Rangers take down Paris, still one-half game behind TJC

The Rangers swept a windy double-header Wednesday against Paris Junior College to climb into sole possession of second place with a 14-4 record in Region XIV, East Division. In the first match, Ranger pitcher Katy Worrell shut out the Dragons 3-0 in seven innings, for her 15th win. Worrell allowed three hits and struck out […]

Lady Cardinals take lead in third quarter, Lady Rangers fall in third round of playoffs

The road to the Region XIV Conference tournament left Lady Ranger basketball fans with motion sickness. The Lady Rangers entered the tournament as the No. 6 seed and made their way to the championship game. The first stop was a mission to defeat No. 3 seed Panola. The KC Lady Rangers finished on top 77-74, […]

Rangers break losing streak with needed win; Lady Ranger, Velez, sets new record

  The Rangers got off their 8 game losing streak with an 83-65 win against Navarro College on Sophomore night. The Rangers needed to win this game to stay in the playoff race. The first half was close throughout ending with the Rangers leading 40-37. The Rangers then pulled away outscoring Navarro 43-28 in the […]

Basketball Pink out; Lady Rangers support cancer research

The Kilgore College Lady Rangers hosted their annual “Cancer Awareness Game” Wednesday, Feb. 22, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The team raised $1,062 with money taken at the gate, including donations, and will be sent to support cancer research. “We play for those who are fighting, have fought and who have lost,” […]

Bossier Parish puts up cavalier effort against KC teams, Feb. 18

  The Lady Rangers returned to the floor strong on Saturday, Feb. 18, with an 81-57 blowout against Bossier Parish Community College Lady Cavaliers. The Lady Rangers were dominate throughout the game, leading by as many as 31 points at times. Richelle Velez, Brazoswood freshman, led the Lady Rangers in scoring with 18 points. Lyrik […]

Basketball team splits last double-header of the season

  The Lady Rangers pulled out a nail-biting 81-76 win Wednesday night against the Paris Junior College Lady Dragons as the Lady Rangers’ sophomores were recognized at their last home game. The game was tied at 76 until Lyrik Williams, Crystal, Minn. sophomore, made a lay up while getting fouled with 10 seconds left in […]

Doubleheader does damage to KC Rangers

The Lady Rangers had their three-game win streak snapped Wednesday, Feb. 15 with an 88-75 loss to Tyler Junior College. The Lady Rangers fought against the Lady Apaches the entire game and lead through three quarters before being outscored 28-14 in the fourth quarter. Jade Thurmon, KC freshman guard, had a 28-point outing and added […]

Legendary coach misses shot with Women’s Basketball HOF induction

Evelyn Blalock was not one of the remaining six inducted on Sunday for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class. Blalock started the Kilgore College women’s basketball program in 1979, and spent a total of 18 seasons benched for the Lady Rangers. Her first KC team finished 17-12, followed by seasons of 16-16 and her lone losing season […]

Lady Rangers come back strong; Men fall to conference rival

Photo by Tiffany Johnson/The Flare The Lady Rangers bounced back after their two forfeits with a strong 77-55 conference win against Coastal Bend College Feb. 4. The Lady Rangers started the game with a 16-1 run and lead 50-20 at the half. KC sophomore guard Lyrik Wiliiams had a great game notching a double-double scoring […]

Think before you party

Scouring through Snapchat, I shake my head. I hate to say it, but I am being extremely judgmental. In high school, the class below me was filled with many athletically-talented girls. When they graduated, many of them received full ride scholarships to colleges both in and out of state in softball, basketball and volleyball. The […]

“Marcus Thornton Day” to be held in Kilgore Aug. 29

   Houston Rockets NBA player and KC alum Marcus Thornton will be returning to his former college on “Marcus Thornton Day,” Fri., Aug. 29. He will be recognized for his induction into the KC Athletics Hall of Fame. A meet-and-greet with Thornton will be held in Masters Gymnasium from 3 to 5 p.m. Kilgore Mayor […]

KC men and women basketball teams set for game time

The Region XIV Junior College Basketball Media Day for Men and Women JUCO basketball teams was held Oct. 15 at Tyler Junior College. Men and Women’s coaches from various teams in the conference were able to meet together and talk about the state of their teams coming into the upcoming 2014 – 15 basketball season. […]

Rangers triumphant in Homecoming contest

The Rangers mauled the Northeast Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen 43-13 in their Homecoming contest to move into a tie with Tyler Junior College for second place overall in the conference. Defense was the best policy early in the game for both teams; neither of the offenses was able to score for more than half of […]