themonitoronline.gif (15865 bytes)

Current Issue
September 22
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 315.51
Water Temperature:
83 degrees - top
79 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.
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. 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.














main   sports  news  obits  lake life  events  views  classifieds  

Sports Highlights

Eustace stomps Quitman, 56-27
Bulldogs remain unbeaten
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs defeated the visiting Quitman Bulldogs, 56-27, Friday night to remain undefeated for the season.
Again, as is the typical game plan for the Bulldogs, Eustace gained the majority of their yards on the ground, racking up 335 yards of rushing.
And for a team that doesn’t pass the ball much, Eustace went 2-for-2 with 42 yards passing.
The first pass was just three plays into the game and was a 37-yarder from quarterback Jordan Foote to receiver Tyler McWilliams for a touchdown.
Kyle Purselley’s PAT was good, giving Eustace a quick, 7-0, lead.
Eustace scored again in the first quarter on an 85-yard run by running back Jacob McCarter.
Quitman scored once in the first quarter and once in the second quarter.
However, the Bulldogs added 28 points in the second quarter to take a 42-14 lead into halftime.
The Quitman offense was shut down completely in the third quarter, while Eustace added eight points.
In the fourth quarter, Quitman got their offensive act together and scored 14 points, while Eustace added another eight points to the board to secure the win.
Quitman had 189 yards of passing and 103 yards rushing. However, Quitman threw three interceptions, including one returned 37 yards by McCarter to score.
“Our defense did some great things,” Eustace head coach Brian Herman said.
McCarter led the Eustace running game with 139 yards on eight carries and a touchdown.
Tyler Folsom added 93 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, and Blake Ward rushed 12 times for 61 yards, including two touchdowns.
Adam Carson ran twice for 16 yards, Nathan Denson gained 13 yards and a touchdown on four carries and Tyson Oliver added eight yards on one carry.
Josh Dunn picked up a touchdown for Eustace on a 1-yard run.
Eustace will host the District 13-3A Ferris Yellowjackets this week.
Ferris is currently 0-4 for the season, and Herman isn’t exactly sure why. “They are a very physical team,” he said.
Ferris has an almost entirely new coaching staff and a small number of returning starters.
Herman knows his Bulldogs can’t let their guard down, even against a team with no wins.
“They’re going to be hungry for a win,” Herman commented. And several of the Yellowjackets’ players may well remember the 47-29 win they got over Eustace last year.
Herman expects Ferris to be a strong running team with a spread offense.
“They like to give their runners plenty of space to run in,” he explained.
Eustace, however, typically runs straight ahead into a gap created by a very talented offensive line.
“We don’t have the speed and finesse to run around as much, we take it right up the middle.”


Palestine gets past Panthers
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–The Mabank Panthers seemed to have the game all but won Friday night. But a last-minute surge by the Palestine Wildcats, along with some calls that went against the Panthers, put an end to the Panthers’ night, 35-31.
After Palestine took an early, 21-7, lead in the first quarter, Mabank settled in shut down the Wildcat offense and tied the game, 21-21, by halftime.
Mabank scored again in the third quarter, giving themselves a 28-21 lead going into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Mabank added three points, and had a 31-27 lead with less than two minutes remaining.
Palestine took possession of the ball and drove more than 75 yards. After a hard-fought stand near the goal line, Palestine scored a touchdown to take a 34-31, and the good PAT gave the Wildcats 35 points on the board.
Mabank took the ensuing kickoff, but ran out of time, ending the game.
The Panthers had 154 yards rushing and 256 yards passing in the game, including four touchdowns.
Korey Givens led the Panthers with 111 yards on the ground, while quarterback Austin Craig added 31 yards rushing. Tanner Marler also gained 19 yards for the Panthers.
Receiver Robert Erskine gained 98 yards on one reception, while Ryan Walker had two receptions for 88 yards. Chans Hall gained 70 yards on one catch.
“We’ve got to come out faster – get going quicker defensively,” Mabank head coach Jimmy Cantrell said, noting Palestine’s quick start and early lead. “After we settled in, it was a tight game.”
“This was quite possibly our best game of the season, things are starting to click,” he added.
Mabank will host the Brownsboro Bears this week, which will also be Mabank’s homecoming.
Brownsboro hasn’t won a game this season, but have played a tough schedule so far.
“They (Brownsboro) will be a good test for us, their offense is a lot like Canton’s” Cantrell said.
“They may be struggling a little on defense.”


Eustace XC takes first place in Van
Monitor Staff Reports
VAN–The Eustace Bulldogs cross country teams took first place at the Sky Ranch Christian Camp cross country meet in Van Sept. 16.
The varsity girls team finished first out of 13 teams and 110 individuals. They were lead by sophomore Meagan Gunter, who took second and ran a 13:24.
Tarah Herrera placed third with a time of 13:40, Samantha Crocker placed sixth, Emily Morton placed 15th, Kara Zimmerer placed 21st, Crystal Garza placed 26th, Grace Holcombe placed 45th, Shelby Stegent placed 46th and Madi Allen finished 98th.
The varsity boys team also finished first out of 12 teams and 87 individuals.
They were lead by junior Evan Arambula, who took third place with a time of 16:33. Michael Yates finished eighth with a time of 17:40, while Ben Huddleston placed ninth with a time of 17:41. Jason Ballenger placed 11th with a time of 17:58, and Trey Russell placed 21st.
The junior varsity boys finished seventh out of 19 teams and 185 individuals. They were lead by Ryan Brown, who finished 26th with a time of 19:56.
Hunter Norris took 28th with a time of 19:59 and Brandon Hall finished 31st with a time of 20:04.



Copyright © 2011, MediaOne, L.L.C.