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Mallorie Beachy, owner of The Yellow Garden, had some flowers last week that she didn’t want to sell because they were getting a little age on them. Rather than throw them away, she made bouquets and shared them with folks who are shut in during the coronavirus outbreak. Shown, Mallorie, left presents flowers to April Smith with The Meadows Assisted Living.
EA ranked 7th in AISA baseball poll; JUB in at No. 10 in AHSAA Class 2A
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Two area baseball teams are ranked in the latest Alabama Sportswriter Association polls which was released last week, just after the season was paused due to the coronavirus epidemic. Escambia Academy’s Cougars are ranked No. 7 in the AISA polls after compiling a 15-6 record before the season pause. J.U. Blacksher’s Bulldogs, sporting a record of 7-3, were ranked 10th in Class 2A. In addition…
Hoping for a brighter light in a dark place
As the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic have come and gone, all sports activities remain on hold with the future uncertain. For high school senior athletes, the last year of prep sports has been cut short. With no school meetings on the docket until April 5, still one week away, the window for the last school athletic season is closing quickly for these student-athletes. For those senior baseball and…
EA hosts first track meet of the season
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter On Wednesday, March 11, before high school athletics were suspended, Escambia Academy hosted a 17-school track meet, the first — and possibly last — of the 2020 season. Led by two first-place finishes from distance runner Orlando Medina (800m and 1600m runs) and one first-place showing each from Chase Bell (300-meter hurdles), Tyler Newton (shot put), Jayson Helton (discus) and Landen Sims (triple jump), the…
Slowing the spread: All hands on deck
As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to change the way we live our daily lives, it’s important to take note of the ways this challenging time has brought our communities together. It has been reassuring to see stories of neighbors helping neighbors in communities in Southwest Alabama and beyond. As we continue to treat this unprecedented challenge with the seriousness it deserves, let’s not forget to help our neighbors as best…