Sports

Wed
01
Jun

Lady Eagles named to All-District team

These happy Lady Eagles and their coach were named to the 2016 All-District Softball Team! Pictured are: Kerry Hand, Coach of the Year; Kaci Bachtel, First Team MVP; Banner Monico, infield; Claire Partain, outfield; Abby Garcia, Second Team pitcher; Lauran Adcock, Second Team infield; Jennifer Reed, Second Team Outfield; Meghan Peterson and Lauren Cole, Honorable Mention; Academic All-District Abby Knight, Kara Doyle, Katie Henrichs, Kealie House, Reed, Bachtel, Cole, Partain, Monico and Adcock.
Photo by Roy Peterson

Wed
18
May

Stick Horse, Muttin' Bustin' featured at fair

The Stick Horse Barrel Racing and Bull Riding events are back this year for boys and girls. Girls ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may sign up for the Barrel Racing. Boys ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may participate in the Bull Riding. This event is slated to begin at approximately 8 p.m.

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Wed
11
May

$10K raised at FISD golf tourney

The FISD Education Foundation raised nearly $10,000 from its first annual golf tournament Friday, May 6, at Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards. Each four-member team paid an entry fee of $500, and a long list of sponsors gave thousands in donations.
As the top "Marquee Sponsor," Luminant gave $2,000 and Service Solutions provided a nearly $1,000 donation as the tournament lunch sponsor, which was catered by Farm House Restaurant in Mexia.

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Wed
04
May

China Spring ends Lady Eagle softball season

Lady Eagle 1st baseman Lauren Cole, 2, and 3rd baseman Kealie House get ready for action as Kaci Bachtel fires a pitch to home in Fairfield's Bi-District game with China Spring last week.

Photo by Roy Peterson

Fairfield's quest for a Bi-District softball title was ended by the hard hitting, powder-blue clad Lady Cougars from China Spring last week, 15-5. The abrupt end to a terrific turn-around season may have been hard to take for the Lady Eagles and their families and fans, but it didn't diminish the great memories accumulated by a District Championship team that overcame adversity, and won seven consecutive district games to end the regular season!

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Thu
28
Apr

Fairfield thinclads soar to wins at area meet

These outstanding Fairfield student-athletes and coaches represent the 2016 Class 4A-Area track champions. In no particular order are Coaches Stephen Heers (girls coordinator and head track), Stony Coffman (boys head track), Dennis Johnson, Wilbert Hunter, Michael Mooneyham, and Kristy Sweatman; girls track team members are Kim Hayes, Iesha Jenkins, Madison Smith, Alexis Rodriguez, Victoria Donohoo, Abby Chaidez, Martina Mills, DaMeka Shed, Brandi Carter, Dani German, DeErika Canady, Tanna Lide, Keara Birdow, Lauren Cole, and Kaci Bachtel; boys track team members are Tyrin West, Slady Harkam, Kolby Adams, Kam Ransom, Kendall Crocker, Roderick Larkin, A.J. Polk, Grant Hubbert, Terrance Rischer, Ryan Coleman, and Jarret Carpenter.

Photo by Roy Peterson

The highly successful Lady Eagle and Eagle track teams put one more notch in their championship belts this past week, taking good advantage, as winners do, of the familiarity of their "home turf."

After both teams won District Crowns the previous week, they did the same again in the 4A-Waco Region Area Meet, with both teams winning the meet in the very last event of the day!

The girls went into the 4 by 400M relay down by four points to Lorena and garnered the bronze medal to win the meet, 121 to 113, as Lorena didn't have a team in the race. DaMeka Shed finished in second place for high point girl, with 24 points, behind Duke track signee Tracy Janders' phenomenal 38!

Wed
20
Apr

Fairfield boys of spring get comeback win over Mexia

Caleb Scires, 12, drives the ball through the infield in the Eagles come-from-behind 5-4 win at Eagle Sports Complex last Friday night.

Photo by Roy Peterson

The Eagle varsity baseball team plated two runs in the bottom of the first and sixth innings, around a lone score in the third, to take a come-from-behind, 5-4 victory over the Mexia Blackcats, and secure a playoff spot with only two regular season games remaining.

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Wed
30
Mar

Little Dribblers qualify for Nationals

Senior girls Little Dribblers are (back row) Keazia Thurman, Jenny Pina, Teyalla Simpson, Sarah Autrand, Meeyah Davis, and Harli Hunt; (middle) Coach Kayela Busby, Kayelee Adams, Lauren Hall, Hannah Warren, and Coach Keyshaun Cunningham; (front) Jada Clark. The team recently competed in District competitions and is now headed to Nationals.

Photo submitted by Kayela Busby

The girls and boys Little Dribblers All-Star teams competed last weekend in the 2016 Little Dribblers, Inc. Regional Tournament with great results. For the Fairfield girl’s teams, the Junior, Major, and Senior Division all received the Championship title. For the Fairfield boy’s teams, the Major and Senior Division received the Runner-Up title. Our winners have qualified to compete in the Little Dribblers, Inc. National Tournament in April, which will be hosted in Mexia.

 

Wed
23
Mar

Lady Eagles lose to Madisonville, JV wins

Lady Eagle Claire Partain zeroes in on a high-fly ball in last week's game with Madisonville. Fairfield's lanky centerfielder made the catch for the final out of the inning.

Photo by Roy Peterson

Despite Banner Monico's two-hit night and Kaci Bachtel's strong first five innings on the mound, Fairfield's varsity softball team fell 9-0 to Madisonville last Tuesday, March 15, in Fairfield. Bachtel shut out the hot Lady Mustang bats through five innings, striking out batters in each inning, after giving up four unearned runs in the first. The Lady Eagles could muster only three hits off the Madisonville hurler, and the Lady Mustang hitters finally broke through on Bachtel in the final two frames to garner the shutout.

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Wed
09
Mar

Powerlifters head to state

Congratulations to these victorious Lady Eagle powerlifters, and Coach Kevin Childers. They placed second in the 4A Division of the Regional Power Lifting meet held last weekend in Fairfield. From left are Lacey Boney, Kali Butler, Coach Kevin Childers, Ashlyn Garcia, Jamie Wilkinson, and Bethany Pruitt. Not pictured is Sarah Richmond and Haley Walls.

Courtesy photo

I went to high school way back in the last century…the 60’s, and at my small Class A school, weights weren’t even a mainstay for the football players, who were mostly hard working farm boys, by the way! In that distant, more chivalrous time, we had the audacity to think that girls were the “weaker sex”, and I seriously doubt that lifting weights any heavier than a basketball ever crossed most of their minds! However, one half of a century has come and gone since those simpler times, and girls are now, how shall I put it…tougher! Last Saturday, March 5th, this writer went to his first ever Power Lifting Meet, and it was the Lady Eagles Regional Meet, hosted by Fairfield, at the JAC, the local high school basketball arena.

Tue
03
Mar

9 girls named to All-District

These nine smiling Lady Eagles basketball players had a good reason to be in high spirits - they have been selected to the 18-4A All-District basketball teams for 2016. Their selections were: 1st team - Dameka Shed, junior; Makayla Thurman, junior; Keara Birdow, junior; 2nd team - Erica Lyle, senior; Kim Hayes, senior; Honorable Mention - Brandi Carter, junor; Josey Richardson, freshman; Academic All-District - Brandi Carter; JoAnna Zamora, sophomore; Makayla Thurman; Erica Lyle; and Josey Richardson.

Photo by Roy Peterson

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