Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.16
Water Temperature:
86  degrees - top
degrees - bottom





  Kurlander, Walker, Wood, McCord
win Red Hot ‘18’

Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The annual Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Red Hot “18” golf tournament drew 21 teams to the Cedar Creek Country Club Monday.
The team of Fred Kurlander, Ty Walter, Boyse Wood and Mike McCord took first place gross, while the Eustace team of Gary Walsh, Chris Powers, Mac McKinney and Ray Armstrong secured the first place net trophy.
“It was a really good tournament and a really good day,” chamber president JoAnn Hanstrom remarked. Hanstrom is researching to see if this year’s turnout represents the largest number of teams to play in the four-man scramble event.
Hanstrom added the chamber golf committee appreciates everyone who supported and played in the tournament, helping make it a success.
Chairs for the tournament were Rick Brown, Judy Pierce, Tim Lilly and Robbye Grissom.
In second place gross was the team of Tim Hogan, David Berry, Jack Scroggins and Vernon Rainwater, while Lana L. Mock, Pat Collin, Suzanne Mays and Fred Gammons took the second place net trophy.
The third place gross trophy went to the team of Douglas Humble, Bob Walker, Steve Winfield and Lou Thomas, while the Kemp ISD team of Kurt Schumacher, Peter Running, Keith Foisey and Sam Swierc took third place net.
The team of Kirk Chaney, Trey Chaney, John Bateman and Todd Simmons won Budweiser koozies for finishing fifth in gross scores, while the last-place prize went to the team of Doug Ragsdale, Gene Myers, Tate Cramm and Calvin Jones.
John Comeau won “closest to the pin” on No. 17, while Brenda Higgins and Steve Winfield hit the women’s and men’s “longest drive” on No. 18.
Red’s By The Lake Oyster Bar sponsored a $10,000 hole-in-one opportunity for all trophy winners from 175 yards out on No. 18. However, only a few were able to hit the green and no one was able to make a hole in one.
Sponsors for the tournament included A+ Professor of Plumbing, Trinity Valley Home Health & Therapy, A Yankee Locksmith Service, Academy Sports of Mesquite, Adrienne McDonald, Athens Trophy, Ben E. Keith, Blue Burrito and B&J Boat and Self Storage.
Also, Capt’n “B” Florist, Cedar Creek Country Club, Cedar Lake Nursing Home & Rehab, Charles R. Hetmer Contracting – Stonemason, Citizens State Bank of Seven Points, Cornerstone Business Solutions, Devin Bawden and Edward Jones – Debra K. Davis.
Also, East Texas Medical Center, Embarq, Excite – Neal Mansfield and Katie Veach, First State Bank of Athens – GBC Branch, Home Instead Senior Care, Kings Creek Golf Club and Lana Mock & Associates.
Also, Dr. John Loar, DDS, Dr. Roberto Loar, DDS, Lone Star Maps, John Mosley Attorney at Law – Kaufman, NAPA Auto Parts – Mabank, Oncor Electric, Pinnacle Club, Prime Lending, Prosperity Bank – Seven Points and GBC Branch, Ragsdale Real Estate.
Also, Red’s By The Lake Oyster Bar, Statewide Surveying Service, Solar Screen, Solar Turbine, Texas Ability, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital – Kaufman, Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, Southside Bank – Gun Barrel City Branch, Tiffany Lilly – State Farm Insurance and Tri County Ford.

Kemp holds second annual
volleyball camp

Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
BELOW: Incoming Kemp Junior High seventh-grader April Thomas sets under the
watchful eye of former Sam Houston State player Lauren Swierc during the first day
of the second annual KHS volleyball camp Monday. Approximately 30 students, separated
into two age groups, came out for the camp, which runs through Thursday (today).
ABOVE: Swierc instructs campers on the proper form to make plays, move side to
side or forward and backward.


Upcoming games

GBC co-ed softball

Aug. 4
7 p.m.
Dictators vs Replacements
8:05 p.m.
Longhorns vs Impossibles
9:10 p.m.
Rebels vs Xtreme-Tanksley
Aug. 11
7 p.m.
Replacements vs Rebels
8:05 p.m.
Xtreme-Tanksley vs Longhorns
9:10 p.m.
Dictators vs Impossibles


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

Aug. 13-15
EHS @ Van tourney

Aug. 14-15
MHS @ Garland tourney

Aug. 14
KHS vs Cross Roads


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