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February 12, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 317.74
Water Temperature:
54 degrees - top
55 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. 14
• Ferris @ Mabank – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Crandall – 5 p.m.
• Eustace @ Leon – 5 p.m.


Feb. 14
• John Tyler @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
• Lindale @ Mabank (boys) – 6 p.m.
• Mabank (girls) @ Whitehouse – 6 p.m.
Feb. 17
• Mabank (boys) @ John Tyler – 7 p.m.
• Athens @ Mabank (girls) – 6 p.m.
• Kemp @ Chapel Hill – 6 p.m.


Feb. 25
• Eustace @ Sunnyvale meet
• Mabank @ Crandall meet


Feb. 14
• Kemp @ Scurry-Rosser (scrimmage) – 6 p.m.
• Mabank @ Jacksonville (scrimmage) – 5:30 p.m.


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

Lady Panthers win District 13-3A title
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

NORTH FORNEY–The Mabank Lady Panthers traveled to North Forney Tuesday to face the Lady Falcons for the District 13-3A basketball championship.
In a strong defensive, the Lady Panther offense proved more potent than North Forney’s, and gained a 44-34 victory.
It didn’t start quickly, however, as the Lady Panthers scored just five points in the first period, and the Lady Falcons scored 10.
The second period saw the Mabank girls score 12 points, but North Forney Stayed right in the game, scoring 11 points.
Mabank went into halftime down, 21-17.
The Lady Panther defense sprang to life in the third period, holding North Forney to five points. Meanwhile, the Mabank offense scored 12 points to take a one point, 29-26 lead after three.
Mabank never looked back, and the Lady Panther defense continued to stop the Lady Falcons. North Forney scored just eight points in the final period of the matchup.
The Lady Panthers extended their lead, scoring 15 points to close the books on North Forney.
“We started of pretty slow, but picked it up in the second half,” Lady Panther head coach Ashleigh Weeaks said. “With the district championship on the line, the girls really stepped up and played great.”
Kourtney Holyfield led the Lady Panther offense with 15 points, and Cheyenne Alldredge followed with 12 points.
Makenna Allen scored seven points for the Mabank girls, while Ashton Norman and Olivia Pannell each kicked in five points.
The Lady Panthers played a playoff warmup game against Buffalo at the University of Texas at Tyler Saturday.
“We won district 13-3A, so we get a bye in the bi-district game,” Weeaks explained. “We will play the winner of the North Lamar and Carthage game for the area game of the playoffs.
“I am very proud of each and everyone of the girls on this team. We have achieved one of our many goals this season, now it is time to get back to work and get ready for the playoffs.”


Bulldogs beat Lions
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs beat the Blooming Grove Lions, 60-43, Tuesday.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Eustace Bulldog Tim Gassman (5) goes up for a rebound against a Blooming Grove Lion player. Eustace beat the visiting Lions, 60-43, Tuesday.

Eustace had three players score in double digits – Kyle Wood scored 18 points, Jordan Foote scored 17 points and Steven Stine chipped in 12 points.
Eustace took control of the game early, outscoring Blooming Grove, 12-7, in the first period.
The Lions bounced back, scoring 16 points in the second period while Eustace scored 15.
The Bulldogs again took charge of the game, scoring 12 points in the third period, while allowing the Lions just six.
The Bulldog offense was on fire in the final period, scoring 21 points. Blooming Grove, however, had a good offensive output with 14 points of their own.
“Bulldog Billy Key helped control the boards with a great rebounding effort,” Eustace head coach Chad Martinez said. “Key and senior point guard Jacob McCarter also dished out several assists on the evening to help the Bulldog attack.”
Eustace returned to action Friday as they hosted the Buffalo Bison.
They will close out their season in Leon on Valentine’s Day.










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