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Chandler King was a standout athlete at Hughes Springs in multiple sports. While he excelled on both the gridiron and hardwood, it was on the oval surrounding Mustang Stadium where he truly made his mark.

Harmony senior Easton Blackstone earned overall Most Valuable Player honors, and regional finalist Harmony added three other superlatives with voting for the District 15-3A All-District Baseball Team for 2019.

WHITEHOUSE – Rusk’s Tatum Goff started the game and delivered three scoreless innings and later came back in to close out her own victory with a scoreless ninth as the Red defeated Blue 8-4 Friday in the 5th Annual Northeast Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of a Champion All-Star…

■ LOBOS ON DCTF: The Longview Lobos will be featured on a custom, cover-wrapped copy of the 2019 edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.

■ LOBOS ON DCTF: The Longview Lobos will be featured on a custom, cover-wrapped copy of the 2019 edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.

ROUND ROCK — Defending champion Dallardsville Big Sandy broke the game open with a four-run second inning en route to a 7-1 win over Linden-Kildare in the UIL State Baseball Tournament’s Class 2A state championship game at Dell Diamond.

■ KILGORE BASS ANGLERS: The team of Bruce Crockett and Chris Terry hauled in the tournament’s big bass of 7.05 pounds and the top stringer of 23.48 pounds to win the Kilgore Bass Angler’s June event held on Lake Gilmer.

AUSTIN — We’re not done.

It was a simple but quick message Kilgore head coach Eugene Lafitte delivered to his team after its Class 4A state semifinal game. It was a message that could’ve been applied during Wednesday’s game as well.

The Kilgore Bulldogs came up just short of a trip to the UIL State Baseball Tournament a year ago, but this time around coach Eugene Lafitte and the Diamond Dogs punched their ticket to the big dance in Austin for the first time since 1972.

Former Hallsville pitcher Justin Slaten was keeping a close eye on the MLB Draft on Tuesday when he got the best news possible – he was being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round.

After a slow start to the season, the Linden-Kildare Tigers rebounded in a big way and eventually punched their ticket to the UIL State Baseball Tournament for the fourth time in school history – the first since 1985.

■ TAMPA BAY RAYS CAMP: Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 27 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

CHICAGO – Surging Steve Torrence won for the 10th time in the last 15 Mello Yello tour events Sunday, driving his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster past No. 1 qualifier Mike Salinas in the final round to win the NHRA Route 66 Nationals for the second time in three years.

The Kilgore Bulldogs, in the state tournament for the fourth time in school history and first time since 1972, will open play at the UIL State Baseball Tournament on Wednesday against Sweeny.

ROYSE CITY – In a series where both teams earned one-run victories to force a winner-take-all contest, it was hardly a surprise that Game 3 came down to the final inning as well.

Chasity Austin recently became the fourth West Rusk softball player to lock up her academic and athletic future at the college level – and the third to leave the state — when she signed a national letter-of-intent with Northland College.