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Lady Eagles place 1st at powerlifting

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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.


Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville

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Lady Eagles pitcher Abby Garcia winds up for a pitch.

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The Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville last Friday, April 26, with a relatively low score loss of 5-6. The game was a post-season match at the Gatesville dugouts. Top scorer’s for the Lady Eagles were: Rebecca Dunlap with two runs, Lauren Adcock, Margo Measles, and Kealie House each with one run, Banner Monico and Margo Measles each with two runs batted in, Carsyn Cox with one strikeout as pitcher, and Abby Garcia with four strikeouts as pitcher. “Our team worked together very well,” said junior Kaitlynn Judd, “but occasionally we wouldn’t start hitting the ball until later in the game or we’d make some errors and it would cause the other team to score.” The game, at first, seemed to be in Fairfield’s favor. However, near the end of the game, Gatesville scored four runs in the sixth inning, which was enough to surpass Fairfield by two points “They simply outhit us.


State meet

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These four girls headed to the state powerlifting meet in Waco Saturday, March 17, with two competing and two as alternates. Senior Jamie Wilkinson lifted well and was in fourth place going into her deadlift when judges ruled she did not make her lifts. Sophomore Madi Isaacs placed 8th of 12 lifters in her weight class. Pictured are (from left) Daeja Harris, Madi Isaacs, Jamie Wilkinson, and Ashlyn Garcia.

Photo by Shae Garcia


Lady Eagles district champs

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These young Fairfield student-athletes and coaches have every reason to be happy as they are the District 18-AAA basketball champions for 2017-18, finishing the regular season with (17-14) (7-1) records. Standing from left are Assistant Coach Tarsha Graves, Kamri Griffin, Josey Richardson, Braden Bossier, Sarah Autrand, and Head Coach Sally Whitaker. Kneeling from left is Britain Bossier, JoAnna Zamora, Belle Johnson, Tanna Lide, Kaylee Adams, Jada Clark, and Emily Knight. Congratulations Lady Eagles and coaches!

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Fairfield girls HOOP Camp proves exciting

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These 30 smiling girls, along with their coaches, attended FHS' annual summer basketball skills camp last week at the JAC in Fairfield. This year's camp was headed by Lady Eagle basketball coach and Girls' Sports Coordinator Sally Whitaker and her able staff.

More than three days of great basketball fun ended this past Thursday at noon, as 30 future Lady Eagle hopefuls finished their final instructions in basic roundball skills and agility training, before engaging in several exciting "hoop" contests. Leading a big cross section of basketball campers from the 1st grade all the way through the 9th were coaches Sally Whitaker, Tarsha Graves, Stacy Bachtel, Amanda Williams, Kayla Davis, Cassey Daniels, and Casey Tuerck -- along with valuable help from current Lady Eagle varsity player Josie Richardson.

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Powerlifters head to state

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Congratulations to these victorious Lady Eagle powerlifters, and Coach Kevin Childers. They placed second in the 4A Division of the Regional Power Lifting meet held last weekend in Fairfield. From left are Lacey Boney, Kali Butler, Coach Kevin Childers, Ashlyn Garcia, Jamie Wilkinson, and Bethany Pruitt. Not pictured is Sarah Richmond and Haley Walls.

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I went to high school way back in the last century…the 60’s, and at my small Class A school, weights weren’t even a mainstay for the football players, who were mostly hard working farm boys, by the way! In that distant, more chivalrous time, we had the audacity to think that girls were the “weaker sex”, and I seriously doubt that lifting weights any heavier than a basketball ever crossed most of their minds! However, one half of a century has come and gone since those simpler times, and girls are now, how shall I put it…tougher! Last Saturday, March 5th, this writer went to his first ever Power Lifting Meet, and it was the Lady Eagles Regional Meet, hosted by Fairfield, at the JAC, the local high school basketball arena.

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