Author: Scott Batts

FHS Relay Team Breaks School Record at Regional Track Meet

Da’Meka Shed jumped her way into the finals in the 300 meter hurdles and took the top spot and advanced to the State Track and Field Meet in Austin in two weeks. Shed finished third in the preliminaries and qualified for the finals in the event.  She won the event in a photo finish and the times proved as close as the race.  Her time of 44.80 (breaking her own school record) narrowly beat out Jessica Nevils of Hampshire-Fannett.  Nevils came in at 44.81.  Both qualify for the state meet in what should be an entertaining event. Madison Smith...

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County Spring Sports Review

Area teams took to facing the spring and weather to prepare and play for the playoffs. The Fairfield Lady Eagles softball team dropped a pair to Hillsboro on Friday and Saturday.  Hillsboro took game one with a big inning in a 9-7 win and game two was in Fairfield.  Hillsboro powered two fly balls over the fence and withstood a late rally by Fairfield to win the series 9-4. Teague took on Mildred in a pair.  The Lady Eagles dominated game one with a 14-1 game ended by the mercy rule.  Game two was a Mildred Lady Eagle win advancing them to the area round. Wortham golfer Hagan Proulx will take to the links in Austin with his qualifying rounds to earn him a spot in the state golf tournament.  He fired a 76 and 83 to finish seventh overall but Grapeland had four of the top six and their team will head to state and Proulx will compete as an individual medalist. Fairfield baseball will play top five Robinson for the second consecutive season.  The fourth place finishers in District 18-4A will host game one and two of the best of three series.  Game one will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and the second game will starts approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. The Teague Lions, top seed in 18-3A will take on the...

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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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