Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.70
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
83 degrees - bottom




  New indoor pro football team planned
Monitor Staff Reports
TERRELL–A new football team is looking for a fan base in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
The Kaufman County Crunch is an Indoor Professional Football team which will be playing as an independent for the 2008 season, which will run from mid-April through July.
The Crunch will play eight regular season games at the Terrell Classic Arena in Terrell, located at I-20 and State Highway 148.
The Crunch could possibly join the American Professional Football League (APFL), National Indoor Football League (NIFL) or the Intense Football League (IFL) for the 2009 season.
The Kaufman County Crunch is owned and operated by Larry and Kecia Hendrix of Sherman, who have lived in Heartland for the last year.
Kecia Hendrix graduated from Sherman High School in 1991, and obtained an Associate of Arts degree in General Business from Paris Junior College in 1993.
Larry Hendrix graduated from Sherman High School in 1989, obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cisco Junior College in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with an emphasis in Health and Sports Administration, with a minor in Counseling from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., in 1995.
Larry Hendrix played professional football as a defensive back/wide receiver for the NFL Indianapolis Colts (1995 practice squad), the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions (1997), the NIFL Oklahoma Crude (2001) and the APFL Texas Thunder (2004).
He also served as the defensive coordinator for the Oklahoma Crude and defensive backs coach for the APFL Texas Regulators.
Hendrix owns Unlimited Access Enterprises, a speed, agility, and consultant company designed with the athlete in mind.
The UAE speed and agility program is committed to creating explosive, faster, stronger, more flexible athletes, which improves athletic performance while reducing injuries caused by weak muscles, tendons, ligaments and lack of flexibility.
The goal of the Kaufman County Crunch is to be a contributor in the community, Hendrix announced.
“We are here to provide the people in our community the highest quality of family-oriented entertainment possible at an affordable price,” he said in a prepared news release.
“It is also our intention to operate as closely to the standards of major-league sports as possible while still maintaining the service levels of a hometown franchise,” he added. “This specifically means treating each and every guest (ticket holder) and partner (corporate sponsor) with the very best in service at all times.
“Finally, we are here to promote promising athletes to play at the highest level of professional football possible,” Hendrix added.

Returning the serve
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panthers Hali Schultz (13) and Katie Cross (4) combine to return a serve against the visiting Quitman Lady Bulldogs Tuesday as teammate Lauren Hamilton (14) looks on. Mabank hosted Quitman and Mexia in a dual match Tuesday, but results were not available by presstime Thursday.











Eustace splits dual VB match
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs split a dual match at home Tuesday, losing to Athens and defeating Ennis.
Now 4-2 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host their own tournament this weekend, with pool play opening Thursday.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Eustace girls will travel to Athens for a rematch against the District 14-3A Lady Hornets, opening with a 5 p.m. freshman contest.
Friday, Aug. 31, the Lady Bulldogs will host the Malakoff Lady Tigers, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-match slate.
Also Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1, the Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play in the Tyler Invitational tournament at John Tyler High School.
Eustace will return home Tuesday, Sept. 4, to host Como-Pickton, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-match slate.
Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Hornets battled for five games, as Athens took the first two, 25-13 and 25-22, before Eustace came back to win the next two, 25-17 and 25-14.
In the deciding fifth game, the Athens girls took the match with a 15-9 win.
Jenny McConathy led the Lady Bulldogs with 24 points, notching six kills and three blocks, while Bekah Walter had six blocks and one kill.
Eustace also got 15 points, including five kills and six assists, from Caty DiBari, while Chelsea Truitt had four kills to score eight points.
Cassie Freeman had nine kills en route to scoring 20 points, while Camille Rogers had two kills and two blocks.
Nicole McNeel scored 18 points with two kills and six assists, and Ashley Houston scored 13 points.
The Lady Bulldogs had a much easier time against the District 15-4A Ennis Lady Lions, using a “good team effort” to win two straight, 25-14 and 25-21.
Houston and Truitt both scored 10 points for Eustace, as Truitt had five kills and one block, while McConathy added nine points and two kills.
DiBari had two kills and one assist, while Freeman also had two kills.
Rogers had one kill and one assist, while Walter had one block and McNeel scored seven points with one assist.
In sub-varsity action, the Eustace junior varsity defeated both Athens and Ennis.
Against Athens, the Eustace JV won 25-17 and 25-12, behind 11 points and four kills by Tori Bynum, nine points from Arin Rhodes and eight points from Krystal Lowrey.
The Lady Bulldog JV defeated Ennis 25-16 and 25-20 behind 15 points from Lowrey, 11 points and three kills by Bynum, two kills from Lynde Frazier and three blocks and one kill from Kandice Stegall.
In freshman matches, the Eustace frosh defeated Athens, 25-8 and 25-9, behind 15 service points from Allison Cass.
The Eustace freshmen won in three games against Ennis, 25-18, 19-25 and 25-17 behind 16 service points from Harmony Allen.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Sept. 1
EHS @ Plano Invitational
(Woodruff Park, Plano)
Aug. 28
MHS vs Greenville
KHS @ Canton
EHS @ Athens

Aug. 30-Sept. 1
MHS @ Tyler tourney
KHS @ Wills Point tourney
EHS @ Tyler tourney

Aug. 31
EHS vs Malakoff
Aug. 31
MHS vs Rusk
KHS vs FW Castleberry
EHS vs Malakoff