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Mustangs’ soccer team starts strong

Optimism and hopes are high for the Madisonville soccer program as the Mustangs bring back a handful of starters from a year ago. “Things are looking really good,” Madisonville Head Coach … more

Lady Mustangs win district opener

They say offense sells tickets, defense wins games and judging by the defensive pressure Madisonville put on Fairfield Friday night that saying rings true. The Lady Mustangs, who held the Eagles … more

Bulldogs knock off Bartlett

A strong second half was the difference in the game Friday night as North Zulch defeated Bartlett on the road 53-39. “It was a rough first half for us,” said Head Coach David Graves. “We … more

Lady Bulldogs split games

The North Zulch girls’ basketball team had to dig deep at home Tuesday night defeating the Allen Academy Rams. The Bulldogs, who led at the half 20-9, went on a 19-4 run late in the third period to … more

Tale of two halves for the Mustangs

The Madisonville boys’ basketball team once again showed its resilience as a team with a come from behind win over Diboll at home Jan 3. The Mustangs, who lost to the Lumberjacks by one point … more

Misogyny much?

In previous decades, a woman in sports journalism would have to learn to navigate the treacherous men’s locker room. She knew the rules: Develop skin as thick as a rhinoceros callous. Never look … more

Bulldogs have strong showing in Buffalo tourney

In tournaments it’s all about playing with aggression and continuing that aggression throughout. When North Zulch was the aggressor, the Bulldogs had their way, but when other teams were able to … more

Lady Mustangs win first place

What a week it was for the Madisonville Lady Mustangs girls’ basketball team. After placing third in the Disney Tournament just two weeks ago, the Lady Mustangs turned their attention to a … more

Ronda out

Has there been a more severe fall from sporting greatness than “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey? I don’t think so. So, yes, in several ways, takedowns of her legacy are fair game. In a few short days … more

Mustangs finish second in tournament

The Madisonville Mustangs boys’ basketball team finished second in the Houston County Tournament last week. The Mustangs fell to Diboll in the opening round of the tournament, 49-48. “That … more

Broncos gear up for opening day

Practice is underway as Madison County’s first minor league football team prepares for its opening day matchup, slated for Jan. 14 against the San Antonio Gators at Mustang Stadium. More than 40 … more

Gifted excuses 


I was like a kid in a candy store Christmas day, and not because Santa left gifts under the tree but because the rematch between the two teams that met in the NBA Finals each of the last two seasons … more

Mustangs win two in a row

Madisonville welcomed Class 3A power Crockett to town last Tuesday night and the Mustangs were able to get a firsthand view of what it takes to win a close game, defeating Crockett … more

Bulldogs win on the road in Thrall

The Bulldogs used consistent play to get a win Friday night on the road defeating Thrall, 61-41. As it has gone quite often this season, things started pretty well for North Zulch as the Bulldogs led … more

Lady Bulldogs fall to Aggieland

The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs lost at home Monday afternoon to Aggieland Homeschool, 46-27. It’s been a turnaround season for the Lady Bulldogs basketball program, which dropped to 6-7 on the … more

Lady Mustangs win third in Orlando

The Madisonville girls’ basketball team left Texas for Orlando last week with the intent of playing in the championship game of the Disney Tournament – and after beating Baldwinsville in the … more

Sager Strong

Longtime NBA broadcaster Craig Sager died Thursday following his battle with leukemia. While some will remember Sager’s broadcasting career for his crazy suits … others for his epic skirmishes … more

Madisonville beats Trinity

The Mustangs beat Trinity at home last Tuesday night 64-37. Madisonville got off to a red-hot start leading 23-7 after the first quarter, behind 19 consecutive points from Sam Bennett. “He’s … more

NZ Bulldogs take home second

The North Zulch boys’ varsity basketball team placed second in the Centerville tournament over the weekend. The Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker in the championship round to Lovelady 82-80. “It … more

Lady Mustangs take care of La Vega

All season the Lady Mustangs have excelled at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat and in one of the biggest games of the season Madisonville snatched another victory Friday night, defeating La … more
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