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Sports Beat

5 hours ago
The baseball season had been a trying one. The team was talented, but like all teams they had a number of strengths and more than a few weaknesses. It is what makes high school sports so appealing.

Sports Beat

Thursday, April 2
Funny thing about sports venues. Their design comes into vogue, and you end up with a number of gymnasiums that resemble one another. It is unavoidable I suppose.

Senior golf scramble at Mineola CC

Thursday, April 2
Mineola Country Club Thursday Senior Scramble
Jace Reid lays it in for two points.

Reid ranked among nation’s leading long-range shooters

Wednesday, March 25
Quitman basketball ace, senior Jace Reid, ended a superb career as a Quitman Bulldog averaging 24.6 points per game this season.

Bass sets major league record

Wednesday, March 25
Justin Atkins hauled in this 10.8 pound bass at Lake Fork during the Major League Fishing (MLF) event last week. The fish set a record for the biggest bass caught in MLF competition.
Ott DeFoe of Blaine, Tenn. had a remarkable 66 minutes during the championship round that will live on in Bass Pro Tour history for many years to come.

Lady Jackets cruise past Lone Oak, 22-10

Thursday, March 19
The Mineola Lady Jackets enjoyed an afternoon game under gusty skies in Lone Oak last Thursday and came home with a 22-10 win.

Alba-Golden, Quitman athletes get wins

Wednesday, March 11
Some familiar faces from Alba-Golden and Quitman high schools claimed blue ribbons at the 2020 Hawkins Hawk Relays last Thursday.

Jackets fall to Chapel Hill in shootout

Wednesday, March 11
The Mineola Yellowjackets were not mathematically out of the playoffs, but the odds were minuscule. Nonetheless, a relaxed and focused Jacket side took the pitch against the Chapel Hill Bulldogs and very nearly produced a season-defining upset. After a full time 1-1 tie, the Jackets were defeated in a shoot-out 6-5.

Mineola CC senior scramble

Wednesday, March 11
First place at 11 under par: Marty Eaton, Don Hinsely, Moe Jarvis, Ron Hiner

Yellowjackets get the best of Kemp, 9-3

Wednesday, March 11
Mineola defeated Kemp 9-3 Friday, aided by three-run innings in the third and fifth.

Quitman wins opener 10-6 over Como-Pickton Eagles

Thursday, March 5

Jackets stop Gorman and split at Chisum

Thursday, March 5

Jackets stop Ponder for area title

Thursday, March 5

Cross-county playoff battle goes to Winnsboro

Thursday, March 5

Weather, spring sports heating up

Thursday, March 5

2019-2020 District 12-3A Boys Basketball Final Standings

Wednesday, February 26
The Mineola Yellowjackets finished as undefeated district champions. Alba Golden was 5-7 and snagged the last playoff spot.
other news

County has 4th case; stay-at-home continues

5 hours ago
Wood County recorded its second and third cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and fourth on Tuesday as the county entered its second week under a stay-at-home order.

County lake beaches remain open for now

5 hours ago
Wood County commissioners had planned to discuss closing the public beaches at the county’s four lakes Tuesday.

But instead they held a closed session and took no action afterward.

Bank working through business aid requests

5 hours ago
Since starting the Small Town Strong Project, Mineola Community Bank has had numerous applications for assistance turned in by local small businesses.

Fourteen businesses in Mineola have already received funds as of Friday. Many more applications are ready to be reviewed and approved by MCB and Mineola Economic Development Corporation representatives.

QDC handing out business assistance checks

5 hours ago
The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) has had a good response from local businesses responding to its short-term grant offer.

QDC Board President Martha Scroggins said the group is trying to get money into people’s hands this week and they were writing checks Monday, April 6.

Local impacts of coronavirus pandemic

Yesterday at 5:49 PM
Local impacts from the concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus are continuing to expand.
Wood County had four confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 7.