Sports

XC girls win in Ennis

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The Fairfield Lady Eagles collected another cross-country team victory this past Saturday, defeating Palmer and Scurry Rosser at the Ennis Lions Den Invitational at Jaycee Park. Total points for the Lady Eagles was 29, edging out Palmer (35) and Scurry Rosser (66) in the scorebox due to five quality finishes.

Lady Bulldogs victorious

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With five consecutive district championships under their belt, the Wortham volleyball team began the quest for six in a row with a five-set victory at home against Axtell on Friday afternoon. Wortham won the fifth and deciding game, 15-6, to clinch the victory.

Bulldogs get bye week before district

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Before the season began, Wortham Coach Chad Coker set up his team’s football schedule so they would have an off week before beginning district play. However, with concerns about potential game cancellations due to COVID-19, the district’s coaches were told to re-do their schedules so the bye week was at the end of the season in case any games had to be made up.

Spiking the competition

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Breyunna Dowell (above) strikes the ball for the Fairfield Lady Eagles during their straight-set victory over Teague Sept. 15.

TX corn expectations above average

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The Texas corn crop has reached the midway point, and expectations are for an above-average crop, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Ronnie Schnell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Bryan-College Station, said 2020 delivered mixed results for Texas producers due to unfavorable weather conditions.