Four Tate Seniors Sign With Same Kansas College

February 4, 2016

Four Tate High School seniors signed their letters of intent Wednesday for full scholarships at the same Kansas school.   Monty Brown, Dee Thompson, Alonte Thompson, Alondo Thompkins all signed with Independence Community College in Independence, KS. The ICC Pirates are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. Photos by Tina Decoux for, click to enlarge.

Jay’s Mishoe Signs With Millsaps College

February 4, 2016

Jay High School’s Victor Mishoe signed a football letter of intent Wednesday with Millsaps College in Jackson, MS – a NCAA Division III school Pictured: (L-R, seated) Evelyn Jordan, Victor Mishoe, Christy Cassady, Jack Floyd, (back, L-R) Track Coach Madison Whitfield, Athletic Director Lance Youngblood and Head Football Coach Kent Smith. Submitted photo for, click to enlarge.

FWC Hunter Safety Internet Completion Course In Jay

February 2, 2016

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Jay this month.

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

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.

The course will be be offered February 10 from 6-10 p.m. and February 20 from 7-10 a.m. at the Jay Community Center at 5259 Booker Lane.

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at (850) 758-0525.

Completion courses will be offered in March in Escambia County, visit for more information.

Northview Holding Open Gym Sessions For Potential Volleyball Players

February 1, 2016

Northview High School will host four open gyms this semester for any girl that is interested in playing volleyball next season.

Any girl that will be in grades 9-12 year is welcome, including home school students. The open gym sessions will be held February 3 and 17, and March 2 and 16. All sessions will be from 3:30 until 5:45 p.m. A current physical must be on file.

Tate Aggies Win Seminole Wrestling Classic

February 1, 2016

The Tate High School Aggies won the recent Seminole Wrestling Classic hosted by Florida High in Tallahassee as 10 wrestlers won medals

Jacob Cochran was 3-0 for first place in 106-Pool B and pinned his Suwannee competitor in 2:57 to win the championship. Mathew Blalock was 3-1 in Pool A and pinned Florida High’s wrestler in 2:33 for a third place finish overall.

The Aggie’s Heath Herndon was 4-0 in 170 Pool B. Logan Womack at 152 and Alex Porter at 113 also reached the finals for Tate. Scott Houston (120), Tanner Wood (126), Daniel Pigg (138) and Gaven McAnally (220) each finished in third place for Tate. Brandon Pheabus (132) ended with a fourth place finish.

The Aggie Wrestling Team also too first place in the Baldwin County Dual with six wrestlers placing in the top four.

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Northview, Jay Girls Qualify For 1A State Weightlifting Meet

January 28, 2016

Five Northview and Jay high school girls placed at the Region 1A Weightlifting Meet held recently at Choctaw High School.

From Northview: Audriene Odom placed second, Myisha Syria placed fifth and Breanna Campbell placed fifth in her division. Laurie Purdy also competed. Odom qualified for the 1A state meet to be held Friday, February 5 in Kissimmee.

From Jay High School: Michaela Stewart from Jay High School place first at the regional meet, while Haylee Waston placed third. Both advance to the state finals on February 5.

Pictured top:  (L-R) Myisha Syria, Audriene Odom and Breanna Campbell from Northview. Pictured below: The Region 1A weightlifting meet at Choctaw High School. Photos for, click to enlarge.

Ball Registration Info: Cantonment, Century, Molino, NWE

January 23, 2016

Registration is underway, or beginning soon, at area ballparks:

Cantonment — Registration is underway for baseball and softball at the Cantonment Sportsplex. In-person registration dates will be every Saturday in January and the first two Saturdays in February from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Teams will be available for ages 3-14. The registration fee will be $85. Online registration is available at Donations of new and gently-used equipment will be accepted on registration Saturdays. The Sportsplex is located at 681 Well Line Road in Cantonment.

Century — Little League registration will be held Saturday, February 6 from 9-11:30 a.m.; Thursday, February 11 from 5-7 p.m.;  Saturday, February 13 from 9-11 a.m.; and Saturday, February 20 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Showalter Park in Century.  Registration fee is $50 for the first child, $45 for each additional sibling. Birth certificate needed at registration. Teams available for ages 3 and up. For more information, contact Terry Levins (251) 656-6044, Nathan Brown (850) 377-0962, Brandy Carter (850) 619-4915 or Charity Miller (850) 501-9663.

Molino — Molino Ballpark registrations will be held Saturday January 23, January 30 and February 6 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Don Sutton ballpark. Registration is $60 for the first child, $55 for the second and $50 for the third. Birth certification needed at registration. Ages 3-17. For more info, call Luman at (850) 698-4396 about t-ball; Karen at (850) 281-4748 about softball; of Tommy at (850) 449-7578 about baseball.

Northwest Escambia –  Registration will be Saturday  January 30, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m; Friday, February 5, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m and Saturday, February 6, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Teams will be available for ages 4-18. Registration cost for ages 7 years and older is $100 for first child, $85 for second child and $75 for third child. For 5-6 year olds, (T-Ball), registration cost will be $95 for first child; $80 for second child and $70 for third child. Price includes registration fee, $30 for Jersey and hat and $25 concession stand fee. Payment options are available. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to registration. For more information, contact Brad Sullivan at (850) 324-5692 or Sara Knighton at (850) 572-5000. file photo, click to enlarge.

Jay’s Stewart Inks Softball Scholarship With University Of Mobile

January 21, 2016

Jay High School’s Michaela Stewart has signed a softball scholarship with the University of Mobile. Pictured with Stewart are the Rams’ coach and her father, Casey Stewart. Submitted photo for, click to enlarge.

Northview Lady Chiefs Celebrate Senior Night

January 20, 2016

The Northview Lady Chiefs basketball team celebrated Senior Night Tuesday, honoring seniors (pictured below, L-R) Jada Tucker and Lexy Small.

For more photos of the Lady Chiefs’ game against Milton, click here. photos, click to enlarge.

Century Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr’s Legacy (With Photo Gallery)

January 19, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated across the area Monday.

In Century, a “Keep the Dream Alive’ birthday celebration was held at the Century Community Center.  Guest speaker Evangelist Letitia Griggs told the crowd to look beyond the dream, look beyond the one man who had a dream and look toward Jesus regardless of race.

For a photo gallery, click here. photos, click to enlarge.

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