Sports

Panthers prep for fall ball

Wednesday, June 24
Coaches Jamie Webster and Lee Wright work out with their Lady Panthers in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Alba-Golden students have returned to school this summer for workouts and drills. The sessions have been drawing 20-30 girls and 40-50 boys in high school and 20-30 junior high students.

Dog days of summer workouts in Quitman

Wednesday, June 17
Lady Bulldog athletes join in the summer workoutsunder the watchful eye and direction of Coach Blake Hamrick.
Quitman Athletic Director Brian Oakes reported over 50 boys attended each day of early summer conditioning workouts last week. The athletes and coaches were mindful of the social distancing guidelines.

School still out, summer sports in

Wednesday, June 10
Volleyball drills started shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning.
With the resumption of workouts and drills for sports and other extracurricular activities, junior and senior high students made their way back to Texas schools Monday.

Alba-Golden ex earns All-American status

Wednesday, June 3
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

Wednesday, June 3
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.

Local 4-H’er places 10th

Wednesday, April 29
Spring is bass fishing time in Texas. 4-H youth from across the state dusted off their rods and reels to participate in the statewide 4-H Virtual Bass Tournament in March during three Saturday events.

Classrooms closed for spring semester

Wednesday, April 22
With the cancellation of in-classroom learning for the remainder of the school year in Texas, local school districts have been scrambling to come up with plans for graduation and other related activities.

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Wednesday, April 22
No one noticed the injury. Only after the point was scored did the collective audience see that one of the players did not get up.

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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.

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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.

Lady Jackets cruise past Lone Oak, 22-10

Thursday, March 19

Alba-Golden, Quitman athletes get wins

Wednesday, March 11

Jackets fall to Chapel Hill in shootout

Wednesday, March 11

Mineola CC senior scramble

Wednesday, March 11

Yellowjackets get the best of Kemp, 9-3

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

Early voting ends Friday for Tuesday's runoff election

4 days ago
On election day Tuesday, voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the respective voting precinct polling sites.

Agreement reached to remove fence that separated cemeteries

5 days ago
A vestige of the segregationist past is coming down in Wood County.
An agreement has been reached to remove the fence that has long separated what has been known as the Mineola Black cemetery from its white counterpart.

Wood County EDC working with fewer hotel-motel occupancy funds to grant

5 days ago
The Wood County Economic Development Commission discussed Hotel Occupancy Tax fund disbursements last Thursday.

Wood County COVID-19 cases pass 100; mask order leads to canceled 4th events

5 days ago
As Wood County cases of COVID-19 neared the 100 mark, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide face mask order on Thursday, July 2.

As a result the city of Mineola canceled its planned July 4 fireworks show at the Mineola Civic Center.