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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.69 Water Temperature:
85  degrees - top
degrees - bottom



  Kemp ranchers to show mare at Friesian Inspection
Monitor Staff Reports
ARGYLE–A Kemp ranch will have a mare in this year’s Friesian Horse Inspection, set for Saturday, Sept. 12, in Argyle.
The South Central Friesian Horse Association is hosting the inspection by a team from The Netherlands, which is expected to draw more than 25 Friesian horses to Stargate Sport Horses, located at 2700 East Farm-to-Market 407. This will be the largest gathering of Friesian horses in Texas.
An exhibition of this exquisite breed will be held during the lunch break. The public is invited. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.
Kemp ranchers Toni and Charlie Davis of JRD Ranch will be presenting their beautiful four-year-old mare Simply Stunning AEF Jas’ (Jasper x Tsjerk) to the Dutch inspection team.
The Davises acquired Jas’ last September. Actually, Charlie surprised Toni by secretly purchasing Jas’ and had her delivered in the middle of the night!
Owning a Friesian was something Toni had wished for since was a little girl. Toni rides Jas’ in both English and Western saddles, and the couple have ridden in parades in both Kemp and Mabank.
The Davises have been working very hard preparing Jas’ for the inspection. Their goal is for Jas’ to be awarded the coveted “Star” rating from the Dutch judges. The horses are rated on Racial Type, Conformation and Movement.
Once each year, the Koninklijhe Vereniging Het Friesch Paarden-Stamboek (KFPS), the mother registry of the Friesian horse in the Netherlands, sends inspectors and judges to North America.
Horses of all ages will be inspected, including aged mares and stallions. All newborn foals should be presented for ranking within the registry.
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MHS slaps Greenville
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–The hosting Mabank Lady Panthers knocked off the Greenville Lady Lions 3-1 in a non-district volleyball match Tuesday.
Now 10-7 on the season, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to play at the Tyler Invitational tournament at John Tyler High School this weekend, opening against Tyler Robert E. Lee, Diboll and Marshall.
Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Lady Panthers are scheduled to host John Tyler and the Van Lady Vandals in a dual match, opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Friday, Sept. 4, Mabank will host the Tyler Lee girls, again opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther Shaylee Williams (front) returns a Greenville hit as Sadie Roberts (3) backs her up during Mabank's 3-1 victory over the visiting Greenville Lady Lions Tuesday.

Before a sparse crowd Tuesday evening, the Lady Panthers won the first two games of the match, 25-20 and 25-21, before dropping the third game 25-13.
Mabank rebounded to take game four and the match, 25-19.
“The girls played good for three matches and faltered in one match. Overall, they played fairly well,” Lady Panther head coach Stacy Shelton said later.
“We need to stop giving the other team too many points in a row,” she added. “We need to get consistent.”
Alison Castle and Meagan Royal led the Lady Panther offense, each notching 10 kills and one block, while Castle added six digs on defense.
Torrie Garrett was right behind with nine kills, one dig and one assist, while Lauren Norwood had three kills, nine digs and one serving ace.
Setter Kourtney Holyfield had 20 assists, one save, two digs and also served an ace.
Shaylee Williams had nine digs and one save, while Sadie Roberts had three digs and Taylor Chapa had five digs.
Hayley Spurgeon had two digs, while Whitney Evans added on save and one assist.


Upcoming games

GBC co-ed softball

Sept. 1
7 p.m.
Impossibles vs Xtreme-Tanksley
8:05 p.m.
Longhorns vs Replacements
9:10 p.m.
Dictators vs Rebels

Sept. 8
7 p.m.
Replacements vs Dictators
8:05 p.m.
Impossibles vs Longhorns
9:10 p.m.
Xtreme-Tanksley vs Rebels
(end season)


Sept. 1
MHS vs John Tyler & Van

Sept. 3-5
KHS @ Brownsboro tourn.

Sept. 4
MHS vs Tyler Lee
EHS vs Edgewood

Sept. 8
KHS vs Cross Roads

Sept. 11
MHS @ Lancaster*
EHS @ Edgewood

Sept. 12
KHS @ Grand Saline tourn.
(*district contest)

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

Sept. 11
EHS @ Edgewood

Sept. 18
MHS vs Van (HC)
KHS @ Rains
EHS @ Quitman


Cross country

Sept. 5
MHS @ Kaufman Run
KHS @ Kaufman Run
EHS @ Kaufman Run

Sept. 12
MHS @ North Mesquite
KHS @ Malakoff Inv.
EHS @ Malakoff Inv.

Sept. 19
MHS @ Palestine
KHS @ Lumberjack Inv.
(Stephen F. Austin)
EHS @ Pine Tree PJ


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