Drew addresses Lions Club
By NANCY KARRICK Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club held its second meeting of the month April 17, in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital. Lion Candace Wooten called the meeting to order and Lion Nancy Karrick said the blessing. Announcements included information on the July 23 date when Lions will cook and serve for diabetic campers at Camp Seale Harris and notification of the golf tournament…
Lady Cougars blanked by Lady Rebels in region
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s hopes of winning a softball championship was cut short on April 22 when the Lady Cougars dropped both games of their playoff double-header to South Choctaw. The Lady Rebels defeated the EA girls by scores of 13-0 and 15-0 in the first round of AISA Regionals. Team and individual stats for those games were not made available by the Escambia Academy coaching…
Season may be over, but the game remains
As baseball season comes to an end for local schools, senior players find themselves in a high school uniform for the final time, and many thoughts race through a player’s head as he potentially takes the field for the final time. As these thoughts flood the mind, every detail of the game stands out to the individual players. Every hit, every catch, every noise and every smell are held in…
Championship hopes end as Bulldogs fall to Leroy
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s combination of dominating pitching, steady defense and precision hitting failed to materialize during an April 19 doubleheader sweep by Leroy High in the AHSAA playoffs. The hopes of a state championship also disappeared as the Bulldogs lost to the Bears by scores of 5-4 and 4-1. “Unfortunately, the results didn’t go our way,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “Each and every player…
Pickens Pirates scuttle EA’s season
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Despite a strong pitching performance from Parker Robinson in the first game, Escambia Academy’s Cougars were swept by Pickens Academy in the AISA regional baseball playoffs. Robinson struck out 11, allowed just 5 hits and walked three batters during the opener of the April 19 postseason doubleheader. Despite holding off the Pirates until the ninth inning, EA was not able to generate a win…