Sports and Outdoors


Mabank blanks Lancaster, 17-0
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers wound up the regular season Monday with a 17-0 blowout of the visiting Lancaster Tigers in just three innings.
The Lady Panthers finished District 14-4A play at 2-8.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was delayed due to wet grounds.
Lancaster looked all wet against the Lady Panthers, who pounded out 13 hits in the three-inning contest, and took advantage of two Lady Tiger errors.
(With just two errors, the official scorebook was kind to the Lancaster girls, as the Lady Tigers regularly failed to make catches at every position, and generally looked as though they already had one foot back on the bus.)
For their part, the Lady Tigers could do nothing against a sharp performance by Mabank pitcher Karlyn Bellows, who racked up seven strikeouts out of the nine Lancaster outs.
Up 4-0 in the first inning, the Lady Panthers increased their lead to 7-0 in the second, and then blew out the Lady Tigers with a 10-run third.
Mabank second baseman Ami Johnson capped the blowout with a three-run inside-the-park homer to push the score past the “mercy rule” limit.

Mabank Special Olympics athlete David Smith, accompanied by Mabank Police Officer Sam Epps, completes the last segment of the torch relay to open the annual Special Olympics meet at Mabank’s Panther Stadium Saturday. The meet drew more than 240 special athletes on 17 teams to compete in track and field events, bicycling and equestrian contests.

Monitor Staff Photo

Days, Rays top J&J field at CCCC
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The duo of Carol and Troy Ray took first place net, while the duo of Linda and Gary Day took first place gross in the championship flight of the Jack and Jill golf tournament at the Cedar Creek Country Club April 22-23.
The Rays finished with an adjusted score of 130.6, while the Days finished with an adjusted score of 133.6.
The duo of Ron Jones and Louise Powers took second place net with an adjusted score of 131.8, while the duo of Brenda and Mike Higgins took second place gross with an adjusted score of 132.0.
In the first flight, the duo of Shirley and Mike Clement took first place net with an adjusted score of 135.4, while the duo of Loleta and Clarence Hill took first place gross with an adjusted score of 133.0.
Second place net on the first flight went to the duo of Peggy and Jim Driscoll, who had an adjusted score of 138.2, while second place gross went to the duo of Marian and David Ziegler, who posted an adjusted score of 136.4.
Other duos in the championship flight included Dale Hall and Derek Drab (133.4), Kathy and Rod Hunt (138.2), Shirley Pinkham and Don Richardson (139.8) and Jolyne McGregor with Lewis Armstrong (Saturday) and Jonathan Hatfield (Sunday) (137.7).
Other duos in the first flight included Shirley and Ray Brown (138.8) and Sammy and Bill Coleman (156.6).

Hole in one
Ken Cates notched an ace on the 170-yd Hole 14 at the Cedar Creek Country Club April 22.
Cates used a utility club and a Nike ball.
The shot was witnessed by David Cary, Sonny Roach, Rob Knight and Billy Tyler.

Upcoming Games


April 28
Mabank vs Lancaster*
(end regular season)
*district game

Semi-Pro Football

April 29
Xtreme vs Greenville

May 6
Xtreme @ ET Wolves