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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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. […]

Coach speaks at convention

KC men’s head basketball coach Brian Hoberecht was chosen to speak at the National Association of Basketball Coaches annual convention that was held April 7 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Hoberecht was the only junior college basketball coach to speak at this event, which was a part of the Personal Development Series of the National […]

Basketball roundup: 13th-ranked KC improves to 22-4

KC Rangers  broke a two-game losing streak with a 93-59 win over Bossier Parish Wednesday night at home. The win improved the 13th-ranked Rangers to 22-4 on the season and 13-4 in conference play. Four Rangers were in double digits, paced by Jamarcus Weatherspoon with 18. Stefan Moody added 15 points, while Kalif Wright and […]

Former KC standout Thornton going to Nets

Former KC standout and current Sacramento Kings NBA player Marcus Thornton is about to become a Brooklyn Net. According to a report in Yahoo Sports, Thornton, who played for KC from 2005-2007, is headed to Brooklyn in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans. At KC he averaged 26.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game […]

 match to

The KC Rangers dropped their third game of the season Wednesday night, losing on the road to the 10th-ranked Trinity Valley Cardinals, 65-59. The loss drops KC to 21-3 overall and 12-3 in Region XIV. KC took a slim 29-28 lead into halftime, shooting 45 percent, including five of 10 three-pointers. But the Cardinals were […]

Team rises to No. 2 ranking before loss to Paris last week

BRANDON PEARL Staff Writer  The KC Ranger took a close win over Bossier Parish, 73-70, last Saturday in Bossier City. KC led 42-39 at halftime, shooting 17-32 from the field and hitting 7 of 14 three-pointers. Bossier was only 13-24 in the first half and hit 10 of 13 three-pointers. The Rangers came out strong […]

Rangers drop first match to San Jac

The KC Rangers dropped their first game of the season Wednesday night, losing 85-78 on the road to San Jacinto College to drop to 13-1 and 4-1 in conference play. The Ravens went on a 20-2 surge in the second half with 14 unanswered points to give San Jacinto the lead. San Jacinto had 54 […]