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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 20, 2017

By Bodey Cooper
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs lost a tough matchup with the Quitman Lady Bulldogs in five sets Oct. 17 at home.
Eustace jumped out quickly on Quitman as they gained a 6-1 lead in the first set before Quitman called a timeout to regather and strategize.
Quitman battled back late to get with three, but Eustace finished them off in the first set 25-20.
Quitman came out with a different attitude in the second set as they jumped on Eustace early, 5-3.
Eustace then went on a short run to tie the set 7-7. Quitman then rattled off eight straight points to take a 15-7 lead, before finally winning the second set 25-19.
Eustace once again jumped out to an early 8-3 lead in the third set. Quitman took a timeout after Eustace built their lead to 14-7.
Eustace ended the third set with a victory 25-17, needing just one more win to take the match.
With their backs against the wall, Quitman started off strong 4-1 before Eustace battled back to tie the set 5-5. Both teams battled back and forth, with Quitman taking a small lead 14-12.
Quitman then went on an 8-4 run to take a 22-16 lead before ending the fourth set with a 25-20 win, sending both teams to a fifth and final set.
Quitman took an early 5-2 lead, leading to a timeout called by Eustace Head Coach Chuck Powers to bring back their focus.
Eustace put together a 5-2 run of their own to tie the final set 7-7.
In the end, Eustace couldn’t pull out the victory as they lost by a final score of 15-12.
The win takes Quitman to a record of 12-0 in district play and 30-7 overall.
The loss drops Eustace to 23-11 this season with an 8-3 district record.
Eustace sits in third place behind only Grand Saline (10-3) and Quitman (12-0).

Oct

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 20, 2017



Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–An alleged methamphetamine dealer and customer were booked into the Henderson County Jail early Thursday, according to Sheriff Botie Hillhouse. Both were charged with drug possession, the subject of the investigation was also caught in possession of a firearm she is barred from possessing.
Tonia Speer, 49, was found with a substantial amount of meth packaged and ready for distribution when a seven-member team from the Sheriff’s Office descended on her Ravenwood Road residence, in the Westwood Beach subdivision south of Chandler.
Having pleaded guilty to a felony drug possession charge in 2014, Speer lost her rights to possess a firearm, which investigators found at her residence.
She has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance greater than 1 gram and less than 4 grams and for illegal possession of a firearm. She is being held at the Henderson County Jail on bonds totaling $18,500.
If found guilty of the second-degree felony drug charge, she will face up to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine of up to $10,000. For the third-degree illegal possession of a firearm charge, she will face up to 10 years in prison and another fine of up to $10,000.
Richard Brashear, 42, was also at the residence and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance up to 1 gram, for which he can be sentenced to up to two years in prison and ordered to pay up to $10,000.
Investigator Ray Yockey obtained the search warrant from Henderson County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Tony Duncan, Hillhouse said. “People in Chandler have told us they want this crime and these folks out of their neighborhoods. That is exactly what we are doing.”
Narcotics Investigators Josh Rickman and Brad Beddingfield, David Faught and Megan Hogan assisted along with deputies Russell Wesson and Johnathan Daille.

Oct

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 20, 2017

By Bodey Cooper
Monitor Staff Writer
BROWNSBORO–The Mabank Lady Panthers defeated the Brownsboro Lady Bears Oct. 17 in three straight sets.
Despite the sweep, the Lady Panthers and Lady Bears came down to the wire in every set, with the Lady Panthers winning by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-23.
Senior Lauren Thomas led the way with 10 points and 13 digs for the Lady Panthers.
Rylie Andrew picked up one kill, an assist block and six digs to go along with 34 assists.
Dannielle Sinclair finished the night with three digs and 15 kills as the Lady Panthers took home the victory.
The loss drops the Lady Bears to 11-16 overall with a 2-6 district record.
The win improves the Lady Panthers record to 25-15 overall, pushing their district record to 5-3, bumping them into first place alongside Rains.
“The girls did not play as well as I would have liked, but a win is a win,” Lady Panthers Head Coach Stacy Shelton said.
“We are now tied with Rains for first place, and we have two more matches to play in district. There are three other teams (Van, Canton and Wills Point) who are also tied as well for third place.”
With only two matches remaining for the Lady Panthers, first place in a tough district would be huge.
“This district is so competitive that the standings can all change from night to night,” Shelton said.