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September 1
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 316.11
Water Temperature:
90 degrees - top
85 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Annual ‘Lord’s Acre Golf Tournament’ still taking entries
The First United Methodist Church of Mabank’s “Lord’s Acre Golf Tournament” is still taking entries for the Tuesday, Sept. 6, event at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
An entry fee includes cart, range balls, lunch buffet and guest fee.
Deadline for all submissions is noon Monday, Aug. 29.
For information and entry forms, contact FUMC at 501 S. Third St. in Mabank, or call (903) 887-3691.

TFFC fishing tournament
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s (TFFC) annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 24.
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 four fish.
All species of sunfish or bream (except largemouth bass) are allowed.
Pre-registration is required. Mailed registration must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
To request a registration form by mail, please call (903) 670-2222.
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 (903) 670-2222.

Upcoming Events


Sept. 2
• Edgewood @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Quinlan Ford – 7:30 p.m.
• Eustace @ Tyler Grace – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 9
• Eustace @ Edgewood – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Canton – 7:30 p.m.
• Mineola @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16
• Quitman @ Eustace – 7:30 p.m.
• Palestine @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.
• Malakoff @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.


Sept. 2
• Eustace @ Mabank – 4:30 p.m.
• Edgewood @ Kemp – 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6
• Westwood, Kemp @ Eustace – 4:30
• Carthage @ Mabank – 5 p.m.

Sept. 9
• Eustace @ Edgewood – 5 p.m.
• Mineola @ Kemp – 4 p.m.
• Mabank @ Emore-Rains – 5 p.m.













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Eustace scoots past Kemp, 17-0
By Curtis Donovan
Contributing Writer

KEMP–The new turf and stands of Yellowjacket Stadium provided an excellent venue as the Eustace Bulldogs defeated the Kemp Yellowjackets by a score of 17-0 last night.
In a game that easily could have been an offensive showdow, penalties and turnovers hurt both teams.
Kemp returned the opening kick to the 12 yard line. The first play from scrimmage resulted in a 4-yard loss by Kyle Kimberling. Starting quarterback Corey Watkins then completed a quick pass to Jared Lane, who scampered for an 8-yard gain; bringing the ’Jackets to third and 6 from their own 16.
After a 1-yard loss by Cameron Anderson Kemp decided to punt. The punt was blocked by Bulldog senior Josh Dunn, and Eustace began their first drive from the Kemp 10.
Eustace began a ground assault, ending on the 9 yard line and a field goal with 7:22 remaining in the first quarter.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Kemp Yellowjacket quarterback Mason Hughes (8) tries to get control of the football as Eustace Bulldog linebacker Blake Ward (45) moves in to attempt the recovery after a bobbled snap gets loose.

Kemp’s Zach Patterson returned the following kickoff from the goal line to the 15. A penalty tacked on 15 more yards, giving the Yellowjackets good field position to begin their second possession of the game.
Mason Hughes then entered the game as quarterback for Kemp. The first snap resulted in a fumble. Kemp recovered, but lost five yards on the mishap.
Hughes nailed a 67-yard bomb to Patterson, which was called back on a holding penalty. The penalty set up third and long from their own 29. Stewart then rambled for 21 yards, setting the ’Jackets up at the 50 with another first down.
Kemp then ran eight consecutive run plays to close out the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Kemp turned the ball over to Eustace at their own 19 with 11:45 remaining in the first half.
Eustace then moved the ball down the field on their second possession, displaying a strong running game. Folsom‘s 22 yards on three carries contributed to two Eustace first downs, and helped move the ball to the Kemp 44, where team captain Blake Ward punted the ball out of bounds at the Kemp 26.
With 7:20 left in the quarter, a fumble resulted in Eustace regaining the ball at the Kemp 37.
On second and 9, Folsom scampered into the end zone from 36 yards out. The PAT by Purselley was good, giving the Bulldogs a 10-0 lead with 5:14 remaining in the half.
The third quarter saw Folsom return the kickoff 21-yards to the 33, improved by a five-yard penalty by Kemp. Eustace advanced the ball to the Kemp 31 where Ward’s fumble was recovered by Kemp.
With 9:22 left in the third quarter, a seven-yard pass from Hughes to Lane started things well. Anderson then tacked on another five yards for a Yellowjacket first down.
The situation appeared to improve as Kimberling rumbled for a 44-yard gain to the Eustace 14 on the following play, only to fumble and turn the ball over with 7:26 left in the quarter.
Eustace continued to run the ball. Following a 5-yard penalty Foote gained 10 yards to the Kemp 29. During the next drive, Folsom ran three times for 26 yards as Ward contributed 4 carries for 10 yards and Foote added another rush for seven yards.
A personal foul set Eustace back 15 yards to the Kemp 43. With 24 yards to go on second down, Bulldog Jacob McCarter broke over the left side for 43-yard touchdown run. Purselley’s PAT was good and the Bulldogs were up 17-0 with 1:17 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
Kemp then fumbled the kick return, surrendering the ball at their own 17. On the next play, Eustace fumbled and the ‘Jackets had the ball again.
With 55 seconds remaining in the quarter, Hughes’ pass hit Lane for a 14-yard gain, followed by 1-yard run by Brandon Stewart to end the quarter on a positive note, with Eustace leading, 17-0.
After two runs for no gain, Kemp punted, and then recovered the fumble at the Eustace 47 with 10:04 remaining in the game.
Hughes first-down pass was incomplete, but was followed by Lane’s strong 11-yard rumble. The drive soon stalled, however, and Kemp turned the ball over on downs at the Eustace 38.
Folsom then scampered for 25 yards, only to see a 15 yard personal foul penalty bring the ball back to the 48.
With both teams failing to find the end zone, and time ticking away, Eustace took a knee to end the game with a final score of 17-0.


Eustace takes third at Tyler tourney
Mabank volleyball coach reaches milestone
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

TYLER–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs won third place in the gold bracket at the Tyler Invitation volleyball tournament last weekend, and Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton reached a milestone after the Lady Panthers defeated the hosting Robert E. Lee girls.
Eustace defeated Longview 25-20 and 25-23 and lost play to Pine Tree 19-25 and 11-25 in pool play. They also gained a win over Troup 20-25, 25-23 and 25-19.
In bracket play Saturday, Eustace defeated Mabank 25-23 and 26-24, then lost to Whitesboro 22-25 and 17-25.
Courtesy Photo
Mabank varsity volleyball coach Stacy Shelton (front center) won her 300th match last weekend at the Tyler Invitation volleyball tournament. “It wasn’t really about 300 wins,” Shelton said. “It was more about beating Robert E. Lee in their own tournament.” Mabank’s win knocked Lee into the silver bracket, leaving Mabank in the gold bracket.

The Lady ’Dogs then played Arp for third place, and beat them 25-18 and 25-23.
Eustace’s Catania Grant and Kacie Richards were both selected to the All-Tournament team.
Grant had 63 kills with six stuff blocks and six ace serves for the tournament. Richards had 20 kills and seven stuff blocks.
Mabank Lady Panther head volleyball coach Stacy Shelton earned her 300th varsity victory after her girls knocked Tyler’s Robert E. Lee into the silver bracket. The Lady Panthers advanced, but ended up losing in the consolation round. Whitesboro won the tournament overall.
Mabank and Eustace will face off Friday.




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