Sports and Outdoors


First Courtney Howard tournament draws 133
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The inaugural Courtney Howard Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament drew 133 golfers to the Cedar Creek Country Club Monday.
The tournament raised more than $20,000 before expenses, including around $7,000 at the live auction, according to Courtney Howard Foundation president Wayne Groom.
“I thought it was great,” Groom said. “A lot of folks have been calling me and telling me how great a time they had.”
Proceeds from the tournament will provide college scholarships for local high school seniors, and also benefit the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
Groom said plans call to make the tournament an annual event. “We’re working on scheduling now,” he said Wednesday.
A special group of golfers – members of the Futures Tour, the development tour for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour – joined Mabank High School graduate and Futures player Adrienne Gautreaux in the tournament.
Gautreaux offered to provide golfing lessons to anyone at the auction who would make a $50 or larger donation.
Former University of Texas Lady Longhorn star center Stacy Stephens also donated basketball lessons, drawing a $325 bid at the auction.
The group of Chad Perkins, David Villareal, Andy Call and Cory Perkins took first place with an adjusted net score of 40.6.
Second place went to the group of Stan Williams, Anthony Wayne, David Nowell and Tracy Nowell, who carded an adjusted round of 43.0.
Third place went to the group of Michael Sugrue, Fred Kurlander, Tim Vaughn and Ty Walters, who carded an adjusted score of 44.2.
The “closest to the hole” winners were Richard Goins on No. 5, Gautreaux on No. 14 and Marty Lindsey on No. 17, while Jason Lindsey took the “longest drive” prize on No. 18.
Sponsors at the tournament included Canton Lumber, K&M Roofing, Chapman Fence, Concrete Construction, Par-5 Acres/Harry Wilt, Roberts Auto and Hassell Free Plumbing.
Also, First State Bank-Mabank Branch, McClain’s Restaurant, Richard Luttrell, Todd Sharp, Dane and Marni White, Don and Pee Wee Forester, and Bobby and Belinda Greenhaw.
Also, Litchfield Retaining Walls, The Hydrangea House, Sunshine Auto Parts, C.R. Thurman, Cedar Creek Garage, Dr. John Loar, Hole In One Golf, Hickson Construction, Gaddis Contracting Inc. and Gaddis Chiropractic.
Also, G&M Construction, Gold Buckle, C&T Custom Homes, Jackie Lancaster, M&M Food Mart, Sunrise Construction and Stoneleaf Construction.
Also, Cowboy’s Gym, J.M. Martin Construction, Strowd Construction, Hoover Pole Barns, Wal-Mart, Ken Underriner and Justin Custom Homes.

Smith named All-District
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp Lady Yellowjacket Sarah Smith was named to the first team 12-3A All-District Softball Team by district coaches recently.
Joining Smith on the squad were second-team picks Keleigh Collinsworth, Paige Moore, Lindsey Wright and Shawna Hyde, along with honorable mention players Brittany Updike and Kayla McSpedden.
“I am very proud of these girls, and they worked hard for these awards,” Lady ’Jackets coach Phil Hale said.

Upcoming Games



April 25
Mabank @ Red Oak*
Kemp vs Wills Point*
Eustace @ Kaufman*
(end regular season)

April 28
Mabank vs Lancaster*
(end regular season)

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April 29
Xtreme vs Greenville

May 6
Xtreme @ ET Wolves