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By Tom Southard
Jock Talk 

Longhorn Girls Basketball Gets Its Coach: Jaclyn Burks


April 9, 2020

Jaclyn Burks will assume the position of Head Coach for the Kimball High Girls Basketball program, according to a release from Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith.

A lot of you fans will recognize her name as she was an outstanding player in her own right for Kimball High back in the days when she played under the direction of Coach Ken Smith.

Jaclyn graduated in the class 2009. This past season she served as a volunteer assistant for coach Chauncey Pedersen.

Interesting to note that Tiffany Johnson was Jaclyn’s coach also as she was an assistant for Ken Smith, but now will serve as an assistant next season under her former student/player!

With the COVID-19 scare, hopefully it will go away before too long so things can get back to normal, which includes a summer of basketball workouts, and perhaps camps and leagues.

Welcome to the coaching ranks, Coach Jaclyn Burks!

Out On

The Course

Not much more to report on the local scene other than golfers are taking advantage of some warmer days to get out to the Four Winds Golf Course and get some fresh air, along with their pars and birdies, bogeys and double bogeys.

The good folks in charge are doing their best to make sure things remain safe with the proper procedures of wiping everything down, keeping golfers outside the pro shop, and warning golfers to maintain proper distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Sometimes I have trouble keeping at least that much distance between myself and my golf ball! I am working hard on that problem.

This Is Tom Southard

With KIMB Radio

In trying to find a bit more reading of interest for you readers, I thought it might be fun to go back in time and give you some old-time stories to whet your interest.

For quite some time, I served as Sports Director for KIMB Radio back in the days when we had a very good radio station in our town of Kimball.

We also put out a daily news-sports handout sheet at several business locations in town. This one I am sharing today (see below) is from April 10, 1967. I hope you enjoy.


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