Sports

EA captures state track title
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s girls and boys junior high track and field team captured the 2021 AISA Class 1A-2A Junior High State Championship Monday, April 12, during the 2021 AISA Junior High State Track Meet. In the girls division, EA secured the win with 113 points, while Jackson Academy finished second with 102. Edgewood Academy’s girls team finished third with 74 points. In the 1A-2A junior boys…
Cougars fall to Wilcox
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Despite an early lead, Escambia Academy Cougars varsity baseball team was robbed of a victory by Wilcox Academy, 7-5, last Thursday, April 8. With the game tied at 5 and the Wildcats batting in the bottom of the sixth, Wilcox’s Parker Phillips singled, scoring 2 runs. The play by Phillips helped launch the Wildcats past EA.The Cougars took an early lead during the top of the…
Rams win big over Christian Collegiate
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Megan Wilson and Temple Albritton scored 4 runs each, helping to launch theAtmore Christian School girls’ softball team past Christian Collegiate Academy, 20-5, last Tuesday, April 6.The Rams fired up early on offense during the first inning when Albritton singled on an 0-2 count, scoring 1 run. From there, it was off to the races for ACS.The Rams’ highlight game moment came when ACS tallied 6…
Volleyball star signs in N.C.
Jackson News Staff Report Atmore residents Sam and Betty Holly are proud grandparents these days. Their son, Atmore native Gerry Jackson and his wife Teresa are proud parents. The family is excited about Daija Jackson’s decision to commit to the University of North Carolina Greensboro.Daija has been a standout on the West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C., as the senior middle hitter on the volleyball team. For Daija, playing in…
ECHS wins 3; battles for playoff slot
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Escambia County High School’s varsity baseball team still has a hold on the second place slot within the AHSAA Class 4A, Region 1 standings after winning three games last week and dropping only one. The ECHS Blue Devils started off the week, defeating Monroe County, 6-5, last Tuesday, April 6 and dropped game 2 of the double-header, 5-2.Hasten Dean, Jamrion Robinson, Anthony McCants, James Gibson, Michael…