Sports

EA athletes sign letters of intent
Three Escambia Academy athletes signed letters of intents on National Signing Day, February 1, to participate in collegiate-level athletic programs. Senior athletes Kris Brown, Trae Lee and Drew Parker will step up to the next level. Lee accepted a Division I scholarship offer to play football for Navy (the U.S. Naval Academy). Brown became one of the newest members of Mississippi College’s football program. Parker signed a baseball scholarship with…
Baseball registration set
Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball registration will begin Saturday, February 4, and continue each Saturday through February 25, at Atmore City Hall Auditorium, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. T-Ball – Ages 4 through 6 Pitching Machine – Ages 7 & 8 10 & Under – Ages 9 & 10 12 & Under – Ages 11 & 12 Registration fee is $30 for T-Ball and $40 for ages 7 through 12.…
Lady Cougars advance
Escambia Academy’s Alia Snow brings the ball down the court during AISA 2A Region 2 basketball tournament action. The Lady Cougars finished fourth in the region tournament and will play Wednesday (February 1) in the AISA Basketball Elite 8 at the Montgomery Multiplex. The EA girls will take on number-one seed Macon East at 9 a.m. News photo by Ditto Gorme
EA headed to Montgomery
Escambia Academy’s Gary Campbell (12) shoots over a defender as teammate Fred Flavors (10) moves into position for a possible rebound during AISA 2A Region 2 basketball tournament action. The Cougars finished third in the region tournament and will play Wednesday (February 1) in the AISA Basketball Elite 8 at the Montgomery Multiplex. The EA boys will take on number-two seed Autauga Academy at 7:30 p.m. News photo by Ditto…
Instructions from an Olympian
Retired Olympian Gabor Mate demonstrates to track and field athletes from Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School and J.U. Blacksher High how to properly hurl a discus during the Lions Club of Atmore-sponsored Olympic Throws Clinic conducted at EA last Thursday (January 26). Mate competed for Hungary in the discus toss during three Olympics competitions, 2000 in Sydney, Australia; 2004 in Athens, Greece; and 2008 in Beijing, China. News photo…