Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.88
Water Temperature:
49 degrees



  Lady Panthers JV posts shutout, 37-0
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–It’s very rare to shut out an opponent in basketball, but the Mabank High School junior varsity girls did just that in their season finale Tuesday, blanking the visiting Ferris Lady Yellowjacket JV 37-0.
Coached by Crystal Collins, the Lady Panther JV (11-11) finished second in District 13-3A play with a record of 7-3.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panthers Chelsey Dillon (left) and Ashley Corter battle with Ferris Lady Yellowjacket Alicia Frye (3) for a rebound during Mabank’s dominating win over the visiting Lady Yellowjackets in the District 13-3A and regular-season finale Tuesday. Details of the game were not available by presstime Thursday.

The Lady Panthers opened a 15-0 lead in the first quarter, and led 31-0 going into the fourth quarter.
During the final stages of the contest, the Lady Panthers pulled back on defense, allowing Ferris to shoot at will, but the Lady Yellowjackets still couldn’t buy a basket. They missed all eight of their free-throw attempts.



Pirates zap Bulldogs, 68-52
Monitor Staff Reports
CRANDALL–The hosting Crandall Pirates used a big second-quarter run to ease past the Eustace Bulldogs 68-52 Tuesday.
The loss dropped Eustace to 0-8 in District 13-3A play, while Crandall improved to 6-2, tied with Mabank for first place, following Mabank’s win over Ferris Tuesday (see related story).
Mabank was scheduled to visit Crandall Friday, with the winner taking sole possession of first place with one game left to play.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to host Kaufman for “Senior Night” Friday.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Bulldogs will wind up the regular season on the road at Ferris, opening with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity game.
In Crandall Tuesday, the Pirates forged a 23-7 run in the second quarter to break open what had been a one-point contest.
The Bulldogs led 17-16 at the end of the first quarter, but trailed by 15 points at halftime, 39-24.
Crandall put the contest away with a 21-12 run in the third quarter, taking a 24-point lead into the fourth quarter.
During the final stanza, the Bulldogs cut into the Pirates’ lead with a 16-8 run to close the final gap to 16 points.
David Graves led the Bulldogs with 12 points, as Colten Thomsen had 11 and Jacob Horton had eight points.
The Bulldogs also got six points each from Zach Keeling and Frankie Lopez, four points each from David Allen and Russell Templeton and a free throw from Johnny Lee.
Curt Cornelius and Tyler Gray scored 16 points each to lead the Pirates, who also got 12 points from Travis Dykman.


Panthers claw Ferris, 62-56
MHS grabs share of loop lead
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–The hosting Mabank Panthers opened a narrow halftime lead on the Ferris Yellowjackets and maintained that margin through the second half to grab a 62-56 victory Tuesday.
Now 18-8 on the season, the Panthers secured a share of the District 13-3A basketball lead with the win, which gave them a 6-2 loop mark and a home-and-home split with the Yellowjackets.
With the loss to Mabank, Ferris dropped into a tie with Kaufman at 5-3.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Panther Tyler Fisher (left) scoops under a block attempt by Ferris Yellowjacket Jeremy Masterson for a spectacular layup early in the second quarter of Mabank’s 62-56 win over the visiting Yellowjackets Tuesday. Fisher scored eight of his 18 points in the quarter.

The Panthers were scheduled to visit Crandall Friday. Both teams had two losses going into the contest, so the winner would secure sole possession of first place with just one game to play.
In their first-round matchup Jan. 22, Mabank outscored Crandall in every quarter to take a 54-42 home-court win.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Panthers will host the Kemp Yellowjackets in the regular season finale, opening with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity game.
Tuesday, both the Panthers and Yellowjackets attacked from the beginning, with the Panthers opening a slim 15-14 lead in the first quarter behind seven points from Kolton Browning and six points (including a 3-point basket) from Albin Gashi.
Mabank edged out to a seven-point halftime lead by outscoring the Yellowjackets 19-13 in the second quarter behind eight points from Tyler Fisher.
In the third quarter, the Yellowjackets cut into the Panthers’ lead by one point, despite six points (including a trey) from Browning and four from Fisher.
During the fourth quarter, the Panthers got six more points from Fisher and combined to shoot 6-of-9 from the free throw line, while Ferris hit one of just two attempts at the charity stripe.
Browning finished with a team-high 22 points, hitting one trey and 9-of-12 from the free throw line, while Fisher finished with 18 points.
Gashi finished with nine points, while Haydon Blair had five and both Griffin Marshall and Oliver Wedemeyer scored four points each.
Tevin Richard led Ferris with a game-high 24 points, while Paul Alexander added 21 points.


Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Feb. 11
MHS vs Athens
Bidistrict round playoff
(7 p.m. Corsicana High School)
*District 13-3A contest
Boys basketball

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

Feb. 12
KHS vs Malakoff (scr)

Feb. 14
MHS vs Canton (scr)

Feb. 15
KHS vs Wortham (scr)

Feb. 19
MHS @ Quinlan Ford
KHS vs Maypearl


Feb. 11
KHS @ Martins Mill (scr)

Feb. 12
EHS @ West Mesquite

Feb. 14-16
MHS @ Sulphur Springs tny.
KHS @ Kerens tny.

Feb. 15
EHS @ Mineola

Feb. 19
MHS vs Winnsboro
KHS vs Alba-Golden
EHS vs Mildred

Feb 12
MHS vs Corsicana* (b home)
EHS g/b vs Royse City*

Feb. 15
MHS g/b @ Lancaster*
EHS @ Chapel Hill*
*District contest

Feb. 23
District 13-3A meet

Feb. 22
Bulldog Relays (EHS)

Feb. 28
Cedar Creek Relays (MHS)