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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.06
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  Mabank, Eustace soccer players named all-district
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–A dozen Mabank and Eustace soccer players were named to superlatives or first-team All-District by the District 31-4A soccer coaches.
All-district selections were released last week after the Lindale boys and girls fell in the state playoffs.

Lindsey Pait
Defensive MVP
Halie Mathis
Sophomore of the Year
Ashton Norman
Newcomer of the Year

Mabank’s Lindsey Pait was named the district’s Devensive MVP by loop coaches, who selected teammate Ashton Norman as the Newcomer of the Year.
Eustace’s Halie Mathis was named the Sophomore of the Year by coaches.
Lindale had the district’s MVP (Maddie Frasier), as well as the Offensive MVP (Alicia Sanders) and one of two co-Goalkeepers of the Year (Kaitlyn Helm).
Chapel Hill’s Halie Vance was the other co-Goalkeeper of the year.
In addition to the three players named to superlatives, Lindale also placed five players on the 19-man first team.
Mabank had three players named to the first team, April Cron, Tiffany Helms and Natalie Torres.
Eustace had two players selected, Chelsea Grimes and Kayla Ward.
Second-place Whitehouse had four players named to the first team, while Chapel Hill had three players and Athens had two players selected.
Eustace’s LaShawnda Martin and Mabank’s Kelly Fosse, Maegan Olivarez and Amanda Cook were named to the 17-man second team.
Three Eustace players, Jaqlynn Bless, Arin Rhodes and Chelsea Truitt, were given honorable mention, along with three Mabank players, Jessica Cowin, Andrea Ledezma and Jennifer Pyle.
Fourteen of the 20 Mabank players were also named to the All-Academic team, meaning they maintained grade point averages of at least 85 throughout the season.
One Mabank player, Jessica Cowin, was named Academic All-State for maintaining a 90 or above average throughout the season.
Academic all-district players included Norman, Pait, Pyle, Torres, Cron, Helms, Ledezma, Eva Bervoets, Amanda Cook, Gabriella Costilla, Lauren Ellis, Ingrid Metzger and Brittany Burns.
District champion Lindale, who came within a game of the state tournament, didn’t allow a single goal during an unbeaten 10-0 district run, and, as expected, dominated the all-loop selections.
The Eagles had the district’s MVP, Elijah Shipman, the offensive MVP, Jordan Norris, and the co-defensive MVP, Anthonie Alfaro, as well as the co-sophomore of the year, Sam Wright.
Lindale also placed five players on the 19-man first team, as well as four players on the second team.
Second-place Whitehouse had the co-defensive MVP, Kerry Darnell, and the co-sophomore of the year, Jonathan Parker, as well as the co-newcomer of the year, Troy Coffee.
Chapel Hill’s Chris Castilleja was the other co-newcomer of the year.
Both Mabank and Eustace placed two players on the first team – Eustace’s Zach Arambula and Dakota Mitchell, and Mabank’s Ryan Floyd and Brandon Rasco.
Mabank’s Chris Anderson and Tyler Lynn were named to the 16-man second team, along with Eustace’s Jesse Conteras.

Football clinic set
Monitor Staff Reports
SUNNYVALE–The Forney Saints are inviting the youngsters in the Kaufman County area to a football clinic featuring a number of former NFL players.
The clinic is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Sunnyvale Stadium. If you register before Thursday, May 7, the clinic is free. After May 7, the cost is $25.
Register on-line by going to  and clicking on the on-line forms section.
The clinic will be a great opportunity for children to learn, take pictures and get autographs from former All Pro/Super Bowl NFL players. These players will spend time speaking not only about their past football experience, but also life lessons they’ve learned along the way.
The clinic brings together athletes and coaches who have achieved different levels of success. Instructors are committed to sharing their lessons in perseverance, discipline and dedication with young athletes.
If your child has never played sports, or has been playing since kindergarten, this clinic can help them achieve their maximum potential. Every child has an opportunity to improve their skills and receive guidance in developing physical strength and motivation.
Committed players include former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro offensive lineman Nate Newton, former All-Pro L.A. Rams linebacker Isiah Robertson, former Brownsboro High School standout and Green Bay Packer George Cumby, and former Cowboys Broderick Thomas, Reggie Barnes and Joe Bowden.
Dallas Desperados head coach Will McClay and assistant head coach T. Gray will also be on hand.

Kemp’s golfers improve
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Two Kemp High School golfers made considerable strides in the second round of Regional play.
Kevin Haley carded a second-round 95 to finish at 203, tied for 72nd, and Ashley Easterly carded a 129 to finish 71st at 271.
“After shaking the Day 1 jitters, they each improved by 13 strokes,” golf coach Kris Jones noted. “This was the first trip for both student/athletes, and they conducted themselves in an excellent manner while representing Kemp High School and the Cedar Creek Lake area.”
Canton’s girls won the regional tournament with a score of 806, led by Jordan Bozeman’s 181, second overall.
Paris North Lamar won the boys’ division with a team score of 616, as four of the team’s five players finished in the top 11.
Canton’s boys, paced by Eric Walters’ 158 (tied for 13th overall), finished in sixth place at 660.

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