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Honors and accolades for ECHS band
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Escambia County High School Marching Band and band director Hayley Cockrell have reason to be proud these days. Twelve students were selected for the University of South Alabama Honor Band recently. They are Tyrec Packer, Vykedria Williams, Sean Bradley, Tristan Ford, Jahiem Bowens, Nakieyah Robinson, Shakur Simmons, Madison Simmons, Ray Williams, Jaelon Wilson, Jamarcus Leslie and Aniyah James. Secondly, the band, color guard,…
NHS celebrates homecoming week
Caps it with win over Jay   By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer How sweet it is! Another victory is in the books, and it is even better because it finalizes the end of Northview’s homecoming! A 30 to 20 win against across-the-river rivals Jay Royals will go down in history as definitely a well-fought and well-attended game. Pre-homecoming festivities started last weekend with the traditional homecoming dance with grades…
Cougars dominate the Colts
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer Instead of Friday Night Lights, the Cougars of Canoe played under Thursday Night Lights in Hope Hull, Ala. against the Hooper Academy Colts. In a dominant performance, the Cougars brought home a 47-14 win. “I think we left the game thinking the first half was ‘sort of a blah’ effort,” Escambia Academy Head Coach Hugh Fountain said later. “After watching film we were more…
Blacksher loses area game
By JOSEPH ODOM News Sports Writer This past Friday night, Oct. 5, the Washington County Bulldogs defeated the J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs 25-14. To start the game Washington County received the ball but their drive was short-lived lasting only a total of four plays before being turned over on downs. Blacksher was unable to get a touchdown and the ball changed possession. The ball changed possession 2 more times before Washington…
Crowd small, but support huge for Stomp the Yard
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer There were several reasons why this year’s Stomp the Yard drew only a fraction of the children and guardians who traditionally attend the annual “youth explosion” at Houston Avery Park. “Kids have trickled in as the day has progressed,” Bishop Bernard Bishop of Destiny Worship Center said as all but the youngest of the few hundred attendees sought refuge from the unseasonably hot weather.…