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August 14
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 316.77
Water Temperature:
91 degrees - top
86 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Stargazing at Purtis Creek State Park
A stargazing outing will be held at Purtis Creek State Park from 9 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug 20.
Make a star wheel and learn how to use it, learn about the solar system and view the night sky through a telescope. Weather permitting, meet at the over flow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Night hike at Purtis Creek State Park
An evening of night hiking will be held at Purtis Creek State Park from 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
Take a hike into the night and learn about the nocturnal animals that frequent the park. Discover how the darkness affects your senses. The hike is about one mile and on relatively flat terrain. Meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events


Aug. 18
• Eustace @ Elkhart (scrimmage) – 6 p.m.
• Athens @ Mabank (scrimmage) – Time TBA
• Kemp @ Van (scrimmage) – 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 12
• Kemp @ Scurry-Rosser – 5/6 p.m.
• Athens and Wills Point @ Mabank (scrimmage) – 4:30 p.m.
• Eustace @ Van tournament

Aug. 12-13
• Mabank @ Garland tournament

Aug. 16
• Kemp @ Rice – 5/6/7 p.m.
• Naaman Forest and Springhill @ Mabank – 4:30 p.m.
• Eustace @ Athens – 4:30 p.m.

Key UIL High School Football Dates
4A and 5A Schools Without Spring Training, 3A, 2A, 1A-11-man, 1A-Six-man
• Aug. 17 – Second scrimmage
• Aug. 22 – Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third scrimmage shall not play on zero date)







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Sports Highlights

Lady Panthers open season with two wins
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers opened their season with two wins Tuesday, as they hosted a dual match with the Wills Points Lady Tigers and the Athens Lady Hornets.
In the first match, Mabank won in four games, losing only the second game 25-21.
The Lady Panthers took game one, 25-21, game three, 30-28 and game four, 25-21.
Makenna Allen had 12 kills, two blocks, eight digs and one ace in the matchup.
Reagan Thornton had six kills, while Jordan Koskelin had 10 digs, a kill, a save and an assist.
Morgan Gaona had five kills, a block, five digs, a save and two assists.
“Overall, for the first match of the year, I thought they played well,” Mabank head volleyball coach Stacy Shelton said.
“We need to be more verbal ... we also need to play more aggressively,” she added.
In the second match, the Lady Panther took out Athens in four games. Athens won game three, 25-18.
Mabank took game one, 25-22, game two, 25-15, and game four, 25-11.
Allen again led the Lady Panthers with 14 kills, three blocks and six digs.

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Mabank’s Reagan Thornton connects with the ball as the hosting Lady Panthers defeated Wills Point in four games Tuesday.

Gaona had five kills, two blocks, five digs, two saves and two assists.
Shelby Swain had four kills, four blocks, five digs, an ace, two saves and one assist. Brittany Findley had six kills, two blocks and three digs.
“We hit the ball better against Athens than Wills Point,” Shelton said. “We also played more aggressively. We let up in the third game, and Athens played well and beat us. We then stepped it up and blew them away in the fourth game,” she added.
The Mabank ladies played in the Garland volleyball tournament this weekend, and will host Naaman Forest and Spring Hill Tuesday.
They are also scheduled to compete in the Eustace Lady Bulldog varsity tournament next weekend.





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