Northview Beats Escambia County

March 3, 2015

Northview 11, Escambia County High 1
Northview 4, Escambia County 1 (JV)

The undefeated Northview Chiefs beat the Blue Devils of Escambia County High School of Atmore 11-1 Monday night in Bratt. The Chiefs took a commanding 5-1 lead in the first inning. In junior varsity action, the Chiefs also beat ECHS, 4-1. On Tuesday, the Northview Chiefs will travel to Jay for a varsity district game at 6:30, following a junior varsity game at 4:00. photos by Ramona Preston, click to enlarge

Lady Jags Beat Catholic

March 3, 2015

The West Florida Lady Jaguars beat Catholic 11-1 Monday night, coming off 2-1 loss to Walton Friday night.

For photos from both games, click here. photos by Gary Carnley, click to enlarge.

Undefeated Tate Lady Aggies Win Weekend Tourney; Tate Baseball Wins Again

March 1, 2015

The Tate Lady Aggies took home the Florida USA Championship trophy after going undefeated in a two-day, 28-team tournament Friday and Saturday in Panama City. The Aggies gave up only three runs all weekend, while accumulating 33 of their own runs.

Tori Perkins led the way on the mound and at the plate had a grand slam against Gulliver Prep of Miami on Saturday. Rachel Wright and Hayden Lindsay also added to their home run totals.

The Lady Aggies remain undefeated on the season.  Tate will host district foe Niceville on Tuesday at Tate, then travel to Milton on Thursday night.

Tate 4, Escambia 0

Meanwhile, the Tate Aggies remain undefeated at 4-0 on the baseball season with a 4-0 win over Escambia High School on Saturday.

Mark Miller pitched a complete game shutout. Sawyer Smith was 2-3 with two RBIs, Trace Penton went 2-4, Cole Halfacre was 1-3 with two RBIs.

Pictured: The Tate Lady Aggies won the Florida USA Championship in Panama City this weekend. Photo by Mike Brennan for, click to enlarge.

Former Northview Assistant Coach Ty Wise Headed To Tennessee

March 1, 2015

Former Northview High School assistant football coach Ty Wise is leaving Graceville High School and heading to Tennessee.

Wise was on the Northview coaching staff for four years. As offensive coordinator, he led a Chiefs offense that accumulated over 1,000 points during the last two seasons and a Class 1A state championship win before heading to Graceville in 2013.

Wise has been named the new head coach at Signal Mountain High School in Tennessee, which is located just outside Chattanooga.

Pictured top: Northview assistant coach Ty Wise celebrates a state championship win for the Chiefs  in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl. Pictured below: Wise plans out plays on the sidelines of a Chiefs game in Bratt. file  photos, click to enlarge.

Photos: Color Run 5K

March 1, 2015

Hundreds of people took part in the Pensacola Color Vibe 5K Saturday at Maritime Park. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited the American Diabetes Association. Submitted photos for, click to enlarge.

Baseball Wins For NHS, Tate; Softball Win For Tate

February 28, 2015

Tate 7, Washington 5
Tate 9, Washington 3 (JV)
Tate 8, Washington 0 (9th)

The Tate Aggies swept three from Washington Friday.  The Tate varsity beat Washington 7-5, the JV topped Washington 9-3, while the freshmen shut out Washington 8-0.

Northview 12, Freeport 1
Northview 4, Freeport 0 (JV)

The Northview Chiefs beat Freeport in a district game 12-1 at home in Bratt Friday night. The Chiefs (5-0, 2-0) were up 5-0 before rallying for seven in the fourth.  The Chiefs will host the Atmore Blue Devils on Monday.


Tate 3, Chiles 2
Tate 4, Mortimer Jordan 1

The Tate Aggies are on the road for four weekend games in Panama City. In the first game Friday night, the Lady Aggies beat Chiles 3-2. In their second game, ending just before midnight, the Lady Aggies beat Mortimer Jorday 4-1.

Pictured: The Northview Chiefs earned a district win over Freeport Friday night. photos by Ramona Preston, click to enlarge.

Tate’s Sawyer Smith Gets Offer From Mississippi State

February 28, 2015

Mississippi State has made an offer to Tate High School quarterback Sawyer Smith, the Tate Quarterback Club announced Friday.  He also as an offer from Southern Mississippi. Penn State and BYI have also expressed interest in Smith.

Baseball Wins For Tate, Northview; Softball Wins For Tate, WFHS

February 27, 2015


Tate 2, West Florida 1 (9 innings)

The Tate Aggies beat the West Florida Jaguars 2-1 in nine-innings. It was the first varsity win for Tate pitcher Michael Sherrill. Tate’s junior varsity and freshmen teams also beat West Florida Thursday. The Aggies (2-) will play junior varsity and varsity Friday at 4:00 and 6:30.

Northview 4, Washington 1
Washington 11, Northview 1 (JV)

Northview defeated Washington High School 4-1 in Pensacola Thursday night., while the NHS JV lost to Washington 11-1. Northview will host Freeport in a district game at 7:00 Friday, following a JV matchup at 4:30.


Tate 7, Pace 1

Tori Perkins pitched a no-hitter and struck out 11on the road as the Tate Lady Aggies beat Pace 7-1. The Lady Aggies remain undefeated at 8-0. Rachel Wright hit a homer for Tate, Sam Burks had a couple of doubles, Tori Perkins hit a double and Casey McCrakin was 2-4.

West Florida 11, Washington 1

The West Florida Lady Jaguars defeated Washington Thursday night 11-1. Farrah Nichols pitched four for the Jaguars, striking out six  while allowing three hits. Kristen Gunter was 3-4 for West Florida, while Emily Loring at 2-4.

Pictured: Northview at Washington. photos by Ramona Preston, click to enlarge.

Northview JV Beats Baker; Baker Tops NHS Varsity

February 25, 2015

The Northview Lady Chiefs split games with the Baker Gators Tuesday in Bratt.

The NHS junior varsity defeated Baker 8-4, while the Baker varsity downed the Lady Chiefs 3-1 in eight innings.

Northview will host Freeport Friday. The junior varsity begins at 4:00, followed by the varsity at 6:00.

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

Perfect Season: Pine Forest Lady Eagles Win 6A State Championship

February 22, 2015

The Pine Forest Lady Eagles finished a perfect season Saturday with the state 6A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated the Barron Collier Cougars at the Lakeland Center, 46-28. Pine Forest ended the season undefeated at 29-0.

The Eagles took a commanding 13-2 lead by the end of first quarter, and they were up 25-11 by the half. Ty’Quandria Purifoy had a game-high 17 points for the Lady Eagles and had four assists. Britney Snowden led the Lady Eagles with 15 points and 14 rebounds.  Jymetrea Jones contributed six, Tylan Carfter added four, while Laneisha Jeans and Kimberly Payne had two each for Pine Forest.

Photos courtesy Malcolm Thomas for, click to enlarge.

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