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October 6
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 315.00
Water Temperature:
77 degrees - top
75 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.

Hunter Education Course Set
A hunter education course has been set for 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 17 and 20, at the Mabank High School Ag building.
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.
Any individual may also take the course on a voluntary basis, and is encouraged to attend.
The cost of the course is $15.
For more information, contact course instructor Tom Trull at (903) 880-5918, or the TPWD at (800) 792-1112.

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. 28
• Eustace @ Maypearl – 7:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ North Forney – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Crandall – 7:30 p.m.


Oct. 7
• Eustace @ Malakoff – 4:30 p.m.
• Kemp @ Ferris – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ Kaufman – 5 p.m.
Oct. 11
• Eustace @ Teague – 5 p.m.
• Kaufman @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ North Forney – 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

Eustace Bulldogs set for Sunnyvale
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs are set to begin their District 6-2A DI schedule in Sunnyvale Friday.
The Sunnyvale Raiders boast a 5-0 record, matching Eustace’s undefeated mark in the pre-district schedule.
The Raiders defeated Riesel, 35-18, and beat Gateway Charter, 63-28, in their first two games of the season.
They slipped past Krum, 18-13, then had a strong game against Moody, winning 42-20.
“They (Sunnyvale) have been playing well, and with a lot of confidence,” Eustace head coach Brian Herman said.
Last year, Eustace beat the Raiders, 61-41, but Herman noted this year’s team appears better than last year’s, and they have a new coach bringing a new approach.
“Sunnyvale is much improved over last year,” Herman explained. Herman also noted last year was Sunnyvale’s first year to field a varsity football team. “They’ve got an up-and-coming program,” he commented.
Like Eustace, Sunnyvale will try to control the ball, and the game clock, with plenty of run plays and short passes.
“They’re pretty balanced, spread out, and like to get their guys out in the open,” Herman said.
Eustace controls the game clock almost exclusively on the ground. However, when the time is right, the Bulldogs are not afraid to throw the ball.
In the past two games, they have only thrown four passes.
However, the Bulldogs completed all four attempts, and scored touchdowns on two of them.
Eustace has scored 177 points this season, and given up just 88 points in five games.


Eustace XC competes in Lindale
Special to The Monitor
LINDALE–The Eustace cross country teams competed at the Lindale Eagle Invitational Sept. 30.
The course was held on the old Garden Valley golf course just south of Interstate 20. The meet hosted six races, including a 4A/5A division, 3A and under division, and a JV division for girls and boys.
The varsity girls placed fourth out of 17 teams and 135 individuals in the 3A and under varsity division.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by freshman Samantha Crocker, who placed 12th with a time of 13:38.
Meagan Gunter was close behind, finishing 14th with a time of 13:48. Kara Zimmerer placed 23rd, Emily Morton placed 37th and Crystal Garza placed 49th.
The varsity boys placed fifth out of 12 teams and 98 individuals in the 4A/5A varsity division.
They were led by junior Evan Arambula, who placed sixth with a time of 17:14.
Mark Zimmerer placed 14th with a time of 17:52, Michael Yates placed 22nd, Jason Ballenger placed 25th and Gavin Kirkhart placed 52nd.
The junior varsity girls had two runners, Grace Holcombe, who finished 6th with a time of 14:44, and Madi Allen.
The JV boys were looking for a challenge in the 3A and under varsity division as they placed 16th out of 24 teams and 173 individuals.
They were led by Trey Russell, who finished 21st with a time of 19:21. Hunter Norris placed 80th, Brandon Hall placed 98th, Preston Schwartz placed 101st and Thomas Henderson placed 118th.
Eustace is scheduled to compete at the Forney Jackrabbit Run in Forney Saturday.


Mabank Little League teams beat Wills Point
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank Little League teams all had a winning weekend as the Panthers hosted the Wills Point Tigers Saturday.
The Midgets (first and second grades) defeated the Tigers, 28-0, in a great game for the little Panthers. The Midgets are undefeated this season.
The PeeWee team followed the Midgets with a 14-6 win.
The evening’s grand finale’ featured the Little League (fifth and sixth grade) game. The Little League Panthers earned their first win of the season, beating Wills Point 14-0.
The Panther teams will travel to Kemp to face the Yellowjackets this weekend.
You can attend Mabank Panther little league games on Saturdays.
Game times are as follows:
• Midgets – 4 to 6 p.m.
• PeeWee – 6 to 8 p.m.
• Little League – 8 to 10 p.m.
The Mabank Little League Football Association (MLLFA) is a non-profit organization committed to providing the youth of Mabank a quality program based on the fundamentals of football and cheerleading.
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