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The Mineola varsity soccer team stayed in the race for a district title with a thrilling 6-4 comeback victory over Mabank on March 19. The win against first-place Mabank moved the Yellowjackets into … more
Lady Jackets hurler Anna Westberry enjoyed another tremendous outing Tuesday, March 19 as she tossed a two-hit shutout and led Mineola to a 1-0 win over the visiting Alba-Golden Lady Panthers. A … more
The Mineola Yellowjackets tallied their second district win of the year with a 9-4 victory over the visiting Alba-Golden Panthers on Tuesday March 19. Cole Castleberry tossed five innings and was … more
Mineola Athletic Director Luke Blackwell commented, “Junior varsity athletes represent the longevity of our athletic programs. They train every bit as much as their varsity counterparts. They are … more
The Mineola Yellowjacket soccer team advanced to the playoffs after an excellent district season. The Yellowjackets finished 10-4 in district play and will travel to Kaufman High School on Friday, … more
The Mineola Yellowjackets boys track team won the Van A.L. Rhodes Relays against excellent competition on Thursday, March 21. The top five finishing teams were separated by only seven points in the … more
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
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