21 YEARS AGO
DEC. 6, 1990
“Kenny Townson killed this bobcat last Tuesday while deer hunting. Townson said he was sitting in a tree when the cat came out into the field where he shot him.”
“The employees and officers of First Alabama Bank were getting ready for the Iron Bowl last Friday by displaying their college colors. The winners are shown on the left while the losers are on the right.”
36 YEARS AGO
DEC. 4, 1975
“Libby Pate of Evergreen: Mr. and Mrs. Randy Melton of Tuscaloosa and Darwin Covin attended the Alabama-Auburn football game at Legion Field in B’Ham on Saturday.”
“Deadline is set men’s basketball: Mon., Dec. 8, will be the deadline for entries in the Evergreen Men’s Basketball League. Anyone wishing to enter a team must be present at a meeting at 7 o’clock Monday night at the Courthouse. An entry fee of $100 for each team will be required at that time.”
51 YEARS AGO
DEC. 1, 1960
“Strong Earns Grid Letter At Wooster: WOOSTER, Ohio – Ceylon Strong, a freshman at The College of Wooster and a graduate of Evergreen High School, Evergreen, Ala. was one of 20 yearlings to earn class numerals on the Wooster football squad for the 1960 season.
“He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Strong, 105 Mimosa Avenue and was graduated from high school last May.
“In high school football he played one season at halfback, one as a guard. At Wooster he was used at halfback, got into a couple games, played with Wooster’s reserves against Ashland College and Akron University’s reserves.”
“Q.B. Club Honors Aggie Grid Team At Banquet Tonite: The Evergreen Quarterback Club will honor the members of the 1960 Evergreen High School Aggie football team at the annual Football Banquet tonight at 7 at the school cafeteria.
“Auburn U. Backfield Coach Buck Bradberry will be the featured speaker of the program with QB President John Raines as master of ceremonies.
“Tickets will be on sale until noon today and none will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased from Henry Kinzer, Moreno White, C.W. Claybrook or Wendell Hart.
“A highlight of the program will be the awarding of the D.T. Stuart Sportsmanship Trophy. The award is given each year by Stuart to encourage sportsmanship and give recognition to outstanding leadership to the player chosen for the honor by his teammates.
“Coach Wendell Hart and Assistant Coach John Law Robinson will take part in the program and award letters to the players who earned them this season.”
“Aggies, Lyeffion Play Here Friday In Season-Opener: Coach John Law Robinson’s Evergreen High Aggies go against Coach Dale Long’s Lyeffion Yellow Jackets here Friday night in the season-opener for both basketball teams.
“Both ‘B’ and varsity games are scheduled with the Bees opening it up at 7 o’clock in Memorial Gymnasium at EHS. The varsity clash follows.
“Coach Long isn’t giving out too much information on his team these days, but the former Beatrice and Troy State College star can be counted on to come up with a scrapping, well-coached band of Jackets.
“Robinson, back at his Alma Mater once more, released a brief rundown of his club to The Courant today. He said that he will use the Auburn shuffle with variations to be added as the season progresses. Fast break will be used when the situation permits to utilize better-than-average speed and compensate for lack of height.”
“Robinson released this brief sketch of the individual players on the varsity.
“Billy Bateman, Sr., 5’8’’ veteran, good playmaker, fine outside shot, excellent ball handler, hustler.
“Billy Melton, Sr., 6’ veteran, rebounds well, good driver.
“Conner Warren, Jr. 5’8’’, fast good playmaker, likes to play defense, good driver.
“Bonner Ridgeway, Jr., 6’, fast good eye on jump shots.
“Tim Ward, Jr., 6’1’’, rugged on boards, shows potential for fine rebounder and driver.
“Jerry Ellis, Sr., 5’11’’, likes to scrap for ball, hustler, will improve with experience.
“Jimmy Dunn, Sr., 5’1’’, rugged under basket, good driver.
“Frank Pugh, Jr., 5’11’, smart, needs experience, could develop into outstanding player, loaded with desire.
“David Hyde, Sr., 5’9’’, thrives on defense, is improving offensively.”
66 YEARS AGO
DEC. 6, 1945
“Mrs. W.O. Mack spent the weekend with Mrs. Nell Holcomb in Northport and attended the Homecoming at the University and also attended the Alabama-Mississippi football game. En route home she visited friends in Birmingham.”
“Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Price and Mr. and Mrs. Tal Stuart spent the weekend in Tuscaloosa with Miss Mary Claire Price and attended the Alabama and Mississippi football game.”
“Miss Nan Deal spent the weekend in New Orleans and attended the LSU football game.”
81 YEARS AGO
DEC. 4, 1930
“Cage Season Opens Here Friday Night: The local town team will open the cage season here Friday night by playing Castleberry on the New High school court at 7:30. So far, the boys have been unable to decide on a name for the team, and want you to have a suitable name to submit Friday night. A prize will be given to the submitter of the name chosen.
“Those composing the new basketball team are Thaddeus Ivey, Jimmy McReynolds, Coach McInnis, Prof. Jackson, Oris Jones, Spud Holman, Walter Howell, Jimmy Rogers, Hub Sanders and Joe Hagood.
“With the enthusiasm these boys are showing and the hearty cooperation of the town people we should have a winning team.”
“J.C. Long Jr. attended the Alabama-Georgia football game in Birmingham Thanksgiving.”
“Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Jones were weekend visitors to Birmingham, attending the Alabama-Georgia game.”
“Miss Elizabeth McMillian and Prof. W.P. McMillian were weekend visitors to Birmingham, where they attended the Alabama-Georgia game.”
“Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Binion, Miss Mary Julia Wild and Walter Howell attended the Ala.-Ga. game in Birmingham last week.”
Compiled by Sports Reporter Lee Peacock from past issues of The Evergreen Courant. To read The Courant’s weekly Sports Flashback feature online, visit leepeacock2010.blogspot.com.