Sports and Outdoors

Sunday, October 31, 2010

 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.58 Water Temperature:
71  degrees - top
degrees - bottom


Kaufman stops Mabank
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–The Mabank Lady Panthers didn’t bring their “A” game when they visited the Kaufman Lady Lions Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers needed a win to stay in a tie for first place, but the Lady Lions took advantage of numerous unforced errors to record a 25-15, 25-20 and 25-20 victory.
Mabank finished the regular season at 20-19 and District 13-3A play at 7-3, clinching the district’s third-place playoff berth behind loop winner Crandall and second-place Kaufman.
In the bidistrict round of the playoffs, the Lady Panthers will face the winner of a Friday night playoff between Lindale and Rains Tuesday, Nov. 2, at a time and place to be determined.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther senior Sadie Roberts goes to her knees to dig out a Kaufman hit during Mabank's 3-0 loss to the hosting Lady Lions in the regular season finale Tuesday.

“We did not have everyone on the same page tonight,” Mabank coach Stacy Shelton said afterward.
“We needed everyone on top of their game tonight, and it did not happen,” she added. “Torrie (Garrett) had an outstanding night, and I thought Sadie (Roberts) and Kourtney (Holyfield) played well.
“Our inexperience got the best of us tonight,” she added. “We have been to the playoffs six times out of the last seven years, competing in both 3A and 4A. I think that is something we all need to be proud of.”
Garrett had a strong all-around match, leading the Lady Panthers with nine kills, four blocks, two digs, one serving ace and one save.
Senior Jena Penney also had a strong game, finishing with six kills, one block and three digs, while senior Meagan Royal had two kills, three blocks and two assists.
Sophomore setter Holyfield finished with 20 assists, adding four saves and two digs.
Freshmen Mikayla Adams (four) and Makenna Allen (one) combined for five kills, with Allen adding a block, five digs and one ace, and Adams adding four digs on defense.
Roberts finished with three digs and one save, while Natalie Torres also had three digs.

Stop wintertime boat theft
Special to The Monitor
ALEXANDRIA, Va.–Boats stored over the winter can be easy targets for thieves.
To help boaters, anglers and sailors deal with this consistent problem, the folks at BoatUS Marine Insurance have these tips for storing your boat this winter.
The top three most common items stolen from boats over the winter are:
• Electronics To avoid a theft, it is worth your time and energy to remove electronics and store them at home.
If they are permanently installed, record ownership information, including model and serial numbers. Photos may also assist with a potential recovery or insurance claim.
• Outboards Small outboards should always be removed and stored in a secure location, such as your locked garage or basement.
Larger outboards should have a lock installed.
• Outdrives Again, the best way to avoid this type of theft is to remove the unit and store in a safe location and ensure the serial number is recorded. If it will not be removed, install an outdrive lock.
The name of the game in preventing theft is deterrence. Here are some general tips:
• If you are storing your boat away from home, ensure the yard or marina is secure, with fencing and cameras.
• If you are storing your trailerable boat at home, if possible don’t leave the trailer tongue facing the street. Block the trailer and remove the tires, storing them inside, or add wheel locks. Put a lock on the hitch receiver.
• Adding personalized markings to equipment can help identify and recover stolen items. By making them obvious, it also makes the items less “marketable.”
• Don’t leave your dinghy on your club’s or marina’s rack unlocked or for long periods of time.
• Make periodic visits to your boat over the winter. If you can’t get to it, get a friend or yard worker to make a monthly visit.
• Don’t leave liquor out in the open where it can be seen.
• Leaving a “for sale” sign posted all winter attracts the wrong kind of attention and gives someone an excuse to get aboard and look around.
• What’s the most common type of boat stolen each year? Personal watercraft.
• Don’t forget that four-legged “bandits,” such as raccoons and other critters, will enjoy your boat as much as spring breakers hitting the beach, so ensure winter covers are tight and remain securely attached.
Don’t store your boat in a place that makes it easier for animals to get aboard, such as near trees or building overhangs.


Kaufman tops 13-3A cross country
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–Running on their home turf, the Kaufman boys and girls dominated the District 13-3A cross country meet Monday, despite high winds and a muddy course across the Kaufman City Park.
Kemp’s boys qualified for the regional meet as a team, edging out Ferris by one point – 88 to 89 – to finish third overall.
Kemp’s girls finished fourth, and both Mabank’s girls and boys finished fifth of five teams (Crandall did not participate).
The top 10 individual runners and top three teams all qualified for the Regional cross country meet at Arlington’s Vandergriff Park Saturday, Nov. 6.
Yellowjacket runners Michelle Ritterbach and Taylor Chuduar both individually qualified for the regional meet, with Ritterbach finishing ninth overall in 14:13.81 and Chuduar finishing eighth overall in 18:20.17.
Girls varsity
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Runners from Mabank (in green) and Kemp (orange) move up as the girls varsity run gets underway at the District 13-3A cross country meet at the Kaufman City Park Monday. Runners braved high winds and muddy conditions during the run.

Kaufman won the team total with 32 points, followed by North Forney with 44, Ferris with 52, Kemp with 90 and Mabank with 126.
Four of Kaufman’s five runners finished in the top 10, and North Forney’s Yekeshia Royal won the race with a time of 13:17.14.
Amber Brewer had Kemp’s second-best time, finishing 17th in 15:20.58, followed by Taylor Day (19th in 15:32.39), Brianna Powell (19th in 15:42.58), Kayla Collum (27th in 16:29.30) and Jessica VanPamel (31st in 16:54.69).
Sara Springer led Mabank’s contingent, finishing 20th in 15:34.01, followed by Kourtney Holyfield (24th in 15:50.75), Sydnee Pottorf (28th in 16:47.31), Natalie Torres (29th in 16:48.67), Marisol Gallegos (30th in 16:53.26), Allie Sandlin (37th in 18:11.36) and Brittany Dugan (did not finish).
Boys varsity
Kaufman won the boys run handily, taking the top four spots (led by Dylon Lowe in 16:05.33) and putting all seven team members in the top 12, finishing with 17 points.
North Forney was a distant second with 48 points, followed by Kemp with 88, Ferris with 89 and Mabank with 123.
Following Chuduar were Kemp runners Garrett Haley (14th in 19:20.80), Tyler Jones (17th in 19:40.73), Jeff Gndera (24th in 21:16.73), Ray Morris (25th in 21:23.75), Dolton Palmer (28th in 21:37.09) and Forrest Summerhill (31st in 23:05.82).
Francisco Gallegos led the Mabank contingent, finishing 18th overall in 19:42.62, and followed by Korey Roberts (21st in 20:37.52), Richard Cowin (22nd in 20:53.34), Sky McDonald (30th in 22:52.17) and Jon Holstein (33rd in 23:10.63).





Upcoming Events

Girls basketball

Nov. 2
KHS @ Dallas Christian (scr)

Nov. 4
MHS vs Athens/Neches (scr)

Nov. 5
EHS @ Alba-Golden

Nov. 6
KHS @ Grand Saline (scr)

Nov. 9
MHS @ Forney
KHS @ Italy
EHS vs Trinidad

Nov. 11-13
MHS hosts tournament

Nov. 12
MHS idle
KHS vs Palmer

Nov. 13
EHS vs Van (10 a.m.)


Nov. 5
MHS @ North Forney*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Dallas Life Oak Cliff*
(end regular season)
(*district contest)

Volleyball playoffs

Nov. 2
EHS vs Palmer
7 p.m. @ Kaufman

MHS vs Rains/Lindale
time/site TBA


Nov. 6
Fun Sail or Make-up race

Cross country

Nov. 6
Regional meet
(Vandergriff Park, Arlington)

Nov. 13
State meet
(Round Rock)

Boys basketball

Nov. 9
MHS vs 3 teams (scr)

Nov. 13
MHS @ TK Gorman (scr)
EHS vs TBA (scr)

Nov. 16
MHS @ TK Gorman

Nov. 19
MHS vs Lindale
KHS idle
EHS vs Mineola

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