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The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers fell in a close game to the visiting Edgewood Lady Bulldogs on Friday, March 22 by a score of 3-1. The sides contributed to seven innings of top quality play on 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
Every baseball team that has ever played has gone through a catastrophic inning – when it is impossible to buy a strike, when the Texas Leaguer falls and the balls roll to the fence. That was the … 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
Quitman senior Madalyn Spears continued her sprint dominance this season by capturing the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints at the March 21 Rains Avon Rice Relays. Spears clocked a 12.46 in the 100 … 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
Alba-Golden and Quitman track teams excelled at the Edgewood Relays on March 7. The Lady Panthers took first place with the Lady Bulldogs a close second. In the boys division, Alba-Golden tied for … more
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