Sports
Quitman's Addison Marcee and Alba-Golden's Cacie Lennon compete to gain possession of the ball.

Quitman edges Lady Panthers

Wednesday, November 23
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs and the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers got together last Tuesday for a classic early-season match-up at Alba-Golden High School. Quitman escaped with a 49-42 win in a game which illustrated many positive attributes of each squad.

Signing with the Bears

Wednesday, November 23
Kaitlin Swann signed a letter of intent Nov. 9 to play soccer at Baylor University. She is daughter of former Bulldog and SMU star athlete Craig and his wife, Danielle Swann of Dallas, and …

Jackets fall in area playoff round

Wednesday, November 23
Mineola's offensive line briefly opens up a hole for Dawson Pendergrass.
Any hopes Mineola had of advancing in the 3A state football bracket were dashed in the final 25 seconds before halftime in the area playoff game Friday against Grandview. 

Lady Bulldogs come up short in second half

Wednesday, November 23
The Quitman Lady Bulldogs kept things even at Palmer last Friday afternoon before falling victim to cold shooting in the second half and falling 43-27.

Senior-laden Bulldogs open hoops season with victory

Wednesday, November 23
Quitman’s Thomas Sebedra (30) pulls up to take a shot in last Tuesday’s 62-46 Bulldog opening win over Lone Oak.
 Ten Quitman Bulldogs scored in last Tuesday’s season-opening 62-46 win over Lone Oak at Ballard Memorial Gym.

Quitman girls team fifth at state cross country meet

Wednesday, November 9
Paced by freshman Braleigh Wood, the Quitman Lady Bulldog cross country team placed 5th in the state finals at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock Saturday morning. 

Jackets rally for playoff berth

Wednesday, November 9
If ever a team had to earn a playoff berth, it was the Mineola Yellowjackets. It was all on the line Saturday, as they traveled to Commerce for a game delayed by weather for the second straight week. The winner would play next week in the second season; the loser would not.

Pendergrass leads state in rushing yards and touchdowns and second in scoring

Wednesday, November 9
Mineola senior running back Dawson Pendergrass has been named the top rusher in Texas high school football for the 2022 regular season, according to MaxPreps.

Bulldogs conclude ‘22 season on a high note

Wednesday, November 9
The Quitman Bulldogs saved their best for the final game of the season, turning to the passing game for a 53-14 win at Winona last Thursday night. The win gave Quitman a 4-6 record for the second consecutive year.

Lady Jacket season ends

Wednesday, November 9
The Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs and the Mineola Lady Jackets were about as evenly matched as two teams can be.

The area playoff last Saturday at Sulphur Springs High School between the two sides bore this out.

Mineola drops match but still leads district volleyball

Wednesday, October 26

Panther defense holds on for win

Wednesday, October 26

A little on-the-road football Friday

Friday, October 21

Edgewood routs Bulldogs

Wednesday, October 19

Yellowjackets dominate Warriors

Wednesday, October 19

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Wood County communities getting ready for Christmas

Wednesday, November 23
The Christmas season will soon be in evidence around Wood County.

The turkey will barely be put away on Thanksgiving when Quitman lights its yuletide tree on the courthouse square at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24.

Commissioners OK repairs to county jail AC

Wednesday, November 23
Wood County Commissioners approved a $57,611 bid from Maddox Air Conditioning, Inc. of Tyler for replacing four existing gas/electric units with new Carrier units to bring back heat in the county jail.

Quitman council honors state finalists

Wednesday, November 23
The Quitman City Council took time out of their Thursday night meeting to honor the state finalist Quitman Lady Bulldog cross country team along with their coaches Michael Scott and Laettner Greenhill. 

We gather together

Wednesday, November 23
The Quitman Future Farmers of America celebrated Thanksgiving a little early last week with a scrumptious meal featuring fried turkeys with all the trimmings.

Corner Column

Wednesday, November 23
by Phil Major
“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow-ow.”

As a kid growing up in north-central and eastern Texas in the 1960s, the woods we traversed were generally the Piney Woods of East Texas.