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March 4, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.14
Water Temperature:
58 degrees - top
57 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

MLLFA Signups
The MLLFA will hold little league signups from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20, and from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Mabank Alternative School gymnasium.

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


March 9
• Whitehouse @ Mabank (girls) – 6 p.m.
• Lindale @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
March 12
• Mabank (boys) @ Lindale – 6:30 p.m.
March 13
• Kemp @ John Tyler – 6 p.m.
Chapel Hill @ Mabank (girls) – 6 p .m.


March 5
• Eustace @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.
March 6
• Mexia @ Kemp – 5:30 p.m.
March 8-10
• Kemp and Eustace @ Kemp baseball tournament
• Mabank @ Athens baseball tournament


March 6
• Eustace @ Kerens – 6 p.m.
• Kemp @ Kaufman – 6 p.m.
• Mabank @ North Forney – 5/6:30 p.m.


March 8
• Eustace @ Tiger Relays – Malakoff
• Mabank @ Tiger Relays – Malakoff
• Kemp @ Tiger Relays – Malakoff



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Sports Highlights

Powell selected to All-Star game
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp senior point/shooting guard Brianna Powell has been selected to play in the 13th annual Maypearl Texas Roundup All-Star game.
The game will be held March 17 in Maypearl.
Powell is just the second Kemp Lady Yellowjacket to be chosen to play. Last year’s Michelle Ritterbach was the other.
“To have one player chosen is an honor,” Kemp head basketball coach Kent Smith said. “But to have two chosen in two years helps validate the hard work these girls have done to help put Kemp back on the maps in terms of basketball.”
Powell averaged 16.8 points per game during the season, and 17.4 during district play.
She had a school record 37 points in the district opener in Ferris, helping her be chosen as the District 13-3A Offensive MVP this year.
She also set records in three-point shots made in a season with 65, points scored in a season with 488 and points in a career with 1,088.
She had nine games with 20-plus points and earned All-Tournament awards in Scurry and Grand Saline.
The Texas Roundup, considered one of the state’s most prestigious events, selects the state’s top 24 boys and 24 girls from Class 1A, 2A and 3A schools.
Players selected are chosen from hundreds of nominations statewide.
Recruiters across the state participate as advisors in the Texas Roundup selection process.
The girl’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by the boys game at 5 p.m.
Admission to the games is $5.
Maypearl is located on Farm-to-Market 66, approximately 10 miles west of Waxahachie and 15 miles north of Hillsboro.


Hornets sting ’Dogs
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Athens Hornets gained a 12-6 win over the hosting Eustace Bulldogs Tuesday, but it took a full nine innings to get it done.
After the Hornets took a 6-2 lead at the end of the first inning, the first inning, nobody scored until the seventh inning.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Eustace Bulldog first baseman Tyler McWilliams (9) reaches to catch a throw as an Athens Hornet baserunner scrambles safely back to base. The visiting Hornets gained a hard-fought, 12-6, win over Eustace Tuesday.

The Bulldogs pounded out four runs to tie the game, 6-6. In the ninth, Athens rallied and scored six runs to to take the lead and the win.
Trevor Lane had three hits in the contest, including two RBIs.
Kyle Purselley had two hits and two RBIs, and Raymond Shutak had two hits and one RBI. Forrest Lane had one hit which drove in a run.
The Bulldogs competed in the Grand Saline baseball tournament this weekend, and will face Mabank March 5.
The Lady Bulldog softball team lost to the Grand Saline Lady Indians, 8-7, Tuesday.
They hosted Cross Roads Friday, and will travel to Kerens Tuesday to face the Lady Bobcats.

















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