Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
N/A degrees - top
N/A 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.
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.
Take a Kid Fishing
Learn the basics of traditional fishing from 8 a.m. until noon
Saturday, June 2, at Purtis Creek State Park.
Topics such as knot-tying, casting a spincast reel and
identifying fish, and demonstrating how to be a safe and
responsible angler will be covered.
Stay afterwards for fishing and hot dog lunch. Class size
limited and reservations are required.
Call the Park at (903) 425-2332 to make reservations.
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.
Guided Canoe/Kayak Tour
Purtis Creek State Park will host a guided canoe/kayak trip from
9 a.m. until noon Sunday, May 20.
Take a leisurely trip on Purtis Creek State Park Lake, view
areas of the park only accessible by boat.
Learn about the waterfowl and other animals that frequent the
Park. Wear shoes that can get wet, wear clothing appropriate for
the weather, bring plenty of drinking water and snacks. Weather
Cost of the tour is $6 for people 12 years old and older.
Children less than 12 are free. Space is limited, and
reservations are required.
Meet at boat rental area. To make reservations, contact the Park
at (903) 425-2332.
• State track meet @ University of Texas at Austin’s 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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Champion to champion
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
The 2012 Mabank Panther baseball team won the District 13-3A
championship, the first time since 1989. Prior to a warmup game
against Cayuga May 4, the team honored the 1989
district-champion Mabank Panthers. Representing the 1989 team
are (from left, front row) Mark Manning, Matt Winklevoss,
Richard Gaddis, Kent McNutt, Jeff Gaddis and Bill Larkin. Also
members of the 1989 (not pictured) are Jason Norman, Greg
Priest, Doug Lulloff, Boyce Woods, Michael Murlin, Willie
Lulloff, Zach Williams, Stanton Ray, Jason White, Jay Reedy and
head coach Stan Williams. The team had a 14-6 overall record.
Mabank was also district champs in 1987 and 1988. Members of the
2012 Panthers are (not in order) J.T. Delay, Kaleb Mandeville,
Corey Dyer, Ryan Walker, Jake Raney, John Velez, Austin Craig,
Jared Odom, Jacob Ortiz, Ezequiel Gonzales, Toby Grimes, Hunter
Carrico, Garrett Holcomb, Stephen Caillet, Joel Lynn, head coach
Jeff Johnson, and assistant coaches Chris Curren and Thomas
Flying with Eagles
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket Kandace Rose (front center) signs a
letter of intent Monday to compete in track at the University of
North Texas. Rose was named co-Lady Yellowjacket Athlete of the
Year at the annual Kemp Athletic Booster Club banquet Monday.
Rose is a state qualfier in shot put. This year, she broke her
own previous school record with a 41-2 throw. Pictured are (from
left, front row) grandmother Joyce Rose, Kandace Rose,
grandfather Billy Rose and aunt Gwen Allen; (back row) Kemp
athletics director Greg Anderson, coach J.J. Williams and coach
Peggy Swierc. “It (getting a scholarship) feels good, like
you’ve accomplished something you’ve been working for,” Rose
said. “It makes not only you, but your family, happy.” Rose is
working to be a teacher, and will study special education at UNT.
“I chose UNT because it was convenient for my family and has a
great education program,” Rose explained. “It was my first
choice of school.”