Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
77 degrees - top
76 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
Dons 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.
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
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)
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.
State track meet @ University of Texas at Austins Mike A.
Carthage @ Mabank (playoff game 1) 7 p.m.
Mabank @ Carthage (playoff game 2) 3 p.m. p.m.
Mabank @ Carthage (playoff game 3 - if needed) 30 minutes
after conclusion of game 2
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Mildred wins playoff
series in two games
By Sam Epps
EUSTACEThe Mildred Eagles defeated the Eustace
Bulldogs in two games to win round one of the baseball playoffs.
Game one, which was held in Mildred, saw Mildred win 6-3.
In the matchup, Eustace had a late offensive charge, scoring a
run in the sixth inning, and two more in the seventh.
Mildred, however, scored twice in the bottom of the first inning
and added four runs in the third.
Game two began Friday night in Eustace.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth
inning, when Eustace scored two runs for the lead.
Mildred responded in the top of the sixth inning, scoring four
runs before impending storms and lightning forced the game to be
delayed with Mildred on top, 4-2.
With the weather not cooperating, the game was postponed until
the following day.
On Saturday, Eustace picked up where they left off and scored
one run in the bottom of the sixth inning, closing Mildreds
lead to 4-3.
Mildred added a run in the top of the seventh, regaining the
In the bottom of the seventh, the Bulldogs rallied for another
run before a pop-fly ended the game with Mildred taking the win,
and the series.
Over the course of the two games, Eustace had 16 hits, including
In game two, Trevor Lane had two hits and an RBI, and Tim
Gassman added two hits. Gassman also had a hit and an RBI in
Tyson Oliver, Jordan Foote, Blake Ward, Kyle Purselley, Raymond
Shutak and Gavin Kirkhart all had hits for the Bulldogs.
Eustace ended the season with a 10-18 overall record.
name athletes of the year
By Sam Epps
KEMPThe Kemp Athletic Booster Club sponsored its annual
athletic banquet Monday.
Cody Parker was named the male Athlete of the Year, while
Brianna Powell and Kandace Rose were named female Athletes of
All student athletes were given certificates after being
Awards were then given to select athletes based on athletics,
attitude, work ethic and improvement.
Most Valuable Player (MVP) - Jared Lane
Yellowjacket Award - Jon Jennings
Offensive Back/Receiver of the Year - Matt Kinney
Offensive Player of the Year - Corey Watkins
Offensive Lineman of the Year - Cody Parker
Defensive Player of the Year - Jared Lane
Defensive Lineman of the Year - Jon Jennings
Lineback of the Year - Blake Watkins
Secondary Player of the Year - Brandon Stewart
MVP - Nicole Autrey
All-Around Player of the Year - Brianna Powell
Outstanding Blocker of the Year - Kandace Rose
Outstanding Passer of the Year - Lacie Henderson
Outstanding Hitter of the Year - Lacey Weisinger
Most Consistent Server - Chancie Sivley
Yellowjacket Award - Chancie Sivley
Cross Country Awards
Heart and Hustle Award - Katie Thomas and Luis Baeza
Most Outstanding Runners - Mikaila Gutierrez and Jesus Perez
Most Improved Runners - Kayla Collum and Donovan Hosch
MVP - Brianna Powell
Offensive Player of the Year - Brianna Powell
Defensive Player of the Year - Kandace Rose
Highest Free Throw Percentage - Taylor Day
Sportsmanship - Kayla Collum
Heart and Hustle - Bree Weisinger
MVP - Riley Lazard
Leadership - Blake Watkins
Longevity/Endurance - Colton Love
Offensive MVP - Brandon Stewart
MVP - Kayla Collum
Defensive Player of the Year - Bianna Pavatt
Lady Jacket Award - Brianna Pavatt
Most Improved - Jayci Yakesch
Offensive Player of the Year - Taylor Day
MVP - Blake Watkins
Offensive Player of the Year - Bradley Stewart
Defensive Players of the Year - Jared Lane and Braxton Allison
Rookie of the Year - Trevor King
Leadership Award - Riley Lazard and Jeff Gandara
Boys Outstanding Lifter - Mitchell Pinion
Girls Outstanding Lifter - Kandace Rose
Best All-Around Lifter - CodyParker
Golfers of the Year - Lauren Baumgartner and Josh Shipp
Most Improved - Colton Love
MVP - Matt Kinney
Offensive Player of the Year - Matt Kinney
Defensive Player of the Year - Dalton Chambers
Mid-Fielder of the Year - Patrick Renfro
Heart and Hustle - Jesus Perez
Outstanding Jumpers - Nicole Cox and Jordan Litts
Outstanding Throwers - Kandace Rose and Cody Parker
Outstanding Distance Runner - Jesus Perez
Outstanding Sprinters - Jessica Van Pamel, Matt Kinney and
Outstanding Hurdler - Bree Weisinger
Heart Award - Harley Foster and Garrett Haley
Leadership Award - Nicole Cox and Matt Kinney
Student Trainer of the Year - Caitline Garcia.