Sports

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…
Red-hot Bulldogs 7-3 when season called to halt
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter J.U. Blacksher defeated St. Michael Catholic 10-4 last Friday, March 13, leaving the Bulldogs with a 7-3 record heading into Spring Break and the extended break due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tucker Spence started on the mound for the Bulldogs, giving up one hit on which St. Michaels scored two runs during the two innings he pitched. Freshman Josh Burkett stepped in then and pitched…
Escambia Academy 15-6 after 3-2 tournament showing
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s baseball team went 3-2 this past weekend in a five-game series against five different teams. With a quick halt being called to athletic contests during the current coronavirus situation, the Cougars are happy to pause play on a high note, according to EA head coach Mike Sims. “The three wins puts us at a 15-6 record at the pause,” Sims said. “The guys…