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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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MHS grad’s golf series now airing
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Mabank High School graduate Adrienne Gartreaux-McDonald will be competing for prize money each Tuesday night on The Golf Channel.
Back in December, Gartreaux-McDonald wrapped up filming a “Survivor” style reality series called “Big Break Kaanapali,” which brought together a dozen young professional women golfers to the Kaanapali Resort on Maui.
The opening show of the series aired Tuesday on The Golf Channel, and will continue to air at 7 p.m. each Tuesday through June.
Gartreaux-McDonald knew eight of the competitors, which were drawn from the Futures Tour, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and other tours.
Gartreaux-McDonald became the assistant professional at the Cedar Creek Country Club in February, and continues to play on the Futures Tour.
Adams Golf, along with Adidas, Skycaddy and Waste Management Corporation, is sponsoring the “Big Break” television series.


Panthers split back-to-back ballgames
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Panthers split back-to-back baseball contests at home last week, upsetting the Kaufman Lions 9-6 April 10, and losing to the Ferris Yellowjackets 8-4 April 11.
Tuesday, the Panthers were scheduled to visit Crandall.
Friday, April 18, the Panthers will wind up the second round of District 13-3A baseball play and the regular season at home with a 6:30 p.m. contest against Kemp, who grabbed the district lead Friday with a critical win over Kaufman (see related story above).
The Panthers must win at Crandall and beat Kemp (who they edged 1-0 in the first round April 1) to have a shot at the district’s third-place playoff berth, and it’s likely they would need some help (such as Ferris beating Kemp Tuesday, and Eustace beating both Kaufman and Ferris in the final two games) to secure the spot.
Thursday, in a make-up game originally rained out April 4, the Panthers got a lot of help from the visiting Lions, who made a number of mental errors and a couple of physical errors leading to four Panther runs in the third inning.
Mabank went into the bottom of the third trailing 3-1, after the Lions took a 2-0 lead with their opening two batters.
After scoring one run in the second inning, Mabank followed the four-run third with two more runs in the fourth to take a 7-3 lead.
The Panthers made it 9-5 in the sixth inning, again getting some help from Lion mistakes.
Panther Chancz Sullivan got the win, allowing nine hits, issuing five walks and notching five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work; Kolton Browning came in to pitch the final out of the contest.
Lion Chris Wood took the loss, allowing nine hits and issuing three walks while notching seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of work.
It was a different story the next night against the visiting Yellowjackets, however, as Ferris broke a scoreless tie with a run in the third inning.
The Yellowjackets took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, but then both teams began putting together some offense, as Mabank scored three runs in the sixth and a fourth in the seventh, while Ferris scored four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Mabank’s sixth-inning breakout came with two outs, as Sullivan and Browning nailed back-to-back doubles, and Brandon Carrico brought Browning in with a single.
Browning took the loss, allowing nine hits, issuing two walks and notching 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Joey Martin came in to pitch the final out in the top of the seventh.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Panther Cameron Cantrell (right) desperately tries to reach first base
after being caught in a rundown between first and second Friday. Ferris
Yellowjacket pitcher Spencer Piner (11), coming over to back up first base,
tagged Cantrell out during the third inning of Ferris’ 8-4 win over the hosting

Sliding in to score

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
The ball comes free from Kemp Lady Yellowjacket pitcher Jasmyn Prince (11)
as Mabank Lady Panther Abby Sanchez comes in to score on a passed ball.
Sanchez’s run gave the Lady Panthers a 6-0 lead over the hosting Lady
’Jackets in the fourth inning of their District 13-3A softball contest Friday.
Further details of the game were not available at presstime Tuesday.

Bulldogs sink Pirates, 17-8
Monitor Staff Reports
CRANDALL–Eustace’s Bulldogs vaulted into a tie for first place in the District 13-3A baseball standings by crushing the Crandall Pirates 17-8 Friday.
Now 16-8 on the season, the Bulldogs faced two critical matchups in their final two games of the regular season – at home Tuesday against Kaufman and on the road Friday, April 18, when they visit Ferris for a 6:30 p.m. contest.
The Bulldogs went into Tuesday night’s game against Kaufman tied with Kemp, who handed Kaufman’s Lions their second defeat in a row Friday after Mabank beat them in a make-up game last Thursday (see related stories, page 1B).
In a hard-hitting and sloppy contest, the Bulldogs pounded out 12 hits, while the Pirates notched 10 hits. The Bulldogs committed six errors, while the Pirates committed seven.
Lucas Cope got the win for the Bulldogs, and added a double, while Ryan Compton and Cameron Coffey also added doubles for the Bulldogs.

Upcoming games


April 18
EHS @ Ferris*
(end regular season)


April 18
Regional qualifiers meet
(Eustace High School)

April 26
Race Day

*District contest


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