23 YEARS AGO
DEC. 31, 1987
“Kim Searcy hits 39 for record, Lady Warriors: Kim Searcy scored 39 points to lead the Sparta Lady Warriors to a 52-40 win over Fort Dale-SBA and set a new standard for most points in a game for the girls players at the local private school. The game was one of four played Dec. 18 in the Sparta Gymnasium.
“Backing up Searcy’s performance was Shawn Hammonds with 11 points. Julie Johnson and Stacy Holmes had one each.
“Fort Dale-SBA outscored the Warrior varsity, 75-62. Sparta had well balanced scoring but not enough of it with Brad Watts hitting 14 points; Chris Davis, 13; and Lee Wild, 11. Toby Baggett hit for nine points; Kenny Bledsoe, six; and Jeff Carrier, Robbie Bolton and Craig Blackburn, three each.”
“Willie Crutchfield, field representative of the Woodmen of the World, presented a U.S. flag and compasses to the Boy Scouts of Troop 40 in recognition of their winning ‘top troop’ at the District Fall Camporee. Assistant Scoutmaster Joe McNeel and Scoutmaster Pat Poole thanked Crutchfield and the WOW.”
38 YEARS AGO
DEC. 28, 1972
“Texas Cowgirls play men’s team here Jan. 10: The World Famous Texas Cowgirls Basketball Team will appear at the high school gym in Evergreen on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
“This appearance will be sponsored by the high school.
“The Texas Cowgirls will be commencing their 23rd season of play and have played over 4,000 engagements coast to coast and abroad.
“The Texas Cowgirls will play against a men’s team with men’s rules. An entertaining program has been planned. Advance tickets may be obtained from members of the organization for adults, $1.50; and students, $1.”
From “The Colyum” by Bob Bozeman: Better get your eyes in shape again, if they have recovered from last weekend. The bowl season is upon us and eyestrain threatens us football nuts.
“Of course, to fans around here the strong attractions are the Gator Bowl on Saturday afternoon and the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day.
“Auburn’s unbelievable Tigers will do battle against Colorado in the Gator. Coach Shug Jordan’s club lost its starting quarterback as practice started for the bowl game.”
53 YEARS AGO
DEC. 26, 1957
“Letters were awarded to 20 members of the 1957 Evergreen High Aggies at the Evergreen Quarterback Club’s annual football banquet Friday night at the school lunchroom.
“Receiving letters were, seniors, Capt. Buddy Zukowski, Howard Claybrook, Robert Daniels, Bobby English, Billy Grace, Mabry Huggins, Jerry Mitchell, Jimmy Moorer, James Nelson and Haywood Williamson; juniors, Jimmy Bell, George Bolton, Robbie Boykin, Robert Ellington, Paul Pace, Wayne Peacock, Ken Tucker and Byron Warren; sophomore Jimmy Eddins and freshman Elvin Higgins.
“Letters were also presented to six cheerleaders: seniors, Erin Cook and Eddie Bell Kindig; juniors Molly Thames and Jean Brooks; sophomores Jimmie Brundage and Jean Black.
“Howard Claybrook, senior tackle, received the coveted D.T. Stuart Sportsmanship Trophy.
“Coach Wendell Hart announced that the team had elected Paul Pace to serve as captain of the 1958 eleven. George Bolton will serve as alternate captain. Pace was a standout at center while Bolton was a mainstay at guard.”
68 YEARS AGO
DEC. 31, 1942
“Aggies to engage Pleasant Home here tonight: Coach E.L. McInnis’s green and white clad cagers will engage probably their toughest foe of the year today at 7:30 when they play the Pleasant Home basketeers on the local court.
“The Pleasant Home cagesters have long have been known in this section for their hardwood antics. Among the state’s better teams for the past several years, they wound up in sixth place last year.
“The locals are the proud possessors of a four-game winning streak and as yet haven’t met their master. They have defeated Castleberry twice, Repton and Lyeffion once each. In these contests, they have scored 171 points to their opponents’ 52. Johnson has led the locals high-powered offense with 87 points scored. Thames holds runner-up honors with 48.
“With transportation a big problem, this may be one of the last home games of the season. Both teams will be after the other’s skins and a close and thrilling scoring battle is forecast. The game will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission, schoolchildren, 15 cents; others, 25 cents.”
83 YEARS AGO
DEC. 29, 1927
“Local All Stars Defeat Monroeville: A football ball team composed of Evergreen all stars met and defeated an all star team from Monroeville Tuesday afternoon at Gantt’s Field to the score of 3 to 0.
“The game was staged under the auspices of the American Legion and was well-attended by fans from both towns.
“The only counter of the game came early when Watson Spence, former Aggie star but now of Auburn, booted the oval over for a field goal. After this, neither team was able to score. As evidenced by the score, the teams were well matched and no ground was gained except by fierce struggling.”