Sports

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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Wed
07
Jan

Lady Eagles play 22 teams in Invitational

The Fairfield Lady Eagles played various teams at the 15th Annual Aggieland Invitational in Bryan College Station prior to the holidays,

 

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Wed
17
Dec

Eagles come up short in recent invitational

Charles Oliver won the slam dunk contest at the basketball invitational.

The fighting Fairfield Eagles hosted its first annual basketball invitational this weekend in Fairfield with 15 teams from around the region.  
Although the Eagles placed second in the overall tournament, losing to 5A Corsicana in the finals, this team is a force to be reckoned with in Class 4A.  
The tournament featured a slam dunk contest, where

 

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Wed
10
Dec

All-District football

Named to the 2014 7-4A Division II Football All-District team were (from left) Jarrett Carpenter, 1st Team Defensive End; Michael Gibson, 1st Team Cornerback; Erick Rodriguez-Reyes, 1st Team Placekicker; Trevon Simpson, 1st Team Tackles; Colby Minze, 1st Team Wide Receiver; Tarrance Rischer, Defensive Newcomer; Garrett Teer, 2nd Team Safety; Cam Hicks; Chase Jones; Dedrick Garner, Defensive MVP; Dominic Brackens, 1st Team Running Back and 1st Team Outside Linebacker; Charles Oliver, 2nd Team Corner Back; Devin Eggins, 1st Team Inside Linebacker; Rahiem Hays, 1st Team Safety; Jeremy Wood, Jax Donohoo, 2nd Team Guard; and Chance Carroll, 1st Team Defensive Utility. Not pictured: Outstanding Lineman Josh Gallegos; and 2nd Team Quarterback Haisan Baker.

Photo by John Cockerell

Wed
03
Dec

Sports are life for Cam Adams

“Growing up around basketball has had a great impact on my life.
“I love to watch college and professional basketball. To me it’s the greatest sport to play,” said Cam Adams.
Adams began playing as soon as he could walk

 

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Tue
25
Nov

Athlete busy with sports, academics

Fairfield senior Caitlynn Stone is a busy person.
She participates in basketball, volleyball, softball, band and UIL.
Just finishing volleyball season, the Lady Eagle stepped right into basketball as a guard with plans to make it to the playoffs.
“I just want to be the best ball handler I can be, and a great team leader to help my team win first place for district and go even further in the playoffs,” said Caitlynn Stone.
Stone’s mother was the girls head basketball coach and introduced her to Little Dribblers.
“My mom has been teaching me basketball for many years.
“She got me into it basically. She coached for Fairfield before I got into

 

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Wed
19
Nov

Eagles smash Pirates 24-16 Friday

Nothing could stop the Eagles from scoring a touchdown Friday night.
Photo by John Cockerell

The Fairfield Eagles took down the hosting Shepherd Pirates by a count of 24-16 last Friday, Nov. 14.
The Eagles now own a 9-2 record. Their next game is against Gladewater for the area matchup Friday, Nov. 21.
The Fairfield Eagles will face off against a Bears squad coming off a 66-14 bi-district win over Community.
The Bears record now stands at 10-1.
Shepherd’s first play following opening kickoff, was

 

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Wed
12
Nov

Eagles whoop Leopards 41-6

Fairfield finished with a bang during their last district game of the 2014 season,  defeating the Lorena Leopards 41-6.
The Eagles showed no signs of slowing down after coming off their district loss to the Mexia Blackcats as they dominated the Leopards, only allowing 159 yards of total offense.
Raheim Hayes opened the

 

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