Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.95
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
82 degrees - bottom




  Spirit Week golf tourney set
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The third annual Spirit of Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24, at Cedar Creek Country Club.
All proceeds from the event, hosted in conjunction with Mabank Independent School District’s annual Spirit Week fund-raiser, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Cedar Creek.
The four-man scramble tournament will kick off at 11:30 a.m. when the driving range opens. A hamburger lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. and tournament play will start at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.
Entry fee for the tournament is $50 per person, which includes lunch, golf cart, tournament play and tee prizes.
The deadline to enter is Monday, Sept. 17. Entry forms are available in the Mabank High School office, through Tournament Coordinator Cris Cary or at the Pro Shop at Cedar Creek Country Club.
“I’m very excited to be involved in the golf tournament this year, and I am hoping to have a full field of golfers participate,” Cary said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to the community.”
For more information about the tournament, to sponsor a hole or to donate prizes, contact Cary at Mabank High School (903) 880-1600, or e-mail her at cacary@mabankisd.

Lady ’Dogs bite Lady Foxes
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Eustace’s Lady Bulldogs took a 3-0 non-district volleyball win over the visiting Caddo Mills Lady Foxes Tuesday.
Now 12-7 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Wills Point Friday for a dual match with the hosting Lady Tigers and the Grand Saline Lady Indians.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Eustace girls have an open date, and will travel to Canton Friday, Sept. 14, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-match slate.
Another open date is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18, before the Lady Bulldogs open District 13-3A play on the road against Kaufman.
Tuesday’s match was scheduled to be against the Como-Pickton Lady Eagles, but the District 12-2A Lady Foxes provided a good test before losing 25-19, 25-17 and 25-16.
“It was a good effort against a young, but up-and-coming team,” veteran Eustace coach Chuck Powers reported.
Cassie Freeman led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points on nine kills and eight digs, while Jenny McConathy posted a strong all-around game with eight kills, three digs and three blocks.
Chelsea Truitt had nine points on three kills and three digs, while Cati DiBari notched 16 assists and Ashley Houston had six digs.
Nicole McNeel also had a good setting match, racking up 17 assists, while Bekah Walter had three blocks.
Jessica McConathy had one kill and six digs, while Camille Rogers added four kills and two blocks and Brisha Ward scored four points.
In sub-varsity action, the Eustace girls took both the junior varsity and freshman matches.
The Eustace JV won 25-17 and 25-13, while the Lady Bulldog freshmen won 25-9 and 25-20.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldogs Chelsea Truitt (1) and Camille Rogers (9) block a shot by Caddo Mills Lady Fox Emily Hammack (4) during the hosting Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 non-district volleyball win Tuesday.



Bull-riding benefit set
Monitor Staff Reports
CORSICANA–Foxfire Arena in Corsicana will host a special benefit bull-riding contest for Kirby Jackson Saturday, Sept. 29.
Matt Austin, the 2005 PRCA bull riding champion and Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee Sandy Kirby will serve as judges for the fund-raising event.
Books will open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 9-10. Entry fee is $75, with the first 40 paid entries to ride. Sponsors have provided an additional $1,000 to the jackpot.
For more information, call (903) 396-2809, or (903) 654-2664, or mail entries to the Kerens Riding Club, P.O. Box 75, Kerens, TX 75144.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Sept. 8
EHS @ R.E. Lee Invitational
(UT at Tyler campus, Tyler)
Sept. 11
MHS vs P.Westwood
KHS @ Cross Roads

Sept. 14
MHS vs Royse City
KHS @ Edgewood
EHS @ Canton

Sept. 18
MHS @ Tyler Lee

Sept. 21
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS @ Kaufman*

*District 13-3A contest
Sept. 14
MHS vs Whitehouse
KHS vs Malakoff
EHS @ Edgewood

Sept. 21
MHS @ Rockwall Heath
KHS open
EHS @ Quitman
MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Sept. 15
Mabank @ Kaufman

Sept. 22
Mabank vs Royse City

Sept. 29
Mabank @ Kemp

Oct. 6
Mabank @ Wills Point