Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.97
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
61 degrees - bottom



Mabank, Kemp golfers qualify for regional tournament at District 13-3A meet
Monitor Photos/Mary Landrie
Kemp’s Katie Hibbs chips onto the green during the District 13-3A golf tournament at the Creekview Golf Course in Crandall April 10.












Xtreme remains perfect against ET Wolves, 18-14
Monitor Staff Reports
BROWNSBORO–The Texas Xtreme defeated the host East Texas Wolves 18-14 Saturday night to push the Xtreme record to 10-0 all-time against the Wolves.
Due to 20 players being unavailable (including a number of starters), plus a two-week layoff due to a postponed game and a bye week, the Xtreme offense was simply flat.
Defensive coach Gary Craig was pleased with the overall performance of the defense.
With less than four minutes remaining in the game, the Xtreme held a commanding 18-0 lead as the defense had yielded a total of 18 yards before many reserves were inserted.
The Wolves quickly took advantage by scoring on a four-play, 40-yard drive, followed by a two-play, 51-yard drive.
The Wolves offense gained 16 rushing yards on 21 carries and completed 5-of-17 passes for 102 yards, totaling 118 yards overall.
Defensive standouts were Terry Bonner with two sacks, Allen Beasley (one sack), Billy Small (one sack), Jimmy Wade (one sack), Troy Harper (one interception), Dontay Richardson (one interception), Terry Bonner (one interception), and Jason Anding (four solo tackles).
Offensively, Coach Larry Anding was pleased with the Xtreme rushing attack, which gained 147 yards on 25 carries. Xtreme quarterbacks completed 10-of-15 passes for 182 yards.
Xtreme running back Brandon Thompson subbed in at quarterback, completing a 35-yard scoring pass to Marvin Hopkins. Eric Wren scored two rushing touchdowns and totaled 65 rushing yards on just six carries.
Brandon Lyons, playing his first game since the 2005 season, logged some playing time on defense and added 35 rushing yards on four carries.
Offensive standouts also included James Melton, Willy Bristow, Marvin Lyons, Jerry Martin, Eric Williams, and newcomers Mose Herron and Quvin Owens, both playing their first semi-professional football game.
Two-way performer and kick return specialist Reggie Wilson was injured in the second quarter, did not return and will be unavailable for next week’s game.
Starting linebacker Lontario Osborne, who also subbed in extensively at fullback, was injured in the third quarter and did not return.
The Xtreme were scheduled to host the East Texas Outlawz at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Brownsboro High School Stadium. For additional information contact Gary Craig at (903) 288-6224.

Regional qualifier
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace’s John Eads clears 11-0 en route to a second-place finish in the pole vault during the District 13-3A track meet April 11.
















LSHSRA finals set May 11-12 in Athens
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–The top 15 contestants in each event of the Lone Star High School Rodeo Association will compete in the two-day finals rodeo Friday and Saturday, May 11-12.
The LSHSRA finals will be held at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens, opening with a 7:30 p.m. performance Friday and a 10 a.m. performance Saturday.
Area students participating include Booter Haas of Eustace High School, and Kelsie Busby and Cassie Sparkman from Mabank High School.
Also, Brandon Grissom, Trevor Hamilton and Nicole Harrison from Kemp High School, and Kody Durham and Bobby Montgomery from Malakoff High School.
The finals rodeo will feature all the classic rodeo events, including bareback and saddle bronc riding, breakaway roping, calf roping and goats without a horse.
Other events include steer undecorating, steer wrestling, girls ribbon roping, team roping, goats and boys ribbon roping.
Also, poles, chute dogging, barrels and bull riding.

Upcoming Games


April 24
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS @ Kaufman*

April 27
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)
*District 13-3A game


Bidistrict Playoffs
Mabank vs Athens or Bullard
site & time TBA

April 27-28
Region II meet
@ Commerce

May 11-12
State Track Meet
@ Austin

Semi-Pro Football

April 28
Xtreme vs Ark. Silverstorm

May 5
Xtreme @ Port City Jaguars