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NZ continues Shoot-athon

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The North Zulch High School basketball program continued their Shoot-athon fundraiser this week, in which players on all levels shoot free throws in order to raise money for the program’s needs. The event, which is still currently underway, has garnered numerous sponsors as each player shoots 100 shots to earn money based on their successes.
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DISTRICT BOUND

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The Madisonville women’s soccer team began district play Tuesday with a home matchup against Diboll at MHS. They will also host Hudson Friday in their second district matchup. Other league opponents for the Lady Mustangs in 2021 include Livingston, Palestine, Crockett, New Waverly and Westwood. (Pictured: Jaylen Downard) CAMPBELL ATKINS
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SIGNING DAY

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Madisonville athletes Grace Williamson and Brad Rudis were slated to sign with Temple College and Texas A&M University, respectively, Wednesday to continue their volleyball and baseball careers at the collegiate level. MHS planned to hold a brief ceremony Wednesday morning in the competition gym to celebrate their accomplishments with immediate family and friends in attendance. Standard COVID-19 protocols were followed. CAMPBELL ATKINS
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Mustangs edge top-ranked La Vega

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The Madisonville men’s basketball team knocked off top-ranked and undefeated district foe La Vega at MHS Jan. 26 by a score of 69-68 to conclude their first round of league play. The victory over La Vega, who entered the matchup ranked 19th in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ (TABC) Class 4A poll, resulted in confidence as well as pure jubilation for the Mustangs in the aftermath.
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JUST FOR KICKS

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CAMPBELL ATKINS The Madisonville men’s soccer team tied with Rockdale 2-2 in a standalone road matchup Friday and fell 2-1 at Hempstead Jan. 19. Goals were scored by Juan Torres and Vladimir Morales in the win and Torres in the loss. The team’s Tuesday matchup against Splendora at MHS was rescheduled for Friday. (Pictured: Ryan Kinsey)