Jay Lady Royals Beat Franklin County; One Win Away From Final Four

February 15, 2019

The Jay Royals beat Franklin County 53-37 Thursday night. It was the first playoff win in 23 years for the Lady Royals, and their 24th win in the last 25 games.

Jay was led by Madison Mathis with 20 points.

The Lady Royals are one away from a trip to the 1A Final Four in Lakeland. Jay will travel to Port St. Joe for the Region 1A finals.

Spring Ball Registration Extended At Cantonment, Continues In Century

February 15, 2019

Spring ball registration has been extended through Saturday at the for the Cantonment Youth Sports Association, and registration will continue through March 2 in Century.

Cantonment Ballpark

Registration at the Cantonment Ballpark been extended for T-ball, softball and baseball for all ages. Registration will be at the ballpark from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. . Registration is $80 and includes the team uniform jersey. For more information, email cantonmentsports@gmail.com. First practice will be Tuesday, February 19, and Opening Day is set for Saturday, March 30.

Century Little League

Century Little League registration for 2019 is continuing. The cost is $70 for the first child, $65 each additional through March 2.

Register online here, or in person registration will be held February 16 and March 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Showalter Park press box.

All fees are due at the time of registration. Credit and debit cards are accepted online. In person registration is cash or check only.

Note: Registration has closed from Northwest Escambia and Molino.

HS Basketball Playoffs: Win For Tate; Losses For Jay, Atmore

February 13, 2019

District 1-8A

The Tate Aggies advanced in district play Tuesday night with a win over the Navarre Raiders.

Top seed Tate beat Navarre 52-40 in the District 1-8A semifinals, and Niceville defeated Gulf Breeze 52-42. Love Bettis led the Aggies with 25 points.

The Aggies will face Niceville at 7 p.m. Friday in Niceville.

District 3-1A

In the District 3-1A semifinals Tuesday night, Chipley got past Jay 63-51, and Baker beat Freeport 44-39.

Baker will be at Chipley Friday at 7 p.m.


In Alabama playoff action Tuesday, Clark County defeated Escambia County High School 54-47 in Atmore.

Four Northview Chiefs Named To 1-A All State Football Teams

February 13, 2019

FloridaHSFootball.com has named four Northview Chiefs to their 1A All-State football teams. They are:

1st Team Linebacker – SR – Lance McLaughlin
2nd Team Defensive End – SO – Jaheem Durant
2nd Team Utility Player – SR – Seth Killam
Honorable Mention Offensive Lineman – JR – Cameron Findley

Pictured top: Lance McLaughlin. Below, descending order: Seth Killam, Jaheem Durant. NorthEscambia.com photos.

Ernest Ward, Ransom Split Middle School Volleyball Games (With Gallery)

February 12, 2019

Ernest Ward and Ransom split wins in middle school volleyball Monday night.

In varsity action, Ransom Middle School defeated Ernest Ward 25-15, 25-11. In junior varsity play, Ernest War defeated Ransom 25-21, 24-26, 15-13.

Ernest Ward will travel to Beulah Academy of Science on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and Ransom will travel to Beulah Middle School on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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HS Weightlifting: Northview Defeats Catholic

February 12, 2019

The Northview Boys Weightlifting team defeated Catholic, while falling to West Florida in a tri-meet Monday afternoon at West Florida.

The final score was:

West Florida 47
Northview 40
Catholic 19

Placing for the Chiefs were:

119-lb. class – Freshman Ashton Ray (3rd)
129-lb. class – Junior Trent Kite (1st)
129-lb. class – Junior Gary Clayton (4th)
139-lb. class – Sophomore Logan Bryan (1st)
154-lb. class – Senior Jarius Moorer (1st)
169-lb. class – Junior Aunterio Minor (2nd)
199-lb. class – Freshman William Swearengin (2nd)
199-lb. class – Sophomore Trevor Scott (3rd)
219-lb. class – Junior Jacob Hawkins (1st)
219-lb. class – Senior Lance McLaughlin (2nd)
238-lb. class – Junior Jojo Parker (2nd)
238-lb. class – Freshman A.J. Hasty (4th)
Heavyweight – Junior Cameron Findley (3rd)

The Chiefs return to action next Wednesday at Baker.

Tate High Cheerleaders Take 5th In The Nation

February 11, 2019

The Tate High School Cheerleaders won fifth place in the nation in their division Sunday night at UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando.

Tate finished in the top five in the Small Varsity Coed division.

Earlier this month, the Tate cheerleaders also brought home a state championship.

The Aggie cheerleaders won the Florida High School Athletic Association Region Small Coed Championship. They were the first squad from Tate High School or Escambia County to take first place in their division since Pine Forest won that honor in the 80s, according to the Escambia County School District. They were also the first Escambia district squad to win since cheerleading was recognized as a sport and included in the FHSAA competitions.

Tate Aggie cheerleaders are Kyndell Ammons, Morgan Austin, Jonah Cass, Bailey Carter, Shelby Fleming, Isabella Floyd, Kensley Foley Hagyn Helton, Payton Herring, Madeline Hughes, Erin Johnson, Elena Lucci, Abi Manoso, Keaden Martin, Kyndal Milsted, Ashlyn NeSmith, Madelyn Ray, Emma Romero, Payton Simmons, Ariyana Wyatt, Krysanne Hagen – co-captain, Emilee Potter – co-captain, and Kennedy Bellard – captain. This year’s head coach is Morgan White and the assistant coach is Annie Wiggins.

“I’m so proud of the work these athletes have put in this year,” White, who spent four years as an Aggie cheerleader, said after the state championship. “We’ve had many trials and hurdles they’ve had to endure, but their resiliency and love for their school continues to push these athletes forward. I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Tate High School cheer program.”

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Volleyball: Beulah Academy Of Science Tops Ernest Ward Middle

February 8, 2019

The Beulah Academy of Science Bobcats topped the Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles in middle school volleyball Thursday night.

In varsity play, Beulah defeated Ernest Ward in two straight sets, 25-21, 25-21.

In junior varsity play, Beulah Academy topped Ernest Ward in three sets. The Bobcats won the first set 25-15. The Eagles battled back to 26-24 win in the second set, followed by a decisive Bobcat 15-6 win.

Beulah Academy will travel to Beulah Middle School on Monday. Also on Monday, Ernest Ward will host Ransom Middle School.

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Jay Lady Royals Beat Freeport To Win District Championship

February 8, 2019

The Jay Lady Royals beat Freeport Thursday night for the District 3-1A Championship in Baker.

The Royals dominated 46-32 for the first district title since 1996 when they went on two win the state title.

Madison Mathis led the Lady Royals with 12 points and six blocks. Hayden Burkett also added 10 for the Royals.

Jay will host Franklin County on Thursday.

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UWF To Be First North American University To Host Parkrun, A Series Of Free 5Ks

February 8, 2019

The University of West Florida will host the first parkrun on a college campus in North America on Saturday. A volunteer-based nonprofit, parkrun offers free, weekly, timed 5K routes at 7:30 a.m. every Saturday, year-round.

There are currently 1,400 parkruns worldwide, with three established in the state of Florida. The other two Florida-based parkrun events are in Clermont and Gainesville. The nonprofit has developed a far-reach since its start in England in 2004. After visiting two parkrun events in Ireland, Pensacola resident Robin Foley introduced the idea of parkrun to Caleb Carmichael, head coach of the UWF men’s and women’s cross country teams, and Howard Reddy, vice president for university advancement.

“I was looking for a suitable course and UWF was looking for additional ways to attract visitors to campus, so linking up was a marriage made in heaven,” Foley said.

Foley has worked with UWF in recent months to clear the trail. The idea of parkrun was a welcoming one for Carmichael—he envisioned a competition-grade cross-country course that could serve UWF, nearby schools and the community.

“I wanted people to be able to come to a home meet here, train for UWF’s cross-country teams or run on a trail on campus,” Carmichael said.

Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Rec Plex North parkrun. The meeting location will be at the entrance of UWF’s Baars-Firestone Wildlife Sanctuary, located at the backside of the Rec Plex North, behind Lot Z.

For more information about the Rec Plex North parkrun, visit parkrun.us/recplexnorth. To view the UWF campus map, visit map.uwf.edu.

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