Lady Mules Look To Follow In Footsteps With New Cast

A lot of teams can point to the 2021 sports season and wonder what if? It could be the next Marvel season on Disney Plus. Case in point: Chet Snyder’s Fairfield Lady Mules volleyball squad. An experienced and talented group went 21-3 on the year. Their only 2A loss on the year was a road defeat at Carmi with two starters out. Still, they never got a chance to test their mettle in the playoffs with the Covid-shortened season. “Talent-wise, that was my team with the most potential to make a run, yes. It was a crazy spring. We played … Continue reading Lady Mules Look To Follow In Footsteps With New Cast

Expectations Again High For Mules Coming Off Undefeated Season

When Justin Townsend took over as the head coach for the Fairfield Mules football team 21 years ago, they were coming off three straight 1-8 seasons. A realistic goal was to simply be more competitive. Wins were an afterthought. They won the first game of his first year, matching their win totals from previous three years in the first game. And it would be nice if that was a turning point, and the Mules were an instant powerhouse.  But, no, the evolution was slower than that. “In that first year, when we won our week-one opener, you would have thought … Continue reading Expectations Again High For Mules Coming Off Undefeated Season

Mules Finish BDC Play 9-0 For Third Straight Year; Draw Alton Marquette In Playoffs

Facing their toughest challenge yet in their final regular season game, Justin Townsend’s Fairfield Mules finished off their third straight undefeated regular season with a 35-13 win at the rival Eldorado Eagles. The final score looks like a blowout, but … Continue reading Mules Finish BDC Play 9-0 For Third Straight Year; Draw Alton Marquette In Playoffs

BDC Cross Country Meet Held In Hamilton County

Competing at Dolan Lake in Hamilton County Thursday, the Fairfield Mules finished third in the four-team Black Diamond Conference boys cross country meet. The host Foxes easily won the team title with 24 points, followed by Vienna in second with 56. The Eagles edged Fairfield by two points, while Goreville finished fourth with 86. In the girls’ meet, Goreville won easily as well, with 27 points. Hamilton County was second with 30 and Chester was third with 79. The Lady Mules did not have enough for a team score. The Foxes had three of the first four finishers in the … Continue reading BDC Cross Country Meet Held In Hamilton County

Gilbert, Defense Lead Mules To 2-0 Start

Fairfield senior wingback Wyatt Gilbert busted loose for 170 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while coordinator Donnie Lyons’ defense put up their second shutout in as many weeks this season, leading Justin Townsend’s Mules to a 40-0 road win at Johnston City. The Mules scored 20 points in the first quarter alone, and had a running clock for the entire fourth quarter as they won their 22nd straight BDC game. They continue their march toward the conference record of 26 straight, currently held by Johnston City. Fairfield dominated every facet of the game, running for 356 yards and adding 58 … Continue reading Gilbert, Defense Lead Mules To 2-0 Start