Bulldogs camp begins

Monday at Driller Park

The annual Kilgore Bulldogs baseball camp will be held at Driller Park next week – Monday, May 29 through Wednesday, May 31 – daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The camp caters to children who have just completed second through ninth grades in their past school year, and the cost is $75 per camper. Registration forms and payment must be submitted on the first day.

The camp is run by members of the Kilgore High coaching staff and former Bulldogs baseball players.

In addition to the camp briefing, campers will also receive a camp t-shirt.

Campers should bring a glove, a bat and a helmet each day. You can purchase water or Gatorade at the concession stand.


Chambers Spring Swing Tournament on June 2nd

The annual Spring Swing Tournament, hosted by the Kilgore Area Chamber of Commerce, will also be held at Tempest Golf Club on Friday 2nd June.

It’s a four person competition and a great way to connect with other business owners from the Kilgore area. Entry fee for a team is $500 for chamber members, $600 for non-members.

Registration, a Bloody Mary and brunch bar are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with tournament start at 11:00 a.m.

The title sponsor of the tournament is Patterson Kilgore Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the main sponsor is Republic Services. There are several sponsorship opportunities, all of which are currently still available.

Here’s a direct link for everything including chamber and non-chamber membership, sponsorships and more:

For more information about the tournament or sponsorships, call the chamber office at (903) 984-5022 or email Lisa Morgan at [email protected].

East Texas API Scholarship

Tournament in the Tempest on June 16th

The annual East Texas Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute will host its annual fundraising golf tournament at Tempest Golf Club on Friday, June 16, the 54th annual tournament.

The purpose of the event each year is to fund scholarships for the sons and daughters or grandchildren of people in the oil and gas industry.

It is a four-man, 18-hole format limited to 72 teams over two 36-hole sessions (Friday morning and Friday afternoon) with time preferences on a first-come, first-served basis “ is awarded. Food, raffles, awards and competitions will be part of the event and drink carts will be provided throughout the day. Sponsorships are still possible. Entry fee is $1,000 per team.

Visit for more information about participation or sponsorship. Pictured above: The Tournament Committee as they finalized plans for this year’s event.

Ark-La-Tex registration has begun;

Kilgore’s Meadowbrook on tour

Registration for the Ark-La-Tex Junior Golf Tour this summer is now open.

The tour will feature 11 events, including the season-closing Tournament of Champions.

Stops are for Monday 5th June at Alpine Golf Club in Longview (adult/youth), Monday 12th June at Meadowbrook Golf & Event Center in Kilgore, Thursday 15th June at Texarkana Country Club and Monday Scheduled June 19 at Northridge Country Club in Texarkana, Monday June 26 at Wood Hollow Golf Course in Longview, Thursday July 6 at Tempest in Liberty City (adult/youth), Monday July 10 at Alpine Golf Club in Longview, Monday 17 July at Oak Grove Golf Club in New Boston, Monday 24 July at Wood Hollow Golf Course in Longview (adult/youth), Monday 31 July at Crossing Creek in Longview and Monday, 7th August at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview (Tournament of Champions).

Events other than the July 6 stop at The Tempest begin at 8:30 with a shotgun start. The tournament starts at 1:30 p.m

For information: (903) 753-1415 or


KC is hosting two camps in June

Kilgore College’s softball program will host two softball skills camps in June: the first on June 12 and 13, the second on June 19 and 20, both daily from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $60 per camper. A t-shirt is included with camp and is guaranteed to all who pre-register by June 1st. Either bring a check to camp or pre-register by sending a check to KC Softball Mail to Maria Alvarez, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas, 75662.

Both camps are held at KC Field, The Ballpark at KC Commons, near campus on Houston Street, on the site of the former Kilgore Heights Kindergarten building. In the event of rain, camps will be moved to the Parks Fitness Center.

Campers should bring a glove, cleats, a bat, a helmet, and catching gear (catchers only). This is a skills camp where KC coaches and current and former KC players teach line ups, throws, catches and batting.

To register or learn more, go online to:


KMS volleyball camp from June 12th to 14th

Volleyball players from Kilgore Middle School and other girls in grades six through eight (next year) who would like to attend will attend the annual KMS Volleyball Camp on June 12th and 14th from 9am to 11:30pm

Keep in mind that the camp will be held on the Kilgore High School campus on Longview Street, not the Kilgore Middle School campus.

The registration fee is $30 per camper and is due on the first day of camp.

Anyone with questions can email KHS trainer Madeline Harris at [email protected] or trainer Gabriela Moore at [email protected].


Annual Rangers camp in July

Summer brings another Kilgore College Rangers football camp and this year camp will be held again at RE St. John Memorial Stadium from July 24th to 28th.

The camp for children aged seven to 15 takes place every day from 8:30 am to 11:45 am with drop off from 7:30 am and pick up from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm.

Registration is $125 and includes lessons from KC coaches, current and former players, meals, a KC football and a camp certificate. The camp is contactless and focuses on teaching the basics of the sport.

In addition, campers receive lectures on motivation, self-discipline, drug prevention, academics, and strength and conditioning. The awards are given out daily.

Visit for more information


The photo of Bryce Borders in this issue appeared last Saturday with incorrect information. This week’s information is correct. The News Herald regrets the error and is pleased to clarify the matter.

– By Sports Editor Mitch Lucas


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