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Supporting their teammate

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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The Escambia Academy Cougars and cheerleaders showed their love and support for teammate James Fuqua, #74, at Friday night’s game. James’ dad passed away Friday, on James’ birthday. News photo by Ditto Gorme    

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Cougars gouge Glenwood

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By GARRETT KIRK News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars traveled to Phenix City Friday night, October 24, to play the Glenwood Academy Gators for their second to last regular season game of the year. The game went according to plan for the Cougars as they scored 34 points in the first half and strolled [...]

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Chiefs rattle the Braves

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By CORRY BAGGETT News Sports Writer “It could have been a heart breaker,” Northview’s Head Coach Sid Wheatley said as he led his team off the field after their 35-28 victory over the 4A Walton Braves from Defuniak Springs. “Both teams are fighting for those playoff spots, so tonight really mattered.” Walton was first on [...]

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Lady Devils volleyball team area champs

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By CHRISTIN SIMPKINS News Sports Writer Escambia County High School Lady Devils volleyball team had a record season. The Lady Devils started out the season with a goal of becoming area champs. From the very first week of play the Lady Devils proved to be very promising. The team consisted of 7 returning seniors who [...]

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ECHS ends with win

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By CHRISTIN SIMPKINS News Sports Writer The anticipation was high for the last football game of the 2014 Escambia County High School season. The game was played in Monroeville at Monroe County High School. Both teams were struggling with a losing record for the 2014 season and needed a win. The Blue Devils struggled this [...]

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Cougars pound Pike

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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By GARRETT KIRK News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars played their seventh game of the season, which was also their homecoming, last Friday night against the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots. The Cougars brought home another win for their school, leaving them undefeated on the season and in first place in their region. The game [...]

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Northview Chiefs chain up Freeport Bulldogs

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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By CORRY BAGGETT News Sports Writer Friday night’s victory over the Freeport Bulldogs seemed like a taming of the wild, indeed. With a 43-9 win, the Northview High School Chiefs garnished more attention, especially tailback Keondrae Lett, who has quietly been proving himself offensively. Both Northview and Freeport went into Friday night’s game with the [...]

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ECHS falls to St. Paul’s

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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By CHRISTIN SIMPKINS News Sports Writer It was the last home game for the Escambia County High School senior class of 2015. The night began with anticipation and proud parents representing and supporting their seniors. Captains for the game were Rashawn Flavors and Jaylen Brown. The Devils quickly showed their pride and established good field [...]

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Perdido MS cross country team competes at district finals

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Perdido Middle School’s cross country teams, coached by Craig Canaan, recently ended their season at the Baldwin County District Finals. Students placing in the District Finals were Sahara Stephens ninth place All County; Arial Scarborough 11th place; Camron Ganey eighth place All County; and Hunter Stewart 17th place. Shown are the cross country team members, [...]

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True greatness with class

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Sunday night I watched along with the rest of America as an icon of sports broke one of the most revered records in football – the career touchdown record. For the reader who does not follow football, this record is the equivalent of the career homerun record in baseball. It is considered the pinnacle of [...]

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