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Fairfield winter sports off to a good start

Drake D'Angelo
Emmitsburg Dispatch

(1/17) As the winter sports season hits the midway point, Fairfield High School has not only accomplished some of the goals set in preseason, but it is on the way to build on this success for the second half. Fairfield has three winter sports programs including boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling. Each of these teams has been successful and will continue to be successful to the end of the season.

The boys basketball team had been in a slump for the past two seasons going 0-48 over that period. The boys program started the season at the Nighthawk Tip-Off Tournament at Hanover High School and defeated the host school, Hanover, 54 to 52 to end their slump. This big win lifted their spirits and put them on the winning track. Currently the boys basketball team has four victories (Hanover twice, Kennard Dale, and Biglerville). Seniors Chet Sanders and Josh Donaldson lead the Knights in points and we’re hopeful this team will make the play-offs.

The girls basketball program has been one of the most-successful programs at Fairfield High School over the past five years. Following the guidance of first year Head Coach Andy Stoner, the Lady Knights won the Harrisburg Christian Tip-Off Tournament. The Lady Knights are lead by seniors Chelsea Harbaugh and Lauren Hummel. Chelsea is the leading scorer (averaging just over 10 points per game).
The Fairfield Knight wrestling program is in the fourth year of varsity competition.

First Year Head Coach Bruce Kocsis has had the Knight wrestlers working hard to improve every day. Even though the program is young, the Knights have had some great individual success. Sophomore Dylan Ferguson qualified for the PIAA District III Tournament last season as a freshman, and is on his way again this year with a 12-2 record. Freshmen Kyle Flohr has also helped the team with a 10-4 record. Ferguson, Flohr and Senior Nathan Blinn have seen the fruits of their labor and look forward to qualifying for the district meet.

Come out to the Fairfield High School Gym to support the Knights in basketball and wrestling. For up to date schedules, directions, and scores visit www.highschoolsports.net.

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