themonitoronline.gif (15865 bytes)

Current Issue
January 9, 2011






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. 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. 10
KHS vs Quinlan Ford

Jan. 11
MHS @ Canton
EHS bye

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



Jan. 11
MHS g hosts scrimmages





main   sports  news  obits  lake life  events  views  classifieds  

Sports Highlights

Eustace shuts out Kemp, 4-0
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–In their first match of the year, the Kemp Yellowjackets soccer team fell to the Eustace Bulldogs, 4-0, Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets were scheduled to play at North Forney Friday night, and will return to Eustace the next weekend, Jan. 13-15, to play in the Bulldog boys tournament.
Eustace was scheduled to host the Van Vandals Friday, and have a “to be announced” date scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 11. That next weekend, they will host a boys tournament.
Eustace girls are scheduled to host a tournament Jan. 27-29.
After playing their entire first season on the road last year, the ’Jackets are scheduled to host Princeton in their first home match at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.
While Tuesday’s match was the first of the Yellowjackets’ sophomore season, it was the fourth match for the Bulldogs.
As a 2A school, Eustace can’t participate in UIL soccer, so they are playing an “outlaw” schedule, and started play Dec. 7, 2010.
Additionally, three Eustace girls – Hailey Mathis, Chelsea Grimes and LaShawnda Martin – regularly play against all-male opponents, as well as playing in any girls matches.
In Tuesday’s match, the Bulldogs got two goals from Ryan Brown and two goals from Tyler McWilliams, with assists from Brown, Dakota Parrent, Shane Edmondson and Evan Arambula.
In goal, Taylor Brown put together a shutout, making two key saves – one of them on a penalty kick, where he batted the ball up just enough to hit the top bar and bounce back into the field.
Kemp coach Jason Thomas noted the ’Jackets are still determining their regular line-up. Like last year, no Kemp girls chose to participate in the fledgling soccer program.




Sluggish Kemp falls to Quinlan
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp’s Lady Yellowjackets showed quite a bit of rust from the Christmas layoff Monday, as the visiting Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers took a narrow 48-42 win.
It was the final non-district contest for the Lady ’Jackets, who were scheduled to open District 13-3A basketball play at home Friday night against the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Lady ’Jackets will host the Crandall Lady Pirates before heading to Mabank Friday, Jan. 14, in two key first-round contests. Each evening opens with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
In the grand scheme of things, Monday night’s game against Quinlan meant very little, and the Lady ’Jackets didn’t show much enthusiasm, missing free throws, not rebounding well and (unusually for them) losing control of the ball to the Lady Panther press.
“The game was close until three minutes left, when (All-Region senior guard Michelle) Ritterbach fouled out,” Kemp coach Kent Smith noted later.
“We had several opportunities in the last few minutes to tie the game by fouling them – they were 5-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter – but failed to make the baskets when we needed,” Smith added.
“We were 18-of-30 on free throws overall, but what hurt was when we hit 11-of-21 in the first half, when we could have pulled out a better lead,” Smith said.
Quinlan opened a 16-8 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady ’Jackets began employing a half-court trap in the second quarter, leading to breakaway baskets or free throw opportunities, and outscored the Lady Panthers 17-7 to take a 25-23 halftime lead.
Foul trouble, missed baskets (they were 9-of-34 inside the arc and 2-of-15 from 3-point range), and turnovers continued to plague the Lady ’Jackets in the second half.
Quinlan outscored Kemp 10-7 in the third quarter and 15-10 in the fourth to forge the final six-point win.
Brianna Powell led the Lady ’Jackets with 12 points and Ritterbach finished with 11, with Kandace Rose adding nine points, Taylor Day six and Shannon Shipp four points.

Lions nip EHS in OT
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–A miserable night at the free throw line eventually killed the Eustace Bulldogs Tuesday, as the Teague Lions put a late comeback together to nip the Bulldogs, 74-69, in overtime.
Now 0-2 in District 14-2A play, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Mildred Friday night before a first-round bye Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Friday, Jan. 14, the Bulldogs will resume district play at home against Blooming Grove, with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests opening the evening’s slate.
The Bulldogs shot just 10-of-28 at the charity stripe for the game (under 36 percent), and even 50 percent would have been enough to hold off the Lions’ fourth-quarter comeback, Eustace coach Chad Martinez noted later.
Teague opened a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs came back to outscore the visiting Lions by five in the second quarter and tied the contest at 30-all by halftime.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs took a four-point lead, but the Lions outscored Eustace by four in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 59 at the end of regulation.
During the overtime period, Teague outscored the Bulldogs 15-10 to take the narrow win.
Bulldog senior guard Addison Scott had one of his best games of the season, hitting 25 points to lead all scorers.
Braden Strickland added 17 for the Bulldogs, with Jacob McCarter, Chad Barina and Dalton Lewis all scoring seven points each and both John Bradburn and Billy Key adding three points each.
Lane Scruggs led the Lions with 17 points, with Ryan Lawrence adding 16, Ronard Nemons 12, Jake McClain and Antonio Garcia 10 each, and Landon Lancaster nine points.





Copyright 2011, MediaOne, L.L.C.