Sports

EA athletes honored
Three top athletes were honored at Escambia Academy’s sports banquet Monday evening, May 8. The awards they received were named in memory of two EA athletes who passed away at a young age – Dana Kent and Lance Dawe. Carson Barnett, above, shown with Headmaster David Walker, was presented with the Dana Kent Award as EA’s top female athlete. Below, Natalie Dawe Donaldson, at left, and Annette Dawe, at right,…
Clean sweep
The Escambia Academy Cougars baseball team hold a broom indicating their sweep, winning two games in a row of the first round of the playoffs Friday, April 21. EA won the first game against Russell Christian Academy 9-0, and the second game 13-11. EA moves on to the second round of playoffs against Macon East there this Friday. Shown are, from left, front, Heath Sheldt, Jackson Bonner, Pate Robinson, Fred…
YMCA, USA hold soccer clinic
Fourteen soccer players who participate in the Atmore Area YMCA program, including nine whose job it is to defend their team’s goal, got some valuable, hands-on training on Saturday, April 15. The young athletes were treated to a mini-clinic that was conducted by University of South Alabama assistant coach Kerry Edwards and two of USA’s imported players, Hannah Godfrey of England and Tiina Trutsi of Estonia. “We’re here to do…
EA state track champs … again
The Escambia Academy Track Team continues their winning ways with their latest competition. The team won the AISA (Alabama Independent School Association) State Track Championship the third time in a row. The meet was held at the Gulf Shores Sports Complex Wednesday and Thursday, April 12 and 13. In addition to the overall team championship, there were other standouts among team members. Kris Brown was named the meet MVP for…