Sports

Mixon hopes to lead young JUB baseball team into playoffs
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer For the past 13 years, Justin Mixon has taken the field as a member of the coaching staff for J.U. Blacksher’s baseball team, the first six as an assistant to Skip Bell. This year he begins his ninth year as the team’s head coach. Mixon is a 1999 graduate of Excel High School and a former member of the Excel baseball team. During his…
Cougars open red-hot; explode past Jay, Snook
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s varsity baseball team has exploded out of the 2019 season’s gates, raking two opposing pitching staffs for 40 runs in their first two contests. EA worked hard on batting and fielding, along with all other baseball fundamentals, leading up to the start of the season. That work is paying off. The Cougars traveled to meet Jay on February 25 and walked away…
Errors costly as JUB varsity, JV fall to Neal
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s junior varsity and varsity baseball teams each fell to W.S. Neal last Thursday, February 28. The junior Bulldogs fell by a final score of 8-2 and the varsity Bulldogs dropped a 6-1 decision. “I am proud of the guys for continuing to work and stay motivated,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “The thing is, though, that we are well into the season…
Local fans pack gym for pro wrestling event
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Atmore’s Main Event elbow-dropped wrestling back into the area on Saturday night, March 2, hosted its first show to a sold-out audience at the Atmore Pepsi Arena located on Church Street in Atmore. With over 200 wrestling fans in the seats or on their feet, the lights and sounds of a wrestling venue were a welcome sight for the community. “We are very excited…
EA girls sweep ACS
News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s softball team started its season off on a positive note on February 25 as they found victory twice against Atmore Christian School during a double-header on EA’s home field. EA started off strong with superb pitching from Lexi Hollinger. Hollinger pitched a complete 3-inning no-hitter against ACS during the first game of the double header in a game that was called after the third inning,…