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 NorthEscambia.com, 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

Wahoos Snap Skid With 2-1 Win In 10 Over Huntsville

April 13, 2014

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos snapped their three-game skid with a 2-1 10 inning win over the Huntsville Stars on Saturday night in Huntsville. Rey Navarro provided what proved to be the game winner, with a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning with two outs.

The Blue Wahoos broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth when Juan Duran singled home Juan Silverio from second. The game stayed 1-0 until Mitch Haniger tied the game with a one-out solo home run off Drew Hayes in the bottom of the ninth. Later in the inning, Bryson Smith saved the game with a leaping catch at the wall to take, what appeared to be, a home run away from Adam Weisenburger for the final forcing extra innings.

Hayes allowed just a single in the 10th to shut down the Stars and earn the win despite the blown save. Jon Moscot pitched very well for the Wahoos in his second start of the season. He worked 5.2 shutout innings allowing just two hits and a walk while adding five strikeouts. He left the game early after back to back strikeouts in the sixth inning with a blister. Pensacola’s fifth inning run was the only blemish for Huntsville starter Brent Suter. He logged six innings allowing five hits with six strikeouts. David Goforth allowed the 10th inning homer to Navarro in his only inning of work to suffer the loss.

The Blue Wahoos will look to finish the series on a high note as they send RHP Michael Lorenzen (1-0, 0.00) against RHP Tyler Cravy (1-0, 0.00). First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. before returning home to open a five-game series with the Montgomery Biscuits on Monday.

Northview Ends Season With 10-0 Win Over Escambia Academy (With Gallery)

April 12, 2014

The Northview Lady Chiefs wrapped up their regular season Friday by beating the Cougars of Escambia Academy 10-0 in a game called in the sixth inning due to the 10-run rule. In junior varsity action, Escambia Academy defeated Northview 7-5.

The district softball tournament beings next week at Jay. Due Monday the forecast of rain for Monday afternoon, tournament play will now begin on Tuesday. Chipley won the coin toss, make them the number one seed. Northview will take on Holmes County Tuesday at 5:00, and Freeport will play Baker at 7:00.

For more photos, click here.

Pictured: The Northview Chiefs beat the Escambia Academy Cougars Friday in Bratt. NorthEscambia.com photos by Bethany Reynolds, click to enlarge.

Northview Baseball Takes District Win Over Chipley

April 12, 2014

The Northview Chiefs beat Chipley 5-4 Friday in their last regular season district game.

For the Chiefs: Aaron McDonald 1-3, 1R; Chason Freeman 2-3, 1R; Brannon Freeman 1-3; Thomas Moore 1-2, 2B, 3 RBI; Jody Bonner 1-2, , 2SB; Kevin Barrow 2-2, 2R, SB. The winning pitcher was Daulton Tullis pitching 4 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, three runs, walking four and striking out three. Brannon Freeman got the save pitching 2 2/3, allowing one hit, one run, three walks and striking out four.

The Chiefs will travel to Flomaton Monday night at 6:00 and to Escambia Academy Tuesday night at 6:30.

Wahoos Fall Short To The Huntsville Stars 5-4

April 12, 2014

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos bats unloaded for three home runs in a 5-4 loss to the Huntsville Stars Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.  The Stars broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the eighth on a solo home run from Mitch Haniger, which proved to be the winner. The Wahoos have now dropped three straight at the hands of the Stars.

In an encore to his 11 strikeouts in his 2014 debut, Wahoo starter Robert Stephenson battled his control and was knocked out after just two innings. He was tagged for 3R/ER on 5 hits with 2 walks and 0 strikeouts. After the Stars loaded the bases to start the second inning against Stephenson, singles from Stars pitcher Taylor Jungman and D’Vontre Richardson and a sacrifice fly from Josh Prince gave Huntsville a 3-0 lead.

Pensacola rallied back with a two-run homer from Juan Duran in the fourth. Rey Navarro blasted his second home run in as many nights with a solo shot leading off the fifth to tie the game at three. Bryan Anderson launched his second home run of the season to start the sixth to give the Blue Wahoos their first lead of the game, but it was short lived. An error in the seventh led to the tying run before Haniger’s homer in the eighth put the Stars back in front for good.

Despite his struggles, Stephenson didn’t factor into the decision. Jamie Walczak (0-1) took the loss with Stars reliever Casey Medlen (1-0) earning the win with a scoreless inning in relief. Arcenio Leon notched his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

The Blue Wahoos look to RHP Jon Moscot (0-0, 2.08) to snap the skid against Stars LHP Brent Suter (1-0, 1.80). First pitch is slated for 6:30 from Joe Davis Stadium.

by Tommy Thrall

Tate Freshmen Down Northview

April 11, 2014

The freshmen  Tate Aggies defeated Northview 5-0 Thursday in Bratt.

The freshmen Aggies will travel to West Florida at 6 p.m. Friday. The JV Aggies will host West Florida at 4:30. and the varsity Jaguars will play the Aggies at 7:00.

The varsity Northview Chiefs will host Chipley in Bratt Friday at 6 p.m.

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

Wahoos Drop Second Straight To Stars, 6-3

April 11, 2014

The Huntsville Stars jumped out to an early lead Thursday night and never looked back as they topped the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6-3. It’s the first time the Wahoos have dropped consecutive games during the 2014 campaign.

The Stars owned a 3-0 lead at the end of two innings, but Huntsville’s three-run fourth inning proved to be the difference. All three runs scored with two outs in the inning and after Hainley Statia stole second base on what would’ve been the final out of the inning. The throw to second beat Statia, but he slid around Rey Navarro’s tag for his first stolen base of the year. The next four batters reached, including D’Vontre Richardson with a two-run double to put the Stars in front 6-1.

Pensacola pulled within three on a solo home run from Navarro in the eighth, but that was as close as it got. Daniel Corcino (0-2) suffered his second loss of the season surrendering 6R/5ER on 5 hits with 3 walks over 4.0 innings. Drew Gagnon (1-0) earned the win after tossing 6.0 innings and allowing just 2R/ER on just 3 hits. He walked three and struck out one. Kevin Shackelford (1) shut the Wahoos down in the ninth to earn his first save.

The Blue Wahoos turn to RHP Robert Stephenson (1-0, 0.00) to right the ship against RHP Taylor Jungmann (1-0, 1.50). First pitch is slated for 6:30 from Joe Davis Stadium.

by Tommy Thrall

West Florida Takes Boys And Girls 2A-1 Track Championship; Northview Places

April 10, 2014

The West Florida High School boys and girls track teams are now six-time defending 2A-1 champions after wins Wednesday in Santa Rosa Beach.  The Northview girls team finished at number seven in the district, while the Northview boys finished at sixth place.


Northview’s Cameron Newsome was number two in the district in the boys varsity high jump at 6-feet, 4-inches, a couple of inches shy of first place. Northview’s Martavious Odom placed eighth in the event at 5-feet, 6-inches.

Newsome also placed fifth in the boys varsity triple jump at 39-feet, 2.25 inches. The Chiefs’ TyDre Brandley was eighth overall in the triple jump at 38-feet, 1.75 inches.

Newsome, Everette Garvey, Dezmine Moorer and Holden Moore finished second in the boys 4×100 meter relay with a time of 45.78 seconds, just off first place at 45.67 seconds from Walton High School.

Moorer was second overall, back 0.04 seconds in the boys 100 meter dash with a time of 11.25 seconds and fourth in the boys 200 meter with a time of 24.23.  Moore took third in the 100 meter with a time of 11.47.

Tristen Creamer was fifth in the boys 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.58.


Northview’s Elayzha Bates took first in the varsity girls discus throw with a final of 84-feet, 5-inches. Bates also took fourth in the girls shot put at 30-feet even.

The Chiefs’ Zacarra Davis placed sixth in the girls triple jump varsity at 31-feet, 1.25 inches.

Northview’s girls 4×100 relay team — Autumn Albritton, Angelique, Johna Carter and Davis  took seventh overall with a time of 57.56.

The Chiefs’ girls 4×400 meter varsity relay team — Hannah Gibson, Bethany Reynolds, Morgan Ward and Bates — took sixth place overall with a time of 5:24.40.  Also for Northview, Ward, Morgan Myrick, Reynolds and Tamara Green were eight in the girls 4×800 replay.

Pictured top: Northview’s Cameron Newsome. Pictured inset: Northview’s Elayzha Bates in the discus throw. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.

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