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December 18
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Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 314.50
Water Temperature:
56 degrees - top
52 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Birding Basics
Purtis Creek State Park will host an afternoon of bird watching from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.
Take a hike and learn about techniques for finding and identifying birds. Wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars if you have them otherwise we have a few to loan out. Meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Geocaching at Purtis Creek
Purtis Creek State Park will hold a "basics of geocaching" program from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.
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, Jan. 14.
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. 19
• Malakoff @ Eustace – 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 20
• Kemp @ Mexia – 5 p.m.
Dec. 27-29
• Eustace @ Martins Mills Tournament – Time TBA
• Wagstaff Classic Holiday Tournament (Tyler) – Time TBA
Dec. 28-29
• Kemp @ Kaufman Holiday Tournament – Time TBA
Jan. 3
• Eustace @ Teague – 5 p.m.
• Palestine Westwood @ Kemp – 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (girls)

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

Lady ’Dogs host Buffalo, compete in Fruitvale
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs hosted the Buffalo Lady Bison Tuesday to open their District 14-2A schedule early.
The visiting Lady Bison had the upper hand offensively from the start, and went on to defeat Eustace, 63-40.
In the first period, Buffalo jumped ahead quickly, and had a 19-10 lead after the first period.
The Lady Bison defense all but shut down the Lady ’Dogs in the second period, allowing just two points, while the Buffalo offense racked up another 19 points.
The Eustace offense came to life in a big way in the second half of the game, scoring 15 points in the third period and 13 in the fourth.
Buffalo stayed with the Eustace offense in the third, scoring 15 points for themselves, while being outscored in the fourth period by three points.
“We came out slow which hurt us going into half,” Eustace head coach DaLinda Cassell explained. “We did much better in the second half of play.”
Catania Grant led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points for the game. Kacie Richards followed with 12 points and Megan Renteria added four.
“Our main goal, at this point, is to play all four quarters and to have 10 points or more each quarter,” Cassell said. “Defensively we must come out ready not to give up more than 10 points to our opponent.”
Last weekend, the Lady Bulldogs competed in the Fruitvale basketball tournament.
In game one, the Eustace girls lost to the Scurry-Rosser Lady Wildcats, 56-40, even with Richards’ 30 points for the game.
The game began well for both teams, with Scurry scoring 18 points and the Lady Bulldogs hanging in with 13 points in the first period.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind badly in the second period, scoring just three points, while Scurry added 13 points.
Scurry added another 13 points in the third period, while Eustace scored 16 points to close the gap slightly.
Eustace outscored Scurry again in the fourth period, rattling off 14 points and holding Scurry to 13.
In game two, the Lady Bulldogs fell 10 points short of Cumby Lady Trojans, 52-42.
Eustace had a strong first half against Cumby, outscoring the Lady Trojans 17-14 in the first period, and 11-6 in the second.
Cumby, however, had a fire lit during halftime and roared out strong, outscoring Eustace 15-8 in the third period and 16-6 in the fourth period.
Richards again led the Lady ’Dogs’ offense with 14 points. Katy Brigham scored 12 points in the matchup, and Casey Bramblitt added seven.
The Lady Bulldogs won game three, defeating the Trinity Lady Tigers with a commanding, 52-24, score.
The Lady Bulldogs started strong in the first period, scoring 15 points, while holding Trinity to five.
The Trinity offense perked up in the second period, scoring 14 points while Eustace scored 11.
The Lady Bulldog defense clamped down in the second half of the game, allowing Trinity just five points total in the half.
Meanwhile, the Eustace offense scored 14 in the third period and 12 in the fourth to seal the win.
Richards had another big game, scoring 22 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Renteria scored 12 points for Eustace, and Chelsea Oldham added six.
The Eustace girls traveled to Leon Friday night, and are scheduled to host the Malakoff Lady Tigers at 3 p.m. Monday.

 

Lakeplex Lanes Results
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Bowling league leaders at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points for the week of Dec. 5-10 are listed below.
Football Widows
Ladies League

High game/series – Belinda Simpkins - 215/561, Marsha Bingham - 208/603, Kaye Walker - 194, Jeanette Erikson - 522.
Monday Night Madness
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Mike Huskisson - 231/610, Waylon Jones - 223/570, Richard Warren - 218, Charlie Ford - 577.
Women’s high game/series – Shirley Speed - 206/515, Janna Martin - 191/501, Nancy Bird - 169/500.
Seniors Rock
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Jim Thomas - 235, Dan Herod - 235/620, Doug Naasz - 221, John Powe - 599, Mike Flaharty - 597.
Women’s high game/series – Joy Montooth - 206/573, Roberta Kennedy - 199, Kaye Walker - 190/540, Emma Phariss - 535.
Tuesday Night Combo
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Eric Johnson - 278, Jeff Haley - 267/703, Tim Haley - 259/703, Phillip Earnheart - 259/699.
Women’s high game/series – Amanda Haley - 203/551, Karol Slaughter - 200/510, Tammy Haley - 186/555, Cathy Stevens - 186.
Newbies
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Mike McFall - 225/574, Travis White - 202/523, Danny Richerzhage - 195/534, John Burnett - 523.
Women’s high game/series – Theresa Ritchie - 153/437, Dione Morrison - 148/407, Gretchen Burnett - 129/372.
Recycled Teenagers
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Dan Herod - 251/661, Larry Gardner - 243/604, Jim Thomas - 236, Ken Hood - 615.
Women’s high game/series – Dee Robinson - 196/499, Theresa Ritchie - 182, Shirley Rawlinson - 174/463, Margie Marshall - 450.
Wednesday Warriors
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Richard Butcher - 247, Doug Naasz - 243/643, Ernie Gerich - 236/544, Brandon Thomas - 602.
Women’s high game/series – Theresa Ritchie - 215/544, Kaye Walker - 212/529, Sandi Hassell - 199/540.
No Holds Barred
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high games/series – Charles Holbert - 233/596, Cody Daniels - 230/624, Ken Hood - 203/568.
Women’s high games/series – Linda Cox - 186/482, Shirley Rawlinson - 172/464, Theresa Ritchie - 170, Roberta Kennedy - 465.
Thursday Night Gutterdusters
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Mark Fritsch - 259/658, Robby Bracey - 256/649, Ricky Phillips - 247/696, Glenn Linder - 247.
Women’s high game/series – Marsha Bingham - 238/596, Tracey Haycraft - 220/577, DeeDee Lambert - 205/547, Belinda Simpkins - 547.
Cedar Creek Lakers
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Robert Dempsey - 279/666, Jeff Haley - 254/675, Robby Bracey - 234, Lynn Heady - 665.
Women’s high game/series – Beth Wright - 228/615, DeeDee Lambert - 197/548, Billie Morse - 191/532.
Saturday Morning
Madness Youth League Mixed Any Combo

Boy’s high game/series – Tyler Schlebach - 221/538, Chris Fant - 151/381, Justin Neighbors - 131/335.
Girl’s high game/series – Sedi Milholland 149/405.

 

 

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