Fairfield High School

Thu
24
Jan

Lady Eagles place 1st at powerlifting

FHS junior Bailey Jones braces herself for a dead lift. Jones earned the Outstanding Heavy Platform Lifter award.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield girls’ powerlifting team won the Darrell Piske Memorial Powerlifting Meet at Fairfield High School on Thursday, Jan. 17, with 60 points. The Lady Eagles outdistanced runner-up Corsicana, which had 31 points.

Fairfield had four weight-class champions at the meet and had multiple scorers in a number of divisions.

Bailey Jones led a 1-2-3 sweep by Fairfield in the 165-pound weight class. She finished first with a total of 685 pounds lifted. That included a 255-pound squat, a bench press of 145 pounds and a 285-pound dead lift.

Thu
24
Jan

3rd place brought by Eagles at powerlifting

Fairfield High School junior Richard Charlson placed first in the 132 pound weight class during Thursday night's Fairfield powerlifting event. Head Coach JOhn Bachtel is seen cheering for Charlson.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield Eagles finished third at the Darrell Piske Memorial Powerlifting Meet at Fairfield High School on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The Eagles scored 30 points and were edged out by one point for second place by Rice. Corsicana won the meet with 47 points.

Fairfield had two weight class winners. Richard Charlson took first place in the 132-pound weight division and Jacob Espinoza was first at 114 pounds.

Charlson lifted a total of 700 pounds. That included a 275-pound squat, a bench press of 115 pounds and a 310-pound dead lift. He beat runner-up Jakob Jankowski of Dawson by 110 pounds.

Wed
19
Dec

Education Foundation awards over $11K

FISD teachers and Education Foundation members paraded through the halls while awarding more than $11,000 to various staff members recently.
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Excitement was in the air Friday, Dec. 14, as the Fairfield ISD Education Foundation awarded over $11,000 in grant money. The grants were presented to all four Fairfield campuses in dramatic fashion as the band marched through the halls while the Education Foundation Board of Directors handed out checks to the recipients. “It is the absolute best day for the board. We are always excited to see the faces on the faculty and students when they receive the grants,” said FISD Education Foundation President Brian Evans. Jennifer Chavers’ junior high students will receive funds for digital discovery programs to connect students with the outside world and learn to problem solve through teamwork.  Fairfield Junior High School was also awarded orb robots that target problem solving and creative thinking through a coding application. This program will be implemented by Kristen Dunlap.

Wed
28
Nov

Eagles lose in Round 2 to Gilmer

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.

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Wed
28
Nov

TxDOT traffic study planned

The intersection U.S. 84 West and Post Oak is a mess of traffic during peak times: 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and 3 to 3:45 p.m. This photo was taken at 7:40 a.m. Monday morning.
Photo by April Walker

After numerous complaints from citizens and concerned parents, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has decided to conduct a Signal Warrant Analysis at the intersection of Post Oak and U.S. 84 West in Fairfield.

There have been accidents at the intersection over the years because of the current flashing caution light combined with a speed limit of 55 MPH. The study will be performed by the TxDOT Traffic Office during February.

“February is a date selected to ensure that school is in session outside of holidays and resources are available to conduct the study,” said Bobby Colwell, TxDOT public information officer.

Wed
14
Nov

Eagles head to playoffs

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
14
Nov

Von Wade earns award

Von Wade cradles his award from the FHS cheerleaders, an Eagle head on a wooden base. The award reads: "With appreciation and gratitude to Von Wade for his continual support of the FHS Cheerleaders. 42 consecutive Homecoming Pep Rallies 1977-2018."
Photo by April Walker

After attending a record 457 consecutive football games, Fairfield High School Principal Von Wade was awarded Friday night for his perfect attendance by six student representatives.  Wade was also awarded by the FHS cheerleaders at the Homecoming Pep Rally for attending 42 consecutive Homecoming Pep Rallies from 1977-2018.

Wade, who has been with the district since 1977, received awards in the past for attending his 250th and 400th pep rallies.

“The 400th was actually for the state semifinal game,” he explained, smiling at the memory.

Wed
31
Oct

Restaurants should stay open late for Eagles fans

By FHS freshman Makensy Isaacs

Wed
31
Oct

Eagles face Rockets Friday

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.

Wed
31
Oct

We're all mad here: Consumer Science classes host Mad Hatter tea party

By Nereyda Espinoza, FHS junior and Eagle Beat reporter.

Photos contributed by Laura Craddick and Eagle Publications

The modern life often takes away from traditional meal-time customs. Family and consumer science teacher Laura Craddick holds an annual Mad Hatter Tea Party for her classes to just have a “polite conversation” without any technology. 

Craddick’s classes held this year’s Mad Hatter party on October 5. The skills developed for this party will apply to both social and private settings.

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