Sports

Jackets win game one

11 hours ago
Mineola took the first of a three-game series with New Diana Thursday in the state baseball playoffs, contested at Kilgore's Driller Park.

Lady Jackets claim 8th place at state golf tournament Tuesday

Yesterday at 11:56 AM
Sunni Ruffin moves urethane and earth to get her golf ball out of one of the difficult pot bunkers that dotted the state tournament venue Tuesday in Manor. [see more shots from state]
Mineola sat in 8th place after the first day of the Conference 3A girls state golf championship at ShadowGlen in Manor Monday, shooting a 411 team score.

Kratzmeyer second at state track meet

Yesterday at 11:00 AM
Abby Kratzmeyer clears the bar in the pole vaulting competition at the UIL state track and field meet in Austin on Thursday. [see more shots from state]
Abby Kratzmeyer of Mineola was one of two vaulters left at the state track meet in Austin this afternoon and wound up with the silver medal in the pole vault.

Yellowjackets fly to state championship

Yesterday at 11:00 AM
Morgan Waggoner nears the finish line, capturing first place in the 4x400m relay for Mineola at the state track and field meet Thursday, May 6 in Austin. [see more shots from state]
In the anchor event of the Conference 3A state track meet Thursday night in Austin, Mineola’s Morgan Waggoner took the baton in the 1,600-meter relay just trailing the Canadian runner and sprinted a strong anchor leg to bring home the gold medal.

Alba-Golden loses last two games in bidistrict series with Lindale-Kildare

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
The Alba-Golden Panthers had their 2020-21 baseball campaign cut short by Linden-Kildare in a three-game series in the initial post-season round of play at Gladewater last week.

Can-do attitude drives Quitman’s Marcee to state track and field meet

Thursday, May 6
“I like to win,” says Quitman track and field standout Brooklyn Marcee. She did plenty of it this season, bringing home medals repeatedly (mostly gold) in the four individual events in …

Relay team four laps from state title

Thursday, May 6
The 1,600-meter relay, often referred to as the 4x400 meter relay, has become the “main event on the fight card” in the sport of track and field. The race combines speed, stamina, …

Jackets’ Joyner pitches gem against Raiders

Thursday, May 6
Yellowjacket hurler Spencer Joyner threw another masterpiece Tuesday in Winnsboro.  He handcuffed the home side Raiders, giving up only three hits in the 5-1 Mineola victory.  Coupled …

Mineola falls in district tiebreaker

Thursday, May 6
Caleb Gant gets the put out at first base for Mineola in Friday’s district seeding baseball game with Mt. Vernon. The two teams ended the regular season tied for second with 9-3 records. The …

Lady Panthers’ bats propel Alba-Golden to bidistrict win

Thursday, May 6
Hopscotching around East Texas to avoid the rain did not deter the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers from claiming their first playoff victory of the season. They registered a 13-8 win over the Lady Pirates …

Yellowjacket teams sweep area track championships

Wednesday, April 21

Lady Panthers run to area track title

Wednesday, April 21

Como-Pickton justifies state ranking, stopping AG

Wednesday, April 21

Harmony blanks Mineola

Wednesday, April 21

Jackets edge rival Quitman

Wednesday, April 21

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

other news

Alba-Golden HS top grads are Crawford and Galyean

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Ask Bella Crawford and Cameron Galyean a question about their times at Alba-Golden High School, and the top two graduates of the Class of 2021 are likely to give similar, if not identical, answers.

Barrett, Martinez lead Yantis graduating Class of ‘21

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Brooke Barrett and Sarahi Martinez are the top graduates for  the Yantis High School Class of 2021.

MISD intends to seek District of Innovation

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
Mineola school trustees voted their intent for the district to seek a renewal of the District of Innovation (DOI) status for MISD last week.

The program was put into place by the Texas Education Agency to give public school districts more flexibility to help level the playing field with charter schools, Superintendent Cody Mize explained.

County property values up

Yesterday at 1:16 AM
With housing prices escalating throughout Texas, especially in the Metroplex and all points east, it should come as little surprise that property values in Wood County have jumped during 2020.

According to preliminary 2021 values released by the Wood County Appraisal District, property values in Wood County (which are used to calculate property taxes) have reached almost $6.2 billion.

Lankford new Mineola mayor, school board trustees reelected

Thursday, May 6
Jayne Lankford will be the new mayor of Mineola, Randy Dunn was reelected as Quitman mayor, and school board incumbents retained their seats in the May 1 city and school elections. Lankford won …