Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
na degrees - top
69 degrees - bottom
Avengers bop Xtreme out of TUFL
Monitor Staff Reports
FORT WORTH–The Texas Xtreme semi-professional football
team was defeated by the host Fort Worth Avengers, 22-20, in the Texas
United Football League’s Northern Conference semifinal game Saturday
Xtreme owners and coaches Gary Craig and Larry Anding were proud of
their team’s accomplishment, as they played three consecutive games,
including two playoff games, without seven or more starters, including
their kicker and quarterback.
This season marks the sixth consecutive year Craig and Anding have taken
their team to the playoffs, and the Xtreme are the only TUFL team to
make the playoffs each year since the inception of the League five
The Xtreme completed the 2007 season with a 10-3 record.
The Xtreme took an 8-0 lead after running back Brandon Thompson, subbing
at quarterback, hit Eric Wren for a 42-yard scoring pass.
Wren completed a two-point conversion pass attempt to Marvin Hopkins.
With just over two minutes remaining in the first half, the Avengers
recorded a safety and the Xtreme lead was cut to 8-2.
After the safety, the Avengers took advantage of the Xtreme free kick
and scored on a short drive, which included an 18-yard pass.
The two-point conversion failed, and the game remained tied 8-8.
The Avengers kicked off to the Xtreme and soon intercepted an Xtreme
pass at the Texas 41.
On the first play after the interception, the Avengers completed a
41-yard touchdown pass and the PAT was good, giving the Avengers a
shocking 15-8 halftime lead.
Early in the second half, the Avengers scored on another pass
interception, and the PAT gave Fort Worth a 22-8 lead.
The Xtreme cut the Avenger lead to 22-14 on a 12-yard run by Brandon
Thompson (the two-point conversion failed).
Dontay Richardson picked off an Avenger pass and returned it for a
42-yard score to bring the Xtreme within two points at 22-20, but the
Xtreme two-point conversion attempt failed.
Defensively, Coach Craig was pleased with the overall performance, with
the exception of one Avenger scoring drive that was aided by two first
downs on Xtreme penalties, including a 40-yard pass interference
The Xtreme defense was flagged seven times for a total of 90 yards in
The Avengers picked up 12 first downs – with four compliments of Xtreme
penalties – and gained 127 rushing yards on 38 carries, while completing
5-of-12 passes for 75 yards (with two interceptions) for a total of 202
Defensive standouts included Jason Anding, with one forced fumble, and
Kailan Vinson with one interception.
Other defensive contributors were Kerry Yarbrough, Allen Stallings,
Allen Beasley, Chris Jacinto, Lonterio Osborn and Montez Wade.
Coach Anding was also pleased with the offense, with the exception of
the passing game, as the Xtreme hit just 9-of-22 pass completions with
two interceptions, and just nine first downs.
The Xtreme offense outgained the Avenger offense, racking up 125 rushing
yards on 21 carries and 122 passing yards, totaling 247 yards.
Offensive standouts included six-year veterans Brandon Thompson and
Jerry Martin, along with Marvin Lyons, James Melton and Billy Bigger.
Thompson led all rushers with 72 yards on nine carries and Wren chipped
in 35 yards on six carries.
Xtreme quarterback B.J. Kennimer made a brief appearance, playing in his
first game since suffering a broken ankle in the season opener Feb. 24.
Xtreme wide receiver Larry Scott assumed the punting duties for the
third consecutive game, averaging 41 yards on five punts.
Park slates annual kid fishing
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Friends of the Purtis Creek State Park and Wal-Mart will
host the annual Kids All-American Fishing Derby Saturday, June 2.
Events will open at 8 a.m. and continue to noon at the park, concluding
with a free hot dog lunch.
This year, free fishing poles will be provided for the first 200
Children 12 and under will be admitted to the park free; adults and
youths 13 and up pay the regular $2 daily entry fee.
The park is located on Farm-to-Market 316, about three miles north of
In addition to fishing, children can enter a number of contests,
including a casting contest and paddle boat races, and clamber up a
A silent auction will include custom engraved youth model firearms and a
guitar autographed by veteran rock star and avid outdoorsman Ted Nugent.
All proceeds will benefit The Friends of Purtis Creek State Park. For
more information, contact the Purtis Creek State Park at (903) 425-2332.
Adult softball teams sought
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–The Henderson County YMCA is accepting team registrations for
adult fall men’s and co-ed softball leagues.
Teams from around the county looking to join in a fall softball league
are invited to participate in the YMCA recreational men’s and co-ed
Any team desiring to play will need to have a representative at the
coaches meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the Athens YMCA
Athens league registration forms may be obtained from the league
website, www.quickscores.com/hcymca, or from the YMCA office, either in
person or at the league coaches meeting.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the YMCA at (903)