On the sideline

Published 9:01pm Friday, July 12, 2013

Coach plans baseball meet and greet

If you’re in seventh to 12th grade and interested in playing baseball for Escambia County High School, the Blue Devils new coach Michael Parker wants to meet you.

The former Flomaton coach and East Brewton native has planned a meet and greet for perspective players and their parents at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at the Tom Byrne Park baseball field.

“I want to introduce myself to them and see who shows up,” Parker said.

Parker, who spent 17 years as an assistant coach under Flomaton’s Anthony Davidson will take over the Blue Devils’ baseball program next season.

Parker will leave Flomaton Middle School for a job as a drivers’ education and physical education instructor at ECHS.

Parker is a West Brewton native, having graduated from W.S. Neal High School in 1983. He has spent a total of 25 years coaching baseball.

Don’t forget; War V hits the mat tonight at 7

Sixteen mixed martial arts fights are planned for tonight’s event at the Poarch Creek Indian Recreation Center.

This includes a couple of “must-see fights,” said organizer Jim Jernigan. These fights include: Brandon Jenkins, of Crestview, Fla. versus Renden Russell of Auburn; Dallas Shruggs, of Uriah, and Luger Boswell, of Red Level.

The locally-based Team Titan group will have several fighters participating including Justin Ramer, of Perdido; Caleb Coleman and Kevin Gardener, both of Monroeville.

Michael Mitchell, an independent fighter from Atmore will also participate.

The event got underway Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with a weigh-in for the fighters at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.

NHS QB Club moves its softball tourney date

The group’s softball tournament originally scheduled for July 26-27 has been pushed back a week to Aug. 2-3. Admission for each team is $200 for the co-ed tournament  and all proceeds will go to support the Northview High School football program.

Last year, the NHS Chiefs finished the season with a record of 11-3 and defeated Trenton High School by a score of 42-21 in the Class1A  Florida High School Athletic Association state championship game in Orlando, Florida.

For more information or to register a team, calls may be directed to Brodie Tullis at (850) 390-3945.

Northwest Escambia football plans benefit softball tournament

NWE is also hosting a Coed Softball Tournament at Bradberry Park July 27.

There is a $150 entry fee per team, call Patrick Boone 253-4327 for information on the tournament. All proceeds go to benefit NWE Youth Football and Cheer

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