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EA senior night
Escambia Academy seniors on the basketball teams were honored at Senior Night Tuesday, January 23. Seniors are, from left, front, Ashlyn Glick, Cassidy Murphy, Victoria Sawyer; back, Fred Flavors, Patrick Hammonds, Ossie Crusaw, Zack Koons, MJ Jones, Neikel Robinson, Louie Turner. The EA basketball team is playing in the AISA Elite-8 in Montgomery today, January 31. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Perdido MS wins it all in county basketball tournament
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Excitement was everywhere Thursday, January 11, as both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were recognized during the school’s pep rally send-off by the entire student body. Both girls and boys teams won the 1-A County Championship. The girls score for championship game was 36-11 and boys score was 28-25. Members of the girls’ team and those who were recognized for their outstanding…
ECMS boys: Dominance with a capital ‘D’
The 2017 basketball season for Escambia County Middle School’s boys can be summed up in one word: Dominance. The Eagles breezed through their 13-game regular-season schedule without breaking a hard sweat, then added another lopsided victory in a post-season tournament to wind up at 14-0, the best mark in school history. Their average winning margin was 40-plus points. “I really expected this,” said Coach Layton Knight, in his second year…
ECMS girls just missed matching boys’ perfect season
Although the Escambia County Middle School girls basketball team’s only setback during the 2017 season caused a mild degree of disappointment for first-year coach Kristan Wasdin, the overall performance of her scrappy team more than compensated for the loss. The Lady Eagles, who went 1-12 last year, reversed their fortunes and ran — sometimes wildly — past their opponents to wind up with a 12-1 mark that makes them one…
5 EA players in All-Star game
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer This past Friday, December 1, the AISA held its annual All-Star football game in the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery. Five talented players from Escambia Academy were selected to play in the game. Those players were Fred Flavors, who wore 27; Jamie Welker, who wore 70; Jojo Nance, who wore 52; Jojo Carpenter, who wore 81; and Louie Turner, who wore 19. They were all…