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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.98
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
81 degrees - bottom





Mabank pops Westwood
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers crushed the visiting Palestine Westwood Lady Panthers 3-0 in a non-district volleyball match Tuesday.
Now 16-11 on the season, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to host the Royse City Lady Bulldogs Friday before traveling to Tyler for a game against the District 12-5A Robert E. Lee Lady Raiders Tuesday, Sept. 18, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Currently ranked 17th in Class 3A by state volleyball coaches, Mabank will open District 13-3A competition on the road Friday, Sept. 21, against the 13th-ranked Crandall Lady Pirates, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest kicking off a three-match slate.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther Macey Thomas (right) notches one of her two blocks during Mabank’s 3-0 non-district volleyball victory against visiting Palestine Westwood Tuesday.

Mabank will host the Kaufman Lady Lions Tuesday, Sept. 25, and will host the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets Friday, Sept. 28. Each evening’s slate opens with 4:30 p.m. freshman matches.
Against Westwood Tuesday, the Mabank girls dominated the match with a strong hitting game, led by setter Kelsi Reynolds, who had 32 assists and five digs, and hitter Miranda Groom, who notched 18 kills and one dig.
“We didn’t play too bad,” Mabank coach Stacy Shelton said after the Lady Panthers posted game scores of 25-9, 25-15 and 25-20 in the match.
“Our serve receive needs to improve, but our hitting game was a good one tonight,” she added.
Ashley Corter had one kill and one block, while Macey Thomas had two kills, two blocks and two digs.
Hali Schultz had nine kills and five digs, while Bridgette Tanner added six kills and 11 digs, along with one assist.
Lauren Hamilton had two digs and two service aces, while Haley Brackenridge had one kill.
Katie Cross had four digs on defense, and Kelsie Busby added a dig.

Three tie in Contest No. 1
Monitor Staff Reports
With winning percentages of 90 each, David Henning of Gun Barrel City, Bob Friedel of Kemp and Robert Davis of Kemp were co-winners of Pigskin Playoff No. 1 in The Monitor.
The result of the “tie-breaker” game failed to break the deadlock among the co-winners, as all three contestants predicted the Mabank Panthers would defeat the Athens Hornets. Athens won the Sept. 7 game, 20-14.
As a result, all three will each receive $17 worth of merchandise cupons from The Monitor to be exchanged for merchandise from participating merchants listed on the contest page.
The coupons may be picked up at The Monitor office, located at 1316 S. Third Street (Groom & Sons’ Plaza) in Mabank.
To enter Pigskin Playoff No. 3, pick up the official entry form in this issue, and circle the team you pick to win from the games listed in each advertisement.
Don’t forget to circle your choice in the “tie-breaker” game and to write down the point difference in that game.
Be sure to put your name, address and telephone number on the entry.
Turn entries in at The Monitor office prior to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Contestants must be 18 or older to participate.
Second place in Contest No. 1 went to T.J. Baxley of Gun Barrel City.
Third place went to Gener Baxley of Gun Barrel City and Tony Spence of Mabank.
Fourth place went to Donald Slay of Eustace, Randall Callison of Mabank, and Bob Dennis, Andy Fleming, Jacob Junell, Matt Dennis, Scott Yarbrough and Evelyn Fleming, all of Kemp.
Other top finishers in Contest No. 1 included Eddie Garcia of Mabank, Reggie Brewer of Mabank, Angela DuBose of Mabank, Dollie Hennig of Gun Barrel City and Angie Junell of Kemp.
The winner of Pigskin Playoff Contest No. 2 will be announced in the Sunday, Sept. 23, issue of The Monitor.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Sept. 22
EHS @ PTree Puddle Jump
(Katy’s Ranch, Kilgore)
MHS @ Dogwood Invitational
Sept. 21
MHS @ Rockwall Heath
KHS open
EHS @ Quitman

Sept. 28
MHS vs Wills Point HC
KHS @ Van
EHS vs Palmer HC

Oct. 5
MHS open
KHS @ Hillsboro
EHS open

Oct. 12
MHS @ Kaufman*

*District 13-3A contest

Sept. 18
MHS @ Tyler Lee

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

Sept. 25
MHS vs Kaufman*

*District 13-3A contest
MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Sept. 22
Mabank vs Royse City

Sept. 29
Mabank @ Kemp

Oct. 6
Mabank @ Wills Point