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
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
It was the third straight loss for Eustace, following 16-0
losses to lead-leading Mildred (March 29) and Blooming Grove
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
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 FishingWorld.com 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
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.
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
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
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
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,
www.wulfoutdoorsports.com, or call (903) 670-3222 in
Athens or (936) 598-8310 in Center.