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January 2, 2011

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Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.22
Water Temperature:
57 degrees - top
56 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Fly-fishing classes
Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly-fishing for beginners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.
The class is open to adults 18 and older. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own.
The $50 fee for the class includes entrance to TFFC for the day of the class, lunch and a season pass to TFFC, so students can return for more fishing as often as they like.
Instruction will focus on equipment selection, knot tying, casting and fishing for rainbow trout in TFFC’s 1.5-acre casting pond. Catch-and-release fishing is free, but anglers may pay $5 for the opportunity to catch and keep up to five fish.
Reservations are required, and the class is limited to 10 persons. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of TFFC.” For more information or to register for the class, call Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222.


Upcoming Events

Girls basketball

Nov. 30
MHS vs Martins Mill
KHS @ Elkhart
EHS vs Fruitvale

Dec. 2-4
MHS @ Wills Point tourn.
KHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.
EHS hosts tournament

Dec. 7
MHS vs Bullard
KHS @ Malakoff
EHS @ Cayuga

Dec. 9-11
MHS @ ET Shoot-out
KHS @ Venus tourn.
EHS @ Fruitvale tourn.

Dec. 14
MHS vs Wills Point
KHS idle
EHS @ Buffalo*

Dec. 17
MHS @ Canton
EHS vs Leon*

Dec. 16-18
KHS @ Grand Saline tourn.
(*district contest)


Boys basketball

Nov. 30
MHS @ Van
KHS vs Athens
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser

Dec. 2-4
MHS hosts CCL Shoot-out
KHS @ Quinlan Ford tourn.
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.

Dec. 7
MHS vs Sabine
KHS @ Scurry-Rosser
EHS vs Cross Roads

Dec. 9-11
MHS @ ET Shoot-out
KHS @ ET Shoot-out
EHS @ Frankston tourn.

Dec. 14
MHS vs Lone Oak
KHS vs Palestine
EHS @ Grand Saline

Dec. 17
MHS idle
KHS @ Fairfield

Dec. 16-18
EHS @ Grand Saline tourn.

Dec. 20
KHS @ Miller Grove
EHS @ Malakoff*
(*district contest)


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Sports Highlights

Bulldogs bite Bobcats, 50-34
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–A 19-7 third-quarter run proved to be the winning formula for the Eustace Bulldogs Tuesday, as they knocked off the visiting Fruitvale Bobcats 50-34.
The Bulldogs, along with the Eustace girls, will return to District 14-2A basketball play Tuesday, Jan. 4, when they host the Teague Lions and Lady Lions, with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests kicking off a four-game slate.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
AT LEFT: Eustace Bulldog senior Addison Scott (left) reaches around to slap the ball away from Fruitvale Bobcat Marcus Rongel (22) during the first half of the hosting Bulldogs' 50-34 win over the visiting Bobcats Tuesday. Rongel finished with 12 points for the Bobcats, while Scott had 13 for the Bulldogs.

Friday, Jan. 7, the Eustace boys and girls will go on the road to face Mildred, before taking their first-round bye Tuesday, Jan. 11.
In front of a handful of spectators, Tuesday’s single game started about 45 minutes late, after the teams agreed to play with the single official who showed up.
Both teams played closely in the first half, as Eustace gained a three-point edge in the first quarter, 10-7, and stretched their lead to eight points by halftime, 27-19.
Eustace came out of the locker room on fire, dominating the boards and forcing numerous Bobcat turnovers with tight defense, helping forge a 20-point lead going into the fourth quarter, 46-26.
In the final frame, the Bobcats outscored the Bulldogs 8-4, but it was far too late to make a serious comeback.
Chad Barina led nine scoring Bulldogs with 14 points, as Addison Scott added 13 and Braden Strickland had nine.
Stephen Ashton added four points, while Tyson Oliver, John Bradburn, Jordan Foote and Raymond Shutak all scored two points each and Billy Key added a free throw.
Connor Westbrook led the Bobcats with 14 points, with Marcus Rongel adding 12 and Cody Harmon four, as both Taylor Goodson and Jacob Davis scored two points each.




Mabank opens TJC tourney with loss
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–Mabank’s Panthers ran into a powerful Whitehouse team to fall in the first round of the Floyd Wagstaff Holiday Classic basketball tournament at Tyler Junior College Tuesday.
The Panthers were scheduled to face the Henderson Lions in the Apache Bracket opener Wednesday, with the loser heading to the Apache Bracket consolation at noon Thursday, and the winner playing in the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mabank’s boys will host Quinlan Ford’s Panthers Thursday, Jan. 6, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-game slate, and then will visit Canton Tuesday, Jan. 11.
The Panthers will open District 13-3A basketball play at home Friday, Jan. 14, against the Kemp Yellowjackets.
At Tyler Tuesday, the Panthers fell behind early against the Wildcats, who outscored Mabank 23-14 in the first quarter and 23-15 in the second to take a 17-point halftime lead, 46-29.
The Wildcats held the Panthers to 10 points in the third and the fourth quarter, while scoring 13 and 11, respectively, to forge the final 21-point margin, 70-49.
Whitehouse used a simple strategy – allow Panther junior Jordan Allen to score at will, and shut everybody else down. It worked, as Allen finished with a game-high 29 points (but only five in the second half), and no other Panther had more than six.
Ryan Walker finished with six, T.C. Greene had five, Tyler Peebles had three, and Brandon Hatfield, Colton Thomas and David Marler all scored two points each.
Trey Metoyer led Whitehouse with 20 points, as 12 of the 13 Wildcats scored.
























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