Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.58 Water Temperature:
71 degrees - top
70 degrees - bottom
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMANThe Mabank Lady Panthers didnt 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
districts third-place playoff berth behind loop winner Crandall and second-place
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
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
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 dont 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.
Dont leave your dinghy on your clubs or marinas rack unlocked or
for long periods of time.
Make periodic visits to your boat over the winter. If you cant get to it, get
a friend or yard worker to make a monthly visit.
Dont 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.
Whats the most common type of boat stolen each year? Personal watercraft.
Dont 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.
Dont 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
KAUFMANRunning 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
Kemps boys qualified for the regional meet as a team, edging out Ferris by one point
88 to 89 to finish third overall.
Kemps girls finished fourth, and both Mabanks 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 Arlingtons 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.
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 Kaufmans five runners finished in the top 10, and North Forneys
Yekeshia Royal won the race with a time of 13:17.14.
Amber Brewer had Kemps 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 Mabanks 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).
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).
KHS @ Dallas Christian (scr)
MHS vs Athens/Neches (scr)
EHS @ Alba-Golden
KHS @ Grand Saline (scr)
MHS @ Forney
KHS @ Italy
EHS vs Trinidad
MHS hosts tournament
KHS vs Palmer
EHS vs Van (10 a.m.)
MHS @ North Forney*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Dallas Life Oak Cliff*
(end regular season)
EHS vs Palmer
7 p.m. @ Kaufman
MHS vs Rains/Lindale
Fun Sail or Make-up race
(Vandergriff Park, Arlington)
MHS vs 3 teams (scr)
MHS @ TK Gorman (scr)
EHS vs TBA (scr)
MHS @ TK Gorman
MHS vs Lindale
EHS vs Mineola