County Commission recognizes Flomaton High School

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, June 15, 2005

By by Julie Russell
The Lady Hurricane softball team from Flomaton High School clenched the State 2A softball championship title, a feat that sets a record as the first title championship in FHS history. Although two tries yielded unsatisfactory results, this year the girls managed to slide into first place, proving that the third time is a charm.
The Escambia County Commissioners recognized the success of the team and their coach at Monday morning's meeting. Eight girls and Coach Jacqi Hammond attended the meeting to receive a plaque from Chairman Larry White.
"You guys really came through in a manageable fashion … you had people sitting on the edge of their seats," White said.
With a record of 5-16 last year, the girls ended this season with a bang, and an impressive 43-8 record.
"These girls worked really hard this year, often playing many games per day," Coach Hammond said.
Two graduating seniors will attend Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., this fall with full tuition softball scholarships.
In other business:
o The commission appointed Emilie Mims, Benjamin Stone and Candace McDaniel to serve an additional six-year term for the Health Care Authority.
o White commended the city's preparation for the bad weather that passed over the area this weekend. Though the storm was not near the magnitude expected, White said that the threat of danger "reminded us that we cannot be complacent and must continue to plan for future disasters we may face."

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