last CCL team remaining
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Don’t look now, but the Kemp Yellowjackets are the last
remaining Cedar Creek Lake team in the playoffs, and they haven’t played
a game yet.
On the girls side, Mabank got knocked off in bidistrict by Canton 51-30
Feb. 13, but the Eaglettes lost to Spring Hill in the area round, 38-34.
Crandall, who finished second in District 13-3A, ran into Liberty-Eylau
in the first round, and fell 63-33.
District champion Kaufman had a first-round bye, but fell to Mount
Vernon, 58-41, in the area round.
On the boys side, Kemp’s Yellowjackets gained a first-round bye as the
District 13-3A champ with a 9-1 record.
The ’Jackets will face the winner of Wednesday night’s Gilmer-Mount
Vernon bidistrict match (held in Hughes Springs), and probably will play
either Friday or Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at a site and time to be
Both Kaufman and Crandall tied for second behind Kemp at 6-4, and each
will face District 14-3A teams in a first-round double-header Thursday
(tonight) at Wills Point High School.
A coin flip gave Crandall the second-place berth, and the Pirates will
face Bullard at 8 p.m., while Kaufman will face Van in the 6 p.m.
Chapel Hill’s Bulldogs won the District 14-3A boys race, and gained a
The Athens Lady Hornets, who were unbeaten in District 14-3A play,
gained a first-round bye, and edged Pleasant Grove, 62-57, in the area
The Lady Hornets were scheduled to face Liberty-Eylau Wednesday in
Kemp Yellowjackets battle
Kemp Yellowjacket Bret Kennedy
dives back to first base to avoid being
picked off during a baseball scrimmage
Saturday against the visiting Palestine
Westwood Panthers. Kennedy reached
first via an RBI single.
Canton hosts LSHSRA
Monitor Staff Reports
CANTON–The Lone Star High School Rodeo Association hosted its Feb. 10
rodeo in Canton. Area high school students competed in rodeo events.
In barrels, Nicole Harrison of Kemp High School placed 15th and Cassie
Sparkman of Mabank High School competed.
Kody Durham and Bobby Montgomery, both of Malakoff High School, received
no times in team roping, both with Montgomery as the header and with
Durham as the header.
Brandon Grissom of Kemp High School placed 11th in chute dogging and
Trevor Hamilton, also of Kemp High School, received a no time.
In poles, Sparkman placed third, Harrison placed 10th and Kelsie Busby
of Mabank High School placed 13th.
Durham took third place in boys ribbon roping, while Montgomery received
a no time.
KCKL big bass
tourney slated March 24-25
Monitor Staff Reports
LOG CABIN–Radio station KCKL 95.9 FM is sponsoring its 24th annual Big
Bass Tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, at the Log Cabin City
The Cedar Creek Lake bass tournament features more than $25,000 in
prizes, including a Grand Prize of more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Additionally, the tournament also will offer more than 125 cash prizes
for big bass weighed in each hour, and to winners in the overall final
Sanctioned by the Texas Conservation Society, the tournament will again
meet the guidelines of conservation by returning all fish back into the
lake under the “Live Release Program.”
This event has also supported regional fisheries enhancement efforts
with cash contributions. Past recipients have included Texas Black Bass
Unlimited and the Athens Fish Hatchery Project.
Entry fee is $60 per day if paid by Saturday, March 17.
Youth Entry Fees (under 16 years old) are discounted to $10 per day,
even though youth contestants are eligible for all tournament prizes.
Contestants may also enter at the Lake.
For more information and entry forms, call KCKL at (903) 489-1238, or
visit the tournament website at
hosts youth league basketball games
Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Middle School hosted East Texas Basketball Association action
all day Saturday, matching the
hosting Eustace teams against teams from the Scurry Youth Basketball
League. ABOVE: Eustace (with
white T-shirts) and Scurry K-2 boys swarm after a loose ball. BELOW:
Eustace Rockets (light uniforms)
and Scurry Wildcats chase down a loose ball during their K-2 contest.
Eustace will host teams from the
Palmer Youth Basketball League Saturday, Feb. 24. Trinidad is the fourth
city in the league. Casey Herring
is the Eustace Commissioner for both basketball and football.
EHS @ Athens
MHS vs Quinlan Ford
KHS @ Nevada Community
KHS @ Mexia tournament
MHS vs Quinlan
MHS @ Malakoff tourn.
KHS @ Kerens tournament
EHS @ Kerens tournament
MHS vs Westwood
MHS girls @ Forney*
MHS boys vs Forney*
MHS girls vs Ennis*
MHS boys @ Ennis*
Eustace Invitational (girls)
(Cedar Creek Country Club)
District 13-3A meet
Eustace Bulldog Relays
(JV Thursday, varsity Friday)