Basketball

Blue Devils, Lady Blue Devils set to play in area tournament
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer The Escambia County High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to Vigor High School last Friday night, February 1, during their last regular season game of the year. Despite a very hard-fought battle and exciting basketball game, the Blue Devils fell to the tough Vigor team, 58-45. Senior Lue Williams scored a total of 18 points during the game for the Blue Devils. Williams…
Blacksher-Excel turns into wild game
2 fans escorted from gym By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer A wild ride. Those are the only words that can be used to describe the J.U. Blacksher 48-43 win over rival Excel High School Thursday, January 31. The Blacksher Bulldogs went into the game as the no. 1 seed for the area tournament with 13-6 overall record and 5-0 in area play. The first two quarters of the game…
EA loses to Clarke by 2
Hopes alive for area tournament By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars boys’ varsity basketball team suffered a tough 2-point loss at the hands of Clarke Prep in last Thursday’s game, January 24. EA fell to Clarke 47-45, after a hard-fought battle. “Jayson Helton had a big game for us,” EA head coach James Smith said. “He played fantastic. Helton had tallied 16 points, 13 rebounds and…
ECHS boys, girls looking at playoffs
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer The Escambia County High School boys’ varsity basketball team is getting set to learn their fate in the area tournament setup after coming off a huge area win against W.S. Neal High School last Thursday, January 24. The Blue Devils defeated WSN 74 to 38 to extend their season overall record to 17-5. The win also wrapped up the Blue Devils area play with…