FHSAA Eligibility Experts Offer Class Today In Escambia County

October 13, 2014

Today, the Escambia County School District will host a team from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to conduct training that will address FHSAA rules and regulations for the athletic eligibility for middle and high school student athletes. This training opportunity will be held in the auditorium of  Booker T. Washington High School at 6000 College Parkway  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FHSAA eligibility and compliance experts will educate student athletes and their families on the rules and regulations concerning recruiting as well as how to establish, protect, and maintain a student athlete’s athletic eligibility throughout high school.

Along with student athletes and their families, the public is also invited to attend this training.

Tate Beats Washington (With Photo Gallery)

October 11, 2014

Fans at Pete Gindl Stadium in Cantonment got their money’s worth of excitement Friday as the Tate Aggies beat the Washington Wildcats 35-28.

Things rolled right along for the Aggies in the first quarter. On the second play of the game,  Alondo Thompkins had an 86-yard touchdown run, followed by an Alonte Thompson touchdown run with about five minutes to go in the first for a 14-0 Tate lead.

But then the Wildcats began to roar with two touchdowns for a 14-14 tie at the half.

In the second half, the Aggies added three touchdowns. The first was a 6-yard quarterback keeper from Sawyer Smith. the second on a 27-yard pass from Smith to Reggie Payne and the third from Alondo Thompkins from 44-yards out.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Tate High School Aggies  (5-2,0-1) will host Crestview (2-5, 0-0)  next Friday at 7:30.

Pictured top: The Wildcats attempt to stop the Tate Aggies Friday night at Pete Gindl Stadium in Cantonment. Pictured inset: Tate’s Alondo Thompkins (#23) gained 189 yards for the Aggies Friday night.  NorthEscambia.com photos by Keith Garrison, click to enlarge.

High School Football Finals

October 11, 2014

Here’s a look at final football scores from around the North Escambia area tonight:


  • Tate 35 Washington 28 [Read more...]
  • Jay 26, Graceville 17
  • West Florida 44, Rutherford 7
  • Escambia 35,  Leon 28
  • Pine Forest 33, Crestview 7
  • Mosley 34, Gulf Breeze 28
  • Catholic 35, Milton 26
  • Niceville 35, Navarre 21
  • Baker 34 North Bay Haven 7
  • OPEN: Northview, PHS


  • Flomaton 28, Mobile Christian 14
  • T.R. Miller 17,  Geneva 0
  • W.S. Neal 41, Thomasville 7
  • Williamson 34, Escambia County (Atmore) 6
  • Escambia Academy 51,  Morgan Academy 0

Northview Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night, Takes On Jay

October 10, 2014

The  Northview Lady Chiefs honored their seniors during Senior Night Thursday before taking on the Jay Royals.

Senior Northview volleyball players honored were E’Layzha Bates, Penny Banda, Kyndall Hall, McKenzie Nasser and Shania Ward.

The Chiefs lost to Jay 15-25, 25-18, 8-25, 12-25.

Pictured top: Senior E’Layzha Bates. Pictured below, upper to lower photo: Penny Banda, Kyndall Hall, McKenzie Nasser and Shania Ward. Each girl was escorted by her parents. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Ernest Ward Beats Excel (With Photo Gallery)

October 10, 2014

The Ernest Ward Eagles defeated the Excel Panthers 44-20 Thursday night in middle school football action in Walnut Hill.

The Eagles will host Foley on Thursday, October 16, and Ernest Ward will round our their season at home on Tuesday, October 21 against the Flomaton Hurricanes. Both games are set for kickoff at 6 p.m.

For more photos, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Cross Country Results: Northview, Tate, Flomaton, Ernest Ward (With Photo Gallery)

October 9, 2014

One hundred fourteen runners competed in a cross county meet Tuesday afternoon at Northview High School in Bratt. Runners represented Central High, Ernest Ward Middle, East Hill Christian, Flomaton High, Northview High, Pensacola Christian Academy, Pensacola High and Tate High schools.

For a photo gallery with most runners, click here.

Results were as follows:

Girl Teams

  1. Pensacola Christian Academy 28 points
  2. Central 55 points
  3. Pensacola High 70 points
  4. Northview 159 points
  5. Ernest Ward 185 points

Top 5 Girls From Each Team

Pensacola Christian Academy Girls

  1. Kaytlyn Buschman
  2. Lauren Cochran
  3. Macie Gilbert
  4. Mikayla Gagmon
  5. Miranda Gagmon

Central High Girls

  1. Camryn Gilliard 23: 14
  2. Christine Clark
  3. Erin Taylor
  4. Alexis Clark
  5. Kennedy Fuller

Pensacola High Girls

  1. Gabbe Ruiz 24:12
  2. Mackenzie Daine
  3. Carly Vonosienbridge
  4. Mong Nender
  5. Grace Penta

Northview High Girls

  1. Moriah McGahan 26:23
  2. Keondra Stanley 33:13
  3. Marry Sullivan  33:14
  4. Myishia Syria  35:03
  5. Bethany Reynolds 35:33

Ernest Ward Middle Girls

  1. Addison Albrittton 29:52
  2. Cailee Wilburn  33:30
  3. Anna Sullivan 33:42
  4. Payton Jackson 35:16
  5. Kaitlyn Kasslebrock 35:43

Varsity Boys Teams

  1. Pensacola Christian Academy 29 Points
  2. Pensacola High 92 Points
  3. Central 124 Points
  4. Flomaton 138 Points
  5. Tate 149 Points
  6. Northview 207 Points
  7. Ernest Ward 307

Top 5 Boys From Each Team

Pensacola Christian Academy Boys

  1. Hunter Stewart 18:19
  2. Hyum Lee
  3. Michael Frank
  4. Daniel Posy
  5. Zach Arine

Pensacola High Boys

  1. Jeit Crowdie 19:05
  2. Liam Neal
  3. Justin Polk
  4. Chandler Haines
  5. Joseph Nguyen

Central High Boys

  1. Morgan Givens 20:38
  2. Kyler Fuller
  3. Lee Henning
  4. Alan Carlson
  5. Garrett Price

Flomaton Boys

  1. Dustin Reaves 20:53
  2. Hayden Hammond
  3. Dwayne Hamby
  4. Dylan Patterson
  5. Mayson Kent

Tate High Boys

  1. Dave Nolen 18:57
  2. Jonathon Crabbe  21:37
  3. Cole Stillwater 22:06
  4. Dale Smith  23:23
  5. Matthew Blalock 27:53

Northview High Boys

  1. Brandon Korinchak 20:19
  2. Josh Borelli 23:23
  3. Austin Ates 25:14
  4. Triston Reeves 26:35
  5. Zach Calloway 27:31

Ernest Ward Middle Boys

  1. Brandon Sheldt 25:17
  2. Bryce Korinchak 29:00
  3. Shane Hardin 33:05
  4. Keaton Brown  35:20
  5. Alexander Floyd 37:24

Tribal Beat Coed Softball Tournament Registration Underway

October 8, 2014

The Northview High School Tribal Beat Band will host their 1st Annual Coed Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. until at NWE Bradberry Park.

The entry fee is $150 per team, due by Friday, October 10. Mail payments to NHS Band Boosters, P.O. 25, Walnut Hill, FL 32568 or drop the payment by Northview High School. All of the proceeds will go directly to support the band with travel, new uniforms and other expenses.

Tournament rules require a minimum of four females per team with three on the field. Winner will receive trophy and bragging rights. For information on the rules or any other questions, contact Thomas Long at (850) 529-7502.

Northview Chiefs Name Players Of The Week; Lett Sets School Rushing Record

October 8, 2014

The Northview Chiefs, now ranked No. 5 in the latest state football poll, have named players of the week from last Friday night’s win over Jay, including an offensive player that set a new school record.

Senior Keondrae Lett was named Offensive Player of the Week with 313 total rushing yards, a single game school record. Lett amassed the rushing yardage on 15 carries for three touchdowns — that’s a 20.9 yard per carry average. He also recorded one catch for 24 yards and a touchdown. Lett has 842 total rushing yards for the season, plus 82 yards receiving.

Defensive Player of the Week is Jaylen Parker with 13 total tackles including three tackles for a loss and two sacks.

The Special Teams Player of the Week was Chasen Freeman who was 5 of 6 on point after attempts, had two touchbacks and averaged 36 yards on punts.

And the Chief’s Dominator Award went to to Kadarious Johnson for a tackle on kickoff.

Ernest Ward Cross Country Takes On TRM Challenge (With Gallery)

October 6, 2014

The Ernest Ward Middle School Cross County team joined about 400 other runners Saturday morning at the T.R. Miller Cross Country Challenge in Brewton.

Top finishers for Ernest Ward were:


  1. Payton Jackson 17:01
  2. Addison Albritton 17:11
  3. Hayley Black 18:19
  4. Anna Sullivan 18:32
  5. Lexxi Baggett 19:21


  1. Brandon Sheldt 14:58
  2. Bryce Korinchak 16:43
  3. Keaton Brown 19:25
  4. Shane Hardin 19:48
  5. Alexander Floyd 19:58

For more photos, click here.

Photos by Charity Sheldt for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Northview Sinks Jay 53-20 In District Opener (With Photo Gallery)

October 4, 2014

The Northview Chiefs open district play Friday night with a big 53-20 win over the Jay Royals,.

“I thought we executed well on offense,” he said. “Our backs had a tremendous night, especially Keondrae Lett. Our defense…we gave up a couple of plays, but we were able to get key stops.”

For a photo gallery, click here.

Lett racked up 300 yards and four touchdowns against the Royals at Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium.

A 23-yard run from Cameron Newsome put the Chiefs on the board first 7-0 Friday Homecoming night. The Chiefs followed with 10:10 in the second with a touchdown from Tydre Bradley and at 6:16 with an 80-yard TD from Lett.

In the third, Newsome added another Northview touchdown, before Lett increased the Chiefs’ advantage to 34-7 with another touchdown. Lett scored touchdowns again with a 60-yarder with  2:26 to go in the third, and from 73 yards out with 10:30 in the fourth. Kardarius Jackson rounded out the Northview scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run with 6:56 to go in the fourth.

“It was a big game. Coach Kent Smith does a great job with that football team over there. They play hard,” Northview coach Sid Wheatley said.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

The Chiefs are headed into another off week, with their next district game on the road October 17 against Freeport.

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