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Mabank, Kaufman top field at CCCC
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Mabank’s boys and Kaufman’s girls won their respective divisions in a golf tournament hosted by Eustace High School at the Cedar Creek Country Club Monday.
Led by Jason Delong’s 83, the Mabank boys won their division by 12 strokes over second-place Kaufman, carding a team score of 377.
Delong’s round took first place overall in the tournament. Mabank’s Michael Blackburn shot a 97, Ryan Ewing shot 98, Jacob Hamilton shot 99 and T.J. Dally shot 114.
Kaufman posted a team score of 389, led by Tyler Sullivan’s round of 87, which was second overall. Other team members were Ross Holder, Justin Williams, Trevor Danielson and Kole Goldsberry.
Kemp’s boys finished third overall, tied with Kaufman at 389. Kemp players were Joseph Weeks, Ethan Dunagan, A.J. Durham, Masin Hughes and Josh Shipp.
The hosting Eustace boys posted a team score of 413, led by Alex Smith’s 89. Blake Ward shot 107, Travis Meeks shot 109, Jacob McCarter shot 108 and Hubert Lowry shot 120.
Third-place medalist was shared by Rains’ Colby Hoover and Crandall’s Rogers Windle, who both carded rounds of 88.
Kaufman’s girls, led by Chantry McMahan’s top round of 81, took first place with a team score of 420.
In addition to McMahan, the Lady Lions team included Meredith Cox, Morgan Copeland, Kalee Nixon and Melissa Sleeper.
Whit Evans of Mabank took second place overall with a round of 98.
Malakoff, led by Kaitlyn Dosser’s 100 (good for third overall), took second place with a team score of 430.
Joining Dosser were Adrian Humble, Allana Dilworth, Gentry Garrison and Erin Samples.
Palmer, with Katy Walters, Jesse James, Ashley Pruner and Maykala Cochrane, took third place with a team score of 494.
Competing as a medalist, Eustace’s Cheyenne Stegall shot a round of 126.

Ryan advances to regional finals
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank High School sophomore Sean Ryan competed in the Region 4-4A swim meet Feb. 13-14 in Conroe, where he qualified for the All-Region Swim Team.
“This is quite an accomplishment, since our region is one of the three fastest regions in the state,” MHS swimming coach Steve Miller said.
Ryan competed in the 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter backstroke, and posted times in the top eight in both events.
Districts 13, 14, 15 (including Mabank) and 16 sent 24 of the fastest swimmers in each event to the preliminary rounds Friday afternoon and evening, but only the top eight qualified to swim in the final round, held Saturday.
Winners from each event qualified for the state swimming meet, to be held in Austin later this month.
“I am pleased with my swims in each event. I swam my personal best times at this meet,” Ryan said.
“My goal was to win my events at the district meet, and make it through prelims and into the finals this year at Regionals, and I did it! ” he added.

Panthers roll in baseball opener
Monitor Staff Reports
QUINLAN–Starting off the baseball season on the road, the Mabank Panthers got stellar performances from three different pitchers as they crushed the hosting Quinlan Ford Panthers 15-2 Monday.
This weekend, the Panthers were scheduled to visit Marion, just outside San Antonio, for a tournament, and then will travel to Grand Saline for a tournament next weekend, March 5-7.
The Panthers will face a former district foe when they host the Kaufman Lions in their home opener Tuesday, March 10, with a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest opening a two-game set.
At Quinlan, senior pitcher Kolton Browning (who led all scorers with 22 points in the final basketball game of the season last Friday night) put up an even more dominating performance on the baseball diamond.
The lefty struck out eight of the 10 batters he faced, and allowed no hits or walks in three innings of work to notch his first win of the season.
Mabank posted a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Micah Parish beat out a bunt, Chancz Sullivan singled to center and Browning hit a sacrifice fly to center.
The visiting Panthers put the contest away with an eight-run third inning, keyed by a double from Sullivan, a triple from Browning and a single from Jacob Woodard.
Mabank added four more runs in the fifth inning, as Browning, Michael Tanner and Dustin Schultz all walked and Cameron Cantrell cleared the bases with a bloop single to center.
Parish pitched the fourth inning and issued two walks, but didn’t allow a hit or a run.
Austin Craig pitched the fifth inning, giving up two doubles (Kyle Stone and D. Reynolds, both to left field) and both Quinlan runs before notching three straight strikeouts to end the contest.

Upcoming games


Feb. 26
EHS Bulldog Relays


March 6

March 10
MHS g/b @/vs Lindale*
EHS g/b vs Athens*

March 13
MHS g/b vs/@ Athens*
EHS g/b @ Chapel Hill*
(end regular season)
*district contest


March 2
MHS g @ Forney tourn.

March 9
MHS b @ Canton tourn.
MHS g @ Royse City tourn.
KHS @ Canton tourn.


March 3
KHS @ Kaufman
EHS @ Kerens

March 5-7
MHS @ Grand Saline tourn.
KHS @ Mildred tourn.
EHS @ G.Prairie tourn.

March 10
MHS vs Kaufman
KHS @ Chapel Hill
EHS vs Ferris


March 3
MHS @ Hillsboro
EHS @ Kerens

March 5-7
MHS @ Tyler tourn.
KHS @ Tyler tourn.
EHS @ White Oak tourn.

March 10
MHS bye*
EHS @ Kilgore
*district contest

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