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February 23, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.06
Water Temperature:
53 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. 24
• Athens @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
• Whitehouse @ Mabank (boys) – 6 p.m.
• Mabank (girls) @ Lindale – 6 p.m.
Feb. 28
• Mabank (girls) @ John Tyler – 5:30 p.m.
• Mabank (boys) @ Athens – 7:30 p.m.


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


Feb. 23-24
• Kemp @ Eustace tournament – TBA
Feb. 25
• Mabank @ Canton (DH) – TBA
Feb. 27
• Mabank @ Fairfield – 7 p.m.
• Athens @ Eustace – 4:30 p.m.
March 1-3
• Kemp @ Malakoff Tournament – TBA
• Mabank @ Grand Saline Tournament – TBA
• Eustace @ Grand Saline Tournament – TBA


Feb. 23-25
• Kemp @ Malakoff tournament – TBA
• Eustace @ Malakoff tournament – TBA
Feb. 24
• Terrell @ Mabank – 5/6:30 p.m.


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Sports Highlights

North Lamar slips past Lady Panthers
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EMORY–It took the full game for the North Lamar Pantherettes to defeat the Mabank Lady Panthers in the Region II area round of the playoffs in Emory Friday.
Coming down to the final seconds, the Mabank girls kept fighting and scoring, bringing the crowd for both teams to their feet.
In the end, however, North Lamar slipped past Mabank, 45-39, in a game decided in the final moments.
With 52 seconds left on the clock, North Lamar was on top, 41-37.
Within the next 35 seconds, both teams added a basket, making the score 43-39 with 14 seconds remaining.
With just 11 seconds left in the game, the score was 45-39, where it stayed.
North Lamar took a meager 11-9 lead after the first period, and was one top by three points, 19-16, at halftime.
Mabank took a 20-19 lead less than a minute-and-a-half into the third period.
North Lamar tied the game, 23-23, less than a minute later.
Mabank again took the lead shortly thereafter, and built a 28-23 lead with 4:56 left in the period.
With 58 seconds left in the period, North Lamar again took over the score, 29-28.
Mabank regained the advantage, 32-31, with 11 seconds left in the third.
North Lamar finished the third period ahead, 34-32.
The Pantherettes led the entire fourth period, but not without strong pressure from Mabank’s offense.
“We are disappointed how the season ended, but I am very proud of each and every one of the girls,” Mabank head coach Ashleigh Weeaks said. “They played hard, and fought all the way to the end.”
Ashton Norman led the Lady Panthers with 11 points, and Kourtney Holyfield followed with 10 points.
Cheyenne Alldredge scored six points and Olivia Pannell added five points.
The Lady Panthers finished their season with a 22-9 mark.


Lady Panthers nip Athens
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank Lady Panther Savannah Henderson scored two goals to lead the Mabank girls soccer team past the visiting Athens Hornets, 2-1, Friday.
“Both teams played an amazing game,” Mabank head coach Jeff Downs said.
The second half was a back-and-forth battle going up and down both ends of the field, he explained.
Both teams had multiple breakaways, ending in close shots and near misses.
The final goal of the game came from a free kick with a 1:36 left in the game.
Mabank traveled to Chapel Hill Tuesday, and will head to Lindale Friday.





























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