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EHS girls top 14-3A picks
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Unbeaten District 14-3A champion Eustace and runner-up Wills Point dominated the all-district volleyball selections by loop coaches Monday night.
Lady Bulldog senior Jenny McConathy, who routinely led Eustace in kills – and sometimes in blocks and digs – was named the district’s Most Valuable Player.
Sophomore teammate Catania Grant was named the district’s Newcomer of the Year, while senior Kimberly Austin was named the Setter of the Year.
Wills Point junior Precious Spencer was picked as the district’s Hitter of the year, while Lady Tiger senior Heather Harbaugh was the Blocker of the Year and junior teammate Berklie Pierce was the Server of the Year.

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Eustace Lady Bulldog Jenny McConathy hits against Mabank early in the season. McConathy was named the District 14-3A Most Valuable Player by loop volleyball coaches Monday.

Wills Point senior Shelby Cunningham and Mineola junior Sheyene Hooks were named the co-Defensive Players of the Year.
Two Eustace juniors were named to the 10-man first team, Allie Cass and Harmony Allen.
Kemp senior Amanda Lawrence was also named to the first team as a setter.
Joining them were three Wills Point players, senior Jimmysha Spencer and juniors Darcie Hamro and Brooke Jones.
Also named to the first team were Van senior Jordan Kuntzman and junior Brianna Wilkinson, and Mineola seniors Hope Krenshaw and Sara E. Rose.
Two Kemp players were named to the 10-man second team, seniors Kimmie Gorka and Shelbie Wright, along with Eustace junior Vanessa Lopez.
Rounding out the second team were Wills Point’s Chandler Tabor and Kaitlyn Mitchell, Mineola’s Ali Galaz and LeA’undra Jackson, Van’s Brandi Payne and Canton’s Jessi Allen and Brittany Arnold.
Coaches picked 20 players for honorable mention, including Eustace’s Tori Bynum, Erica Sanchez and Shelley Temple, and Kemp’s Hannah Carpenter, Amanda White, Kylie Goswick and Amber Brewer.
All 11 Eustace players were named to the all-academic team, including the players listed above and Aurora Beasley and Kelsey Maltos.
All 11 Kemp players were named to the all-academic team, including the players listed above, along with Sharda Bettis, Heather Henderson, Kayleigh Morton and Lacey Pettigrew.

Panthers nip TKG Crusaders, 61-59
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Gaining a one-point halftime lead, the Mabank Panthers held off the visiting T.K. Gorman Crusaders to take a narrow 61-59 win in their season and home opener Tuesday night.
The Panthers were scheduled to visit the Lindale Eagles Friday night, and will host two games in the TASO Classic Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24, with opponents and game times to be announced.
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Mabank Panthers Jordan Allen (left) and Unterrious Toliver (20) try to pressure T.K. Gorman Crusader Hunter Matzke (32) into a fumble in front of the Mabank bench during the Panthers' 61-59 season-opening win over the visiting Crusaders Tuesday.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Panthers will host the Van Vandals for a three-game slate, opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest, and Dec. 3-5, the Panthers will host the 11th annual Cedar Creek Lake Shoot-Out.
Originally scheduled to face Malakoff, the Panthers were able to book T.K. Gorman because Malakoff was in the football playoffs last weekend.
Although a TAPPS school, the Crusaders proved to be nearly a match for the Panthers in both size and quickness.
The Crusaders took an early 14-11 lead on a trio of 3-point baskets from Alex Fergerson, Jack Ryder and Brent Corley, while the Panthers countered with balanced scoring, as four of the five starters hit baskets.
In the second quarter, Panther Jacob Woodard got hot from outside, hitting a pair of treys to go along with four points each from Unterrious Toliver and Tray Phillips.
Ahead by one at halftime, 28-27, the Panthers were able to maintain that lead in fast-paced third quarter, with Tyler Fisher taking the ball inside.
Fisher scored 12 of his game-high 19 points in the third quarter, including 6-of-8 from the free throw line, with Jordan Allen hitting a trey for his only points and Griffin Marshall adding four points.
In the fourth quarter, the Panthers held off the Crusaders with four points each from Phillips and Fisher, although the Crusaders spent a lot of time at the free throw line – Fergerson hit 5-of-6 to score 11 of his team-high 13 points in the final frame.
The score probably wouldn’t have been that close if the Panthers had done better at the charity stripe, as they hit 50 percent – 16-of-32 – during the contest.
In addition to Fisher’s 19 points, Woodard finished with 12 points, Phillips had 11 and Marshall had nine.
Toliver finished with five points, while Allen had three and James Burkhalter two.
In addition to Fergerson’s 13 points, Michael Droder had 10 points for the Crusaders.

MHS senior to play hockey at the AAC
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Ice hockey season is in full swing, and for Mabank High School senior Tanner Holubar, Sunday’s hockey schedule offers a very special double-header.
Holubar and the Farmer’s Branch Senators will face off against the Plano Black Hawks at 9 p.m. Sunday (tonight) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The Senators, an undefeated Midget team playing in the Dallas Stars Youth Hockey League, is made up of many of Holubar’s teammates from the Mesquite Colts High School hockey team.
The Colts also play at 6:30 p.m. Sunday against division rival St. Marks at the Dr Pepper Star Center in Farmer’s Branch.
The Dallas Stars organization has made it possible the last three seasons for youth hockey teams of all ages to play one game at the AAC.
Team members are treated like pros, including being professionally announced for their entrance through the famous lighted “Star” onto the ice.
Goals are rewarded with the arena’s “goal buzzer” and crowd-pleasing music, making the experience as close to pro as it gets for young players.
The Senators are coached by Jim Chambers of Midlothian and Ron Crowder of Mesquite. The game is free to the public, with free parking at the AAC and open concessions.
Sunday’s free games begin at 6 p.m., with Holubar and the Senators playing at 9 p.m. Fans also are invited to come to the Mesquite Colts game at 6:30 p.m. in Farmer’s Branch before heading to the AAC.

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Nov. 23
MHS vs Canton (TASO)
KHS @ Kaufman

Nov. 24
MHS @ Kerens
EHS vs Malakoff

Dec. 1
MHS vs Kaufman
KHS vs Ferris
EHS @ Fruitvale

Dec. 3-5
MHS @ Spring Hill tourn.
KHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.
EHS hosts tournament

Dec. 8
MHS @ Van
KHS vs Malakoff
EHS idle

Dec. 11
MHS vs Rowlett

Dec. 10-12
KHS @ Venus tourn.
EHS @ Fruitvale tourn.

Dec. 15
MHS @ Lancaster*
KHS vs Italy
EHS vs Cross Roads

Dec. 18
MHS vs West Mesquite*

Dec. 19
KHS @ Lindale

Boys basketball

Nov. 23
MHS TASO Classic
KHS vs Crandall
EHS vs Trinidad

Nov. 24
MHS TASO Classic
EHS vs Malakoff

Dec. 1
MHS vs Van
KHS @ Athens
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser

Dec. 3-5
MHS-Cedar Creek Shoot-out
KHS @ Quinlan Ford tourn.
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.

Dec. 8
MHS vs Sabine
KHS vs Scurry-Rosser
EHS vs Frost

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