Close loss to Mustangs

Kadarrius Walker, 2, runs the ball in for a touchdown.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield Eagles (4-2) face the Mexia Blackcats (2-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at the Mexia High School Stadium in an attempt to recoup some of their losses after their 20-17 loss to the Madisonville Mustangs last week.

The Blackcats – ranked 425 in the state – are coached by Frank Sandoval and Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel says his team will have to contain their speed in order to beat them.


Eagles get close win

Fairfield Eagles took to the field Friday night in Palestine for their hard-fought win against the Wildcats. The Eagles secured their fifth win of the season with a score of 17-14. KD Walker was responsible for two interceptions against the Wildcats, one resulting in a touchdown.
Photo by Shae Garcia

In a relatively close victory, Fairfield Eagles beat Palestine Wildcats Friday night, securing their fourth win of the season with a final score of 17-14. The game against Palestine started poorly for Fairfield, with Palestine gaining a quick lead in the first quarter. “Palestine was big and fast,” said Bachtel. “They did a lot of blitzing off the edges. We are going to work on the challenges that gave us. We caused four turnovers which helped us out during the game. In the future, we need to make their mistakes hurt them more.” A stalemate ensued between both teams throughout the rest of the first half, as well as the better part of the second half.

“We came across a team we underestimated,” said senior Cody Ferguson. “We had to play the best football we could to help my team come out on top.”


3rd win for Eagles

Jordan Gibson and #15 Justin Abram take care of business during the Eagles game against the Athens Hornets.
Photo by Shae Garcia

After securing their third win of this young football season against Athens, Fairfield plans ahead for the upcoming game against the Palestine Wildcats.

“Palestine is big and fast,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They had a big win over Rusk Friday night and they are as close to a rival as we have now.”

The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Palestine High School stadium. This is the Eagles fourth game of the season and only their second away game.

Fairfield beat the Athens Hornets last Friday in Athens, with a final score of 53-28.


Eagles win again

Jay-Mychael Hudson, 5, tackles a Bear with assistance by Kadarrius Walker, 2, and Jaise Oliver, 23, in Friday night's game against the Brownsboro Bears.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield Eagles took their second consecutive win of the season Friday night against the Brownsboro Bears, with a final score of 55-28. The football team will begin their third district game at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 14, at the Athens High School football stadium.

“Athens is really big and physical,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They will run the ball over 80 percent of the time. We will have to match their energy level. For this game, we will have to be quick and tough.” The team has already begun their preparation for the game this Friday.


Eagles beat Rusk in opening game 36-28

Fairfield Eagles lead the way onto Eagle Field Friday night to kick off the fall football season against the Rusk Eagles.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield football team is slated to compete against the Brownsboro Bears at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Fairfield Eagle Football Stadium. In last week’s Friday night game which kicked off the long-awaited football season, our Eagles won against the Rusk Eagles with a final score of 36-28. “Brownsboro is a good football team,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They have two really good running backs, and they play good defense. It will be a great challenge for us as a team.” While Fairfield did make the first touchdown, they would later lose control of the first half and enter halftime with a score of 8-20. “The first half we had the big turnover,” said Bachtel. “They scooped and scored on us. Then we gave up two long touchdown passes.


Eagles show why they were area finalists

The Fairfield Eagles took on the Teague Lions in the first scrimmage game of the season at home Friday, Aug. 17. The Eagles pounded the field 182 yards in 31 rushing plays. The passing game was not quite as obvious with 9 completed passes out of 16 attempts for 127 yards. The quarterbacks averaged a little over 18 yards with each pass with one 23-yard interception. The Eagles dominated the field with 309 total yards for the duration of the scrimmage.



Wortham volleyball season opens

Wortham's Ashley Mao leans forward to pass the ball to her setter during the season-opening match against Mexia Tuesday. Mexia won three consecutive games to take the match.
Photo by Skip Leon/The Mexia News

With just two practices under its belt, the Wortham volleyball team was out of sync in its season-opener, losing to Mexia in three sets at Wortham Tuesday. Game scores were

25-16, 25-23, 25-18.

Wortham coach DeAnna Whaley said her team was not sharp in their season opener. But in addition to having just two practices, they also played without setter and team captain Jayde Hamilton, who sat out due to an injury.


Copperhead 5K is Aug. 18

Runners are gearing up for the annual Copperhead Run 5K benefitting the Fairfield cross country teams. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Fairfield cross country course behind the softball fields. Runners can pre-register for $20 by Thursday, Aug. 9, to receive a T-shirt or $15 if a junior high or high school cross country team member. To register the day of the event, please come early. Day-of registration is $30 with no guarantee of a T-shirt. There is also a sleep in donation option for $20. A $50 cash prize will be awarded to adult overall winners, while awards will be given to first, second, and third places in each 10 year age group. Entries may be mailed to Fairfield High School Girls Athletics, 615 Post Oak, Fairfield, Texas 75840. Make checks payable to Fairfield High School Girls Athletics.


Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville

Lady Eagles pitcher Abby Garcia winds up for a pitch.

Photo by Ashlyn Garcia

The Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville last Friday, April 26, with a relatively low score loss of 5-6. The game was a post-season match at the Gatesville dugouts. Top scorer’s for the Lady Eagles were: Rebecca Dunlap with two runs, Lauren Adcock, Margo Measles, and Kealie House each with one run, Banner Monico and Margo Measles each with two runs batted in, Carsyn Cox with one strikeout as pitcher, and Abby Garcia with four strikeouts as pitcher. “Our team worked together very well,” said junior Kaitlynn Judd, “but occasionally we wouldn’t start hitting the ball until later in the game or we’d make some errors and it would cause the other team to score.” The game, at first, seemed to be in Fairfield’s favor. However, near the end of the game, Gatesville scored four runs in the sixth inning, which was enough to surpass Fairfield by two points “They simply outhit us.


Lady Eagles remain undefeated

Lady Eagles Rightfielder Carsyn Cox takes down an opponent during their recent game.
Photo by Ashlyn garcia

Although Mexia was expected to be the Lady Eagles' toughest competition, they were proven wrong after seven innings of play in the March 30 District competition, leaving the Lady Eagles undefeated. Senior Abby Garcia pitched 6.1 innings, striking out three and throwing 25 first-pitch strikes. Freshman Carsyn Cox closed the game with two strikeouts on only six pitches. Sophomores Bailey Jones and Margo Measles both had three hits resulting in runs on the board. Other hitters included senior Banner Monico, sophomore Rebecca Dunlap, and junior Katie Henrichs.


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