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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
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  Kemp knocks off Ferris, 3-1
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–In a battle of Lady Yellowjackets, hosting Kemp took a 3-1 District 13-3A volleyball victory over visiting Ferris Tuesday.
Kemp was scheduled to host Eustace Friday before hosting Kaufman Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Friday, Oct. 19, the Lady Yellowjackets will host Crandall, and they will wind up the second round of district play and the regular season on the road Tuesday, Oct. 23, when they visit Mabank. Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket Keleigh Collinsworth (center) returns a serve against the visiting Ferris Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday as teammates Amanda Lawrence (2) and Kimmie Gorka (4) look on. Kemp defeated Ferris in the District 13-3A volleyball match.

It was a revised lineup that hit the floor against Ferris Tuesday, as Kemp lost their tallest player, 6-1 Shelbie Wright, for the season with a severe ankle injury prior to the start of the Mabank game Oct. 5.
Amanda Lawrence moved to outside hitter, and Keleigh Collinsworth moved to the libero position, coming in and out of the game as the situation warranted.
Lawrence wound up with four kills, 17 digs and eight service points, while Collinsworth had five kills, 31 digs and 12 service points.
Breanna Griffin had five kills, 12 digs and seven service points, and Kimmie Gorka also had five kills, 17 digs and 15 service points.
Kylie Goswick had four kills, while Sabrina Trammell had six kills, 19 digs and six service points.
Setter Paige Moore provided 29 assists, 15 digs and scored six service points.
“(We) played very well as a team, and showed lots of teamwork and character on the floor,” head coach Peggy Sweirc reported.

EHS beats Kaufman for Powers’ 600th win
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Veteran Eustace High School volleyball coach Chuck Powers secured his 600th win in style Tuesday, as his Lady Bulldogs knocked off the visiting Kaufman Lady Lions 3-0.
The milestone win gave the Lady Bulldogs an 18-10 season record and enabled them to wrap up the first round of District 13-3A play with a 3-2 mark.
Eustace was scheduled to open the second round of loop play on the road at Kemp Friday.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog Jenny McConathy (8) tips past Kaufman’s Shelby Petross (16) during the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 District 13-3A volleyball win over the visiting Lady Lions Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Crandall for a key match against the Lady Pirates, and Friday, Oct. 19, Eustace will visit Mabank for another key loop contest. Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Another large and loud partisan crowd, including a number of Powers’ former players, was on hand Tuesday for the anticipated milestone.
After winning the first game 25-19, the Lady Bulldogs were pushed hard during the second game.
The Lady Lions showed strong hustle, forging a slim lead, but were ultimately betrayed by serving errors as the Lady Bulldogs fought back from a 22-22 tie to win the game 25-23.
Eustace’s girls made sure they wouldn’t have to worry in the third game, opening an 8-2 lead and eventually winning 25-13 in a game that wasn’t that close.
Afterwards, Powers was deluged in Silly String and confetti.
Eustace athletic director Doug Wendel and EHS principal Stan Sowers presented Powers with a banner recognizing him for his 600th victory.
Powers spoke briefly to the crowd, thanking them for their support, noting he had coached mothers and daughters, and was working with a granddaughter or two.
“The crowd made it a playoff atmosphere,” Powers said later. “It was really great seeing a lot of the former players.”
Cassie Freeman led the Lady Bulldogs’ attack, posting 18 kills, while Jenny McConathy added five kills and two blocks.
Caty DiBari had five kills and 14 assists, while Nicole McNeel had 18 assists and led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points.
Camille Rogers and Rebekah Walter led the defensive effort, as Walter had four kills and four blocks and Rogers had five blocks.
Chelsea Truitt added two kills and scored 10 points, while Ashley Houston also scored 10 points.
Krysta Lowry added two points, Jessica McConathy had four points and Brisha Ward also scored four points.
“First, I must give the praise and glory to God above, and secondly I must thank the Eustace Independent School District for letting me have this opportunity for all these years,” Powers said later.
“It seems as if it was just yesterday that we started this run that has blessed me with so many young ladies and their families, and it just seems to get better as the years go by,” he added.
“This is our 32nd year to play volleyball here, and those who have played in the past have not only blessed me then, but now are letting their daughters play for me and continuing that wonderful blessing,” he said.
In his 38th year of education, Powers’ record is now 600-299, and he has given no indication that he intends to retire anytime soon.
“I get a lot of pleasure in debating with basketball coaches because of our format,” he said. “That makes 600 wins at least 1,200 (games), because of the old two-out-of three that we used to play. Now that it’s three-of-five, I can really hassle them.
“In the real scheme of things, this was just another win we needed to get to move on to the real season, the playoffs,” he added.


Upcoming games

Cross Country
Oct. 22
District 13-3A meet
(Cedar Creek CC)
Oct. 19
KHS @ Crandall*

Oct. 26
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs Crandall*

Nov. 2
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*

Nov. 9
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A contest

Oct. 16
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

Oct. 19
KHS vs Crandall*

Oct. 23
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A contest

MLLFA games
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8 p.m.
Oct. 20
Mabank vs Malakoff

Oct. 27
Mabank vs Eustace

Nov. 3
Wild Card @ Forney

Nov. 10
Playoffs @ Kemp

Nov. 17
Superbowl @ Kemp