Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.33
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
56 degrees - bottom


Breaking up the double-play
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank’s Katie Cross (right) crashes into Seagoville Lady Dragon second baseman Laura Lefler, breaking up a potential double play, during the fifth inning of their non-district softball game March 8. No interference was called on the play, bringing a protest from Seagoville. Results of the game were not reported by presstime.








EHS baseball against Rains
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace High School baseball runner Lucas Cope slides into home on a passed ball to tie the score at 4–4, bottom of the third inning in a game against the Rains Wildcats, Tuesday, March 6.


Yacht Club readies first race

Courtesy PhotoCedar Creek Yacht Club
Back view of a 2006 race with yachts down wind with billowed sails.

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Perhaps you didn’t know there are regularly scheduled yacht races on Cedar Creek Lake.
Those on the water on any second and fourth Saturday from March to October have seen the tall masts fighting for position to catch the wind.
The Cedar Creek Yacht Club runs its first race at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24.
“We run two races and sometimes three, depending on the wind,” committee boat captain Ed Ebel told The Monitor.
Each race lasts about an hour, again depending on the wind, with the second and third races following. Each race is conducted for a different class of sailor, beginning, intermediate and advanced.
Participants in the first race will meet on the lake, since Don’s Port is closed. Final instructions will be given at 9:30 a.m. and club members keep in contact with each other, especially about the after race socials by e-mail and through the website at
The course is laid out to take about an hour, Ebel said.
The best place to watch the battle of the sails on the water is to look for the committee boat – a pontoon boat with a red flag, just past Don’s Port. It will be stationed at the start and finish line.
“Unfortunately, you really can’t see the race from the shoreline,” Ebel said.
The Cedar Creek Yacht Club is composed of about 70 members equally divided among the three classes of sailors. “As racing skills improve, sailors move up into the next class,” Ebel said.
The club also hosts fun sails on the second Saturdays of the month usually starting at 11 a.m.
Interested sailors and racers may call Ebel for more information at (903) 451-3318 or club commodore Steve Garwacki at (903) 451-3342.

Upcoming Games


March 23
EHS vs Kemp*
MHS vs Kaufman*

March 27
EHS vs Mabank*
KHS vs Crandall*


March 20
MHS vs Eustace*
KHS vs Crandall*

March 23
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS @ Ferris*



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



March 20
KHS girls @ Creekview

March 23-24
KHS boys @ Sherrill Park


March 23
MHS boys @ Crandall
EHS boys @ Crandall
EHS girls @ Crandall

March 31
Cedar Creek Relays @ MHS