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 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


Mabank boys third, Eustace boys fourth at Crandall
Monitor Staff Reports
CRANDALL–Mabank took third place and Eustace fourth place at the annual Pirate Coca-Cola Relays at Crandall High School Saturday.
Wills Point won the varsity boys title with 121 points, followed by Seagoville with 93.
Mabank was a close third with 92.5 points, followed by Eustace with 77 points.
Hosting Crandall finished fifth with 72.5 points, followed by Kaufman (66.5), Canton (64), Ferris (22.5) and Kemp (16).
Varsity boys results are listed below.
Shot put – 1. Milton, Canton (48-1), 2. Brewer, Kaufman (44-9¼), 3. Ray, Crandall (43-4¼), 4. Maple, Eustace (42-10¼), 5. Burns, Ferris (41-2½), 6. Carrico, Mabank (40-3½).
Discus – 1. Glidden, Wills Point (138-0), 2. Brent, Kaufman (131-9), 3. Lewis, Ferris (122-9), 4. Milton, Canton (119-0), 5. Maple, Eustace (114-9), 6. Heskew, Canton (113-8).
High jump – 1. Keeling, Eustace (6-2), 2. Weaver, Wills Point (6-2), 3. Brady, Mabank (6-0), 4. Morgan, Wills Point (5-10), 5. Herndon, Kaufman (5-8), 6. Shook, Crandall (5-8).
Long jump – 1. Brady, Mabank (19-9½), 2. Wells, Kaufman (19-7½), 3. Weaver, Wills Point (19-2), 4. Price, Seagoville (18-11), 5. Evans, Seagoville (18-9¾), 6. Burk, Mabank (18-4¾).
Triple jump – 1. Weaver, Wills Point (45-4), 2. Burk, Mabank (42-5), 3. Cunnigan, Wills Point (40-10), 4. Morgan, Wills Point (40-7), 5. Johnson, Canton (40-6), 6. Miles, Kaufman (38-3½).
Pole vault – 1. Co. Henderson, Wills Point (12-6), 2. Eads, Eustace (12-0), 3. Lewis, Ferris (11-6), 4. Cy. Henderson, Wills Point (11-6), 5. Erickson, Ferris (10-0).
3200 run – 1. Altman, Kaufman (10:17.67), 2. Morris, Wills Point (10:25.91), 3. Lee, Eustace (10:54.26), 4. White, Wills Point (10:55.54), 5. Wilson, Wills Point (10:55.58), 6. Fike, Mabank (10:55.59).
4x100 relay – 1. Mabank (44.00), 2. Canton (44.21), 3. Seagoville (44.83), 4. Kemp (45.67), 5. Kaufman (45.75), 6. Eustace (45.80).
800 run – 1. Nixon, Eustace (2:01.49), 2. Spencer, Wills Point (2:03.24), 3. Owara, Wills Point (2:06.07), 4. Boyle, Mabank (2:08.59), 5. Batres, Kaufman (2:12.49), 6. Alexander, Ferris (2:12.80).
110 hurdles – 1. Price, Seagoville (14.95), 2. Kvapil, Crandall (15.33), 3. Farmer, Kemp (16.34), 4. Booth, Seagoville (16.49), 5. Selman, Ferris (17.35), 6. Hardwick, Crandall (17.95).
100 dash – 1. Buker, Canton (10.68), 2. Qualls, Wills Point (11.33), 3. Buek, Mabank (11.37), 4. Hopkins, Ferris (11.53), 5. Lane, Kemp (11.59), 6. Parker, Seagoville (11.72).
400 dash – 1. Aaron, Crandall (50.37), 2. Bruce, Crandall (53.93), 3. Richard, Ferris (54.69), 4. Bangston, Canton (54.89), 5. Castlow, Mabank (55.44), 6. Franklin, Canton (56.53).
300 hurdles – 1. Deckard, Seagoville (39.29), 2. Price, Seagoville (40.43), 3. Kvapil, Crandall (40.76), 4. Booth, Seagoville (41.75), 5. Batres, Kaufman (43.99), 6. Maddox, Kaufman (44.09).
200 dash – 1. Buker, Canton (22.17), 2. Aaron, Crandall (22.19), 3. Brady, Mabank (22.63), 4. Evans, Seagoville (22.99), 5. Smith, Seagoville (23.60), 6. Cannon, Eustace (23.84).
1600 run – 1. Nixon, Eustace (4:41.83), 2. Boyle, Mabank (4:45.77), 3. Morris, Wills Point (4:46.18), 4. Olevara, Wills Point (4:46.29), 5. Altman, Kaufman (4:48.04), 6. Wilson, Wills Point (5:02.26).
4x400 relay – 1. Seagoville (3:32.96), 2. Eustace (3:33.83), 3. Crandall (3:35.67), 4. Wills Point (3:38.28), 5. Canton (3:41.16), 6. Kaufman (3:44.97).
4x200 relay – 1. Mabank (1:34.03), 2. Kaufman (1:34.29), 3. Seagoville (1:34.61), 4. Eustace (1:35.66), 5. Wills Point (1:36.49), 6. Canton (1:37.42).

’Jackets bop Bulldogs, 10-1
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Having forced out Kemp’s Bret Kennedy (2) at second, Eustace Bulldog shortstop Chris Compton fires toward first to complete a double play, ending the top of the fourth inning. Kemp defeated Eustace 10-1 Friday in the District 13-3A baseball opener for both squads.

Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Kemp’s Yellowjackets blew open a tight game with five runs in the final two innings to hand the hosting Eustace Bulldogs a 10-1 defeat Friday in the District 13-3A baseball opener for both teams.
Kemp was scheduled to host Crandall Tuesday, while Eustace was scheduled to host Mabank.
Friday, March 30, the Bulldogs will visit Crandall for a 6 p.m. contest, while the ’Jackets travel to Kaufman for a 6:30 p.m. game.
Next Tuesday, April 3, Kemp will visit Ferris for a 6:30 p.m. game, while Eustace will host Kaufman in a 6 p.m. contest.
At Eustace, the visiting ’Jackets opened a 2-0 lead in the first inning, tagging Eustace starter Lucas Cope for two singles and taking advantage of three Bulldog errors (they had seven in the game).
Kemp’s Dalton Fugitt went the distance for the ’Jackets, scattering seven hits, but gave up only one earned run and one walk, and notched 13 strikeouts along the way.
Cope allowed nine hits and five earned runs, while issuing two walks and notching three strikeouts.
After a scoreless second inning, the ’Jackets scored three runs in the top of the third inning, with Leif Skierski reaching on a Bulldog error.
Cope hit the next Kemp batter, Matt Carr, and Nick Sallings singled in Skierski.
Fugitt singled in Carr, but was forced out at second, and Mikie Scruggs reached base on a fielder’s choice that scored Sallings.
The fourth inning proved to be a strong one for the Bulldogs, as they turned a double play to knock out the ’Jackets and scored their only run in the bottom of the fourth to close the score to 5-1.
Cope opened with a double and took third on a wild pitch.
After Ryan Compton struck out, Chris Compton singled in Cope, only to be stranded when Fugitt struck out Cameron Coffey and Nick Shutak.
Neither team threatened in the fifth inning, but the ’Jackets scored three runs in the top of the sixth on four hits, including a leadoff double by Justin Gordan, and singles by Bret Kennedy, Carr and Fugitt, along with fielder’s choice hits from Skierski and Sallings.
Cope was relieved by Chris Compton, who didn’t give up a hit, but allowed two walks. Both runners (Josh Carr and Gordan) scored, one on a sacrifice fly by Kennedy.
Eustace threatened in the bottom of the seventh when Shutak was hit by a pitch and Ryan Gassman singled, but Gassman was forced out at second.
Following a strikeout, Aaron Coffey reached first base on a fielder’s choice, but both he and Shutak were stranded when Fugitt got Josh Watson to ground out, ending the game.
Aaron Coffey led the Bulldogs, going 2-for-4 at the plate, while Cope went 1-for-2 and Chris Compton went 2-for-3.
Matt Carr led the ’Jackets, going 2-for-3, while Fugitt and Sallings both went 2-for-4.

Mabank blanks Kaufman, 8-0
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Panther sophomore pitcher Kolton Browning (center) steps on first to force out Kaufman Lion Will Johnson (left), as Panther first baseman David Taylor (who fielded the ball and tossed it to Browning for the force) looks on during Mabank’s 8-0 district-opening victory over the visiting Lions Friday.

Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Riding a one-hit performance from sophomore Kolton Browning, Mabank’s Panthers blasted the visiting Kaufman Lions 8-0 in the District 13-3A baseball opener Friday.
The Panthers were scheduled to visit Eustace Tuesday before returning home to host Ferris at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, weather permitting.
Next Tuesday, April 3, the Panthers are scheduled to visit Crandall before returning home to host Kemp Friday, April 6.
Against Kaufman, the Panthers broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the second inning with two runs, and made it 4-0 with two runs in the bottom of the third.
Following a scoreless fourth inning, the Panthers added two more runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to close out the scoring.
In going the distance for the Panthers, Browning allowed just one hit and issued seven walks while racking up 13 strikeouts.
Mark Groom led the Panthers at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and scoring twice, while Browning went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
Chris Trejo had a two-RBI single, and Garrett Hill, R.P. Smith and Alan Ott all had RBIs as the Panthers notched seven hits against the Lions.

Ozarka boosts EASA program
Courtesy Photo
Eustace All Sports Association commissioner Casey Herring (left) shakes hands with Ozarka Plant Manager Bill King following the donation of 20 new football helmets and 1,700 bottles of water to the EASA program.

Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–Ozarka Natural Spring Water donated 1,700 bottles of water and purchased 20 new custom football helmets for the Eustace All Sports Association (EASA) to help their growing football program.
Ozarka presented the 20 football helmets to EASA Football Commissioner Casey Herring at the annual EASA basketball banquet March 24.
EASA is a non-profit organization providing sports activities for kids in grades K-6. Annually, EASA offers football, cheerleading, basketball and baseball/softball for youth girls and boys in Eustace who live within the Eustace Independent School District.
“Team sports are an important part of building self-confidence and self-esteem in kids,” said EASA Football Commissioner Casey Herring. “As an organization, we try to provide sponsorships for kids who can’t afford to play, and we try to provide equipment for these children as well. Unfortunately, we can’t sponsor as many as we would like.
“We are very grateful to Ozarka for recognizing the importance of our organization and stepping up to help these kids in need,” Herring added. “These helmets will make a huge difference to our kids and our teams here in Eustace.”
Ozarka has been a corporate neighbor in Eustace for more than 10 years.
The company annually provides water and sponsorships for local charities and businesses and, since 2002, has offered a $2,500 academic scholarship annually to one graduating Eustace High School senior.
“This is a special day for all of us at Ozarka,” said Ozarka Plant Manager Bill King. “I grew up in East Texas and played football here – it was an important part of my life and something I’m proud to have been a part of.
“A lot of life lessons are learned out on a football field, and Ozarka is very happy to support EASA’s coaches and kids,” King added.
More information about Ozarka and EASA can be found on their Web sites: and

Upcoming Games


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 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