Blue Devils continue to struggle on hardcourt
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High’s basketball team continued to struggle over the past week as it sought not only to establish an identity on the court, but to field a full team. ECHS’s latest struggles included dropping two of three games during the Gulf Shores Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament, held Monday, November 25, through Wednesday, November 27. Starting for unknown reasons with an understaffed roster of only nine…
Bulldogs win Monroe Co. Thanksgiving Classic
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter J.U. Blacksher’s Bulldogs captured the Monroe County Thanksgiving Classic Tournament championship by defeating J.F. Shields (54-49) and Monroe County (34-31) during the two-day tournament played last Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26. K.D. Rabb led the Bulldogs with 29 points against the Panthers in JUB’s tourney opener. Rabb hit two three-point shots and recorded a steal. J.T. Tucker, who also recorded two steals, a…
EA sweeps Jackson Academy in first home games of year
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter After falling short of another AISA football championship, Escambia Academy’s boys have wasted no time getting back to winning ways, as the stars of the football field have swapped helmets for basketball shorts. The Cougars hosted the first home basketball games of the year against Jackson Academy on Monday, December 2. In varsity action, the Cougars manhandled Jackson Academy 74-37 as four Cougars recorded double…
Impeachment lessons from the distant past
The first true test of the Legislative branch’s impeachment powers occurred over two centuries ago in 1805. It parallels with the current impeachment process, and the important precedent it set for determining impeachable conduct, make it worth examining today. That long-ago impeachment battle was waged against Samuel Chase of Maryland, a justice of the United States Supreme Court. The episode is a stern warning against the use of the power…