The “Times” - February 28, 2012
Sports Teague Lions Powerlifting FHS Coach Promoted School Board Names New Athletic Director “I want to see the athletes
excel in all aspects of their lives: on the field or court, in the classroom and within the community. I want them to become well rounded individuals,” stated the new Fairfield Athletic Director/ Head Coach, John Bachtel, when asked for his aspirations for the players. The Fairfield Independent
RESulTS FROM ThE lAST quAliFyinG MEET FEBRuARy 23, 2012 AT FAiRFiElD hiGh SChOOl
Kelton Henderson David Calixtro Jose Diaz
Coy Jordan Ty Tunstall Ben Long
Stepanie Torres Griselda Calixtro
Brittnee Ransberger Kirby Cooper Morgan Sims
Team Totals - Boys Teague 7-7-5-5-2 = 26 Bullard 7-5-5-2 = 19
Chapel Hill 7-5-3-1-1=17 Ennis 7-3-2-1 = 13 Belton 5-3-3-2= 13 Coriscana 7-5 = 12 Tolar 7=7
Westwood 5-2 =7 Malakoff 5=5 Mexia 3=3
Fairfield 2-1=3 Brownsboro =0
The Teague girls’ regional meet will be March 2, 2012 at Canton High School. Teague boys’ regional meet will be March 10, 2012 at Rusk High School. Team Coach is Glen Tunstall.
Wortham Continued from Page 1-B
Sophomore post Kyle Chasteen
had by far his best night in a Wortham uniform. He scored two baskets in the third quarter and made 7-12 free throws and the Bulldogs held off the Eagles 67-65. Valley Mills hit a shot with under ten seconds to go but fouled Warren apparently thinking they were down but the game was tied at 65-65. Warren hit both free throws and the comeback was stopped when Daniel
Trantham intercepted the throw in and the clock ran out. Warren scored 20 in the game
and Chasteen doubled his season high with 17 points and seven rebounds. Rhodes added nine in the win. Wortham was to face Kerens
in the area round at Blooming Grove and the Bulldogs went in as a decided underdog. Kerens had defeated Wortham 57-31 in the season opener and were playing well. They jumped out to a 24-8 first quarter lead and had to make that hold as the Bulldogs won the three remaining quarters but were
Wortham Baseball Final Registration
Wortham Baseball’s final registration will be Monday, March 5, 2012, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the WISD Cafe- teria followed by a coaches meeting at 7:00 p.m. and a board meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Online registration is avail- able at www.leaguelineup.
com/worthambaseball. This year’s officers are: president Billy Perez, 903- 388-2448; vice-president David Langley, 903-394- 0377; secretary Leona Lewis, 903-388-2018; and treasurer Mary Shivers, 903-388-4704.
unable to overcome the first quarter lead. The bulldogs took one point
off the lead heading into the half and two more off at the end of the third. Kerens held off two times when the Bulldogs pulled to within seven. Warren caught fire in the fourth, scoring 17, when he hit three from downtown and was fouled on another. Wortham could not get closer than seven thanks to good foul shooting by the Bobcats in the final frame. Wortham (21-12) got 24 points
from Cooper Warren and Kyle Chasteen scored seven points but again had a stellar rebounding game. The Bulldogs could be poised
for a good season next year as coach Owen Clifton completes his first season at Wortham. They claimed a tournament championship at Coolidge and finished with trophies in Buffalo and Axtell. This team is young and has been to the postseason and claimed a victory. That win Is the first by a boys team in any sport since the baseball team won a playoff game in 2008. Scott Batts, reporting.
Total 1505 1170 1380 1125 1160 1130 485 410 675 665 565
Place 1st 1st
2nd 2nd 4th 9th 1st
2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd
Team Totals - Girls Rusk 7-7-7-3-3-3-5=35 Teague 7-5-5-3-3=23 Malakoff 7-7-3-2-1=20 Fairfield 5-5-5-2-1=18 Brownsboro 7-5-3=15 Westwood 7-3-3-2=15 Chapel Hill 7-7=14 Athens 7-3-1-1=12 Bullard 5=5
School District Board of Trusties took approximately 30 minutes, Wednesday, February 22nd, deliberating behind closed doors, before coming back into open session. Trustee Traci Ezell immediately made the motion, Trustee Kevin Benedict seconded it, and it was followed by a unanimous vote.
The Board set his annual
salary at $78,000, and began the position immediately. However, Bachtel will continue to teach four history classes each day until school is out. Bachtel brings with him a
solid background. Among his accomplishments is heading up a successful athletic program at Bosqueville High School for 4 years. Coach Bachtel comes from
a family of coaches. His dad, Kent Bachtel, whom he played under in high school (offensive/ defensive line), as well as an uncle and cousin have all been Athletic Director/Head Coaches. Bachtel was promoted “from within,” something that happens rarely.
Bachtel indicated that,
besides his contributing to the success of the programs, the support of the athletes showing up at the board meeting where he was named interim athletic director, and the coaches who were there when he was actually voted in, may have contributed. In addition, former Athletic Director/Head Coach Darrell Piske recommended him for the position. “It was neat working with
Darrell; he is a great friend, and I really miss him being here,” Bachtel indicated. “Fairfield has a neat family
atmosphere – a big family of brothers, sisters, and kids. The kids are like your own kids,” he revealed. His immediate family consists
of his wife, Stacy, a P.E. teacher at Fairfield Intermediate; daughter, Kaci, an eighth grader at Fairfield Junior High; and 5th grader, Ty, who attends the intermediate school. “I feel blessed to get the position. A lot of prayers were offered from family and others in the community. It is neat to see God work in things,” Bachtel shared.
Mary McDonald reporting. _________________________
Eagles Face Good Talent in Franklin Tournament The Fairfield Eagles faced
some good teams in the early part of the baseball season in the Franklin Tour- nament. Limited playing due to weather conditions made this an experimental time for head coach Bill Crawford. The Eagles got in three
games in the tournament and opened against the Lex- ington Eagles and lost 7- 4. They were shut out by the Anderson-Shiro Owls 7-0 and faced fifth ranked Franklin and were defeated 11-1. In the first game, Fair-
field took a 2-1 lead in the second inning. With 2-outs, Cullen Lyles drew a walk. He moved to second on a wild pitch and stole third base. An errant throw into left field allowed Lyles to score the tying run. Then Chance Carroll followed with a single and moved to second on a stolen base. A single by Colby Minze drove in Carroll. But Lexington would take
the lead for good with a 6-run fourth inning. Fair- field added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Lyles drove in Dane Black-
wood with a single in the fifth and Blackwood drove in Minze in the sixth inning with a single. “I was proud of the fact that
we never gave up. We just came up a little short,” said Coach Crawford. In the second game, The
Eagles allowed 4 runs in the second as Anderson-Shiro cruised to a 7-0 win. In the last game of the tour- nament, Fairfield allowed 6 runs in the first as Franklin run-ruled the Eagles, 11-1. Fairfield got on the board in the 4th inning when Connor Armstrong reached on a walk, stole second, moved to third on a diving catch by Frank- lin’s right fielder. He would score on a wild pitch. “It was a good tournament
to get our feet wet. We didn’t get the outcomes we would like, but we saw some good
pitching and hitting teams. We needed to see some game action since our field has been so wet. I was proud of the effort. We committed too many errors. But everything we did wrong is something that will be fixed with play- ing experience. We just have to figure out how to get away from the one big inning that seems like it haunts us every game. We are still trying to identify our leaders. When we figure that out and figure out our swings, we will be a very solid team. How good, will depend on our leaders,” stated Coach Crawford. This is a great tournament
each year and the Eagles look to take on some of the top talent in Central East Texas. Fairfield will have a tourna- ment this weekend at the Central Tournament. Scott Batts, reporting.
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