Mar

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 17, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Panthers had trouble getting anything going against the North Lamar pitching staff in a 10-1 loss March 14 at home.
The North Lamar Panthers used steady pitching and broke the game open in the top of the seventh inning to pull away for the win.
North Lamar got the scoring started in the top of the third inning with a walk and two singles, the last one scoring the first runs of the game and giving North Lamar a 2-0 lead.
Mabank answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Junior Dalton Penix laced a two-out double and senior Hunter Caves drove Penix in with a double of his own to make it a 2-1 game.
North Lamar threatened again in the fourth inning, but Mabank got out of the inning after throwing out a runner trying to take second base after a walk.
Mabank put two men on in the bottom of the fourth inning with one out, but after a strikeout, the North Lamar defense halted the rally after a Clay Conway line drive to left field was caught on a great sliding catch by the left fielder.
North Lamar added a run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly to take a 3-1 lead, and then added another run in the sixth to go up 4-1.
North Lamar had bases loaded with two outs, but senior Braden Rich induced a grounder to first to end the inning.
Mabank loaded the bases again in the bottom half of the sixth inning, on a hit by pitch and two walks, but could not get the timely hit.
North Lamar added six runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Rich had two hits for the Panthers, Caves had a double and an RBI, sophomore Alynn Gentry had a single and a walk, Penix doubled and scored a run. Sophomore Kobey Roberts had a hit and sophomore Bradley Reynolds had a walk in the game.
The Panthers will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 when they travel to Wills Point to take on the Tigers in a district matchup.

Mar

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 17, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers exacted a little revenge on the Kaufman Lady Lions with their 1-0 home win March 14 at Mabank’s Panther Stadium.
The Lady Lions beat Mabank in a shootout earlier in the season. Regulation ended in a tie, but Kaufman won the shootout 6-5. It was the only District 12-4A loss for the Lady Panthers this season.
As the district winners, the Lady Panthers will play the fourth-seeded team from District 11, which is yet to be determined, in bi-district to be held March 23-25.
Although this game could have had major implications on the seeding for the state playoffs, it didn’t turn out that way as Kaufman lost last Friday, and the Lady Panthers earned the district title. This game did mean something to both teams however, as the play was physical throughout the game.
After a scoreless first half of play in which the ball was kept at the Kaufman end of the field, the Lady Panthers struck with 25 minutes left to play in the game as sophomore Juliet Pridgen took a pass and scored from 10 yards out into the corner of the net for the lone score of the match.
The Lady Panthers kept the pressure on the Kaufman defense for the rest of the match, giving them the 1-0 win.
The Lady Panthers end the regular season with a 16-5 record overall and 11-1 in District 12-4A play.

Jan

27

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 27, 2017

Lynn Elliott Kosior of Payne Springs passed away on Jan. 19, 2017 at the age of 60.
Lynn was born on April 8, 1956 in Valparaiso, Ind. to Frank Kosior, Jr. and Elizabeth May Williams Kosior.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Kosior Jr. and Elizabeth May Williams Kosior.
He is survived by his wife Denise Kosior, daughter Tommie Michelle Kosior, son Frank Phillip Kosior, III, brothers Brian Kosior, Randy Kosior and sisters Dara Lee Stout and Andrea Otterson.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at the National Cemetery.