wins Eustace volleyball tournament
Mabank takes top spot in challenger bracket
By Sam Epps
Monitor Sports Editor
EUSTACE–The Sunnyvale Lady Raiders beat the Ennis Lady Lions to
win the Eustace varsity volleyball tournament last weekend.
The Eustace Lady Bulldogs fell to the Van Lady Vandals for a
third place finish, while the Canton Lady Eagles won
The Mabank Lady Panthers took first place in the challenger
bracket after defeating the Wills Point Lady Tigers.
Eustace started strong on day one of the tournament, beating
Brownsboro in two straight, and topping Mabank in two, as well.
Against Mabank, Eustace had to battle hard, winning 25-20 and
The Lady Bulldogs cruised past Brookhill 25-17 and 25-16.
In the gold division, Brookhill was the winner with Kemp
“It really was a very competitive tournament this year,” Eustace
head volleyball coach Chuck Powers said. “I really would like to
thank everyone for their support in making it a success.”
Guys and Gals golf tournament
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A total of 20 couples braved the heat to play in the
monthly Guys and Gals golf tournament at Cedar Creek Country
Club Aug. 20.
The format this month was ladies tee off on all even holes and
guys tee off on all odd holes.
Winners of the tournament were:
• First place - low gross – James and Deborah Mashburn/Leroy and
Linda Goode with a score of 67.
• Second place - low gross – Marshall and Nancy Barton/Danny
Merrill and Robin Weckerlin with a score of 68.
• First place low net – Kurt and Donna Schumacher/David and
Marianna Ziegler with a net score of 59.9.
• Second place low net – Stu and Helen Fowler/Kirk and Jane
Baylor with a net score of 60.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries
sets fishing tournament for Sept. 24
Register for Bluegill Family Fishing
Tournament by Sept. 21
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s (TFFC) annual
Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday,
Numerous prize packages will be awarded, including an X-Box 360
with game, fishing equipment and gift cards from local
The tournament awards prizes for the heaviest stringers of
sunfish, but the event is really about adults and children
having fun fishing together.
Teams must consist of one adult 18 years of age or older and one
child under 18 years of age. Each team can weigh in a maximum of
Multiple teams can fish from the same boat, making it possible
for both parents to partner with different children and still
fish as a family.
Team members are not required to be related.
Teams may choose to fish either on Lake Athens, which is
adjacent to TFFC, or in TFFC’s ponds and streams, some of which
have been stocked with bluegills.
Anglers who plan to fish on Lake Athens are advised to check
lake and boat ramp conditions before going to be sure water
levels will permit launching. Please contact the city of Athens
at (903) 675-5131.
All species of sunfish or bream (except largemouth bass) are
allowed; for information on identifying them, please visit
Pre-registration is required. Mailed registration must be
received by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
To download an entry form, go to
To request a registration form by mail, please call (903)
You may register in person on the day of the event by going to
the admissions booth at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
after 7 a.m.
A $15 entry fee per team will be charged. The entry fee includes
admission to TFFC.
Fishing will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the weigh-in
at the Anglers Pavilion at TFFC at 2:30 p.m. For more
information or to request an entry form, contact Craig Brooks at