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Deanna Hall signing!

Fairland High Senior, Deanna Hall, has chosen to continue her academic and running career at Shawnee State University after she graduates in the spring of 2019. She will be signing her commission to the college on December 10th, 2018 at FHS. She invites her family and friends to join her and celebrate her accomplishment. We are very proud of you, Deanna! Go Dragons!
Article by: Haleigh Fuller  

Boys Basketball

The boys' OVC basketball previews took place last Friday. Fairland tipped off at 7:00 P.M. against Coal Grove. After two quarters, the final score was 22-32. Keep up the hardwork, Dragons!
Article by Joel Lambiotte  

Getting ready for the season!

The Girls Basketball team has another exciting season ahead of them, returing under 2-time State Final Four coach, Jon Buchanan. There are 15 girls on the Varsity squad. Their first game is December 3rd against Ironton.
Article by Jesse Lewis  

FHS Cross Country Update

Last week, the FHS Cross Country teams ran at the Regional Meet. Unfortunately, the girls' and boys' teams did not make it past this level. However, McKenna Pannell made it out individually. She will run at the State meet on Saturday, November 3rd at the National Trails Raceway course at 2:15 p.m. She hopes to beat the school record of 19 minutes and 32 seconds. Good luck McKenna! 
Article by Haleigh Fuller

Varsity Football v. Chesapeake

Last week, the Dragon's football team took the victory from the Panthers in the last 30 seconds of the game, making the final score 30-26. This victory allowed the Dragon's to clinch a playoff spot in Divison IV. This is only the 4th time in school history that Fairland has made it to week 11. Since Fairland is the 8th seed, they will play the number 1 seed, St. Clairsville. The Dragon's are hoping to win their first ever playoff game in school history this Saturday at 7:00 at St. Clairsville's stadium. 
Article by Joel Lambiotte 

Basketball is here!

Basketball is just around the corner! With football season coming to an end, FHS is gearing up for basketball tryouts! The girls team tried out last Friday and the FHS boys' tryouts will be Friday, November 2nd. They will be held in the high school gym at 3:00.
Article by Madison Reed

Boys Soccer wrap up!

The FHS Boys Soccer team finished another exciting year under coach Wyant. The soccer team finished with a record of 3-5-3. There will be many players returning next year, and the Dragons are excited about what lies ahead!
Article by Jesse Lewis

Cross Country Update

The Fairland Cross Country team's success rate has been high this year! Last weekend, the boys fell short at Districts and will not be advancing to Regionals. The girls placed 3rd at Districts and have earned a spot in Pickerington for Regionals. The girls are currently ranked in the top 10. The top 6 teams advance onto State. Let's cheer on our girls and wish them the best of luck at their meet!
Article by Robbie McFarland  

Girls Soccer wins Sectional Championship!

For the first time in school history, the Girls Soccer Team won the Sectional Championship! Winning made them move on to the District semi-finals, playing Eastern Brown. The Lady Dragons kept the game 0-0 until half-time. But sadly, Eastern Brown came out with the win. Everyone is super proud of our ladies for coming as far as they did. Congradulations for a successful season!
Article by Karli Fuller

Varsity Football v. Coal Grove

The Dragon's football seniors went out with a bang in their last game at Jim Mayo stadium. The Dragons beat the Coal Grove Hornets 35-13. This week, Fairland plays their rivals down the road, the Chesapeake Panthers. Both teams are coming into week ten with a record of 5-4 and hopeful playoff dreams. Come out and support the Dragons at Chesapeake this Friday! 
Article by Joel Lambiotte  

JV football v. Portsmouth

The FHS JV football team traveled to Portsmouth on Monday. They played well for most of the game, but fell short at the end. They were winning with 4.7 seconds left in the game, but gave up a touchdown and ultimately lost the game. Way to play Dragons! Keep up the hard work!
Article by Gavin Hunt  

Football Senior Night

The Dragon’s football team moves forward to week nine with 4-4 record. They will host Coal Grove Hornets at home for senior night. The seven seniors on the team hope to get an important win during their last time playing at Jim Mayo Stadium.
Article by Joel Lambiotte 

Clayton Thomas Goes to State Golf Tourney

FHS Golf sophomore Clayton Thomas competed in this weekend’s State Golf Tournament. Clayton shot 84-88 for a total of 172. That total landed him a spot in 32 place out of 72. This was a great conclusion to a great season. The team is proud of his dedication this season and hope to see a similar result next year.
Article by:  Reece Bellville 

Boys & Girls Soccer Update

Update: The Girls soccer team had their sectional game against Ironton St. Joe at Chesapeake. After a very intense match, the Dragons won with a score of 3-1 and became sectional champs! This is the first sectional title in school history. The team moves onto districts and will play at Waverly High School on October 24th at 7 p.m. Please come and support your Lady Dragons!
Article by Melia Tubbs
Update: The FHS Girls Soccer team defeated their rival, Chesapeake, and they are 5-0! Next Tuesday, the girls will be playing Ironton St. Joe for the sectional title. The team has been working hard, and they are excited to see what the outcome will be! Also, come out and support the Fairland Boys Soccer team when they play home against Chesapeake on Wednesday, October 10th. 
Article by Karli Fuller  
The boys and girls soccer teams put in the work to be the best!  Both teams recently defeated the Chesapeake Panthers.  The Fairland community couldn't have been more excited!  Win or lose, both teams keep their heads up and continue to fight and represent our school.
Article by Melia Tubbs 

Kelsie Warnock reaches 1000 kills in FHS Volleyball!

After battling, during five sets, the FHS Volleyball Team defeated Coal Grove for their first tournament game. A big congradulations to Senior,Kelsie Warnock, for acheiving her 1000th kill! Come out and support these ladies for their next game on Saturday the 20th. The game will be hosted at South Point High School at 4:00!
Article by Karli Fuller  

Volleyball Update

On October 4th, The FHS Volleyball team defeated Chesapeake in three sets in their Volley For The Cure game. At the game, the team honored all breast cancer survivors along with Candy Haugen, a Fairland student of the class of 2019, and Tanner Harr who is currently battling cancer. In addition to the game, they also used this opportunity as a fundraiser to hold bake sales, sell raffle tickets, and collect donations for a chosen cause. This year the team donated all profits to Tanner Harr. With the help of the Chesapeake Volleyball Team, an enormous $3,400 was raised! 
Article by Abbe Kiritsy  

Friday Night Football

After a fun homecoming week, the Dragon's football team beat the Pointers with an outstanding score of 50-20. It was a perfect opportunity for the young players to play in a varsity game. This week, the Dragons will face off against Portsmouth Trojans at Portsmouth. Although the Trojans are a great team, the Dragons are confident they will come out on top.
Article by Joel Lambiotte  

FHS XC update

On October 20th, the FHS Cross Country team will be racing in the District meet at Rio Grande. This meet determines which competitors will move on to the Regional meet the following Saturday. Both teams are in Division II. The boys will race at 10:30 a.m., and the girls will follow at 11:45 a.m. To qualify for regionals, the boys must place in the top 9 teams or top 36 individually. The girls must place 7th as a team or in the top 28 individually. Good luck to our runners. Go Dragons!
Article by Haleigh Fuller

FHS Boys Soccer Update

The FHS Dragons Soccer team regular season is coming to a close. Monday, the boys played a well-fought game against St.Joseph-Ironton,ending in a tie, 2-2. The Lady Dragons play Chesapeake at home on Tuesday, following with a boys game against Chesapeake on Wednesday at home as well. The girls play one last game on Thursday at Minford, and then it's off to the tournament for both teams. Good luck Dragons!
Article by Luke Colegrove

JV Football v. South Point

The FHS JV team traveled to South Point on Monday, October 8th. Fairland played a pretty good game overall with a final score of 20-6. Fairland proved themselves offensively and preformed well defensively. Everyone at FHS hopes the JV team goes on to win the rest of their games.
Article by Gavin Hunt  

Dragons defeat the Redmen

This week, the Fairland football team will be traveling to Rock Hill to face off against the Rock Hill Redmen.  After losing two straight games to Ironton and Waverly, the Dragons are hungry for a win.  The Redmen's downhill running style should be another challenge for the Dragons, but that is not worrying Fairland because their tough front line is up for the challenge.  Come out Friday night to support the Dragons!
Update:  FHS won the night with a score of 42-35.  It was a tough night filled with hard work and even harder knocks, but the Dragons came out victorious!
Article by Joel Lambiotte 

JV Football v. Ironton

With heavy winds and rain, the JV football team suffered a loss on Monday night against Ironton.  They had a lot of preparation for this game, but just could not pull it off.  The offense struggled, but they worked hard as a team and played good defense.
Article by:  Robbie McFarland 

Girls Golf

This past Friday, the first ever Girls Golf OVC Tournament was held.  There were five teams that participated.  Fairland sent four golfers:  Hanna Shrout, Addi Speed, Mallie Williams, and Olivia Roberts.  This event makes history as it is the first Girls Golf OVC ever in the state of Ohio. Congratulations to Hanna Shrout for shooting a 75 overall and winning the day!
Article by:  Mallie Williams 

Boys Golf

The Fairland High School Golf Team will be in action this Friday (September 21) in the OVC Championship at the Portsmouth Elks Golf Club.  Last year, they took home the first place trophy.  This year, the Dragons have an even better team and have high hopes to win the championship for the second year in a row.  They fell to Gallia in their last match, which brought them their first loss of the season.  The golf team also hopes to repeat history by competing in the district tournament to have another shot at making the state championship.
Article by:  Reece Bellville 
Update: The Boys Golf team will be in action at the sectional tournament this Thursday at Portsmoth Elks Golf Club. The boys will be trying to make it to districts for the second year in a row. Also, the girls will be playing on Friday at Franklin Valley. This is the first full girl's team to go to a sectional tournament. Good luck to both teams this week!  

Fairland Football

The Fairland football team is off to a strong start.  The Dragon's first win came from an impressive score of 42-0 over the Tolsia Rebels.  Week two brought a tougher challenge, the Athens Bulldogs.  Even though the DRagons were predicted to lose, they pulled off a big, exciting win, 35-31, to bump them to a 2-0 record.  A lightning delay on the next Friday postponed the Ironton and Fairland game to Saturday evening.  The Dragons fell short to the Tigers with a score of 23-41. As week four rolls around, the Dragons will travel to Waverly, Ohio to compete with the Waverly Tigers.  We are predicting a close, exciting game, so do not miss it!
Article by Joel Lambiotte  

JV v. Peake

The Fairland Dragon's Junior Varsity Football Team came out with a win over Chesapeake, 32-0.  It started off with a sixty yard touchdown run from Tevin Taylor.  Hunter Brewer then forced a fumble and freshman Casey Hudson took it all the way back for six.  Other notable players include JD Brumfield with two touchdowns and varsity kicker Alec Bruce, who also managed to add another six points to the scoreboard.  Although the Dragons had no luck with field goals, they did manage to capitalize on a two-point conversion by Riley Kazee.  All-in-all, it was a great game for the DRagons, who look to be unstoppable after their second game.  Great game guys, keep up the good work!
Article by Ben Ward 


The high school volleyball team is on the hunt for an OVC title. Head coach, Nathan Speed, and head J.V. coach, Renee Marshall, hate to lose. The girls are 4-0 in the conference and 4-2 overall with losses to Huntington High and Wheelersburg. Bump, Set, Spike, Baby!!!
Article by: Jesse Lewis  


The Fairland boys and girls soccer teams try to show Fairland what soccer truly is! Over the summer, both teams put in work to have a great season. Coach Mark Chafin (girls) and coach Jason Wyant (boys) do their best to win, and are a great asset to the soccer program. Both teams are currently 3rd in the OVC and are making their way up to be champions! 
Article by: Melia Tubbs  

FHS Cross Country

This week, the high school Cross Country team hosted the KOVCCT meet at home. The heavy rain caused the course to become damaged, in result, Coach Wentz had to remodel the course for this meet. During the KOVCCT meet, the top ten high school runners and the first place team from each grade are invited to the KOVCCT banquet, which is hosted at Gattiland, in the spring, to accept their awards. Overall, the boys' team placed third and the girls' team placed first. On Saturday September 29th, the dragons will be racing at the Piketon Invitational and hope to run their personal records on this fast course. 

Boys and Girls Soccer Update #2

The Fairland High School girls and boys varsity soccer teams were in action Tuesday night at South Point. The lady dragons came home with a 3-1 win with one goal from Erinn Hayden and two goals from Madi Miller. The boys also came home with a 3-2 win, with a short goal from Mason Fannin and a set of goals from deep for Layne Jordan and Christian Italiano. The boys are currently ranked 2nd in the OVC and can steal first with a win over Rock Hill next Tuesday. 
Article by: Ben Ward 

Volleyball Senior Night

On Thursday, September 27th, the Fairland High School Volleyball team will be honoring their four seniors- Kelsie Warnock, Allie Marshall, Adrianna Hoffman, and Natalie Wireman, at their home game. During their Senior Night, the team will be taking on Coal Grove, with thier JV starting at 5:30. At the game, the team will be selling baked goods and tickets for thier raffle baskets to raise money for the Volley for the Cure Fundraiser. The money raised will go to Tanner Harr and the Pink Ribbon Fund. The team's Volley for the Cure game will be on October 4th against Chesapeake. 
Article by: Abigail Kiritsy  

Football Alumni Night

Friday, October 5, Fairland plays South Point at home for their homecoming and Alumni game. Fairland's past cheerleaders, majorettes, and band students are all welcome to attend this event and participate. This night is to recognize those who came before us.
Article by: Robbie McFarland  
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