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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




KHS sophomore Shipp invited
to play in national basketball fest

Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Incoming Kemp High School sophomore Shannon Shipp will be participating in the upcoming International Sports Festival in Ohio.
Shipp was identified by the USA Junior Nationals basketball program as one of the outstanding high school basketball players in the region.
As a result, Shipp, the daughter of Stephen and Kris Shipp, attended the prestigious USA Junior Nationals All-State High School Basketball Competition at the University of Oklahoma May 18.
The USA Junior Nationals is considered the top amateur high school basketball competition in the United States. It is viewed as an entry level to international competition and for high school athletes seeking college basketball scholarship opportunities.
Teams were formed from the Oklahoma Junior National competition to represent Texas in the International Sports Festival 2008, scheduled for Monday through Sunday, July 21-27, in Columbus, Ohio, and Shipp was invited to participate.
Based in Madison, Wisc., the USA Junior Nationals provides one of the top amateur competitions in the United States and offers its program to all athletes who have a high talent level in basketball and want to develop their skills and techniques through statewide, national and international competition.
This is a unique opportunity for athletes to improve their basketball talent through highly organized competition. Information about participating athletes is provided to educational institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada for possible scholarship opportunities.
The USA Junior Nationals offers competitions at approximately 42 sites in the spring with competitions scheduled throughout the South, Midwest, East and West coasts.
Athletes who demonstrate advanced skills, team leadership, competitive spirit, and good sportsmanship go on to the next level, the USA Junior National International Sports Festival.

Shannon Shipp

Soccer signups slated
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–The Tri-County Soccer Association will be holding fall soccer signups from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. two Saturdays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the McDonald’s restaurant in Gun Barrel City.
Players must be 4 or older as of Aug. 1. Fee is $60 for all players, which includes a standard uniform and co-insurance.
A copy of the birth certificate (not the original) must be turned in for all new players and any returnees who remain outstanding.
Practices will begin in September, usually two nights a week or as determined by the coach. Games will be held on Saturdays, starting Sept. 13, and continuing through November.
Coaches are needed. For more information, contact Candi Conner at (903) 887-3138.

MLLFA sets exams
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank Little League Football Association will be holding physicals for players from first through sixth grade from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19, at Central Elementary School.
Exams are $20, and parents need to provide a copy of the player’s birth certificate. For more information, contact Mike Cathey at (903) 880-8211.


Upcoming games




July 26
Saturday Race Day
Don’s Port 10 a.m.

*District contest


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