Tate Lady Aggies Win District 1-7A Championship

April 18, 2014

The Tate High School Lady Aggies won the District 1-7A championship Thursday night with a 8-1 win over the Navarre Raiders. The Aggies will now host Tallahassee Chiles in the quarterfinals next Thursday. Photos by Timothy Dunsford for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

West Florida Lady Jags Win District 1-4A Championship

April 18, 2014

The West Florida Lady Jaguars won the District 1-4A championship Thursday night with a 10-0 blowout of the Marianna Bulldogs. The Lady Jags will host Godby on Wednesday at 7p.m.  in the Region 1-4A finals. Pictured: (bottom, L-R)  Jibrasha Moore, Danyelle Black, Ealon Pyle, Korina Rosario, Jordaine Watkins, Nachelle Watson, Kristin Gunter, Kayla Miller, (back row, L-R))Maegan Freeman, Farrah Nicholas, Lauren Carnley, Breana Rogers, Emily Loring, Ali Cutaio, Coach Angie Johnson, Jasmyn Nguyen, Kathleen Smiley, Head Coach Jessica Smith, Coach Gary Jackson. Photos by NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Jay Lady Royals Claim District 3-1A Championship

April 18, 2014

The Jay Lady Royals won the District 3-1A championship  Thursday night with a 5-2 win over Chipley.  It was the third consecutive district championship for Jay.

Chassity McCraney pitched the win in seven for the Lady Royals, allowing five hits, striking out seven.

Jay hitters were Destiny Herring 2-4, R, RBI; Sydney Lowery 3-4, 2RBI; Samantha Steadham 1-3, R, 2B; Michaela Stewart 1-4, R, 2B; Harley Taggert 1-3, 2R.

Photos by Diann Penton Tagert for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Chiefs Split Games With Washington

April 18, 2014

The Northview Chiefs wrapped up their regular season Thursday as they hosted the Washington Wildcats.

The junior varsity Chiefs defeated Washington 4-3, while the NHS varsity lost to WHS 5-0.

The varsity Chiefs finished the season at 15-5, 7-3 in the district.  The district championship games being Monday in Chipley. Northview will play on Tuesday in Chipley against the Monday winner between Freeport and Holmes County.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Ramona Preston, click to enlarge.

Wahoos Lose Second Straight To Biscuits

April 18, 2014

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (7-7) lost the game and the series to the Montgomery Biscuits (8-6) on a rainy night at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The Biscuits defeated the Wahoos 3-2 in a rain-shortened contest and have won three out of the first four games in the series. Due to the thunderstorm, the game was cut-short after eight innings.

RHP Jon Moscot (0-1) had his longest outing of the season going 6.1 innings while allowing 3 R/ER. Moscot had a season-high six strikeouts and walked just three Biscuit batters.

Steve Selsky led the charge again for the Wahoos going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and two RBI. Right fielder Bryson Smith had his third multi-hit game of the season going 2-for-4 with two doubles.

RHP Michael Colla made his third start of the season and it was an impressive one. Colla pitched 7.0 innings and had a season-best eight strikeouts. Colla did give up seven hits but only walked one batter in earning the win.

The Biscuits third baseman, Richie Shaffer, scored the first run of the game on a solo home run in the 2nd inning. Shaffer went 1-for-4 on the evening with an RBI. Catcher Luke Maile went 1-for-2 with a two-RBI single in the fourth inning to give the Biscuits a 3-0 lead.

Friday is the final game of the series between the Biscuits and Wahoos. Before the game, join Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and the Blue Wahoos for Egga-Wahooza on the Community Maritime Park lawn. The free Easter Egg hunt will include 30,000 eggs and a select few will be autographed by the Blue Wahoos. Registration begins at 4 p.m. with the Egg Hunt to follow at 5 p.m. No game ticket is required. The first 2,000 fans through the gates for the game will receive a Blue Wahoos wooden egg courtesy of Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance.

RHP Michael Lorenzen (1-0, 1.32) will make his third start of the season for the Wahoos. For the Biscuits, it will be the left-hander Grayson Garvin (0-1, 1.50)

by Tommy Thrall

Pictured: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos take on the Montgomery Biscuits at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium Thursday night. Photos by Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Blue Wahoos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Coaches Name Robinson To All-State First Team

April 17, 2014

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches has named Northview’s Neino Robinson to the 2013-2014 Boys Class 1A All-State  first team.

Robinson, a senior, was the only public school player from Escambia County named to any of the associations’ all-state teams in an classification. Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, a review of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches.

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches includes coaches from the high school, junior college and four-year college levels.

Pictured: North view’s Neino Robinson (#1) takes a shot for the Northvew Chief  during the reglar season.

Tate, Jay To Play For District Championships After Wednesday Wins

April 17, 2014

The Tate Lady Aggies and the Jay Lady Royals will be in action tonight in their district softball championship games.

The top-seeded Tate Lady Aggies beat Fort Walton Beach Wednesday night 12-1 in five. The win earned the Lady Aggies a chance to play Thursday night for the  District 1-7A championship against the third seed Navarre Raiders, 7 p.m. at Tate High School. The Raiders upset number two Niceville Wednesday 2-1.

The Jay Royals beat Baker Wednesday night to advance to the championship game of the District 3-1A softball tournament. Jay will host Chipley at 7:00 Thursday night for the district championship after Chipley beat Holmes County.

Wahoos Fall 5-0 To Montgomery

April 17, 2014

On a crisp night at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (7-6) dropped game three of the five-game series with the Montgomery Biscuits, 5-0. The Biscuits (7-6) were powered by a 5th inning grand slam from left fielder Jeff Malm, which appeared to put the game out of reach.

RHP Robert Stephenson (1-1) struggled in his second start of the season. He logged 4.1 innings and gave up 5 R/ER. Stephenson walked seven Biscuit batters and gave up a grand slam to Malm in the fifth, which ended up being his final batter of the evening. Reliever Daniel Renken had his longest outing of the season in relief of Stephenson. Renken pitched 2.2 innings and gave up no runs, three walks and struck out two. Wahoos pitchers combined to match a team record with 11 walks in the game.

Right fielder Juan Duran extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 1-for-4 performance at the plate. Left fielder Donald Lutz remained hot going 1-for-4 with a double. Shortstop Devin Lohman had his second multi-hit game of the season; Lohman went 2-for-4 with two singles for the Wahoos.

RHP Jared Mortensen (2-0) gave up no runs in his third start of the season; Mortensen pitched 5.0 innings and gave up just four hits while striking out five Wahoo batters. RHP Jake Thompson pitched three scoreless innings in relief for the Biscuits. Thompson gave up just one hit and struck out four in his longest outing of the season.

Thursday marks the fourth game of the series and first pitch is scheduled for 6:30. RHP Jon Moscot (0-0, 0.90) is set to start for the Wahoos and he will be opposed by Michael Colla (0-1, 6.52).

by Tommy Thrall

Pictured: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos lose 5-0 to the Montgomery Biscuits Wednesday night in Pensacola. Photos by Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Blue Wahoos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

FWC Sets Recreational Red Snapper Season To Begin May 24

April 17, 2014

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters Wednesday. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.

Starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day will provide recreational red snapper fishing through an important holiday weekend, helping attract more visitors and bringing economic benefits to our coastal communities, FWC said.

The federal season is currently projected to be 11 days long, starting June 1 and remaining open through June 11. This season is subject to change depending on projections by NOAA Fisheries for when the recreational red snapper quota may be caught.

Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end, out to about 200 nautical miles.

The daily bag limit will remain two per person in state and federal waters.

Northview, Freeport Out Of District 3-1A Softball Tourney

April 16, 2014

The Northview Lady Chiefs and Freeport were knocked out of the District 3-1A Softball Tournament at Jay.

In game one Tuesday afternoon, Holmes County defeated the Northview Lady Chiefs 3-0. In game two, the Baker Lady Gators defeated Freeport 11-4. Kyndall Hall  and Danielle Steadham  were both 1-3 at bat for Northview. Mallory Ryan pitched a complete seven innings for the Lady Chiefs, allow three hits and striking out seven.

Wednesday, Chipley will play Holmes County, and at 7 p.m. the Jay Lady Royals will take on Baker. Winners will advance to the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jay.

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