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Amy (Bechtel) Garber

AMY (BECHTEL) GARBER, Fairfield High School, 1996 * Earned 12 varsity letters in 3 sports – volleyball, tennis, basketball * Earned 4 varsity letters in volleyball. Named team Most Valuable and All-Northeast Corner Conference (1994-96); graduated with school record for points (1,534); two-time Elkhart County scoring champion; averaged 15.5 rebounds her senior season; led Falcons […]

Jayme Mathews

JAYME MATHEWS, Fairfield High School (1997) Four-year letterwiner in football and basketball; three-year letterwinner in track and field. Football – Four-time MVP, four-time All-NECC, school record holder for rushing yardage (5308) and points (452); 1st team All State runnng back as a junior; two-time leading scorer in Elkhart County Basketball – Two-time team MVP, two-time […]

Kelli Layman

KELLI LAYMAN, Fairfield High School (Class of 1980) High School Basketball: 4-year letterwinner, 2-time NSC All-Conference selection, Team MVP, Athlete of the Year (1980). Track: 4-year letterwinner, 1978 State Finalist (long jump), Team MVP. Volleyball: 4-year letterwinner. , College Attended Purdue University. 4-year letterwinner in Basketball, 1983 Defensive Player of the Year, 1984 Red Mackey […]

James P. “Jim” Speicher

JAMES P. “JIM” SPEICHER, Fairfield High School (1978) Jim was an outstanding three-sport athlete with the Falcolns, earning eleven varsity letters. He was one of only three to be named MVP in football, baseball and basketball in 1978. He played baseball on a scholarship to Bethel College and compiled a .334 career batting average. Jim […]

Regina (Erb) Vogelzang

REGINA (ERB) VOGELZANG, Fairfield High School (1981) Regina is considered to be one of the “strong early female athletes at Fairfield.” She was a triple threat at Fairfield HS, starring in volleyball, basketball, and track. In 1981, she was named team MVP and All-Conference in all three sports as well as FHS Female Athlete of […]

Herb Hofer

Herb Hofer, Fairfield High School (1984) Herb was honored as Fairfield High School’s Top Athlete for 1983-84 after finishing an outstanding high school career in football, wrestling and track, earning 12 letters in those three sports. He won an individual wrestling title at the regional level three consecutive years and qualified for State two years, […]

Jody (Showalter) Downey

Jody Showalter Downey, Fairfield High School (1978) Jody’s early athletic career was notable in that she played on various boys basketball teams, because there were no girls teams. However, in high school she lettered in basketball 4 years, volleyball 4 years, and track 4 years, in addition to earning her letter as a varsity cheerleader […]

Roberto “Bob” Alvarez

Roberto “Bob” Alvarez, Fairfield High School, 1973 Some Fairfield sports observers have cited Bob Alvarez as the “best athlete in Fairfield High School history”. He ran cross-country for one year and set a school record for the two-mile course. As a senior in football he was team MVP, all-conference and honorable mention all-state. In basketball, […]

Terry Rickard

TERRY RICKARD, COACH NEW PARIS AND FAIRFIELD Terry was an outstanding athlete at Jimtown High, competing in basketball, baseball and track, winning the Sheetsman Award (MVP) for basketball as a senior, 1952. But Terry is being inducted into the Elkhart County Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments at New Paris and Fairfield high schools. […]

Doug Brookins

DOUG BROOKINS, FAIRFIELD HIGH, 1971 Doug led the Falcons to two Sectional basketball championships (1969 & 1971) and lost the ’70 championship game by a single point, finishing 20-3. He led the team in rebounds as a soph and was leading scorer and MVP his junior and senior seasons. Brookins scored 1,293 points in his […]