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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
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Eustace takes Van consolation
Monitor Staff Reports
VAN–After a narrow first-round loss to Kaufman, the Eustace Lady Bulldogs bounced back to win two straight and claim the consolation trophy at the Van Invitational volleyball tournament last weekend.
After a dual match against Athens and Ennis Tuesday night, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host their own tournament this weekend, with play opening Thursday (today). Kemp and Mabank were both scheduled to participate in the tournament.
Next Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Ennis for a dual rematch against the hosting Lady Lions and Athens, opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
The following weekend, Aug. 27-29, Eustace will travel to Tyler to play in the John Tyler Invitational tournament before returning home to host Edgewood Friday, Sept. 4, in the first match of a home-and-home set.
In the tournament opener, the Kaufman Lady Lions edged the Lady Bulldogs in two stretched games, 27-25 and 26-24.
Sophomore Catania Grant led the Lady Bulldogs with seven kills and four blocks, along with two ace serves and one dig.
Senior Jenny McConathy also had seven kills and an ace, while junior Allison Cass had three kills, two digs and two aces.
Harmony Allen had two kills and served four aces, while senior setter Kimberly Austin had 14 assists and one ace.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog Allie Cass goes up for a kill over Malakoff
Lady Tiger Brittany Bryant (10) during the Lady Bulldogs'
season-opening win Aug. 11.

Aurora Beasley added an ace and Vanessa Lopez notched one kill.
The Lady Bulldogs bounced back in the second round to crush Alba-Golden in two games, 25-9 and 25-19.
McConathy had a strong all-around game with nine kills, two blocks, one dig and three service aces.
Grant had five kills, two blocks, one dig and one ace, while Cass had four kills, six digs and one ace.
Allen had two kills, two digs, one block and served three aces, while Austin had 17 assists.
Shelley Temple added a dig and Lopez had two kills.
In the consolation title game, the Lady Bulldogs knocked off the hosting Van Lady Vandals (a future District 14-3A foe) in two games 25-20 and 25-19.
McConathy led the Lady Bulldogs with seven kills and served up four aces, while Allen added another three aces.
Cass had five kills, one block and one dig, while Grant had four kills, one block and one dig.
Beasley served three aces, Lopez added a kill, and Austin had nine assists, one ace and one kill.

Kemp hosts Malakoff for first football scrimmage
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Although the Kemp Yellowjackets didn’t punch in for points, there were a lot of good things seen at their first controlled scrimmage of the season against the visiting Malakoff Tigers Saturday morning.
“Overall, I was pleased,” Kemp head coach Greg Anderson said Monday.
“On defense, we definitely looked better than we did on the offensive side, but that’s to be expected this time of the year,” Anderson said. “I’m really pleased with where we are, defensively.”
Offensively, the ’Jackets moved the ball inside the Tiger 20 four times – including a first-and-goal at the Malakoff 2 – but didn’t score.
“We moved the ball pretty well. We just didn’t punch it in,” Anderson said.
The ’Jacket defense gave up two long touchdown passes to the Tigers, both of them coming on blown assignments, Anderson said.
“Other than that, defensively, I think we outplayed them,” he said.
Senior linebacker Ray Hodges “really stood out on defense,” Anderson said, so much so that new Malakoff head coach Jamie Driskill commented to Anderson after the scrimmage ended.
“He (Hodges) made a couple of huge hits in their backfield,” Anderson noted. “Wesley Kerr also did well in the secondary.”
While the ’Jackets made plenty of mistakes in their first action of the season, “they were fixable mistakes,” Anderson said. “I think we were a little more physical than they were.”
Thursday (tonight), the ’Jackets will travel to Edgewood to face the hosting Bulldogs in a second controlled scrimmage, opening at 6 p.m. with sub-varsity players.
The Bulldogs are a pre-season pick as a playoff favorite in District 14-2A, despite losing all-district quarterback Weston Jamison to graduation.
Edgewood has almost everybody else back, Anderson said.
“They’ve got a sophomore quarterback that they project will be the same kind of kid as Jamison, but again, he’s a sophomore,” Anderson said.
Defensive back Zach Allison pulled a groin muscle in the Malakoff scrimmage and likely won’t see any action in tonight’s scrimmage, he added.
“I’m hoping we’ll get through (the scrimmage) healthy, and get ready to play Brownsboro,” Anderson said.
Kemp will open the season against Brownsboro at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the brand-new Van Memorial Stadium.


Upcoming games

GBC co-ed softball

Aug. 25
7 p.m.
Replacements vs Xtreme-Tanksley
8:05 p.m.
Rebels vs Impossibles
9:10 p.m.
Longhorns vs Dictators


Aug. 20-21
MHS @ Eustace tourn.
KHS @ Eustace tourn.
EHS hosts tournament

Aug. 25
MHS vs G’ville-C.Mills
KHS vs Brownsboro
EHS @ Ennis

Aug. 27-29
MHS @ Tyler tourn.
KHS @ Wills Point tourn.
EHS @ Tyler tourn.

Aug. 20
KHS vs Edgewood (scrim)
EHS @ Elkhart (scrim)

Aug. 21
MHS vs Canton (scrim)

Aug. 28
MHS @ Kaufman
KHS vs Brownsboro
(@ Van)

Aug. 29
EHS vs Grace Community
(@ Tyler All Saints)

Sept. 4
MHS vs Athens
KHS @ Parish Episcopal
EHS vs Dallas Life Oak

Sept. 11
EHS @ Edgewood



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