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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.19
Water Temperature:
88  degrees - top
degrees - bottom






Annual MHS volleyball camp
draws big groups

Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
ABOVE: Incoming seventh-graders toss and spike volleyballs to a partner during
the opening day of the annual Mabank High School volleyball camp Monday. Some
39 sixth- and seventh-graders began the morning camps, with approximately the
name number of eighth- and ninth-graders coming out for the afternoon camps.
BELOW: Veteran MHS volleyball coach Stacy Shelton demonstrates the form
needed to make successful passes for watching youngsters Monday. Shelton’s
teams have been in the playoffs five straight years.

Browning plays in THSCA
All-Star basketball game

Monitor Staff Reports
AUSTIN–Mabank High School May graduate Kolton Browning played in the 65th annual Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Monday.
A standout in football, basketball and baseball all four years at MHS, Browning averaged a double-double (26 points, 10 rebounds) as he led the Panthers to the brink of the basketball playoffs during Mabank’s first year back in Class 4A.
After the end of the basketball season, Browning was named the District 15-4A Offensive Player of the Year for the second time as a senior, having won that same honor from the district football coaches.
Browning was a member of the North squad, which won 81-80 over the South squad. A total of 24 players from all five classifications were selected for the All-Star game.
Spearman guard Jordan Ashmore hit a free throw with 13 seconds left to seal the North win.
Although Browning did not score, he told the Tyler Morning Telegraph he enjoyed the All-Star game experience.
“I got to know 23 great guys,” he told Telegraph sports editor Phil Hicks. “It was fun to be here.”
Veteran MHS basketball coach Mark Allen accompanied Browning to Austin, and told Hicks he was proud to have Browning selected to participate.
“It’s a tremendous honor for him and his family,” Allen was quoted in Tuesday’s edition of the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
“He’s been an outstanding player for us,” Allen added. “He’s a super athlete and a great kid on top of that.”
One of very few high school athletes to be named the district’s Most Valuable Player in both football and basketball as a junior and the Offensive Player of the Year in both football and basketball as a senior, Browning will be attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe this fall.
The son of Panda and Karl Browning, Kolton holds three of the top four MHS season passing records and the total offense single-game record (507 yards against Kaufman in the 2007 season opener), as well as the top three school records for touchdown passes in a game.
In three seasons as the Panthers’ starter, Browning threw a school-record 63 touchdown passes – 26 as a junior and 28 as a senior when the Panthers moved up to 4A competition.
A 6-3, 185-pound lefty, Browning is already penciled in as the starter for the Warhawks, even though ULM will be opening training camp with five quarterbacks on the roster.

Cedar Creek Women’s
Golf marks 40th birthday

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Past and present members of the Cedar Creek Women's Golf Association gather
at the Cedar Creek Country Club main ballroom July 16 to mark the 40th
anniversary of the group. The WGA currently has around 55 members.



Upcoming games

GBC co-ed softball

July 28
7 p.m.
Xtreme-Tanksley vs Impossibles
8:05 p.m.
Replacements vs Longhorns
9:10 p.m.
Dictators vs Rebels

Aug. 4
7 p.m.
Dictators vs Replacements
8:05 p.m.
Longhorns vs Impossibles
9:10 p.m.
Rebels vs Xtreme-Tanksley


Aug. 7
MHS hosts scrimmage
KHS @ Mildred scrim.
EHS hosts 4 teams

Aug. 8
MHS @ Wills Point scrim.
EHS hosts 3 teams

Aug. 9
KHS @ Palestine scrim.

Aug. 11
MHS vs WP-Athens
KHS @ Brownsboro
EHS vs GS-Malakoff


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