Bulldogs rusty after return from spring break
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher pitching ace Landon Mura and four relievers were roughed up by T.R. Miller’s Tigers, who took a 12-0 win in the April 1 return from spring break for both teams. Mura pitched only one inning, striking out three batters while walking one. The right-hander allowed three runs on two hits in the single frame of work as Coach Justin Mixon divided the…
Athletes need support in good or bad times
Challenges arise on a constant basis for an athlete. These challenges are what make sports fun and thrilling for those who take part in them. But they are often extremely stressful, especially for younger athletes. Coaches and parents expect a player to perform and produce in every aspect, on and off the field. With the added burden of schoolwork, practices, college applications and social life, young athletes are usually loaded…
Cougars fall to Monroe Academy
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy managed just 4 hits and committed three fielding errors in a 7-1 loss to Monroe Academy on March 26. J-Bo Davis struck out 3 batters but allowed 7 hits and 7 runs in four innings to absorb the pitching loss. Monroe Academy opened up the scoring with a first-inning, RBI groundout from Max Carter. The Volunteers scored two runs in the second,…
Lady Cougars still hope for double-digit ‘W’s
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Lady Cougars softball team’s hopes of putting together its first double-digit win season is still alive, even after falling to Monroe Academy three times last week. The Lady Volunteers defeated EA 7-1 on March 26, then followed that up by sweeping a March 28 double-header by scores of 15-0 and 12-2. “Errors cost us, but we were outplayed overall,” EA head…
EA’s boys continue to shine on the track
Finish 1st in local meet, 3rd at Jay in preparation for state By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s boys turned in impressive showings during back-to-back track meets held last week. The Cougars placed first on their home track on March 27 and walked away with a third-place finish during a March 28 track meet in Jay. EA out-performed nine other schools from around the state in the first…