HIPPY visits AFD
The HIPPY class and parents held their group meeting at the Atmore Fire Department recently. Members of the class shown are Ava Johnson, Ethan Hadley, Jameson Sanks, Deagan Buck, Rebecca Lister, Cameron Combs, Jamie Quinley, Wil Copenhaver, Noah Copenhaver, Sandie and Cadence Cruz. HIPPY stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters.
Blue Devils to host county baseball tournament
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High’s varsity baseball team is gearing up for the county tournament, which the school will host and which began Tuesday and continues through Friday. New ECHS head baseball coach Kasuan Bullard said the Blue Devils have been hard at work over the past several weeks in anticipation of their appearance in the tournament. “The kids have been working really hard and they…
Blacksher’s success will last forever
By Josh Frye Thirty years is how long it took for J.U. Blacksher’s Bulldogs to capture the regional basketball championship. The last time the championship was clenched by the Bulldogs was during the 1989-90 season. Man do I feel old. I cannot remember exactly how old I was in 1990, but I know I was hitting on six, maybe. But the thought of this event made my mind wander through…
ECHS Touchdown Club golf tourney is March 2
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The newly reorganized Escambia County High School Blue Devils Touchdown Club will be hosting an area golf tournament on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m. at Atmore Country Club. The tournament was organized as a means of raising funds for the ECHS football program. The funds raised from the event will help purchase much-needed football equipment, uniforms and weightlifting supplements. The Touchdown Club is…
Historic season comes to end for JUB
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Despite the loss to R.C. Hatch in the AHSAA Regional Finals on February 15, J.U. Blacksher’s Bulldogs exceeded all expectations and made school history in what many feel was one of the team’s most thrilling basketball seasons ever. The Bulldogs had earned their way into the Regional Finals with a thrilling three-point win (49-46) over Choctaw High School on February 12. In that game…