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October 30
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 314.66
Water Temperature:
71 degrees - top
69 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Rally for the Cure rescheduled
The Rally for the Cure Golf tournament has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints
Learn the basics of “Leave No Trace” and how photography can help grasp your memories from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Purtis Creek State Park.
Bring your digital camera and learn a few techniques for taking nature pictures, afterwards, we will take a hike for a scavenger hunt of things in nature, then review what we found.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Nature Hike
Purtis Creek State Park will host a nature hike from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
Take a hike and learn about the flora and fauna of the park. The hike is about one mile on relatively flat terrain. Wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Birding Basics
Purtis Creek State Park will hold a birding basics information session from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
Take a hike and learn about techniques for finding and identifying birds. Wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars, if you have them, otherwise the park has a few to loan out. Meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events


Nov. 4
• Dallas Life Oak Cliff @ Eustace – 7:30 p.m.
• Kaufman @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
• North Forney @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.

Cross Country

Nov. 5
• Regional Meet @ Vandergriff Park, Arlington





































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Sports Highlights

Bulldogs finish first in district cross country
Lady ’Dogs earn perfect score
Special to The Monitor
MALAKOFF–The Eustace cross country teams took the top spot at the District 14-2A cross country meet Oct. 24, in Malakoff.
The meet held a girls and boys middle school division, a girls and boys junior varsity division and a girls and boys varsity division.
In the varsity girls’ race, the Lady Bulldogs were able to accomplish something that rarely happens in cross country – they finished first through fifth, earning them a perfect score and a district championship victory.
The girls were led by freshman Samantha Crocker who finished first with a time of 13:24, and sophomore Meagan Gunter, who placed second with a time of 13:33.
Tarah Herrera took third place, Kara Zimmerer placed fourth and Crystal Garza placed fifth.
The varsity boys also took the District 14-2A championship win with three guys in the top three places.
The Bulldogs were led by junior Evan Arambula, who placed first with a time of 16:36.
Mark Zimmerer took second place with a time of 17:02, and Jason Ballenger placed third with a time of 17:07.
Gavin Kirkhart placed sixth, Michael Yates finished seventh and Trey Russell took the 12th spot.
The junior varsity girls also accomplished the unlikely task of finishing five girls in the top five to get a perfect score and a district championship trophy.
The girls were led by Emily Morton, who took the top spot with a time of 14:32. Madi Allen placed second with a time of 14:58.
MacKenzie Abbott placed third, Shelby Stegent finished fourth and Grace Holcombe placed fifth.
The junior varsity boys also dominated, finishing four guys in the top four.
They were lead by Preston Bottoms, Thomas Henderson, Brandon Hall and Ryan Brown.
Hunter Norris placed sixth, Chris Farnsworth placed 10th and Aaron Shugart placed 12th.
The JV boys took first for the day with 16 points.
The Eustace Middle School cross country teams also competed at the meet.
In the girls division, Eustace dominated all the competition with three girls finishing first, second, and third overall.
As a team, they received first place honors at the meet.
Michelle Gomez led the team, finishing with a time of 13:40.
Chanda Westbrooke placed second with a time of 14:19, Monica Rojas placed third with a time of 14:24.
Also helping out the team was Lydia Strand who placed 10th, Briana Hall who placed 11th, Summer Garza who placed 12th, Whitney Boerner who placed 15th, Alyssa Shaddox who placed 19th, Calie Spivey who placed 26th, Ellen Case who placed 27th and Casie Spivey who placed 28th.
In the boys division, the competition was very close between Eustace and Malakoff, with the Tigers barely beating out the Bulldogs. The Eustace boys were district runners up by two points behind Malakoff.
Hunter Rose led the boys by placing second with a time of 12:13.
Gabe Purselley placed 9th, Zane Arambula placed 11th, Cade Yates placed 12th, Elijah Rogers placed 16th, Alec Marple placed 26th, Matthew Clark placed 27th, Casey Steagall placed 33rd, Ethan Hoops placed 37th, Jaden Vance placed 39th, Tanner Sparks placed 40th, Ashton Smith placed 41st and Temple Hendrickson placed 44th.


Lady Bulldogs finish second, ready for bidistrict
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs defeated the visiting Buffalo Lady Bisons in three straight games, securing a second place finish in District 14-2A and a playoff spot.
The Eustace girls finished the regular season with 29-11 overall record, and a 10-2 district mark.
The Lady Bulldogs will face Red Oak Life Tuesday in the bidistrict playoff game. The game will be held at Corsicana High School at approximately 8 p.m.
Against Buffalo last Tuesday, Catania Grant had 12 kills, three blocks and seven digs.

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Eustace Lady Bulldogs Mallory Keeling (3) and Kacie Richards (10) narrowly miss a block by a Buffalo Lady Bison hitter Tuesday. The hosting Lady Bulldogs defeated the Buffalo girls in three game – 25-15, 25-16 and 25-16.

Peyton DiBari had a kill and three digs, while Shelby Stegent added seven kills and three stuff blocks.
Casey Bramblitt had nine kills and an ace serve, Kacie Richards had six kills and three stuff blocks, and Bethany Strickland put up three kills and three stuff blocks.
Mallory Keeling had 33 assists and two ace serves, Chelsea Oldham had seven digs and one ace serve.
Josie Collie had five digs and and an ace serve and Megan Renteria added three.
“We are still playing a little up and down, but everyone played together well and I believe we are ready for the real season,” Eustace head coach Chuck Powers said.



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