Josh Frye

EA dominates Lowndes and Sparta
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Landon Sims helped lead Escambia Academy past Lowndes Academy, 64-48, and Sparta Academy, 52-24, last week as the Cougars, who currently hold the tenth spot in the AISA Basketball Rankings within the AISA, are looking to attempt to gain ground up the ranking ladder within the coming weeks.Sims, who was recently honored as the 2021 AISA Football Back of the Year, has also been a constant…
Sims named 2021 AISA Back of the Year
Sims By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Thursday, January 13, Escambia Academy’s Landon Sims was named the 2021 AISA Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writer’s Association (ASWA).Sims, who was also selected to first-team, AISA All-State earlier last month, was among three other finalists nominated for the award. Sims received the honor during the Mr. Football luncheon banquet which was held at the Montgomery Renaissance in Montgomery.This season, Sims had…
ECHS boys and girls continue to push forward
ECHS’s Sheldon Williams (4) looks to pass during last Friday’s game. By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter The Escambia County boys’ basketball team is currently holding strong as the second ranked Class 4A team within the ASWA High School Basketball Rankings after defeating Williamson High School, 59-39, last Friday (January 14). During Friday’s home season game, Sheldon Williams led the Blue Devils in scoring with 22 points. Stephen Williams supplemented his brother’s…
Shots fired Monday at Fast Lane
By JOSH FRYENews Staff Writer Atmore Police Department officers were dispatched to the Fast Lane Convenience Store on Jack Springs Road in the Freemanville community at approximately 5:39 p.m. Monday, January 10, after receiving calls that shots had been fired at the location.Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said when officers arrived, they found that a male and female victims’ vehicle had been struck by a single bullet, and a total…
Cougars down Oak Park
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s Landon Sims scored 29 points last Friday, January 7, to lead the Cougars past Oak Park, 56-44. With the win, the EA’s varsity boys’ basketball team improved to a 7-3 season record and is ranked sixth in the AISA ASWA rankings after getting off to a slow start earlier this season due to many of the players doubling as football players or just inexperienced…