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January 22, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 315.76
Water Temperature:
52 degrees - top
50 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Tri-County soccer signups
The Tri-County Soccer Association will be holding 2012 Spring Signups from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28; Thursday, Feb. 2; and Saturday, Feb. 4 at the McDonald’s in Gun Barrel City. Players must be at least four years old prior to Jan.1 in order to participate.
The fee is $60 for new players, and $40 for children returning from the Fall 2011 season. For more details and information, call Candi Conner at (903) 887-3138.

Tri-County Area Youth NFL Flag Football
Teams are now forming for youth flag football league. The cost to participate is $85, and includes NFL jersey, flags, city fees and insurance.
Registration will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Mabank Junior High School gym.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please call Ron Anderson at (469) 688-0175.

Carp tournament at Purtis Creek
Purtis Creek State Park will host a carp tournament Saturday, March 24. Prizes will be awarded for the largest number of carp caught, not by weight.
Pole and line will be the only method of taking carp. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries, Game Wardens and State Park Staff will be involved during different aspects of the tournament with the hosting entity being the Friends of Purtis Creek. The Friends of Purtis Creek will receive 15 percent of fees collected, and 85 percent will be used to pay out prizes.
For more information, contact Purtis Creek State Park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events

Basketball (boys)

Jan. 24
• Eustace @ Malakoff – 4:30 p.m.
• Ferris @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Kaufman @ Mabank – 5 p.m.

Basketball (girls)

Jan. 24
• Eustace @ Malakoff – 4:30 p.m.
• Ferris @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Kaufman @ Mabank – 5 p.m.



Jan. 24
• Kemp @ Eustace – 6 p.m.
• Corsicana @ Mabank (boys) – 7:30 p.m.
• Crandall @ Mabank (girls) - 6 p.m.


Jan. 28
• Kemp @ Malakoff
• Eustace @ Malakoff
• Mabank @ Malakoff



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Sports Highlights

Bulldogs notch second straight district win
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor
BUFFALO–The Eustace Bulldogs earned their second straight District 14-2A win Tuesday after beating the Buffalo Bison, 32-19.
The win gives the Bulldogs a 2-3 district record.
Both teams came out with strong defense in the first period, while the offenses were slow to get moving.
After the first period, the score was tied, 4-4.
The Bulldog offense cranked things up in the second period, scoring 14 points. Meanwhile, on the other side of the court, the Eustace defense held Buffalo to just two points, giving the Bulldogs a 18-6 halftime lead.
Buffalo’s offense outperformed Eustace in the third period, scoring nine points to the ’Dogs’ four points.
Any momentum Buffalo gained in the third period was wiped out in the fourth as Eustace held the Bison to four points, while scoring 10 for themselves.
Jacob McCarter led the Bulldogs with 10 points. “He (McCarter) scored 10 points, leading a balanced Bulldog attack,” Eustace head coach Chad Martinez said.
“He also played great defense, along with the rest of the Bulldogs, in limiting the Bison to only 19 points in the game.”
Dalton Lewis added nine points and John Bradburn had seven.
The Bulldogs returned to action Friday as they hosted Leon Cougars.
“This is the last game of the first round of district play and the Bulldogs are looking to claw back to 3-3 and get in the playoff hunt going into round two,” Martinez commented.


Lady Pirates slip past Lady Panthers
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

CRANDALL–The Crandall Lady Pirates slipped past the visiting Mabank Lady Panthers, 37-35, Tuesday.
Despite a strong game by Olivia Pannell, who scored 16 points against Crandall, Mabank had no other players score in double figures.
In the first period, Crandall took an 11-8 lead after the first period, and by halftime had a 19-16 lead.
Still well within reach, Mabank came out strong in the third period, scoring 10 points to Crandall’s eight, cutting the Lady Pirates’ lead to 27-26.
In a very close fourth period, Crandall scored 10 points, and Mabank scored just nine, giving the Lady Pirates the two point advantage and the win.
“I feel like we didn’t have any energy offensively or defensively in this game,” Mabank head coach Ashleigh Weeaks said. “I take the blame for not having them mentally prepared for this game.”
Kourtney Holyfield scored eight points against Crandall, Cheyenne Alldredge scored four, Makenna Allen added three, and Alex Brady and Ashton Norman each scored two points for the Lady Panthers.
“I was very disappointed in how we came out, but the bottom line is the season is not over, we have to put this loss behind us,” Weeaks commented.
The Lady Panthers hosted the North Forney Lady Falcons Friday, and are set to host the Kafuman Lady Lions Tuesday.


Who gets there first?

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps

A West Mesquite Lady Wrangler kicks the ball away from a Mabank Lady Panther Alexis Tovar (14) Tuesday.








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