Sports

Ball-handling skills major factor for scrappy ECMS girls squad
Kristan Wasdin didn’t hesitate when asked the keys to the 6-0 start posted by her Escambia County Middle School Lady Eagles this season. “We’re faster than most of the other schools, and we have great ball-handlers,” the first-year ECMS coach said prior to the team’s seventh win, a 27-24 decision over Marshall Middle School on November 16. “Also, our defense has been able to shut down the teams we’ve played…
Natural talent, press defense create lopsided victories for ECMS boys
Coach Layton Knight is a happy man these days. In fact, the play of Knight’s Escambia County Middle School boys basketball team has allowed him to enter each successive contest in a relaxed mood. “There’s no story out here; this is probably the worst team I’ve ever had,” Knight said, breaking into a smile just a few minutes before his team registered its seventh straight lopsided win. “Actually, I saw…
EA wins state!
By PAOLO GORME News Staff Writer For the second time in school history, the Escambia Academy football team brought home a state championship trophy to Canoe, winning the game 30-20. Last Friday’s game, November 17, in Troy University’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, was only the fourth time EA has played a state championship game and they have all been under Head Coach Hugh Fountain. The Cougars put on a spectacular show…
EA’s state-title pep rally tonight, send-off tomorrow
A championship pep rally will be held tonight at 6 p.m. for Escambia Academy’s football team as it readies for its state AISA championship contest against Autauga Academy. Game tickets will be available for purchase at the pep rally, and those who attend are encouraged to brings signs and shakers. The team will leave school at 10:15 Friday morning, and the public is encouraged to “line the streets of Atmore”…
EA advances in playoffs
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Cougars were visited by Cornerstone Christian this past Friday night to kick off the playoffs for the AISA. EA also celebrated last Friday’s game as senior night. The Cougars came out victorious to say the very least. The final score was 55-0. It was a very lopsided game with EA’s total yardage being 324 yards with only 23 plays on offense; they had…