Top 10 sports stories of 2017

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, December 27, 2017

1. Nov. 22 — Escambia Academy wins AISA Class 2A state football championship

Escambia Academy beat Autauga Academy 30-20 at Troy University’s Veterans Memorial Stadium to win the 2017 AISA Class 2A state championship, the program’s second in school history.

2. April 19 — EA wins track and field championship for third straight

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The Cougars dominated the rest of the field as they won the overall AISA boys track and field championship in Gulf Shores in April. EA took an early lead it would never give up.

3. July 26 — Poarch 12Us finish third at NAYO

The Poarch 12U boys finished third in the Native American Youth Organization tournament last weekend, falling 14-4 to Prodigy in their last game.

4. Sept. 27 — Sneaky Creek wins NISA championship

5. Feb. 8 — EA falls in bk quarterfinals

Escambia Academy’s boys finished in the quarterfinals of the AISA Class 2A basketball Elite 8 championship.

6. Feb. 22 — ECHS ends season in regional semifinals

Escambia County’s boys basketball team finished a successful season in the Class 4A South Regional semifinals in Dothan

7. Cougars fight in quarters Escambia Academy ended its baseball season, falling 12-1 to No. 3 Macon East Academy on April 28 in a third game of an AISA Class 2A Quarterfinal series.

8. Feb. 22 — ECHS head football coach selected

Rico Jackson was selected as the head football coach of the Blue Devils in February. A lot of excitement was brought with the hire as the new head coach brought energy and focus to the school.

9. Oct. 25 — Lady Cougars fall at Elite 8

Escambia Academy made it to the Elite 8 tournament. The Lady Cougars fell 5-25, 7-25, 10-25 in the match. Edgewood went on to repeat its state championship with wins over Southern in the Final Four and Autauga Academy in the state championship.

10. June 28 — PCI Swim finishes third in state

The Poarch Creek swim team recently attended the 2017 Alabama Olympic State Games in Dothan on June 9-10.

The state holds this Olympic-style competition every year with over 30 sports that athletes can compete in.

The PCST competed as a team in the short course swimming event.