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Van stops Kemp to stay unbeaten
Monitor Staff Reports
VAN–The unbeaten Van Vandals continued their run through district play with a 55-28 win over the visiting Kemp Yellowjackets Tuesday night.
Now 2-2 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Yellowjackets were scheduled to visit Wills Point Friday night
ills Point’s Tigers (3-1) cemented their grip on the district’s second-place berth by crushing 1-3 Canton 57-30 Tuesday night.
Tuesday, Feb. 2, the ’Jackets will host the 1-3 Eustace Bulldogs in the second-round opener, looking to avenge a district-opening loss at Eustace.
Friday, Feb. 5, Kemp will travel to Mineola for a key contest that likely will have a bearing on each team’s chances to secure the district’s third-place playoff berth. Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
The taller and quicker Vandals wasted no time Tuesday night, forging a 16-3 lead in the first quarter, and then padding that lead out to 15 points by halftime, 27-12.
Van put together a 13-5 run in the third quarter to take a 23-point lead into the fourth quarter, 40-17.
In the final frame, the Vandals outscored the ’Jackets 15-11 to forge the final 27-point margin.
Jeff Goldman led the ’Jackets with 11 points, as Jake Goldman had five, Jeremy Quick four, Wesley Kerr and Terrence Sistrunk both had three points each and Ryan Emfinger finished with two points.
Van senior post Zach Ghormley led all scorers with 21 points, and Jordan Schmid added 15 points.


Mineola boys nip Eustace, 36-34
Monitor Staff Reports
MINEOLA–The Eustace Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaker to the hosting Mineola Yellowjackets Tuesday night, falling 36-34.
Now 1-3 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Bulldogs were scheduled to host Canton’s Eagles Friday night. The Eagles also fell to 1-3 in district play Tuesday with a 57-30 loss to visiting Wills Point.
Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Bulldogs will visit Kemp in the district second-round opener, looking to forge a sweep of the Yellowjackets, who dropped to 2-2 with a 59-36 loss to unbeaten Van Tuesday night (see related story).
Friday, Feb. 5, the Bulldogs will host Wills Point. Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
At Mineola, the Bulldogs opened an early 13-9 lead maintained a three-point halftime edge, 19-16.
Both teams scored seven points in the third quarter, allowing the Bulldogs to hold their three-point lead going into the fourth period.
In the fourth quarter, the hosting Yellowjackets put on a surge, outscoring the Bulldogs 13-8 to come from behind and secure the two-point win.
Addison Scott led the Bulldogs with 10 points, with Guy Hargrove adding eight, Trevan Johnson six, John Bradburn five, Jacob McCarter three and Braden Strickland two points.
Mineola’s Brian Meankins led all scorers with 16 points, as Trey Stubblefield added 10, Justin Clayburn five and both Dac Shaw and Alex Kerby scored two points.

State of Lake Fork meeting set Feb. 4
Monitor Staff Reports
LAKE FORK–Thursday, Feb. 4, the Wood County Industrial Commission (WCIC) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be hosting a public meeting at Lake Fork.
This “State of the Lake ” meeting will feature presentations by TPWD Inland Fisheries biologists, local TPWD Law Enforcement, and the Sabine River Authority.
Two topics that are of concern to local residents are the management of invasive aquatic plants (particularly water hyacinth) and the status of water pumping facilities at Lake Fork.
These topics will be discussed, along with other issues, such as the status of the largemouth bass fishery at Lake Fork and an update from TPWD Law Enforcement. A large portion of the meeting will be reserved for attendees to ask questions in a “town hall” format.
All local business owners, lake homeowners, fishing guides, recreational anglers and anyone else with an interest in the resources at Lake Fork are invited to attend.
This public meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Land’s End Fire Department. The meeting will immediately follow the Wood County Industrial Commission’s monthly meeting, which begins at 6:45 p.m. The WCIC meeting is also open to the public.
Driving directions to the Land’s End Fire Department: From Farm-to-Market 515 (at Fisherman’s One Stop) take FM 1970 south for 3.6 miles towards the Links at Land’s End Golf Course.
For questions or additional information concerning the upcoming meeting, please contact TPWD Inland Fisheries management personnel in Tyler at (903) 593-5077.


Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Feb. 2
MHS vs Red Oak*

Feb. 5
MHS @ Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

Feb. 9
MHS vs Forney*
KHS vs Canton*
EHS @ Van*
(end regular season)
(*District contest)

Boys basketball

Feb. 2
MHS @ Red Oak*

Feb. 5
MHS vs Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

Feb. 9
MHS vs Mesquite Poteet*
KHS vs Canton*
EHS @ Van*

Feb. 12
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS vs Van*
EHS vs Mineola*


Feb. 2
MHS girls vs Kilgore
MHS boys idle
EHS vs KHS (boys)

Feb. 5
MHS girls vs Whitehouse*
MHS boys @ Whitehouse*
KHS @ Corsicana
EHS g/b vs Lindale*


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