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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.

Apr

13

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

Courtesy Photo Eustace mother of six, Tristan Rhys, (second from left) holds her daughter, Seven, after picking up litter in a vacant Gun Barrel City lot. Also pictured are (from left) Sailor, Sassy, Pirate, and Tuesday (standing) holding Rad.

Courtesy Photo
Eustace mother of six, Tristan Rhys, (second from left) holds her daughter, Seven, after picking up litter in a vacant Gun Barrel City lot. Also pictured are (from left) Sailor, Sassy, Pirate, and Tuesday (standing) holding Rad.

Mom and children pick up litter in vacant lot

Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–It’s often been said that laughter is contagious, but a Eustace woman and her six children learned a couple of weeks ago that good deeds are also contagious.
While traveling on State Highway 334 from Eustace into Gun Barrel City with her children, Tristan Rhys, of Eustace, saw something that needed attention.
After several days of windy weather, Rhys noticed a vacant lot next to Boots Liquor was strewn with trash and was an unsightly mess.
Before Rhys’ children knew what was happening, Sassy, 8, Pirate, 7, Sailor, 5, Rad, 3 and Seven, 2, their mother stopped at the vacant lot.
Rhys and her children did not know that Gun Barrel City adopted “The 10 on Tuesday” campaign (everyone picks up at least 10 pieces of trash every Tuesday), a project related to the Litter Reversal program and Don’t Mess with Texas.
Thanks to the conscientious Rhys, her children, and Boots Liquor store owner, an unsightly view soon became a nice clean field, no longer littered with trash.
All from one family, from another community who cared.

Apr

13

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

Kathleen Hoover

Kathleen Hoover

Kathleen “Kathy” Hoover, was born on August 2, 1946 in Mesquite, TX to parents James and Annie (Dugan) Hurley and entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2014 at the age of 67. Kathy loved her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchild. She had a warm heart and loved to laugh and enjoyed the most that life had to offer. She was fun to be around and was truly young at heart.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Hoover, twin sister Katherine, sisters; Anna Joe Sherrill and Elizabeth McGuire.
She is survived by her children; Thomas F. Hagy and wife Miriam of San Antonio, daughter Jennifer Troutman and husband Gary of Tool, Patricia Martin of Tool, grandchildren; Nicholas and Michelle Troutman, John Thomas IV “Skipper”, Jacob and Paul Hagy, great-grandchild Alexandria, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.