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April 12, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.02
Water Temperature:
73 degrees - top
71 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

CCL Rotary Golf Tournament
The ninth annual Cedar Creek Lake Spring 2012 Golf Tournament is Friday, April 20, at Kings Creek Country Club.
The cost is $60 a person in advance and $65 at the door. The format is a four-man scramble with tee time at noon.
Cash prizes totaling $800 for first, second and lucky team will be awarded.
Multiple other prizes will be awarded, including men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin. The hole-in-one prize will be provided by Tri-County Ford.
To sign up a team or become a sponsor of this year’s golf tournament, call Mike Moore at (903) 603-9340 or Lew Talbot (903) 432-2220.

Open/Youth rodeo
The Clyde Dalrymple Memorial open/youth rodeo will be held at Joe Faulk Arena in Malakoff Saturday, April 21.
The kids’ rodeo will begin at 7 p.m., and the open/youth rodeo will begin at 8 p.m.
There is a $5 entry fee. Children less than five years of age get in free.
The arena is located behind the Malakoff High School.
All high school and under competitors must wear a helmet and vest for rough stock competitions.
Books will be open from 5 until 6:30 p.m. for walk-ups.

Upcoming Events


April 17
• North Forney @ Kemp – 6:30 p.m.
• Crandall @ Mabank – 6:30 p.m.
• Life-Red Oak @ Eustace – 6 p.m.
April 20
• Mabank @ North Forney – 7 p.m.
• Eustace @ Scurry-Rosser – 4:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Kaufman – 6:30 p.m.


April 17
• North Forney @ Kemp – 6 p.m.
• Crandall @ Mabank – 5/6:30 p.m.
• Blooming Grove @ Eustace – 4:30 p.m.


April 19
• Regional Qualifiers meet @ Eustace
April 27-28
• Mabank/Kemp @ Regional Meet – Memorial Stadium, Texas A&M Unniversity-Commerce


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Sports Highlights

Lady Panthers win again, beat Hallsville, 4-3
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers won the Regioin II-4A sectional round of the playoffs over the Hallsville Lady Bobcats, 4-3, April 6.
Lady Panther Ashton Norman scored the first goal of the game on a long, 20-yard-plus kick with 8:25 left in the first half.
Savannah Henderson scored early in the second half to give Mabank a 2-0 lead.
Norman scored again with 33 minutes left in the second half to put Mabank on top, 3-0.
After gaining the three-point lead, the Lady Panthers saw the Hallsville girls pick up the pace and score three goals in a matter of minutes, tying the game and sending the Lady Panthers into an offensive frenzy.
The frenzy was controlled, however, as the Lady Panthers kept their wits and Norman kicked another goal with just seconds left in the game.
Despite calls against Mabank that drove fans and coaches crazy, and a game that saw several bumps, bruises and collisions, the lady Panthers will take a win regardless of how it looks.
“We didn’t win every battle in the game, but we got the win at the end,” Mabank head coach Jeff Downs said. “It may be an ugly win, but it’s a win.”
In one collision between Henderson and the Hallsville goal keeper, both players were pulled from the game.
Henderson returned shortly thereafter. Several other collisions resulted in skinned knees and lost breath.
“My girls are not afraid to get physical on the field,” Downs said. “That’s definitely a plus on our side.”
The Lady Panthers have a 10-game winning streak heading into the next game, when they will play the winner of the Red Oak/Ennis game.
Last year, the Lady Panthers lost in the sectional round of the playoffs. This year, they advanced farther than any team before them. “It’s amazing,” Norman exclaimed. “We’re leaving a legacy.”


Malakoff Tigers bite Bulldogs
Monitor Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–The hosting Malakoff Tiger baseball team defeated the Eustace Bulldogs, 10-7, last Thursday.
Malakoff scored one run in the bottom of each of the first three innings.
The Bulldogs scored twice in the top of the third inning.
With the score 3-2, in Malakoff’s favor, the Tigers added one run in the bottom of the fifth inning to make the score 4-2.
In the top of the sixth inning, the Bulldog bats found their mark, and Eustace scored five times to take a 7-4 lead.
However, Malakoff answered with six runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 10-7 lead and secure the win.
The Bulldogs got seven hits in the contest, led by Kyle Purselley’s two hits and two RBIs.
Jordan Foote, Trevor Lane, Blake Ward, Tim Gassman and Tyler McWilliams all had hits for Eustace. Lane’s hit was a double.
Foote, Raymond Shutak, Gassman, Gavin Kinkhart and McWilliams all had RBIs.
Ward got the loss, as he was the starting pitcher for Eustace and pitched 5.1 innings.
The Bulldogs hosted Sunnyvale Tuesday, and are scheduled to travel to Palmer Friday.




















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