Sports

The long wait is over …maybe
I remember the afternoon when the world stopped due to the Covid-19 virus. That afternoon was spent covering a baseball game at Escambia Academy, and, like everyone else, I was excited to see the kids, especially the senior players in action for their last baseball season. Anticipation of who would make the playoffs was killing me, just as it was most everyone. Then, with the drop of a hat, the…
Local football teams resume summer practice schedules
ECHS head coach Scott Mason checks the temperature of player JaTerious Kyles as local area teams return to summer practice Monday. By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter All high school football teams in the Atmore News coverage area, with the exception of Northview, returned to fieldhouses Monday, June 8, to begin summer practice schedules. Since school functions and sports were first cancelled at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future…
Summerford selected as Northview’s new football coach
Summerford By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter After months of anticipation since the resignation of former head football coach Derek Marshman, Northview High School has named 34-year-old Wesley Summerford as the school’s new head football coach. Summerford, a 2014 graduate of Tate High School, began his first stint as a head football coach on Monday. “I am very excited,” the new NHS coach said. “I keep having to tell myself to…
ECHS summer football gets all-clear
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter After a long wait, the Escambia County High School football program has been cleared to resume summer training schedule, beginning Monday, June 8. According to ECHS head football coach and athletic director Scott Mason, the Blue Devils received the all-clear to resume summer football training programs last Friday from school board officials and Superintendent John Knott. “We were actually cleared to resume on June 1…
Poarch cancels 2020 youth baseball
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Poarch Creek Indians officials decided last week decided to cancel the 2020 summer baseball, softball, wee-ball and t-ball seasons due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation. Despite all Poarch Creek baseball diamond activities being closed, players who have already signed up for the 2020 summer season may still have a small glimmer of hope, as Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball League is still hanging onto…