Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.84
Water Temperature:
na degrees - top
81 degrees - bottom




DuBose wins Contest No. 2
Monitor Staff Reports
With a winning percentage of 80, Angela DuBose is the winner of Pigskin Playoff No. 2 in The Monitor.
The winner will receive $50 worth of coupons 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. 4, 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. 2 went to Jacob Junell of Kemp.
Tying for third place were T.J. Baxley, Gener Baxley, David Hennig and Dollie Hennig, all of Gun Barrel City.
Tying for fourth place were Bob Dennis of Kemp, Robert Dennis of Kemp, Eddie Garcia of Mabank and Billy Dyer of Canton.
Other top finishers in Contest No. 2 included Angie Junell of Kemp, Evelyn Fleming of Kemp, Matt Dennis of Kemp, Randall Callison of Mabank, Scott Yarbrough of Kemp, Mary Sperling of Mabank, Donald Slay of Eustace, Bob Friedel of Kemp and Andy Fleming of Kemp.
The winner of Pigskin Playoff Contest No. 3 will be announced in the Sunday, Sept. 30, issue of The Monitor.

Tyler Lee edges Mabank
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–In a match that went down to the wire, the hosting Robert E. Lee Lady Raiders edged the Mabank Lady Panthers 3-2 Tuesday.
Now 17-12 with the loss to the District 12-5A Lee girls, the 18th-ranked Lady Panthers were scheduled to open District 13-3A volleyball play on the road Friday against 12th-ranked Crandall.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank senior setter Kelsi Reynolds (12) sets up teammates Miranda Groom (8) and Macey Thomas, while Haley Brackenridge (11) moves into defensive position during an Aug. 28 match against Greenville.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Lady Panthers will host the Kaufman Lady Lions in another key first-round contest, and then will host the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets Friday, Sept. 28.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 2, Mabank will visit Eustace. All evenings open with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
At Tyler Tuesday, the Lee Lady Raiders opened with a 25-21 win in the first game, but the Lady Panthers came back to win the second game 25-14.
Lee took the third game 25-22, but Mabank forced a deciding fifth game with a 25-22 win.
In the fifth game, Lee secured the match with a 15-10 victory.
“This was a very good match with two pretty evenly matched teams. Their passes were a little better than ours,” Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton reported.
“We played without our other left-side hitter (Hali Schultz, out with illness), so we had to make adjustments by moving (Bridgette) Tanner to the left-side hitter and (Ashley) Corter to the right side,” Shelton said. “The team adjusted and played very hard.”
Tanner and Miranda Groom led the Mabank offense, with Groom notching 31 kills, four blocks, 12 digs and one serving ace, while Tanner had 21 kills, one block and 13 digs.
Setter Kelsi Reynolds had 52 assists and seven digs in the match, while Corter had three kills, two blocks and one dig.
On defense, Macey Thomas had five blocks, two kills and two digs, while Haley Brackenridge had eight blocks, one kill and one dig.
Katie Cross had 10 digs and one save, while Kelsie Busby added four digs.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Sept. 29
MHS @ Lion’s Den Inv.
EHS @ North Mesquite Inv.
(Samuell Farm, Mesquite)

Sept. 25
MHS vs Kaufman*

Oct. 2
KHS @ Crandall*

*District 13-3A contest

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

MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Sept. 22
Mabank vs Royse City

Sept. 29
Mabank @ Kemp