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February 19, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 317.75
Water Temperature:
51 degrees - top
52 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


Feb. 21
• Mabank (girls) @ Chapel Hill – 6 p.m.
• Whitehouse @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
• Chapel Hill @ Mabank (boys) – 6 p.m.
Feb. 24
• Athens @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
• Whitehouse @ Mabank (boys) – 6 p.m.
• Mabank (girls) @ Lindale – 6 p.m.


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


Feb. 20
• Bullard @ Mabank – 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 22-24
• Kemp @ Eustace tournament – TBA
Feb. 25
• Mabank @ Canton (DH) – TBA
Feb. 27
• Mabank @ Fairfield – 7 p.m.
• Athens @ Eustace – 4:30 p.m.


Feb. 20
• Martins Mill @ Eustace – 6 p.m.
Feb. 21
• Mabank @ Rice – 4 p.m.
• Dawson @ Kemp – 6 p.m.


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Sports Highlights

Ferris Yellowjackets end Panthers’ season
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–The Mabank Panthers’ basketball season was ended by the visiting Ferris Yellowjackets Tuesday.
Both teams played hard, fast and aggressive basketball, and the lead changed several times in the first half alone, but Ferris came out on top, 56-52.
Mabank started out with a 4-0 lead less than a minute into the first period, and had an 8-2 lead with 5:46 left.
Just one minute later, Ferris had tied the game at 10-10.
Ferris took the lead with 3:56 left in the first, and extended the lead to 20-12 with 2:26 remaining.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Panther Brandon Hatfield (42) slips past a Ferris Yellowjacket defender as he gets into position to score.

With 24.8 seconds left in the period, Mabank had closed the gap to 20-19, and ended the first period with a 21-20 lead.
Ferris regained the lead, 24-23, with 6:25 left in the second period. The Yellowjackets kept the lead through the end of the half, and had a 40-32 halftime lead.
Although the second half of the game continued much as the first half, Ferris found themselves on top as the final buzzer sounded.
Meanwhile, the Mabank Lady Panthers geared up for their first playoff game.
After winning the District 13-3A title, the Lady Panthers had a first-round bye.
They faced the North Lamar Lady Panthers at Emory-Rains High School Friday in the area round of the playoffs.
North Lamar defeated Carthage, 43-35, Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs.


Tyler gets 4-0 win over Yellowjackets
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The hosting Kemp Yellowjackets fell to the John Tyler Lions, 4-0, Tuesday.
The loss gives Kemp a 1-11-3 record.
Kemp head coach Zach Najarro, however, is pleased with the progress his team has made on a weekly basis.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Kemp Yellowjacket Mitchell Pinion (12) grimaces as a John Tyler player kicks a ball up high. The visiting John Tyler Lions defeated the Yellowjackets, 4-0, Tuesday.

“I thought we played much better than last week at Lindale,” he said. “There were some big improvements on the defensive end. We are getting better as the season progresses.
“As the score and our record indicates we still have some room for improvement,” he added.
The Yellowjackets have several home games coming up, and each home game will feature a different promotion, including giveaways and free food.
Kemp traveled to Chapel Hill Friday, and will return home to host Whitehouse Tuesday.
They will then host the Athens Hornets Feb. 24.







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