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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.90
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
69 degrees - bottom





Donovan, Sparks top KHS athletes

Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Seniors Eric Sparks and Kate Donovan were named as the male and female “Athletes of the Year” at the annual Kemp High School All-Sports Banquet Friday.
The gathering at the KHS Cafetorium heard there wasn’t much question over who should be the female athlete, as Donovan advanced to state competition in both cross country and track, and received team MVP awards in both sports.
Sparks started at multiple positions on the Yellowjacket football team, and ran both the 800 meter and 1600 meter runs on the track team.
Incoming athletic director Greg Anderson told the gathering he had visited both boys’ and girls’ workouts during the past week, and was looking forward to beginning his tenure full-time June 1.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Most Valuable Player award winners at the annual Kemp High School All-Sports Banquet Friday included (from left, front row) Nick Lane, Ashley Zellmer, Leif Skierski, Joseph Simmons and Male Athlete of the Year Eric Sparks; (back row) Nick Sallings, Jacarri Culberson, Chas Gipson and Female Athlete of the Year Kate Donovan.

“I’m excited about what I’ve seen,” he said. “Looking through this (banquet) program, there’s a lot of good things going on at Kemp.”
Courtney Howard Memorial Foundation Scholarship awards ($500 each) were presented to John Farmer, Jamie Hunter, Ayla Harper, Joseph Simmons and Anna Ramirez.
Athletic Booster Awards, going to the student athlete with the highest grade point average, were presented to Meagan Lacy and Patrick Down.
Booster Club Scholarship Awards ($1,000 each) were presented to Leslie Blansett, Joseph Simmons, Patrick Dowd and Leif Skierski.
Award winners in each sport are listed below.
Golf – Most Improved Jason Quick and Amanda Lawrence, MVP Katie Hibbs and Chase Traughber.
Track – Coaches’ Award Jamie Hunter and Matt Howard, 110 Percent Award Kimmie Gorka and Nick Lane, MVP John Farmer and Kate Donovan.
Softball – Most Improved Breanna Griffin, Offensive Player Sarah Smith, Defensive Player Paige Moore, Coaches’ Award Paige Moore, 110 Percent Award Amanda White, MVP Lindsey White.
Baseball – MVP Nick Sallings.
Powerlifting – Coaches’ Award Shawn Hamm, Most Improved Candace Williams and Chris Murray, MVP Christy Cantrell and Nick Lane.
Cross Country – Spirit Award Anthony Elkins and Lacy Pettigrew, Coaches’ Award Kate Donovan, MVP Chas Gipson and Kate Donovan.
Girls Basketball – Coaches’ Award Alex Valentine, Defensive Player Meagan Lacy, Offensive Player Sarah Smith, Hustle Award Brittany Simmons, Newcomer of the Year Amanda Lawrence, MVP Ashley Zellmer.
Boys Basketball – Rebounder of the Year Matt Brown, 110 Percent Award Patrick Dowd and Kevin Freeman, Defensive Player Kevin Freeman, Offensive Player Justin Gibson, Coaches’ Award Joseph Simmons, MVP Joseph Simmons and Jacarri Culberson.
Volleyball – Coaches’ Award Ashley Zellmer, Defensive Player Sabrina Trammell, Most Improved Julie Gorka, Fighting Heart Award Paige Moore, Hustle Award Jamie Hunter, Newcomer of the Year Meagan Lacy, MVP Ashley Zellmer.
Football – Offensive Back Leif Skierski, Offensive Line Brandon Crow, Receiver Jacarri Culberson, Defensive Back Mikie Scruggs, Linebacker Josh Carr, Defensive Line Brandon Crow, Most Improved Patrick Dowd, Fighting Heart Award Eric Sparks, Coaches’ Award Matt Howard, MVP Leif Skierski.

Xtreme edges Oilers
Monitor Staff Reports
GREENVILLE–In a first-round Texas United Football League playoff contest, the Texas Xtreme semi-professional football team defeated the host Greenville Oilers 8-0 Saturday night.
Now 10-2 on the season, the Xtreme will travel to Fort Worth Saturday, May 26, to take on the 10-1 Fort Worth Avengers. The Oilers completed their season with an 8-3 record.
Despite missing seven starters, as well as their kicker, Xtreme owners and coaches Gary Craig and Larry Anding were pleased with the win over the Oilers, a long-time bitter rival.
Although the Xtreme defense gave up 130 yards on five plays, it also collected five interceptions.
The Oilers completed 4-of-11 passes for 71 yards and gained 70 rushing yards on 19 carries for a game total of 141 yards and five first downs.
Defensive standouts included Jason Anding (a blocked punt and one forced fumble), while Dontay Richardson, Marvin Hopkins, Chris Jacinto and Kailan Vinson all notched interceptions.
Other defensive contributors were Kerry Yarbrough, Montez Wade, Allen Beasley and Allen Stallings, playing his first game in more than a full season.
The Xtreme’s offensive performance was marred by five interceptions, four of them coming inside the Oilers’ 20.
For the second consecutive game, running back Brandon Thompson and cornerback Clint Condo split the quarterbacking duties.
The Xtreme offense logged 16 first downs, completed 9-of-26 passes for 171 yards, and gained 158 rushing yards on 25 carries for a total of 329 yards.
The game’s only score came when Thompson completed a two-yard pass to Larry Scott, and then added a two-point conversion run. Thompson also added 82 rushing yards on nine carries.
Larry Scott caught three passes for 71 yards, and also stepped in at punter, averaging 42 yards on four punts.
Marvin Hopkins gained 66 yards on four catches and Eric Wren chipped in 47 rushing yards on nine carries.

Grabbing the high throw to first
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Legendary Baptist’s Zach Hinkle (at right) ducks, but is safe at first base when the cutoff throw to Mabank First Baptist Church Puddle Monkeys first baseman Cameron Tucker is too high during their Cedar Creek Church League softball game May 5.











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