December 11, 2013
Bids will be opened next Tuesday to choose contractor for a new weight training facility for Northview High School.
The Escambia County School Board approved the weight training facility back at their January 22, 2013, meeting, letting a $69,913 contract with DAG Architects in Pensacola for architectural and engineering services.
The new building will be about 3,500 square feet. The building will include one weight room, coaches’ offices, storage and accompanying restrooms. The construction budget is set at $490,000, to be funded with local option sales tax monies.
The new weight training facility will be constructed near the main building where outdoor basketball courts are currently located. There is no timetable in place for the completion of the project.
Updated 6:00 a.m. to reflect that the district is now calling the building a “Weight Training Facility”, not a field house.
Pictured: The basic floor plan for a planned Northview High School field house. NorthEscambia.com graphic, click to enlarge.
December 10, 2013
Numerous North Escambia area players have been named to the rosters for the 10th Annual Subway High School All-Star Football Game. The game will be played Friday night at 7:00 at Pace High School and will feature seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.
The coaching staff for the West Team, which includes teams from Escambia County, will be led by the head coach from Pensacola High School, Mike Bennett. Coaches from the other county high schools will assist Bennett with his game plan. The East, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties, will be coached by Jay Walls from Navarre High School. He will be assisted by the other head coaches from the two-county area high schools.
Tickets to the game are $7 and $5 with a canned good item. The PSA is teaming with Manna Food Bank for a canned good drive and encouraging everyone to help families for Christmas by bringing a canned good item.
Game rosters, subject to change, are as follows:
West Team: Neino Robinson, Dalton Tullis, Brannon Freeman, Jeffrey Taylor and LaQuon Thomas from Northview; Lavontia Samuel, Rashan Johnson, Luke Nunley and Dylan Mancuso from Tate; Rocel McWilliams, Kenny Davis, Tristan Parsely,JT Bryant, Izeyic Phifer, Joey Baker, Lawrence Lee, Chris Mitchell and Daylan Abrams from West Florida; Tyrone Jones, Kevin Atwood, Napolean Powell and Anfernee Reese from Pine Forest; Xavier White, Darryl Randolph, Rodney Grice, Tyler Crutchfield, Ricky McAroy, Terry Curry and Jacob Mabry from Pensacola High; Danikeei Hollowell ,William Beasley, Denarious Britt and George Rutherford from Escambia; Cody Henry, Tylan Purifoy, Jeremy Reaves, Ke’Andre Beasley, Jason Borcz, Lou Brown and Nelson Hale from Catholic; and Jadon Jones, Tristan Long and Christian Haley from Washington.
East Team: Tate Upton, Ashton Dennington and Brandon Boutwell from Jay; Dakota Campbell, DJ Thomas, Izayaih Thomas and Kody Nixon from Baker; Chase Whitehead, Garrison Floyd, Chris Nash, Thomas Forte and Marcus Penick from Choctaw; Kyle Koontz, Matt Gillis, Jaylynne Robinson and Khalil Foster from Crestview; Ellis Warren, Marquese Davenport, Carl Pfeifer, Gabe Del-Toro, Trace Ryan, Nick Quinn and Brandon Japenga, from Fort Walton; Carson Sharp, Blake Myer, Nick Dugger and Evan Ogden from Gulf Breeze; ,Curtis Busby, Drew Manning, Corliss Waitman and Michael Hicks from Milton; Michael Hicks, Blake Malter, Christian Gill, Will Robinson-Pettus, Monty Thompson, Alex Todd, Howie Walker and Chas Swem from Navarre; Tyson Kee, Austin Harris and Shayne Crawford from Pace; and Tyler Paskell and Levi Derry from Rocky Bayou.
Niceville High School’s players, who were selected for the East team, will not be playing in the All-Star game due to making it to the state title game. Those players are Tyre McCants, Ashton Hooker, Marqui Daniel, Tayjon Culley, Connor McJunkin, Dane Wagne, and Mitchell Matthews.
December 10, 2013
As the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner is announced this weekend in New York, an authentic Heisman will be on display in Pensacola.
The Heisman will be on display Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Sandy Sansing Nissan at 5705 Pensacola Boulevard. Area residents are invited to bring their cameras and kids and strike their very best Heisman pose by one of the most famous trophies in the history of collegiate sports.
First awarded in 1935, the 25-pound bronze is awarded each year to an outstanding college football player that epitomizes diligence, perseverance and hard work.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Auburn’s Tre Mason, Alabama’s AJ McCarron, Boston College’s Andre Williams, Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch and 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M are the finalists for the 2013 Heisman trophy, the Heisman Trust announced Monday.
December 7, 2013
Scoring for the Chiefs were: Neino Robinson 28; Tony McAroy 17; Cameron Newsome 11; Jeffery Taylor 1; Nick Lambert 5; Eric Williams 7.
The Chiefs will travel to Jay next Thursday. JV Girls play at 3:30, JV Boys at 4:45; Varsity Girls at 6:00 and Varsity Boys at 7:15.
December 2, 2013
Ernest Ward Middle School cheerleader Jerni Crabtree was one of many cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that performed in the 2013 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour during the Thanksgiving weekend at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Crabtree, of Molino, performed with the UCA/UDA All-Americans group in the pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day.
The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association summer camps across the country.
December 1, 2013
The Northwest Escambia Juniors won the Gulf Coast Youth Football Championship Saturday in Gulf Shores, wrapping up an impressive 12-0 season in which NWE outscored all opponents 410-19.
The Eagles shut out Trimmier Park Saturday 7-0 after a 13-0 shutout of the Eight Mile Giants on Friday. The Trimmier Park Saints are a combined all-star team made up from four parks in Mobile.
Odom scored the only touchdown for the Eagles with Jaden Cunningham scoring the extra point. Eagles defense held the Saints scoreless, even in a first and goal situation on the Saints 3-yard line. AJ Hasty, Keaundre Richardson, Jayden Jackson, Jaheem Durant, Da’Merion Findley and Kaden Odom had several tackles each. Kaden Odom completed two passes to Tanner Boone for short gains. Jayden Jackson also completed a 30-yard pass to Keaundre Richardson.
For a recap of Friday’s game, click here.
Pictured: The Northwest Escambia Juniors won the Gulf Coast Youth Football Championship in Gulf Shores Saturday. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
November 30, 2013
The Northwest Escambia Juniors are competing in the Gulf Coast Youth Football Championships in Gulf Shores this weekend.
Friday, the NWE Juniors beat the Eight Mile Giants 13-0. For the NWE Eagles, Jayden Jackson and Jaheem Durant both scored touchdown, and Kaden Odom added an extra point.
The Eagles defense dominated the Giants. Keaundre Richardson had five tackles and a sack, Kaden Odom had one interception and several tackles, Ki-Jana Carter, Donovon Davis and Tomorrion Knight played tough on the defensive line, AJ Hasty had a fumble recovery, and Jayden Jackson and Jaheem Durant both had several tackles.
Shortly after the NWE Eagles win, tournament officials disqualified the Giants for two ineligible, over-age limit players.
The NWE Eagles will take on Trimmier Park on Saturday.
November 27, 2013
Hunting and fishing licenses are now available at the Billy G. Ward Courthouse in Century.
Citizens are now able to obtain Florida hunting and fishing licenses at the office of Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller Pam Childers in the courthouse at 7500 North Century Boulevard.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed each day from noon – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
The office is open today, but will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holidays. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2. For more information, contact the Escambia County Clerk of the Court office during the business hours listed above at (850) 256-6161.
Pictured top: Clerk of the Court employee Cindy Courtney works Tuesday afternoon to issue a Florida hunting license in Century. Pictured below: The Billy G. Ward Courthouse in Century. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
November 26, 2013
Leading scorers for the Chiefs were Tony McAroy with 35 and Neino Robinson with 26. Other scorers were: Trent Howard, 12; Eric Williams, 4; Cameron Newsome, 3; Keondrae Lett, 2; and Nick Lambert, 2.
The Chiefs were to be on the road Tuesday afternoon against T.R. Miller, but that matchup has been canceled and rescheduled for December 16 in Bratt.
The junior varsity girls will play a game December 3 at 5:30 against Flomaton at home; otherwise, the Chiefs won’t play another home game in Bratt until December 13.
November 25, 2013
Five Northview High School seniors were named to the Florida Class 1A All-Star Volleyball team. They had the chance to play this weekend in St. Petersburg in front of college coaches for the opportunity to gain scholarships.. They were (picture, L-R) Lily Townson, Lana Clayton, Danielle Steadham, Rebecca Grim and Tiffani Pritchett. The five players also recently played as members of the 2013 Subway All-Star High School Volleyball West team in Pensacola. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.