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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 30, 2016

Special to The Monitor
KEMP–St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church, located at 10707 Kaufman County Road 4022 (near the entrance to Cedar Creek Country Club) will hold its 17Th Annual Adopt-A-Family Open Golf Tournament Oct. 10 at Cedar Creek Country Club.
All proceeds from thE event go to charity. Last year’s event helped more than 40 families at Christmas and throughout the year. The success of the event is attributed to the support of area residents, merchants and businesses.
Names of deserving families are supplied by the Family Resource Center. Members of St. James shop for, wrap and deliver food, toys and clothing the week prior to Christmas. Senior families receive large food baskets, and families with young children receive toys and clothing also. At other times during the year, proceeds from this event provide food packages through the Mabank Food Bank to help families in need.
Interested persons can help by cash donations if not playing in the tournament. You can sponsor a hole on the golf course the day of the tournament, and we will display. Hole sponsors receive a prominent sign with the name of their choice on it on the tee box of the hole sponsored. There will be no solicitation for money on the course, but mulligans and/or raffle tickets for prizes are available for purchase.
Individual entry fees are $75. The entry fee includes the play, a cart, a hotdog lunch at 11:30 prior to tee time and the traditional Holy Smoke BBQ awards dinner at the church following the competition.
The Parish Hall will open at 4:30 p.m. with snacks and refreshments, and dinner will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.
To register for the tournament, to sponsor a hole, to buy dinner tickets, or to get any further information, call Gary Gallatin at (903) 498-2093 or email him at G.L.GALLATIN@embarqmail.com.

Sep

30

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 30, 2016

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Monitor Staff Reports
ENNIS–The Mabank varsity and junior varsity cross country squads came out with a strong performance at the Ennis Invitational Sept. 24.
The varsity boys team ran against 12 other 5-6A teams and managed a third place overall finish. Leading the Panthers were Harman Beyer with ninth place overall, followed by fellow senior Tanner Henderson in 18th place. Freshman Kaleb Allen finished 19th and Raul Flores was close behind at 23rd. Konner Kemp, Tim Beall and Aaron Wilson also ran well.
The JV boys also had a strong outing, finishing third as a team. Covery Martin placed fourth overall, while Reid Wise and Jadin Smith were eighth and 13th place. Angel Martinez, Brendon Dennie and Josh Davidson had strong races.
The junior high girls finished second out of 22 teams. Leading the way was Lilliana Forest who finished fourth and Carly Sapp with 12th overall in field of 207 runners. Shaylin Minshew finished in the top 25 percent while Jordan Browning, Brooke Ford, Corey Greathouse, Lauren Carter and Julia Carruth having good race as well.
Matt Mueller led the junior high boys with a sixth place overall finish in a field of 235 runners. Jaydon Reeder, Cisco Flores and Kieran McDonald also ran well.

Sep

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 28, 2016

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By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP—A balmy evening at Jacket Stadium honored military and first responders with a runaway score of 63-0 in favor of Kemp against the Palmer Bulldogs Sept. 23.
Malik Prox delivered the first touchdown of the evening within the first three minutes of the game, the point after was good opening the first quarter at 7-0.
It didn’t take the ’Jackets long to get the ball back and drive down the field. Cameron Clamon filled in as quarterback for Dreyson Watters, who was recovering from a slight injury. Clamon was successful in several quarterback keepers to march the ball down the field as well as completed passes to Eilijah Gardiner and Josiah Brewington. Brewington caught a long pass in the first quarter and ran it in for six points. The PAT was good for a 14-0 score with less than two minutes expired in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Gardiner again gets the Jackets off to a fast start with a 26-yard pass interception for a third touchdown with the PAT added, just two minutes into the second frame. Gardiner followed that up with his own touchdown for a 28-0 score with seven minutes left until the half.
Some yellow flags on both teams at the same time, called for a replay, many times without success for the Palmer team. On a Palmer punt in the second quarter Brewington blocked it only to have Palmer recover the ball with a swarm of jackets bringing the Palmer player down on their own 20-yard line.
Clamon scored the next touchdown for Kemp to make the score 35-0.
After a turnover, Palmer begins its march down field and completed a pass to Palmer Bulldog Dylan Villasenor for a 46-yard reception before being tackled by the Jackets’ Marcus Sullivan. However, the Bulldogs run out of steam after a time out and once again Kemp gained ground on its march down the field. Alec Cooper ran the ball in after a pass reception. The PAT was good for a 42-0 score at the end of the first half.
At the start of the second half Clamon scored another touch. After the PAT, Kemp led 49-0.
Kemp got the ball back following the kickoff, then Desmond Jones carred the ball for a 8-yard touchdown run. The PAT was good to make the score 56-0.
The game clock ran down quickly in the fourth quarter, but Palmer was denied a touchdown when Kemp intercepted a pass, leading to one final Kemp score five minutes left on the clock.