Fairfield Eagles

Wed
06
Feb

Lone finalist chosen

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A lone finalist has been named for the Fairfield ISD superintendent position. The district has been advertising this since late 2018. Dr. Jason Adams has a state-mandated 21-day waiting period before he can officially be hired in Fairfield. He is currently the superintendent of North Lamar ISD in Paris and his career spans more than 22 years with stops in Madisonville, Huntington, Kerens, and Paris. He has served these districts in the capacity as teacher, coach, high school principal, and superintendent. Dr. Adams received his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and completed his doctorate at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Adams, along with his wife, Crystal, and son, Kolby, are excited about becoming active members of the Eagle

Wed
06
Feb

Mexia edges Eagles on last-second shot

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Fairfield Eagle Jaise Oliver drives in for a layup in a game against Mexia earlier this year. Oliver scored nine points in a 50-49 loss to Mexia on Friday night.
Photo by Skip Leon

Mexia scored with seven seconds left and dealt Fairfield a heartbreaking 50-49 loss in a District 19-4A game at Mexia on Friday night.

The teams battled back and forth in a see-saw fourth quarter. Fairfield’s Devin Cunningham sank a free throw with 37 seconds left to snap a tie and give the Eagles a 49-48 advantage.

Mexia called a timeout following the basket. The Blackcats missed a shot that would have put them ahead with 18 seconds left. Both teams fought for the rebound and the ball went out of bounds off Fairfield as Mexia retained possession.

Wed
28
Nov

Eagles lose in Round 2 to Gilmer

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Justin Abram attempts to stop a Gilmer Buckeye during Friday night's game, which the Eagles lost 24-14 in Round 2 of the playoffs.
Photo by Shae Garcia

After a final loss of 24-14 in Round 2 of the District 4A playoffs against the Gilmer Buckeyes, the Fairfield Eagles are moving on to other things. Next season the Eagles will lose almost half of their teammates when the 2018 seniors graduate in May.

“We will lose 24 seniors, all of which invested a lot for Fairfield,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “And I hope that the sophomores and juniors have learned from watching them prepare for practice and play in games.

Throughout the season, the Eagl

 

Wed
28
Nov

Pre-K Thanksgiving parade

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Lots of little turkeys filled the halls of Fairfield Elementary School during the pre-k's annual Thanksgiving parade. Students designed their own turkey outfits and paraded through each hallway with balloons prior to their holiday break.

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Wed
14
Nov

Eagles head to playoffs

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Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel cheers as his team recovers a fumble during last week's game against the Salado Eagles.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield heads to the playoffs in Palestine Thursday night where they will compete against Wills Point High School after winning the battle of the Eagles in Salado last week. The final score of last week’s game was a rather close 28-15, bringing their final win-loss in district to 8-2.

Because of stadiums either closing or already having games scheduled on Friday night, the teams will face each other a day earlier at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

Coached by Greg Cranfill, the Wills Point Tigers’ win-loss record is at 5-4.

 

Wed
31
Oct

Restaurants should stay open late for Eagles fans

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By FHS freshman Makensy Isaacs

Wed
31
Oct

Eagles face Rockets Friday

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Eagles quarterback Chad Rushin hits the end zone for a two-point conversion with several Connally Cougar's hot on his trail during Friday night's Homecoming game.
Photo by Shae Garcia

After taking a win during last week’s Homecoming game against Connally, Fairfield Eagles will face the Robinson Rockets Friday, Nov. 6, at the Robinson stadium. The Eagles beat the Connally Cougars Friday night 44-9, tying Fairfield’s win-loss record in District to 2-2.

“Robinson is 3-1 in district,” Head Coach John Bachtel said. “They had a big overtime win against Mexia last week. They are always explosive on offense. This year they are playing well on defense. The front four they have is causing opponents a lot of trouble.”

While Robinson’s overall score is 5-3, the team currently holds only one loss in district, making their record 3-1.

Thu
25
Oct

FHS junior awarded

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David Thomas

By Merrianne Markham, Eagle Beat staff reporter

My name is Mannele. I write this letter today to tell you what really happened to me...

Wed
17
Oct

Jerry Brim

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Jerry Brim

Jerry Brim

May 2, 1940

October 8, 2018

Wed
17
Oct

DAR awards Good Citizens

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Chosen for the DAR's Good Citizens Awards was Jashaughn Hatcher, Fairfield; Ty Stephen Hale, Groesbeck; and Haylee Young, Teague. The students are pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, awarded three area students with this year’s DAR Good Citizens Award at their recent meeting. Taking home $50, a certificate, and a U.S. Constitution Handbook were:

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