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Mineola teams earn top spots in meet

Cross country teams from 30 East Texas schools competed last Friday morning at the Mineola Invitational. An early start time ensured safe conduct of the event and excellent conditions for racing. … more

County squads gain experience at Tyler tournament

Alba-Golden head volleyball coach Jamie Webster summed it up best before her Lady Panthers took the court for their initial match of the Tyler ISD volleyball tournament. “We are here to learn how to compete,” she stated earnestly.

Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman teams all realized huge benefits from the tourney which featured the absolute best teams from East Texas and beyond. There were no weak teams at the tourney. more

Lady Jacket runners second at Commerce meet

Lady Jacket Juliana Stanley recorded a sixth place finish with a time of 12:37 to lead Mineola’s girls cross country team to a second place finish at the Commerce Invitational Aug. 24. Mineola and Quitman high schools opened their cross country seasons this past weekend. more

Wood County athletes participate in Heart of Champions All Star Bowl

Standout football players from around East Texas geared up Saturday for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Heart of a Champion All Star Bowl at Rose Stadium in Tyler. Local athletes Zane … more

Kratzmeyer recognized

Mineola abounds with summer recreational opportunities

“It’s all about the kids,” said longtime Mineola Youth Foundation member Mike Bowles. While he referred to the baseball, softball and T-ball leagues run by the foundation, summer sports options … more

Soaring to new heights

“I think about everything I have to do before I start…the run, the plant…I visualize it all. Once I start my run, I don’t really think about it. I block everything out and my body takes over.” That’s how Abeni “Abby” Kratzmeyer describes the process of making a successful pole vault. more

Dry spell against Rains ends Mineola’s year

The Rains Ladycats shut the door on Mineola’s softball playoff run with a 7-0 defeat of the Lady Jackets in regional quarterfinal action May 10.The Lady Jackets had no answer against Rains ace Chanlee Oakes, who threw a one-hitter with six strike outs and only one base on balls.

Oakes was nearly untouchable on the night. She was in command of the strike zone, and when she did miss, she missed off the plate, leaving little for the Lady Jackets to drive. Although she possessed a very good fastball, her speed of delivery was truly unique. Her extraordinarily quick delivery put the ball on the hitter a split second earlier than they anticipated. more

Kratzmeyer repeat champion

Abby Kratzmeyer of Mineola flew to a state championship in the girls 3A pole vault at the UIL state track and field meet Friday in Austin. After missing her first two attempts, Kratzmeyer quickly … more

Lady Jackets beat S&S Consolidated to advance in state softball playoffs

The Mineola Lady Jackets will meet an old nemesis, the Rains Ladycats, in the regional softball quarterfinals Friday, May 10. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Whitehouse High School. Mineola advanced to the regional playoff after a convincing 8-1 win Friday, May 3 over the S&S Consolidated Lady Rams. Once again, Mineola ace Anna Westberry enjoyed a stellar night. She recorded 11 strike outs and one-hit the Lady Rams.

Mineola played a disciplined game, committing no errors and spreading six hits over seven innings. Emily Wiley and Breanna Wilmoth each chalked up two hits.

Mineola and Rains met twice during district play with Rains taking both games: a 9-0 win March 12, and 7-1 win April 5. more

Kratzmeyer to defend state title

The reigning class 3A girls pole vault champion, Abeni Kratzmeyer will be the favorite going into the state track and field meet 10-11 May in Austin. Kratzmeyer recorded a vault of 13 feet to win the … more

Palmer ends Yellowjackets’ baseball season

The Mineola Yellowjackets dropped their bi-district playoff game to the Palmer Bulldogs, 9-0, at Royse City High School on May 3. “Palmer was just the better baseball team on the night,” … more
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