Where Are The Mules?

When I left the Wayne County Press, I still wanted to be a part of the local sports community. Maybe I even needed it. So, when I decided to use this blog as an outlet for my writing, it was easy to add the Mules coverage to my random other musings and addictions. So, all fall, I covered the Mules whenever I could, moving on from the paper. I have enjoyed the new outlet. It has allowed me to do some new things, and frankly, reach a wider audience. Then, on Monday, the young man who replaced me at the … Continue reading Where Are The Mules?

Crawford, Mule Boys Advance To Cross Country Sectional

With the boys finishing third as a team and Jessie Crawford finishing 17th in the girls race at the West Frankfort Regional, the Fairfield Mules cross country season will continue this Saturday in the Benton Sectional. The Benton boys won the team title easily with 21 points, including four of the top six individual runners. Hamilton County was second at 51 before a drop off to Fairfield at 129 in third. Benton’s Reece Johnson won the boys race in 15:30.1, an average of 5:10 per mile. He won by 24 seconds ahead of Carmi’s Ty Barbre, who doubles as a … Continue reading Crawford, Mule Boys Advance To Cross Country Sectional

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

Conrad Plays In State Golf Tournament; Finished After Day One

Fairfield Mule senior golfer Maverick Conrad placed 59th out of 112 golfers on the first day at the IHSA 1A State golf tournament over the weekend, shooting an 86 on the par-72 course Prairie Vista in Bloomington. Conrad had three double-bogeys, all on par-4s, eight bogeys and seven pars on the day, missing the cut to advance to the second day of the tournament. The Carmi Bulldogs finished fourth as a team, behind Breese Mater Dei, Belleville Althoff Catholic, and Riverdale. Ty Barbre led them with a 12th place 154 over two days, while Oakley Gee was just behind in … Continue reading Conrad Plays In State Golf Tournament; Finished After Day One

Lady Mules Finish BDC Play Undefeated At 10-0; Big Clash On Deck In NCOE

Wrapping up an undefeated Black Diamond Conference season, Chet Snyder’s Fairfield Lady Mules knocked off visiting Carmi Thursday on Senior Night at the Mule Barn. Fairfield won in straight sets, 25-20, 26-24, fighting off challenges in both sets after early leads in both. That moved the Mules to 10-0 in the BDC-East, giving them the title outright for the first time since 2009. They have won conference 10 times since joining the BDC 17 years ago. The victory also moved the Lady Mules to 27-1 overall with their 18th straight win. Their lone loss was to Tolono Unity in the … Continue reading Lady Mules Finish BDC Play Undefeated At 10-0; Big Clash On Deck In NCOE