A day in the life of an NHL team
Over the past week, I had the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital. During that time, I was able to get an inside look at the lives of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Last season, the Capitals took the sports world by storm and completed a run for the Stanley Cup, the NHL’s equivalent of the Super Bowl and the most aged and famous sports trophy…
JUB’s varsity rallies past Excel
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Landon Mura struck out 13 batters, and Tucker Spence singled, tripled and scored twice as J.U. Blacksher’s varsity baseball team topped its rival, the Excel Panthers, 7-4 on March 5. “I am very proud of my guys for continuing to work and for staying positive,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “We have played a lot of close games and we are still learning how…
Young, inexperienced Blue Devils searching for first win
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School varsity baseball team continues to search for its first win of the season after losing a late lead and falling 13-6 to Elberta on March 7. The young Blue Devils have struggled during the start of the season to overcome inclement weather and a lack of experience. “I was extremely happy with the way that we started the game,”…
ECHS golf tourney raises $2K-plus for football program
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School football team’s 1st annual golf tournament, held March 2 at Atmore Country Club, raised more than $2,000 to help equip the Blue Devils squad. Funds generated by the tournament will go to help purchase much-needed equipment, uniforms and supplements. “It was a great event for us,” ECHS athletic director-head football coach Scott Mason said. “We had overwhelming support from…
EA boys win 10-team track meet; EA girls 6th
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars turned in an impressive showing during a March 6 meet on their home track, outperforming nine other schools from around the state and almost doubling the points total of the second-place team. EA’s boys scored 187 points, and Northside came in second with a total score of 99. The EA girls came in sixth overall with a total score of…