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Fairfield girls hoops receive send-off for first semi-state appearance

GOSHEN, Ind. - Only four teams remain in the hunt for the 3A girls basketball state title.

One of those teams is the Fairfield Falcons. 

The high school gave the team a send-off worthy of the occasion, which marks the program's first ever appearance in the semi-state round.

"Our community has always been good at supporting our athletic programs," said Falcons coach Brodie Garber. "Former players and kids I used to coach are just so happy for the girls and the team. It's really neat to see how people have gathered together."

The team made its way to Logansport on Friday to practice in the new environment, trying to lessen some of the nerves.

With several seniors on the team, the Falcons say the goal is to keep this unforgettable season going as long as possible.

"We knew this was our last chance to do something great," said one of those seniors, Jenean Schwartz. "Our main goal was just to win a sectional, so to win a regional on top of that is just crazy."

This is the furthest Fairfield has ever gotten in the state tournament, but they now have a meeting with top-ranked Northwestern on Saturday in the semi-state round.

The game takes place at 7 p.m. in Logansport. The winner will play for a state title in Indianapolis.

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