Free Hunter Safety Class Offered In Molino

September 28, 2015

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety courses in Molino next month.

The class will be held at the Molino Community Center, 6450 Hwy. 95A, Molino. Instruction is from 6 to 10 p.m. October 15. The range portion of the class will be October 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. Directions to the range will be handed out in class.

For the Internet-completion courses, students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized.

An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

People interested in attending these courses can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at (850) 265-3676.

Northview Beats Vancleave (With Photo Gallery)

September 26, 2015

The Northview Chiefs beat Vancleave, MS, Friday night 13-10 in Bratt.

After starting the season with losses to 6A teams, the win against the 4A Mississippi team was a big boost for Northview (1-3).

It’s huge, huge,” Northview Coach Sid Wheatley said.  “It’s huge for the mindset of our kids right now.”

The Chiefs were the first on the board about halfway through the first quarter on a Gavin Grant to Luke Ward pass. A two point attempt failed, and the Chiefs were up 6-0. Vancleave added a touchdown to take a 7-6 advantage.

Near the end of the third quarter, Dezmine Moorer took a handoff to move the Chiefs 62-yards and deep into Vancleave territory. Ward was then in on a 18-yard run, and Seth Killam added a good kick.

“We knew that had a big offense line and they were going to try to come out and pound it down our throats,” he said. “And they did that. And I thought our defense responded really well.”

The Chiefs will host the 1A Red Devils of Maplesville, AL, next Friday night at 7:00. Maplesville (5-1, 3-0) is about 175 miles from Bratt. The Red Devils have outscored opponents 212-89 so far this year, including shutouts of 41  and 35 points.

“We will have a very positive energy going forward….we’ve got a huge task before us next week because Maplesville (AL), I think, tries to blow up scoreboards. At least it looks like it they way they score points. We are going to build this momentum and these positive feelings we have right now, and continue to work and get better on some things.”

For more photos, click here. A photo gallery with the band, cheerleaders and dance team will be published by Monday. photos, click to enlarge.

Friday Night Football Finals

September 26, 2015

Here are final scores from around the area tonight:


Northview 13, Vancleave 10 [Read more, photo gallery..]
Graceville 34, Jay 13 [Read more, photo gallery..]
Niceville 35, Tate 32 [Read more, photo gallery..]
Pine Forest 30, Milton 23
Escambia 44, Columbia 41
Bay 15, Washington 13
West Florida 35, Gulf Breeze 24
PHS 26, Catholic 0
Crestview 45, Pace 28
Navarre 55, FWB 14


T.R. Miller 42, Escambia County Atmore 18
W.S. Neal 54, Calhoun 6
Escambia Academy 34, Hooper Academy 0
OPEN: Flomaton

Pictured: Teams meat after the coin toss Friday night at Northview High School as the sun sets in the west. photo, click to enlarge.

Niceville Slips Past Tate (With Photo Gallery)

September 26, 2015

The Niceville Eagles got past the Tate Aggies 35-32 Friday night.

The game was a flag away from a tie. With just over a minute to go, kicker Evan Legassey kicked a field goal, but a flag on the play for an illegal procedure against Tate negated the field goal. On his second try, Legassey’s field goal was blocked by Niceville.

The Tate Aggies will host Washington High School next Friday night at 7:30.

For more photos, click here. photos by Keith Garrison, click to enlarge.

Graceville Downs Jay (With Photo Gallery)

September 26, 2015

Graceville down the winless Jay Royals Friday night, 34-14 in Jay.

The Royals were down 14- at the half, but Graceville pulled away.

The Jay Royals (0-5, 0-0) will travel to Baker (2-2, 0-0) for their first district game next Friday night at 7:00.

For more photos, click here.

Photos by Michele Gibbs for, click to enlarge.

Football Team Bus Involved In Hit And Run Crash

September 26, 2015

A school bus carrying the Milton High School football was involved in a hit and run crash on I-10 in Escambia County Friday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2014 Hyundai Accent changed lanes into the side of the bus at the 12 mile marker. The Hyundai driver fled the scene without leaving any information.

There were no injuries in the accident.

Pine Forest High beat Milton Friday night, 30-23, following the crash.

Tate Aggies Start Game Days With Breakfast At Gonzalez UMC

September 26, 2015

If you are a Tate Aggie football player, how do you start your game day?

Many start at the Gonzalez United Methodist Church where church members cook and a provide a free hearty breakfast for the boys. The tradition began after Ronnie Douglas’ first season as head coach in 2013 and has continued under current head coach Jay Lindsey.

The Aggies players will usually find Tammie Penegar volunteering to serve, refilling juice cups and “waiting” on the players. She is the mother of Brandon Penegar, a Tate assistant coach who passed away unexpectedly three years ago. This is the last year for some of the players her son coached, “Brandon’s Boys”, to play for the Tate Aggies.

Pictured top and bottom. Tate Aggies football players enjoy a breakfast Friday morning at Gonzalez Methodist Church. Pictured inset: Church volunteeer Tammie Penegar. Submitted photos for, click to enlarge.

Ernest Ward Tops Jay In Final Seconds Thriller (With Gallery)

September 25, 2015

The Ernest Ward Eagles defeated Jay 22-20 at Merle V. North Stadium in Jay, coming from behind in the final seconds of play.

The Eagles were down 20-16 before scoring with just 24 seconds on the clock. Ernest Ward improved to a perfect 5-0 on the year with the win.

Ernest Ward will next host Escambia County Middle School of Atmore at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 1.

For more photos, click here. photos, click to enlarge.

Cross Country Results: Northview, Tate, EWMS, Flomaton, PCA, East Hill (With Gallery)

September 25, 2015

Here are results from a cross country meet Thursday afternoon at Northview High School.

For more photos, click here.

108 total Runners from East Hill Christian, Ernest Ward, Flomaton, Northview, Pensacola Christian Academy, and Tate

Fastest Girl- Kaitlyn Boschman from PCA 20:33
Fastest boy- Hunter Stewart from PCA 18:05

Overall Girls

1st Tate
2nd PCA
3rd Northview
4th Flomaton
5th Ernest Ward

Overall Boys

1st PCA
2nd Tate
3rd Flomaton
4th Northview
5th East Hill
6th Ernest Ward

Northview Girls

Moriah McGahan 24:38
Bethany Reynolds 29:21
Lexxi Baggett 30:44
Hannah McGahan 34:14
Trinady Tanksley 34:38

Northview Boys

Brandon Korinchak 19:19
Tanner Levins 22:13
Oscar Rodriguez 22:58
Dalton Hadley 23:13
James Ates 24:34

Tate Girls

Hannah Wellenkamp 21:54
Avery Royer 22:18
McKenna Royer 22:20
Carley Pope 23:05
Emma Shows 23:55

Tate Boys

Jake Alexander 21:22
Daniel Madden 21:24
Seth Godwin 21:26
Berry Avant 21:44
Philip O’Brien 21:55

Ernest Ward Girls

Addison Albriton 29:05
Nene Fendley 29:51
Payton Jackson 34:28
Jordan Stanley 37:17.44
Katelyn Hasselbrock 37:18.67

Ernest Ward Boys

Noah Harigel 23:48
Ryan Pendelton 28:06
John Penkins 29:51
Anthoni Weaver 27:55
Keaton Brown 31:47

Flomaton Girls

Shelby Barnes 30:07
Charley Boutwell 30:21
Shea Jackson 31:10
Kaylee Burkett 36:33
Lexi Jones 38:54

Flomaton Boys

Dwayne Hamby 21:29.30
Dakota McGhee 21:29.59
Dustin Reaves 21:29.82
Franklin Wiggins 23:50
Hayden Hammond 23:50

Pensacola Christian Academy Girls

Kaitlyn Boschman 20:33
Siaahi Gavkar 25:27.41
Hannah Birx 25:27.67
Karissa Porter 25:32
Megan Henderson 21:41

Pensacola Christian Academy Boys

Hunter Stewart 18:05
Hyun Lee 18:53
Trent Porter 19:22
Zach Circone 19:46
Jason Lech 20:34

East Hill Christian Girls

Ella Griffith 27:49

East Hill Christian Boys

Will Philips 20:27
John Mobley 21:32
Alex Ratcliff 22:19
Ethan Hart 24:54
Alex Bondurant 25:04

PCA Tops Northview (With Photo Gallery)

September 25, 2015

Pensacola Christian Academy defeated the Northview Chiefs in high school volleyball Thursday evening.

In varsity action, PCA defeated Northview in four sets, 26-24, 25-16, 25-15, 25-17. In JV play, PCA defeated Northview 25-21, 25-20.

The varsity Chiefs will take part in the Tate Varsity tournament on Saturday.

For more photos, click here. photos by Gary Amerson, click to enlarge.

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