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December 25
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 314.88
Water Temperature:
52 degrees - top
53 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. 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.
Jan. 6
• Mildred @ Eustace – 5 p.m.
• Palestine @ Kemp – 5 p.m.
• Mabank @ Quinlan-Ford – 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (girls)

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 Yellowjackets get wins, 9-10 record
By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

KEMP–The Kemp Lady Yellowjackets competed in the Grand Saline basketball tournament Dec. 15-17, and finished the tourney with a 3-2 record.
The Kemp girls got a 57-49 win over Hawkins in the first round.
The Lady ’Jackets took charge early, and maintained a lead throughout the game.
Brianna Powell played a strong offensive game, scoring 23 points, including three 3-pointers. She also had six assists and five steals.
Kandace Rose had a double-double, scoring 19 points and bringing down 12 rebounds.
In round two, Kemp fell to Elysian Fields in a tight, 37-35, game that could have gone either way.
“We kept the game close throughout with a chance to either win or take the game to overtime at the end,” Kemp head coach Kent Smith said. “However, a critical ‘non-call’ on an inbound play, in which Powell was actually pushed out of bounds with the ball, gave the other team possession and we had to foul them. They then hit both free-throws making our last second basket not enough to close the gap.”
Powell had 14 points and Taylor Day scored nine. Rose led defensively with 10 rebounds.
After the loss to Elysian Fields, Kemp moved to the consolation side of the bracket.
“It was an odd bracket, with us first going to the winning side of the bracket then back to the consolation side after the second game due to an odd number of teams (nine,” Smith explained.
In the third round, Kemp defeated Arp, 50-40. During the game, Kemp had several leads of more than 10 points, but a few last-minute baskets closed the gap slightly.
Powell again showed her offense strength, scoring 19 points, including four treys. She also had seven assists in the matchup.
Day scored 20 points, and Rose contributed nine points and 11 rebounds.
In the fourth round, mistakes and missed shots helped lead to a 44-32 loss to Van.
Powell scored five points, while Day led scorers with nine.
In their final game of the tournament, the Lady Yellowjackets defeated the hosting Grand Saline girls, 38-31.
“Powell had become the focus of all the teams by then and drew some pretty hard fouls, going to the line 10 times,” Smith commented.
Bree Weisinger came alive against Grand Saline, scoring 15 points to lead the team. Of her 15 points, six came off three-pointers.
“Powell earned All-Tournament Honors for her outstanding play,” Smith exclaimed.
Kemp was scheduled to have a sixth game to play at the tournament, but opted not to play it.
“We chose not to play the Saturday afternoon game since it was not for anything and we had gotten beaten up pretty bad in the five games we had already played,” Smith said.
The Lady Yellowjackets returned to action Monday, and traveled to Cross Roads Monday evening, and gained a 44-21 win over the hosting Lady Bobcats.
“Our starters sat for most of the second half since the game had already been decided,” Smith commented.
The Cross Roads girls had no answers for Powell and the strong Kemp defense. Kemp took a 13-2 lead after the first period of play.
The second period proved more damaging to Cross Roads’ win chances, as Kemp scored 20 points and held the Lady ’Cats to just four points.
With the starters resting, Kemp cruised on to the win, despite being outscored, 10-5, in the final period of the game.
“Cross Roads got hurt early by the press, leading to a number of fast breaks on our part,” Smith said.
“We also had a distinct advantage under the basket getting numerous rebounds both offensively and defensively.”
Powell lead Kemp’s offense with 14 points in just three periods of play.
Day scored eight points, and had 13 rebounds.
Rose scored just four points and six rebounds. However, Rose played just one period. A pulled muscle took her out of the game. She sat the remained of the game as a precaution.
The win in Cross Roads gives the Kemp girls a 9-10 record for the season.
The Lady Yellowjackets will return to action Dec. 30 when the travel to Wills Point to face the Lady Tigers. Freshmen and junior varsity games are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Varsity is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.


Lakeplex Lanes Results
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Bowling league leaders at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points for the week of Dec. 12-17 are listed below.
Football Widows
Ladies League

High game/series – Kaye Walker - 211/543, Melba Henderson - 210, Amanda Bell - 200, Mary Warren - 529, Joy Montooth - 522.
Monday Night Madness
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Ricky Phillips - 236/686, Barry Warren - 221, Robin Jentzen - 219, Charlie Ford - 589, Mike Huskinsson - 568.
Women’s high game/series – Rhonda Smith - 188/500, Beth Wright - 187/517, Theresa Ritchie - 183, Nancy Bird - 498.
Seniors Rock
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Mike Flaharty - 236/632, John Boone - 225/577, Doug Naasz - 223, Martin Kennedy - 223, Frank Polley - 223, Jim Thomas - 618.
Women’s high game/series – Joy Montooth - 190/527, Joyce Bracey - 186/514, Kaye Walker - 180/531.
Tuesday Night Combo
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Richard Terry - 256/704, Ken Hood - 235/639, Roger Cottrell - 232, Bobby Montgomery - 618..
Women’s high game/series – Amanda Haley - 212/532, Karol Slaughter - 204/597, Tammy Haley - 193/491.
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Kevin Hockett - -212/542, Danny Richerzhage - 201/554, Mike McFall - 193/515.
Women’s high game/series – Dione Morrison - 163/426, Stephanie Miller - 135/343, Amanda Ortolano - 124/340.
Recycled Teenagers
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Terry Tull - 243/611, Pete McCord - 237, Jim Thomas - 222/584, Dan Herod - 616.
Women’s high game/series – Joy Montooth - 203/561, Gerry Walker - 189/534, Linda Cox - 182/531.
Wednesday Warriors
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high game/series – Dirk Rider - 246/627, Billy Hefelfinger - 235, George Lane - 227, Charles Holbert - 610, Bobby Montgomery - 605.
Women’s high game/series – Kaye Walker - 190/485, Theresa Ritchie - 186, Jackie Snodgrass - 184, Jeanette Erikson - 493, Sugar Cothren - 492.
No Holds Barred
Mixed Any Combo

Men’s high games/series – Charles Holbert - 278/713, Cody Daniels - 258, Dan Herod - 226/599, Don Gano - 596.
Women’s high games/series – Linda Cox - 189/528, Theresa Ritchie - 181/531, Roberta Kennedy - 181/501.
Thursday Night Gutterdusters
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Pete Evans - 279/737, Johnny Marshall - 246, Ricky Phillips - 246, Lynn Heady - 677, Waylon Jones - 639.
Women’s high game/series – Diane Mixon - 228/565, Carol Bolton - 215/568, Tracey Haycraft - 214, Marsha Bingham - 542.
Cedar Creek Lakers
Mixed Two Couples

Men’s high game/series – Tim Haley - 278/704, Lynn Heady - 247/634, Waylon Jones - 234, Jeff Haley - 632.
Women’s high game/series – Beth Wright - 223/588, Monica Crawford - 205/558, Tammy Haley - 203, Amanda Haley - 570.
Saturday Morning
Madness Youth League Mixed Any Combo

Boy’s high game/series – Tyler Schlebach - 196/517, Wil Colman - 148/404, Jim Neighbors - 141/329.
Girl’s high game/series – Sedi Milholland 169/457.



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