FHS Sports

FHS Sports

Track Season

Track season is here, and if you love to run, you should sign up. Sign ups began Monday, Feburary 25th  and ends Monday, March 18th. If you would like to sign up, please go to coach Wentz's room. Even though track has already started, there is still time to join! 
Article by: Haley Ferguson  
Starting March 4th, 2019, FHS track is beginning conditioning right after school. Sign-ups are in coach Wents's classroom on his desk. Anyone is welcome to join the team! Wentz is beyond excited for this season and so are we! 
Article by: Melia Tubbs  

Indoor soccer

The Fairland Futsal League started this past weekend! Grades k-12 played in intense 40 minute games. The league allows the kids to learn the game of soccer and develop foot work. 
Article by: Zachary Stewart 


The FHS Baseball team is coming up on their first scrimmage! They play on the 14th of this month at home. All baseball players are super excited for this baseball season to get underway! 
Article by: Gavin Hunt 


As basketball season ends, softball and baseball seasons begin! Girls softball has already chose varsity and junior varsity, readying themselves for their first scrimmage on March 11th. After their scrimmage, they have the Queen of the Hill (Away) on Saturday the 23rd. Congradulations to all varsity and junior varsity players and lets have a great season! 
Article by: Madison Reed 

Boys Basketball

This season, our boys basketball team finished first in the OVC and had a record of 19 wins and 5 losses, going 1-1 in tournament play. We are extremely proud of our boys this season especially with all the injuries they faced. The Dragons overcame and had a great season! Go Dragons! 
Article by: Madison Reed  
Last Friday, Fairland played Chesapeake at home. Our rivals took a huge loss and Fairland came out with the OVC title! The final score was 61-40! Go Dragons! 
Article by: Robbie McFarland 
The FHS Boys Basketball team is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Tickets will be sold by basketball players at $10 a piece. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, drink, and dessert. Come enjoy Sunday dinner with your family while supporting these young men. 
Article by: Joel Lambiotte  
After an OVC loss against South Point, the Dragon boys reclaimed the victory against the pointer last week! With a score of 52-42, our starting freshman Aiden Porter led the Dragons with 18 points. The boys worked hard, and they never gave up for a big OVC win. Go Dragons!
Article by: Madison Reed  
Update: On February 5th, 2019, the FHS Boys Basketball team played against the Gallipolis Blue Devils at home. This was the second time the two teams have met. Considering the game being low-scoring, the most exciting part was a half court buzzer beater by Gavin Hunt! In the fourth quarter, the Devils went on a run to bring the game within a few points, but the Dragons were able to pull away. The score was 38-31, with FHS on top! 
Article by: Joel Lambiotte  
On Tuesday, January 15th, the FHS Boy's basketball team defeated the Chesapeake Panthers by nine points with a final score of 56-47. The Dragons went on a huge run at the end of the third quarter and into the fourth to cut the Panters' lead that they kept the whole game. On Friday, the Dragons will travel to Rock Hill to play the Redmen. 
Article by: Joel Lambiotte 
Over Christmas break, the boy's basketball team traveled to Columbus, Ohio to play Dublin Coffman and Dublin Jerome. Both being division I schools, Jerome and Coffman were tough teams to play. Even though Fairland fell short of the win, it was good practice. When the team arrived home, they traveled to South Point for their third OVC game. After starting out behind the pointers 34-7, the Dragon's pulled back within nine points to end the fourth quarter. The loss against the Pointers makes the Dragons 2-1 in the OVC. 
Article by: Joel Lambiotte
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  
Update: The boys' team kicked off the year with a big win against South Webster on December 4th. The final score: Dragons 51 and Jeeps 38. The team's opening weeks is very busy with 3 games, 2 of them being back to back. On December 5th, they play the Eastern Eagles at Portsmouth. They will be back in action on Saturday against Huntington Prep second team in the Big E Classic at home.
Article by Joel Lambiotte  

Getting ready for the season!

Fairland played Wheelersburg last Saturday. Wheelersburg won and the score was 55-45, after going into overtime. The girls played hard and it has been a great season for everyone. 
Article by: Nicole Conner  
On Saturday, February 16th, 2019, the girls basketball team traveled to Jackson for sectionals. They played Lucasville Valley around 4:30 p.m. and won! They also got to take home the net! Go Dragons!
Article by: Haley Ferguson  
Update: The girls basketball team recently played Portsmouth. Fairland won the game by "a lot to a little". Thanks to coach Buchanan and the girls for working and playing hard! 
Article by: Nicole Conner  
On Monday, January 14th, the FHS girl's basketball team played the South Point Pointers at FHS. The event was varsity only due to South Point's junior varsity cancellation. The Lady Dragons worked for the win with a score of Dragons 67 and Pointers 42. Then, on Thursday, they traveled to Ironton to play the Tigers and hopefully redeem themselves from their previous loss. 
Artice by: Haleigh Fuller  
The FHS Girls basketball team is playing hard through the season with a streak of seven wins and three losses. On Monday, January 7th, they traveled to Chesapeake High and defeated the Panters with a score of 49 to 13. On the following Thursday, the girls went to Rock Hill High School to play their 11th game and the girls hope to redeem themselves from their previous loss against the Ironton Tigers. Also, the Tri-State Throwdown at home on January 19th is coming up! The Lady Dragons are excited for the rest of the season! Good luck, girls! 
Article by: Haleigh Fuller
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  
Update: The Fairland girl's basketball team kicked off their season Monday against Ironton at home. Unfortunately, they had a tough loss, but the girls plan to beat Coal Grove at home on Thursday. Everyone come out and cheer on our girls, and let's hope for a successful season! 
Article by Robbie McFarland  

FHS Wrestling

This year's wrestling teams is one of the largest to ever compete. Multiple new wrestlers joined the team this season. The team has placed in several meets, but one of their biggest ones was the 2nd place in the Belprie Invitational. Hunter Brewer, one of their strongest wrestlers, needs nine more wins to break the 100th win, and if he can get it before the end of his Junior year, he will be the first Junior to have 100 wins. Saturday, they will compete in the WSAZ tournament. After that, they will travel to Gallia for the OVC Febuary 14th. Last, they will go to Alexander for Division II Districts. 
Article by: Mallie Williams  
On Saturday, December 1st, FHS hosted a home wrestling meet with 14 teams present. Fairland has 13 wrestlers. In each of the weight classes, the top 8 wrestlers were recogized, and 9 of the 10 wrestlers placed in the top 8. There were about 150 wrestlers that participated at this meet. Hunter Brewer placed 1st in his weight class and was the only Fairland wrestler to place 1st. Athough Asland High School won, Fairland still managed to place 5th! 
Article by Haleigh Fuller  

Indoor Soccer League

The Fairland soccer program is starting an indoor Futsal League for children ages 8, up to high school. The games will be 5v5, lasting 40 minutes; matches will begin February 20th and continue until March 10th. The cost to play is $35 per player or $250 per team. The games and practices will be held on Wednesday and Sunday at FHS and the league is open to all schools. 
Article by: Zachary Stewart  

Football Fundraiser

The FHS Football recently has a raffle for a 40" 4K Ultra HDTVs (Bolva) $400 value total. This was to help the Fairland Football players attend 7 on 7's. 1 ticket for $5.00 and 3 tickets for $10.00. The drawing was on Tuesday January 8th at the Fairland v. Portsmouth boys basketball game.
Article by: Gavin Hunt  

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  

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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