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Qutiman’s Dobbs awarded $25,000 TGA scholarship

For her hard work and accomplishments, Quitman High School 2019 valedictorian Abby Dobbs was awarded a scholarship from the Texas Golf Association. The 2019 Doris Kallina/’Nez Muhleman … 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

Quitman offers plenty of summer rec opportunities

Each town in East Texas seems to be blessed by a place that is the center of the community. It may be the square, or the courthouse or a favorite café. In Quitman it must be the Governor Jim Hogg City Park. more

Wiley receives softball scholarship

Kendal Wiley, Quitman High School senior, was one of 15 East Texas students who received a softball scholarship from the Tyler Umpire Association on May 5. She received $500 from the scholarship. … more

South Carolina fisherman triumphs at Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest

Brandon Cobb, an elite angler from South Carolina, won his second Elite Series bass fishing title after becoming champion at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest at Lake Fork on Monday.

Cobb reeled a four-day total of 114 pounds of bass while competing May 2-6. With his first-place win, he earned $125,000 in prize money. He won his first Elite Series just last month at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

“This week just fell into place,” Cobb said of competing and winning Texas Fest. “It has been awesome.”

In addition to the championship, Cobb also caught the heaviest bass (11 pounds and one ounce) of the tournament, which earned him a 2019 Toyota Tundra. The 11-pounder was a personal best for the fisherman.

“That’s the biggest fish I’ve caught, and this lake is unbelievable,” Cobb said at the third weigh-in on Sunday. more

Bulldogs edge Panthers in season finale

Clockwise from top left: Quitman Bulldog Wyatt McClanahan heads to third. Quitman’s Mason Reynolds steals home for a critical run during the Bulldogs’ 10-6 win over the Alba-Golden Panthers. Panther Dalton Hendrix drew the start against Quitman. Caught in a pickle between third and home, Bulldog Ty Holland is put out by Panther Jacob Dailey. Both teams competed feverishly to secure the win in the final 2019 district game for each team, with the Bulldogs prevailing in a game featuring plenty of action. more

Track and field athletes ready for regionals

A host of local high school athletes snared gold medals at the UIL area track meet at Rains High School on April 18.

Individual Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman gold medal winners included: Lizzie Hallman (Alba-Golden) 16-2 in the long jump, Meghan Brewington (Mineola) 2:27.47 in the 800 meter run, Abby Kratzmeyer (Mineola) 12-00 in the pole vault, Alaina Lopez (Mineola) 50.67 in the 300 meter hurdles, and Brooklyn Marcee (Quitman) 16.90 in the 100 meter hurdles. more

Local fishing teams advance to state

Six high school fishing teams from Quitman, Alba-Golden and Winnsboro qualified for the Texas High School Bass Association State Tournament after competing at the regional fishing tournament at Lake … more

Yellowjackets sting Bulldogs

The Mineola Yellowjackets scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 12-2 win over visiting Quitman April 9. Yellowjacket starter River Simonek had another solid outing allowing three … more

Mineola eighth-grade boys capture first at district track meet

The Mineola eighth-grade boys track team took first place in the recent junior high track and field regional meet. Eighth-grade teams from Alba-Golden and Quitman took sixth and seventh, … more

Lady Jackets one-hitter halts Quitman

Mineola Lady Jacket pitcher Anna Westberry enjoyed another stellar effort, recording an 11-strike out, one hit, complete game April 9 in a 10-1 win against Quitman. The Lady Jackets supported … more

MHS girls, boys crowned district track & field champs

The Mineola varsity boys and girls track teams were crowned champions of district 12-3A at the district meet hosted April 11 at Rains High School.

It was the first district championship for girls track and field in the history of the program. Head coach Bill Self stated, “This year we had the numbers, talent, focus, and work ethic to win the first girls team district championship.”

Alba-Golden captured second in the girls meet, and Quitman placed fifth. In the boys meet, the Bulldogs took fourth and Alba-Golden finished fifth. more
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