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Canton blasts Kemp in finale
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets were looking to play spoiler against the visiting Canton Eagles in their final game of the season Monday afternoon, but their chance faded as they fell apart.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Yellowjacket shortstop Kyle Kimberling (3) misplays the throw, but Canton Eagle Ethan Vestal is already safe at second with a stolen base during the key second inning of their District 14-3A baseball game Monday. The visiting Eagles scored nine runs in the inning to take a commanding 10-1 lead.

Canton broke open a 1-1 game with nine runs in the second and added 14 more in the third to crush the ’Jackets 30-1 and keep them winless in District 14-3A baseball play.
Canton finished district play at 7-3, tied with Eustace and Wills Point for first place in the district (see related story, page 1B).
After going through the first round of district play unbeaten, the Eagles fell on a three-game skid at the start of the second round before bouncing back to knock off Van, 7-6, and defeat Kemp.
Monday’s contest – originally scheduled to be played April 23 – started 90 minutes late, due to the lack of officials.
Both teams pushed across single runs in the first inning, with Kyle Kimberling’s perfect bunt and Zach Allison’s double highlighting the Kemp half.
In the second inning, however, things started going south for the ’Jackets – and it wasn’t because they were making mistakes on defense.
The Eagle bats were able to get to Kemp starter Aaron Haessley, and those hits went right to the gaps between ’Jacket defenders. Canton wound up pounding out 24 hits in the contest.
With the bases loaded, the Eagles were able to pull off a suicide squeeze, with Ethan Vestal sliding in to give Canton a 7-1 lead.
Eagle Kody Landes cleared the bases with a stand-up double off the left-centerfield wall, and it was 10-1 before the ’Jackets could record two quick outs to end the onslaught.
Allison went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the ’Jackets, with Bryce King and Ryan Emfinger also notching hits.


’Dogs tie for first
Weather threat may cripple weekend playoff
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs racked up their sixth straight district win against Van Monday, setting the stage for a playoff series this weekend to break a three-way tie for first place.
With Eustace’s 13-4 win over Van, Canton’s 30-1 rout of Kemp (see related story) and Wills Point’s win over Mineola in the final District 14-3A games, the Bulldogs, Eagles and Tigers all wound up with 7-3 records.
Weather permitting, the plan at presstime Thursday was for the Bulldogs to face the Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Canton. If Eustace wins, they would face Canton at 4 p.m. Saturday in Wills Point.
With a 50-50 chance of thunderstorms both Friday and Saturday, Eustace coach Chris Powers said Plan B was to play a double-header Saturday in Canton if Friday night got rained out.
If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, the double-header would be played Monday evening in Forney, Powers said, but admitted the weather (with rain forecast through Wednesday) might force a coin flip to determine playoff seeding.
Now 14-9-1 on the season, Eustace took an early lead against the hosting Vandals Monday night, scoring single runs in both the first and second innings, before putting together a five-run blast in the third, centered around junior Braden Strickland’s eighth home run of the season.
Strickland started on the mound for the Bulldogs, allowing four runs on just three hits and racking up nine strikeouts. Brad Sawicki came on in the bottom of the seventh to get the final out of the contest.
With the Bulldogs up 7-0, the Vandals scored three runs in the bottom of the third to close the gap, but the Bulldogs came back with three more runs in the fourth to take a commanding 10-3 lead.
Van added their fourth run in the bottom of the fifth, but Eustace added three more runs in the top of the seventh to close out the scoring.
Strickland had a single to go along with his home run. Other Bulldog hits came from Blake Ward (double, two singles), Taylor Caldwell (three singles) and Alex Pharmakis (double), along with singles from Jacob Petillo, Blake Hammonds and Tyson Oliver.


Lakeplex Lanes Results
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Bowling league leaders at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points for the week of April 18 through April 24 are listed below.
Youth/Adult League
1 Adult/2 Youth
Men’s high game/series – Tim Haley 224/585, Greg Snelgrove 152/440
Women’s high game/series – Jeri Weeks 209/539, Shawn Taylor 150/407
Boy’s high game/series – Colby Haley 152/400, Taylor Polley 160/396
Girl’s high game/series – Sedi Milholland 160/400, Katie Taylor 110/299
Football Widows
Ladies League
High game/series – Amanda Bell 213, Belinda Lignell 194, Belinda Simpkins 543, Marsha Bingham 540
Monday Nite Madness
Mixed Two Couples
Men’s high game/series – Ricky Martin 245/686, Mike Krpec 210/542
Women’s high game/series –Vickie Krpec 191/529, Evelyn Shelby 181, Nancy Bird 472
Seniors Rock
Mixed Any Combo Seniors
Men’s high game/series – Dan Herod 228/620, Dick Northcutt 228, Charles Holbert 607
Women’s high game/series – Jan Woods 188/463, Pat Holbert 179/493
Tuesday Night Combo
Mixed Any Combo
Men’s high game/series – Eddie Baird 258, Carl Ivy 250, Jim Jezek 674, Jeff Haley 661
Women’s high game – Tammy Haley 211/560, Jessie Marable 209, Cathy Jezek 561
Recycled Teenagers
Mixed Any Combo Seniors
Men’s high game/series – Ken Hood 259, Dan Herod 248/659, John Boone 618
Women’s high game/series – Jessie Marable 192/554, Sharon Peters 180, Jan Woods 484
Wednesday Warriors
Mixed Any Combo
Men’s high game/series – David Taylor 247/673, Charles Holbert 246/660
Women’s high game/series – Patti Naasz 180, Carla Barina 179, Shirley Speed 487, Cindy Turner 482
Thursday Night Gutterdusters
Mixed Two Couples
Men’s high game/series – Jim Thomas 277, Rick Martin 257, Tommy Poe 662, David Miller 647
Women’s high game/series – Marsha Bingham 220/609, Keri Frank 211, Cindy Collins 515
Friday Cedar Creek Lakers
Mixed Two Couples
Men’s high game/series – Roy Istre 237/600, Charles Holbert 226, Dan Hawkins 591
Women’s high game/series – Barbara Hawkins 232/535, Joyce Bracey 214/574
Saturday Morning Madness
Youth Any Combo
4-8 Years
Boys high game/series – none bowled
Girls high game/series – Katie Taylor 102/295
9-11 Years
Boys high game/series – Taylor Polley 139/386, Peyton Fortner 148/344
Girls high game/series – Sara Taylor 81/237
12-14 Years
Boys high game/series – none bowled
Girls high game/series – Sedi Millholland 153/422
15 -18 Years
Boys high game/series – A.J. Pustejovsky 242/577, Peyton Prewitt 217, Bradley Baty 538
Girls high game/series – Nicole Autry 148/403

Upcoming games


May 7-8
Region II meet @ Commerce

May 14-15
State meet
@ UT-Austin

Semi-Pro Football

May 1
Xtreme vs ET Outlawz

May 8
Xtreme @ ET Wildcats


May 3-4
MHS in 1st round playoff
(site, time, opponent TBA)


May 3-4
MHS vs Waco Midway
1st round playoff
(site, time TBA)


May 22
Race Day-Don’s Port

May 29
Round the Lake Regatta

June 12
Skipper’s practice sail/clinic

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