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Bulldogs split games

The North Zulch Bulldogs defeated Somerville Tuesday night at home, 76-65. The Bulldogs who led at the half, 35-27, outscored the Yeguas 29-19 in the fourth quarter gaining their 13th win of the … more

Lady Bulldogs fall in district play

Basketball can be a funny game. One moment you can be up double digits and feel completely in control. The next minute you’re down and cannot find your way back to the lead. Such happened to the … more

Madisonville Mustangs: The comeback kids

The Madisonville boys’ basketball team erased a 12-point first quarter deficit to nip Normangee, 55-40, in its final game before district play. The Mustangs, who got off to a rough start … more

Bulldogs take down Burton Panthers

North Zulch extended their winning streak to four games with their win over Burton Friday night, 72-45. The Bulldogs (13-8), coming off wins against Centerville and Bartlett, not only extended … more

North Zulch Lady Bulldogs hold off Burton

The North Zulch girls’ basketball team is still going through some growing pains, but had the balance to get past Burton at home on Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs trailed Burton at the half, … more

Mustangs rollin’

It’s been more than a month since the Madisonville girls’ basketball team lost a game and that streak continued Tuesday, Jan. 10, as Madisonville defeated Palestine on the road. The Lady … more

Varsity finishes first in invitational

Madisonville’s varsity powerlifting team placed first last week during the Mustang Powerlifting Invitational. “I thought the guys started off a little green, especially since there are 10 new … more

Mustang soccer hits its stride

Despite controlling play the majority of the match, the Madisonville boys’ soccer team learned a valuable lesson Tuesday night. One or two mistakes are one or two too many, even when you are … more

Broncos win preseason opener

The Madison County Broncos had their first preseason game on Saturday against the San Antonio Gators and many members of the Madisonville community had the privilege of being there. The Broncos … more

Changing of the guard

As a girl who has loved the game of basketball since the age of 9, when I was the only girl on my YMCA basketball team, I knew this was a sport that would be part of my life forever. The older I … more

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
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