Sports and Outdoors

 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.74 Water Temperature:
86  degrees - top
degrees - bottom




Annual MHS volleyball camp
draws big turnourt

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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Veteran Mabank High School volleyball coach Stacy Shelton demonstrates the

difference between hitting (driving the ball downward) and passing (bumping the
ball upward) for incoming sixth- and seventh-grade girls during the opening day
of volleyball camp Monday.

Chamber golf tournament set July 26
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Registration is continuing for the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual summer golf tournament.
Aptly named The Red Hot “18,” it’s scheduled for Monday, July 26, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m., followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Tournament co-chairs, Tim Lilly/State Farm Insurance and Robbye Grissom, are planning to have the same popular event as in recent years, with around 100 players expected.
“This is a fund-raiser for the chamber, and we encourage anyone of any skill level to come out and join the fun,” Grissom said.
The tournament is a four-person scramble with gross/net prizes, games, contests and Mulligans, with a Hole-in-One Contest sponsored by Tri-County Ford.
Entry fee is $70 for individual players or $280 per team, which includes golf, cart, goody bags, lunch and team pictures. There will be door prizes as well.
In keeping with the tournament date and the median temperature at Cedar Creek Lake in summer, the descriptive name of Red Hot “18” Golf Tournament is definitely appropriate, but the tournament has become a highly anticipated chamber event.
The popular chamber of commerce fund raiser always proves to be a success, offering good advertising for sponsors, fun and networking for the players.
Besides Tri-County Ford, other sponsors at press time include cash underwriters Southside Bank, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman and Bob’s Collision.
Sponsors also include Don R. Kinney CPA, Trinity Valley Electric Co-op, First State Bank Athens/GBC Branch, Prosperity Bank Seven Points and GBC, TexasAbility and Dr. John Loar, DDS.
Also, Neal Mansfield and Katie Veach, Excite, Solar Screen & Outdoor Products, A+Professional of Plumbing, Statewide Surveying Service, Solar Turbines, Trinity Valley Home Health & Therapy, A Yankee’s Locksmith Service and Tiffany Lilly State Farm Insurance.
Also, Beacon Hill, First State Bank Athens/Mabank Branch, Star Lite Custom Homes, Lakeway Chiropractic, Kali Realty Group, Cedar Isle Restaurant & Baja Beach Club, Don Richardson and Debra Davis/Edward Jones Mabank.
Donors of items for goody bags and raffle/door prizes include Cornerstone Business Solutions, Brookshire’s Seven Points, Statewide Surveying Service, Cedar Lake Nursing Home, Edward Jones Mabank, Lakeside Family & Sports Medicine, Dr. John Loar and Charles Hetmer Contracting.
Also, Tiffany Lilly State Farm, Chili’s, Judy and B.G. Pierce, Excite Realty, Cedar Creek Wellness Spa, Stonebriar Golf Club, Twin Lakes Golf Club, Indian Oaks Golf Course and Tree Farm and the Pinnacle Golf Club.
Applications are available online at, or you can contact the chamber office at (903) 887-3152 or e-mail, or call Robbye Grissom at (214) 926-1395 and Tim Lilly at (903) 887-6001.
All tournament proceeds benefit the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.


Upcoming Events


July 24
Race Day
skippers meeting 9 a.m. race 10 a.m.

Aug. 14
Fun Sail 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Aug. 28
Race Day
skippers meeting 9 a.m. race 10 a.m.

Sept. 11
AMU race 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Aug. 2
Practices open

Aug. 2
Practices open

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