Sports and Outdoors

     

 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.90
Water Temperature:
48 degrees

 

 

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DB Lowe runs 4.19-second 40 at IIFA tryouts
Monitor Staff Reports
TERRELL–The Independent Indoor Football Alliance (IIFA) conducted its first league meeting and open tryout this past weekend in Euless and made a number of changes for the upcoming indoor football season.
The League will have nine teams for its inaugural season – the Kaufman County Crunch, DFW Doom, Galveston Tidalwave, Harris County Militia, Corsicana Thunder, Collin County Wranglers, Texas Rough Riders, East Texas Express and Bay Area Buccaneers.
The Bay Area Buccaneers, formerly the Texas Blackout, was bought by a new ownership group headed up by minority owner, GM and head coach Dewayne Ware.
The East Texas Express, headquartered in Myrtle Springs, between Canton and Wills Point, will participate as a travel team, and will not play any “home” games.
The Corsicana Thunder has been moved from the IIFA’s National Conference to the American Conference, and a Stephenville franchise will join the league in 2009.
A revised season schedule can be found on the league’s website at www.iifafootball.com.
“The changes that we made will help all of our teams have a successful 2008 season,” Clayton Banner, IIFA Commissioner and Team Operations Director, said in a news release issued Monday.
During the weekend league meeting, open tryouts drew more than 60 men hoping to find a spot on league rosters.
Several young men turned in outstanding performances in the 40-yard dash, including Victor Smith of Lancaster (4.12 seconds), Steven Lowe of Grand Prairie (4.19), Jordan Shepard of West Palm Beach, Fla. (4.25), and Josh Booker of Irving (4.26).
Booker, a wide receiver, subsequently signed with the DFW Doom (which hosted the tryout). Another 15 players also found berths with IIFA teams after the tryouts.
Smith and Lowe both originally signed with the Kaufman County Crunch, but Smith was released from his contract by Crunch head coach Larry Hendrix and subsequently signed with the Lubbock Renegades AF2.
Lowe, a defensive back, chose to stay with the Crunch.
Hendrix also signed Shepard (a running back) and Jimmy Jimenez, a receiver from Forney.
The Tidal Wave signed five players, the Wranglers signed five players and the Buccaneers signed three players.
 

Kaufman blows past Kemp
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kaufman’s Lady Lions finished the first round of District 13-3A basketball play Friday with a 41-19 win over the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets.
The loss dropped the Kemp girls to 8-18 on the season and 2-3 in district play. The Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to open the second round of district on the road Tuesday at Ferris.
Friday, Jan. 25, the Lady ’Jackets host the Mabank Lady Panthers, and next Tuesday, Jan. 29, travel to face the Eustace Lady Bulldogs.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket senior guard Sarah Smith (22) heads upcourt on a fast break, trailed by Kaufman’s Andrea Grimsley (25) and junior teammate Meagan Lacy (3) during Kemp’s 41-19 loss to the visiting Lady Lions Friday.

Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
While the Lady ’Jackets looked to be matching the Lady Lions in defensive intensity and transition speed, they had a horrible shooting night, and continued to fall further and further behind.
The Lady Lions, on the other hand, didn’t look that much stronger than the Kemp girls, but were able to secure enough put-backs to offset any steals they lost to the Lady ’Jackets.
Attacking the boards enabled Kaufman to shoot 14 free throw attempts (Kemp had just two), but they converted just five.
Senior guard Sarah Smith led the Lady ’Jackets with eight points, while Amanda Lawrence hit Kemp’s only 3-point basket.
Shelbie Wright and Chelsea Mulvaney each scored two points for the cold-shooting Lady ’Jackets.
Kaci Strouther led Kaufman with 13 points, while Shetara Stein added 10 points and both Sammantha Offord and Andrea Grimsley hit 3-point baskets.
 

EASA hosts youth basketball tournament
Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey

ABOVE: Players from Eustace Skinner (white uniform) and Scurry-Rosser Brumley battle for control of the ball during third- and fourth-grade girls competition at a Eustace All Sports Association tournament Saturday at the Eustace Middle School. The all-day tournament matched EASA girls and boys teams with Scurry-Rosser teams in kindergarten-second grade, third- and fourth-grade and fifth- and sixth-grade age groups. AT LEFT: Players from Eustace Smitherman (white uniform) and Scurry-Rosser Gallagher chase down a loose ball during K-2 boys play at Saturday’s tournament.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Jan. 25
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Ferris*

Jan. 29
MHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs KHS*

Feb. 1
EHS vs MHS*
KHS vs Crandall*

Feb. 5
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*
(end regular season)
*District 13-3A contest
Boys basketball

Jan. 25
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Ferris*

Jan. 29
MHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs KHS*

Feb. 1
EHS vs MHS*
KHS vs Crandall*

Feb. 5
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

Feb. 8
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*

Feb. 12
MHS vs KHS*
EHS @ Ferris*
(end regular season)
*District 13-3A contest
Soccer

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

Jan. 28
EHS g/b vs Lindale*

Jan. 29
MHS g/b vs Terrell* (g here)

Feb. 1
MHS g/b vs Kaufman* (b here)
EHS g/b @ Marshall*
*District contest
Powerlifting

Jan. 26
MHS hosts Panther Invit.

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

Jan. 28
Cedar Creek Relays
(Mabank)