The Sound rocks for ECHS
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High School’s football team hosted its second fundraiser of the year on April 12 and 13 at the Sound, part of the Wind Creek entertainment complex. The Midnight Shepherds band entertained a crowd of over 100 with original hits and covers. “It was a really good event for us,” ECHS head coach Scott Mason said. “We had a good turnout, and the…
JUB falls to Warriors, claims area runner-up spot
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s young baseball team had used a combination of dominating pitching, timely hitting and steady defense to earn a postseason slot. The Bulldogs got neither during an April 12 doubleheader and were swept by Cottage Hill Christian Academy in the AHSAA area championship series. JUB remain alive in the playoff hunt despite losing to the Warriors by scores of 7-4 and 10-6. “I…
Graduates: Seek the light of success
With the end of the school year quickly closing in, many seniors will be transitioning into the next step of life’s journey. The real world is a scary thought for most of them, and a chapter is coming to an end. Many do not know what to expect. As college scholarships are signed and the next chapter of life opens, the opportunities that are placed in the palm of a…
Blue Devils steal 18 in win
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High’s Delarrion Poole struck out four batters in two innings, and the Blue Devils stole 18 bases to earn a much-needed, 8-4, win over Williamson High School in their April 10 season-ender. ECHS had struggled to find a winning slot this season, but finally turned a corner with the big win over the Lions. “Our goal was to go in and be…
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…