December 7, 2013
Scoring for the Chiefs were: Neino Robinson 28; Tony McAroy 17; Cameron Newsome 11; Jeffery Taylor 1; Nick Lambert 5; Eric Williams 7.
The Chiefs will travel to Jay next Thursday. JV Girls play at 3:30, JV Boys at 4:45; Varsity Girls at 6:00 and Varsity Boys at 7:15.
December 2, 2013
Ernest Ward Middle School cheerleader Jerni Crabtree was one of many cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that performed in the 2013 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour during the Thanksgiving weekend at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Crabtree, of Molino, performed with the UCA/UDA All-Americans group in the pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day.
The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association summer camps across the country.
December 1, 2013
The Northwest Escambia Juniors won the Gulf Coast Youth Football Championship Saturday in Gulf Shores, wrapping up an impressive 12-0 season in which NWE outscored all opponents 410-19.
The Eagles shut out Trimmier Park Saturday 7-0 after a 13-0 shutout of the Eight Mile Giants on Friday. The Trimmier Park Saints are a combined all-star team made up from four parks in Mobile.
Odom scored the only touchdown for the Eagles with Jaden Cunningham scoring the extra point. Eagles defense held the Saints scoreless, even in a first and goal situation on the Saints 3-yard line. AJ Hasty, Keaundre Richardson, Jayden Jackson, Jaheem Durant, Da’Merion Findley and Kaden Odom had several tackles each. Kaden Odom completed two passes to Tanner Boone for short gains. Jayden Jackson also completed a 30-yard pass to Keaundre Richardson.
For a recap of Friday’s game, click here.
Pictured: The Northwest Escambia Juniors won the Gulf Coast Youth Football Championship in Gulf Shores Saturday. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
November 30, 2013
The Northwest Escambia Juniors are competing in the Gulf Coast Youth Football Championships in Gulf Shores this weekend.
Friday, the NWE Juniors beat the Eight Mile Giants 13-0. For the NWE Eagles, Jayden Jackson and Jaheem Durant both scored touchdown, and Kaden Odom added an extra point.
The Eagles defense dominated the Giants. Keaundre Richardson had five tackles and a sack, Kaden Odom had one interception and several tackles, Ki-Jana Carter, Donovon Davis and Tomorrion Knight played tough on the defensive line, AJ Hasty had a fumble recovery, and Jayden Jackson and Jaheem Durant both had several tackles.
Shortly after the NWE Eagles win, tournament officials disqualified the Giants for two ineligible, over-age limit players.
The NWE Eagles will take on Trimmier Park on Saturday.
November 30, 2013
Here are high school playoff scores from around Florida Friday night:
Blountstown 42, Cottondale 0
Trenton 17, Dixie County 14
Champagnat Catholic 28, Indian Rocks 14
Victory Christian 46, North Florida Christian 41
Clearwater Central Catholic 7, Westminster Christian 0
Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 20, Tampa Catholic 11
Bolles School 34, Florida 27
Miami Washington 49, Cocoa 10
Clay 9, Pensacola Catholic 7
Lake Wales 34, Merritt Island 23
Lakewood 27, South Sumter 21
Plantation American Heritage 41, Hardee 7
Armwood 41, Springstead 0
Bartram Trail 17, Choctawhatchee 14
Mainland 42, South Fort Myers 7
Dwyer 36, St. Thomas Aquinas 28
East Lake 49, Port Charlotte 15
Kissimmee Osceola 19, Sickles 14
Niceville 38, Fletcher 17
Apopka 42, First Coast 20
Palm Beach Gardens 12, Miramar 10
Plant 17, Fort Pierce Central 7
November 27, 2013
Hunting and fishing licenses are now available at the Billy G. Ward Courthouse in Century.
Citizens are now able to obtain Florida hunting and fishing licenses at the office of Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller Pam Childers in the courthouse at 7500 North Century Boulevard.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed each day from noon – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
The office is open today, but will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holidays. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2. For more information, contact the Escambia County Clerk of the Court office during the business hours listed above at (850) 256-6161.
Pictured top: Clerk of the Court employee Cindy Courtney works Tuesday afternoon to issue a Florida hunting license in Century. Pictured below: The Billy G. Ward Courthouse in Century. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
November 26, 2013
Leading scorers for the Chiefs were Tony McAroy with 35 and Neino Robinson with 26. Other scorers were: Trent Howard, 12; Eric Williams, 4; Cameron Newsome, 3; Keondrae Lett, 2; and Nick Lambert, 2.
The Chiefs were to be on the road Tuesday afternoon against T.R. Miller, but that matchup has been canceled and rescheduled for December 16 in Bratt.
The junior varsity girls will play a game December 3 at 5:30 against Flomaton at home; otherwise, the Chiefs won’t play another home game in Bratt until December 13.
November 25, 2013
Five Northview High School seniors were named to the Florida Class 1A All-Star Volleyball team. They had the chance to play this weekend in St. Petersburg in front of college coaches for the opportunity to gain scholarships.. They were (picture, L-R) Lily Townson, Lana Clayton, Danielle Steadham, Rebecca Grim and Tiffani Pritchett. The five players also recently played as members of the 2013 Subway All-Star High School Volleyball West team in Pensacola. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
November 25, 2013
The Northview Chiefs fell to the Cottondale Hornets Friday night in Cottondale.
NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
November 23, 2013
The defending 1A state champ Northview Chiefs suffered an agonizing 34-28 loss on the road to Cottondale Friday night in the Region 1-1A title game.
“It’s tough,” senior quarterback Dalton Tullis said following the game. “We worked hard, but we could have done more stuff than we did. I feel bad right now.”
The Chiefs suffered numerous controversial calls by the officials, including a game changer with 1:36 to go. The Chiefs were up 28-26 when Northview’s Brannon Freeman picked off a Hornet pass. The officials called pass interference, setting up a Hornet drive and the go ahead run for Cottondale.
“I saw things differently,” Northview head coach Sid Wheatley said. “It’s big. It’s big. If a couple of calls had gone the other way it would have been a different outcome in this game.”
And as the clock rolled down to zero and the Chiefs down to the Hornet’s 30 on the final play, Northview fans and coaches saw what should have been a holding call, but no flags were thrown.
But excuses and blame don’t earn — or lose — a trip to the state championship game in Orlando.
“We needed to move the ball a little bit better in the second half. We needed to stop them a little bit better,” Wheatley said. “We’ve got to come back real hungry with these guys that are going to return (next season). We need to remember this feeling and be motivated by it. We need to win.”
And in the end, the Chiefs came up short, and the tears flowed.
“I’m feeling pretty bad right now. It’s heartbreaking to lose like this,” senior Neino Robinson said after the loss. “I think we played the best we could; we made some big plays. My team’s great; I have a great team. We just gave up some big plays in the end, and it come back to hurt us.”
The Chiefs were the first on the board Friday night in Cottondale with 8:40 to go in the first. Tullis was up the middle for a couple of yards and the Chiefs’ first touchdown. A missed extra point attempt, and Northview held a 6-0 lead.
On their next possession, the Chiefs fumbled the ball away with Cottondale recovering on the 10-yard line to set up a touchdown and a 6-6 tie.
In the second, Cottondale answered with a 15 yard touchdown pass to go ahead 12-6. With 7:54 to go in the half, Freeman was in from a couple of yards out and Tullis added the two point conversion run, 14-12 Chiefs. With just over a minute and a half before half time, the Chiefs expanded their lead to 20-12 on a 3-yard TD run from Freeman. On the extra point attempt, Robinson was into the end zone, 22-12 Chiefs.
In the third quarter, the Hornets stung with 8:30 on the clock to close in 22-18 with a 23-yard touchdown pass.
Cottondale scored with 6:01 in the fourth before the Chiefs retook the lead on 2-yard run from Keondrae Lett with 4:22. But Cottondale would come back with 41 seconds remaining to go ahead on a 4-yard run, 34-28.
Pictured top: Northview’s Keondrae Lett reacts emotionally after the Chief’s regional final loss Friday night in Cottondale. Pictured top inset: A missed Northview pass at the Hornet’s 3-yard line with 3.7 seconds remaining in the game. Pictured middle inset: Northview’s Neino Robinson and Coach Sid Wheatley following the loss. Pictured bottom inset: Junior Cameron Newsome gains yardage for the Chiefs. Pictured below: Ladarius Thomas fights off a Hornets defender. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.