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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.69
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  Youth football, cheer signups set
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Trinity Valley Youth Sports Association is accepting registrations for participants in football cheer and drill for ages 5-12.
Kemp signups were scheduled to open from 2-5 p.m. Saturday during the Kemp Spring Festival at the city park.
The Kemp Dairy Queen will host signups from 6-8 p.m. three Fridays, April 3, 10 and 17.
Signups are also scheduled three Saturdays next to the Sutton Vegetable Stand on U.S. Highway 175, April 25, May 2 and May 16. Times have not yet been set.
For more information, contact Kemp cheer/drill commissioner Chasity Thompson at (903) 286-8127, or football commissioner Matt Dedie at (903) 286-1185 or (903) 286-1168.

Kemp runners set records at Van
Monitor Staff Reports
VAN–A small Kemp High School contingent did well at the annual Al Rholes Relays in Van Saturday, scoring 24 points and setting some new school records.
Sophomore Michelle Ritterbach set a new school record with her time in the 400 meter run, where she finished sixth overall.
The boys 400 meter relay team – Landon Roberts, Lance Roberts, Wesley Kerr and Korey Henderson – finished fourth and also set a new school record.
Kerr also took third place in the long jump with a leap of 20-3¾.
Jeremy Quick took second in the 110 high hurdles, clocking 16 seconds even.
Kimmie Gorka took fifth place in the 200 meter dash, while Meagan Lacy finished sixth in the 100 meter hurdles.
Kemp’s 400 meter girls relay team – Amanda Lawrence, Gorka, Ritterbach and Lacy – finished sixth overall.


Xtreme dominates Warriors, 47-0
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–The Texas Xtreme semi-professional football team crushed the visiting Texarkana Warriors 47-0 Saturday night at Bruce Field in Athens, as they dominated every phase of the game.
Xtreme coaches Larry Anding and Gary Craig were once again pleased with the overall performance of their team.
Offensively, the Xtreme were without the services of running backs Jamon Edwards, Karlicarius Beechum and seven-time All-Star lineman Jerry Martin.
Quarterback Marcus Bowman completed 8-of-18 passes for 161 yards, and gained 62 rushing yards on seven carries, including touchdown runs of 21 and 12 yards.
Brandon Thompson added 61 yards on eight carries, Charles Franklin chipped in 26 yards on five carries and linebacker Lonterio Osborn contributed 18 yards on three attempts.
Zack Guillory led all receivers with 114 yards on four catches and Angel Nave connected on field goals of 28 and 38 yards.
Other offensive standouts were Adrian Gonzalez, Lemarcus Means, Victor Moore and two-way performer Flim Kindle. Moore was making his first appearance since the 2007 season.
In addition to Nave’s field goals, the Xtreme kick return team scored when cornerback Reggie Calhoun returned a Warriors punt for 80 yards and a touchdown.
The other cornerback, Nico Adams, also contributed a 43-yard punt return.
The Xtreme defense dominated the Warriors offense, limiting the visitors to 46 total yards.
Texarkana completed just one of 11 passes for 11 yards while suffering three interceptions, and gained 35 rushing yards on 23 carries.
Kerry Yarbrough recorded two sacks and scored one touchdown, Rondacious Floyd had one sack and scored a touchdown and Brandon Lyons returned one interception 63 yards for a touchdown.
Lonterio Osborn had two sacks and a fumble recovery, Lance Powell also had two sacks.
Jason Anding had one sack and an interception, Adams also had an interception, bringing his season total to seven interceptions.
Other defensive standouts were Clifton Wimbush and Cedric Kiser.
Xtreme sack leader John Litchfiled was unavailable, due to a broken rib received in the previous game.
The Xtreme will travel to Shreveport, La., Saturday, March 28, for the first of four consecutive road games.


Upcoming games


March 30
MHS girls @ Ennis

April 1
MHS boys @ Forney
KHS @ Forney


April 2
Al Williams Relays


March 31
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

April 3
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS @ Canton*
EHS @ Van*
*district contest


March 31
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

April 1
MHS bye*

April 3
KHS vs Canton*
EHS @ Van*
*district contest

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