Sports

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…
EA JV 2nd in state
The Escambia Academy Junior Varsity Track Team placed first in the state at the track meet held Saturday, April 8, at EA. Team members are, from left, front, Nathan Ragan, Chase Bell, Caleb Davis, Gaige Siegler, Tyler Newton; back, James Koons, Gaines Tanner, Sam Fields, Jason Davis, Ian McGhee, Bryant Quimby, Troy Fountain, Zach Daniels, Parker Reynolds. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Aliceville coach accepts ECHS job
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended Thursday when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants for the job. Jackson, who will officially take charge…