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April 19, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.98
Water Temperature:
74 degrees - top
72 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 20
• Mabank @ North Forney – 7 p.m.
• Eustace @ Scurry-Rosser – 4:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Kaufman – 6:30 p.m.


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



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Sports Highlights

Bulldogs win District 14-2A track meet
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–After winning the District 14-2A track meet April 11, the Eustace Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will send a large group of athletes to the Region II track meet April 27-28 in Stephenville.
At the district meet, the boys’ track team took first place with 183 points, 52 points better than the second place Teague team.
Buffalo finished third with 99 points, Mildred took fourth with 82 points, Malakoff placed fifth with 53 points, Leon finished sixth and Blooming Grove finished seventh.
Mark Zimmerer took first place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:40.99.
Evan Arambula won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.93, while Michael Yates took second with a time of 2:08.60.
The Eustace Bulldog 800-meter relay team took first with a time of 1:34.03.
Jacob McCarter placed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.41 seconds.
John Bradburn finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.67.
Arambula won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:51.15, and Zimmerer placed second with a time of 4:52.54.
Bradburn won the long jump with a 20-5 leap, and Tyler Folsom won the discus throw with a distance of 122-11.
McCarter placed third in the pole vault with a height of 11-6.
The Lady Bulldogs won the event with a total of 191 points, 56 points better than the second place-finishing Teague girls.
Mildred took third with a total of 89 points, Leon placed fourth with 78 points, Blooming finished fifth, Malakoff finished sixth and Buffalo finished seventh.
Lady Bulldog Samantha Crocker won the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:35.69, and Meagan Gunter placed third with a time of 12:36.78.
Madi Allen won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:33.69, and Jaci Allen won with 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.60 seconds.
Allen finished the 400-meter dash in second place with a time of 62.56 seconds.
Aiken won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.98 seconds, and Mallory Keeling took third with a time of 51.97 seconds.
Crocker won the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:36.12.
The girls’ 4x400-meter relay team took first place with a time of 4:12.59.
Catania Grant won the long jump with a leap of 15-9 ½. She also placed second in the triple jump with a 32-10 ¼ effort.
Chelsea Oldham took second place in the discus throw with a toss of 104-10, and Grace Holcombe placed third with a 98-5 effort.
Alexis Cravey won the girls’ pole vault competition with a 9-6 vault. Tori Aiken took second place with a 9-6 vault.


Panthers slip past Hornets
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

ATHENS–The Mabank Panthers came back from a 3-run deficit to avoid being stung by the hosting Athens Hornets Friday.
Athens scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the 3-run lead. Mabank scored once in the top of the third, before coming to life in the top of the fourth by scoring three runs to take a 4-3 lead.
The Hornets added a run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game.
Mabank added a run in both the fifth and the sixth innings to go up, 6-4, while the Panther defense allowed the Hornets no runs.
Mabank had five hits in the game, while Athens had six hits.
Panthers Austin Craig, Zeke Gonzales, Garrett Holcomb and John Velez each had hits for Mabank.
Velez had two RBIs, and Gonzales batted one in as well.
Pitcher Corey Dyer got the win for Mabank, who used four pitchers on the evening. Gonzales, Craig and Jake Raney also made pitching appearances for the Panthers.
The Panthers hosted the Crandall Pirates Tuesday, and will end the regular season when they travel to North Forney to face the Falcons.










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