Sports

Friday night lights

5 days ago
Friday night football scoring updates: Hawkins 50, Quitman 7 Final; Wolfe City 54, Alba-Golden 26 Final; Mineola has a bye 

Mabank hands Lady Jackets season’s first loss

Thursday, September 17
Madison Bloodworth (1) sets the ball for Mineola as Kozbie Riley (2) and Mylee Fischer prepare for the attack.
The Mineola Lady Jackets lost for the first time this season Friday afternoon, falling 14-25, 18-25, 24-26 to the Lady Panthers of Mabank.
Lady Jacket Valerie Garcia makes a play at the net. (Monitor photo by John Arbter)

Minoela takes Athens in three

Thursday, September 17
The Mineola Lady Jackets placed a marker in their season’s journey with a 25-21, 25-23, 26-24 win last Tuesday over the visiting Athens Lady Hornets.  It may have been the toughest …

Jackets defeat West Rusk to go 3-0

Thursday, September 17
T.J. Moreland of Mineola sprints for daylight and a score after recovering a West Rusk fumble in Friday’s 36-14 Mineola victory. (Monitor photo by Sam Major)
Football fans saw an excellent game Friday as the Mineola Yellowjackets concluded their pre-district schedule with a 36-14 win over the visiting West Rusk Raiders.

Quitman crowns queen, can’t slow Queen City

Thursday, September 17
Ford Tannebaum blocks an extra point for Quitman Friday night against Queen City. The Bulldogs fell 65-13 in the homecoming game.
It definitely was not the homecoming the Quitman Bulldogs wanted to experience. After Kaitlynn Barnett was crowned homecoming queen 2020 and Arturo Delgadillo named king, the highlights for Quitman went downhill from there.

Scurry-Rosser escapes Quitman in OT

Thursday, September 10
When you out-gain a team by almost 100 yards in total offense and your defense makes multiple big stops you should win the ball game. Murphy’s Law says “If something can go wrong, it …

Panthers maul Big Sandy

Thursday, September 10
There are not many more dominating performances than what the Alba-Golden Panthers did to the Big Sandy Wildcats Friday night. The Panthers decimated the visiting Wildcats 34-0, in the process …

Mineola pulls away in second half with big plays, smothering defense

Thursday, September 10
The Mineola Yellowjackets returned from their short trip down Highway 80 with a convincing 41-10 victory over the Wills Point Tigers Friday. They did it with a suffocating defense and an incredible …

Friday Night Lights

Friday, September 4
Mineola 41, Wills Point 10
Alba-Golden 34, Big Sandy 0
Scurry-Rosser 28, Quitman 21 (OT)

Mineola finishes strong, defeats Canton

Thursday, September 3
There is no such thing as a typical football game. However, Mineola’s convincing 30-14 season-opening win against the visiting Canton Eagles featured many characteristics of Yellowjacket …

Quitman wins pair in Alba-Golden tri-match

Thursday, August 27

Friday night lights return, with restricted attendance

Thursday, August 27

Panthers hold intrasquad scrimmage

Thursday, August 20

Lady Bulldogs drop dual meet matches

Thursday, August 20

Midnight Madness

Wednesday, August 12

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

Old line under new road collapses

Thursday, August 6
City of Mineola crews have been monitoring a collapsed sewer line along E. Broad St. (Hwy. 80). The old clay line suffered the collapse over the weekend and will require emergency repairs.

Country churches keeping the faith serving communities

Thursday, August 6
Tucked away in quiet roads throughout Wood County are a collection of small, non-descript chapels.  Their very presence can be a source of great comfort to many. However, these small community churches too often are mistaken as mere quaint background to the beautiful landscape. Nothing could be further from the truth.

QISD child care center benefit for teachers, students

Thursday, August 6
The Quitman ISD enters into a new era for the upcoming school year. The district will begin offering a child care center for QISD teachers and staff. The Bulldog Early Learning Center will kick off its initial year later this month.

Residents recount stories of family deaths from Spanish flu pandemic 100 years ago

Thursday, August 6
As the nation and the world deal with the continuing fall out from the spread of COVID-19, the viral disease caused by the coronavirus that spread from China in late 2019, some local families are recalling stories passed down from past generations about family members afflicted by the so-called Spanish flu a century ago.