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FISHING REPORT

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Texoma Normal Lake Level Data: USACE Current Lake Level Water Temp and Clarity: 46 Bass, Striped Action: Good Baits: Alabama Rig, Flukes, Live Shad Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel Catfish, Blue Action: Good Baits: Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad Locations: Main lake, River Channel Crappie, Black Action: Slow Baits: Jigs, Minnows Locations: Brush structure, Docks Additional Information: Winter fishing has been pretty good the past week, Striper are being caught on Flukes and A rigs but live bait has been the most consistent way to put lots of fish in the boat. The west end of the lake has been the best location for striper.

This week in history: Cricket players get knighted

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December 31 1906 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Christchurch, NZ: All-NZ final; Antony Wilding beats Francis Fisher 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 1918 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager 1920 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Auckland, NZ: Bill Johnson & Bill Tilden (US) beat Norman Brookes & Gerald Patterson (Australasia) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0 1921 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Australian Rhys Gemmell beats countryman Alf Hedeman 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 1945 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services 1950 Jockeys Bill Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year 1952 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1) 1952 Danny Nardico stops former world middleweight champion Jake LaMotta in 7 rounds in a light heavyweight non-title bout in Coral Gables, Florida; LaMotta is knocked down for the only time in his career, his corner stopping fight after the round 1953 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2) 1958 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2) 1958 Bill Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X 1961 National Football League Championship, City Stadium, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0; first of 5 NFL titles won in 7-season span by Packers and head coach, Vince Lombardi 1962 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation 1966 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92 1967 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118 1967 AFL Championship, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland: Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7; George Blanda 4 field goals for Raiders in club's 1st AFL Championship 1967 NFL Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17; "The Ice Bowl", -13°F 1968 NY Jets win AFL championship 1970 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out 1972 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-7 1972 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-4, 7-5 for her record 11th and final Australian singles crown 1972 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 1972 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0 1973 Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of the Year 1973 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 for her first of 4 home singles titles 1973 40th Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame beats #1 Alabama, 24-23 1974 New York Yankees sign Cy Young Award winner Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 years for a record $3.75 million from the Oakland A's 1974 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-2 1974 41st Sugar Bowl: #8 Nebraska beats #18 Florida, 13-10 1974 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins back-to-back awards, and his 3rd overall, for best European football player ahead of Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer and Legia Warsaw midfielder Kazimierz Deyna 1975 42nd Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #7 Penn State, 13-6 1977 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Vitas Gerulaitis wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Englishman John Lloyd 6-3, 7-6, 5-7, 3-6, 6-2 1980 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks 1984 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta 1988 Pittsbugh NHL center Mario Lemieux accounts for all his team's goals in Penguins 8-6 win over the NJ Devils; famously scores 5 goals, each in a different way: even strength, power play, shorthanded, penalty shot and empty net; also 3 assists 1989 Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year 1991 Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner 1991 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner 1995 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria 1995 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10 1996 63rd Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #10 Virginia Tech, 41-21 1997 72-year-old Marv Levy retires as coach of the NFL Buffalo Bills after 12 seasons, including 4 consecutive losing Super Bowl appearances 1997 27th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Kansas State beats #14 Syracuse, 35-18 1997 Buffalo's Czech NHL goalie Dominik Hasek stops 36 shots for his 27th career shutout in Sabres' 3-0 win over Ottawa Senators; his 6th shutout in month of December; first since George Hainsworth in 1928-29 to achieve the feat 2006 The final contest at the old Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin is a rugby match with Leinster beating Ulster 20-12 in a Celtic League game 2014 44th Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State beats #10 Arizona, 38-30 2014 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34 2015 82nd Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Oklahoma, 37-17 2017 Cleveland Browns crash to a 28-24 loss to Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field to become only the 2nd team in NFL history to finish season with 0-16 record 2018 Houston guard James Harden scores 43 points in Rockets' 113-101 win over Memphis Grizzlies; 4th straight NBA game with 40+ points and 8th straight with 35+; joins Oscar Robertson as only player with at least 35 points & 5 assists in 8 straight games January 1 1838 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide 1902 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB 1907 Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada 1908 Jack Hobbs makes his international debut in England's 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG, scoring 83 and 28 in his two innings. Goes onto become the leading run scorer and century maker in 1st-class cricket history.

Madill girls win third in Comet Holiday tournament

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The Madill high school girls’ basketball team competed in the first annual Dickson Comet Holiday Tournament on December 17 through December 19, 2020. Jayden Weiberg and Mariana Mendez both made the All-Tournament Team. Head coach Shawn Runyan said both players were very deserving of the honor of being named part of the All-Tournament Team.

Enjoy fine dining this holiday season

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The holiday season is an opportunity to indulge. Each person has his or her own ideas on how to treat themselves or a loved one especially well this time of year. Some may see the perks in spending a little more on elaborate gifts, while others may decide to step up their holiday menus.

Hearty soup makes the meal

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Every home chef should have a rich and filling soup recipe in his or her repertoire. These hearty meals are perfect for cold days spent shoveling snow or after coasting downhill on a sled.

Wildcats and Lady Wildcats lose to the Redskins

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On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Madill basketball team hosted the Kingston Redskins. The girls’ teams played first with the Lady Redskins putting two points on the board right off the bat. However, Madill Senior Cielo Gomez answered right back with a three pointer. Junior Jayden Weiberg took the ball down the court to score two points. Cielo fouled sending Kingston to the free throw line for one point scored. With 5:20 left in the first quarter, Weiberg sends up a three pointer, with Junior Braylee Schneider following with two points. Senior Mariana Mendez fouled and Kingston added two free throw shots, making the score 10 to five, Madill. The Lady Redskins regrouped to add two layup shots to come within one point behind the Lady Cats. Kingston stole a pass and fouled by Weiberg. Kingston took the lead 11 to 10. Junior Joslyn Stumblingbear made a jump shot to give Madill the lead 12 to 11 with 2:50 left. But the lady Redskins returned a two pointer to take the lead by one with 2:11 to go. The Lady Redskins put in two more points and drew a foul from Schneider. Kingston totaled two points from the free throw line for the lead 17 to 12 with 58 seconds. Kingston wasted no time adding more points because with three seconds remaining in the first quarter, Kingston added two more points.

Redskins beat Caney by a landslide

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Teams across the state are cancelling games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Such was the case for the teams from Kingston and Caney. Both schools were looking to add someone to their schedule due to the cancelations. The Caney Cougars traveled to the KMAC on December 10, 2020 for what would be the second game of the year for the Lady Redskins. Coach Chad Rumer had his team in fine shape and the ladies took this one 68 to 33.

Redskins beat Caney by a landslide

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The Kingston Redskins took on the Caney Cougars in a last-minute addition to the schedule on Thursday night. In the December 10, 2020 game, both teams played a physical, up tempo game that was to the Redskin’s advantage. The Redskins won 63 to 25.