Tate Wrestling Team Places Third At Districts, Heads To Regionals

February 21, 2017

The Tate High School wrestling team placed third in the 2A District 1 competition held in Milton. Eight Aggie wrestlers placed and will advance to the regional competition in Tallahassee February 24-25.

Jacob Cochran — 106 pounds, 1st place
Noah Kryfka — 113 pounds, 4th place
Alex Porter — 120 pounds, 1st place
Matthew Blalock — 126 pounds, 2nd place
Kendall Townley — 138 pounds, 1st place
Juan Alvarez — 152 pounds, 2nd place
Jacob Neales — 195 pounds, 4th place
Jacob Nowling — 220 pounds, 3rd place

Pictured: (front L-R) Coach Reggie Allen, Kendall Townley, Jacob Cochran, Alex Porter, Asst. Coach Gavin McAnally, (back, L-R) Jacob Neales, Jacob Nowling, Noah Kryfka, Matthew Blalock and Juan Alvarez. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

JV Aggies Top Pace; Monroe Academy Spoils Northview Opener

February 21, 2017

Tate 4 Pace 2 (JV)

The JV Tate Aggies topped Pace 4-2 in their season opener Monday. The JV Aggies will host Milton at 7:30 Tuesday night.

Monroe Academy 11 Northview 0

The Northview Chiefs lost 11-0 on the road at Monroe Academy in Monroeville, AL, Monday.

Monroe Academy took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. After scoring two runs in the the second, Monroe Academy added five runs in the third inning and three more in fourth.

John Chivington, Chandler Lowery and Bailey Wilson each one hit for the Northview Chiefs during their season opener.  The Chiefs will host Central Tuesday afternoon – JV at 4:00 followed by varsity at 6:30.

Gun Season Is Over, But There’s Week Left To Deer Hunt

February 20, 2017

by Tony Young, FWC

General gun season is now over, but the local Zone D’s muzzleloader season extends deer hunting opportunity.

“What I love most about using a muzzleloader is the extra challenge it provides – you only get one shot and you better make it count,” said Howard Tiller, retired high school teacher and Chipley, Florida, native. “The late muzzleloading season gives us Zone D hunters more opportunities to hunt deer while the rut is still going on after general gun season ends. Plus, there are fewer hunters in the woods during that time, which means less pressure.”

Tiller, who was introduced to hunting by his father at a young age, said he never misses hunting Zone D’s late muzzleloading gun season. The season, which only occurs in Zone D, extends deer hunting by a week after general gun ends and runs Feb. 20-26 on private lands. It was established to give hunters the chance to hunt the rut, which runs from mid-January through February in northwest Florida.

A $5 muzzleloading gun permit is required to hunt during this season. On private land, hunters have the choice of using a muzzleloader, bow or crossbow. Of course, they’ll also need a hunting license, which costs residents $17 for an annual one – or folks might opt to purchase the five-year license for only $79.

In Zone D wildlife management areas, this post-season is referred to as the archery/muzzleloading gun season. Specific dates vary by WMA, so consult each area’s brochure. Hunters can use bows or muzzleloaders, but no crossbows – unless they possess a disabled crossbow permit. Hunters who choose to hunt with a bow must have the $5 archery permit, and those using a muzzleloader need the $5 muzzleloading gun permit.

Legal to take; bag limits

Deer and wild hogs are most commonly hunted during this season. Only legal bucks may be taken (even if you use a bow), and south of Interstate 10 in Deer Management Unit D1, one antler must have at least two points. North of I-10 in DMU D2, all bucks must have at least three points on a side or have a main beam of at least 10 inches long to be legal to take.

If you’re hunting deer, make sure you have the $5 deer permit. On private land, the daily bag limit is two. Season dates, bag limits and antler regulations for deer on WMAs can differ, so consult the area brochure before you hunt.

On private lands, wild hogs can be taken year-round with no bag or size limits. On most WMAs, there’s also no bag or size limit, and hogs are legal to take during most hunting seasons except spring turkey. On selected WMAs, specific bag and size limits do apply, so again, check the area’s brochure to make sure.

Hunting regulations

During the late muzzleloader season on private lands and archery/muzzleloading gun season on WMAs, dogs may not be used to hunt deer. However, you may use a leashed one to track a wounded deer if necessary. And it’s important to note that no turkeys may be taken during this season.

Bows and crossbows must have minimum draw weights of 35 pounds. Hand-held releases on bows are permitted. Broadheads used in taking deer must have at least two sharpened edges with a minimum width of 7/8 inch.

During this late season, the only muzzleloaders allowed are those fired by wheel lock, flintlock, percussion cap or centerfire primer (including 209 primers) that cannot be loaded from the breech. For hunting deer, muzzleloading rifles must be at least .40-caliber, and muzzleloading shotguns must be 20-gauge or larger.

Legal shooting hours are between a half-hour before sunrise and a half-hour after sunset. You’re allowed to take deer and hogs over feeding stations on private land, but it is illegal to use such feed on WMAs.

Public hunting opportunity

Twelve of the WMAs in Zone D have a February archery/muzzleloading gun season, and if you plan to hunt any of them, you must have the $26 management area permit. Those areas are Apalachicola, Apalachicola River, Beaverdam Creek, Blackwater, Chipola River, Choctawhatchee River, Econfina Creek, Escambia River, Perdido River, Point Washington, Tate’s Hell and Yellow River.

You can get all of the licenses and permits you’ll need at any retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing supplies, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or by going online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.

Tate’s Hayden Lindsay Signs With Gulf Coast State Community College

February 19, 2017

Tate High School’s Hayden Lindsay signed Friday to play softball at Gulf Coast State Community College in Panama City. Courtesy photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Late Rally Costs Lady Chiefs Against Escambia Gators

February 18, 2017

The Northview Lady Chiefs dropped a heartbreaker 6-3 in eight innings to the Escambia Gators Friday night in Bratt.

Northview was in control of the game for the first six innings only giving up one run until the Gators mounted a comeback with a two-run seventh inning to tie the game at three each. The Gators went on to score three more in the eighth with the Chiefs unable to answer.

Tori Herrington took the loss allowing six runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.

Batting for the Lady Chiefs:
Jamia Newton  2-4, run, 2 singles
Tori Herrington 1-3, triple, RBI, walk
Peighton Dortch 1-3, run, triple, walk
Valen Shelly 0-4, RBI
Aubree Love 0-3, run, walk
Kendall Enfinger 0-4
Teriana Redmond 0-4
Lydia Smith  0-3
Alana Brown  0-3

Northview’s varsity will host Catholic Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Tate High Senior Cheerleaders Honored

February 17, 2017

The Tate High School senior cheerleaders were honored Thursday night. They are (L-R) Mallory Stephens, Jasmine Crabtree, Alexis Wilson and  Hayden Lindsay. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Softball: Tate, Northview Win With Shutouts; Tate Baseball Splits Preseason Games

February 17, 2017


Preseason At Gulf Breeze:
Pace 3 Tate 3
Tate 2 Gulf Breeze 3

Escambia Academy 3 Patrician Academy 1


Tate 18 Washington 0

Hannah Brown threw a perfect game Thursday as the Tate Aggies beat Washington 18-0. The Aggies took a commanding lead with a 13-run second inning with homer runs from Hayden Lindsay and Hanna Brown; a singles from Syndi Solliday, Tristyn Cook and Shelby Ullrich; a double from Deazia Nickerson and triple from Belle Wolfenden.

Northview 15 Freeport 0

Tori Herrington pitched a 15-0 shutout over Freeport, facing 18 batters, striking out 8 and only gave up 2 hits in a 5 inning run rule. Northview scored 3 runs in the top of the 2nd, 9 runs in the top of the 3rd and added 3 more in the top of the 5th. Kendall Enfinger led off the 3rd with a double followed by Tori Herrington with a HARD line drive single and Aubree Love drove them in with a 3 run HR to right center field.

Hitting for the Lady Chiefs were
Jamia Newton 2-4 with a run and a stolen base
Kendall Enfinger 2-3 with 2 runs,double, single and an RBI
Tori Herrington 3-4 with 2 runs, double, 2 singles and 2 RBI’s
Aubree Love 2-3 with 2 runs, HR, single, walk and 3 RBI’s
Peighton Dortch 2-3 with 2 runs, double, single and a walk
Teriana Redmon 0-3 with 2 runs and a walk
Lydia Smith 0-4 with 2 runs and an RBI
Valen 2-4 with 1 run, 2 singles and 2 RBI’s
Alana Brown 2-3 with a run, 2 singles, walk and 3 RBI’s
Mallory Merchant 0-1.

West Florida 15, Pine Forest 2

Lauren Carnley homered for the West Florida Jaguars Thursday as they defeated Pine Forest 15-2.

NHS Lifters Place In Recent Meet

February 17, 2017

The follow are Northview High School results from a recent weightlifting meet:

Greg Pressley, 2nd place, 119-pound class
Dalton Hadley, 3rd place, 129-pound class
MJ Jones, 1st place, 139-pound class
Ohijie Elliott, 1st place, 154-pound class
Colten Dockens, 2nd place, 154-pound class
Chase Olsen, 1st place, 169-pound class
Keaton Solmonson, 2nd place, 169-pound class
Tim Bush, 2nd place, 183-pound class
Ray Bush, 3rd place, 183-pound class
Jacob Hawkins, 3rd place, 199-pound class
Tyler Kite, 3rd place, 219-pound class
Justin Helton, 2nd place, Heavyweight class

File photo.

Tate, Northview Players Named To All State Football Teams

February 16, 2017

FloridaHSFootball.com has released their 2016-2017 All State Teams. Several Tate and Northview high school players were selected:

Tate/Class 6A
ATH — Jake Henry, Sr., Tate
1,647 yds passing, 20 TDs; 1,168 yds rushing, 13 TDs

DB — Patrick Palmer, So., Tate
31 tackles, 7 INTs, 4 PBUs, 1 FR

LS — Raymond Freeman, Sr., Tate

Northview/Class 1A

AP — Luke Ward, Sr., Northview
47 tackles, 3 TFL, 4 INTs, 3 FF, 1 defensive TD; 1,121 yds passing, 12 TDs, 9 INTs, 1,117 yards rushing, 14 TDs; 24.5 yards avg. per punt return

ATH — Ohijie Elliot, Sr., Northview
113 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 FF; 103 yds receiving, 1 TD

WR — Neikel Robinson, Jr., Northview
48 rec, 818 yds, 6 TDs; 1 two-point conversion; 15 tackles, 4 INTs, 1 defensive TD at safety

OL:Justin Helton, Jr., Northview

DL:Jared Aliff, Sr. Northview

LB:Alston Wiggins, Sr., Northview;Hunter Edwards, Sr., Northview

Pictured: Luke Ward (top) and Neikel Robinson (below). NorthEscambia.com photos.

Tate Aggies Play In 30 Inning Game

February 12, 2017

The Tate High School Aggies kicked off the baseball season with a 30-inning game for the junior varsity and varsity players on Saturday at Tate High School. The varsity Aggies will take part in a preseason classic on Thursday in Pace. Courtesy photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge..

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