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April 10
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.08
Water Temperature:
65 degrees - top
63 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Christian Cheer golf
The Christian Cheer Company is hosting its inaugural golf tournament Saturday, April 23, at Kings Creek Country Club.
Entry is $200 per team or $55 per individual, with $200 cash prize going to the winning team. Entry covers 18 holes of golf, cart and a barbecue lunch.
For more information, contact Jerri Cheek at (903) 887-3835, or email

AL golf tournament
Sons of the American Legion will host a golf tournament benefiting the Mabank Special Olympics Thursday, April 14, at the Indian Oaks Golf Course.
Entry fee is $45 per player, which includes cart. Sign-in opens at 8 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. start. Cash prizes to first and second place, with longest drive, closest to pin prizes and five Mulligans available.
Sign up at American Legion Post 310 in GBC, or day of tournament. For more information, contact Benny Thomas at (903) 340-5466, or call the Post at (903) 887-3532.

Realtors golf tournament
The Henderson County chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors is hosting a golf tournament Monday, May 9, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Entry fee is $60 per person, if paid before May 5 ($65 at the door), which includes cart and 11:30 a.m. lunch, followed by 1 p.m. start. Door prizes, silent auction, team prizes and hole-in-one prize are planned.
For information, contact Shirley Salmon at (214) 695-0664 or, or Sue Hosack at (903) 887-7055 or

Masons golf tournament
Masonic Lodge No. 726 of Kaufman is sponsoring its annual fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, April 16, with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. at the Indian Oaks Golf Club.
Entry fee for the four-man-scramble event is $180 per four-man team, with $900 in cash going to winning teams. For more information, call Tommy Akins at (972) 452-3181.

Upcoming Events


April 11
EHS @ Sunnyvale*

April 12
(*district contest)


April 18-19
Regional meet
(Tanglewood CC)


April 12
EHS @ Buffalo*
(*district contest)


April 11-13
13-2A district meet
(@ Eustace)

April 13-14
13-3A district meet
(@ Crandall)

Purtis Creek State Park

April 10
Canoe tour
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Sports Highlights

EHS girls drop 3rd straight
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–In a game that started more than two hours late, the visiting Leon Lady Cougars used a strong start to hold off a comeback by the Eustace Lady Bulldogs and win 9-7 Tuesday night.
Now 2-4 in District 13-2A softball play, the Lady Bulldogs are still battling for the district’s third-place playoff spot with Teague and Blooming Grove, and they were scheduled to host Teague Friday night.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog catcher Bethany Strickland (left) whirls to tag out Leon Lady Cougar Sharon Coulter as she slides into home plate during the second inning of their District 13-2A softball contest in Eustace Tuesday. In the bottom of the inning, Strickland hit a three-RBI inside-the-park home run to pull the Lady Bulldogs close at 5-3.

Tuesday, April 12, the Lady Bulldogs will visit the Buffalo Lady Bison, and Friday, April 15, they will host the Mildred Lady Eagles for “senior night” before winding up the second round of district and the regular season on the road against Blooming Grove Tuesday, April 19.
Although scheduled to start at 6 p.m., Tuesday’s contest didn’t actually begin until 8:20 p.m., about five minutes after the officials arrived.
The Lady Cougars weathered the delay better, as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings before the Lady Bulldogs started rallying, helped by a three-RBI inside-the-park home run by catcher Bethany Strickland.
From that point, the teams traded roundhouse blows through the seventh inning.
It was the third straight loss for Eustace, following 16-0 losses to lead-leading Mildred (March 29) and Blooming Grove (April 1).


Allen wins at Lake Livingston
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Now that basketball season is over, Mabank High School varsity boys coach Mark Allen can concentrate on his other career, fishing.
Allen caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces, to claim the Bass Fishing League’s Cowboy Division and $5,296 in cash at a BFL tournament on Lake Livingston April 2.
According to the website, Allen was pitching Ouzo Baits soft plastics in Kickapoo Creek to catch his limit.
He concentrated on two areas he found during practice, catching fish in one to three feet of water.
Allen used three different baits – Rip Tall Minnow, Texas rigged Gobys and Texas rigged Bayou Bugs, in both root beer and chartreuse colors.
Second place went to Eddie Ellisor of Coldspring, whose stringer weighed 16 pounds, eight ounces. Nathan Stroup of Willis took third place with a stringer weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces.
The next BFL Cowboy Division tournament is scheduled for June 4 on the Red River near Natchitoches, La.

Wulf Sports Athens hosts Spring Outdoor Classic
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Wulf Outdoor Sports, the premium outdoor retailer for hunting, fishing, archery and firearms, is hosting their sixth annual Spring Outdoor Classic, now underway through Sunday, April 17, at 1220 South Palestine St. (State Highway 19) in Athens.
Free in-store hunting, fishing, photography and camping demonstrations and seminars will be offered at various times during the event.
The Toyota ShareLunker program and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wall of Shame displays also will be on hand throughout the event.
Store hours during this special event are 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with special 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. hours Thursday, April 14. The store is open from 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
Saturday, April 9, St. Croix pro angler Troy Slaughter was scheduled to visit, while Primos pro staffer Bill McGee was to demonstrate the correct way to “talk turkey.”
In addition, a custom car display was scheduled.
From 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Henderson County Extension Agent Rick Hirsch will present a feral hog field day, along with exhibits from Dillon traps and blinds.
Starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center award-winning photographer Larry Hodge will present his photos and hold an in-store seminar on digital photography.
That same day, David Nichols will display his Brass ’n Blades boats, James Hester with Farris Distributors will host their annual flippin’ contest and Cajun Fryers will be on location demonstrating their amazing fryers and serving up some great-tasting samples, in addition to a second custom car display.
Wulf Outdoor Sports is East Texas’ premier retailer for hunting, fishing, archery, outdoor apparel and off-road power vehicles.
Fred Wulf, a long-term resident of East Texas, opened Wulf Outdoor Sports June 8, 2004, with his first store in Center. In 2006, Wulf Outdoor Sports opened its second store in Athens.
Wulf Outdoor Sports is a sponsor of events at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.
Wulf Outdoor Sports offers a unique blend of everything for outdoors persons to enhance their passion and life-style. The stores have a complete hunting department, with a wide selection of firearms, optics, ammunition, blinds/stands and clothing.
There is a fully stocked archery department, along with an in-store archery range in each store. Both stores also have highly regarded archery technicians on staff.
You will also find everything needed for fishing, full selections of casual and functional apparel, footwear, headgear, food preparation/camping gear and much more.
Wulf Outdoor Sports is also your headquarters for off-road ATV’s and utility vehicles with a complete service department and a large inventory of parts and accessories. For more information, visit,  or call (903) 670-3222 in Athens or (936) 598-8310 in Center.




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