Sports

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…
Atmore Youth Baseball begins 62nd season
Atmore Cal Ripken and Atmore t-ball sign-up times are as follows: * Weekdays – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Murray Johnson Office, 105 E. Louisville Ave. * Saturdays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Atmore City Hall Auditorium Ages: * 4-6: t-ball – fee $30 * 7-8: pitching machine – fee $30 * 9-10: minors, and 11-12: major 70 League – fee $40 Questions: Call or text 251-294-1128…
EA varsity vs. EA alumni
The Escambia Academy varsity baseball team took on the Escambia Alumni team Saturday, February 11. The final score was 14-14. Members of the alumni team were John Brantley, Robert Hardy, Ben Hardy, Nate Smith, Chris Brown, Steven Shirley, Josh Fields, Ben Martin, Bradley Campbell, and Kevin Gumapac. The EA school team players were Drew Parker, Tyler Sutton, Ryan Johnson, Kainoa Gumapac, Thomas Knight, Heath Sheldt, Fred Flavors, Pate Robinson, Zach…
EA weightlifters break 3 state records
Escambia Academy’s 35-member weightlifting team captured seven individual state championships, including three lifters who broke state records, while seven others were either runners-up or took third place in the AISA Region 3 Weightlifting Championships, held at Pickens Academy this week. Trae Lee (heavyweight), Kris Brown (middleweight) and Chase Bell (lightweight) each were named outstanding lifter overall in his classification. Lee and Brown each hoisted 600 pounds to set new state…