Sports

Lords (and Ladies) of the Ring
Escambia Academy’s football players, coaches, cheerleaders, band and dance team members, and other support personnel received their 2017 AISA Class 2A state championship rings during a March 15 banquet held at Wind Creek. The ring presentations highlighted an evening that also included dinner, video clips from the title game and the season, and recognition of the school’s 2014 state championship team. News photos by Ditto Gorme
Playing like a Lady Tiger – Lanham honored for leadership, athletics
Lillie Lanham is in the spotlight. The following is from the City of Bay Minette Facebook page: Lillie Lanham is the real deal. This Perdido School eighth-grader has been a part of the 1A County Championship teams in volleyball and basketball and also plays for the school’s soccer team. Her skills on the court resulted in All-Tournament honors in volleyball and the MVP award for basketball. Lillie is also a…
Turner signs with Alcorn
Escambia Academy Cougar football standout Louie Turner signed with Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss., at a ceremony Wednesday, February 7, at the school. Shown at the signing are, from left, seated, Sylvester Folks, Louie Turner, Sharon Folks; middle, Yadaruis McNeal, Scottie Taylor, Britteny Lockett, Shay Craft, Gloria Hall, La’Krystal Turner, La’Ashia Lockett; back, Kendrick McNeal, Angel Hall, Frank Taylor, Shannon Wheat. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Brown signs with BSA
Escambia County High School Blue Devils football player Jaylan Brown signed with Birmingham Sports Academy on National Signing Day, February 7. He will play outside linebacker at the Academy. Shown at the ceremony held at ECHS are, from left, Janessa Brown, Jaylan Brown, Shemeka Brown. In back is ECHS Coach Rico Jackson. News photo by Leslie Sellers / ECHS
EA falls in state hoops title game
The Escambia Academy basketball squad’s dream of an AISA Class AA state championship ended Monday (February 5) in Montgomery, when top-ranked Macon East won its second straight title with a 67-42 decision over the foul-plagued Cougars. Fouls restricted the aggressiveness of All-Tournament Team selection Neikel Robinson, who fouled out, and MJ Jones, who picked up four infractions before the fourth period began, and the Cougars could never get on track.…