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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.08
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
51 degrees - bottom

 

 

  Kemp girls win district opener
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A 16-5 second-quarter run powered the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets past the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets Friday in the District 13-3A basketball opener for both teams.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp’s Meagan Lacy (right) battles with Ferris’ Latecia Berry for control of a rebound during Kemp’s 49-37 win over visiting Ferris Friday in the District 13-3A basketball opener for both teams.

Now 1-0 in district play, Kemp’s girls were scheduled to visit Mabank Tuesday.
Friday, Jan. 11, the Kemp girls will travel to Eustace for a key first-round matchup against the Lady Bulldogs. Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, Kemp will travel to Crandall.
Both evenings open with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
After a tight first quarter, the Kemp girls used defensive pressure to forge offensive opportunities, outscoring Ferris by 11 to take a 22-12 halftime lead.
“Our defense really carried us tonight,” new head coach Vince Morgan reported. “Our defense created several fast-break opportunities, and we were fortunate to capitalize when the opportunity arose.”
Meagan Lacy led the way with five steals, while Amanda Lawrence added four steals.
Both teams matched baskets in the third quarter, and Kemp outscored Ferris 15-12 in the fourth quarter to forge the final 12-point margin.
Sarah Smith led Kemp with 15 points, including a 3-point basket, while Michelle Ritterbach added eight points and Lawrence finished with seven points.
Shelbie Wright scored six points and added five rebounds, while Chelsey Mulvaney had five points, Lacy finished with four, and both Brittany Simmons and Brandy Simmons each scored two points.
Latecia Berry led Ferris with 12 points, while both Alicia Frye (one trey) and Jamie Hopkins added eight points each.
 

Crunch releases season schedule
Monitor Staff Reports
TERRELL–The Kaufman County Crunch will play a 12-game season in its first year with the Independent Indoor Football League (IILF), team co-owners Larry and Kecia Hendrix announced Jan. 3.
The Crunch will play in the reformatted IILF’s National Division, along with the East Texas Express, Collin County Wranglers, DFW Doom and Stephenville Sting.
A five-member American Conference will feature the Texas Tidalwave (Galveston), Texas Rough Riders (San Antonio), the Harris County Militia (Humble), the Corsicana Thunder and the Texas Blackout (Pasadena).
Over a 16-week season, seven of The Crunch’s 12 games will be played at home in the Wade Arena in Terrell.
The Crunch will open the season against the East Texas Express April 12 in Myrtle Springs. Other home games will follow April 26 (Texas Blackout), May 3 (Texas Tidalwave), May 24 (Texas Rough Riders), June 7 (DFW Doom), with a non-league contest against the Smash June 14 and the home finale against the East Texas Express June 28.
Road games are scheduled against the Stephenville Sting in week five, the Harris County Militia in week eight, the Collin County Wranglers in week 11, the Corsicana Thunder in week 14 and a second-round game against the Wranglers in week 16.
Season tickets are now available for all seven home games. Season tickets assures the holder(s) of the same seats all season, as well as priority playoff opportunities before playoff tickets are sold to the general public.
Call the Crunch Hot Line at (972) 804-6900 for information about season ticket packages. The complete IILF schedule can be found at www.iifafootball.com.
 

Gartreaux playing on TV series
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank High School graduate Adrienne Gartreaux will be playing in an upcoming television series on The Golf Channel.
More than two weeks of filming on the series – Big Break Kaanapali – wrapped up Dec. 18, 2007, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
“The series is supposed to air in April,” Gartreaux said. “They (The Golf Channel) are already promoting it with commercials."
A professional golfer on the Futures Tour, Gartreaux was one of a dozen women golfers from the Futures Tour, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and other tours playing at the Kaanapali course.
“I knew eight of the 12,” she said. “I got to hang out with old buddies and meet some new ones.
“It’s like a ‘Survivor’ challenge,” Gartreaux added. “It’s an exciting way to watch golf.”
Gartreaux (who married Mabank business owner Brent Weston McDonald Jan. 5) taped a “Golf with Style” episode Dec. 21 promoting the event at the Sheraton Kaanapali, which was scheduled to air Tuesday on the Golf Channel.
Adams Golf is sponsoring the Big Break Kaanapali series, along with Adidas, Skycaddy and Waste Management.
A 1999 MHS graduate, Gartreaux attended Trinity Valley Community College and forged an MVP season at Sam Houston State University in 2000.
She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a psychology degree in 2003.
She began working on a master’s degree in 2004 while leading the USC women’s golf team to a Southeastern Conference championship, collecting an SEC All-Conference first team nod and the ’04 Diana Shore Trophy.
Gartreaux joined the Futures Tour in 2004.
 

 

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Jan. 11
MHS @ Kaufman*
KHS vs EHS*

Jan. 15
MHS vs EHS*
KHS @ Crandall*

Jan. 18
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman
EHS vs Crandall*

Jan. 22
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS @ Kaufman*

Jan. 25
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Ferris*
*District 13-3A contest
Boys basketball

Jan. 11
MHS @ Kaufman*
KHS vs EHS*

Jan. 15
MHS vs EHS*
KHS @ Crandall*

Jan 18
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs Crandall*

Jan. 22
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS @ Kaufman*
*District 13-3A contest

 

 

Soccer

Jan. 7-12
MHS b/g @ Palestine tourn.
EHS hosts tournament

Jan. 15
MHS g/b vs Forney (b here)*
EHS g/b vs Chapel Hill*

Jan. 22
MHS g/b vs Ennis (g here)*
EHS g/b vs Athens*

Jan. 25
MHS vs Waxahachie* (TBA)
EHS g/b @ Whitehouse*
*District contest
Powerlifting

Jan. 12
MHS @ N.Mesquite

Jan. 26
MHS hosts Panther Invit.