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Lions Fall to Blackcats

Catching up with the rival quarterback is Teague Lion #35 Azaya Patrick.               Sprinting down the field is Teague Lion #15 Jacovy McWilliams during the game against Mexia last week.             The Teague Lions gave up 20 points in the final three minutes of the first half and the Mexia Blackcats kept the lead for the 41-26 win in Teague Friday night. The game had the buildup and it did its part to hold the intensity of the last few years.  Jaylen Gipson scored three touchdowns and first year starter at quarterback Antonio Heard led his offense to keep within a touchdown. Teague took the opening kickoff and drove down for a touchdown.  The running of Jacovy McWilliams took control of the drive.  He ripped off several big runs.  Jaylen Davis capped the drive with a three-yard score.  Ismael Diaz added the point after for the 7-0 lead. Mexia could do nothing in the first quarter and were forced to punt three times in the opening quarter.  Two short kicks gave the Lions great field position in Mexia territory at the 49 and 41 yard lines, but they could not get any more points on the board in the quarter. Late in the first half, Gipson handed off to Jadrian Smith and he broke through the Lion defense...

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Larry Rose III: from Fairfield to Phenom

July, 2013. The Fairfield High School football team is preparing for its upcoming season, deep in the heart of Texas, its home state. With Fairfield being a modest one hour drive down Highway-84 West to Waco, Texas, high school football is everything to the small town of 3,000, like most Texas communities. The Eagles are eager to come back after an 8-4 season that saw the team lose a five-point fourth quarter lead en route to a 42-39 loss to Lorena High School in the Texas State 3-A playoffs. Fairfield thinks they could be better than the year before, in part because they have a running back named Larry Rose III returning. As a junior, Rose carried the ball 116 times for 857 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He was also selected a 1st-team all-district running back in the process, while starting at cornerback for the team as well. Fairfield has been going through summer workouts under the guidance of former Baylor football player Jason Smith, who also spent time in the NFL. The summer workouts with Smith have the Eagles thinking big. “My senior year, we [the senior class] made up our minds to do something special,” says Rose. “Each team from my freshman year on got better and better. Going into high school, Fairfield High wasn’t good at all, but we built the program. He [Smith] came...

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FHS Student Named in All-State Journalism

The University Interscholastic League announced recently that Gracie Awalt from Fairfield High School has been named to the 2015-2016 All-State Journalism Staff. “All-State staff members are those individuals who strive and work hard every day to hone their journalistic skill,” said Jeanne Acton, UIL Director of Journalism. To become a member of the All-State Journalism Staff, students must accumulate points over the year based on their achievements at UIL journalism competition and other writing and publication contests, both statewide and nationwide. Then students apply to UIL to become a member of the staff. Any student who is involved in scholastic journalism in Texas is eligible for the staff. “High school journalism students spend many nights and weekends preparing the school publications for distribution, as well as preparing for writing competitions,” Acton said. “These students deserve recognition for their dedication and drive. Journalism teaches the students not only how to write but also how to communicate.” Texas is one of the fist states to recognize student journalists in this way. The staff was created by the former UIL journalism director, Randy Vonderheid. “I saw a need to recognize these students for their work and success in writing and presentation, and this should be a successful way,” Vonderheid said. The University Interscholastic League was created in 1913 and has grown into the largest interschool organization of its kind in the world....

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County Extension Office Welcomes New Secretary

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT 4-H CLUBS or AgriLife Extension programs, you may have spoken with Sandy Hoeinghaus Owens, Secretary for the Freestone County Extension in Fairfield.  After working 31 years for Social Security in Waco, Sandy began working a little closer to home, beginning the end of April.  She grew up in Stewards Mill and is an alum of Fairfield High School.  Sandy mans the office from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Monday through...

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Area 4-H Clubs Meet

Area 4-H Clubs Back to school also means the start of regular 4-H club meetings.  Here are this year’s 4-H clubs, along with meeting time and contact information. –Dew 4-H: Meets second Tuesday of each month at Dew ISD 4-H Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. Club Manager is Julie Jordan @ 903-388-6164. –Eagle Country 4-H: Meets second Monday of each month at the Fairfield Conference Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. **New Date for 2016-2017 year!** Club Managers are Melissa Benner @ 903-644-0344 and Tiffany Serrato @ 903-390-2918. –Fairfield 4-H: Meets first Monday of each month at Fairfield Civic Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. **September’s meeting will be on September 12th.** Club Managers are Maggie Bonds @ 903-390-5728 and Misty Lewis @ 903-388-3777. –Freestone Community 4-H: Meets the second Sunday of each month at Freestone Community Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Club Managers are Marsha Morgan @ 903-879-0671 and Christi Jo Kimball @ 903-879-3128. –Wortham 4-H: Meets first Wednesday of each month at the Wortham Chamber Building beginning at 6:00 p.m. Club Managers are April Kofnovec @ 254-744-1466 and Amanda Henderson @ 903-390-1089. For more information about 4-H clubs and 4-H programs, call the Freestone County Extension Office at...

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