Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.01
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
75 degrees - bottom




  Hibbs wins top honors at SMU
Monitor Staff Reports
DALLAS–Kemp High School incoming senior Mandy Hibbs received the “Top All-American” award at the National Cheerleaders Association cheer camp at Southern Methodist University July 12-15.
The “Top All-American” award is given to only one cheerleader at the 800-member SMU camp, and qualifies Hibbs, the captain of the KHS varsity cheer squad, to attend either the Fed-Ex Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., or the Thanksgiving in Paradise in Honolulu.
Hibbs was also invited to try out for the NCA staff, which would include conducting similar camps and judging cheer competitions across the country.
The KHS varsity squad won “Top Team” in the Small Varsity division at the SMU camp, and Hibbs also won the “Captains/Leadership Award.”
Kemp cheerleaders were all nominated as NCA All-American candidates.
Varsity team members include Hibbs, Meagan Lacy, Ashley Chandler, Alicia Jones, Jessica Baker, Jamie Randau, Alyssa Jermigar, Hillary Ables, Kandyce Haynie, Stephanie Rogers and mascot Heather Beauchamp.
In addition, Kemp junior varsity cheerleader Hailey Hall was also named to the All-American team.
A three-time All-American team member, Hibbs has been cheering/tumbling since age 4, and competitively cheers for the Arlington-based Spirit of Texas, where she is a member of their Small Co-Ed Level 5 team.
She trains twice weekly (minimum four hours), and has competed at the USASF World Competition, earning a silver medal and meeting other competitors from around the world.

Area Fishing Reports
ATHENS–Water off color, 80-84 degrees; 0.43' high. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigged finesse baits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, and at night on black spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits.
CEDAR CREEK – Water stained; 79-84 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs over deep points. White bass are good on Humdingers early near the surface. Hybrid striper are fair on Sassy Shad. Crappie are slow on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on cut shad drifted over points.
FORK – Water off color; 79-84 degrees; 0.65' high. Black bass are fair to good on Scum Frogs, spinnerbaits and Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around docks and bridge pilings. Catfish are fair on chartreuse nightcrawlers (use Worm-Glo) and prepared baits.
PALESTINE – Water stained; 79-84 degrees; 0.99' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, topwaters and soft plastics fished shallow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in the marinas and over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair to good on Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cheese bait. brush piles. White bass are fair. No reports on catfish. All boat ramps remain closed.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS– Water off color; 79-86 degrees; 0.12' high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged worms and topwaters. White bass and hybrid striper are fair to good on Humdingers and topwaters.