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“I think about everything I have to do before I start…the run, the plant…I visualize it all. Once I start my run, I don’t really think about it. I block everything out and my body takes over.”

That’s how Abeni “Abby” Kratzmeyer describes the process of making a successful pole vault. The two-time Class 3A state pole vaulting champion continued: “You know from the plant if the vault will be a good one.”

She described the moment before freefall as “very exciting with plenty of adrenalin.”

Plenty of adrenalin and suspense accompanied the state pole vault final in Austin on May 10. more
High school football got off to a rousing start with scrimmages held throughout East Texas. The Mineola Yellow Jackets will entertain another tough foe this week as they host Caddo Mills Friday in … more
FIRST PLACE:   WITH A SCORE OF 57   -14   Jack Smith, Jimmy Baughman, Don Hinesly, Roger Stai, Herschel Fry SECOND PLACE:   WITH A SCORE OF 57 -14   JD Robbins, David Cartwight, Loy … more
It might have been just a scrimmage, but Quitman fans were excited to see the Bulldogs make it into the end zone on three different occasions. Trey Berry, Josh Medlin and Ty Holland each took a turn … more
The Mineola Lady Jackets broke free from the Rains Lady Wildcats and went on to a 59-39 win to remain undefeated in district play. The competitive matchup remained tightly contested until just before the half, when Mineola junior Sabria Dean had a magic minute that broke the game open. more
The Mineola Yellowjackets defeated the visiting Rains Wildcats 58-38 on Dec. 18 for their opening district win of the season. With each team pressing full-court, the game was an end-to-end footrace. more
Quitman varsity volleyball continues to prepare for the District 12-3A opener taking on Whitehouse Tuesday (at press time) followed by action in the Tyler Invitational this weekend. The Lady … more
Carlisle handed the visiting Hawkins Hawks a 55-46 loss Dec. 18 in the District 16AA boys basketball opener. more
Thank goodness, for the south and southwest winds this week. The winds kept the air temperatures below 100 degrees and the water temperatures around the 90-degree mark. The water clarity was stained … more
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