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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

4-H member wins second in archery tournament

Mallie Drake competed this past weekend at the Leon County 4H Archery Tournament and took home second place in the Jr. Compound Aided division.  Drake shot a score of 481, beating out 12 other … more

Lady Mustangs roll past Mexia

Madisonville never trailed but waited until the final minutes to put Mexia away for good with a 62-52 victory Tuesday night. The Lady Mustangs (25-3 overall) finished 8-0 in District action with the … more

'Stangs strong

So often we get caught up in the glitz and glamour of professional sports that we overlook special sports stories that are happening right before our very eyes, and by us, I’m referring to … more

JV Lady Mustangs go undefeated

The Madisonville JV Lady Mustangs and Head Coach Melissa Padgett finished undefeated this season with a perfect 20-0 record.  more

North Zulcb boys rebound from tough loss

The North Zulch Bulldogs would like to forget Tuesday’s game against Snook. The Bulldogs struggled to score, rebound and control the pace of the game falling to Snook at home, 88-33. “We had … more

Madisonville splits 2 at home

Madisonville never trailed but Tuesday’s 51-43 win over Mexia in a Class 4A district game was anything but comfortable. A physical, back and forth first half saw the Mustangs and Black Cats … more

Lady Bulldogs lose final game

The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs fall to Snook in final game of the season, 44-34. more
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