Sports
Anna Westberry in action.

Westberry posts a banner year in the circle

Thursday, June 23
There are tons of statistics in the sporting world. For the typical fan, statistics capture the basics – the hits, runs and errors – of a game. There are notable exceptions.  On …

Mineola athletes named for district awards

Thursday, June 16
Mineola’s Spencer Joyner has been named Pitcher of the Year for District 13-3A Baseball. Other all-districts selections include the following: First team selections for Mineola included …

Bulldogs garner district baseball accolades

Thursday, June 16
The Quitman Bulldogs had a pair of athletes make the District 13-3A All-District squad. Senior Mason Reynolds ended his career being honored as the district’s first team catcher while …

Panthers awarded district baseball honors

Thursday, June 16
The following Alba-Golden players have been named to the all-district baseball team: District Most Valuable Player, Chaelton Cook  Pitcher Of The Year, Conner Gibson 1st …

Alba-Golden players selected for all-district honors

Thursday, June 9
The Alba-Golden softball team has the following 2022 all-district selections: 1st Team  Pitcher Megan Wallace Infielder Cacie Lennon Infielder Kylie Kennedy  2nd …

Local athletes miss out on medals at state track meet

Thursday, May 19
Five student athletes from Quitman, four from Mineola and one from Alba-Golden competed in six events at last week’s state high school track meet in Austin. In the pole vault, …

Cowboy headed to state final

Thursday, May 12
A Quitman cowboy has made his way to the Texas High School Rodeo Association (THSRA) finals in Abilene in June.  Colt Carpenter, a home-school student, will be competing on the state level in …

Rivercrest ousts Panthers in two games

Thursday, May 12
It sounds silly, but just before Rivercrest came to bat in the bottom of the third inning, a buzzard flew in and landed atop the light tower in left field. At that time Alba-Golden held a 3-0 lead in …

Freshman garners two state berths

Thursday, May 12
On March 3, just a short two months ago, Mineola freshman Olivia Hughes ran her first 800-meter race. Thursday Hughes will compete at the Texas track and field championships. That is hard to believe, …

State meet qualifiers headed to capital

Thursday, May 12
Wood County athletes head to Austin this week to compete in the state track and field championships at the University of Texas, and two have posted the best performances among the nine qualifiers …

Fishing for scholarship

Wednesday, April 20

Jackets edge Bulldogs

Wednesday, April 20

Lady Bulldogs blank Mineola

Wednesday, April 20

Three teams garner district track championships

Wednesday, April 20

Yellowjackets bust it open against Winona

Thursday, April 14

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Quitman grads walk across the stage

Wednesday, June 1
A capacity crowd gathered Friday night at Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym to honor 79 Quitman High School graduates. 

Mineola Class of 22 marches into history

Wednesday, June 1
Following words of wisdom from their principal, Mike Sorenson, and their top two graduates, Sunni Ruffin and Jack Heard, the Mineola High School Class of 2022 added 112 names to the list of Yellowjacket alumni in a ceremony Friday at the high school gym, with the basketball scoreboard clock frozen at 20:22.

Young Eagles take to the skies above Wood County

Wednesday, June 1
Even overused words like “awesome” have a place. That singular word was the description of choice among participants of the Young Eagles day on a recent Saturday morning at Wood County Airport.

Turn out low for state primary runoffs

Wednesday, June 1
Less than 9% of registered voters in Wood County returned to the polls last Tuesday for the party primary runoff election. Some 2,838 votes were cast by 32,91 registered voters, with the large majority cast in the Republican primary.

Corner Column

Wednesday, June 1
Through tears of grief, anger, frustration, but mostly sadness, the events from Uvalde last week set off ever-evolving thoughts, spurred by recent, at first seemingly unrelated events.