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Lady Raiders demonstrate state ranking deserved

The Dec. 13 Texas Girls Coaches Association state basketball poll ranked the Winnsboro Lady Raiders 12th in 3A. Their Dec. 20 defeat of the Mineola Lady Jackets seemed to validate that … more

Raiders fire first salvo

With two teams as closely matched in talent as the Mineola Yellowjackets and Winnsboro Red Raiders one should expect an excellent basketball game. Both teams came through and provided a great … more

Jackets persevere down the stretch

The Mineola Yellowjackets defeated the Sabine Cardinals 55-41 last Tuesday at home. The contest was close in the opening minutes, with the score knotted at nine points each. The Jackets closed … more

Lady Jackets open district with a win

It’s always good to get that first district win. The Mineola Lady Jackets traveled to Winona Tuesday and came home with a 67-32 win over the Ladycats. The game was notable for several … more

Yellowjackets awarded post-season football honors

The following Mineola Yellowjackets earned all-district honors in football for District 5-3A. First team Dawson Pendergrass - running back Coy Anderson - linebacker Nate Griffin - … more

Lady Jackets come out on top in battle with QHS Lady Bulldogs

The Mineola Lady Jackets hosted Quitman Friday evening, outmaneuvering the Lady Bulldogs 37-23. The Lady Jackets pulled away by virtue of getting more opportunities to score by tenaciously taking … more

Jackets outduel Van Vandals

The Mineola Yellowjackets continued their development with a hard-won 47-44 outing against the visiting Van Vandals last Tuesday. The two most obvious improvements to their game were timely jump shot … more

Late surge thwarts Mineola Lady Jackets

There is no doubt that last Tuesday’s Mineola vs. Lone Oak girls basketball game was an early season game. The initial action was in a word, frenzied. In one wild stretch of play, the ball … more

Yellowjackets split opening games in tournament

The Mineola Yellowjackets defeated Sunnyvale and fell to Royse City on Thursday in the Great East Texas Shootout basketball tournament in Brownsboro before meeting the Henderson Lions in the first round of bracket play Friday morning. more

Mineola soccer opens season with scrimmage

Saturday saw the initial action of the 2021-22 Mineola Yellowjackets soccer team. Under a cloudy sky with a brisk northwest wind, Mineola hosted a three-way scrimmage at Meredith Memorial Stadium. more

Mineola boys open hoops season with a win

Before last Tuesday’s game at Rains High School, the Mineola Yellowjackets had not done much more than a shoot-around. The leadership in the athletic department and basketball program had delayed the start of the basketball season to allow a one-week breather for the multi-sport athletes after the extended football season. 

It looks like it was a week well spent. more

Lady Jackets runners up in GS tourney

It was a weekend of tournament play for area hardcourt teams. The Lady Jackets of Mineola progressed to a championship game last Saturday but fell short, bowing to the Van Lady Vandals at the Grand Saline Tourney.  more

Mineola, Alba-Golden girls heading into district play

For sheer competitiveness, there are few scholastic sports which rival girls basketball. The rationale for this remains elusive, but it likely has to do with the determined nature of local varsity teams, the often sudden melding of a team out of a handful of individuals, and the surprising talent resident in the athletes – regardless of their size or stature. more

Lady Jackets capture wins at tourney, vs. Sulphur Springs

Watching a young team grow in confidence is one of the pure pleasures of sports. The Mineola Lady Jackets are living this process as they continue to gather steam for district action. more

West too much for Jackets in area football playoff

The West Trojans ended the Mineola Yellowjackets 2021 gridiron campaign in the area round last Friday at Forney. The 37-7 thumping was a demonstration of the most fundamental skills of the sport: blocking and tackling. more

Lady Jackets add to the trophy case at New Diana

The Mineola Lady Jackets came home with the New Diana tournament hardware Saturday.

Mineola opened the tournament Thursday with a 39-24 win over the hosts. more

Area football playoff at Forney: Mineola vs. West

The second round of the state high school football playoffs is under way with the Mineola Yellowjackets tangling with the West Trojans Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. On the opening drive Mineola faced … more

13-3A all-district volleyball selections announced

Newcomer: Olivia Hughes, Fr., Mineola
Setter: Carley Spears, Sr., Quitman
Blocker: Ava Burroughs, Sr., Quitman
Co-Defensive:  Alexis O’Neal, Sr., Quitman  more

Lady Jackets battle Bullard in second half

The initial showing of the 2021 Mineola Lady Jackets holds much promise for the upcoming season. Despite the 48-25 loss at the hands of the visiting Bullard squad, there were plenty of positive takeaways from their initial effort. more

Jackets outlast Sabine, 40-33

The Mineola Yellowjackets used a quick start and a productive second half to secure a bidistrict championship over the Sabine Cardinals, 40-33, Friday in Bullard.

The game was a cornucopia of football. It featured big plays, grinding drives, spectacular individual effort and oddities such as the return of a blocked PAT for two points. more
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