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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.55
Water Temperature:
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82 degrees - bottom





Mabank crushes Greenville
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Using strong net play and good defense, the Mabank Lady Panthers drilled the visiting Greenville Lady Lions 3-0 in a non-district volleyball match Tuesday.
Now at 9-9 on the season, the Mabank Lady Panthers were scheduled to play this weekend in the Tyler Invitational tournament at John Tyler High School, and will again travel to Tyler Tuesday, Sept. 4, for a dual match against John Tyler and Carthage.
After a weekend break, the Lady Panthers will host Palestine Westwood Tuesday, Sept. 11, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity matches. Friday, Sept. 14, Mabank will host the Royse City Lady Bulldogs for a non-district match, opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Against Greenville, the Lady Panthers showed few of the nagging problems they have seen in past matches, and their crisp, team-oriented play showed in the final scores – 25-13, 25-14 and 25-17.
“The girls played well,” Mabank coach Stacy Shelton said later.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther Kelsi Reynolds (12) sets up teammates Macey Thomas (2) and Haley Brackenridge (11) as Lady Panther Miranda Groom (at left) gets into position during a 3-0 non-district volleyball victory over the visiting Greenville Lady Lions Tuesday.

The duo of Kelsi Reynolds and Miranda Groom did most of the damage to the Lady Lions, as Groom finished with 17 kills, two blocks, seven digs and one serving ace.
Reynolds notched 28 assists, one save, six digs, and added two kills and one block at the net.
Hali Schultz had seven kills, one block and five digs, while Macey Thomas finished with six kills, one block, two digs and an assist.
Bridgette Tanner had four kills, two blocks and six digs, while Haley Brackenridge added one block and one dig.
Ashley Corter had two blocks, while on defense Kelsey Busby had two digs, Katie Cross had five digs and Lauren Hamilton had two digs.

Athens edges Eustace, 3-2
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–In a matchup of coach and former student Tuesday, the hosting Athens Lady Hornets edged the Eustace Lady Bulldogs 3-2 in a non-district volleyball contest.
Now 8-4 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host Malakoff Friday and also play in the Tyler Invitational tournament at John Tyler High School this weekend.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Lady Bulldogs will host Como-Pickton, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-match slate.
Next Friday, Sept. 7, the Eustace girls will travel to Wills Point for a dual match against the hosting Lady Tigers and the Grand Saline Lady Indians.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog Camille Rogers (9) tries to block a shot by Athens Lady Hornet Allison Sanders (7) as teammate Caty DiBari (2) watches during an Aug. 21 non-district volleyball match in Eustace.

At Athens Tuesday, the Lady Hornets and Lady Bulldogs, who had already played each other twice, showed playoff-level intensity during a 90-minute marathon match.
Tuesday’s win was the third straight over Eustace for 12-2 Athens, who defeated the Lady Bulldogs in a dual match Aug. 21 and again last weekend to win the Eustace tournament championship.
Eustace, of course, is coached by Chuck Powers, now in his 31st season and seeking his 600th career win, while Athens is coached by one of Powers’ former players, Natosha Spain.
“(This was) a pretty good match between two good teams, and a good match to watch,” Powers said later. “We just didn’t finish.”
Eustace took the first game 25-22, but Athens came back to take the next two games by identical 25-19 scores.
The Lady Bulldogs forced a fifth game with a dramatic 27-25 win in the fourth game.
In a nail-biting finale, the Lady Hornets opened a 12-4 lead before Eustace mounted a comeback with seven straight points, tying the match at 12.
The match remained tied at 14 and at 15 before the Lady Hornets scored two straight points to win 17-15.
Caty DiBari led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 25 points on five kills, two blocks and 16 assists.
Jenny McConathy led Eustace at the net with eight kills, seven blocks and one assist, while Cassie Freeman had 16 kills and two blocks.
Defensively, Nicole McNeel had 12 blocks, Bekah Walter had 10 blocks and Camille Rogers had three blocks.
Chelsea Truitt had six kills, one block and one dig, while Jessica McConathy added one dig.
Earlier, the Eustace junior varsity knocked off Athens in two games, 25-9 and 25-17.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Sept. 8
EHS @ R.E. Lee Invitational
(UT at Tyler campus, Tyler)
Sept. 4
MHS @ John Tyler
KHS vs Wills Point
EHS vs Como-Pickton

Sept. 6-8
KHS @ Brownsboro tourn.

Sept. 7
KHS @ Quinlan
EHS @ Wills Point

Sept. 11
MHS vs P.Westwood
KHS @ Cross Roads
Sept. 7
MHS @ Athens
KHS @ Quinlan
EHS vs Grand Saline

Sept. 14
MHS vs Whitehouse
KHS vs Malakoff
EHS @ Edgewood
MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Sept. 8
Mabank vs Forney

Sept. 15
Mabank @ Kaufman

Sept. 22
Mabank vs Royse City

Sept. 29
Mabank @ Kemp