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Sports Separate From Politics?

Sports are, at a baseline, the ultimate meritocracy. There’s a winner and a loser, and the outcome is seldom in question -- a rarity in a world that’s mostly gray. And yet, sports have never been … more

M'ville places third in tourney

Score early and let your pitching do the work. That was the way the Madisonville boys’ baseball team won third place last week in the Franklin tournament. Madisonville finished the tournament … more

Lady Mustangs split games

The Madisonville girls’ softball team fell to Giddings at home Tuesday night 19-1. The Lady Mustangs bounced back on Friday beating Navasota on the road 20-15. “It was a hard fought game,” … more

Broncos win 2 straight games

After a 23-18 win over the North Houston Wolves Saturday afternoon the Madison County Broncos football team is now 2-0 in the month of the March. “There has definitely been an improvement in our … more

North Zulch plays in Somerville tourney

The North Zulch baseball team beat Round Top in the first round of the Somerville tournament Thursday morning 6-0. Ryan Housley pitched a complete shutout as the Bulldogs won its first game of the … more

Coach, players receive district honors

Madisonville Athletic Director and girls head basketball coach Shana Taylor was named Coach of the Year in District 18-4A for her leadership of the Lady Mustangs’ basketball team, and several … more

Mustangs earn all-district honors in boys basketball

Three Mustang basketball players also received All-District honors, including junior Tommy Holiday who was named Defensive Most Valuable Player. Senior shooting guard Sam Bennett was named first … more

That Will Be All Mr. Cutler

Six years ago I wrote an open letter begging the everyday fan to quit playing doctor to Jay Cutler. The Chicago Bears quarterback was set to undergo surgery on a broken thumb and the same yahoos who … more

Bulldogs receive all-district boys basketball nods

North Zulch junior Gerhart Wiese was named first team All-District, while senior Trey Crocker received second team honors. Michael Harris, Hunter Loluar and Cole Weaver were named honorable … more

'Stangs baseball in full swing

The Mustangs’ baseball team competed in the Rogers/Cameron Tournament of Champions Thursday and Friday, going 3-0. The Mustangs defeated Navasota 5-2, Bridge City 3-2, and Lufkin Hudson in the … more

Madisonville boys soccer continues their winning streak

It’s nearly impossible to start a story about the Madisonville boys’ soccer team without mentioning the streak. The Mustangs have not lost a soccer match since Jan. 10 and on Friday afternoon, … more

NZ softball wins 2, loses 2

The North Zulch softball team settled for a split in its first four games Friday and Saturday at the Taylor Tournament. After defeating McGregor 15-6 and falling to Pflugerville 14-2 and Harper … more

Lady Mustangs' run ends with regional title game

From opening tip it was obvious Saturday afternoon at Sam Houston State University that the Lady Mustangs came with a game plan and executed it to perfection for three quarters. Madisonville shut … more

Lady Mustangs keep winning

The Madisonville Lady Mustangs defeated Lorena 54-45 Monday on the road in Groesbeck. Tra’dayja Smith led the team with 18 points and five rebounds. Shakayla Burns had 16 points, Zanavia Lewis had … more

Out of bounds

All year long, high school athletes train to the point of exhaustion, all for the game.  Not for practice, for the game. A game under the lights and in front of their fans, including their … more

Broncos drop opener

The Madison County Broncos minor league football team fell 21-18 to the Texas Xtreme of Austin in the opening game of the 2017 season.  The Broncos' defense and special teams played strong in the … more

Turnovers cost Mustangs

The margin for error has always been small with this young Madisonville offense, and after a multitude of errors late in the game Thursday night Madisonville fell to Athens 60-59. Madisonville led … more

NZ Boys get into playoffs despite Lola win

Tuesday night, it looked like North Zulch was down and out against Iola, but the Bulldogs battled back cutting a 19-point halftime deficit to nine points in the third quarter. Unfortunately for North … more

Madisonville soccer wins 2 on the road, back home Friday

It was a fast and furious start for the Madisonville boys’ soccer team against Hempstead Wednesday. The Mustangs jumped out to a 7-0 lead at halftime and won by a final of 9-0. “I thought we … more

Mustang lifters compete in Normangee

The Madisonville Mustangs’ powerlifting team competed on the road Saturday in the Normangee Invitational where they finished in third place. “Some of the boys’ totals went up while a few … more
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