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February 26, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.11
Water Temperature:
55 degrees - top
53 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. 28
• Mabank (girls) @ John Tyler – 5:30 p.m.
• Mabank (boys) @ Athens – 7:30 p.m.
March 2
• Whitehouse @ Mabank (girls) – 6 p.m.
• Kemp @ Mabank (boys) – 7:30 p.m.


March 10
• Regioinal II Meet @ Rusk


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
March 5
• Eustace @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.
March 6
• Mexia @ Kemp – 5:30 p.m.


Feb. 28
• Kemp @ Rice – 6 p.m.
• Eustace @ Grand Saline – 6 p.m.
March 1-3
• Mabank @ Wills Point Tournament – Time TBA
March 2
• Cross Roads @ Eustace – 6 p.m.


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Sports Highlights

Lady Panthers blow past Chapel Hill, 12-0
Boys fall to Chapel Hill, 5-2
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

CHAPEL HILL–Rarely does a girl’s soccer game end up with a score that looks more akin to a football game.
However, the Mabank Lady Panthers had 12 goals and shut out the hosting Chapel Hill girls Tuesday.
The Lady Panthers scored eight goals in the first half of the game, and tacked on an additional four goals for good measure in the second half.
Mabank’s Savannah Henderson netted five goals herself.
Sammie Saucedo and Meagan Holyfield each had two goals.
Ashton Norman, Shelby Swain and Allie Duke added one goal each.
While the girls were busy in Chapel Hill, the Mabank Panther boys soccer team hosted Chapel Hill Tuesday.
The result was far different, but nonetheless equally exciting.
Chapel Hill rushed out to a 2-0 early in the first half. Mabank’s defense slowed down Chapel Hill, but they still managed to take a 3-0 lead.
Mabank then scored two quick goals – both scored by Chase Williams, one on a penalty kick and the other on a free kick approximately 25 yards from the goal.
Mabank threatened more until Chapel Hill added two to their score late in the first half, giving Chapel Hill a 5-2.
That score held, as the second half was scoreless with both defenses playing strong and hard.
The Lady Panthers traveled to Lindale Friday, while the boys hosted Whitehouse.
The boys will return to action Tuesday as they travel to Athens to face the Hornets, while the ladies will travel to Tyler’s John Tyler.


Sign up for KASA baseball and softball
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The Kemp Area Sports Association (KASA) is reorganizing and revamping its baseball program to be better and stronger than ever.
Recently, the KASA baseball program was reunited with the Tri-Cities Baseball Organization that consists of Eustace, Mabank, Malakoff and now Kemp.
Field days are scheduled for any parents or volunteers who can help for the next two Sundays at the field in order to work the fields into playing shape.
KASA would like to appeal for the involvement of anyone with tractors, mowers, weed eaters or even folks with just a healthy back to come and lend a hand.
Signs will be posted around the Kemp area to promote baseball and softball signups.
Baseball and softball flyers are being distributed to the schools this week.
Registration forms will be online at  The last day for signups is March 12.
If you have any question, or want more information, contact Rusty Clamon at (214) 460-0909, or by E-mail at
KASA is asking for any donations to be sent to KASA PO Box 411 Kemp, TX 75143.
A receipt will be provided upon request for the contributor’s tax deduction purposes.

























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