Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.4
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
60 degrees - bottom


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Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The visiting Crandall Lady Pirates used a five-run fourth inning to forge a 10-0 District 13-3A softball win over the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday.
Kemp was scheduled to host Kaufman Friday.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
The cutoff throw gets through as Crandall’s Ashley Good (11) crashes into Kemp Lady Yellowjacket shortstop Lindsey Wright at second base during the fourth inning of Crandall’s 10-0 District 13-3A win over hosting Kemp Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 27, the Lady ’Jackets will host the Mabank Lady Panthers in a 5 p.m. district contest, and Friday, March 30, Kemp will visit the Eustace Lady Bulldogs for a 5 p.m. game.
The Lady Pirates took advantage of six Kemp errors in Tuesday’s contest, and played error-free softball to notch the win.
Lindsey Wright led the Lady ’Jackets at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a single to left, while Keleigh Collinsworth went 1-for-2 with a line drive to right in the fourth inning.
Bre Griffin was also 1-for-2 with a single in the third inning.
Collinsworth took the loss for the Lady ’Jackets, allowing five hits and seven runs, while notching one strikeout and issuing four walks in four innings.
Wright came on in relief, allowing four hits, three runs and issuing one walk in two innings of work.

Mabank knocks off Eustace
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Mabank’s Lady Panthers improved to 2-0 in District 13-3A play Tuesday with a 13-5 win over the hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs.
Now 11-9 on the season, Mabank’s girls were scheduled to host Crandall Friday, while the Eustace girls were scheduled to host Ferris.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther catcher Erin Mason collects the pick-off throw, but Eustace Lady Bulldog Kayla Stacks has already dashed home for the second Eustace run during the third inning of Mabank’s 13-5 district win over hosting Eustace Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 27, Eustace will visit Kaufman for a 7 p.m. varsity game, while Mabank will visit Kemp for a 5 p.m. contest, weather permitting.
Friday, March 30, Mabank will host Ferris for a 7 p.m. game, while Eustace will host Kemp in a 5 p.m. contest.
At Eustace, the Lady Panthers opened up an 8-0 lead in the first three innings before the Lady Bulldogs rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the third.
Mabank extended its lead to 11-4 in the fourth inning and both teams added single runs in the fifth inning. Mabank closed out the scoring with a single run in the sixth.
The Lady Panthers took advantage of seven Lady Bulldog errors, and tapped Eustace pitcher Krystal Ross for 17 hits and eight earned runs.
Eustace got to Mabank starter Karlyn Bellows (who got the win) and reliever Brandie Lander for five hits, but the pair combined to strike out 11 Lady Bulldogs.
Eustace left seven runners on base, and Mabank left six runners stranded.
Morgan Beebe led the Lady Bulldogs with a single and a triple, while Shelby Knight had an RBI single.
Brittany Davis also had an RBI single, while Vanessa Maltos added a single for the Lady Bulldogs.
Brandie Lander led the Lady Panthers with two doubles and a triple, while Erin Mason added a triple and two singles.
Krista Jennings, Katie Cross and Laura Norwood (a double) each had three hits for the Lady Panthers.
March 16, the Lady Panthers opened district play at home with a 16-1 blowout of the visiting Kaufman Lady Lions.
Mabank’s girls pounded the Lady Lions for 16 hits, as Cross had two doubles, a single and three RBIs.
Ashley Hammack, Brandie Lander and Mason each had extra-base hits, as all 11 Lady Panthers who played scored.
Brandie Lander pitched the win for the Lady Panthers.

‘Outdoor Fools Day’ set March 31
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Shoot, paddle, eat, fish and more at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s “Outdoor Fool’s Day” event Saturday March 31.
Wear your fun clothes when you come to Outdoor Fools Day, and be prepared to get your hands on bows and arrows, kayaks, snakes and blue crabs, not to mention delectable goodies fresh from smoking Dutch ovens.
And oh, yes, be prepared to give and get hugs from Smokey the Bear.
Outdoor Fools Day will feature a variety of hands-on activities, displays and presentations. Highlights include:
• archery shooting at 3-D targets;
• a casting competition for kids ages 7-14, with the chance to advance to a national competition;
• a display of replicas of the biggest largemouth bass ever caught in Texas;
• demonstrations by sporting dogs (pointers and retrievers) and blood-trailing dogs;
• identifying and making animal tracks;
• learning about cosmic influences on wildlife;
• bear-proofing your campsite;
• kayaking on one of TFFC’s ponds;
• making a fire or grinding corn using Native American techniques;
• handling crabs and other saltwater creatures in a touch tank;
• fishing for trout and catfish in TFFC’s ponds; and
• birding along TFFC’s Wetlands Trail; and stopping the spread of nuisance aquatic vegetation.
In addition, visitors can attend presentations by a Caddo/Kiowa dancer and storyteller, see and learn about birds of prey and a variety of cold-blooded creatures, and even learn to fish for carp.
Outdoor Fools Day is an annual event designed to encourage family participation in outdoor recreation in East Texas.
Members of various divisions of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, conservation organizations and outdoor-related businesses will provide displays and hands-on activities that teach outdoor skills such as camp cooking, archery, kayaking and fishing.
For complete details on the event, visit
Outdoor Fools Day is sponsored by KKUS 104.1 FM; Bass Pro Shops in Garland and Grapevine; First State Bank, Tyler Street Branch; First State Bank of Brownsboro, Athens Branch; and REI/Dallas.
TFFC is located at 5550 Farm-to-Market 2495, just west of Athens.
Directions and other information are available at the web site address above, or by calling (903) 676-2277.

Upcoming Games


March 27
EHS vs Mabank*
KHS vs Crandall*

March 30
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

April 3
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*

April 6
EHS @ Ferris*
*District 13-3A game


March 27
EHS @ Kaufman*

March 30
MHS vs Ferris*

April 3
MHS @ Kaufman*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS vs Crandall*

April 5
KHS @ Crandall*
*District 13-3A game


April 3
District 13-3A first round
(Creekview – Crandall)

April 9
District 13-3A second round
(Cedar Creek CC – Kemp)


March 31
Cedar Creek Relays @ MHS