Sports

Cougars participate in scrimmage
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, plans for the 2021 football season are just beginning for Escambia Academy.Last Thursday, May 20, the Cougars varsity and junior varsity football teams traveled to Tuscaloosa Academy to take part in a special spring scrimmage between Tuscaloosa Academy and Banks Academy. According to EA headmaster and head football coach Hugh Fountain, the Cougars were more than eager…
EA varsity basketball players recognized
Members of Escambia Academy’s varsity basketball team were among the teams, players and senior athletes honored during the school’s sports banquet held Monday, May 10. Shown are, from left, front, Bubba Nettles, Jacob Lee, Maliki Haynes, Landon Sims, Charlie Sasser; back, Hunter Smith, Chaston Helton, Thomas Riley, Caleb Davis, Troy Fountain, Daughtry McGhee.
Blue Devils host pre-season scrimmage
ECHS’ James Whatley (2) runs the ball during Friday’s round robin scrimmage game against Chickasaw. By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter The stadium lights at Herbert Barnes Field were once again shining bright last Friday, May 14, at Escambia County High as the Blue Devils’ varsity and junior varsity football squads took to the field for round robin scrimmage action against Chickasaw and B.C. Rain.The scrimmage, which was compiled of five 12-minute…
ACS Lady Rams’season ends
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter After a long, hard-fought battle, Atmore Christian School’s girls’ softball team officially ended the 2021 season with a 10-4 loss to Aletheia Christian Academy last Monday, April 26.Anna Weaver took the loss on the mound for the Lady Rams. Weaver surrendered 10 runs on 15 hits and pitched just over 7 innings. Weaver struck out 6 batters. ACS racked up 6 hits during the game. The…
EA’s season halted by Edgewood
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s varsity baseball season came to an end last Friday, April 30, when Edgewood Academy knocked the Cougars out of the 2021 AISA Baseball Playoffs. The Wildcats won 2 out of 3 games in a best of 3 series against the Cougars.During game 1 last Thursday April 29, EA started out slow, but found a way to win after trailing during the top of the…