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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 27, 2016

mabank soccer wildcat classic

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Staff Writer
PALESTINE–The Mabank boy’s soccer team competed in the Wildcat Classic Jan. 14-16 and went 4-1. The Panthers beat Kemp, Palestine, Mexia, and Crandall before falling to Center in the Championship Game.
Mabank started things off by beating Kemp 7-0 in their first game. The Panthers scored early and often to win in a blowout.
Things really picked up in the next game when the Panthers faced off against Palestine, who was ranked fifth in the state. The Panthers played great on defense with goalkeeper Bubba Gray playing very well. Mabank upset the Wildcats 2-1 and moved to 2-0 in the tournament.
The Panthers later went on to beat Mexia 6-1 and Crandall 5-1 to make their tournament record 4-0. They advanced to the championship game to play a Center team that went all the way to last year’s state championship game before falling to San Elizario. The Panthers played their hardest against the defending state runner-ups but dropped the game 2-0.
Standout players for Mabank included Jeremiyah Mathis, Darius Duyka, Jordan Cottrell, Jonah Armstrong, Justin Shelton, James Coker and Nick Greenville.
Mabank moves to 4-2 on the season after the tournament.

Jan

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 27, 2016

Lilly Defense

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs beat Mildred 55-16 to improve their district record to 7-1. Eustace can potentially clinch a playoff spot with two more wins.
“We played solid on defense last night,” Eustace coach Lloyd Mahaffey said. “Each player did their job and it turned out to be one of our best defensive nights. We played well in the paint and our guards took care of the ball. I’m very pleased with the way that we played.”
Eustace started fast on both sides of the ball. The Lady Bulldogs found themselves up 12-0 before Mildred was even able to hit a shot. Eustace led 16-3 at the end of the first quarter and 25-5 at halftime.
Nothing changed after halftime. Eustace attacked the paint with Sydnee Wynn and Gabi Corder and almost everything they did on offense worked to perfection. They outscored Mildred 13-3 in the third quarter and 17-7 in the fourth to win by 39.
Eustace was led in scoring by Wynn with 19 points. Corder wasn’t far behind with 17. Also scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Zoie Bailey with four and Lily Sorrells, Kelsey Contreras, Madison Holbert and Johnsynn Luckey with two each.
Eustace improves to 16-7 overall and 7-1 in district play with the victory. They are firmly in the drivers seat for a playoff spot and are one game behind Malakoff for the district lead. If Eustace can beat Malakoff at home on Feb. 2 and have the Lady Tigers drop one more game, they could possibly win the district.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 27, 2016

Green Obit

Services for Mary Muriel Browning Green, 97, of Kemp, are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church of Mabank with the Rev. Phillip Million officiating.
Mrs. Green died Jan. 16, 2016, in Houston. She was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Athens.
Mrs. Green lived her 97 years as a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She lovingly served the Lord and loved to fellowship and serve all with open arms, smiles, laughter and love.
Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, James Lamb Green, Sr., daughter Mary Beth and son John.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Linda Green of Rosebud, Billy D. and Brigitte Green of Hewitt; daughter Judith G. McElveen of Kemp; grandchildren and spouses Jill and Greg Businelle, James L. and Lareeca Green, Travis Green, Elke R. and Randall Fehler; six great-grandchildren Paris, Faith, James L. Green IV (Bud), Calie, Presley and Paul; sister-in-law Virginia Browning.