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December 11
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 314.43
Water Temperature:
48 degrees - top
51 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Geocaching at Purtis Creek
Purtis Creek State Park will hold a "basics of geocaching" program from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.
Geocaching is a type of treasure hunt using a GPS unit to help you find hidden "caches" placed by people all over the world.
Geocaches are everywhere - from just down the street to the most remote wilderness areas.
The program at Purtis Creek will teach the basics of using a GPS for geocaching and how to get started. Meet at the Amphitheater. For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Stargazing at Purtis Creek
Purtis Creek State Park will host an evening of stargazing from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.
Make a star wheel and learn how to use it, learn about the solar system and view the night sky through a telescope. Weather permitting, meet at the over flow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events

Basketball (boys)

Dec. 13
• Grand Saline @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Wortham – 6 p.m.
• Mabank @ Mt. Vernon – 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 16
• Eustace @ Quitman – 6:30 p.m.
• Fairfield @ Kemp – 7 p.m.
• Palestine @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 19
• Malakoff @ Eustace – 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 20
• Kemp @ Mexia – 5 p.m.

Basketball (girls)

Dec. 13
• Buffalo @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ Mt. Vernon – 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 15-17
• Kemp @ Grand Saline tournament – Time TBA
Dec. 16
• Eustace @ Leon – 5 p.m.
• Canton @ Mabank – 5 p.m.
Dec. 19
• Malakoff @ Eustace – 3 p.m.
Kemp @ Cross Roads – 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 28-30
• Mabank @ Idabel Winter Classic tournament – Time TBA
Jan. 2
• Kemp @ Quinlan-Ford – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 3
• Eustace @ Teague – 5 p.m.


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Sports Highlights

Malakoff slips past Lady Yellowjackets, 41-37
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

KEMP–The Kemp Lady Yellowjackets fell to the Malakoff Lady Tigers, 41-37, Tuesday in a tight game that featured numerous lead changes.
The game was close, bouncing back and forth during the first half of the game.
With 2:37 left in the first half, Kemp was ahead, 19-18. Kemp maintained the lead, and was on top 22-20 with 25 seconds remaining.
At halftime, the Lady Yellowjackets had a 24-20 advantage over Malakoff.
The Malakoff Lady Tigers, however, came out strong in the second half of the contest, and with 4:43 left in the third period, had a 26-25 lead over Kemp.
Malakoff extended their lead to 33-27 with 38 seconds left in the third period.
Malakoff stayed strong in the fourth period, and with 5:02 left in the game had a 33-30 lead.
With 3:26 left on the clock, the Lady Tigers were up seven points, 37-30.
The Lady Yellowjacket offense picked things up a bit, and pulled to within five points with 1:43 left in the game
Malakoff had a 39-33 lead with 1:09 left on the clock, and took a 41-33 lead with 55.5 seconds remaining.
Kemp rattled off four more points, but ran out of time with the score 41-37.

Eustace boys earn first win
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs earned their first win of the season after defeating the visiting Rice Bulldogs, 62-49, Tuesday.
The first period was close, with Eustace coming out on top of a 21-19 shootout.
In the second period, the Eustace defense slowed Rice to a crawl, allowing them just seven points. Meanwhile, the Eustace offense added 13 points to the board to take a 34-26 lead into halftime.
The third period was another close affair, with both teams scoring 14 points.
In the fourth period, Eustace again scored 14 points, but the Eustace defense held Rice to nine points to secure the 13-point win.
In the matchup, Eustace had four players score double figures leading a balanced attack.
Dalton Lewis led the Eustace offense with 13 points, while John Bradburn and Jordan Foote each scored 11 points and Billy Key added 10 points.
Mark Foster scored five points for Eustace, Tyler McWilliams added four points, Jacob McCarter scored three points.
Eustace competed in the Frankston basketball tournament.
They will host Grand Saline Tuesday, and will travel to Quitman Friday.


Whitehouse beats Mabank Panthers
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–The Mabank Panthers fell to the visiting District 14-4A Whitehouse Wildcats, 63-50 Tuesday.
Whitehouse took the lead early, outscoring Mabank 15-9 in the first period. The Mabank offense scored 15 points in the second period, but the Whitehouse offense did one better, scoring 16 to take a 31-24 lead into halftime.
The Wildcat offense remained strong in the second half of the game, scoring 16 points in both the third and fourth periods.
Mabank’s offense was steady as well, but just a few points below Whitehouse’s. Mabank scored 13 points in each of the remaining two periods of the game.
Mabank’s Jordan Allen led the Panther offense with 20 points, including nailing 10 of 12 free throw shots. Landon Marshall scored seven points for the Panthers and Garrett Graham added five points. David Marler, Brandon Hatfield and Tyler Willeford each scored four points for Mabank.
Willeford was 2-for-2 from the free throw line and Hatfield was 1-for-1.
The Panthers competed in Brownsboro’s Great East Texas Shootout this weekend. They will host the Malakoff Tigers Tuesday and Palestine Friday.



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