Sports

There’s one cure for the summer time blues

3 days ago
School starts next week, but those in extracurricular activities started Monday, including the Yellowjacket football team.
All fall sports are scheduled to begin competition on time this fall.

Play ball

Thursday, July 30
Winnsboro and Alba-Golden faced off in the 10 and under category.
Though the regular seasons were shut down by the Mineola Youth Foundations, tournaments have been held during recent weekends.
Quitman Bulldog quarterback/defensive back Trey Berry will continue his football career at Friends University in Wichita, Kan.

Berry rushes to Friends

Thursday, July 30
Quitman Bulldog quarterback/defensive back Trey Berry will continue his football career at Friends University in Wichita, Kan.

Legends leave Rusk as champs

Thursday, July 30
The Mineola Lady Legends, from left, Abigail Clark, Kylar Perkins, Kynlie Adams, Alissa Miller, Haylee Glidewell, Brettlee Murray, Abygail Galaz, Kaylee Cook, Kinsler Bowker, Anniston Tibbs and Hazel Goodson; and coaches Alicia Miller, Chase Adams, Cesar Galaz (head coach) and Harley Clark.
The Mineola Lady Legends competed in the 8U Texas Teen-Age Softball Association State Tournament in Rusk July 20-24, winning the championship.

UIL says high school fall sports can start on time

Thursday, July 23
There was a collective sigh of relief by Wood County fall sports coaches as the University Interscholastic League (UIL) finally announced plans for fall sports.

MHS’ Rojas named district midfielder of the year

Wednesday, May 13
Mineola Yellowjacket junior Nathan Rojas secured selection as the 2019-20 District 14-4A Midfielder of the Year. Rojas was joined by eight teammates in a strong showing for district post-season superlatives.

Sneed says he will be Mustang

Wednesday, May 13
Mineola junior Trevion Sneed announced Sunday he has accepted an offer to play football for the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Reid signs to play basketball for Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ.

Thursday, May 7
Quitman High School’s Jace Reid has signed with Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU) in Bartlesville, Okla. to play basketball at the college level. Reid will join OWU coach Donnie …

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Thursday, May 7
There were hardly any spots in the parking lot. The sport of powerlifting had become the hottest commodity in East Texas.

Dean repeats as girls hoops player of year

Wednesday, April 29
For the second year in a row Mineola’s Sabria Dean earned the title of All-East Texas Player of the Year honors named by the Tyler Morning Telegraph. The Lamar University-bound graduate led the Lady ‘Jackets to two consecutive region tournaments at Prosper. 

Local sports hit hard by actions related to coronavirus

Thursday, March 19

Jackets win two out of three final games

Thursday, March 19

14 under wins senior scramble

Thursday, March 19

Bulldogs upended by Troup

Thursday, March 19

Lady Bulldogs win in extra innings, 8-7

Thursday, March 19

2019-2020 District 12-3A Boys Basketball Final Standings

Wednesday, February 26
The Mineola Yellowjackets finished as undefeated district champions. Alba Golden was 5-7 and snagged the last playoff spot.
other news

Old line under new road collapses

3 days ago
City of Mineola crews have been monitoring a collapsed sewer line along E. Broad St. (Hwy. 80). The old clay line suffered the collapse over the weekend and will require emergency repairs.

Country churches keeping the faith serving communities

3 days ago
Tucked away in quiet roads throughout Wood County are a collection of small, non-descript chapels.  Their very presence can be a source of great comfort to many. However, these small community churches too often are mistaken as mere quaint background to the beautiful landscape. Nothing could be further from the truth.

QISD child care center benefit for teachers, students

3 days ago
The Quitman ISD enters into a new era for the upcoming school year. The district will begin offering a child care center for QISD teachers and staff. The Bulldog Early Learning Center will kick off its initial year later this month.

Residents recount stories of family deaths from Spanish flu pandemic 100 years ago

3 days ago
As the nation and the world deal with the continuing fall out from the spread of COVID-19, the viral disease caused by the coronavirus that spread from China in late 2019, some local families are recalling stories passed down from past generations about family members afflicted by the so-called Spanish flu a century ago.