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Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 318.88
Water Temperature:
51 degrees - top
49 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Flag football sign-ups
The Max 5-on-5 league is open to students in grades K-6th, and includes Canton, Eustace, Kemp, Malakoff and Mabank. Cost to sign up is $125, which includes a reversible team jersey and flags. All games will be played on Saturdays in Mabank during March and April. Games will be non-contact, with all players participating. All coaches and referees will be certified and have background checks, in partnership with the NFL Flag Football organization.
Eustace sign-ups will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Subway on U.S. 175.
Mabank sign-ups will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Mabank Dairy Queen.
Another open sign-up will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at a site to be determined.
Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. For more information, contact Ron Anderson at (469) 688-2704, or Todd Brown at (903) 603-0529.

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.
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

Jan. 7
MHS vs Kaufman*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS @ Mildred*

Jan. 11
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Crandall*
EHS bye

Jan. 14
EHS vs Blooming Grove*

Jan. 18
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS vs N.Forney*
EHS vs Buffalo*
(*district contest)


Boys basketball

Jan. 6
MHS vs Quinlan Ford

Jan. 7
EHS @ Mildred*

Jan. 10
KHS vs Quinlan Ford

Jan. 11
MHS @ Canton
EHS bye

Jan. 14
EHS vs Blooming Grove*
(*district contest)



Jan. 7
EHS vs Van
KHS @ N.Forney

Jan. 8
MHS g hosts scrimmages

Jan. 11
MHS g hosts scrimmages





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Sports Highlights

Mabank girls win consolation
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–Following an opening-round loss, the Mabank Lady Panthers bounced back to win the consolation trophy at the 20th annual Kaufman Holiday Classic basketball tournament, playing four 4A teams.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
AT LEFT: Mabank Lady Panther sophomore Kourtney Holyfield (12) fires a pass to senior teammate Natalie Torres (3) during the Lady Panthers' 47-31 loss to the Terrell Lady Tigers in the opening game of the Kaufman Holiday Classic tournament Dec. 28, 2010. The Lady Panthers bounced back to win the consolation trophy.

Now 12-9 on the season, the Lady Panthers are scheduled to open District 13-3A play at home Friday, Jan. 7, against the Kaufman Lady Lions (see district preview story, page 1B).
Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Lady Panthers will travel to Ferris, and Friday, Jan. 14, the Mabank girls will host the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets in what figures to be a critical first-round matchup. All district contests open with 5 p.m. sub-varsity games.
At Kaufman Dec. 28, 2010, the Lady Panthers suffered through a horrible third quarter and lost their opening-round game, 47-31, to their former district foes, the Terrell Lady Tigers.
The Lady Panthers were on the short end of a 17-0 run to start the second half, and could not catch up against the taller and more athletic Terrell girls.
Cheyenne Alldredge led Mabank with 10 points, with Makenna Allen adding nine.
In the second round, the Lady Panthers squeaked out a 47-44 win over another former district foe, Forney, behind a big first half and 16 points from senior guard Sara Springer.
Balanced scoring marked the effort, as Olivia Pannell and Kourtney Holyfield both scored eight points each and Alldredge added seven.
Mabank crushed a third 4A school, Greenville, in the next round, winning easily, 47-21.
The game was essentially over at halftime, as the Lady Panthers opened a 28-7 lead by the intermission.
Springer again led the Lady Panthers with 13 points, as both Holyfield and Allen finished with 10 points each and Alldredge and Pannell added seven points each.
In the consolation trophy game, the Lady Panthers used a big fourth-quarter comeback to knock off the Sulphur Springs Lady Wildcats 48-42.
After taking an 11-7 lead in the first quarter, the Lady Panthers saw the Lady Wildcats close the gap to a single point, 21-20, by halftime.
Sulphur Springs took a five-point lead in the third quarter, but the Mabank girls outscored the Lady Wildcats 19-7 in the final frame to take the six-point win.
Springer and Allen both scored 15 points each to lead the Lady Panthers, with Ashton Norman adding seven points, Pannell five and Alldredge four.



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Getting close
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket senior post Shannon Shipp (33) looks above Quinlan Lady Panther defender Katelyn Kleiber (10) for a teammate cutting to the basket during the first half of Kemp's 48-42 loss to the visiting Lady Panthers Monday. Shipp finished with four points.











Panthers fall against 4A teams at TJC tournament
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–Mabank’s Panthers finished the annual Wagstaff Holiday Classic basketball tournament with two more losses, going 0-3 against a trio of 4A contenders at Tyler Junior College.
The Panthers are scheduled to host the Quinlan Ford Panthers Thursday (tonight) with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest kicking off a three-game slate.
Mabank will have one more non-district contest, as they travel to Canton Tuesday, Jan. 11, before they open District 13-3A play at home Friday, Jan. 14, against the Kemp Yellowjackets.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Bulldogs Shane Edmondson (4) and Tyler Folsom (1) collide as they head the ball during the Bulldogs' 1-0 home-field loss to Sunnyvale Dec. 17, 2010.

Following an opening-round 70-49 loss to Whitehouse (who won the Gold Bracket consolation trophy) Dec. 28, 2010, the Panthers fell to Henderson (who lost to Lindale, 38-36, in the Apache Bracket championship game) Dec. 29, and then fell to Greenville in overtime, 86-80, in the Apache Bracket consolation game Dec. 30.
Against Henderson’s Lions, the Panthers were able to hang close until the third quarter, when the Lions forged a 28-17 run to take a 54-36 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Lions outscored the Panthers 22-18 in the fourth quarter to win by 22, 76-54.
Jordan Allen continued to have a hot hand for the Panthers, scoring 27 points, but nobody else scored in double figures. T.C. Greene had nine points, with Brandon Hatfield adding seven, Ryan Walker six and David Marler five.
Jonathan Jones led Henderson with 23, and Carson Craig added 19.
In the Apache Bracket consolation contest, the Panthers came from behind in the third quarter to take a two-point lead into the fourth quarter against the Greenville Lions.
Mabank opened a 14-12 lead on the Lions, but they came back to outscore Mabank 24-16 in the second quarter to take a six-point halftime lead, 36-30.
The Panthers outscored Greenville 28-20 in the third quarter to regain the lead, behind eight points each from Walker, Allen (including 4-of-4 at the free throw line) and Marler.
In the fourth quarter, the Lions edged the Panthers 21-19 to tie the contest at 77 at the end of regulation.
During the overtime period, the Lions put together a 9-3 run to capture the win, as Allen’s trey was Mabank’s only basket.
Allen again finished with 27 points for the Panthers, but he got a lot more help, as Marler finished with 18, Hatfield had 15 and Walker finished with 14.
Greene scored five points and Hunter Carrico added a second-quarter free throw.
Laddrien Davis led Greenville with 22 points, with Sawyer Harmon adding 18 and Jaquinton Patt 16.







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