Sports

Wed
01
Feb

Lady Eagles destroy Athens to even district record

Lady Eagle multi-sport standout Dameka Shed soars high for a rebound and put back basket against the highly state-ranked Lady Mustangs for Madisonville. Fairfield lost 53-43, but came back for an impressive 49-27 win over Athens on Friday. They are now (14-13) for the season.

Photo by Sha-Wanda Ransom

Fairfield blew open what had been a close match through the first two quarters of play, a 16-14 Lady Eagle lead, to score 18 unanswered points after the lead had grown to 18-15, and all but settle the outcome after 3 periods!

They led 36-15 going into the final quarter, then rode the consistent play of Dameka Shed, Emily Knight, Brandi Carter, McKayla Thurman, Carrington Roberts, Kiera Birdow, and Joanna Zamora to a convincing and much-needed 49-27 victory!

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Wed
11
Jan

Lady Eagles take out Jacksonville 50-38, fall to state-ranked Madisonville 61-49

Six foot sophomore Josie Richardson, 21, grabs one of her several rebounds in the Lady Eagles 50-38 victory over 5A Jacksonville, last week at home in the JAC. Richardson was one of a trio of Fairfield roundballers who had nine points in the game.

Photo by Avery Peterson

The Fairfield Lady Eagles had split results on the hardwood last week evening out their season record at (11-11), (0-1) in district play. Last Tuesday, Jan. 10, they hosted the Jacksonville Lady Indians and overcame their huge, 6-foot-3-inch post player, getting her into foul trouble in the second period, after she had blocked several shot attempts!

Fairfield finally began hitting some key shots, and their constant defensive pressure began to pay dividends with turnovers converted to points. A close game, 25-21 at the half, saw the Lady Eagles gradually pull away in the third and fourth quarters to a double digit victory.

Thu
29
Dec

Lady Eagles in McDonald's Aggieland Invitational

The Fairfield Lady Eagles (8-8) opened the annual Aggieland Invitational Basketball Tournament, sponsored by McDonald's, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, with 4A Graham at 12 p.m., then will be playing later that same day in either the gold, silver, of bronze bracket of Division II. This division consists of 31 schools from 2A-4A, while 32 teams will be playing in Div. I, which are 5 and 6A schools.

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Thu
10
Nov

Eagles lose "clawing" battle 25-16

Akeem Jackson, 15, heads up field for some of his 91 yards rushing last Friday night in Lorena. Helping pave the way for him are Jacob Gomez, 50, and Austin Hale, 79.

Photo by Avery Peterson

The Lorena Leopards are the (7-3) (5-0), undefeated District 9-4A, DII Champions of 2016, but last Friday night in Lorena, they barely hung on in a fierce "clawing battle" with our underdog Fairfield Eagles! As has often been the case this season, with this young and oft injured group of Eagles gridiron warriors, they fell quickly into a 12-0 hole to start the game.

However, instead of wilting, they clawed back fiercely and outplayed the champs on their own home turf for the remainder of the game - three plus quarters of hard-hitting action!

Those first 12 points were obtained despite a great game plan and start by Fairfield. The Eagles took the opening kickoff, and methodically used 4:27 of game clock, as they earned three first downs and gobbled up 56 yards of football real estate, before turning the ball over on downs at the Leopards 20 yard line.

Wed
26
Oct

Eagles fall to Waco Connally 40-23

Fairfield’s 2016 gridiron fortunes continued its’ slide into unaccustomed waters last Friday night, as an ineffective passing game & repeated center snap problems in the 1st quarter alone, hobbled the offense, while the Eagle defense didn’t get its’ claws unfurled until they had yielded their 27th point early in the 2nd period! Two plays into the game, after Fairfield had received the opening kickoff, a rolling snap & a launch over the QB’s head set the offense back 19 yards & wrecked their effectiveness. After another great Rodriguez-Reyes punt of 45 yards, Connally set up shop at their own 42 yard line, taking only five plays & 1:54 on the scoreboard clock to get their 1st of four first half TD’s! Over the next four offensive series, the Eagles earned one 1st down on a bruising Akeem Jackson 15 yard jaunt, but had three incomplete pass attempts & another snap that sailed far over its’ intended target’s head!

Wed
17
Aug

FHS gridders shutout Mustangs in scrimmage

Eagle running back Kam Ransom dances around the Madisonville defense, thanks to some good blocking, in last Friday's first scrimmage of the 2016 season.

Photo by Avery Peterson

In a contest shortened by the threat of lightning, the Fairfield Eagle varsity football team turned in a suffocating defensive effort against Madisonville last Friday night, giving up only a handful of first downs and one long run, as they scored twice, while keeping the Mustangs out of the end zone!

On the lone run of any significance, their runner burst through the line and bolted from the 25 to the 25, before the Eagles' Elijah Ransom ran him down from behind.

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Wed
20
Jul

2016 high school football Eagle style

Gridiron clashes don't come any tougher or more revealing than Fairfield's opening game in a little over a month from now! The strengths and weaknesses of Eagle football fortunes for 2016 will be on display before the first breezes of September sweep across the fields.

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Wed
29
Jun

Golf Scramble slated for July 4

Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards, on U.S. 84 between Fairfield and Teague, is hosting an 18-hole Golf Scramble Monday, July 4. Registration for the event ends at 8:45 a.m.; the scramble will begin at 9 a.m.

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Thu
23
Jun

10U Softball team heads to district

Congratulations to the Teague 10U Softball team who are headed to district competitions. This team is sponsored by Freestone Credit Union. Team members are (front) Korree Risken, Annie Oakes, Keely Mathis, Delainey Long, and Bryleigh Whittington; (middle) Jacey Evans, Layla Richardson, Reese Stacks, and Cate Satterwhite; (back) Coach Colin Stacks, FCU President DeAnne Harris, and Coach Tommie Oakes.
Photo submitted by Kenny Young

Wed
08
Jun

2nd Greatest Show on Earth plans underway

Activities are being planned now for the upcoming 2016 Freestone County Fair & Rodeo slated for the week of June 13-17. The annual event will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, with the parade. This year's theme is The Second Greatest Show on Earth.
Those participating in the Home and Garden Show can check their projects in from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, June 15, for a $5 registration fee. Go Texan quilt entries need to be entered from 7:30 a.m. To 2 p.m. Home and Garden judging is from 3 to 6 p.m.
The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Monday night.
Freestone County groups, organizations, and clubs are invited to participate in the annual parade. Prize money will be awarded to the following winners:
n Spirit of Freestone County Award - $50 to the business or organization that best represents the use of the theme

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