Apr

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 13, 2014

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson Parker Johannesen slides safely into third base for Mabank April 8.

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson
Parker Johannesen slides safely into third base for Mabank April 8.

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK-The Mabank Panthers baseball team offense was on a tear Tuesday night, scoring 15 runs in just six innings for a 15-8 victory over the visiting Brownsboro Bears April 8.
Mabank’s offense got going early with two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the early 2-0 lead. The second inning was quiet, but it was the calm before the storm.
Brownsboro got one back in the top of the third to make the score 2-1 but the Panthers bottom half of the inning essentially won the game for them. Eight Mabank runners crossed home plate in the third inning, giving the Panthers a 10-1 lead moving into the fourth inning.
One big inning was not enough for Mabank’s offense. The Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to bring the score to 13-1. Brownsboro finally found the mark in the fifth inning, scoring four times and avoiding a run-rule defeat. Mabank answered with one run in the bottom of the fifth to bring the score to 14-5.
In the sixth inning both teams scored one run, making the score 15-6. The bats were silent in the seventh and final inning.
Mabank scored 15 runs on 11 hits and three Brownsboro errors. The Bears scored six runs on 10 hits and one Panther error.
Offensively Adam Penix led the way with two runs on two hits and a walk with two RBIs. Parker Johanneson crossed home plate three times on two hits and a walk. Ty Winkelvoss scored two hits for Mabank, while Colt Conway, Kaleb Mandeville, Winkelvoss and Cody Thompson scored two runs each. Nathan Henderson and Pearson Johannesen drove in two RBIs each.
Pitcher Cody Thompson threw seven innings of work, allowing six runs (four earned) on 10 Brownsboro hits, while walking two and striking out four.
The Mabank Panthers baseball team is back in action April 15 at home against Athens. Game time is 6:30.

Mar

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 20, 2014

Courtesy Photo The Talent Box cast members (standing, from left) Brandon Guzman, Kelly Ferris, both of Wills Point, Blaine Brimer of Fruitvale, Harley Hall, James Phillips, both of Wills Point, Dwayne Murr of Cobb, Ronnie Adams of Terrell, (sitting, from left) Elizabeth Vickers of Quinlan, Sue Reid of Terrell, Lisa Reed McKinney of Edgewood and Victoria Meeks of Wills Point perform the final shows of “Harvey” March 21-22.

Courtesy Photo
The Talent Box cast members (standing, from left) Brandon Guzman, Kelly Ferris, both of Wills Point, Blaine Brimer of Fruitvale, Harley Hall, James Phillips, both of Wills Point, Dwayne Murr of Cobb, Ronnie Adams of Terrell, (sitting, from left) Elizabeth Vickers of Quinlan, Sue Reid of Terrell, Lisa Reed McKinney of Edgewood and Victoria Meeks of Wills Point perform the final shows of “Harvey” March 21-22.

Final performances of ‘Harvey’ March 21-22

Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–The final performances of “Harvey,” are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 21-22. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Admission for dinner theatre performance is $17 per person and $10 for children 10 and under when accompanied by an adult.
Admission for regular seating performance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for children 12 and under. Limited regular seating may be available during dinner theatre performances.
For reservations, call (903) 873-8945 and leave your name, telephone number, date of performance you wish to attend and the number in your party.
Dinner theatre seating reservations must be prepaid and closed Wednesday, March 19. Your call will be returned.
Tickets may also be purchased at www.thetalentbox.org.
Harvey is a play about 47-year-old Elwood P. Dowd, whose best friend is a six foot tall invisible rabbit, named Harvey.
Dowd and Harvey are well known and liked in the taverns around town, but his relatives, who have come to live with him are embarrassed by his behavior and try to have him committed to an asylum.
“Harvey” is directed by Henry Bates of Wills Point and written by Mary Chase.
The Talent Box Theatre is located at 244 N. 4th St. in Wills Point.

Mar

16

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 16, 2014

Courtesy Photo/Jack Harrison

Courtesy Photo/Jack Harrison


Ranked No. 2 in the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series Silvano Alves, of Brazil, rode three bulls before being eliminated in the bracket contest March 1 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Alves lasted 5.95 seconds on Honey Hush, scored 87.75 for a complete ride on Smackdown and rode 3.23 seconds on David’s Dream but was elimated in the final four.
More photos from this event can be found in the Sunday, March 16, 2014 issue of The Monitor.