Sports

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

Wed
28
Jan

Eagles beat Blackcats in district game 69-66

After leading by only two at the end of the first period of play against the Mexia Blackcats, the Fairfield Eagles turned up the jets to cruise to a 14 point halftime lead, 38-24, and went on to hold their ground with a 69-66 district win in front of the hometown crowd at their Jan. 16 game.
The Eagles came out crashing the boards in the first quarter and shared the ball around offensively with five different players scoring for Fairfield as they went up 14-12.
The Eagles exploded for 24 points in the second, led by

 

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Wed
21
Jan

Lady Eagles fall flat against Ladycats 37-32

The Fairfield Lady Eagles took one on the chin last Friday night, falling to district rival Mexia, 37-32, in a tightly played ball game in front of the home crowd.
With the score 32-26 late in the third period, Fairfield had about seven opportunities to score but missed some easy shots, allowing the Ladycats of Mexia to settle into a stall starting early in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Eagles did manage to outscore Mexia in the final quarter (6-5) but came up six points shy of picking up their second district win.
“We’re defensive, that’s been out deal forever.

 

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Wed
14
Jan

NFL coach has ties to Fairfield

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Marcus Sedberry is the grandson of Fairfield resident Irene Slaughter.*
Living the Dream
While Marcus Sedberry was growing up in Greenville, he shared a dream with many youngsters across the country.”
“As a kid I always said my dream was to be in the NFL (National Football League),” said Sedberry. “I never said my dream was to play in the NFL.”
Sedberry has realized that NFL dream.

 

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