Author: Scott Batts

Eagles Headed to Regionals: Athletes to Compete in Huntsville

Over a dozen Fairfield tracksters will head to Huntsville’s Bowers Stadium for the Region III meet next weekend. Madison Smith took a first-place finish in the 3200-meter run ahead of teammate Morgan Coleman.  Both ladies will advance to the regional meet.  Smith had already punched a ticket to the regional meet with a third-place finish in the 800-meter run.  She finished behind Jordan Brock of Gatesville and Alana Armstrong of Lorena. Da’Meka Shed will also compete in two events in Huntsville.  She finished third in the 300 meter hurdles.  The event was won by Jade Bontke from Hillsboro and second was Lorena’s Tiffani Peacock.  Shed also finished fourth in the 110 hurdles in a close race won by Sha’rell Houff of Connally. Brandi Carter finished third in the 200-meter dash. Keara Birdow took second in the shot put in an event won by Alesis Juntunen of Lorena.  Josey Richardson finished fourth in the discus and Cali Gawryszewski had a third-place finish in the pole vault.  That event was dominated by Lorena’s Tiffani Peacock by two and a half feet. The mile relay team of Matilda Ohvo, Madison Smith, Da’Meka Shed and Iesha Jenkins finished third behind teams from LaVega and Connally. Tarrance Rischer dominated his second consecutive meet with a win in the shot put.  He completed the event with a foot and half margin over Kedrick James of...

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County Runners Advance in Competition

A few of track athletes in Freestone County qualified for regional track meets.  Teague area athletes will head to Hart Patterson track complex in Waco at Baylor University and Wortham area runners will take to Palestine High School.  All meets are next weekend. Teague Lady Lion Lizette Aguilera was a big winner in the area meet last week with a second-place finish in the 1600-meter run.  The event was won by Erin Derden of Rice.  She also finished second in the 3200-meter run also won by Derden. Teague Lady Lion Kylie Persons finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. Monica Guerrero took a fourth-place finish and was two inches shy of third in the shot put.  Macy Guerrero finished third in the triple jump. The Lady Lion sprint relay finished third in a close race behind Malakoff and Palestine Westwood and fourth in the 4×200 behind Westwood, Elkhart and Malakoff. Jaquaylin Daniels sprinted to a photo finish in the 110 meter hurdles.  Dawson Adams of Buffalo edged Daniels by 0.04 of a second. Jaylon Davis was second in the 400-meter dash in an event won by Crane Cash of Leon.  He finished fourth in the triple jump as well. Maverick Jewell took third in the 200-meter dash. Tra’gary Mcquirter finished third in the 300 meter hurdles.  Marcus Williams qualified with a fourth-place finish in the shot put and discus. The...

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Eagle Track Team Shines in Palestine Meet

The Fairfield Eagle track teams took a district title and a runner up position at the District 18-4A meet at Palestine High School last week.  The top four finishers in each event move onto the area meet in Lorena on Wednesday. Da’Meka Shed (Pictured at top) advanced as the winner in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.  She finished ahead of Chloe Olvera of Madisonville in both events. Kaitlynn Judd finished fourth in the 300 hurdles.  Shed also finished second in the triple jump and was only three inches from the winning jump from Dominique Lacy of Palestine....

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County Track Teams Compete in District Meet

Teague and Wortham track teams competed in district and several advanced to the area meets.  Teague will host the area meet and Wortham teams will travel to Riesel for their next competition Jaylon Davis and Tayvis Coleman took the top two spots in the triple jump and were separated by a half inch.  Davis also finished second in the 400-meter dash. Marcus Williams won the shot put and finished second in the discus.  Daniels finished second in 100 meter hurdles.  McQuirter took a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles. The Teague 4×200 relay of Patrick, Coleman, Jewell and Heard won the district title with a photo finish over Elkhart.  The mile relay team finished second and the sprint relay finished third. Daniels took a fourth-place finish in the high jump. Angel finished fourth in the 3200-meter run and third in the mile. McNett finished fourth in the 800-meter run. Aguilera dominated the 3200-meter run with a 35 second win over Salley of Leon.  She had an equally easy time in the mile with a big first place finish and Arrezola finished fourth. The Teague sprint relay finished third and fourth in the 4×200.  The mile relay also qualified for area with a fourth-place finish. Guerrero finished third in the triple jump and third in the shot put.  Arrezola finished third in the 800-meter run.  Person finished third in the...

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Bulldogs Improve Playoff Position

The Wortham Bulldogs have won four games in a row and continue to improve in the baseball standings this spring. The edged out a 5-1 win in Dawson on Friday lead the Dawson Bulldogs by a game and a half with two games remaining. Braxton Whaley pitched six strong innings and has a pair of singles and a walk with two rbi in the win.  Cole Shivers reached base three times and scored two runs  Ethan McCosllin added an rbi in the fifth inning to cushion the lead. Mart and Riesel sit on top of the district standings.  The Indians have two district losses and both of them are to Wortham. Wortham hosts Coolidge on Tuesday and travels to Mount Calm on Friday and then it faces district leading Mart at home on April...

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