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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 21, 2017

Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Season ticket sales for the Kemp High School Football Season is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 9 for the 2017 fall home games.
Reserved season tickets guarantees a center field home seat with back rest for all home varsity football games.
Season ticket passes includes five home games for $25.
The five home games are Sept. 15 against Rice, Sept. 22 against Maypearl in the District 6-3A opener, Oct. 13 against Grandview, Oct. 27 against Life Oak Cliff and Nov. 10 against Sunnyvale.
The Oct. 27 contest is the senior night game.
2016 season ticket holders may purchase the same seats up until Aug. 9.
Seats not claimed by Aug. 9 will be forfeited and made available for others to purchase.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, all remaining seats, including unclaimed 2016 season tickets, will be sold as season tickets to the public.
Reserved season tickets may be purchased at the Kemp ISD Business Office, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at 905 South Main Street or by calling (903) 498-1385.
Varsity football ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for adult general admission and $6 for reserved seats at the gate.
For sub varsity games, the tickets at the gate are $2 for students and $4 for adults.
Seniors age 60 and above receive free admission.

Jul

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 21, 2017

Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The Eustace High School summer league softball team banded together this year after acquiring a new softball coach in Lauren Odom.
Coach Odom called on all girls interested in playing high school softball to build a team and play together to sharpen their skills and team abilities. Coach Odom turned to her summer league Coach Scott Tuley to push the girls during summer practices and games for help.
After the first couple of practices, Coach Tuley along with Coach Ben Lane, decided to continue this summer league all the way to the TTAS STATE high school tournament in Stephenville.
“After seeing the potential in the girls and their determination to get better, it was a must to put the girls to the test of facing tougher opponents,” Tuley said.
The Eustace team played in a summer league in Troupe going 4-0 and outscoring their opponents 21-9.
They also faced teams from Rice, Ferris, Mabank and Canton.
While in Stephenville, the Lady Bulldogs faced Milano, which finished 14-0 in district play and beat them twice. They then played the Kerens Lady Cats and came out successfully in an 8-4 contest.
Next up in bracket play, the Lady Bulldogs faced the future state champions in the Clyde Lady Dogs and went down in defeat 6-0. Saturday morning found Eustace facing Milano again, defeating them 8-4. Up next was a very good Bosqueville team from Waco. The Lady Bulldogs found themselves leading most of the game 2-1. They trailed 3-2 late, but in the top of the 6th inning with one out, Haley Purselley hit a three-run double to put Eustace on top 6-3. In the bottom of the 6th, Bosqueville would take all the air out of the Bulldogs with a walk-off grand slam to win 7-6.
“Finishing the tournament with 3 wins and 2 loses, I was very proud of the fight of this team,” Coach Scott Tuley said. “These young ladies (have) given us everything that they had to the games each and every night we played. There are big things that will happen this coming spring when they continue their journey through district,” Tuley said.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 19, 2017


CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Summer is a season of relaxation, especially for school-aged children who are not yet old enough to work. Such youngsters no doubt enjoy the chance to spend summer days lounging poolside or at the beach, all without a care in the world or any homework to complete.
Though summer is synonymous with R&R, parents of young athletes who hope to compete in scholastic athletics when the school year begins in autumn may need to take steps to ensure their children are not at risk of injury once the curtain comes up on fall sports season.
Examine and replace equipment if necessary. The right equipment can protect children from injury and help them realize their full athletic potential. But damaged or outdated equipment can increase children’s risk of injury. Examine your child’s equipment long before fall sports season begins so you have time to bargain hunt should anything need to be replaced.
Schedule a physical for your child. Many school districts mandate that athletes receive and pass physicals before they can compete. Speak with the athletic director at your childs school to learn the guidelines that govern athletic physicals. The physical will need to be conducted by a predetermined date, but you may also need the physical to be conducted after a certain date for it to be considered valid. Speak with your childs physician if any problems are found during the physical.
Let kids heal. Children’s schedules are busier than ever before, and many youngsters play several sports during the school year. Summer vacation may be the only extended period all year that youngsters bodies get to heal. While it is important that children stay physically active throughout the summer, make sure they don’t overdo it, as you should emphasize the importance of rest.
Gradually get back in the swing of things. While rest gives children’s bodies a chance to heal and develop, it is important that young athletes stay in shape over the summer. As the fall sports season draws near, help children gradually get back in the swing of things. Tryouts tend to be physically demanding, so children who have not lifted a finger all summer may be at risk of injury or missing the cut. Let children ease back into regular exercise to make sure they are not starting from scratch come their first tryout.
Speak with coaches. Coaches can be great assets to parents who want to make sure their youngsters enjoy the summer without sacrificing their chances of making the team in the fall. Speak with your child’s coaches to determine if there is any area your son or daughter can work on over the summer to improve his or her chances of making the team. Make sure kids are the ones leading the charge to improve their games; otherwise, they may feel pressured into doing so and that can take away the fun of playing sports.
Scholastic athletes should take advantage of the opportunity to relax and recover that summer presents. But athletes who hope to compete in the fall can still work with their parents to ensure they’re ready once the school year and sports season begins.