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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
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Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.31
Water Temperature:
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44 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Flag football sign-ups
Final registration for the Max 5-on-5 flag football league will be held 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Mabank Junior High gym.
Cost to sign up is $125 (a payment plan is available), which includes insurance, a reversible team jersey and flags. All games will be played on Saturdays in Mabank starting March 5, continuing through April 30. Games will be non-contact, with all players participating. Practice is limited to one hour per week.
Age groups will be grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-6. For more information, contact Ron Anderson at (469) 688-2704, or Todd Brown at (903) 603-0529.

Tri-County soccer sign-ups slated
Sign-ups for Tri-County Soccer Association spring games are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. two Saturdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the GBC McDonald’s restaurant.
Players must be 4 years old on or before Jan. 1. Fee is $60 for new players (includes uniform and insurance) and $40 for returning fall players not transferring teams. A copy of a birth certificate (not the original) must be provided for any new players.
Practices will begin in mid-February and games will be played March 12-May 7. Coaches and officials are needed and must pass an online background check at tricountysoccer.us.
For more information, call Candi Conner at (903) 887-3138.
 

Upcoming Events

Girls basketball

Feb. 1
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Mildred*


Feb. 4
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS @ North Forney*
EHS bye

Feb. 8
MHS vs North Forney*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS @ Blooming Grove*
(end regular season)
(*district contest)

 

Boys basketball

Feb. 1
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Mildred*

Feb. 4
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS @ North Forney*
EHS bye

Feb. 8
MHS vs North Forney*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS @ Blooming Grove*
(*district contest)

 

Soccer

Jan. 31
EHS @ Palestine
(end season)

Feb. 1
MHS b vs Whitehouse*
KHS vs Athens*

Feb. 4
MHS g vs Kennedale
MHS b @ Athens*
KHS bye
(*district contest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sports Highlights

Bulldogs upset Malakoff, 54-52
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–In a major upset, the Eustace Bulldogs salvaged a home-and-home split with the league-leading Malakoff Tigers Tuesday night, grabbing a 54-52 comeback win in the second-round opener for both teams.
Now 4-3 in District 14-2A play, the Bulldogs dropped the Tigers to 5-2 in district action.
Friday, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Teague, again looking to forge a split.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
AT RIGHT: Eustace Bulldog junior post Dalton Lewis (right) forces Malakoff Tiger Terry Shamlin to fumble on a drive across the key during the first half of the Bulldogs' 54-52 upset of the visiting Tigers in the District 14-2A second-round opener for both teams Tuesday. Lewis hit the Bulldogs’ go-ahead bucket with nine seconds left to play.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Bulldogs will host Mildred, looking for a two-round sweep of the Eagles. Next Friday, Feb. 4, the Bulldogs will have their second-round bye before returning to district play Tuesday, Feb. 8, with a trip to Blooming Grove.
Each evening opens with 5 p.m. sub-varsity games.
In front of a surprisingly sparse crowd at E.L. Kirk Gym, the Bulldogs fell behind in the second quarter, after opening a narrow 13-11 lead in the first period.
The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 16-10 in the second period to take a four-point halftime lead, 27-23.
Both teams scored 10 points each in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs started a furious rally in the final two minutes to come from behind and grab the victory.
The Bulldogs still trailed by six with 1:30 to play, and trailed by four with 30 seconds left.
Addison Scott hit a 3-point basket to cut the lead to a single point with 22 seconds left. The Tigers missed a 1-and-1 opportunity after the Bulldogs fouled, and the Bulldogs drove the length of the floor.
Dalton Lewis drained a 15-foot jumper with nine seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 53-52 lead. The Tigers’ last shot was long, and Lewis was there to grab the rebound and seal the victory.
Lewis finished with 10 points, including the final three.
Scott led the Bulldogs with 17 points, with Braden Strickland adding 11 and Billy Key six, while both John Bradburn and Jacob McCarter scored four points each and Taylor Caldwell had two points.
Malakoff’s Terry Shamlin led all scorers with 23 points, as Truman Dowell added nine, Marquise Dowell seven, Garrett Airheart seven, Josh Crockett three, Kameron Fletcher two and Shane Morrison added a free throw.

 

Kemp falls to Kaufman
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A Kaufman goal early in the second half proved to be the only scoring, as the Lions’ junior varsity squad nipped the hosting Kemp Yellowjackets, 1-0, in a non-district soccer match Tuesday night.
The ’Jackets were scheduled to visit Corsicana Friday night in their final non-district match.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
AT RIGHT: Kemp Yellowjacket Derek Whiteley (12) heads the ball as he and teammate Matt Kinney (4) try to squeeze between six Kaufman defenders in front of the Lions’ goal during the second half of Kemp’s 1-0 loss to the Lion junior varsity Tuesday. At goalie, Whiteley shut out the Lions in the first half.

Kemp marks another historic milestone its second-year soccer program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, when the ’Jackets host their first-ever district match against the Athens Hornets.
A first-round bye follows Friday, Feb. 4, and the ’Jackets will visit nearby Mabank Tuesday, Feb. 8, for a district match.
Three home matches follow against Lindale (Feb. 11), John Tyler (Feb. 15) and Chapel Hill (Feb. 18).
Against Kaufman Tuesday, Derek Whiteley started at goal and shut out the Lions.
At halftime – as in previous matches – Whiteley swapped jerseys with Dayton Chambers to play in the field, and the Lions were able to get a close-in shot against Chambers early in the second half.
Second-year Kemp coach Jason Thomas said the Yellowjacket defense, particularly Zach Patterson, Dalton Chambers, Mason Yudizky and Eric Garza, again played a very solid match.
“The offense had several scoring opportunities which they could not finish,” Thomas said. “Overall, we are improving each game, and still have guys playing positions with little experience.
“We need to work on scoring goals, which is hard to teach,” he added. “Scoring in soccer takes perfection, and is often a quality that just comes with a lot of experience.”

MHS girls blast Kaufman, 61-35
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–Mabank’s Lady Panthers opened the second round of district play just like the first – by blowing out the Kaufman Lady Lions.
Now 17-10 on the year and 5-1 in District 13-3A play after Tuesday night’s 61-35 win over Kaufman, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to host the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets Friday night.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, Mabank will visit another set of Lady Yellowjackets at Kemp, who knocked off Ferris Tuesday night (see related story at left), and Friday, Feb. 4, the Lady Panthers will visit Crandall for a second-round showdown.
Crandall finished the first round unbeaten, handing the Lady Panthers their only district loss Jan. 18.
Next Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Lady Panthers will observe “senior night” as they wind up the second round and the regular season at home against North Forney. Each evening opens with 5 p.m. sub-varsity games.
At Kaufman Tuesday, the Lady Panthers took charge from the start, opening a 25-7 lead in the first quarter and outscoring the Lady Lions 24-16 in the second half to forge the final 26-point margin.
Makenna Allen led the Lady Panthers with 16 points, with Kourtney Holyfield scoring 14, Ashton Norman 11, Cheyenne Alldredge seven, Olivia Pannell six and Sara Springer three, with Molly Groom and Alex Brady adding two points each.

 

 

 

 

 

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