Fairfield High School

Wed
19
Apr

Good Citizens awarded by DAR

Haley DeFriend (left), of Groesbeck, placed first in the DAR Good Citizen contest, while Kyle Kirgan (right), of Fairfield, placed second. The students are pictured with Jonathan Hardin Chapter Regent Aleece McBay.

Courtesy photo

Jonathan Hardin Chapter Regent Aleece McBay introduced the recipients for the DAR Good Citizen Award at the recent meeting. This program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.

This year's winners were:

  • Haley DeFriend – Groesbeck; first place; $100
  • Kyle Kirgan – Fairfield; second place; $75

The program is open to all high school seniors in Limestone and Freestone counties enrolled in public or private schools accredited by the state board of education. The students are then selected with having qualities of dependability, truthfulness, honesty, and punctuality. The student must also demonstrate service, cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, leadership, and unselfish loyalty to American ideals.

Each year the students have an essay topic which is given to them from DAR.

 

Wed
01
Feb

Fairfield stings the Hornets in thriller 67-65

Fairfield junior Kolbie Branch, 4, looks for an outlet pass last week in the Eagles' complete domination of the Madisonville Mustangs, 75-38! Branch, a great all-round player, had 12 rebounds and several steals for the week as he and his teammates increased their district record (4-0), one game ahead of Mexia.

Photo contributed by Sha-Wanda Ransom

As the only undefeated team in 18-4A through the first half of the district race, the Eagles literally flew circles around the Madisonville Mustangs last Tuesday, Jan. 24, almost doubling them, 75-38! Then, on Friday, they fell behind early in the game to Athens, 10-2, then came back to take a 21-20 lead just before the first quarter ended.

They eventually won a fiercely fought battle on the very last possessions of the game by two points! Fairfield goes into their Tuesday night, Jan. 31 rematch with second place Mexia, ranked No. 27 in the state in Class 4-A (188 schools) by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and 11th by the computer formulas of Max Preps. They currently stand (22-5) for the season!

 

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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Fri
09
Sep

FHS senior named to All-State team

Gracie Awalt

Fairfield senior Gracie Awalt was among 75 students named to the 2016 All-State Journalism staff by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Awalt is the editor-in-chief of Eagle Beat, the high school's newspaper. Awalt has participated in newspaper, UIL, and ILPC events throughout her high school career. To qualify for the staff, students must have earned 50 points by participating and winning different journalism contests throughout the year.

 

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Wed
17
Aug

Cheerleaders rile crowd at Eagles event

The Fairfield High School cheerleaders help the crowd get ready for the Eagle football, volleyball, and cross country teams to come out of the big Eagle tunnel in Thursday night's Meet the Eagles spectacular! Fairfield residents turned out to meet the 2016-17 teams and welcome them to a new school year.

 

Photo by Avery Peterson

Wed
17
Aug

FISD welcomes new teachers

Fairfield ISD Assistant Superintendent Melissa Cox (not pictured) welcomed 10 new teachers and coaches for the 2016-17 school year last week. Pictured are (back row) Johnny Ward, J.T. Brown, Jonathan Knowles, Amanda Leland, and Paula Cessna; (front row) Kaytie Story, Misty Towles, Gina Gilliam, Paige Slovacek, and Kayla Davis. Teacher in-service began Monday, Aug. 15, for the new school year.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
04
May

Students place at regionals, head to state

Five Fairfield High School students placed at the Regional Academic Meet at the end of April, with two advancing to State Academic Meet on May 23-25 at University of Texas at Austin. Pictured are (front) junior Payton Carter, placed 4th in poetry; senior Lori Neill, placed 6th in poetry; and junior Matt Mooneyham, placed 1st in poetry; (back row) junior Nathan Davis, placed 6th in computer applications; and senior Rowan Prihoda, placed 5th in math. Both Mooneyham and Carter will advance to the state meet.
Photo by April Walker

Thu
28
Apr

Golf tourney planned May 6

The Fairfield ISD Education Foundation will host its first annual golf tournament Friday, May 6, at the Tri-County Golf Club. Players tee off at 9 a.m. for a shotgun start, and lunch will be catered. Prizes, including ones for a hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to the hole, will be awarded. The cost per 4-person team is $500, and all proceeds will be directly given to Fairfield teachers in the form of grants. So far, the Foundation has provided several grants for FISD teachers, including a 3D printer, ACT/SAT library collection, and funding for an FFA trailer at the high school; an

 

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
20
Apr

Lady Eagles blast Mexia 15-0

The Fairfield Lady Eagle softball team ended their regular season as District Co-Champs, with a league record of (7-1). Pictured is Coach Kerry Hand (far right) and assistants Josh Stephenson (kneeling front) and Kayse Kirgan (far left). Players are (back row) Kara Doyle, Jennifer Reed, Abby Knight, Abby Garcia, Claire Partain, Kaci Bachtel, Lauren Cole, and Lauran Adcock; (front row) Katie Henrichs, Meaghan (Pete) Peterson, Kealie House, Alexis Rodriguez, and Banner Monico.
Photo by Roy Peterson

The Fairfield varsity softball team finished the regular season like a runaway freight train, steamrolling Groesbeck and Mexia last week by a combined score of 31-5, and ended up on a six game winning streak, to finish tied for the district title with Madisonville at (7-1).

The Lady Eagles went limping into district play at a struggling (4-10) and came out smoking hot on the diamond with perhaps the best .500 team (11-11) in all of 4A softball! Every Fairfield starter was on base at least once, all but two scored runs and all but one had RBI's, in this mercy-ruled shortened, three inning offensive juggernaut that saw the Lady Eagles swat eight hits and draw eight walks!

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