Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.90
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
63 degrees - bottom



Kemp nips Eustace, 12-11
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets edged the Eustace Lady Bulldogs 12-11 in a season-finale nail-biter Friday.
Eustace opened the contest by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning off Kemp’s Keleigh Collinsworth, who went the distance for the Lady ’Jackets.
However, the Kemp girls came back to score four runs with two out in the bottom of the first to take a 4-3 lead.
Collinsworth started the two-out rally with a walk off Eustace pitcher Crystal Ross, and an error allowed the next batter, Sarah Smith, to reach first.
Bre Griffin then walked to load the bases.
Brittany Henderson (Collinsworth’s courtesy runner) scored the first Kemp run on a passed ball, and Paige Moore reached on a fielder’s choice.
Anna Villanueva then cleared the bases with a three-RBI stand-up double.
In the second inning, Collinsworth’s single scored Wright, and Smith followed with a double to score Henderson.
Three Eustace errors led to three Kemp scores in the third inning, but neither team scored in the fourth and fifth innings.
Another Kemp rally came in the sixth inning, started by Griffin’s single. Villanueva later came through with another big hit to score Griffin and Moore, who had walked.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lady ’Jackets came to bat with the score tied, 11-11.
Kemp got a couple of baserunners on a singles by White and Collinsworth.
Smith’s shot to left field scored White to end the game.
Kemp had nine hits and committed three errors, while Eustace had six hits. Collinsworth gave up 12 walks and had three strikeouts in the game.

Mabank edges Ferris, 3-2
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A two-run single by senior Mark Groom in the fifth inning gave the hosting Mabank Panthers a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Ferris Yellowjackets Friday.
Mabank was scheduled to host Crandall Tuesday (weather permitting), and is scheduled to end the second round of District 13-3A baseball play and the regular season on the road Friday, April 27, when they visit Kemp for a 4:30 p.m. showdown.
The visiting Yellowjackets pushed across runs in both the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead.
In the second, Ferris got to Panther sophomore hurler Kolton Browning for back-to-back singles, and Browning gave up a leadoff double in the third inning.
Browning scattered five hits, giving up two runs (one earned) and issued one walk while striking out 12 Yellowjackets in seven innings of work.
Yellowjacket starter Izzy Munoz pitched five innings and gave up just four hits, three runs and walked three, while striking out three Panthers.
Mabank scored its first run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Browning singled and later scored on an RBI single by David Taylor.
Munoz issued walks to Chancz Sullivan and Browning in the fifth inning, and Groom’s shot to right scored them both – Browning slid in from second base when the Ferris outfield failed to throw home in time to cut him off.
That proved to be the game-winner, as Munoz tossed three strikeouts and Browning pitched two strikeouts and a routine ground-out in the sixth inning.
In the seventh, Browning got one strikeout and two routine outs to secure the victory.

Mabank to face Bullard in bidistrict playoffs
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers are scheduled to face Bullard in the opening round of the state softball playoffs Thursday (tonight) in Tyler.
Mabank, who nabbed the District 13-3A third-place berth, will open a best-of-three series against the Bullard Lady Panthers of District 14-3A at 7 p.m. Thursday on the University of Texas at Tyler campus.
The second game of the series will be played at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, with a third game immediately following, if necessary.
Friday, the Lady Panthers were handed an 8-1 defeat by the unbeaten 13-3A champion Ferris Lady Yellowjackets in the regular season finale.
Brittany Keith scored Mabank’s only run against Ferris’ Lady Yellowjackets, who get a first-round playoff bye.
Brandie Lander, who took the loss for Mabank, led the Lady Panthers at the plate with two hits.

Terrell hosts LSHSRA event
Monitor Staff Reports
TERRELL–The Lone Star High School Rodeo Association hosted its April 14 rodeo at Wade’s Arena in Terrell. Cedar Creek Lake area high school students competed in rodeo events.
In chute dogging, Brandon Grissom placed third and Trevor Hamilton placed fourth. Both attend Kemp High School.
Cassie Sparkman of Mabank High School placed sixth in barrels and Nicole Harrison of Kemp High School competed.
Kody Durham and Bobby Montgomery, both of Malakoff High School, placed third in team roping with Durham as the header, but received a no time with Montgomery as the header.
In bulls, Booster Haas of Eustace High School received a no time.
Sparkman placed sixth in poles, while Kelsie Busby, also of Mabank High School, placed 10th and Harrison placed 11th.
Montgomery placed eighth in boys ribbon roping and Durham received a no time.


Upcoming Games


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


Bidistrict Playoffs
(best of 3 series)
Mabank vs Bullard
7 p.m. Thursday (tonight)
@ UT Tyler campus
Game 2 @ 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, with game 3 following, if necessary

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