Escambia Academy Cougars

EA looking for scrimmage partner as spring drills start
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars began gearing up for the 2019-2020 football season on April 29 with the start of spring training. “We are very excited for this coming football season,” EA head coach Hugh Fountain said. “I am looking forward to us changing up some things and looking at numerous matches on the line.” Fountain has served as the head coach of the school’s…
Pickens Pirates scuttle EA’s season
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Despite a strong pitching performance from Parker Robinson in the first game, Escambia Academy’s Cougars were swept by Pickens Academy in the AISA regional baseball playoffs. Robinson struck out 11, allowed just 5 hits and walked three batters during the opener of the April 19 postseason doubleheader. Despite holding off the Pirates until the ninth inning, EA was not able to generate a win…
Double digits
EA girls earn school’s first 10-win season since 2011 By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s softball team swept a doubleheader from Atmore Christian School on April 8 to clinch its first double-digit win season since 2011. Lexie Hollinger pitched 8 innings over the two games, striking out 9 batters as the Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Rams 12-2 and 13-1. “We are very excited to earn a double-digit…
5 in a row
Cougars claim AISA boys state track title …again By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Despite taking first place in only two events, Escambia Academy’s varsity boys ran away with the AISA High School State Championship during the state meet, held in Gulf Shores on April 11-12. The win marked the fifth consecutive state championship for EA’s varsity boys. Patrick McGhee took the gold in the long jump and triple jump…