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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.03
Water Temperature:
63 degrees - top
degrees - bottom






  Dodson wins Big Bass tournament
Monitor Staff Reports
LOG CABIN–Ennis resident Gene Dodson won the top prize at the 25th annual KCKL/KLVQ Big Bass Tournament at Log Cabin City Park last weekend.
Tournament sponsors noted lots of participation this year, with more than 400 fish weighed in.
Dodson weighed in 9.72 pounds to win the first-place prize of a Triton VT17 bass rig with a Mercury outboard, trailer and accessories from North Texas Marine.
Forty places were paid in all, with five places going to the Ladies Division and 10 places paid in the youth division.
Second place went to Clifford Wiedman of Magnolia, who weighed in 8.02 pounds, while third place went to Brian Markgraf of Ferris with 7.82 pounds.
Gun Barrel City resident Mitchell Hulsey took fourth place with 7.82 pounds, followed by Chris Ivey of Athens (7.66), Carl McCord of Rowlett (7.64) and Tool resident Michael Hulsey (7.55).
Eighth place went to William Palmer of Arlington (7.47), followed by Scurry resident Cebo Smith (7.45) and Shawn McCullough (7.32).
Mabank resident Michele Richardson won the ladies division with 4.35 pounds.
Malakoff resident Meg Hughes took second with 3.59 pounds, and Mabank’s Sharee Anglin was third with 3.46 pounds.
Eustace resident Austin Megallon took first place in the youth division with 4.85 pounds.
Mabank’s Tucker McCullough was second with 4.39 pounds and Cody Easley of Canton was third with 4.24 pounds.
They were followed by Christopher Gallepego of Royse City (4.11), Jonathan Crocker of Trinidad (3.58), Joanna Tapley of Corsicana (3.14) and Kenney Regal of Kemp (3.10).
Also, Hunter Morgan of Italy (2.91), Cruz Lopez of Waxahachie (2.79) and Devon Lopez of Waxahachie (2.70).

Mabank nips ’Jackets, 1-0
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Mabank Panther senior first baseman Brandon Carrico drove in the only run of the evening with a single to deep right center Tuesday, as the visiting Panthers upset the favored Kemp Yellowjackets, 1-0.
Mabank’s win against last year’s district champions scrambled the District 13-3A playoff race and set up a key contest Friday when Eustace was scheduled to host Kemp, weather permitting. Mabank was scheduled to host Kaufman Friday in another game that might have playoff implications.
The ’Jackets are scheduled to host Crandall for Senior Night Monday, April 7, while the Panthers are scheduled to host Eustace Tuesday, April 8, since the Panthers played at Eustace in the first round, due to wet grounds in Mabank.
Friday, April 11, the Panthers are scheduled to host Ferris, while the ’Jackets are scheduled to visit Kaufman (who won the first-round game 3-1) for what looks to be another crucial game for both teams.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp’s Kevin Betz (right) misses for the final strikeout in Mabank’s 1-0 District 13-3A baseball win over hosting Kemp Tuesday. Also pictured is Mabank catcher Davis Kiker.

District varsity contests are set for 6:30 p.m. each evening.
Tuesday’s contest on Kemp’s sparkling new diamond proved to be a pitcher’s duel, as Kemp’s Nick Sallings and Mabank’s Chancz Sullivan combined to strike out 25 of the 50 batters they faced.
Sullivan racked up 10 strikeouts and issued three walks while allowing two hits in six innings of work.
Sallings went the distance for the ’Jackets, allowing four hits and one walk while notching 15 strikeouts.
Both pitchers got out of jams in the second inning, as each had runners on third before notching strikeouts.
In the top of the sixth inning, Mabank’s Kolton Browning got a single, took second on a passed ball, and advanced to third.
Carrico nailed a full-count pitch to deep right center, which brought in Browning.
Sallings posted a strikeout and a routine ground out to end the inning, but the Panthers had a lead in a game where neither team was able to put up much in the way of offense.
In the bottom of the sixth, Sullivan allowed Sallings to get aboard, but the Kemp pitcher was stranded on a fielder’s choice.
Sallings set the Panthers down one-two-three in the top of the seventh to set up the nail-biting finish.
Browning took the mound for the Panthers, and got leadoff man Jeremy Bush to tap into a routine grounder.
Browning walked the next ’Jacket batter, Dudley Chambers, who promptly took second and third base on passed balls.
With the tying run at third, Browning struck out the next two batters, Cody Kuehn and Kevin Betz, to end the game.
“We couldn’t get relaxed at the plate. Give Mabank credit, they came in and played a good game,” Kemp coach Cody Ross said later.
“It’s tough when you get a great performance on the mound like we did, and not get a win,” Ross added. “Our kids are tough, and there’s a lot of baseball left. We’ll bounce back.”

Schumachers, Mashburns win Guys and Gals
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The team of Donna and Kurt Schumacher and Deborah and James Mashburn won the Guys and Gals Tournament at the Cedar Creek Country Club March 29.
The Schumachers and Mashburns posted the tournament’s low gross score, 63. Their net score was 52.9.
Faye and Beau Champagne, along with Loleta and Clarence Hill, posted the tournament’s low net score, 50.2, with a gross of 66.
Linda Day and Jared Elzner, along with Kathy and Rod Hunt, posted the second low gross score of 65, along with a net score of 55.6.
Second low net score went to Shirley and Ray Brown, and Sherry and Al Farley, who posted a net score of 53.6 and a gross score of 73.
The team of Marianna and David Ziegler and Helen and Stu Fowler posted the third low gross score, 69, with a net score of 58.9.
Shirley and Mike Clement, along with Kristina and Jimmy Hill, posted the third low net score of 55.4, with a gross score of 71.
Other teams participating included:
• Janice and Bob Lamoureaux and Shirley Pinkham and Buddy Hibbs, net 56, gross 72.
• Nancy and Marshall Barton and Louise Powers and Ron Jones, net 55.9, gross 71.
• Jolyne McGregor and Lewis Armstrong and Helen and James McDonald, net 58.2, gross 72.

Upcoming games


April 4
MHS vs Kaufman*

April 7
KHS vs Crandall*

April 8

April 11
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

April 15
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*


April 7
KHS vs Kaufman*

April 8
MHS vs Crandall*
EHS @ Ferris*

April 11
EHS @ Kaufman*

April 15
MHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

April 7-8
District 13-3A meet
(Eustace High School)

April 18
Regional qualifiers meet
(Eustace High School)

April 12
Fun Sail 11-2

April 26
Race Day

*District contest


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