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May 6, 2012






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.76
Water Temperature:
75 degrees - top
73 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 are 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.

Nature Tracks and animals
Purtis Creek State Park will hold an opportunity to learn about nature and animal tracks from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
Learn about the different animals that frequent Purtis Creek State Park, and the tracks they leave behind. Cast tracks from molds, then take a short hike to look for tracks.
Meet at overflow camping area parking lot.
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 overflow 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.

Basic Canoe/Kayak skills
Purtis Creek State Park will host lessons on canoe and kayak skills from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
Learn the basic paddling skills, safe entry/exit of the boat and trip planning. Wear shoes that can get wet. Weather permitting. Meet at boat rental area. Reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events


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


















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Mabank hires Wingfield as new AD
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–Mabank Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall has announced a decision on the new athletics director/head football coach for the Mabank Panthers.
Jared Wingfield will replace Jimmy Cantrell in the position that Cantrell stepped down from in late February.
Wingfield brings a wealth of knowledge with him, and is very familiar with school athletics, as well as UIL regulations.
He is currently coaching at Port Neches-Grove (PNG) High School, and teaches Business Support Systems.
As a coach, he is the offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
The Class 4A PNG Indians were district champions and area finalists in 2009, regional semifinalists in 2010 and bi-district finalists in 2011.
At PNG, Wingfield was part of a rebuilding effort that saw the Indians go from a 3-6 record in 2008, to an 11-1 district championship team in 2009. That year the Indians were ranked No. 5 in the state.
In 2010, the Indians played in the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Over the last three years, the Indians averaged 34 points per game, and saw 10 records broken for rushing, passing and receiving.
Prior to PNG, Wingfield coached at Eastlake High School as the varsity tight end and receivers coach from 2005-08. He coached offensive line and tight ends in 2004.
The Class 5A Westlake Chaparrals were Division I state finalists in 2006, state quarterfinalists in 2008 and district champions in 2004, 2005 and 2008.
He was also an assistant baseball coach from 2006-09.
The baseball team was district champions in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. They were state semifinalists in 2009, and state quarterfinalists in 2007.
Wingfield also coached and taught at Caldwell High School and College Station Middle School.
He served as a Division I NCAA baseball official from 1993 to 2003.
Wingfield graduated from Texas A&M-College Station with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business administration. He furthered his education at Lamar University, and graduated with a Master’s of Education degree in educational administration.
Wingfield is married with two sons. His wife is also a teacher.
“He has a great track record,” Marshall said. “Obviously, everywhere he’s been has been a successful program, or became one shortly after his arrival.
“He has outstanding character and a commitment to building the total student athlete.
“He understands how academics and athletics work together,” Marshall added.
Cantrell has expressed his desire to remain on the Panther coaching staff and continue to be a part of Mabank athletics.
“He (Cantrell) has done a very good job for eight years,” Marshall said. “He’s good for the program and good for the kids.”



Lakeplex Lanes Results
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Bowling league leaders at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points for the week of April 23 through 28, are listed below.
Football Widows
Ladies League

Women’s high game/series – Belinda Simpkins - 224/595, Paula Martin - 198/564, Joy Montooth - 185, Lexi Mendenhall - 511.
Monday Nite Madness
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Waylon Jones - 280/671, Donny Piper - 248, Mike Huskisson - 225/649, Richard Warren - 612.
Women’s high game/series – Janna Martin - 196/489, Dee Robinson - 188/492, Rhonda Smith - 182/510.
Seniors Rock
Mixed Any Combo - Seniors

Men’s high game/series – Jim Thomas - 243/631, Mike Flaharty - 226, Doug Naasz - 225/608, Speedy Rawlinson - 567.
Women’s high game/series – Joy Montooth - 212/519, Roberta Kennedy - 201/546, Kaye Walker - 192, Dee Robinson - 496.
Tuesday Night Combo
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Richard Terry - 259, Jeff Haley - 255/670, Eric Johnson - 246/675, Pete Evans - 673.
Women’s high game/series – Karol Slaughter - 200/565, Carol Lawrence - 191/487, Tammy Haley - 182/524.
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Kevin Hockett - 179/463, Mike McFall - 168/466, Chuck Ortolano - 152/380.
Women’s high game/series – Amanda Ortolano - 165/430, Vickie Dorsett - 134/360.
Recycled Teenagers
Mixed Any Combo - Seniors

Men’s high game/series – Theril Montooth - 261/652, Terry Tull - 257/653, Gene Pablo - 209, John Boone - 551.
Women’s high game/series – Roberta Kennedy - 190/551, Shirley Rawlinson - 183/498, Dee Robinson - 182, Joy Montooth - 480.
Wednesday Warriors
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Dirk Rider - 251, Billy Hefelfinger - 246, Will Graham - 243/653, Danny McCarter - 617, Bobby Montgomery - 598.
Women’s high game/series – Rhonda Smith - 223/535, Bo Huggins - 222/553, Mary Warren - 206/540.
No Holds Barred
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high games/series – Charles Holbert - 259/645, Ken Hood - 211/567, Speedy Rawlinson - 201, Doug Naasz - 549.
Women’s high games/series – Roberta Kennedy - 200/563, Theresa Ritchey - 180/511, Shirley Rawlinson - 180/470.
Thursday Night Gutterdusters
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Johnny Heather - 244, Jim Thomas - 227/641, Pete Evans - 225/654, James Simpkins - 225/648.
Women’s high game/series – Robin Putnam - 244/611, Joy Montooth - 244/578, Tracey Haycraft - 216/578.
Cedar Creek Lakers
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Tim Haley - 265/673, Ken Hood - 236/616, Ricky Phillips - 236, Lyn n Heady - 680.
Women’s high game/series – Amanda Haley - 209/592, Beth Wright - 207/581, Tammy Haley - 203, DeeDee Lambert - 539.
Saturday Morning
Madness Youth League Mixed Any Combo

Boy’s high game/series – Colton Haley - 216/568, Ninian Snelgrove - 212/566, Gary Fitch - 185/453.
Girl’s high game/series – Sedi Milholland - 117/335.




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