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May 3, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.79
Water Temperature:
74 degrees - top
72 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Boater Education Course
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-14 will hold public boater education courses at the flotilla headquarters located at 1908 Island Circle in Tool (near the entrance to Don’s Port Marina).
There will be several opportunities to take the course, offered at 8:30 a.m. May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 27.
For registration and further information, contact John Steele at (903) 432-3937, by cell phone at (817) 229-3030 or by e-mail at  The course satisfies the State of Texas Boater Education requirements. Complimentary vessel safety checks will also be available.

Park Ranger information
Learn what it takes to become a Park Ranger from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Purtis Creek State Park.
You can also learn about the Junior Ranger program at Purtis Creek State Park. Meet at the Amphitheater.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Purtis Creek will have a stargazing opportunity from 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
Make a star wheel and learn how to use it, learn about the solar system and view the night sky through a telescope.
Weather permitting, meet at the over flow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Basic Birding
Purtis Creek State Park will hold a basic birding class from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26.
Take a hike and learn about techniques for finding and identifying birds.
Wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars if you have them otherwise we have a few to loan out. Meet at overflow camping area parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events


May 3
• Eustace @ Mildred – 7:30 p.m. (playoff game 1)
May 4
• Cayuga @ Mabank – 6 p.m. (playoff warm-up game)
• Mildred @ Eustace – 7:30 p.m. (playoff game 2)
May 5
• Mildred @ Eustace – 2 p.m. (playoff game 3 - if needed)


May 11-12
• State track meet @ University of Texas at Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium.


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Sports Highlights

Lady Bulldogs make school history
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

KAUFMAN–The Lady Bulldogs softball team made school history Monday by going to its first-ever playoff game.
The Lady Bulldogs took second place in District 14-2A, and faced the District 13-2A third-place team – the Sunnyvale Lady Raiders – Monday in Kaufman. Sunnyvale defeated Eustace, 10-0, to advance to the area round of the playoffs.
The Lady Raiders scored a run in the top of the first inning, and for the next three-and-a-half frames, the scored remained 1-0.
In the top of the fifth inning, the Sunnyvale bats began to find their mark, and the softball found holes left and right.
The Lady Raiders scored three runs in the fifth.
The trend continued, with the Lady Raiders scoring four more runs in the sixth, and two more in the seventh to take a 10-0 lead, closing the books on the Lady Bulldogs’ season.
Lady Bulldogs Haley Compton, pitcher Casey Bramblitt, Shelby Stegent and Ashleigh White all hit singles for Eustace. White also reached base on a walk, as did Megan Renteria.
Bramblitt got the loss in the contest, but struck out five Sunnyvale batters in five and two-thirds innings.
The Lady Bulldogs now look forward to next year, with a large core of this year’s team remaining.
They will say goobye to graduating seniors Renteria, Kaitlyn Beebe and Shelby Stegent.


Eustace sends three to state meet
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–Three Eustace Bulldog athletes will compete at the state track meet May 11-12 in Austin.
Jacob McCarter qualified for the state meet after finishing second in the 300-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 39.89 seconds.
Evan Arambula qualified in both the 800-meter and the 1600-meter runs. He placed first 800-meter, and second in the 1600-meter at the regional competition.
“I would like to congratulate Evan and Jacob for qualifying for the statemeet,” head boys track coach Kenneth Henderson said.
Jaci Aiken also qualified for the state meet after having the third best third-place time out of all the regions in the state.
Also at the regional meet, Gavin Kirkhart finished sixth in the 3200-meter run. Mark Zimmerer took eighth. Tyler Folsom placed ninth in the discus throw.
As a team, Eustace placed sixth with a school record 27 points at regionals.
The Lady Bulldogs had their fair share of highlights at the regional meet, as well.
Tori Aiken placed fourth in pole vault with a personal record 10-foot vault.
The Lady Bulldog sprint relay qualified for finals, and Madi Allen qualified for finals in the 400-meter run.
Catania Grant set a school record in the triple jump with a 36-2 jump.
“She (Grant) had a chance to go to the state track meet on her final jump, but hurt her knee on the last phase of the jump,” girls head track coach Cody Ross said.





















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