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June 12
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 318.50
Water Temperature:
82 degrees - top
81 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

KASA sign-ups
KASA football and cheer/drill sign-ups will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Kemp Dairy Queen.
Cheer/drill fee is $325/child, and a $50 non-refundable deposit is required at registration. Balances must be paid in full before uniform fittings June 18. Last day to register is June 4.
Football fee is $175/child, with $50 non-refundable deposit at registration, along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate (not the original). Last day to register is June 18. No late sign-ups.

TVCC hosts basketball camps
Trinity Valley Community College will host its annual basketball camp for girls and boys in grades 2-12 Monday through Friday, June 13-17, on the TVCC Athens campus.
Campers will work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily – each camper will be provided lunch, a camp T-shirt and a summer workout program.
The camp will focus on offensive fundamentals, including shooting form and technique, dribbling drills and one-on-one offensive moves, along with games and competitions.
Cost is $150 for day campers and $250 for resident campers.
A basketball team camp will be held for boys and girls high school teams Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Cost is $200 per team, and each team is guaranteed five games.
For more information, contact Patrick Smith at (903) 675-6218.

MYFA signups
Malakoff Youth Football Association are holding signups for cheer and football teams on the MYFA website,
Fees are $135 for football and $275 for cheerleaders. Last day for cheer signups is June 18, and all money will be due at that time. For more information, contact Jerry Spiva at (903) 477-0603 or Kassy Honchell at (903) 203-4077.


Upcoming Events

FBC-GBC Basketball

June 17
7 p.m. CLC vs Team Yellow
8 p.m. Past Prime vs FBC Mabank
Bye – Young Guns

Purtis Creek State Park

June 18
Canoe/kayak classes
(4 p.m.)

June 19
Canoe tour
(10:30 a.m.)

June 25
(9 p.m.)

June 30
Campfire skills
(8 p.m.)

July 2
Arts and Nature
(3 p.m.)

July 2
Nature tracks and animals
(6 p.m.)



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Sports Highlights

Strickland loop MVP
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Palmer advanced farther in the state baseball playoffs, but Eustace had the District 13-2A’s most valuable player, according to all-district selections by loop coaches.
All-district picks were released Thursday, after Palmer lost to Nacogdoches Central Heights, 4-3, in the state semifinals Wednesday night in Round Rock.
LSU signee and recent EHS graduate Braden Strickland, whose dominating second-round performance helped Eustace gain a home-and-home split with Palmer April 15, was named the district MVP.
Palmer senior Zach Hobbs was named the Pitcher of the Year, while junior teammate Garrett Dearden was the Defensive Player of the Year.
Sunnyvale junior Zach Metzger was the Offensive Player of the Year, and freshman teammate Ryan Cottingame was named the Newcomer of the Year.
Three Eustace players, all seniors, were named to the district’s 15-man first team – Nathan Taft (one of three pitchers named), Addison Scott (one of five infielders) and Jacob Petillo (one of four outfielders).
Malakoff had two players, both juniors, named to the first team – pitcher Kash Armstrong and infielder Jacob Teague.
Coaches named a 14-man second team, which included three Eustace players, senior outfielder Taylor Caldwell (who broke his ankle in the Bulldogs’ season-ending area-round playoff game against Clifton) and two juniors, first baseman Raymond Shutak and outfielder Blake Ward.
Malakoff sophomore infielder Tate Taylor was also named to the second team.
Strickland, Scott, Taft and fellow seniors Alex Pharmakis, Owen Babcock and Brad Sawicki were all named Academic All-State earlier.


CCVF 2nd Golf Classic June 20
Monitor Staff Reports
PINNACLE CLUB–The Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation will hold its second annual Golf Classic Monday, June 20, at the Pinnacle Golf Club, north of Malakoff.
Funds raised will benefit three nonprofit organizations – Hope For The Warriors®, the Fisher House of Dallas and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. followed by a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee for a team of four is $240 (single player is $60) and includes golf, green fees, golf cart and lunch.
To register for the Golf Classic or to learn more about sponsoring the event, contact Gayle Robinson at (903) 451-5054,, or Elaine Bownes at (903) 451-3820,
Several veterans will be honored in an opening ceremony.
World War II veteran Richard E. Dwelle of Athens was assigned as a forward observer during the Battle of the Bulge and the Rhine Campaign. Upon returning to the United States, Dwelle began a 50-year career in newspaper publishing.
George “Mickey” Ludwig was an Army pilot in Vietnam, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
In addition, several wounded service members undergoing rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio will be honored and will participate in the Golf Classic.
Special guests this year are Lt. Gen. Robert Carey, USMC (Ret.) of Plano, and Maj. Gen. Paul Landers, USAF (Ret.) of Bullard, both highly decorated pilots in their respective military branches.
A representative from the Texas Governor’s Office will present each retired general with a resolution, honoring their service. Each general will also be entered into the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C.
“These brave service members, both currently serving and retired, are the reason the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation was established,” Robinson said. “We owe these men and women our respect and support for their service to our country.”
“We are proud to be chosen with both of these fine nonprofit organizations,” Peggy Rochon, Hope For The Warriors® Southeast Regional Director said. “This is an exciting event for our organization to be a part of, and for our local wounded heroes to attend.”

Quick change

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Rally Girls catcher Ashton Wallace gets some help removing her protective
gear from coach Amanda Cline (left) and dad Waylon Wallace before stepping
into the batter's box during a Mabank Baseball Softball Association coach-pitch
softball (8 and under) contest against the Malakoff Poison Monday at Mabank's
George Watts Park.
















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