Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.18
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
76 degrees - bottom





Ewing tops MGA tournament field
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Glen Ewing won the annual MGA Championship at the Cedar Creek Country Club last weekend.
Heading the Championship Flight, Ewing forged the low gross score with rounds of 72 on Saturday and 70 on Sunday to finish the 36-hole tournament at 142.
Tyler Underriner and James Mashburn tied for low net score on the Championship Flight, finishing with adjusted scores of 150 and gross scores of 160.
Rounding out the Championship Flight were Bobby Weckerlin (gross 159/net 151), Bob Felty (161/151), Rod Hunt (166/154), Andrew Jordan (170/156) and Jim Stuart (161/157).
David Winn posted rounds of 73 and 72 to forge the low gross score, 163, on the First Flight.
Again, there was a tie for low net score, as both John Andrews and Wes Verner shot identical scores of 167 and net scores of 145.
Rounding out the First Flight were Terry Butler (166 gross/146 net), Dan Merrill (165/147), David Cary (165/147), Dan Bradfield (168/150), Kurt Schumacher (170/152), Mike Roach (171/153), Tom Green (181/163) and Dean Fannin (183/165).
Phil Hoover headed the Second Flight, posting rounds of 81 and 87 to forge a low gross score of 168.
Stan Sowers took first low net score with a 140 (172 gross), while James McKinney took second net with a 147 (gross 179).
Rounding out the Second Flight were Raymie Shackelford (173 gross/149 net), Jim Jones (179/149), Buddy Hibbs (181/149), Josh Redstone (176/150), Larry Bilbrey (175/151), Pat Fernandez (179/153), Wilbur Dennis (185/155), Sonny Roach (183/157) and Billy Tyler (197/165).
Mike Clement completed the first round, but withdrew.
Al Farley led the Third Flight, posting rounds of 92 and 94 to forge the low gross score of 186.
Gary Gallatin took low net score, with a gross of 198 and an adjusted net score of 148, while Ivan Ray had the second low net score, 150, after posting a 190 gross.
Rounding out the Third Flight were Bill Holland (189 gross/153 net), Bill Collins (191/153), Ray Brown (202/164) and David Ziegler (208/166).
Rudy Krailoh and Dwayne Taylor played the first round, but withdrew.Long drive winners for the Championship Flight on Hole No. 5 were Bob Weckherlin (Saturday) and Jim Stuart (Sunday).
Drive winners for the First Flight on Hole No. 14 were Kurt Schumacher and Dean Fannin.
In the Second Flight, Ray Shackelford posted the longest drive Hole No. 8 both days of the tournament.
Similarly, Gary Gallatin posted the Third Flight’s longest drive on Hole No. 17 both days of the tournament.

KISD softball, baseball field pact approved
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–The construction contract to build the new Kemp Independent School District softball/baseball fields went to Mark, Inc.
At a special meeting Monday, Kemp trustees selected the company recommended by Barry Canning, architect with WRA Architects of Dallas.
The cost is an estimated $470,000, with possibilities of seeing lower costs on some portions of the work.
“I expect the school to see a good savings in certain areas,” Canning said.
Proposals were opened June 28, and both companies who submitted bids were contacted, Canning explained.
The main emphasis on the construction will be landscaping and dirtwork, he said.
“The (financial) spread on the landscaping was pretty tight,” Canning pointed out.
Most of the cost difference between the bids was in the dirtwork, so Canning talked with staff at both companies to gather information on sub-contractors.
The sub-contractors for Mark are Worldwide Excavating and Halls Irrigation, both of Kemp.
They are ready to start as soon as the contracts are signed and as soon as the bonds are acquired for the companies involved, trustees heard.
In other business, trustees:
• viewed the first preliminary drawings of the new high school, and made suggestions about possible needs and changes.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman

Kemp Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Peter Running points to a portion of a proposed new high school as school trustees study the first set of preliminary drawings Monday. Pictured are (from left) trustee Steve Greenhaw and board president Keith Foisey, Running, and trustees Curtis Donovan, Dr. Jim Collinsworth, Harvey McFaul and Scott Clearman.



One that didn’t get away
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mom Tonya Capley raises her arms in triumph as son Brandon reels in a palm-sized sunfish from the Gun Barrel City Park pond July 7. “They’re really easy to catch right here,” she said. “You just put your worm out there.” Dad Darrell and sister Lorin joined in catching and releasing the tiny fish from their hometown park.