50 YEARS AGO
FEB. 4, 1965
“Repton Bulldogs get trophy Friday: The Birmingham News Class A Football Trophy given by the Birmingham News will be presented to the Repton High School Bulldogs tomorrow. The Bulldogs won the trophy with their best season last year. It was the first year for their new coach, Gene Madison.
“The trophy will be presented at an assembly program at 8 a.m. with Jerry Bryan, assistant sports editor of The News, doing the honors. Principal Walter Hudson extends an invitation to the public to attend the ceremony.”
“Thomas Hinson is a big man on the football field and in the classroom, and he’ll be exercising those talents at the University of Alabama this fall. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hinson of Brundidge and formerly of Evergreen, has been awarded an academic scholarship to the University, but plans to play football. Thomas stands six feet, one inch and weighs 190. He played center for Pike County High School where he earned a letter the past four years. He was named an alternate on The Birmingham News Class AAA All-State Team. Thomas has been an outstanding student in high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, an Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow and the Brundidge Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Hinson are former residents of Evergreen, where he was associated with the Western Auto Store for several years. He owns the Western Auto Store in Brundidge. Thomas’ grandmother, Mrs. J.H. Hinson, lives here.”
65 YEARS AGO
FEB. 2, 1950
“Aggies Bump Bears, 39-32, For Third Straight Win: Coach Wendell Hart’s reorganized Evergreen High Aggies bumped off a strong Robertsdale Bear five here Wednesday afternoon, 39-32, for their third win in a row.
“Big Guerry (Get) Moorer led the Aggies to the win with 15 points. John Greel Ralls, who fouled out early in the fourth quarter after sitting out most of the second and third periods with four personals, sacked 10 points for runner-up honors. Dickey Bozeman and Jack Cunningham collected the rest of the Aggie points shooting seven apiece.”
“Aggies End Win Streak For Pleasant Home 53-22: The Evergreen High Aggies played at full strength for the first time this year last Friday night and were too much for a high flying Pleasant Home quintet that had won nine straight games.
“John Greel Ralls, who returned to action after a two-week layoff to catch up on his studies, led the scoring parade with 19 points. Dickey Bozeman, almost fully recovered from a leg injury suffered before Christmas, was in the runner-up spot with 14 markers. Big Guerry Moorer basketed 12 points.
“Jack Cunningham, Evergreen’s ace guard, limited ‘Hot’ Helms to a single field goal. Helms is the leading scorer for Pleasant Home and had averaged 25 points a game in his last three starts prior to the Aggie clash. Cunningham played a fine floor game and contributed two points to the Aggie total. Gwyn Daniels sank four points and turned in a good defensive performance. Gillis Morgan sank two points to finish up the Evergreen scoring."
80 YEARS AGO
FEB. 7, 1935
“Aggies Defeat Brewton; Opp Here Friday” by Cyrus Wells – “The local cagers squeezed out a 12-7 victory over Brewton on their opponents’ court. The entire game was a fine exhibition of pass work and guarding. The first quarter ended scoreless, but in the second quarter Evergreen took the lead which they kept the rest of the game. The Aggies pass work is slowly improving while their defense shows they want to play basketball.
“Tonight the locals meet Red Level basketeers on the local court. On Friday night they meet the strong Opp Bobcats here. The Opp team has the strongest team to invade the local court.
“Evergreen (12) – Golson (2), Heifner (3), E. Johns (2), Horne (4), D. Johns (1); Brewton (7) – Strain (2), Finley (0), Dixon (2), Liles (3), Kelly (0). Sub: Brewton – Holman.”
110 YEARS AGO
FEB. 1, 1905
“Geo. L. Madison of Oshkosh, Wisc., who comes south every winter to hunt, is the guest of the family of J.E. Ellis.”
“FOR SALE – A good bicycle, cheap for cash. Apply at this office.”