playoffs, and Overton losing to Detroit in the 2A playoffs.

Sabine lost her opening two sets to Atlanta, 20-25, 16-25, but bounced back to win the third set, 25-18, to force the match to go. But Atlanta won the next set, 16-25, and completed the win.

For Sabine, Cale Brown had 21 kills, three blocks, two aces and 15 digs. Ella Roberts had eight kills, 16 digs and an ace. Peyton Childress had five kills, one block, one ace and two digs. Riley Lux had 34 assists and one block. Emily McBride has kills and three recoveries. Kamryn Mann had eight digs and an ace, and Caitlyn Stewart had 19 digs and an ace.

Overton, meanwhile, encountered a buzzssaw against Detroit – Overton won two sets, but then lost the last three for a 25-18, 25-2, 19-25, 21-25, 15-6 final.

Overton, coached by Rickey Hammontree, finished the season with a 24-17 record.

For the Lady Mustangs, Kayla Nobles had 12 kills, two blocks, five digs and an ace. Ja’Miya O’Neal also had 12 kills and added four blocks and 11 digs. Brylie Smith 11 kills, 31 digs, one assist and five aces.

Also for Overton, Avery Smith had six kills, 39 digs and two aces; Ne’kila Weir had one kill, 16 digs, 30 assists and an ace; Alex Brown has kills, 36 recoveries and an ace; and Sarah Emery had 16 digs and an ace.


Saturday KYBA Registration

Registration for the upcoming Kilgore Youth Basketball Association season is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria at Kilgore Middle School.

The cost is $80 per child – girls and boys, kindergarten through seventh grade – and birth certificates are not required upon registration. Matches are played on Saturdays and last approximately one hour each.

To follow KYBA, check out the association’s Facebook page, KYBA Kilgore.


Kilgore Bass Anglers resume in January

The Kilgore Bass Anglers, an area bass fishing club that holds regular meetings and tournaments nearby, will resume meetings and fishing in January, the group told the herald of news.

Regular monthly meetings will resume on Monday 2nd January at 6.30pm at The Back Porch restaurant in Kilgore.

The club fishes one tournament per month on Saturday or Sunday from January to October. In 2022, the Kilgore Bass Anglers started their season with 18 teams, and ended with around 12 eligible for the year-end classic. Tournaments are team format, but allow anglers to fish alone – just pay the $50 team entry fee.

Kilgore Bass Anglers also promote good sportsmanship, as well as all the ingredients of integrity, competitiveness, camaraderie and high ideals in the sport of fishing.

For more information on all things Kilgore Bass Anglers, contact Jamie Ware at (903) 812-0880, or [email protected].

— By sportswriter Mitch Lucas


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