Kilgore's boys, coached by Phillip Lane, finished second at the Watty Myers meet in Texarkana, while the KHS girls, coached by Amy Dehdari, finished fourth in the Earl Campbell- Emma Barrett Relays in Tyler. Kilgore's Tony Burks won four events.
Watty Myers Relays, Texarkana: Host team Texas High won the meet, finishing with 185.5 points. Kilgore was second (128), and Liberty-Eylau third (109.5). Longview was fourth (77), and Atlanta fifth (40).
- Chris Beaty ran the 110 meter hurdles in 15.93 seconds for the win.
- Aaron Foy won the long jump, his career best (22 feet, four inches), second in the triple jump (43 feet, 2 inches), and third in the 100 meter dash (10.71 seconds).
- Jeffrey Sanders was second in the 300 meter hurdles (41.06 seconds), and Jordan Thompson was second in the high jump.
- Ladarrin Anthony won the shot put, checking in at 55 feet, 1 inch. Teammate DaQuellan Scott was second (49 feet, 9 1/2 inches), and Blake Guthrie fourth.
- Clay Wiley won the discus for Kilgore, with Scott finishing third and Guthrie fifth.
Kilgore's long-distance runners.
- Sergio Rubalcava was third in the 3200 meter run (10 minutes, 48.01 seconds)
- Clayton Fletcher came in fourth (10:50.44).
- In the 1600 meter run, Fletcher, Rubalcava and Octavio Venegas were fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
- Venegas was fifth in the 800 meter run.
The mile relay came in fourth, and the 800 meter relay team of Foy, Thompson, Nick Thurmond and Michael Bradley finished third.
Lane's junior varsity boys were fourth overall. The 1600 meter relay team of Terrell Shelton, Chance Peace, Jeremy Lane and C.J. Grimmett, winning the competition.
- Shelton finished second (38 feet, 1 inch), and third in the 400 meter dash.
- Chris Moye was second in the 100 meter dash and third in the 200.
- Rodney Coleman was sixth for Kilgore in the 100
- Melek Hamilton was fifth in the 200.
400 meter relay team of Donnie Graves, Moye, Coleman and Shelton finished third
800 meter relay team of Graves, Grimmett, Peace and Hamilton came in fourth.
800 Meter run, Lane finished sixth
Shot put, Chris Powe was fifth
KHS scored 88 points for the fourth-place finish in Tyler, behind first-place Tyler Lee (211), Chapel Hill (123), and John Tyler (96).
- Burks, a senior won four events: the long jump, the triple jump, the 400 meter dash, and the 200 meter dash.
Long jump, Burks had a best of 17 feet, 5 inches. In the triple jump, she finished with 38 feet, 4 1/4 inches, and teammate Rayanna Williams came in fourth (31 feet, 10 inches).
Running events, Burks won the 400, finishing in 60.84 seconds, and the 200 (in 26.25 seconds). Diamond Massie of KHS was second in the 200 (27.86 seconds) and fifth in the 100 (13.54). Nicole Clinton was fifth in the 200 (28.17).
400 meter relay team came in fourth, as did the 800 meter relay team.
Long-distance runners -- Rachel Jordan and Mierya Venegas -- finished third and fourth, respectively
1600 meter run; Jordan in a time of 6 minutes, 35.28 seconds, and Venegas in 7:17.
800 meter run, Jordan was fourth (2:52.18) and Venegas was fifth (3:02.15).
The JV girls finished third overall, with 128 points. Kilgore's Taylin Thompson won the shot put, a best of 30 feet, 1/2 inch.
Maggie Gathungo was second (29 feet, 1 inch).
In the discus, the two swapped spots -- Gathungo won, a best of 78 feet, 5 inches. Thompson was second (75 feet, 5 inches).
Long jump, Katy Raby was third (15 feet, 1/2 inches), and fifth in the triple jump (32 feet).
Running events, Raby took first place in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing them in 18.33 seconds. She also won the 300 meter hurdles, finishing in
54.12 seconds. Teammate Kiara Pegues was third (65.92 seconds).
Long-distance, Lizet C. Eventshavez won first in the 3200 meter run (15 minutes, 11 seconds), and teammate Christina Martinez won the 1600 meter run (6 minutes, 48.60 seconds). Lizet Chavez was second (6:52.21).
800 meter run, Hannah Jordan ran it in 3:02.50, good for second place. Christina Cazares of KHS was third (3:07.24)and Giovanni Murillo was fourth (3:29.19).
The 1600 meter relay team finished third (5:05.70).
Both teams compete in Longview on Friday.
Coach Cheyenne Savony’s Lady Bulldogs, now with a near-full team and a good lineup of players, got hot over the weekend and won the Red Division of the Longview Highhosted Texas Two-Step Tournament, going 5- 1 in the event.
- Kilgore 13, Troup 12 (Saturday; extra innings): Kilgore played Troup in the championship, and it was a fitting finish
- Marshall 11, Kilgore 3 (Saturday): This game, played earlier in the day on Saturday, was Kilgore’s only loss of the entire tournament, one that Savony described as a good wake-up call before district play. Collins went 3-for-3 with a double. Cornett had a double, and Mehringer had a single.
- Kilgore 13, Longview 3 (Friday): The Lady Bulldogs’ bats were on fire in this one: they had 16 hits.
- Kilgore 9, Queen City 3 (Friday): This win was even more impressive considering Queen City had won a loaded tournament in Carthage to open the season. Kilgore looked dominant in this contest.
Kilgore (6-8 on the season now) was to begin its District 16-3A schedule at Spring Hill on Tuesday, but due to the icy weather, the game was re-scheduled, to be played Wednesday at 6 p.m., still at Spring Hill.
Kilgore visits Gilmer on Friday, a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity start, with varsity to follow.
Savony noted she hopes to get Ke’Nesha Coleman, who had been injured, back into the line-up this week.
(Front row, left to right) Mason Riley, Ean Small, Kendall Trevino
(Middle) Hallie Gaudet, Abby Hattaway, Sydney Truman, Wesley Kemp, Aubrey Fagan, Jennifer Rojas
(Back) Guadalupe Gonzalez, Luke Adams, Sophie Barrentine, Martin Baldazo, Cooper Harrison, James Harris
(Front row, left to right) Michael Daniel, Juan Huerta,
(Middle) Madison Posey, Mikka Allen, Ruben Estrella, Cayce Crawford, Hylyn Lumpkins,
(Back) Lizbeth Canchola, Bailey Hedges, Freddy Espinoza, Zane Weed, Arturo Jimenez,
(Not Picutred) Sabrina Vallejo, Michael Jones
Camillion Cannon, Jose Vazquez, Jayden Turner, Caine Stanley, Roberto Solano, Nicholas Tackett, Kaylon Sheffield,
Trail'asia Williams, Gage Brown, Jada Graham, Samira Valenzuela, Jocelyn Serrano, Jayde Kelly, Mayce Huey,
Ashtyn Lucas, Alan Rocha, Axel Lira, Jayden Jones, Presly Love, Isabell Witt, Monica Harris,
Jason Silvey, Billy Brown, Addison Wood
Not Pictured: Allison McBride, Hayden DeLatin, Ashley Golay, Yasmin Victoriano
All Kilgore ISD campuses and offices will open 2 hours later than normal on Monday, March 3, 2014. Classes will begin at 10:00 am.
Buses will run their normal routes, but 2 hours later than normal.
Of course, Kilgore ISD will continue to monitor the weather situation and make any changes needed to ensure the safety of our students.
Bulldog Basketball knocks off Athens Tuesday night at Tyler Junior College's Wagstaff Gymnasium, a 69-44 win to qualify for regional tourney this weekend in Commerce
The Bulldogs, now 25-7 on the season, punched their ticket to the University Interscholastic League's Region II tournament this weekend at Texas A&M-Commerce, where they will meet defending state champion Dallas Madison, a 6 p.m. tipoff on Friday night.
Kilgore, who once struggled to get out of the bottom half of its district bracket, has transformed into one of the best basketball programs in East Texas, and maybe in all of Texas, in the fourth season under Coleman. The Bulldogs won the District 16-3A championship without losing a single district game. They've won 16 straight games, now, including three playoff wins (Van, Paris and Athens). The Bulldogs are, in short, in unchartered territory for a KHS boys basketball team.
The varsity tennis team has had a hot start to their spring season. At the Kilgore Varsity Tournament, a 16 team tournament, our bulldogs earned the 1st place team trophy. Takashi Thomas and Sanjit Lanka won the A Boys Doubles Championship. Other team members who placed were: Autria Compton, Sabrina Barnfield, Jessica Stokes, Jasleen Cabrera, Marissa Lane, Bryn Heil, Nash Best, Rohit Lanka, and William Muir.
Last Friday and Saturday, the team participated in the Bryan Tournament, which is mostly made up of 5A and 4A teams. Autria Compton and Sabrina Barnfield dominated the tournament, bringing home the championship trophies in girls doubles. Takashi Thomas, Sanjit Lanka, Bryn Heil, and Rohit Lanka placed 3rd in their boy's doubles divisions, and many others placed in the top 5. Congrats to the team for your success, and keep up the hard work!