Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
62 degrees - top
62 degrees - bottom
Loop coaches name softball team
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Ferris and Kaufman dominated the superlatives for the
All-District team announced by District 13-3A coaches recently.
Mabank Lady Panther sophomore Lauren Norwood was named the co-Utility
Player of the Year, along with Kaufman senior Catlyn Bradley.
Four Mabank players were named to the 15-player first team, while
Eustace and Kemp each had one player named to the first team.
Ferris junior catcher Maggie Sands was named the district’s Most
Valuable Player, while the Lady Yellowjackets’ senior pitcher Lauren
Biffle was named the Defensive Player of the Year and freshman
outfielder Kaytlin Griffith was named one of the co-Newcomers of the
Kaufman freshman outfielder Sarah Rawson was the other Newcomer of the
Year, and Crandall’s junior pitcher Ashley Halbert was named the
Offensive Player of the Year.
Mabank sophomore Brandie Lander was named the only first-team pitcher,
while coaches named two catchers, Mabank senior Erin Mason and Crandall
senior Koree Prewitt.
Seven infielders were named, including Mabank senior first baseman
Melody “Mo” Lander and senior shortstop Katie Cross.
Kemp senior third baseman Sarah Smith was also named to the first-team
Crandall placed two players on the first-team infield, junior Crystal
Spain and sophomore Jessica Moore, while Ferris also had two players,
junior Marlissa Koetting and senior Cassey Savell.
Five outfielders were named to the first team, including Eustace senior
Also named were Ferris’ Magan Markgraf and Samantha Duran, Kaufman’s
Ashley Oliveras and Crandall’s Shelby Sanders.
Eustace junior Nicole McNeel was named the second-team catcher, while
Kaufman freshman Chainey Wray was the second-team pitcher.
Coaches named eight players to the second-team infield, including Mabank
sophomores Alison Castle and Ashley Hammack, Eustace sophomore Jenny
McConathy and Kemp senior Paige Moore.
Also named were Crandall’s Brittany Duplissey and Erin Jones, Ferris’
Carol Galindo and Kaufman’s Morgan Robertson.
Coaches named six players to the second-team outfield, including Eustace
junior Cassie Freeman, Kemp sophomore Kylie Goswick and Mabank sophomore
Also named were Crandall’s Shelby Hughes and Jenae Miller, along with
Kaufman’s Allison Strempke.
Smith, Lane named top Kemp High
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Seniors Sarah Smith and Nick Lane were named the Female and Male
“Athletes of the Year” at the Kemp High School Spring Sports Banquet
Both seniors are multi-sport standouts, the gathering at the high school
Smith was Kemp’s only first-team all-district selection for both girls
basketball and softball, while Lane was a regional qualifier for both
powerlifting and track.
“We had a very exciting second half of the year,” athletic director and
head football coach Greg Anderson told the audience.
In many ways, the track team provided the high points for the
Yellowjacket athletic program this year, as hurdler Sharda Bettis
competed in two events at the state track meet in Austin May 9.
Track head coach Peggy Swierc said four new school records were set this
Bettis set new school records in both the 100 hurdles (14.72) and 300
hurdles (45.02), while Jeremy Quick set a new boys record in the 110
high hurdles (15.5), while the girls 400 meter relay set a new record
with a 50.46 time, Swierc reported.
The golf team finished in the top 10 in all but one tournament, and
senior Chase Traughber advanced to the Region II tournament after
winning the District 13-3A meet, finishing 14th out of 108 golfers.
Athletic Booster Club president Dr. Robert Emfinger announced the club
was presenting $1,000 scholarships to four seniors this year – Sarah
Smith, Paige Moore, Cody Kuehn and Keleigh Collinsworth.
Award winners named for each spring sport are listed below.
Girls Basketball – Highest free throw percentage Sarah Smith;
Sportsmanship Award Chelsey Mulvany; Heart and Hustle Award Michelle
Ritterbach; Offensive Player Amanda Lawrence; Defensive Player Meagan
Lacy; MVP Sarah Smith.
Boys Basketball – Leadership Award Wesley Kerr; Longevity/Endurance
Award Chas Gipson; MVP Chase Traughber.
Softball – Offensive Player Sarah Smith; Defensive Player Paige Moore;
Lady Jacket Award Brittany Henderson; Most Improved Brittany Cullifer.
Baseball – Offensive Player Matt Carr; Defensive Player Josh Carr;
Rookie of the Year Zach Allison; Leadership Award Nick Sallings; MVP
Powerlifting – Boys Outstanding Lifter Cris Murray; Girls Outstanding
Lifter Christin Cantrell; Best All Around Lifter Nick Lane.
Golf – Golfer of the Year Chase Traughber (Male) and Ashley Easterly
(Female); Most Improved Jeff Goldman and Ashley Easterly.
Track – Outstanding Jumpers Kimmie Gorka and Wesley Kerr; Outstanding
Throwers Shannon Shipp and Terrence Sistrunk; Outstanding Distance
Runners Briana McCarty and Anthony Elkins; Outstanding Sprinter Michelle
Ritterbach and Nick Lane; Outstanding Hurdlers Sharda Bettis and Jeremy
Quick; Heart Award Meagan Lacy and Joseph Weeks; Leadership Award Amanda
Lawrence and Matt Howard.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Individual sport award winners gather for a photo following the annual
High School Spring Sports Banquet at the KHS cafetorium Monday.
Hunter safety classes set
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Hunter Safety classes will be held four times at the Texas
Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens in the upcoming months.
The traditional two-day classes are mandatory for any Texas hunter born
after Sept. 2, 1971. You must have passed the class before legally
shooting ducks, deer and other game animals.
Classes will be held at the Richard M. Hart and Johnny Morris
Conservation Center building, with Friday classes set from 6-10 p.m. and
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The first classes are set for May 30-31, with additional classes set
Aug. 15-16, Sept. 19-20 and Oct. 17-18.
Fee for the class is $15 and class size is limited to 40. Reservations
are required; no walk-ins will be allowed to register.
For those taking the home study or on-line courses, there will be
one-day field classes offered five Saturdays, May 31, July 19, Aug. 16,
Sept. 20 and Oct. 18.
Fee for the field courses is also $15 per person, with space also
limited to 40 people. Reservations are required; call (903) 676-2277.
The TFFC is located on Lake Athens, off Farm-to-Market 2495, about four
miles east of Athens.
53rd Mabank Rodeo
(8:30 a.m. Don’s Port)
Saturday Fun Sail 11-2
Saturday Race Day
(10 a.m. Don’s Port)