Sports

Webber comes home, begins rebuilding Quitman HS athletic program

Thursday, June 17
Quitman Bulldog Wyatt Hightower is one of many Quitman Bulldogs who hit the weights at 7 a.m. each morning this summer.
There are those who wondered why Quitman graduate Shane Webber left a great job in a successful athletic program to take over a football program that has been 1-68 over the last seven years. The …

Mineola players, coach compete in FCA contests

Thursday, June 17
Former Mineola football stand-outs (from left) Dawson Elmore, Hunter Wright and Kobe Kendrick stand with FCA Red team head coach and Mineola athletic director Luke Blackwell after the all-star game win June 5 in Tyler.
Mineola was well-represented at the Northeast Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of Champions athletic competitions June 4-5. Athletic Director Luke Blackwell served as head coach for …

Mineola Country Club senior scramble

Wednesday, June 9
Results from the Mineola Country Club Thursday Senior Scramble 1st Place – Robert Linker, F.G. Hardy, Carlis Yelverton, Larry Jackson, and Carolyn Simmons -11 2nd Place – Steve …

Alba-Golden lands players on all-district squads

Thursday, June 3
The following Alba-Golden student athletes have been named to all-district honors in softball and baseball: Softball PITCHER OF THE YEAR Skyler West 1st TEAM Kayli Covey - …

Jackets and Bulldogs earn post-season honors

Thursday, June 3
Mineola and Quitman were well-represented on this year’s 13-3A all district baseball team. Mineola sophomore hurler Spencer Joyner was tabbed as the Pitcher of the Year. Named to the first …

Lady Panthers eliminated, Yellowjackets extended to third game

Friday, May 14
The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers fell to Union Grove 9-7 Friday night in Emory in the state softball playoffs. The Lady Panthers had built a 7-3 lead going into the bottom of the 6th when Union Grove …

Jackets win game one

Thursday, May 13
Mineola took the first of a three-game series with New Diana Thursday in the state baseball playoffs, contested at Kilgore's Driller Park.

Lady Jackets claim 8th place at state golf tournament Tuesday

Thursday, May 13
Mineola sat in 8th place after the first day of the Conference 3A girls state golf championship at ShadowGlen in Manor Monday, shooting a 411 team score.

Kratzmeyer second at state track meet

Thursday, May 13
Abby Kratzmeyer of Mineola was one of two vaulters left at the state track meet in Austin this afternoon and wound up with the silver medal in the pole vault.

Yellowjackets fly to state championship

Thursday, May 13
In the anchor event of the Conference 3A state track meet Thursday night in Austin, Mineola’s Morgan Waggoner took the baton in the 1,600-meter relay just trailing the Canadian runner and sprinted a strong anchor leg to bring home the gold medal.

Jackets’ Joyner pitches gem against Raiders

Thursday, May 6

Mineola falls in district tiebreaker

Thursday, May 6

Lady Panthers’ bats propel Alba-Golden to bidistrict win

Thursday, May 6

Kratzmeyer returns to state meet

Thursday, May 6

Friday night ballgames

Friday, April 30

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

In search of smiles, Pierce repairs bicycles in need of love and care

Wednesday, May 26
Robert Pierce, who lives north of Mineola, has been fixing up older or damaged bikes and donating them to children who could use them for almost a decade.

Lankford sworn in as Mineola mayor

Wednesday, May 26
Monday’s city council meeting in Mineola marked a changing of the guard. The mayor’s gavel was passed to Jayne Lankford as Kevin White stepped aside after four years.

Quitman bids adieu to ‘21 graduates

Wednesday, May 26
A full capacity crowd at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym was on hand to honor the 76-member Quitman High School 2021 graduating class. The ceremony was moved indoors due to inclement weather Friday.

MHS moves into gym for graduation

Wednesday, May 26
In his welcome, Principal Mike Sorenson, in his first year to helm MHS after also having these students as their middle school principal, noted the 116 “amazing young men and women,” saying “It’s been a fun ride.”

Alba-Golden celebrates Class of 2021

Wednesday, May 26
The capacity of the Sulphur Springs Civic Center is 1,500 people.  The Alba-Golden community very nearly filled it for the commencement exercises of the Alba-Golden High School class of 2021 Friday.