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EA golfers going to state

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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Two individuals on the Escambia Academy golf team and a five-man team will participate in the state tournament. Scott Brantley and Garrett Kirk have both qualified for state to participate as individuals. Individually, Scott Brantley has won low medalist at two events so far this year including the last home meet. In that meet, he [...]

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ECHS player signs commitment letter

By   /  March 13, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

        Escambia County High School football player Devante Williams signed his letter of intent, accepting a scholarship to play football for Miles College in Birmingham. Devante was recruited by both Miles and Alabama State, but chose Miles because, “The atmosphere felt like family,” he said. Pictured above from left, are Devante’s mother [...]

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EA lifts another championship

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Weight lifting coach Hugh Fountain has once again brought home a championship as Escambia Academy (EA) boys’ team lifted their way to their second consecutive 3-A AISA state weight lifting championship. A group of more than 50 lifters and coaches traveled to Pickens Academy in Carrollton, Alabama, February 19, to participate in the event, fielding [...]

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Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball registration

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

T-Ball – Ages 4 – 6 Pitching machine – Ages 7- 8 Minor League – Ages 9 – 10 Major League – Ages 11 – 12 Register Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Murray Johnson Insurance Office, 105 E. Louisville Ave. Next door to Nancy’s Etc., directly [...]

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Boothe signs with JDCC

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Escambia County High School senior Tristen Boothe signed a full softball scholarship with Jeff Davis Community College. Thursday, February 13. School officials, family members and friends gathered in the ECHS media center for the signing. Tristen is the daughter of Amy Day and Daniel Boothe, and the granddaughter of Terry and Vickie Day and Greg [...]

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Three EA girls receive state honors

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Three girls from Escambia Academy (EA) girls’ basketball team have been named to the Alabama Independent School Association’s (AISA) West Alabama Girls’ All-Star basketball team. Grayson Emmons, Lacie Flowers and Payton Snider were named to the squad which consists of 15 girls from schools in the western part of Alabama who will face off against [...]

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Baseball registration is Saturday

By   /  February 5, 2014  /  Events, Sports  /  Comments Off

Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball registration will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Atmore City Hall. Registration fee is $50. T-ball – ages 4 through 6 Pitching machine – ages 7 and 8 Minor league – ages 9 and 10 Major league – ages 11 and 12 You may register week [...]

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ECHS names coach

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Featured, News, Sports  /  Comments Off

      Royce Young was named as the new head football coach and Athletic Director at Escambia County High School at the Board of Education meeting Thursday. He is from North Alabama and, according to ECHS principal Dennis Fuqua, has an excellent reputation. More information will follow in the January 29 edition of Atmore [...]

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Register now for NWE baseball, softball

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Northwest Escambia baseball and softball open registration for ages three to 18 is under way at Bradberry Park in Walnut Hill. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to registration. Registration dates and times * Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to noon * Friday, January 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. [...]

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Townson volleyball player of the year

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Featured, Sports  /  Comments Off

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By CORRY BAGGETT News Staff Writer Do you know what a “dink” is? How about a “deep dish,” and I’m not referring to a special kind of casserole? Anyone who knows anything about volleyball knows that a dink is a deliberate short shot that is hit to land near the net. A deep dish is [...]

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