Bulldogs get District 6-2A
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–After a season of winning with a ground-and-pound
offense that ran over most opponents, the Eustace Bulldogs
received high District 6-2A DI honors as linebacker Blake Ward
was named Defensive Player of the Year, Raymond Shutak was named
Lineman of the Year, six players named to the district’s
All-District first team and seven Bulldogs named to the second
Freshman defensive lineman Zach Hughes, junior tight end Ramon
Ramirez, junior running back Tyler Folsom, senior offensive
lineman Caleb Wonhas, senior running back/defensive back Jacob
McCarter and senior linebacker Justyn Warner were all named to
the first team.
Sophomore defensive back Steven Stine, junior offensive lineman
Kyle Purselley, senior offensive lineman Ethan Tennyson, senior
quarterback Jordan Foote, senior defensive lineman Preston
Amason, senior tight end Josh Dunn and senior defensive back
Tyson Oliver all received second team honors.
The trio of Folsom, Ward and McCarter all rushed for more than
1,000 each this season.
The Bulldogs finished the season in second place, losing only to
the Grandview Zebras. They fell in the Area round of the
playoffs to the Melissa Cardinals, 19-10.
All in all, it was the best season for the Bulldogs since 1997,
when they went 11-1.
Rainbow trout coming to Texas Freshwater
Fisheries Center Dec. 2
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The season’s first stocking of rainbow trout into the
ponds and streams at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC)
will take place Friday, Dec. 2.
The trout may be fished for without a fishing license at TFFC,
and all equipment and bait are furnished.
Anglers may provide their own tackle, but only single hooks with
barbs mashed down are allowed.
While the trout will take canned corn, worms or a variety of
flies, the bait that looks the most like the food they are
accustomed to eating is Berkeley PowerBait Hatchery Formula
Catch-and-release fishing is included with paid admission to
TFFC, but anglers at TFFC may harvest up to five rainbow trout
for an additional $5 fee. The fee must be paid at admission and
The trout season will run until April 2012. Approximately 5,000
rainbow trout will be stocked at TFFC during that time. For
locations and dates of trout stockings statewide, visit
TFFC is located at 5550 Farm-to-Market 2495, four miles east of
Admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, and $3.50 for
children ages 4 through 12.
For more information and directions, call (903) 676-2277, or
Mabank Youth Basketball Association to hold
registration and evaluation
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank Youth Basketball Association will hold
registrations and evaluation Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Mabank
Alternative Campus gymnasium, located at 309 East Market Street
Each player must be evaluated to play. The evaluation is used to
form teams equally and every child will play.
Children will need to wear appropriate clothing and shoes for
To be evaluated, payment must be received that day. The cost is
$40 for each player and $30 for each additional family member.
Players must be in attendance for their scheduled time.
Registration forms can be filled out on evaluation day or found
The times for registrations/evaluations are as follows:
• 9 a.m. – first and second grade girls,
• 10 a.m. – first and second grade boys,
• 11 a.m. – third and fourth grade girls,
• noon – third and fourth grade boys,
• 1 p.m. – fifth and sixth grade girls,
• 2 p.m. – fifth and sixth grade boys.
Make-up evaluations will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at
the Alternative campus.