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October 2
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 315.20
Water Temperature:
85 degrees - top
83 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Adopt-A-Family Golf Tournament
St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church, located at 10707 Kaufman County Road 4022 (near the entrance to Cedar Creek Country Club) will hold its 12th annual Adopt-A-Family Open Golf Tournament Monday, Oct. 10, at the Cedar Creek Country Club. All proceeds from the event will go to charity. Last year’s event helped more than 40 families at Christmas, and throughout the year.

Upcoming Events


Oct. 7
• Eustace @ Sunnyvale – 7:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Ferris – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Kaufman – 7: 30 p.m.
Oct. 14
• Eustace @ Palmer – 7:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Crandall – 7:30 p.m.
• Ferris @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21
• Grandview @ Eustace – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.


Oct. 4
• Kemp @ Mabank – 5 p.m.
Oct. 7
• Eustace @ Malakoff – 4:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Ferris – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ Kaufman – 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Oct. 7
• Kemp @ Van YMCA
• Eustace @ Youth With a Mission Invitational – Van
Oct. 8
• Eustace @ Forney Jackrabbit Run














































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Sports Highlights

Lady Panthers defeat Ferris
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

FERRIS–The Mabank Lady Panthers improved their District 13-3A record to 1-1 after defeating the Ferris Lady Yellowjackets in three games Tuesday.
Ferris was never truly in the match as Mabank won 25-15, 25-18 and 25-11.
“We played much better tonight,” head coach Stacy Shelton said. “We took care of them in three, and that is what a team like ours is supposed to do.”
For the Lady Panthers, Shelby Swain had five kills, two blocks and three digs.
Reagan Thornton had four kills and two blocks, while Makenna Allen had 12 kills, four digs and an assist.
Kourtney Holyfield had 24 assists, a save, four digs and two kills.
Morgan Gaona had four kills, one block, five digs, two aces and a save; and Brittany Findley had three kills, two blocks and a dig.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Lady Panther Reagan Thornton carefully tips the ball over the net to score.

Sydnee Pottorf had a dig and an ace serve, and Kayla Ward added three digs.
Jordan Koskelin had five digs, Molly Groom had a block and a dig, and Bailey Swain had one block, one dig and three assists.
“The girls hit the ball well, and received the ball well,” Shelton said.
“These girls have great potential, they just need to be consistent, and that is just what they did tonight,” she added.
The Lady Panthers hosted Crandall Friday and will host the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday.


Lady ’Dogs stay undefeated in district volleyball
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MILDRED–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated in District 14-2A volleyball after defeating the Mildred Lady Eagles in four games Sept. 23. They are 22-12 overall.
Mildred took game one of the match, 25-20.
The Lady Bulldogs won the remaining three; 25-19, 25-18 and 25-17.
Eustace’s Catania Grant had 21 kills, nine digs, five stuff blocks and one ace serve.
Casey Bramblitt added nine kills, 10 digs, one stuff block and two assists. Mallory Keeling had 33 assists and one ace serve.
Chelsea Oldham had two digs and an ace serve, while Bethany Strickland had six kills and one stuff block.
Shelby Stegent added two kills, one dig and one stuff block, and Megan Renteria had a dig.
Kacie Richards racked up four kills, four digs and five stuff blocks. Peyton DiBari had three kills, a dig, two stuff blocks and three ace serves. Josie Collie added one kill and four digs.
The Lady ’Dogs were scheduled to face Buffalo Friday, and will have an off day Tuesday. They will return to action Friday, Oct. 7, when they travel to Malakoff to take on the Lady Tigers.

Bulldog XC finishes well in Kilgore meet
Special to The Monitor
KILGORE–The Eustace Cross Country teams competed in the Pine Tree Puddle Jump and Pig Trot held at Katy Ranch in Kilgore last Saturday.
The race offered a varsity division (5A and under), a junior varsity division (5A and under) and a middle school division (seventh and eighth grades).
The varsity girls finished fifth out of nine teams and 75 individuals in the 5A and under division.
They were lead by Sophomore Meagan Gunter who placed 11th with a time of 13:12.
Next was Emily Morton, Kara Zimmerer, Crystal Garza and Samantha Crocker who placed 42nd, 43rd, 44th, and 45th respectively. They all finished within six seconds of each other. Shelby Stegent placed 53rd.
The varsity boys placed third out of 15 teams and 98 individuals in the 5A and under division.
They were lead by Junior Evan Arambula who placed second with a time of 16:06, Mark Zimmerer who took ninth with a time of 17:00, Michael Yates who finished 14th with a time of 17:38, Ben Huddleston placing 24th with a time of 17:58, Gavin Kirkhart placing 26th with a time of 18:07, Jason Ballenger finishing 29th with a time of 18:14 and Trey Russell placed 59th.
The junior varsity girls did not have a full team, but ran two individuals.
Grace Holcombe placed fourth with a time of 14:56 and Skyler Burks placed 11th with a time of 15:22.
The JV Boys finished fifth out of 12 teams and 93 individuals in the 5A and under division.
The boys were lead by Freshman Brandon Hall who placed 19th with a time of 19:43, Ryan Brown placing 21st, Hunter Norris placed 23rd, Preston Schwartz placed 27th and Thomas Henderson placed 50th.
The middle school cross country teams also competed in Kilgore.
The middle school girls finished second out of eight teams and 89 individuals in the 5A and under category.
They were lead by eighth grader Michelle Gomez who placed fourth with a time of 14:10.
Monica Rojas placed 12th, Lydia Strand placed 15th, Chanda Westbrook placed 18th, Whitney Boerner placed 20th, Breanna Hall placed 30th and Summer Garza placed 38th.
The middle school boys placed seventh out of eight teams and 112 individuals in the 5A and under division.
They were lead by 8th grader Cade Yates, who placed 32nd.
Zane Arambula took 49th, Gabe Purselly placed 51st, Elijah Rogers placed 72nd and Matthew Clark placed 87th.



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