Cougars continue to struggle as 2020 ends
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s varsity basketball team was unable to close out 2020 with another win, falling to Oak Park Church School 41-36 last Tuesday, December 29. According to Cougars head coach Willie White, EA entered the game with only six players. “We knew we would have problems with fatigue due to the limited number of players that we had,” White said. “We successfully applied pressure, but…
ECHS drops 2 contests in Robertsdale tourney
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County’s varsity basketball team was unable to gain a victory last Tuesday, December 29, during the Christmas Basketball Tournament held in Robertsdale. The Blue Devils fell to Blount, 43-29, and to Robertsdale, 52-51, both Class 6A teams that, according to ECHS head coach John Shears, offered a vital chance to help get the young Blue Devils team battle-hardened. “Both games were very competitive,” Shears…
EA quarterback finalist for AISA Back of the Year
Sims By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Alabama Sportswriter Association announced December 29 that Escambia Academy standout quarterback Landon Sims has been selected as a finalist for AISA Back of the Year honors. Sims was a triple threat for the Cougars last season, helping lead the team to the AISA Class AA title game for the fifth straight year. The junior signal-caller rushed for 1,050 yards on 125 carries, including…
A walk with Christ
Jones By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer It has been over 400 days and 1,883 miles since Gregory Allen Jones Jr. first set off from Lexington, Kentucky on his journey to California on foot. Armed with a backpack and simple wood walking cane with a cross, Jones has been able to move across the southern east coast of the United States, spreading the word and love of Jesus Christ. Jones…
COVID-19 update
Local numbers continue to climb News Staff Report According to the January 5 report issued by Escambia County Healthcare Authority, 224 new cases have been confirmed among Escambia County residents since December 29. Statewide, almost 28,000 (27,789) new cases have been reported since December 29, bringing Alabama’s total to 379,593. Atmore Community Hospital has now collected 845 samples that tested positive for the novel coronavirus, up 68 from the December…