Fairfield High School

Thu
20
Jun

6 teams move forward in Iron Chef

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50 Shades of Food was just one of the teams moving forward in this week's Iron Chef competition.
Photo courtesy of Laura Craddick

Six teams are moving forward in the first annual Iron Chef competition at Fairfield High School after competing against other class periods last week in the appetizers round. Judging this event are nine community members. During the first round of cooking, the winning teams created various appetizers based on the mystery ingredient, which was avocado.

Moving on to the next round and their winning dish are:

Wed
13
Feb

National Signing Day

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Signing with local colleges for National Signing Day Feb. 6 were (from left) Jaise Oliver, University of Tulsa; Joshua Arrington, McPherson College; JaShaughn Hatcher, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; and Kameron Ransom, Tyler Junior College.
Photo by Shae Garcia

 

Four student athletes at Fairfield High School celebrated the next phase of their lives by signing with their chosen college last week in front of friends, family, and mentors for National Signing Day. Jaise Oliver, Joshua Arrington, Kameron Ransom, and JaShaughn Hatcher each signed football scholarships Wednesday, Feb. 6. The player’s respective colleges and positions are:

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Wed
06
Feb

Now and Then

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February 6, 1930

Grand Jury Returns Indictment For Murder Of Monroe Higgins – The 87th Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Earl Williford with murder of Monroe Higgins, negro found dead in Cottonwood Creek recently. The Grand Jury also returned an indictment against Williford charging him with violating the prohibition law. Judge Boyd granted $1,500 bail in the murder case and $1,000 in the liquor case.

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
06
Feb

Lady Eagles beat Mexia for 7th district win

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Fairfield’s Braiden Bossier, 34, tries to block a shot during a game against Mexia earlier this season as the Lady Eagles’ Jada Clark, 2, looks on. Fairfield beat Mexia for the second time this season Friday night to remain unbeaten in district play.
Photo by Skip Leon

The Fairfield girls’ basketball team won its seventh consecutive District 19-4A game Friday night with a 53-47 triumph at Mexia.

The victory improved the Lady Eagles’ record to 7-0 in district. They had already clinched the district championship and went for a sweep of district play Tuesday when they hosted Madisonville.

The Lady Eagles used a 12-0 run in the first quarter to take a 16-6 advantage at the first break.

However, Mexia battled back throughout the game and took the lead early in the fourth quarter.

Wed
30
Jan

Lady Eagles improve 6-0

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Fairfield's Breyunna Dowell dribbles into the lane during a game earlier this season. Dowell scored 24 points combined in victories over Rusk and Palestine last week.
Photo by Skip Leon

The Fairfield girls’ basketball team won two games last week to raise their District 19-4A record to 6-0. The Lady Eagles are 22-8 overall.

Fairfield edged Rusk, 40-36, on Tuesday and then defeated Palestine, 53-24, on Friday.

Fairfield ran off the first 21 points of the game against Palestine and never looked back. Jada Clark scored seven points in the opening stanza and Belle Johnson had six on a pair of three-pointers.

Fairfield led 21-2 at the first break and increased the margin to 34-9 at halftime. They were ahead 44-18 after three quarters.

Wed
30
Jan

Superintendent pool narrows

Fairfield school board has narrowed down the superintendent candidates to two, said Interim Superintendent Tony Price Tuesday morning. 

"We had 47 candidates of which four had first interviews," said Price.

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Wed
30
Jan

District closes for sickness

After 293 students were reported absent Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, school officials decided to close each campus for cleaning at Fairfield ISD. Interim Superintendent Tony Price said he has "determined it is in the best interest of students, staff, and community to cancel Fairfield ISD classes for Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 1."

"Our cleaning service has been doing extra cleaning, but with the staff and students out of the buildings on those days they will be able to do even more," said Price Wednesday morning. "It is my hope and prayer that four days of separation will help break the cycle and allow our students and staff to reunite on Monday, Feb. 4, as a much healthier unit."

Price said all extracurricular activities are canceled with the exception of varsity.

Wed
30
Jan

FHS principal named

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Sonya Gibson will officially take over principal duties July 1 at FHS.
Photo by April Walker

Fairfield High School staff is welcoming a new principal after news of Von Wade’s retirement after 42 years with the district was made public. Sonya Gibson officially takes the position July 1 and she says she is overwhelmed for the opportunity.

“I cannot express the gratitude I have,” said Gibson. “I have huge shoes to fill.”

Although Gibson graduated from Longview High School in 1993, she is originally from Fairfield and attended the schools until sixth grade when her family moved. Gibson began her career with FISD in 2005 after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in mathematics from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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