Little guys and gals from around the area hit the mats one more time before the State Competition next week in Lewistown. The Fairfield and Simms wrestling clubs put on the Rocky Mountain  on Saturday at Great Falls High.  The tournament consisted of 3 rounds of wrestling, ages 5-13.

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Another wrestling season has come to a close and, for this wrestling mom, the end of her son’s high school wrestling career. I think we can call the 2018-2019 wrestling season a success. I wondered on the drive back from Billings this year how we define that in the sport wrestling. What is a…

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“Once the whistle blows and the battle begins, you’re in the moment.” Matt McDonough. The 2019 Northern Class B/C Divisional Wrestling tournament commenced on Saturday, February 2nd in Cut Bank. The results of this bracketed, double elimination tournament determine which four wrestlers from …

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It is a saying among the Fairfield Eagle Wrestlers that, “All matches are just ‘practice’ until Divisionals.” With the Northern Class B/C Divisionals in Cut Bank approaching next weekend on Saturday, February 2nd, the Eagle Wrestlers had one final opportunity during the competitions this las…

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Editor’s Note - I suppose this is one of those instances that gets filed under “Ain’t Technology Grand!” This article should have run last week, but between DropBox, iCloud, e-mail, cell-phone texting (ugh!) and the increasingly hectic Monday deadline, this article never made it onto the pri…

The Fairfield Eagle wrestlers began their work at home this week, hosting a multi-team mixer on Thursday evening. Teams from Cut Bank, Choteau, Conrad, Valier, Harlem, Fort Benton/Big Sandy, Poplar, Malta, Simms, Shelby, Wolf Point, Belt and Cascade met in the Fairfield gymnasium for a two-r…

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The Fairfield Public Library held its 2nd Annual Christmas Story Time last Wednesday. Mr. Allen read a couple of books and then Fauneil Purcell sang several songs with the group. To end the hour the kids decorated Christmas cookies in the shape of mittens, trees, and snowflakes. Thank you to…

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Note: Les Meyer of Fairfield is one of the winningest high school football coaches in Montana and led the Eagles last month to the program’s third Class B state championship since 2011. Also the Fairfield superintendent, he has also guided the Eagles to five runner-up finishes in Class B and…

The wildland fire smoke that has been plaguing the region for several weeks gave way this past weekend to soaking rains and cloudy skies, but the rain came to an end in time for Augusta to come out in support of the Augusta Elks for the homecoming parade.

The Fairfield Sailfish headed to Lewistown with three things on their minds. The younger Sailfish wanted to swim their best and hang out with friends. The older Sailfish had a third goal, to bring home the illustrious three peat state championship. With 6 out of the 8 state qualifiers swimmi…

The meet before divisionals is typically a stressful two days. Coaches are trying to make final decisions on which three events their athletes have the best chance of advancing to state in. This meet was no different for the Sailfish coaches as eight out of ten swimmers on the team had no de…

Does an alternative training method help or hurt swimmers as they race against the clock and fellow competitors? That question was put to the test by Brooke and Alexis McWilliams as they opted out of time in the pool to instead spend two days this past week hiking more than 15 miles of stren…

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on an antelope shot about seven miles south of Augusta near the Rocky Mountain Front.

The 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships were held June 25 - June 30 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the Heartland Public Shooting Park.  4-H youth from across the country competed in compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzle loa…

Last Tuesday, the Fairfield Lions Club project to replace the old tennis courts got underway with the town crew removing portions of the fence so that the equipment could be brought in to remove the old pavement surface installed 40 years ago. In one day, quite a bit of progress had already …

Fairfield businesses and individuals are encouraged to sponsor “Free Swim Days” at this pool this summer. The cost to sponsor the pool for a day is $150.00. To reserve your day, contact Tammie Comer at the Fairfield Town Office by calling 467-2510. The Sun Times will publish a list of “Free …

On June 17th, the words, “Swimmers take your mark” once again rang through the air in Choteau. It had been a long 17 years and the Choteau Lions Swim Team was ready to put on a meet to remember. With 260 swimmers from as far away as Glendive competing for the first pool records in a brand ne…

Summer is here and for the Fairfield swim team, the first two meets are in the books. On June 2nd and 3rd, 7 Sailfish hit the road for the highline to race in Harlem. With 94 degree temperatures, the swimmers gladly dove in and some shockingly fast times were earned.

Montana Coaches Association announced last week that Madison Gordon of Fairfield is one of the recipients of a $750 MCA Scholarship to be awarded by MCA at their MCA Awards Program in the Great Falls High Auditorium at 11:30 on August 3rd, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic…

The Great Falls Tribune’s Second Annual Northcentral Montana Sports Award Banquet, sponsored by the Benefis Health System, was held Monday, May 22nd at the Heritage Inn of Great Falls.  There were several honored Student-Athletes and their families in attendance.  These high school athletes …

“Running.  No half times, no time outs, no substitutions.  It must be a true sport.”  The Northern Divisional track meet was held in Glasgow this past Saturday.  It was a beautiful, pleasant day – yes, you read that right, probably not 2 adjectives used very often when describing Glasgow’s w…

One of Nike’s slogans goes like this:  ‘Success isn’t given.  It’s earned.  On the track, on the field, in the gym.  With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.”  I am constantly impressed with the desire and drive of our youth and their pursuit of success.  As the school year wraps up, so d…