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Lady Mustangs prepare for home game on Friday

The Lady Mustang volleyball team is off to a rocky start but will be “battle tested and hungry for a championship when district rolls around,” according to Head Coach Melissa Padgett. During a … more

College football kicks off soon

College football season is just about the most exciting time in Texas. I freely admit to being a fair-weather Texas A&M football fan. I likely went to more games when I was in high school than … more

Mustangs win!

It’s been a while since the Mustang football team got to celebrate a victory, but they did so Friday night, pulling out an 11-8 win over Diboll. It was the first Mustang win for Athletic … more

Madisonville volleyball to face Centerville this weekend

By April Towery The Lady Mustangs are 3-5 heading into this weekend’s tournament at Centerville. Tyana Brown, Quincey Surface, Tra’Dayja Smith and Lexi Leveston have led the team to recent … more

Lady Bulldogs take on Anderson this weekend

The North Zulch volleyball team had a setback upon learning of teammate Hannah Wiese’s tragic death over the weekend but plan to go forward with the Anderson tournament Thursday through … more

Remembering Hannah Wiese

Hannah Wiese was a cool kid. She was just 15, but she was spunky. She was funny. She laughed a lot, she smiled a lot and people gravitated toward that positive energy. I talked to her maybe … more

Let the coaches do their jobs

First and foremost, let me say – as I’ve often said – that Madisonville and North Zulch students are among the most polite and respectful I’ve ever encountered. But coaches these days do have … more

Lady Bulldogs settling into 2A

The North Zulch volleyball team has just one loss as the girls prepare to play Madisonville next week. The Lady Bulldogs, in their first year as a 2A school, beat Sabine 2-0 and picked up a pair … more

Lady Mustangs top Buffalo

The Lady Mustangs are 1-2 following a win over Buffalo on Thursday. Head Coach Melissa Padgett is back for her second season and has the team stacked with seniors Camryn Frederick, Quincey Surface, … more

Soccer camp

The Texas Soccer Academy held training camps Aug. 1-5 in Madisonville. Coach Robert Lopez led the drills, which offered advanced training on defending, attacking and decision-making.  more

NZ Volleyball

Andi McWhorter prepares to serve during a game Saturday at Madisonville High School. The Lady Bulldogs played well in four scrimmage matches and beat all opponents except Centerville, according to … more

Ready, set, spike

There’s a lot of leadership on the volleyball court at Mustang Gym this year, and Head Coach Melissa Padgett is not complaining. She is, however, losing her voice. “I don’t know how to be … more

Byrd signs letter of intent for Jacksonville

Joe Samuel Byrd, son of Keith and Shanta Byrd of Kingwood and grandson of the late James Samuel Byrd and Biva Byrd of Madisonville, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for … more

Shaking off the dust and cobwebs

Mustang football practice is underway, and as Madisonville’s new athletic director pointed out, all the teams in the district have the same record. The team took the field for the first time … more

Getting ready for action

North Zulch’s volleyball team, coming off its first trip to the state playoffs last season, started up two-a-days Monday morning in anticipation of another great year. The team is notably short … more

Lady Mustangs get back on the court

Camryn Frederick, Quincey Surface, Tyana Brown, Tra’Dayja Smith and Lexi Leveston were back at home on the Mustang volleyball court Monday morning as the Lady Mustangs began two-a-days. Head … more

First day

Mustang football players reported to practice Monday. The team kicks off its season with a scrimmage in Fairfield on Aug. 12. more

Warming up

Quincey Surface begins the warm-up process during practice on Monday. more

Running drills

North Zulch volleyball players work on drills at the start of two-a-days on Monday. more

Letter signing

Joe Samuel Byrd, pictured with family and friends, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Jacksonville College. more
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