Sports and Outdoors

     

 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.99
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
50 degrees - bottom

 

 

  Eagles fly past ’Jackets
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Canton’s Eagles used a strong showing in the middle two quarters to power past the hosting Kemp Yellowjackets 56-35 Tuesday.
The contest was the final tune-up for both teams prior to starting district play Friday.
The ’Jackets opened District 13-3A play at home against Eustace, while Canton opened District 14-3A play at Brownsboro, which lost to visiting Mabank Tuesday (see related story in the printed issue).

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Palestine Westwood Panther guard Marvin Warren (25) looks back left as Kemp’s Wesley Kerr (3) applies pressure and both Jeremy Quick (center left) and Terrence Sistrunk (34) have Panther post Zach Gardner (waving for the ball) well covered during Kemp’s Jan. 5 loss to the visiting Panthers.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, the ’Jackets will travel to Crandall for a district game, and Friday, Jan. 18, the ’Jackets will host the Kaufman Lions.
Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
At Kemp Tuesday, the Eagles pounded the ball inside to burly Keavon Milton, who led all scorers with 23 points.
Milton also sealed off the inside on defense, as the ’Jackets scored five 3-point baskets during the contest, including two by Chas Gipson.
Following a close first quarter, the Eagles outscored the ’Jackets 43-24 in the middle two periods to forge a 16-point lead, 47-31, going into the fourth quarter.
Wesley Kerr led the ’Jackets with 11 points, including a trey, while Chase Traughber had seven (including a trey) and Gipson six points.
The ’Jackets also got five points (including a trey) from O’Neal Fitzhugh, and two points each from James Trim, Jeremy Quick and Ethan Dunagan.
In sub-varsity games, Kemp won the junior varsity contest, 37-30, while Canton’s freshmen took a narrow 39-36 win.
 

112th FW Stock Show opens
Monitor Staff Reports
FORT WORTH–Cedar Creek Lake area FFA and 4-H students will be competing in traditional and new contests during the four-week run of the 112th annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
The show, headquartered at the Will Rogers Memorial Center off University Drive, opened Friday and will run through Sunday, Feb. 3.
One new competition this year is a new sheep class – “hair sheep” – featuring the Dorper, Katahdin, Barbado and St. Croix breeds and crosses from those breeds.
Those breeds are raised for their hair, rather than wool or mutton. The classes will be shown immediately after the Southdown classes Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion of the hair breeds show will compete for the Grand Champion Wether Lamb, and be sold at the Sale of Champions.
As in past years, the Fort Worth Stock Show will include 30 performances of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) rodeo.
Rodeo admission tickets are $16 Monday through Thursday nights, and Monday through Friday matinees; Friday night and weekend performance tickets are $22.
Nearly 1 million visitors are expected to flock to Cowtown to participate in the show, view exhibits or watch rodeo action during the four-week run.
General admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 16. Senior citizens are admitted for $4 each Friday.
Parking is $6 per vehicle; on weekends, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority will run shuttle busses every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Ridgemar Mall at Interstate 30 and Green Oaks Boulevard, and Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Shuttles are $1 each way.
For more information, call (817) 877-2400, or check the show’s website, www.fwssr.com.
 

Soccer team raising money for nationals
Monitor Staff Reports

KEMP–Members of the Henderson County Soccer Association’s U14 girls team are raising money to help them play in the national three-on-three soccer tournament in Orlando, Fla.
Samantha Harris, Deidre Boswell, Rebecca Hall and Priscilla Brannon played in two tournaments to qualify for the national tournament, one in Mabank last May, and the next in Round Rock last July, playing against select teams with professional coaches.
The tournament begins Saturday, Jan. 19. The girls are trying to raise $5,000 to cover the costs of airline travel, hotel costs, tournament fees and meals.
If you would like to support the girls, contact coach Mark Hall at (903) 677-8993, or Team Mom Megan Cotten at (903) 681-5552.
 

 

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

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. 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. 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. 26
MHS hosts Panther Invit.

Feb. 23
District 13-3A meet (Crandall)