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September 18
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 315.49
Water Temperature:
84 degrees - top
80 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

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. 23
• Ferris @ Eustace – 7:30 p.m.
• Malakoff @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
• Brownsboro @ Mabank (homecoming) – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30
• Mabank, Kemp, Eustace – BYE
Oct. 7
• Eustace @ Sunnyvale – 7:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Ferris – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Kaufman – 7: 30 p.m.


Sept. 20
• Blooming Grove @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Quinlan – 5 p.m.
Sept. 23
• Eustace @ Mildred – 4:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Kaufman – 5 p.m.
• North Forney @ Mabank – 5 p.m
Sept. 27
• Eustace @ Leon – 5 p.m.
• Crandall @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ Ferris – 5 p.m.
Sept. 30
• Eustace @ Buffalo – 4:30 p.m.
• North Forney @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Crandall @ Mabank – 5 p.m.


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Sports Highlights

Eustace boys take first at Tyler meet
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–The Eustace cross country teams competed in Tyler Sept. 10. The Tyler Lee Classic was held at the UT Tyler campus. The meet had an open division (4A/5A), a 3A division and an under division, and all the JV were combined in one division.
The varsity boys took first place out of 14 teams and 115 individuals in the 3A and under division.
The Bulldogs were lead by junior Evan Arambula who placed fifth with a time of 17:09, while Mark Zimmerer was close behind in seventh place with a time of 17:26.
Ben Huddleston and Michael Yates came in 15th and 16th, and Trey Russell finished 30th.
The Varsity Girls finished fifth out of 13 teams and 121 individuals in the 3A and under division.
They were lead by sophomores Tarah Herrera who placed seventh with a time of 12:53 and Meagan Gunter who finished eighth with a time of 12:55.
Next was Kara Zimmerer who placed 31st, Crystal Garza who finished 46th, Shelby Stegent who placed 47th, Emily Morton who placed 64th and Skyler Burks who placed 84th.
The junior varsity boys finished eighth out of 21 teams and 231 individuals in the 5A and under division.
They were lead by junior Jason Ballenger who placed 4th with a time of 18:20.
Next was Hunter Norris who placed 45th, Ryan Brown who placed 60th, Brandon Hall who placed 73rd, Preston Schwartz who placed 79th, Thomas Henderson who placed 87th and Aaron Shugart placed 179th.


Panther Midgets get win
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank Little League Football Association’s Panther Midgets (first and second grades) defeated the Kaufman Lions, 13-0, Saturday at the Lions Stadium.
The developmental team tied Kaufman with a 7-7 score.
The Pee Wee (third and fourth grade) team lost, 7-0, in a hard-fought game.
The final game of the night was the Panther Little League (fifth and sixth grade) team falling, 13-0, to Kaufman.
The score was tied, 0-0, at halftime, but the Panthers lost their grip on the Lions for a loss.
The MLLFA encourages everyone to attend games and support the Panthers. Game times are as follows:
• Midget – 4 to 6 p.m.
• PeeWee – 6 to 8 p.m.
• Little League – 8 to 10 p.m.
Visit,  for game times and team information.


Tipped hit

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Lady Panther Shelby Swain tips a hit from a visiting Canton Lady Eagle. The Mabank girls defeated Canton in four games Tuesday. Mabank lost the opening game 25-21. The Lady Panthers then won the next three games 25-17, 25-17 and 25-21. The win gives Mabank a 16-12 season mark.



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