Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.68
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
51 degrees - bottom


Molina tops Mabank, 4-0
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers gave up three runs on a couple of errors in the second inning and went on to lose a non-district softball game 4-0 to the visiting Dallas Molina Lady Jaguars Monday.
Now 8-9 on the season, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to host Seagoville in their last non-district contest Thursday before going on Spring Break.
Mabank’s girls are scheduled to open District 13-3A softball play at home at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, against the Kaufman Lady Lions.
The Lady Panthers will visit Eustace Tuesday, March 20, before hosting Crandall Friday, March 27, with each evening’s slate opening with 5 p.m. junior varsity games, followed by 7 p.m. varsity contests.
Karlyn Bellows opened for the Lady Panthers, but was replaced by Melody Lander, who was, in turn, relieved by sister Brandie Lander.
Top hitters for the Lady Panthers were Katie Cross, with a double, while Alison Castle, Lauren Norwood and Bellows all hit singles.



Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther Melody “Mo” Lander fires a pitch against the visiting Dallas Molina Lady Jaguars in a non-district softball game Monday.



Beating the throw to third
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Bulldog Aaron Coffey (4) slides into third base ahead of a cutoff throw to Rains Wildcat third baseman Kyle Kirby during the second inning of their non-district baseball contest in Eustace Tuesday. Coffey was stranded at third following a strikeout. Results of the game were not available by presstime Thursday.

Texas Xtreme crush ET Wolves in home opener
Monitor Staff Reports
BROWNSBORO–The Athens-based Texas Xtreme semi-pro football team won their home opener Saturday at Brownsboro High School stadium, defeating the Tyler-based East Texas Wolves 28-12.
The Xtreme increased their overall record to 9-0 against the Wolves and 7-0 in regular season play.
Offensively, the Wolves gained 10 rushing yards on 21 attempts, completed 4-of-23 passes for 74 yards with two interceptions, lost two fumbles, and totaled five first downs, two compliments of Xtreme penalties.
The Wolves scored their first touchdown on a kickoff return, and their lone offensive touchdown came on a 66-yard drive aided by a 56-yard pass completion.
Both Wolves two-point conversion attempts failed.
Defensively starting Xtreme linebacker Richard Woddell and cornerback Isaac Johnson were unavailable for the game, and cornerback Dontay Richardson was injured late in the second quarter after intercepting a pass and did not return.
Defensive standouts included Donnie Drake (one interception), Terry Bonner (one sack), Kerry Yarbrough, Billy Small, Jimmy Wade, Allen Beasley, Jason Anding, Troy Harper, Kailan Vinson, Joseph Nash, and returning veteran Reggie Wilson.
Wilson stepped in and played the entire game at cornerback after a one-year absence from football.
Xtreme defense coach Gary Craig was pleased that the Wolves were limited to a total of 84 yards.
Offensively, the Xtreme gained 243 rushing yards on 43 attempts, completed 4-of-15 passes for 44 yards and generated 14 first downs, but also suffered one interception and two fumbles.
Xtreme scores came on an 11-yard option pass from Reggie Wilson to Greg Lawson, with Wilson also scoring on a six-yard touchdown run, and Eric Wren added an 11-yard touchdown run.
Lawson completed a two-point conversion pass to Marvin Hopkins, and kicker Michael Clay added two PAT attempts and kicked field goals of 24 and 32 yards.
Top rushers for the Xtreme were Wren (eight carries, 75 yards), Brandon Thompson (seven carries, 49 yards), Brandon Dillard (six carries, 46 yards), and Derrick Jones (10 carries, 50 yards).
Other offensive standouts included James Melton, William Bigger, Jerry Martin, Willy Bristow, Vic Moore and Chris Prescott.
Xtreme owners Craig and Larry Anding added the Wolves are an improved team from last year.
The Xtreme will return to Brownsboro Saturday, March 17, to host the Wichita Falls Razorbacks.

Upcoming Games


March 13
MHS @ Canton (DH)
KHS vs FW Diamond Hill
EHS @ Brownsboro


March 15-16
KHS @ Martins Mill tourn.

March 16
MHS vs Kaufman*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS @ Crandall*
*District 13-3A game



March 13
MHS girls vs Red Oak*
MHS boys @ Red Oak*

March 16
MHS girls @ Corsicana*
MHS boys vs Corsicana*

March 19
MHS girls @ Lancaster*
MHS boys vs Lancaster*
(end regular season)
*District 11-4A game