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Eagles lost to Cougars in valiant defensive effort

Fairfield Coach John Bachtel greets his kicker, Tyler Haynes (20) after the Eagles' first touchdown of the game.

Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield’s gridiron fortunes fell to 2-3 in non-district games Friday night, Sept. 29, in China Spring, but the Eagles are nevertheless approaching their bye week and district schedule with much-deserved confidence and anticipation. The Eagles have played one of the top-10 toughest non-district schedules in all of Class 4A (186 teams), according to the computer rankings of Max Preps. Now, as Fairfield Coach John Bachtel noted, “We have almost two weeks of practice to prepare and get healthy for the district-opener in Salado, on October 13.” He also said, “The area football experts tell us that the Eagles from way down south I-35 are the district’s best team.” Last Friday at Cougar Stadium, the Fairfield Eagles came out like they were Jack, the proverbial “Giant Killer,” especially on defense, as Coach Kevin Childers’ charges forced last year’s Class 4A-DI quarterfinal champions to punt three times in the first quarter.


Parent who lost son to suicide reacts to suggested suicide screening for teens

Johnathan Childers

Estephany Escobar, Reporter/KXXV.com

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a report with guidelines for family doctors to screen teens for suicide risks.

This comes after new information shows suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to 19, according to the report.

The report states primary care pediatricians should be comfortable screening patients for suicide, mood disorder and substance abuse and dependence. The risk factors for suicide include, history of sexual abuse, parental mental health problems and family history of suicide attempts. Social and environmental risk factors, include, bullying, impaired parent-child relationship and social isolation.

One of the methods doctors could use include interviewing teens separately from the parent. In addition, doctors are also advised to parents and others, as appropriate.


FHS sends three to state track meet

Fairfield senior Tyrin West (pictured at left) set a new school record in the 400M Dash, and collected a silver medal at the 4A-Reg. III track meet last week at Bearcat Stadium in Huntsville. He and fellow senior Ryan Coleman, silver medal winner in the discus, will advance to the State Meet in Austin along with Lady Eagle Iesha Jenkins in the 400M Dash.

Photo by Stony Coffman

Another successful track season wears down to a close with the Eagle boys team sending seniors Tyrin West and Ryan Coleman to the State Meet in Austin, as well as Lady Eagle senior Iesha Jenkins!
The boys finished 10th, with 23 points, and the girls 6th, with 34 points in a field of over 40 schools competing in region 3-4A.
A tremendous effort!
West, Coleman, and Jenkins each earned silver medals for their efforts, with Coleman also placing fourth in the Shot Put, and West sixth on the 4 by 400 relay team.

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Fairfield thinclads soar to wins at area meet

These outstanding Fairfield student-athletes and coaches represent the 2016 Class 4A-Area track champions. In no particular order are Coaches Stephen Heers (girls coordinator and head track), Stony Coffman (boys head track), Dennis Johnson, Wilbert Hunter, Michael Mooneyham, and Kristy Sweatman; girls track team members are Kim Hayes, Iesha Jenkins, Madison Smith, Alexis Rodriguez, Victoria Donohoo, Abby Chaidez, Martina Mills, DaMeka Shed, Brandi Carter, Dani German, DeErika Canady, Tanna Lide, Keara Birdow, Lauren Cole, and Kaci Bachtel; boys track team members are Tyrin West, Slady Harkam, Kolby Adams, Kam Ransom, Kendall Crocker, Roderick Larkin, A.J. Polk, Grant Hubbert, Terrance Rischer, Ryan Coleman, and Jarret Carpenter.

Photo by Roy Peterson

The highly successful Lady Eagle and Eagle track teams put one more notch in their championship belts this past week, taking good advantage, as winners do, of the familiarity of their "home turf."

After both teams won District Crowns the previous week, they did the same again in the 4A-Waco Region Area Meet, with both teams winning the meet in the very last event of the day!

The girls went into the 4 by 400M relay down by four points to Lorena and garnered the bronze medal to win the meet, 121 to 113, as Lorena didn't have a team in the race. DaMeka Shed finished in second place for high point girl, with 24 points, behind Duke track signee Tracy Janders' phenomenal 38!


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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