|World Champion turkey caller Eddie Salter.|
16 YEARS AGO
MARCH 26, 1998
“Search for HHS coach underway: Conecuh County Board of Education members came in Monday night anticipating a long night, and with the hopes of finding a new head football coach.
“After handling a full agenda, the board went into executive session in which three candidates were interviewed for the position at Hillcrest.”
“Hillcrest Powerlifting Team competes in state championship: The 1998 State High School Powerlifting Championship was held on Sat., March 21, 1998 in Daleville. The results are as follows:
“Top Five High Schools in the state: 1st place – Daleville (117 points); 2nd place – Highland Home (64 points); 3rd place – Opp (42 points); 4th place – Greenville (32 points); 5th place – Hillcrest (31 points).
“Individual Results: 132-pound Class: Robert Williams totaled 865 pounds for fourth place.
“148-pound Class: Jerry House totaled 985 pounds for first place, and Leon Mims totaled 955 pounds for four place.
“165-pound Class: Tim Bush totaled 1,135 pounds for first place.
“258-pound Class: Bennie Levlous totaled 1,270 pounds for third place.
“State Champions for the Jaguars: Jerry House totaled 985 pounds in the 148-pound class, and Tim Bush totaled 1,135 pounds in the 165-pound class.
“School Records Broken: In the 165-pound Class, Tim Bush broke his own 1996 squat record of 375 pounds and moved it to 405 pounds. He broke his own bench press record of 240 pounds and moved it to 245 pounds.”
31 YEARS AGO
MARCH 22, 1984
“Eddie Salter of Evergreen won the state crown in the Alabama State Turkey Calling Contest held in Jackson on Tues., March 13. Shown with him are Contest Emcee Joe C. McCorquodale Jr.; 2nd place winner Hannis Williams of Bay Minette, a former state champ, Danny Baggett of Evergreen, third place winner, and Tom Henley, president of the sponsoring Clarke County Wildlife Association.”
“Jeff Fountain, 14, of Jackson took first place in the Jr. Division of the Alabama State Turkey Calling Contest held in Jackson on Tues., March 13. Eddie Davis, 14, of Prattville was second and Jerry Cotton, 10, of Evergreen placed third.”
“Little League will register players: The Evergreen Little League will be registering players for the 1984 season tonight at 6 p.m. at City Hall. In order to properly register, a parent must accompany the child along with a $10 registration fee, and a certified birth certificate. T-Ball ages six and seven for boys and six, seven and eight for girls. Minor league ages eight and nine, and Little League ages 10, 11 and 12.
“This will be the last chance to sign up. Tryout date will be March 31. Time will be announced later.”
“Women’s Softball meeting Tuesday: There will be a meeting of the Evergreen Women’s Softball League Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Court House.”
46 YEARS AGO
MARCH 27, 1969
“Aggies will play in grid jamboree in Luverne Friday: Coach Wendell Hart’s Evergreen High Aggies will end spring practice by playing in a football jamboree in Luverne tomorrow night. Kickoff will be at 7:30 for the first of four 12-minute quarters.
“The Aggies will play Luverne in two 12-minute segments. Union Springs and Georgiana will play in the other two periods.
“Coach Hart and assistants Mike Bledsoe and Charles Branum have worked with some 51 candidates for the varsity. Next week, they will begin work with some 40 junior team players.”
“Lyeffion, Repton play in Jamboree at Uriah Friday: The Yellow Jackets of Lyeffion are among five high schools participating in a Jamboree at Uriah High School Friday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 for the first of five 12-minute quarters to be played. Admission is $1.50 for adults and $1 for students.
“Lyeffion meets Frisco City in the first quarter, then Excel plays Repton. Uriah then plays Frisco City and Excel plays Lyeffion. Repton and Uriah meet in the final period.
“The Jamboree concludes spring football practice for all the teams.”
“Boy Scouts of Evergreen Troop 40 racked up an impressive record at the Alabama-Florida Spring Camporee.
“Six of Evergreen’s Scouts were tapped for the Order of the Arrow, a camping honor society, at an impressive tap out campfire ceremony.
“Chosen for this honor were Eric Pugh, Frank Murphy, Frederic Stevens, Sammy Garrett, Terry Pugh and Jeb Barron.”
61 YEARS AGO
MARCH 25, 1954
“C.C.T.S. Girl Cagers Win Alabama’s Title: The Conecuh County Training School Girls basketball team, undefeated in 38 games, stretched their winning streak to 39 games by defeating the strong Westfield High School girls team of Birmingham, Ala. by a score of 34-25.
“Only one other girls game was played at the State Basketball Finals at Alabama State College, Montgomery, Ala. The Westfield girls, who were champions of the North Section, and the Evergreen girls, champions of the South Section of Alabama. The Evergreen girls got off to a slow start, and trailed the girls from Westfield by two points. The CCTS girls hit their stride midway the second quarter, and took the lead which they maintained until the end of the game. This was a highly publicized game, and Evergreen gained the undisputed title of State Champions. Coach Mike Cheatham deserves a lot of credit for developing one of the best girls teams in the history of girls basketball in the state.
“Clementine Dukes, Ellen Stallworth, Etta Avant and Betty Jones were selected on the All State Girls Basketball Team.”
“The Evergreen High Aggies will play an intersquad game next Wednesday night at 7:30 in Brooks Stadium to wind up a very spirited spring training session. The traditional ‘green and white’ game has been changed to the ‘green and red’ as the team had available some red and green jerseys that provided good contrast.”
76 YEARS AGO
MARCH 23, 1939
“John J. Putnam, 34, sports editor of The Birmingham Post for 12 years, died at a hospital Wednesday following an operation. He had been ill for several weeks.
“Before coming to Birmingham, Putnam was a reporter with the Muskogee (Okla.) Phoenix and on the sports staff of the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune.”
“Evergreen High School: The Junior Team went to Montgomery Friday to the Y.M.C.A. basketball tournament. Friday night they played Avondale’s ‘Y’ team from Birmingham, losing to them by a score of 40-18. Saturday they played the Montgomery Eagles, winning from them by 43-3. Derrell Moorer was high score man in the game with a score of 21 points. Saturday afternoon they played Selma. Two overtimes were played to determine a score of 16-15 in Evergreen’s favor. Selma was last year’s winner of the tournament. Saturday night in the consolation finals, Evergreen beat Montgomery’s Oak Park team, 39-17, rating fourth place among 15 teams.
“Derrell Moorer, Judson Murphy, Nielsen, Greely Moorer, Vernon Millsap, George Ray, James King and Claude Gantt were the boys who took part in the games. They won Merit Badges as winners in the consolation final games. Derrell was placed on the All State tournament team. It looks as if the boys brought home the bacon.”
“The Sr. I girls won over the Sr. III girls, 23-1, for the championship of the basketball tournament, last Friday.”