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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.00
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  Kemp blasts Bulldogs, 8-1
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–In a game that was much closer than the score indicated, the Kemp Yellowjackets grabbed sole possession of second place with an 8-1 win over the hosting Eustace Bulldogs.
Now 5-2 in District 13-3A play, the ’Jackets were scheduled to host Crandall Monday, while the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Mabank. Both games were moved from Tuesday to Monday, due to the ongoing district track and tennis meets.
Friday, April 11, the Bulldogs are scheduled to visit Crandall, while the ’Jackets are scheduled to visit Kaufman, weather permitting.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Bulldog second baseman Josh Watson (7) leaps over Kemp’s Bryan Fivecoat after forcing Fivecoat out at second to complete a double play. Bulldog shortstop Chris Cameron (center) started the double play by catching a line drive, and the defensive gem ended the top of the second inning in Kemp’s 8-1 win over hosting Eustace Friday.

Next Tuesday, April 15, Kemp will travel to Ferris, while Eustace will host Kaufman. District varsity contests are set for 6:30 p.m. each evening.
In Eustace Friday, the ’Jackets got a strong pitching performance from Mikie Scruggs, who game up five hits (Kemp books said four), notched 11 strikeouts and allowed one unearned run in going the distance.
Cameron Coffey took the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing six hits. Eustace committed two errors, while Kemp committed one.
Scruggs also led the ’Jackets at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and home run.
Matt Carr, following up Scruggs in the batting order, had an excellent evening at the plate as well, going 3-for-3 with a double and home run.
Eustace’s Braden Strickland had a double to lead the Bulldog bats.
“I thought our team came out and played very well in an important district ball game,” Kemp coach Cody Ross said later. “We talked earlier in the week about being more selective at the plate and changing out approach and it paid off Friday night.
“We had two setbacks in the first round, but we are poised for a run here in the second half of district,” Ross added. “I have confidence in our ability, and we know what we need to do to accomplish our goals.”

Xtreme falls to Wranglers
Monitor Staff Reports
BROWNSBORO–The Athens-based Texas Xtreme semi-professional football team hosted the now 5-1 Texas Wranglers Saturday night at Brownsboro High School Stadium, and were defeated 20-14.
Missing five offensive and four defensive starters, Xtreme coaches Gary Craig and Larry Anding were pleased at the team’s performance, despite having only 24 players in uniform.
Multiple National All-American running back, six-time league All Star and head coach Brandon Thompson once again assumed the quarterback position, as Ahmed Brown missed his second consecutive game due to a previous injury.
Thompson completed 8-of-15 passes for 71 yards, with two interceptions. Thompson was also the Xtreme’s leading rusher, with 36 yards on five carries.
Defensive back Demarcus Delaney played his first game at wide receiver, as both starting wide receivers were unavailable, and added 54 receiving yards on six catches.
Coach Anding said the offense simply just did not have enough key players available to be successful.
With National All American center Jerry Martin unavailable after leaving last week’s game in the second quarter due to an injury, and backup center Mike Zambrano unavailable for the game, 43-year-old reserve wide receiver and special teams coach Mike Spencer assumed the center position, and also saw playing time on defense.
Offensive standouts were Eric Williams, Ben Swain, Chris Ross and James Melton.
Coach Craig was pleased with the overall defensive performance, as the Wranglers started nine drives in Xtreme territory. Craig noted the defensive secondary has been this season’s weak link, due to injuries and unavailable players.
Despite all of that, the Xtreme defense scored the team’s only touchdowns.
Allen Beasley scored on a 53-yard fumble return, but the PAT failed.
Linebacker Jimmy Roberts, playing his first game in 2 ½ seasons, scored the game’s second touchdown after taking the ball out of the Wranglers quarterback’s hands and returning it 37 yards.
Thompson completed a pass to Eric Williams for the two-point conversion. Williams also found playing time defensively.
Roberts also assumed the punting duties, defended two passes, added four solo tackles, five assisted tackles, and recovered a fumble.
Other defensive standouts were Amos Berryman, Montez Wade, Lonterio Osborn (with three sacks totaling 53 yards in losses, five tackles and one pass defended), Jason Anding (two sacks, four tackles and two passes defended), Billy Small (one sack, five tackles and one pass defended), and National All-American defensive end Kerry Yarbrough (four tackles and one fumble recovery before leaving the game in the third quarter due to an injury).
Anding and Craig said they feel the team will improve, as several starters will be available for the next game, and players will be added to the roster from the reserve squad.
The Xtreme will travel to Greenville Saturday, April 12, to take on the host Greenville Oilers.

Mabank boys win 13-3A golf title
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank High School’s Panther boys- golf team won the District 13-3A championship last week.
Mabank’s boys posted a team score of 693 in the two-day tournament March 31-April 1, leading second-place Crandall by 23 strokes.
Kemp’s boys took third place with a 719, or three strokes behind Crandall.
Mabank senior Chris Harper led the Panthers with rounds of 81 and 79 for a second-place total of 160.
Junior Jason Delong took third place overall, shooting rounds of 84 and 84 for a tournament score of 168.
Mabank’s boys and girls (see related story, page 2B) will play at the Region II tournament Monday and Tuesday, April 21-22, at the Tanglewood Golf Course in Pottsboro.

Upcoming games


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

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

April 18
EHS @ Ferris*
(end regular season)


April 11
EHS @ Kaufman*

April 15
MHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

April 18
Regional qualifiers meet
(Eustace High School)

April 12
Fun Sail 11-2

April 26
Race Day

*District contest


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