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Athletes from Wood County and beyond participated in Friday’s Special Olympics in Quitman, sponsored by the Quitman Pilot Club. Athletes opened the day with the oath, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Every competitor shown here embodied those words. more
“The bar is loaded!”

These are the words spoken at a powerlifting meet to indicate the declared weight is on the bar. A newcomer to powerlifting will often become a powerlifter after watching their first meet, explained Mineola powerlifting coach Nick Shutak. “If you are interested in it and go to that first meet…kids just buy in. It helps kids develop that competitive spirit,” Shutak commented.

In his second year as the Yellowjacket’s powerlifting coach, Shutak speaks with conviction about the value of powerlifting to the development of a young athlete’s body.

“Everyone wants two things regardless of the sport,” he explained, “to become faster and to become stronger. We make people stronger.” more
The Mineola Yellowjackets girls track team achieved six first-place finishes to claim the Bullard Relays championship on March 7. The meet featured athletes from Mineola, Bullard, Cumberland Academy, … more
Mineola senior Shaw Franklin achieved a co-MVP selection from a poll of District 12-3A basketball coaches. Franklin shared the title with Edgewood’s Sean Joyce.

Franklin’s court awareness, leadership and soft jump shot led the Yellowjackets through a remarkable season on the hardwood. His effort and will to win were joys to watch.

Fellow senior Devion Sneed received the distinction as Defensive MVP for his strong and relentless defending... more
Mineola used a balanced offensive attack and aggressive base running to down Quitman 9-6 March 15 at Rains High School. Each team struck early in the game with Quitman leading 3-2 after one inning of … more
Little went wrong for the Rains Lady Wildcats as they shut out the host Mineola Lady Jackets 8-0 on March 12. Rains combined for 12 hits and hammered the ball hard the whole game. Ladycat pitcher … more
The Lady Jackets’ Anna Westberry hurled a spectacular one-hit game March 14 in a 10-0 victory over Quitman. The tall left-hander struck out the side three times while going 2 for 3 at the plate, … more
The regular season for the Texas High School Bass Association – Northeast Division finished at Lake O’the Pines on Saturday, March 2. The Mineola High School Fishing Team has one team that … more
Mineola and Quitman golf teams placed in the first tournament of the season on March 7 at The Links at Land’s End. The par 71, 6,654-yard course presented a formidable challenge with a chilling … more
The Mineola Yellowjackets soccer team continued its winning ways with a 2-1 victory March 5 against the visiting Cumberland Academy Knights. Mineola made great use of the few offensive opportunities they generated, and held off significant Cumberland pressure throughout the night. more
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