Sports and Outdoors


Area girls team heads to national BB tournament
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Lady Jackets Summer Basketball teams coached by Richard Alldredge will be heading to the Prime Time Sports national tournament in Plano next weekend, July 27-30.
The Lady Jackets teams are composed of girls from Edgewood, Kemp, Mabank and Martins Mill. This is the first year for some of the girls to play summer ball, or to play at this level of competition.
The sixth grade team took second place in the Prime Time tournament hosted in Mabank April 29-30, and went on to win the East Texas Shootout championship in Longview June 9-11.
Girls in the seventh through 10th grade team, playing in the ninth and 10th grade division, were given an at-large invitation to play at the national tournament. The team placed fourth of 14 teams recently at the Prime Time Sports tournament in Plano.
Alldredge said he is very proud of the girls as they prepare to take on the top Select teams from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area, the state and teams from other states.
“I am just a dad who tries to keep the kids active over the summer – I am not a coach,” Alldredge said. “These girls are all heart, and doing what they love, and that is what it’s all about.”
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Kemp mandatory parents meeting set
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Parents of all Kemp High School and Junior High student athletes planning to participate in athletics during the upcoming 06-07 school year are required to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24.
At the meeting, all KISD coaches, old and new, will be introduced, and athletic rules and policies will be discussed.
The meeting will also kick off the Kemp Athletic Booster Club membership drive. Committees will be assigned and chairmen nominated for all Booster Club sponsored events, such as the cross country meet, basketball tournaments, the powerlifting meet, the Al Williamson Relays and the Don Legg Yellowjacket Open golf tournament, as well as fund-raising events.

Law enforcement ranch rodeo slated
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The third annual Kaufman County Law Enforcement Association Ranch Rodeo and Auction will be held Saturday, July 29, in the Andrew Gibbs Arena in Mabank.
The vendor set-up will be at 5 p.m. and the rodeo will start at 7 p.m.
Admission is $3 in advance or $5 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free.
Advance tickets are available at the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office in Kaufman between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Events will include sorting, wild cow milking, double mugging and two calf scrambles for kids 10 and under with cash prize.
All proceeds go to scholarships for seniors at all Kaufman County high schools.
For more information, contact Brad Sherrard at (214) 926-0159.

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