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March 13, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.52
Water Temperature:
54 degrees - top
56 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

KASA baseball signups
The Kemp Area Sports Association will be holding baseball signups from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays through Saturday, April 2, at the Kemp Dairy Queen. Registration is $65 (uniform is not included), and must be paid in full by April 2.

MYFA signups
Malakoff Youth Football Association are holding signups for cheer and football teams on the MYFA website,
Fees are $135 for football and $275 for cheerleaders. Last day for cheer signups is June 18, and all money will be due at that time. For more information, contact Jerry Spiva at (903) 477-0603 or Kassy Honchell at (903) 203-4077.

Rough Riders fundraiser
The U12 Rough Riders baseball team is holding a fundraiser at the GBC Buck Car Wash during March. When you purchase a $12 wash and enter the fundraising code 1457, the team gets $3 to help with uniform costs. For more information, call (903) 498-71-41 or (972) 658-9477.


Upcoming Events


March 14

March 15
MHS vs Palestine (3 p.m.)
EHS vs Palestine (4 p.m.)

March 18
MHS vs Kaufman*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS idle

March 22
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Crandall*
EHS @ Malakoff*
(*district contest)


March 21
KHS @ Ferris

March 22
MHS b @ Lindale

March 23
MHS g @ Lindale


March 15
MHS g @ Chapel Hill*
MHS b @ John Tyler*
KHS @ Chapel Hill*

March 18
MHS g vs John Tyler*
MHS b vs Chapel Hill*
KHS vs Whitehouse*
(end regular season)
(*district contest)


March 15
MHS vs North Forney*
KHS vs Kaufman*

March 18
EHS @ Leon*
(*district contest)


March 18
KHS @ Van Relays
EHS @ Van Relays

March 25
MHS @ Palestine
KHS, EHS @ Malakoff

Purtis Creek State Park

March 13
Canoe tour
(10:30 a.m.)

















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Sports Highlights

EHS girls wallop Kemp, 16-5
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs used aggressive baserunning and took advantage of Kemp miscues to forge a 16-5 win over the visiting Lady Yellowjackets at Eustace High School Monday night.
The Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to visit Wills Point Friday night for their final non-district contest.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket second baseman Taylor Day (left) tags out Eustace Lady Bulldog baserunner Kaytlin Bebe as she dives toward second after getting caught in a rundown during the third inning of Eustace's 16-5 win over the visiting Lady Yellowjackets Monday. Also pictured is Kemp shortstop Maegan McVay.

Kemp opens District 13-3A softball play at home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, against the Kaufman Lady Lions, and then will host the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets in a 6 p.m. contest Friday, March 18.
Eustace was scheduled to visit Scurry-Rosser for their final non-district game Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to open District 13-2A softball play on the road against the Leon Lady Cougars March 18, and will return home to entertain Teague Tuesday, March 22.
Going into Monday’s contest, the Lady Bulldogs and Lady ’Jackets already had met once in the TASO tournament, with Eustace taking a 10-6 win.
In other tournament action, Kemp lost 4-2 to Kerens, while Eustace defeated Brook Hill 9-3, and obtained a forfeit from Kerens. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Tyler All-Saints, 6-2, but won their division before all Saturday contests were cancelled.
During the tournament, EHS junior Katy Brigham had a breakout performance, going 7-for-9 at the plate with four RBIs, while Josie Collie added a home run.
Four-year Eustace starter Kaytlin Bebe notched 20 strikeouts during the tournament, and her win over Kemp Monday night was her fourth win in her last five starts.
In front of a small crowd, Kemp opened a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Eustace came back to score three runs and take a 3-2 lead in the second.
In the third, Kemp’s Brianna Pavatt scored on a passed ball to tie the score at 3-3, but in the bottom of the third, the Lady Bulldogs exploded for eight runs, helped along by Kacie Richards’ inside-the-park two-RBI home run.


Yellowjackets pull away late to beat Bulldogs, 10-7
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–After a slam-bang second inning that saw both teams combine to score 14 runs, the visiting Kemp Yellowjackets steadily pulled away from the Eustace Bulldogs to take a weather-shortened 10-7 win Tuesday night.
Now 4-5, the Yellowjackets were scheduled to host their own tournament this weekend before hosting the Bulldogs in a rematch at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14.
The Bulldogs fell to 7-3, and were scheduled to play in the Athens tournament this weekend before visiting Kemp Monday and hosting Palestine at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15.
Kemp opens District 13-3A baseball play at home against the Ferris Yellowjackets at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, before hosting Crandall Tuesday, March 22.
The Bulldogs have an open date March 18, and will open District 13-2A play on the road against the Malakoff Tigers at 7 p.m. March 22, before hosting Sunnyvale Friday, March 25.
Tuesday night, both the Bulldogs and the ’Jackets scored single runs in the first inning before things broke loose in the second.
Kemp scored eight runs in the top of the second, taking advantage of most of Eustace’s seven errors, to take a 9-1 lead.
Eustace came right back in the bottom of the second to score six runs, helped by three Kemp errors, but trailed 9-7 going into a scoreless third inning.
The Bulldogs had problems with ’Jacket reliever Corey Watkins, who came on in the third for starter Jeff Gandera.
Gandera gave up all eight hits the Bulldogs collected, as Watkins allowed no hits in three innings of work and just two baserunners – one on a walk and one hit by a pitch.
In the meantime, the ’Jackets steadily banged out 12 hits against a quartet of Bulldog pitchers – starter Raymond Shutak and relievers Jacob Petillo, Brad Sawicki and Trevor Lane.
Every ’Jacket player got at least one hit in the contest, with three – Riley Lazard, Bradley Stewart and Corey Watkins – getting two hits. Stewart’s double was the only Kemp extra-base hit.
The ’Jackets pushed across one run in the top of the fourth to make it 10-7, and following a scoreless fifth inning, started pounding away again in the top of the sixth, scoring four runs to take a 14-7 lead.
At that point, however, the lightning that had been winking fitfully to the north and northeast started moving in, and the game was halted just minutes before a heavy downpour started.
Because the game was halted in the middle of an inning, the official score reverted back to what it was at the bottom of the fifth.





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