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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
Water Temperature:
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  Poteet pops Lady Panthers
Monitor Staff Reports
MESQUITE–Mabank’s Lady Panthers fell to the hosting Mesquite Poteet Lady Pirates 3-0 Tuesday.
Now 9-16 on the season and 2-2 in District 15-4A volleyball play, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to have a district bye Friday.
Mabank’s girls will resume district play at home Tuesday, Sept. 30, against the Forney Lady Jackrabbits, opening with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Friday, Oct. 3, the Lady Panthers will host the Terrell Lady Tigers in the final first-round match of district play, again opening with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Mabank will open the second round of district action with two straight road matches, at Lancaster Tuesday, Oct. 7, and at fourth-ranked Red Oak Friday, Oct. 10.
Poteet’s Lady Pirates dominated the Lady Panthers, winning 25-7, 25-14 and 25-14.
“We had very little offense in the match. None of our hitters could come through,” veteran Mabank coach Stacy Shelton reported. “Our serve receive has greatly improved, but our hitters need to come through in big games like this.”
Seven different Lady Panthers scored kills in the match, led by Alison Castle with six and Torrie Garrett with four.
Melody Cook had two kills and one block, while Allyson Butler had one kill, two digs and one save.
Senior Erica Umana had one kill, six digs, one saves and 14 assists, while Hayley Spurgeon added four digs and one assist.
Senior Lauren Hamilton added one kill and four digs, while Taylor Chapa had one dig.
Lauren Norwood had one kill and six digs, and Shaylee Williams added three digs.
“Terrell, Forney and us are pretty much fighting for the third and fourth place (playoff) spots right now. We play both of those schools next week. Those matches will tell a lot about the strength of this Mabank team,” Shelton said. “We need to take care of both of these teams. We have the ability – we just need to execute.”

’09 ShareLunker season opens Oct. 1
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin accepting entries into the Budweiser ShareLunker program Wednesday, 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 Budweiser 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.
Qualifying fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.
The fish 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 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 June 6, 2009.
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 www.tpwd.state.tx.-us/ShareLunker.
The site also includes a searchable database of all fish entered into the program, along with pictures where available.
The Budweiser ShareLunker program is made possible through support from Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Since 1991, Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, has contributed millions of dollars in funding to support conservation causes and fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation programs in Texas.


Upcoming games


Oct. 3
MHS vs Terrell*
KHS open
EHS open

Oct. 10
MHS @ Red Oak*
KHS @ Van*
EHS @ Mineola*

*district contest

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

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

Oct. 7
MHS @ Lancaster*

Oct. 10
MHS @ Red Oak*
KHS @ Van*
EHS @ Mineola*

*district contest
Cross Country

Oct. 3
MHS @ Lindale
KHS @ Lindale

Oct. 4
EHS @ Round Rock


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