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, 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.

Wahoos Beat Biscuits 7-4

April 16, 2014

On a chilly night at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, the Wahoos defeated the Biscuits 7-4 in the second game of the series. The Wahoos (7-5) used a four-run inning in the third to break the game open. The Biscuits (6-6) mounted a comeback scoring three runs in the eighth inning, but eventually fell short.

RHP Daniel Corcino (1-2) started the contest for the Wahoos and went 6.0 innings, giving up just one R/ER and two hits. Corcino worked out of a first-inning bases loaded jam and gave up just one hit in his final 5.0 innings of work, at one point retiring 13 of 14 batters he faced. RHP Drew Hayes walked two, but shut down the Biscuits in the ninth on the way to earning his third save of the year.

The Wahoos exploded offensively; their four-run third inning was a season-high for runs scored in an inning. First baseman Steve Selsky led the way with a 3-for-5 game with two runs scored and an RBI. Bryan Anderson, Juan Silverio, Devin Lohman and Juan Duran all drove in runs Tuesday night for the Wahoos. Center fielder Bryson Smith had his second multi-hit game of the season going 3-for-5 with three singles.

RHP Dylan Floro (0-1) was chased from the mound after 4.1 innings; Floro gave up 11 hits and 7 R/ER while walking two and striking out four. LHP Braulio Lara had a successful night giving up no runs in 2.2 innings of work while striking out four.

Third baseman Richie Shaffer went 2-for-5 on the night with a triple and an RBI, but just missed out on a game-tying three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. Designated hitter Curt Casali went 1-for-1 with a double and four walks.

The Wahoos scored at least five runs so use the promo code Wahoos and receive 50% off your entire order Wednesday at The Wahoos will send RHP Robert Stephenson (1-0, 3.86) to the mound for the third game of the series on Wednesday where he’ll be opposed by RHP Jared Mortensen (1-0, 4.26).

by Tommy Thrall

Pictured: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos beat the Montgomery Biscuits 7-4 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium Tuesday. Photos by Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Blue Wahoos for photos, click to enlarge.

by Tommy Thrall

Wahoos Drop First Of Series 3-1 To Montgomery Biscuits

April 15, 2014

The Montgomery Biscuits took the first game of the series 3-1 over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in a rain-shortened contest. The Wahoos (6-5) had the tying run at the plate with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning when the game was forced into a rain delay. The rain persisted and came down even harder during the hour and twenty minute delay. Montgomery (6-5) scored two runs in the top of the first, which would prove to be all the Biscuits needed.

RHP Carlos Contreras (1-1) struggled to find his command early in the contest and gave up 3 R/ER in five innings of work while striking out five Biscuit batters. RHP Tim Adleman made his first appearance of the year for the Wahoos after being called up on April 12th; Adleman pitched 1.0 innings and gave up no runs or hits.

The Wahoos struggled at the plate and only mustered three hits through 5.1 innings. Left fielder Donald Lutz went 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Lutz was stranded on third base when the game was called in the bottom of the sixth. Juan Duran went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout.

RHP Victor Mateo (1-2) pitched the entire game for the Biscuits going 5.1 innings, giving up 1 R/ER and striking out four batters.

Left fielder Taylor Motter went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. First baseman Cameron Seitzer had an RBI on his 1-for3 night.

The Blue Wahoos return to the field on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. to take on the Biscuits. The Wahoos will send RHP Daniel Corcino (0-2, 2.57) to the mound while the Biscuits will counter with RHP Dylan Floro (0-0, 7.71).

by Tommy Thrall

Pictured: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos take on the Montgomery Biscuits.  Photos by Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Blue Wahoos for, click to enlarge.

Log-A-Load Bass Tourney Results, Over $13K Awarded

April 14, 2014

Over $13,000 in prize money was awarded Saturday in the 18th Annual Charity Log A Load for Kids Bass Tournament held at Live Oak Landing in Stockton, Ala.

Winners were as follows:

  1. Keith Deese & Jim Smith – 11.69 pounds; $3,000
  2. Bryan Ward & Zach Lawshe – 11.63 pounds; $2,000
  3. Morgan Grainger & Randy Speights – 11.46 pounds; $1,000
  4. Sterling Johnson & Tim Taylor – 11.39 pounds; $950
  5. Mark Ross & James Roete – 10.40 pounds; $900
  6. Darrell Bryan & Gavin Webb – 10.32 pounds; $850
  7. Logan Marston & Keith Marston – 10.32 pounds; $800
  8. Eddie Knowles & Wayne McDade – 9.73 pounds; $750
  9. Tommy Parker & Steve Williamson – 9.37 pounds; $700
  10. John Bailey & Jeremy Baltzell – 9.36 pounds; $650
  11. Matt Carpenter & Carl Rowell – 9.27 pounds; $500
  12. John Taylor & Kim Taylor – 9.11 pounds; $400
  13. Matt Lemon & Mike Swoboda – 9.10 pounds; $300
  14. David Foshee & Larry Foshee – 9.00 pounds; $200
  15. Robbie Stanley & Jacob Hollingsworth – 8.93 pounds; $100

The tournament and events raise funds for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Log-A-Load is sponsored by the Florida Forestry Association and the Florida Loggers Council.

Jay Girls Track Takes District 1-1A Crown; Boys Finish Fourth

April 14, 2014

The Jay High School girls track team won the District 1-1A championship, while the Jay boys finished in fourth place.

Top Jay finishers were:

  • Girls High Jump – Kolby Copeland, 4th; Jessica Thornton, 5th, Kourtney Smith, 8th.
  • Boys High Jump – Aurhur Fraley, 5th; Jacob Madden, 6th.
  • Girls Long Jump – Carissa Mulford, 4th; Kayla Flowers, 6th; Kourtney Smith, 7th.
  • Boys Long Jump – Roger Mishoe, 4th.
  • Girls Triple Jump – Kourtney Smith, 2nd; Carissa Mulford, 4rd; Kayla Flowers, 4th; Carsen Arrant, 6th.
  • Girls Discus Throw – Brianna Hawthorne 5th; Jenna Thornton, 6th.
  • Boys Discus Throw – Tucker Harrington, 2nd; Cody Hitt, 4th; Colby Diamond 6th.
  • Girls Shot Put- Brianna Hawthorne, 6th; Jennifer Lowery 8th.
  • Boys Shot Put – Tucker Harrington, 2nd; Colby Diamond, 4th; Jarred Hunt, 8th.
  • Girls 100 Meter Dash – Amber Cross, 3rd; Kayla Flowers, 5th.
  • Girls 200 Meter Dash — Amber Cross, 3rd; Autumn Ates, 5th.
  • Boys 200 Meter Dash — Braden Cross, 2nd.
  • Girls 400 Meter Dash -  Kristen Pike, 2nd; Savannah Brown, 4th.
  • Girls 100 Meter Hurdles – Carissa Mulford, 3rd; Jorja Agrait, 5th; Kelly Hoover, 6th; Alyssa Chavis, 8th.
  • Boys 100 Meter Hurdles – Mason Bridges, 3rd.
  • Girls 300 Meter Hurdles – Jorja Agrait, 3rd; Carissa Mulford, 5th; Kelly Hoover, 7th; Alyssa Chavis, 8th.
  • Boys 300 Meter Hurdles — Roger Mishoe, 1st; Mason Bridges, 5th.
  • Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay — Jay High School, 4th.
  • Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay – Jay High School, 2nd.
  • Girls 4 x 400 – Ana-Grace Smith, Savanna Brown, Jenna Thornton, Jessica Thornton – 1st.
  • Boys 4 x 400 – Austin Gibson, Roger Mishoe, Brandon Poley, Braden Cross – 4th.
  • Girls 4 x 800 -Ana-Grace Smith, Savanna Brown, Jenna Thornton,, Jorja Agrait – 1st.
  • Girls 800 Meter -  Jessica Thornton, 1st;  Ana-Grace Smith, 3rd; Jenna Thornton, 4th.
  • Boys 800 Meter – Cody Wolfe, 3rd; Casey Zylstra, 7th.
  • Girls 1600 Meter – Jessica Thornton, 2nd.
  • Girls 3200 Meter – Carsen Arrant 5th; Kendra Weekes, 8th.
  • Boys 3200 Meter – Micah Kemp, 3rd

For complete event results, click here.

Pictured: The Jay High School Lady Royals track team. Submitted photo for, click to enlarge.

Wahoos Finish Road Swing With 7-5 Over Huntsville

April 14, 2014

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos defeated the Huntsville Stars 7-5 in the final game of the five-game series. The Wahoos (6-4) won their final game in Huntsville before the Stars move on to Biloxi next season. Huntsville (7-3) lost their second straight to the Wahoos after winning seven games in a row. The Wahoos exploded offensively, hitting four home runs against the Stars.

RHP Michael Lorenzen (2-0) started his second game of the season for the Wahoos and earned the win, pitching 6.2 innings. Lorenzen gave up 2 R/ER and struck out four while only allowing four hits.

The Wahoos appeared to have run away with the game, leading the Stars 7-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth. RHP Sean Black gave up three runs and only recorded one out in the ninth before manager Delino DeShields called upon lefty Fabian Williamson. Williamson earned the save and recorded a strikeout in his 0.2 innings of work.

Left fielder Donald Lutz led the Wahoos’ offensive attack with two home runs and three RBI; Lutz went 3-for-4 in the game. Center fielder Yorman Rodriguez and third baseman Juan Silverio hit their first home runs of the season. Second baseman Rey Navarro continued his hot streak, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

RHP Tyler Cravy (1-1) pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 5 R/ER to the Wahoos. Cravy struck out three and walked two while allowing three home runs. RHP Eric Marzec pitched 2.0 innings in relief and gave up just one run while striking out two Wahoo batters.

First baseman Nick Ramirez went 1-for-4 and hit a home run. Center fielder Mitch Haniger hit a home run for the third straight game; Haniger went 1-for-4 in the contest.

Since the Wahoos won and scored at least five runs, all online orders from Papa John’s will be 50% off on Monday. The Blue Wahoos return to Pensacola Bayfront Stadium on Monday for a five-game home stand against the Montgomery Biscuits. The Biscuits are the first South Division opponent of the season for Pensacola. RHP Carlos Contreras (1-0) will get the nod for the Wahoos. The Biscuits are scheduled to send RHP Victor Mateo (0-2) to the mound.

by Joey Truncale

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