Tate Aggies Win Sarasota Baseball Classic Title

March 24, 2017

A week after claiming the title in their Aggie Classic, the Tate Aggies won the Sarasota Baseball Classic championship Thursday night 3-2 over Trinity Christian.

Tate’s Kyler Hultgren was named the tournament’s best hitter, while Aggie Gabe Castro was named tournament MVP.

Castro earned the win Thursday night for the Tate Aggies. He pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, three hits, and striking out four.

Hunter NeSmith, Logan McGuffey, and Hultgren each drove in one run to lead Tate to the tournament win.

Trinity took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but Tate tied it at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth before adding the winning run in the seventh.

Tate Win Advances Aggies To Sarasota Classic Championship Game

March 23, 2017

The Tate High School Aggies have reached the finals of the Sarasota Baseball Classic with a 2-0 win Wednesday over Sarasota.

Trey LaFleur earned the win for the Aggies in five innings, allowing six his and striking out six.

For Tate – Reid Halfacre 1-3, R, RBI; Mason Land 1-3;  Logan McGuffey 1-3, RBI; Logan Blackmon 2-3 2B; Ryan Greene 1-3, R; Jesse Sherrill 1-1.

The Aggies will play at 7:30 Eastern Thursday night against Trinity Christian in the Sarasota Classic championship.

Tate Beats Mosley; Northview Crushes Baker

March 22, 2017

Northview 15, Baker 3

The Northview Chiefs 10-run ruled the Baker Gators 15-3 Tuesday in Bratt in five innings.

Zach Payne had five RBIs for Northview in the district game, including a double in the first, a single in the third and a double in the fourth.

For Northview – Quinton Sampson 1-3, R; Chandler Lowery 1-3, 2R; John Chivington 1-4, R; Zach Payne 3-4, 5 RBI; 2 R; 2 2B; Seth Killam, 3-4, 2R, 3 RBI; Josh Neese 1-3, 3R; Bailey Wilson 2-4, R, 4 RBI; Daniel Mascaro 2 R.

Up next – the Chiefs will head to Myrtle Grove on March 27 to take on the Escambia Gators. The JV will play at 4:00; the varsity at 6:00.

Tate 6, Mosley 4

The Tate Aggies beat Mosley 6-4 Tuesday in the Sarasota Baseball Classic.

Gabe Castro earned the win for Tate Aggies Varsity. He tossed two innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out two, and walking zero. Logan McGuffey started the game for Tate Aggies. He went five innings, surrendering three runs, four hits, and striking out one.

Kyler Hultgren and Hunter NeSmith had two RBIs for Tate, while Reid Halfacre and Logan Blackmon had one RBI each. Mason Land had a double for Tate.

Tate will play Sarasota High School at 7:30 Wednesday at Sarasota.

Tate 12, Navarre 1 (9th)

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Tate Shuts Out Riverview; Monroe Academy Blanks Northview

March 21, 2017


Monroe Academy 3, Northview 0

Monroe Academy defeated the Northview Chiefs 3-0 Monday evening in Bratt.

Monroe scored on run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings for the win.

John Chivington, Seth Killam, Josh Neese, and Chandler Lowery had one hit each for the Chiefs, while Killam singled in the second inning.  Daniel Mascaro pitched five innings for the Northview Chiefs, allowing three hits, two runs, two errors and striking out four. Blake Reid had two strikeouts, one hit , one run and one error in two innings on the mound for the Chiefs.

Northview hosts Baker on Tuesday — the junior varsity at 4:00 and the varsity at 6:30.

Tate 7, Riverview 0

Ryan Green threw a complete game, allowing just one hit, as the Tate Aggies defeated Riverview 7-0  in the Sarasota Baseball Classic.

The Aggies took a commanding 5-0 lead in the second inning and added two more runs in the sixth.

For Tate – Reid Halfacre 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI; Mason Land R; Logan McGuffey 3-4, R; 3 RBI; Trey LaFleur 1-3; Ethan Bloodsworth 1-1; Kyler Hultgren 2-3; Blake Anderson 1-2, R;

Mosley will play Tate at 4:30 EST Tuesday at Venice High School

Tate 8 Milton 7 (9th)

Pictured: Monroe Academy at Northview. NorthEscambia.com photos by Ramona Preston, click to enlarge.

Tate Tops West Florida, Raises $18K For Cancer Research

March 18, 2017

Tate 10, West Florida 2

The eighth annual “Strike Out Cancer” softball fundraiser was a big winner Friday night for breast cancer research as the Tate Aggies beat West Florida 10-2.

The event at Tate High School raised over $18,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Tate sophomore Shelby Ulrich had five RBI, including a three-run home run.  Hannah Brown earned the win for Tate pitching a complete game with two runs, one error and striking out three.

For Tate – Hayden Lindsay 1-3, R; Belle Wolfenden 1-2, 2 R, RBI; Shelby Ulrich 2-3, 2R, 5 RBI, HR; Sydni Solliday 3-4, R, RBI; Shelby McLean 2-4, R, RBI.

For West Florida – Amanda Klemm 1-4; Ealon Pyle 1-4, R; Lauren Carnley 2-3, RBI.

Tate 17, West Florida 0 (JV)

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Tate Hosts District Special Olympics (With Photo Gallery)

March 17, 2017

The 21st Annual Escambia County School District’s Special Olympics Spring Games were held Friday at Tate High School with about 600 student athletes from 27 schools. About 600 Tate student volunteers assisted as “buddies” and event workers.

The event began with Special Olympic athletes running with the Special Olympics Torch around the track.  There will was also an Olympic Village with plenty of fun and games, and even a petting zoo, for the athletes to enjoy after they completed their track and field events.

For a photo gallery, click here.

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Two In A Row: Tate Claims Aggie Classic Championship

March 17, 2017

For the second consecutive year, the Tate High School Aggies claimed the Aggie Classic championship Thursday night with a 13-1 win over Niceville.

Logan Blackmon and Trey LaFleur had two-run homers for the Aggies.  Mason Land and Reid Halfacre added doubles for Tate.

Gabe Castro took the win for Tate, pitching five innings while allowing two hits and just on error.

For Tate – Tate – Tate – Logan Blackmon 2-3 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB; Trey Lafleur 2-3 HR, 2 RBI, BB; Mason Land 2-4 2 2B, BB; Reid Halfacre 1-5, 2 RBI; Logan McGuffey 1-5, R; Jeff Gibbs R; Hunter Nesmith 1-4, R; Kyler Hultgren 1-1, RBI; Ryan Greene 1-3; Jesse Sherill 1-1, R, RBI.

Here are final scores from Thursday’s bracket play in the Aggie Classic:

  • Edmond North 8, Houston, TN  6
  • Tate 13, Niceville 1
  • Jenks, OK 5, Magnolia Heights, MS 0
  • Union, OK  9, Gulf Breeze 5
  • Choctaw, OK  6, Second Baptist, TX 4
  • Mustang, OK 5, Milton  5 – 1
  • Leon, FL 7, Coweta, OK  0
  • Pace 11,  Southmoore, OK  10
  • Presbyterian Christian, MS 12, TBA 0
  • Berryhill, OK 3, Knoxville Catholic, TN  2
  • Durant,OK 8, Bartlett, TN 7
  • Pryor, OK 6, West Florida  3
  • Booker T. Washington, OK  4, Fort Gibson, OK 3
  • Washington 6, vs Piedmont 3

Aggie Classic: Complete Day Three Results, Championship Schedule

March 16, 2017

Host team Tate and Niceville will battle it out tonight for the Aggie Classic championship.

Here are scores from Wednesday and the Aggie Classic Championship Day schedule:

Wednesday Scores:

  • Presbyterian Christian, MS 6, Southmoore 2
  • Pryor, OK 7, Knoxville Catholic, TN 6
  • Edmond North, OK 17, Leon, FL 7
  • Second Baptist, TX 10, Fort Gibson, OK 8
  • Houston, TN 12, Piedmont, OK 2
  • Magnolia Heights, MS 7, Mustang, OK 4
  • Bartlett, TN 4, Choctaw, OK 3
  • Milton FL 5, Coweta, OK 1
  • Pace FL 13, Union, OK 2
  • Booker T Washington 3, Durant, OK 2
  • West Florida 3, Booker T Washington, OK 2
  • Tate 9, Knoxville Catholic, TN 2
  • Gulf Breeze 1, Berryhill, OK 0
  • Niceville 9, Jenks, OK 0

Aggie Classic Championship Day Schedule:

  • At Tate High – 3rd place: Houston vs. Edmond North, 4 p.m.; Championship game: Niceville vs. Tate, 7 p.m.
  • At Gulf Breeze- 4 p.m. Magnolia Heights vs. Jenks; Gulf Breeze vs. Union, 7 p.m.
  • At Milton- Second Baptist vs. Choctaw, Okla, 4 p.m.; Mustang vs. Milton, 7 p.m.
  • At Pace- Leon vs. Coweta, 4 p.m.; Pace vs. Southmoore, 7 p.m.
  • At Escambia- Presbyterian Christian vs. TBA, 4 p.m.; Berryhill vs. Knoxville, 7 p.m.
  • At West Florida- Bartlett vs. Durant, 4 p.m.; Pryor vs. West Florida, 7 p.m.
  • At Washington- Fort Gibson vs. Booker T. Washington, Okla., 4 p.m.; Booker T. Washington vs. Piedmont, 7 p.m.

Weightlifting: Northview Tops Jay

March 16, 2017

The Northview Boy’s Weightlifting team defeated Jay on Wednesday by a score of 48-33.

Placing for the Chiefs in their respective weight class, with totals, were:

119-lb class: 2nd Place – Caze Bradley (9th) – 225-lb. total
129-lb. class: 1st Place – Dalton Hadley (11th) – 300-lb. total; 2nd Place – Gracen Brook (9th) – 225-lb. total
139-lb. class: 1st Place – Jarius Moorer (10th) – 370-lb. total; 2nd Place – M.J. Jones (11th) – 365-lb. total
154-lb. class: 1st Place – Ohijie Elliott (12th) – 465-lb. total
169-lb. class: 1st Place – Chase Olsen (12th) – 520-lb. total; 3rd Place – Colton Dockens (9th) – 445-lb. total
183-lb. class: 2nd Place – Keaton Solmonson (9th) – 375-lb. total; 3rd Place – Rayvon Bush (10th) – 360-lb. total
199-lb. class: 1st Place – Tim Bush (11th) – 405-lb. total
219-lb. class: 2nd Place – Jacob Hawkins (9th) – 360-lb. total
239-lb. class: 2nd Place – Tyler Kite (9th) – 340-lb. total
Unlimited class: 2nd Place – Justin Helton (11th) – 465-lb. total

Six of the Chiefs return to action on Saturday, March 25 in the Regional Weightlifting meet at Baker.

File photo.

Three Solo Homers Lead Tate Over Pace; Jay Tops Northview In Eight

March 15, 2017

Tate 6, Pace 2

Leslee Scruggs, Sydni Solliday and Hayden Lindsay each had a solo home run Tuesday night as Tate defeated Pace 6-2.

Belle Wolfenden tripled for the Lady Aggies.

Hannah Brown pitched seven for the Aggies, allowing six hits, two runs, two errors and striking out seven.

Tate – Hanna Brown 3-4; Hayden Lindsay 2-3, 2R, RBI, HR; Belle Wolfenden 1-3; 3B; Leslee Scruggs 1-3, R, RBI, HR; Shelby Ulrich 1-3; Sydni Solliday 1-3, R; RBI, HR; Tristen Cook, R.

The Tate Aggies (9-3, 5-0) will face Washington on Thursday before holding their annual Strikeout for Cancer game against West Florida Friday night at 7.

Tate 15, Pace 0 (JV)

Jay 5, Northview 4 (8 innings)

The Jay Royals defeated the Northview Chiefs 5-4 in eight innings Tuesday night in Jay.

Destiny Herring pitched the win for the Royals with seven innings, three runs, one error and 12 strikeouts. Tori Herrington pitched all eight innings for Northview, allowing seven hits, six runs, three errors and striking out five.

Jay – Maddie Holt 1-4 2 RBI, R; Harley Taggart 2-4, R; Alaina Lowery 2-4, R; Miranda Roberts 2-3,R.

Northview – Jamia Newton 1-3, 3B, RBI; Kyndall Enfinger 0+-4, R; Tori Herrington 1-3, 2R; Aubree Love 1-3, R, 2RBI; Peighton Dortch 2-4, 2RBI; Lydia Smith 1-3, R.
Payton Jackson

Pictured top: Leslee Scruggs, Sydni Solliday and Hayden Lindsay each had a solo home run Tuesday night for the Tate Aggies. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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