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 Lake Info

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




Kemp seniors ink pacts
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Four Kemp High School senior athletes signed national letters of intent to play sports with colleges during a special ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Three of the Yellowjacket baseball players – Mikie Scruggs, Matt Carr and Nick Sallings – signed to play baseball, while Yellowjacket drill team captain Maylee Friemel signed to participate in drill team at college.
Friemel, the 2007 Miss Kemp, was the drill team captain for two years, as well as a member of the Dance Elite team.
Friemel will be studying photography at Cisco Junior College in Ranger.
Both Carr and Scruggs signed to play baseball with Cisco Junior College.
Carr was a first-team all-district selection at shortstop for two straight years, as well as being a first-team all-district selection at quarterback in football.
Carr is looking to study wildlife conservation in college.
Scruggs was a first-team all-district selection in baseball as a sophomore and junior, and was named the district’s Utility Player of the Year as a senior.
Scruggs was also named the Defensive Back of the Year by district football coaches as a junior, and will be pitching for Cisco Junior College. He will major in kinesthesiology (sports/joint medicine).
Sallings also will pitch for Navarro College in Corsicana. He was a first-team all-district selection all four years of high school, being named the district’s Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.
Sallings injured his hand during his senior year and was unable to pitch through most of the district slate, but was a standout at third base and got a first-team infield nod from loop coaches. He plans to study criminal justice at college.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp High School seniors (seated, from left) Maylee Friemel, Mikie Scruggs,
Matt Carr and Nick Sallings sign college letters of intent during a ceremony
Wednesday. The signings are witnessed by (standing, from left) assistant baseball
coach Randal Forguson, Maylee’s mom Lori Friemel, Mikie’s grandfather Edward
Scruggs, Matt’s parents Kristie and Thomas Carr, Nick’s mom Vickie Sallings,
and head baseball coach Cody Ross.

Don Legg Open tourney players, sponsors sought
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Players are being sought for the annual Don Legg Open golf tournament, set for a 10 a.m. shotgun start Monday, July 21, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Fee for the four-man scramble is $75 per player, which includes lunch, cart, green fees, complementary non-alcoholic drinks on the course and great prizes.
There will be a coaches division and a non-coaches division, each with its own traveling trophy. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams.
Mulligans are available, two for $10, and there will be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one.
Sponsorships are being sought. An Orange Sponsor ($400) will have a sign with the business/company name, player positions for four players and four free Mulligan tickets.
A hole sponsor ($100) will have a sign marking the business/company at the sponsored hole.
In-kind donations are also sought, such as special event tickets, sports event tickets, gift certificates, merchandise and other items to be used as prizes.
The Kemp Athletic Booster Club sponsors the tournament, and proceeds will benefit Kemp High School athletics.
For more information, contact Raymond Shackleford at (903) 887-4878 or, Robert Emfinger at (903) 880-5856 or, or Stella McCown at (214) 394-3608 or

Bulldog punter Rhodes signs with Rice Owls

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace High School senior Garrett Rhodes (seated left) signs a letter of intent with
Rice University Wednesday. Witnessing the signing are EHS athletic director Doug
Wendel (seated right), EHS principal Stan Sowers (standing left) and parents Rusty and
Tracy Rhodes. A district-leading punter, Rhodes is a “recruited walk-on,” one of five
such players at Rice University, which accepts fewer than 8 percent of all applicants.
Rhodes will study bimolecular engineering, with an eye toward a medical career as an
orthopedic surgeon.


Upcoming games




June 26-28
53rd Mabank Rodeo


June 14
Saturday Fun Sail 11-2

June 28
Saturday Race Day
(10 a.m. Don’s Port)

*District contest


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