Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.98
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
82 degrees - bottom




  Morse catches ‘the big one’

Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–For 37 years, Bobby Morse has been trying to catch “the big one” out of Cedar Creek Lake.
Last Friday, Morse, 76, caught a catfish that probably qualifies. It’s certainly one of the biggest ever caught in the lake.
Morse and his wife Linda discovered an 83-pound catfish hooked on a trotline they set up by the Country Club Estates subdivision near Cedar Creek Country Club.
A Malakoff resident, Morse said he and his wife baited the trotline the night before.
He had never registered a fish before, but said he hoped his 83-pounder would go into the record books.
A Dallas native, Bobby and Linda Morse lived in the Tanglewood Beach Estates from 1970 to 1995 before moving to West Texas.
They returned to Malakoff in 2006, and he resumed fishing for “the big one.”



Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison
Malakoff resident Billy Morse hoists an 83-pound catfish he hooked on a trotline near the Cedar Creek Country Club.


Area teams open practice
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Football and volleyball practices opened Monday for all three area school districts.
Local football teams will don pads for the first time Friday, Aug. 10.
At Mabank, fourth-year head coach Jimmy Cantrell welcomed back about 90 upperclassmen and around 30 freshmen.
At Kemp, new head coach Greg Anderson welcomed about 60 players to the first day of practice, while new Eustace head coach Doug Wendel had about 60 upperclassmen and 30 freshmen turn out.
New Kemp volleyball coach Peggy Swierc had about 20 players come out for the first day of practices, while Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton opened varsity practice with 13 players, most of them seniors returning from last year’s unbeaten squad.
At Eustace, veteran volleyball coach Chuck Powers had 40 players out Monday – quite a bit below expectations. A number of freshmen who signed up to play hadn’t shown yet, he added.
Each of the coaches anticipate a number of freshmen students will come out for their respective teams when school opens Monday, Aug. 27.

ABOVE: Mabank varsity players weave around obstacles during a drill Monday. Mabank was the only area football team holding a late afternoon practice under “normal” summertime temperatures.

AT LEFT,: Bre Griffin (right) deadlifts under the watchful eyes of teammate Kimmie Gorka and new Kemp High School volleyball coach Peggy Swierc.

















Upcoming games

Cross Country
Aug. 25
EHS @ Greenhill Relays
(Norbuck Park, Dallas)

Sept. 1
EHS @ Plano Invitational
(Woodruff Park, Plano)
Aug. 11
MHS @ Wills Point (scrm)
KHS @ Canton (scrm)
EHS hosts scrimmage

MHS vs Wills Point
KHS @ Brownsboro
EHS @ Malakoff
Aug. 18
MHS vs Mineola (scrm)
KHS @ Grand Saline (scrm)
EHS @ P.Westwood (scrm)