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March 27, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.30
Water Temperature:
67 degrees - top
64 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.

HSCCL tourney
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is sponsoring a fundraising golf tournament Saturday, April 9, at the Indian Oaks Golf Course near Kemp.
Entry for the four-man-scramble tournament is $65 per player, which includes lunch. Pre-tournament registration deadline is Saturday, April 2. Sign-in opens at 1 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. shotgun start.
For more information, contact Connie Russell at (903) 880-7308, or Joni Walker at (214) 543-2250. E-mail to or fax entry forms to (903) 432-4831.

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.

MLLFA signups
Mabank Little League Football Association football and cheer/drill signups are scheduled from 6-7 p.m. at the DAEP (Old Central) gym the first week of April.
April 4-Midget
(1st & 2nd grade)
April 5-PeeWee
(3rd & 4th grade)
April 7-Little League
(5th & 6th grade)
There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up. For more information, contact Todd Brown at (903) 603-0529, or Taylor Rainey at (903) 880-7873, or check the website


Upcoming Events


March 29
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS vs North Forney*
EHS @ Palmer*

April 1
MHS @ North Forney*
KHS @ Kaufman*
(*district contest)


March 28
MHS @ EHS tourney
KHS @ EHS tourney
EHS hosts tournament
(Pinnacle Club)


March 29
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS vs North Forney*
EHS vs Mildred*

April 1
MHS @ North Forney*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS vs Blooming Grove*
(*district contest)


March 31
Al Williamson Relays

Purtis Creek State Park

April 9
Nature Hike
(5 p.m.)



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Sports Highlights

Pirates keelhaul ’Jackets
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The visiting Crandall Pirates scored at least once in every inning to run-rule the hosting Kemp Yellowjackets, 10-0, Tuesday evening.
The loss dropped the ’Jackets to 7-10 on the year and 0-2 in District 13-3A baseball play, while the Pirates improved to 12-6 and 2-0 in loop action.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Third time's the charm – on a third pick-off attempt, Crandall Pirate first baseman Ricky Lopez (left) is successful in tagging Kemp Yellowjacket Blake Watkins (7) before he can get back to the bag during the third inning of Kemp's 10-0 District 13-3A baseball loss to the visiting Pirates Tuesday.

Kemp faced a crucial first-round matchup with hosting Mabank Friday night. Mabank improved to 5-9 on the season and 1-1 in district play by beating Ferris 5-2 Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 29, Kemp returns home to face the North Forney Falcons, and then Friday, April 1, the ’Jackets wind up the first round of district on the road against the Kaufman Lions.
Crandall notched 10 hits and took advantage of six Kemp errors, while the Kemp bats were absolutely silent – the ’Jackets finished with no hits.
The Pirates pushed across one run in the first inning, then exploded for four runs in the second and two more in the third to take a commanding 7-0 lead.
Crandall added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to clinch the abbreviated contest.
Kemp senior Cody Benavidez started and took the loss, allowing eight hits and six earned runs, while issuing just one walk and notching two strikeouts.
Trevor King pitched the sixth inning, allowing one hit and one run, hitting two batters and issuing one walk.

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’Dogs shut out Tigers
Monitor Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Behind a dominating performance by senior Braden Strickland, the Eustace Bulldogs won their third straight contest, knocking off the hosting Malakoff Tigers 5-0 Tuesday in the District 13-2A opener for both squads.
Now 12-5 on the season and 1-0 in district play, the Bulldogs were scheduled to host Sunnyvale (12-4, 1-0) Friday night.
Tuesday, March 29, the Bulldogs will visit the Palmer Bulldogs and then host Dallas Life Red Oak Friday, April 1.
At Malakoff Tuesday, Strickland, an LSU signee, allowed the Tigers just two hits and notched 15 strikeouts in the complete-game shutout.
Strickland allowed two walks and hit one batter, throwing just 103 pitches against 26 batters, and also added two RBIs at the plate.
Logan Craft and Matthew Bullock had the only two Malakoff hits, as the Tigers went 2-for-23 against Strickland.
Bulldog senior Jacob Petillo went 2-for-3 and also notched two RBIs, scoring once.
Tiger starter Kash Armstrong took the loss, allowing six Bulldog hits and three earned runs, as Malakoff committed three errors.
Armstrong had 11 strikeouts and issued four walks in six innings of work. Jacob Teague relieved Armstrong in the seventh and allowed no hits, but issued two walks.
The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning and added a third run in the third, before scoring two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Eustace girls nip Teague, 15-14
Monitor Staff Reports
TEAGUE–In a wild slugfest, the Eustace Lady Bulldogs grabbed a share of the district lead by nipping the hosting Teague Lady Lions 15-14 Tuesday evening.
Now 2-0 in District 13-2A softball play, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host the Buffalo Lady Bison Friday evening.
Tuesday, March 29, the Eustace girls travel to Mildred before winding up the first round of district play at home against Blooming Grove Friday, April 1.
Three of the Lady Bulldogs’ five second-round games are at home.
Tuesday’s squeaker marked the seventh victory of the season for Lady Bulldog pitcher Kaitlin Bebe.
Sophomore Kacie Richards led the Lady Bulldogs at the plate, going 5-for-5 with a home run, while classmate Bethany Strickland also went 5-for-5 with six RBIs.












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