Category: Sports

FHS Power Lifter Brings Home First Place from State Meet

Over 19,000 pounds were lifted by Freestone County athletes during the State Meets over the last two weekends. Special congratulations go to Jacob Gomez of Fairfield High School, who took First Place in his class. With their combined efforts, the Fairfield Boys team earned 6th place in the 2017 State competition. Results for the county’s athletes are as follows: GIRLS MEET –Wortham TAAVYONNE FELDER took 6th place in the 198 weight class, with 10 other competitors. She lifted 300 lbs. in the squat, 135 lbs. in the bench press, and 315 lbs. in the dead lift. Total – 750 lbs. –Teague BEKAH PARKS took 9th place in the 181 weight class, with 19 competing. She lifted 375 lbs. in the squat, 190 lbs. in the bench press, and 330 lbs. in the dead lift. Total – 895 lbs. KENLEE GAUNTT took 9th place in the 220 weight class, with 13 competing. She lifted 380 lbs. in the squat, 230 lbs. in the bench press, and 345 lbs. in the dead lift. Total – 955 lbs. –Fairfield JAMIE WILKINSON took 8th place in the 181 weight class, with 16 competing. She lifted 385 lbs. in the squat, 220 lbs. in the bench press, and 290 in the dead lift. Total – 895 lbs. HAYLEY WALLS took 11th place in the 97 weight class, with 16 competing. She lifted 230 lbs....

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Meet Fairfield’s New High School Cheerleaders

Fairfield High School’s Varsity Cheerleading Squad for the 2017-2018 school year are: (above back row, l-r) Kayelee Adams, Emi Bonner, Edith Cockerell, Kourtney Crocker, Daeja Harris, Madi Isaacs, Katie Judd, and Melanie Pina; (front row, l-r) Captain – Sarah Richmond, Alexis Rodriguez, Cate Scott, Madison Smith, Trista Thornburgh, and Mascot Paige Allen.     THE 2017-2018 Jr. Varsity Cheer Squad for Fairfield High School are: (right back row, l-r) Emily Chavers, Calla Childers, Carsyn Cox, Savannah Ellis, and Harli Hunt; (front row, l-r) Jenny Pina, Kelli Jo Richardson, and Rileigh White. (Photos...

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Teague Lady Lions, Coach Named by Super Cen-Tex

Even though the Lady Lions remarkable basketball season has ended, awards are steady coming in. Super Cen-Tex named the following THS athletes: Ashley Nickleberry – 1st team KaDaja Nickleberry – 1st team Destanee Roblow – 2nd Team Cady Drake – Honorable Mention. “This is a huge honor for these young ladies to receive its well-deserved and I’m proud of them,” says Coach Nickleberry. In addition, the Super Cen-Tex awarded Coach Chris Nickleberry the Coach of the Year award. “I’m humbled and grateful, all in one; just blessed with the opportunity to coach great kids and work for an awesome school district,” says Coach Nickleberry. “This is a great honor to be recognized among so many great coaches in area thanks to all who found me worthy of this honor.” TABC also released its All-Region team, naming Ashley Nickleberry and KaDaja Nickleberry to the...

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Texas HS Coaches Announce 2017 Hall of Honor Inductees

The 2017 Hall of Honor Inductees have been approved at the March meeting of the THSCA Board of Directors.  The inductees will be honored at the THSCA Hall of Honor Luncheon sponsored by Balfour, in Houston on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel at 1:00 pm. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the annual THSCA Coaching School and Convention which will take place July 23-26, 2017 in Houston.  Tickets to the luncheon are $40 each and can be purchased from the THSCA Office or at the luncheon.  Hall of Honor Inductees are: James Cameron began his head coaching career in 1967 at McKinney HS where he took his initial team to the state finals with a record of 11-1-1.  After a brief college coaching career, he returned to high school in 1976 at Rockwall HS, taking a program that had just moved from 3A to 4A and leading them to a six-year record of 48-14-1, culminating in a state semifinal appearance in 1981. His last two coaching stops were at Kilgore and Sulphur Springs where he amassed a 112-37 record. The last ten years of his coaching career, his teams qualified for the state playoffs every year and his cumulative record over 26 years as a head coach was 205-79-9.  James Cameron died suddenly of a massive heart attack on April 1, 1995. Don Clayton opened...

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Teague Athletes Make All-State Team

The Texas Girls Coaches Association named it all-state team on last week. The association selects 40 girls throughout the state and Teague’s Ashley and KaDaja Nickleberry were among the girls chosen. “This is a huge honor to be recognized at this level,” says Coach Chris Nickleberry. “They’ve put the work and time in, and its starting to pay off.” “I’m proud as a coach and dad,” says Coach Nickleberry. Ashley finished the year averaging 12.1 points, 6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 7 steals per game. KaDaja finished the year averaging 17.3 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals per game. KaDaja also was selected as an alternate in the TGCA All-Star game, which will played in July. She will get to play if a player declines to play. District 18 two other All-State selections Jordan Jenkins (Buffalo) and Jalie Dawson...

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