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Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 317.69
Water Temperature:
59 degrees - top
56 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Kiwanis Krawfish Golf Tournament
The inaugural Kiwanis Krawfish Golf Tournament will be held Monday, April 30.
The tournament will be a four-man scramble involving 15 to 20 teams.
The cost to enter is $55 per person, and will include cart fees, balls and lunch.

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)

Feb. 7
• Mabank @ North Forney – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Kaufman – 5 p.m.
• Blooming Grove @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
Feb. 10
• Buffalo @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ Kaufman – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Ferris – 5 p.m.

Basketball (girls)

Feb. 7
• Mabank @ North Forney – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Kaufman – 5 p.m.
• Blooming Grove @ Eustace – 5 p.m.

Soccer

Feb. 7
• Mabank @ Kemp (boys) – 6 p.m.
• Corsicana @ Mabank (girls) – 6 p.m.
Feb. 10
• Mabank (girls) @ Mt. Pleasant – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Lindale – 6 p.m.
Feb. 14
• John Tyler @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
• Lindale @ Mabank – 6 p.m.
• Mabank @ Whitehouse – 6 p.m.

Powerlifting

Feb. 11
• Kemp @ Mabank
• Eustace @ Mabank
• Mabank hosting meet

Baseball

Feb. 10
• Mabank @ Athens – 5 p.m.
• Eustace @ Scurry-Rosser – 5 p.m.
• Mineola @ Kemp – 5 p.m.

Softball

Feb. 13

• Mabank @ Kerens – 6 p.m.
• Eustace @ Malakoff – 5 p.m.
Feb. 14
• Brownsboro @ Kemp – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sports Highlights

Biennial realignment sees Kemp drop to 2A
Kemp in District with Eustace, Mabank stays 3A
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The secret is out, the changes have been made, and the biggest move in the biennial Texas UIL realignment was seeing the Kemp Yellowjackets drop to 2A.
Kemp was teetering on the cutoff between 2A and 3A, but when the powers-that-be released the new numbers Thursday, Kemp went from a very small 3A school, to a good-sized 2A school.
For football, Kemp will join Eustace in a seven-team Region 2 District 7-2A, Div. 1 also including Grand Saline, Lone Oak, Malakoff, Quitman and Winnsboro.
Of course, in basketball, there is a different district for basketball. Kemp’s basketball teams will compete in Region 2 District 13-2A alongside Eustace, Dallas Faith Family, Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Malakoff, Palmer, Red Oak and Scurry-Rosser.
Kemp athletics director Greg Anderson felt confident his team would drop to 2A, and he feels now his team will be in a district with a more level playing field.
“It’ll help us tremendously competing against similar-sized school,” Anderson said.
Anderson also noted that four of the seven teams in the new District 7-2A Div. 1 were playoff teams last year, including the Eustace Bulldogs, Lone Oak and Winnsboro.
“It won’t be a cake walk,” Anderson commented, but I’m excited and look forward to it.”
The Eustace Bulldogs were firmly planted at the 2A level, so athletics director Brian Herman received no big surprising news Thursday. The Bulldog basketball team will join Kemp in District 13-2A.
The Mabank Panthers remained firmly planted in the 3A conference, as did most of last year’s District 13-3A opponents.
The North Forney Falcons, however, made a jump to Class 4A. They will compete in region 2 District 10-4A with Forney High School, Carrollton Creekview, Carrollton Smith, Dallas Highland Park, Mesquite Poteet, Terrell and West Mesquite.
The Mabank Panthers will now share District 15-3A with Athens, Brownsboro, Canton, Mineola and Van.
Alignment is based on the number of students enrolled in the school. The UIL set the following parameters in determining which conference a school will compete.
• 5A – 2090 and up
• 4A – 1005-2089
• 3A – 450-1004
• 2A – 200-449
• 1A 199 and below
• 99.9 & below (enrollment cutoff for 6-man football and for basketball and spring meet for large and small schools.)
Mabank High School reported 944 students in October, 2011. Kemp High School reported 439.5 students, and Eustace High School reported 380.
Alignments for other sports will be announced by the UIL in March and April.

 

Mabank defeats Kemp
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–Despite playing with a still-injured Jordan Allen, the Mabank Panthers defeated the visiting Kemp Yellowjackets, 45-30, Tuesday.
Both teams started slow offensively, and strong defensively and only 10 points were scored between the two teams in the first period. Mabank scored four points, and Kemp scored six.
Mabank’s offense turned the pace up in the second period, scoring 14 points while holding Kemp to seven, leaving Mabank on top 18-13 at halftime.
Defense was again the name of the game in the third period, with Mabank managing just seven points and keeping Kemp to three.
Both offenses broke free in the final period, with each team struggling for control of the game.
Mabank gained that control, scoring 20 points while allowing Kemp 14, enough to secure the win.
Only one Panther scored in the double digits, David Marler, with 21 points.
Two Panthers scored six points; Ryan Walker and Chans Hall.
Taylor Willeford scored five points, and Brandon Hatfield added four.
Riley Lazaro led the Kemp Yellowjacket offense with 10 points.
Corey Watkins and Brandon Stewart each scored five points for Kemp, while Blake Watkins and Jordan Litts each scored four points for the Yellowjackets.
Kemp hosted the North Forney Falcons Friday night, and will travel to Kaufman Tuesday to face the Lions.
Mabank hosted the Crandall Pirates Friday, and will travel to North Forney Tuesday.

 

Lakeplex Lanes Results
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Bowling league leaders at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points for the week of Jan. 23-28 are listed below.
Football Widows
Ladies League
Women’s high game/series – Mary Warren - 211/580, Paula Martin - 204, Marsha Bingham - 203/543, Belinda Simpkins - 543.
Monday Nite Madness
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Pete Evans - 268/697, Charlie Ford - 246, Ricky Martin - 246/670, Mike Huskinsson - 245, Lynn Heady - 675.
Women’s high game/series – Janna Martin - 191/504, Rhonda Smith - 183/504, Nancy Bird - 177, Dee Robinson - 502.
Seniors Rock
Mixed Any Combo - Seniors

Men’s high game/series – John Powe - 255/623, Dan Herod - 238/606, Ken Hood - 223/603.
Women’s high game/series – Kaye Walker - 214, Marsha Bingham - 208/532, Joy Montooth - 195/548, Joyce Bracey - 195/524.
Tuesday Night Combo
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Tim Haley - 219, Eric Johnson - 259/742, Jeff Hajek - 259/692, Ricky Martin - 697.
Women’s high game/series – Tammy Haley - 228/620, Amanda Haley - 197/560, Arlene Fritsch - 186, Karol Slaughter - 501.
Newbies
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – L.D. Morrison - 209/535, Mike McFall - 163/460, Kevin Hockett - 152/450.
Women’s high game/series – Theresa Ritchey - 175/502, Dione Morrison - 172/431, Amanda Ortolano - 125, Vickie Dorsett - 309.
Recycled Teenagers
Mixed Any Combo - Seniors

Men’s high game/series – Terry Tull - 236, Dan Herod - 233/647, Charles Holbert - 223/583, Ken Hood - 592.
Women’s high game/series – Joy Montooth - 209/567, Gerry Walker - 203/582, Dee Robinson - 181/504.
Wednesday Warriors
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Steve Erikson - 247/629, Doug Naasz - 237/648, Richard Butcher - 237, Doug Colwell - 648.
Women’s high game/series – Kaye Walker - 198/536, Patti Naasz - 195/538, Karol Smith - 192/549.
No Holds Barred
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high games/series – Charles Holbert - 254/699, Speedy Rawlinson - 247, Ken Hood - 234, Dan Herod - 622, Lucky Boothe - 592.
Women’s high games/series – Theresa Ritchey - 187/493, Karen Stephens - 183, Shirley Rawlinson - 181/486, Roberta Kennedy - 504.
Thursday Night Gutterdusters
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Randy Mixon - 277, Jackie Haley - 268/719, Jacob Haley - 239, James Simpkins - 665, Lynn Heady - 650.
Women’s high game/series – Tracey Haycraft - 221/612, Kaye Walker - 214/559, Sandy Robertson - 201, Joy Montooth - 560.
Cedar Creek Lakers
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Robert Dempsey - 254/687, Tim Haley - 248/683, Lynn Heady - 244/670.
Women’s high game/series – Joyce Bracey - 232/576, Theresa Ritchey - 216/550, Tammy Haley - 208/561.
Saturday Morning
Madness Youth League Mixed Any Combo

Boy’s high game/series – Ninian Snelgrove - 183/415, Tyler Schlebach - 183/443, Gary Fitch - 155, Colton Haley - 415.
Girl’s high game/series – Sedi Milholland - 127/343.

 

 

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