Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.16 Water Temperature:
80  degrees - top
degrees - bottom



  ShareLunker season opens Oct. 1
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin accepting entries into the Toyota ShareLunker program Oct. 1.
Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between Oct. 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program by calling program manager David Campbell at (903) 681-0550, or paging him toll-free at (888) 784-0600 and leaving a phone number, including area code. Fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.
Toyota became the new program sponsor, effective Sept. 1. The current season marks the 24th year of the program. To date, 471 fish have been entered into the program. Those fish have come from 57 different public reservoirs and more than a dozen private lakes.
ShareLunker entries are used in a selective breeding program at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens.
Some of the offspring from these fish are stocked back into the water body from which they were caught. Other ShareLunker offspring are stocked in public waters around the state in an attempt to increase the overall size and growth rate of largemouth bass in Texas.
Anglers entering fish into the Toyota ShareLunker program will receive a free replica of their fish, a certificate and ShareLunker clothing and be recognized at a banquet at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on June 5, 2010.
In addition, if a Texas angler catches the largest entry of the year, that person will receive a lifetime fishing license.
For complete information and rules of the ShareLunker program, tips on caring for big bass and a recap of last year’s season, see
The site also includes a searchable database of all fish entered into the program, along with pictures, where available.
The Toyota ShareLunker Program is made possible by a grant to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation from Gulf States Toyota.
Toyota is a long-time supporter of the Foundation and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, providing major funding for a wide variety of education, fish, parks and wildlife projects.

Athens knocks off Lady ’Jackets, 3-1
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The visiting Athens Lady Hornets defeated the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets 3-1 in a non-district volleyball match inside the new Kemp High School gym Tuesday.
The Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to visit Grand Saline Saturday before staying on the road to wind up non-district play against hosting Quinlan Ford Tuesday, Sept. 22, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Kemp opens District 14-3A play at home Friday, Sept. 25, against the Mineola Lady Yellowjackets, and then will visit Wills Point Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket seniors Shelbie Wright (12) and Amanda Lawrence (mostly hidden) block a shot by Athens Lady Hornet Kandyee Tull (6) during Athens' 3-1 non-district volleyball win over the hosting Lady 'Jackets Tuesday.

The evenings open with sub-varsity matches at 4:30 p.m. against Mineola and 5 p.m. against Wills Point.
At Kemp Tuesday night, the Lady Hornets opened with two straight wins, 25-19 and 25-20, before the Lady ‘Jackets were able to force a fourth game with a 25-18 win.
In the fourth game, Athens secured the match with a narrow 25-23 victory.
Amanda Lawrence held the Lady ’Jackets with four kills, seven digs, one block and six assists, while Shelbie Wright had one kill, four digs, one serving ace and five blocks.
Kylie Goswick had three kills, one block and eight digs, while Kimmie Gorka had two kills, 13 digs, two aces and one block.
Sharda Bettis led the Kemp defense with eight blocks.
Hannah Carpenter had nine digs, Amanda White had five digs and Amber Brewer had four digs.
Heather Henderson had two digs and four assists, while Lacey Pettigrew had two digs and Kayleigh Morton added one dig.


Upcoming games

Cross country

Sept. 26
MHS @ Lion’s Den Invit.
KHS @ Lion’s Den Invit.
EHS @ Rowlett

Oct. 2
MHS @ Lindale
KHS @ Lindale
EHS @ Lindale
(Garden Valley golf course)

Oct. 10
MHS @ Jacksonville
KHS @ Jesuit Classic
(Norbuck Park, Dallas)
EHS @ Union Grove


Sept. 22
MHS vs Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Quinlan Ford
EHS @ North Mesquite

Sept 25
MHS bye
KHS vs Mineola*
EHS @ Wills Point*

Sept. 29
MHS @ Forney*
KHS @ Wills Point*
EHS vs Canton*

Oct. 2
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS @ Canton*
EHS vs Van*

Oct. 6
MHS vs Lancaster*

Oct. 9
MHS vs Red Oak*
KHS vs Van*
EHS vs Mineola*
(*district contest)


Sept. 25
MHS open
KHS vs Palmer
EHS vs Ferris (HC)

Oct. 2
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS open
EHS open

Oct. 9
MHS vs Red Oak*
KHS vs Van*
EHS vs Mineola*

Oct. 15
MHS @ Mesquite Poteet*

Oct. 16
KHS vs Wills Point*
EHS @ Canton*
(*district contest)


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