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July 10
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 317.95
Water Temperature:
88 degrees - top
86 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

TVCC shooting camp
Young basketball players are invited to participate in the annual Trinity Valley Community College shooting camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 11-14.
Cost is $70 for each participant and $60 for each additional family member, which includes a camp T-shirt and an off-season shooting program.
TVCC head men’s coach Patrick Smith and assistant coach Guy Furr will provide offensive position work and drills, along with games and competitions. For more information, contact Smith at (903) 675-6218.

Red Hot ‘18’
The annual Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, the Red Hot “18” will be held Monday, July 25, at Kings Creek Golf Club, with a 7:45 a.m. check in and an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry for the tournament is $60 per player in advance, $65 the day of the tournament, which includes a light breakfast, golf, cart and lunch.
For information, contact Tiffany Lilly at (903) 887-6001, Robbye Grissom at (214) 926-1395 or Debra Davis at (903) 887-2870, or contact the chamber office at (903) 887-3152, or e-mail

Upcoming Events

FBC-GBC Basketball

July 15
7 p.m. FBC Mabank vs
Team Yellow
8 p.m. Young Guns vs
Bye-Past Prime

July 22
End-of-season tourney
7 p.m. Seed 4 vs Seed 5
8 p.m. Seed 3 vs Seed 2
9 p.m. 4/5 winner vs
Seed No. 1



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Sports Highlights

Mabank Texans ready for district play-off
Machine-pitch team heads for Mildred
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–The members of the boys machine pitch baseball team – Mabank Texans – are excited about their upcoming district playoffs starting July 11 in Mildred.
The team rose to the top of the American League with a 14-1 season to win the playoff berth.
All the players are between the ages of 7 and 8, and for most, this is their first playoff experience.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Shortstop Andrew Sullivan (right), 8, of Mabank covers second with an underhanded catch, while second baseman Hudson Fraser of Scurry takes note.

“I’m hoping for a more challenging atmospher and for our team to keep improving and playing hard,” coach Scott McManus said.
As a district play-off team, the Mabank Texans could draft three other players from their league to assist them.
They picked first baseman Ismael Maltos of Eustace, second baseman Hudson Fraser of Scurry and third baseman Darion Peace of Malakoff.
The city of Mabank is hosting the Texas Teenage Baseball playoffs all this week July 11-15. Boys entering their freshman year from Malakoff, Kerens, Eustace, Athens and Richland Chambers are expected to participate.
The Mabank Knights, under coach Jeff Capehart, also made the playoffs.
Games are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Mabank Softball/Baseball Association members have worked hard since the spring to help the city upgrade baseball fields in Mabank.
“I’m an active association member,” McManus said and described some of the work involved in improving the ball park and he’s excited about the tournaments coming to Mabank.
“We should be able to host more tournaments next year and some in the fall. We’re going to make good use of these facilities,” McManus said.


Countdown to Red Hot ‘18’
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–It’s not called the Red Hot “18” Golf Tournament for nothing!
Held the last Monday in July, the annual chamber of commerce FUNdraiser rewards those who can “take the heat.”
This year’s event is set for the King’s Creek Country Club on State Highway 274 in Kemp.
Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 25.
Event planners Robbye Grissom/BNR Pit Grill, Tiffany Lilly/State Farm Insurance and Debra Davis/Edward Jones Investments have lined up some great sponsors for the Hole-in-One Contest/Tri-County Ford, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Buy a Drive Hole.
Other popular features of the long anticipated event include a 50/50 raffle, commemorative photos, door prizes and other awards.
The format is a four-person scramble, with gross/net prizes. Entry fee is $60 per player for early birds meeting a July 20 deadline for sign-up and $65 the day of the tournament. The entry fee includes a light breakfast, golf cart and lunch.
Those who want to play, but don’t have a team, be sure to come. You will be matched up with three others to form a team.
Tournament sponsorship/advertising opportunities still exist.
“We’ve added a couple of value-added sponsorships that are excellent advertising opportunities,” Grissom said.
An exclusive $2,500 “Masters” sponsorship includes the fee for two teams and a large sign on the King’s Creek golf course for up to 10 days prior to the tournament. The $1,000 “Champions” sponsorship includes one team and the same signage.
Of course other sponsorship opportunities are also available from $100 to $500.
The committee is also taking donations for the goody bag, door prizes and raffle items.
For an entry form or to get more information, call (903) 887-3152 or visit www.cedarcreek and download the entry form from the Home Page “Of Interest” block.
All proceeds benefit the Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.



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