Category: Sports

Fairfield Lady Bandits Earn Championship

Fairfield Lady Bandits soccer team takes home the title of League Champions following a long and hard-fought season in the Waco HOT Association. The Bandits are a girls’ soccer team that has been in existence since 2010. Each player was born in 2005, 2006, or 2007; and they have been participating in the Waco HOT Association for the past three seasons with sporadic success. This season however, the team came together; and after an opening day 2-1 loss versus the Mustangs, playing with two girls short, the Bandits went on to win the rest of their games of the...

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Lions & Bulldogs Season Ends in Area Playoff

The Teague Lions and Wortham Bulldogs ended their season with defeats in the area round of the baseball playoffs. The Lions travelled to Madisonville to take on the Franklin Lions. The skies were threatening but the game started on time. Teague got a two out single from Jaylon Davis and scored on a Brad Smith single to take a 1-0 lead. Franklin shortstop Avery Archibald had a lead-off walk and scored on a single by Colton Shields to tie the game. Both teams got to the third inning when lightning struck behind home plate and the umpires cleared the field at 7:40pm. The teams agreed the game could not be completed so they would resume at 5pm on Friday. The Franklin Lions resumed the next day and the offense produced well and propelled them to an 8-4. Wortham travelled to Waco Veteran’s Park to take on state-ranked Bosqueville. The Bulldogs from Bosqueville scored in each inning and run-ruled the Wortham Bulldogs, 11-1. In the first inning, Timothy Brummett singled and right fielder Cason Bradberry launched a shot to the gap into right centerfield for an inside the park home run for a 2-0 lead. Errors cost the Bulldogs runs in the second and third and a four run fifth closed out the 11-1 win. Kolby Clark got the win on the mound and Michael McGlone took the loss. Game...

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Area Results for State Track & Field Meet

Fairfield Runner Takes 4th Place   Area track athletes competed in the UIL State Track and Field Meet at the Mike A. Myers Complex on the University of Texas campus. Tashundra Reeves of Mexia competed in the 4A girls shot put.  She had the eighth best qualifying throw heading into the finals.  Her first throw of the final round sailed to a distance of 41’ 6.5” and that was good enough for a silver medal.  She edged Lauryn Dixon of Princeton for the second place finish.  Priscill Adejokun of Melissa took the state title. Fairfield star Da’Meka Shed competed in the 300 meter hurdles.  She had already claimed the school record with a photo finish in the regional and it was set to be a fast race.   Her race would lower the mark to a tougher time with a school record setting 44.65.  That time was good for a fourth place finish.  Jaycee Panell of Godley ran a 44.33 and won the event.  Shed was edged out by Jessica Nevils of Hampshire-Fannett(44.51) and Mackenzie Molina of Lake Worth(44.64). Jaylon Davis of Teague played baseball the night before and took the long trip to Austin to compete in the 3A 400 meter dash.  His time of 50.80 was good for a sixth place finish.  Will Anderson of East Bernard won the event with a 48.00. Palestine Westwood sprinter Xavier Billups...

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Teague & Wortham Advance in Baseball Playoffs

The Teague Lions and Wortham Bulldogs dominated the bi-district round and will play in the area baseball playoffs. Teague took on the Blooming Grove Lions with the first game in Blooming Grove. Jaylon Davis took the mound and won the first game 11-3. He walked the bases loaded in the fourth inning and got a ball hit back to the mound and throw to third for a double play. A groundout to second ended the inning with Teague ahead 6-1. The Lions added insurance in the latter innings. Davis has finished an eventful year athletically. He was injured in...

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