Sports

Alba-Golden ex earns All-American status

2 days ago
Kaylee Bizzell
“No stress and no fear,” stated recently-named NCAA all-American pole vaulter Kaylee Bizzell, about her recommendation to young athletes. The Alba-Golden High School graduate was home for a visit from her busy life at Stephen F. Austin University.

Sports to roll back out

2 days ago
In what could be a sign of better times, Mineola youth begin workouts in preparation for baseball tournaments. Though local youth foundations have canceled the summer season, several traveling and tournament teams are gearing up for activity after youth sports restrictions were lifted June 1.
Spring sports were shut down due to the pandemic, and we missed them. With cautious optimism, we now anticipate summer workouts — just around the corner.

UIL reopens training June 8 for athletics

Wednesday, May 27
In a communique to all athletics directors and head coaches, the University Interscholastic League announced June 8 as the opening date for limited strength and conditioning training.

Youth foundations cancel summer baseball seasons

Wednesday, May 27
The youth foundations for Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman voted last week to cancel the spring-summer baseball leagues.

MHS’ Rojas named district midfielder of the year

Wednesday, May 13
Yellowjacket junior Nathan Rojas’ intelligent and relentless play earned him selection as the District 14-4A Midfielder of the Year.
Mineola Yellowjacket junior Nathan Rojas secured selection as the 2019-20 District 14-4A Midfielder of the Year. Rojas was joined by eight teammates in a strong showing for district post-season superlatives.

Sports Beat

Wednesday, April 8
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

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
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.

Mineola CC senior scramble

Wednesday, March 11

Yellowjackets get the best of Kemp, 9-3

Wednesday, March 11

Lady Bulldogs struggle at Spring Hill tournament

Wednesday, March 11

Bulldogs gain split in baseball

Wednesday, March 11

Dean recognized as 12-3A most valuable

Wednesday, March 11

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

Protest peaceful at county courthouse

2 days ago
With the Wood County courthouse in the background, several Monday morning protesters lined the corner at South Main and Hwy. 154 in Quitman.

Mineola schools take small steps to reopen

2 days ago
Mineola schools will be testing the waters with students returning to school campuses in small numbers next week.

The administrative leadership team met last Thursday to begin laying plans for the possible resumption of school in the fall.

Alba-Golden superintendent search narrows

2 days ago
The search for a new superintendent for Alba-Golden ISD was narrowed to three candidates last week.

The school district received 57 completed applications for the position, and the school board decided to interview six. Those interviews were held over a three-day period, after which that list was trimmed to three candidates.

County judge challenges cities on census

2 days ago
County Judge Lucy Hebron has challenged Wood County communities to get on board with the 2020 United States Census.