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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.68
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  Baldwin Ford Tough ‘Player of the Week’
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Eustace High School fullback Shawn Baldwin was named the “Built Ford Tough” Class 3A “Player of the Week” in Texas for his gutsy performance Sept. 19 against Edgewood.
The afternoon of the game, Baldwin (accompanied by the entire coaching staff and all his teammates) attended the funeral of his mother, Mae Louise Lowder Baldwin, who succumbed to cancer at age 40.
Arriving at the stadium during the pre-game warm-ups, Baldwin posted a historic performance, carrying the ball 35 times for 226 yards and scoring five touchdowns, four in the first half.
Baldwin and his teammates faced Edgewood senior quarterback Weston Jameson, who had been named the “Player of the Week” two days earlier for his performance against Canton Sept. 12.
Jameson passed for four touchdowns and ran for two more to help Edgewood forge a 44-42 lead, but Eustace drove 47 yards in the final 1:20 of the game to set up a potential game-winning field goal, which Edgewood blocked on the last play to secure the win.
Baldwin, who also runs track and is on the powerlifting team, sports a 3.2 GPA and is known throughout the community for his volunteer work.
Eustace head coach Doug Wendel was notified about Baldwin’s “Player of the Week” selection Wednesday.
“His leadership is incredible,” Wendel was quoted in a news release issued Thursday.
“I’ve never seen a team rally around one player like that,” Wendel said. “He’s so mentally tough, able to overcome even the toughest obstacles.
“He has two passions in his life, football and education, and he succeeds at both of them,” Wendel added.
Baldwin will be featured on FOX Sports Southwest, and was slated to be filmed by a Fox television crew at Eustace Thursday afternoon.

Red Oak rips Mabank Lady Panthers
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers were able to hang with fourth-ranked Red Oak for most of the first game, but the visiting Lady Hawks took a 3-0 win Tuesday.
Now 8-15 on the season and 1-1 in District 15-4A volleyball play, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to visit West Mesquite Friday.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, Mabank will return to Mesquite for a district match against the Poteet Lady Pirates, followed by a bye Friday, Sept. 26.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Lady Panthers return to district play at home against the Forney Lady Jackrabbits, opening with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
The Lady Panthers made the Lady Hawks work hard in the first game, 25-21, but were outdistanced 25-11 and 25-17 in the next two games.
“I thought we played a good first and third game with our offense and defense,” Mabank coach Stacy Shelton reported.
“Our serve receive was very poor, just 50 percent in the first game, 35 percent in the second game and not even 10 percent in the third game,” she added. “It needs to be in the 75 to 80 percentile, and that has been our downfall all year long. I think the best percent we’ve had has been in the 60s.
“We have got to receive serve better, or we won’t be able to compete with any of our district opponents,” Shelton said.
Alison Castle led the Lady Panthers at the net with 12 kills and two blocks, along with three digs, while Torrie Garrett had six kills, four blocks and two digs.
Setter Shaylee Williams had 19 assists, two digs and served up the Lady Panthers’ only ace, while Melody Cook finished with two kills, one dig and one assist.
Lauren Hamilton had four kills and five digs, while Taylor Chapa, Lauren Norwood and Hayley Spurgeon all had three digs each.
Allyson Butler had one kill, two blocks, two digs and one save, and Erica Umana had one kill, five digs, one save and one assist.

Lady Bulldogs fall
Monitor Staff Reports
EMORY–The hosting Rains Lady Wildcats knocked off the Eustace Lady Bulldogs 3-2 Tuesday.
Now 18-7 on the season, the Eustace girls were scheduled to host Quitman’s Lady Bulldogs in their final non-district match Friday.
After an open date Tuesday, Eustace will open District 14-3A play at home Friday, Sept. 26, against the Wills Point Lady Tigers, with a 5 p.m. sub-varsity contest opening the evening’s slate.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Lady Bulldogs will visit Canton, opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman match, and next Friday, Oct. 3, Eustace will visit Van.
Against Rains Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs dropped the first two games by identical 25-20 scores, but then won two straight, 26-24 and 25-22, to force the deciding fifth game.
The Lady Wildcats dominated the fifth game, winning 15-3 to secure the victory.
For the first time in a long while (possibly the first time this season), the Lady Bulldogs did not have a serving ace during the match.
Fourth-year starter Cassie Freeman led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 kills, 17 digs and two blocks, while Jenny McConathy added 10 kills, six digs and two blocks.
Camille Rogers and Arin Rhodes led the defense at the net, as Rogers had five blocks and three kills, while Rhodes had four blocks and one kill, along with one assist.
Krysta Lowry notched 16 digs and Chelsea Truitt added three digs, while Allison Cass had seven digs and three kills.
Kimberly Austin (13) and Nicole McNeel (10) combined for 23 assists, with McNeel adding a kill, while Jessica McConathy had one assist, seven digs and one kill.



Upcoming games


Sept. 26
MHS open
KHS @ Palmer
EHS @ Ferris

Oct. 3
MHS vs Terrell*
KHS open
EHS open

*district contest

Sept. 23
MHS @ Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Quinlan Ford
EHS open

Sept. 26
MHS bye
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

Sept. 30
MHS vs Forney*
KHS vs Wills Point*
EHS @ Canton*

Oct. 3
MHS vs Terrell*
KHS vs Canton*
EHS @ Van*

*district contest
Cross Country

Sept. 27
MHS @ Ennis
KHS @ Ennis
EHS @ Flower Mound

*District contest



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