Rangerettes name new officers for 2017-18 school year

The world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes named new officers after tryouts Aug. 18 at the annual Rangerette Show-Offs.

Twenty-one sophomores tried out for the coveted five officer positions in front of a packed house at Dodson Auditorium.

The five officers selected to lead the team for 2017-18 are:

  • Captain: Sara Denman, Garland, TX
  • Right End Lieutenant: Baleigh Williams, Austin, TX
  • Right Middle Lieutenant: Andress Zepeda, Deer Park, TX
  • Left Middle Lieutenant: Natalie Poss, Longview, Texas
  • Left End Lieutenant: Alexa Blair, Longview, Texas

The Rangerettes’ first performance will be during halftime of KC’s first football game set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in Kilgore versus Tyler Junior College.

When the Rangerettes began in 1940 as a vision of the late Gussie Nell Davis, the organization created a unique combination of dance moves and precision drills that quickly earned them the reputation not only as the originators of dance/drill teams, but as the best in the world.

Known for their high kicks and the jump splits, the organization has traveled around the world, entertained millions and spurred a multi-billion-dollar dance/drill team industry worldwide.

For more information visit www.rangerette.com.

Photo Above (left to right): Alexa Blair, left end lieutenant; Natalie Poss, left middle lieutenant; Sara Denman, captain; Baleigh Williams, right end lieutenant; and Andress Zepeda, right middle lieutenant.  Photo by Jamie Maldonado/KC

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