Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
62 degrees - top
62 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
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.
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
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)
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)
Saturday Race Day
Don’s Port 10 a.m.