Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.96
Water Temperature:
51 degrees



  Eustace scares Ferris
Monitor Staff Reports
FERRIS–Eustace’s Bulldogs nearly pulled off the upset in Tuesday’s regular-season finale, throwing a huge scare into the hosting Ferris Yellowjackets before falling, 83-72.
The Bulldogs finished District 13-3A basketball play at 0-10, while Ferris finished at 7-3 and tied with Mabank, Kaufman and Crandall for first place (see related story).
Unlike the Jan. 25 first-round matchup in Eustace, when Ferris blew out the Bulldogs in the second half to win by 40 points, Tuesday’s fast-paced contest was hotly contested throughout.

Monitor file photo
Eustace Bulldog David Graves (10) battles for a rebound during the Bulldogs’ 76-36 home-court loss to the Ferris Yellowjackets Jan. 25.

The Yellowjackets took an early 24-22 lead in the first quarter, and outscored Eustace 24-21 in the second quarter to forge a five-point halftime lead, 48-43.
Ferris boosted its advantage in the third quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 19-12 to take a 12-point lead, 67-55, going into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Bulldogs outscored Ferris 17-16 to forge the final 11-point margin.
David Graves led the Bulldogs with 20 points, as Jacob Horton had 18 and both Zach Keeling and David Key scored 12 points each.
The Bulldogs also got eight points from Russell Templeton and two points from Byron Whitlock.
Paul Alexander led Ferris with 24 points, while Jeremy Masterson finished with 21 and Tevis Richard had 18.

McClintock wins bareback event
Monitor Staff Reports
CANTON–Josh McClintock of Kemp High School won the bareback competition at the 18th Lone Star High School Rodeo Association event of the season, held at the Canton arena Feb. 9.
Kelsie Busby of Mabank High School took second place in steer undecorating.
Busby also took fifth place and Nicole Harrison of Kemp High School took seventh place in poles.
Harrison also finished in 13th place in barrels.
Dustin Jackson of Mabank High School took sixth place in team roping as the header and a no time as the heeler.
Jackson also received a no time in boys ribbon roping and a no time in calf roping.

District 13-3A tie; tourney set in Dallas
Monitor Staff Reports
DALLAS–In a stunning example of parity, four of the six District 13-3A boys basketball teams finished in a tie for first place.
In the final regular-season games Tuesday, Kaufman defeated visiting Crandall, 62-45, while Mabank easily handled Kemp, 69-35, and winless Eustace threw a severe scare into Ferris before falling 83-72 (see related stories).
Mabank, Ferris, Kaufman and Crandall all finished with 7-3 records in district play, as each split home-and-home contests with the other teams.
Kemp finished at 2-8, defeating Eustace twice by a total of two points.
That’s about as balanced a district race as one could ask.
A mini-tournament to determine the district’s playoff seedings was scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Ellis Davis Field House in Dallas.
Mabank and Ferris were to play at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed at 8 p.m. by Crandall and Kaufman. Results of those games were not available by presstime Thursday.
Thursday’s losers were scheduled to play for the district’s third-place playoff berth at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by Thursday’s winners playing for the district champion and runner-up berths.
The district champion gets a bye in the first round of the playoffs, which open with bidistrict action next weekend (Feb. 21-23).
See the Thursday, Feb. 21, issue of The Monitor for complete tournament coverage.


Upcoming games


Feb. 19
MHS @ Quinlan Ford
KHS @ Maypearl
EHS vs Mildred

Feb. 21-23
MHS @ EHS tournament
KHS @ Wills Point tourn.
EHS tournament


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

Feb. 21-23
MHS @ Ennis tourn.
KHS @ Kerens tourn.
EHS @ Kerens tourn.

Feb. 19
MHS g/b vs Forney* (g home)
EHS g/b @ Hallsville*

Feb. 22
MHS g/b vs Ennis* (b home)
EHS g/b @ Athens*
*District contest

Feb. 23
District 13-3A meet

Feb. 22
Bulldog Relays (EHS)

Feb. 28
Cedar Creek Relays (MHS)