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After a long and arduous debate process between Major League Baseball officials and players that left diehard baseball fans reeling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have finally reached an agreement to begin an abbreviated, 60-game regular season in late July, which will be followed by the traditional postseason format in October. Personnel began reporting to a makeshift “spring training” period to prepare for the season at the beginning of the month. more
Madisonville High School baseball player Colby Sheppard was named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) 4-A Academic All-State Team, the organization announced Thursday. more
Madisonville’s 12U travel baseball team went 5-0 at the Nations State Baseball Tournament in Spring over the weekend to take the tournament championship. more
Sam Bennett earned a prestigious honor for his Texas A&M University golf play. more
Monique Whittaker took over the reins of the Madisonville women’s basketball team from Shana Taylor in March, who ran the program since 2007 and established a culture for the Lady Mustangs. more
North Zulch student-athletes were allowed to return to campus last week to commence offseason workouts with a number of state stipulations for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all school activities in March. Operations were once again put on hold this week when a staff member in the district reportedly had contact with an individual who had recently tested positive for the virus. more
Madisonville High School graduate Zach Poe will continue his baseball career at Tarleton State University. more
Madisonville CISD Athletic Director Rusty Nail was present at the district’s monthly board meeting for June Monday and discussed in detail the athletes’ return to campus for offseason training, which commenced earlier that day. more
For months, the only thing NBA fans have had to look forward to was the next episode of ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance”, which told the story of Michael Jordan and the dominant Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s. Last week, that changed. more
North Zulch High School graduate Eliza Lazenby was named one of 15 All-Americans by the Junior College Livestock Coaches Association. The Clarendon College sophomore, who plans to attend Texas Tech in the fall, is just the seventh student in the junior college’s history to earn the distinction. more
Each year, the calendar’s turn from May to June symbolizes Free Fishing Day in the state of Texas, in which Texans can fish on any public body of water in the state without a fishing license. more
The UIL and Governor Gregg Abbott announced that high school student-athletes will be available to return for workouts and sports skills training beginning June 8, given they follow a set of released guidelines and procedures established to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. more
The Madisonville FFA Speaking Team competed in a competition over Zoom May 20 along with the district and area competitions, earning multiple top finishes and boasting six State Qualifiers. more
James O'Neal will be returning to Angelina College for the coming year. more
The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) Commission adopted a number of changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the 2020-21 season at a virtual meeting held May 21. The Commission also approved hunting regulations for the upcoming season. more
Madisonville High School senior Corbin Turner was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Capital Farm Credit’s Madisonville Branch Office for his work in agriculture. more
With peak boating season just around the corner, Texas Parks and Wildlife ( is reminding coastal boaters they are likely to spot iconic birds on the coast such as brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, black skimmers and reddish egrets nesting in colonies, or rookeries. These rookeries can consist of thousands of birds and a multitude of other species on smaller island in Texas bays or barrier islands. more
The golf season showed Wes Nolen how challenging it is to duplicate success. more
Five Madisonville baseball and softball seniors were named to their respective All-District teams for the 2020 season, which was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Matt Kirschner, North Zulch Athletic Director and head men’s basketball coach from 2018-20, will leave the district and accept the head men’s job at Leon High School. Kirschner’s position will be filled by Clay Todd, former coach at Normangee. more
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