Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for April 23, 2015

Auburn's Tommy Yearout in 1972.
APRIL 27, 1972

“Tommy Yearout, co-captain of the 1971 Auburn Tigers, will be the speaker at the first annual athletic banquet of the Sparta Academy Quarterback Club tomorrow night at the Holiday Inn. President James Ansley said only a few tickets are still available. Yearout, 210-pound defensive tackle from Birmingham, is considered the finest speaker on the Auburn team. His talks are humorous, but he also gets across an inspirational message. A senior, he was a three-year starter for the War Eagles.”

“Col. Lee F. Smith presents the Evergreen Civil Air Patrol’s award for Best Lineman to Whalon Oliver who also received the Best Sportsmanship Trophy for football. Wayne Caylor presents the Station WBLO Best Back Trophy to Wavie Ausby who also won the Most Valuable Player Trophy for basketball which was presented by Coach Charles Branum. Marshall Davis received the Best Sportsmanship Trophy for basketball. Frank Murphy received the Evergreen Jaycees Best All Around Player Award. The awards were presented at the Evergreen High School Athletic Banquet Friday night.”

“Principal John Floyd presents a special award to Coach Wendell Hart to climax the Evergreen High Athletic Banquet. Hart retired from coaching at the end of the 1971 season, ending one of South Alabama’s longest coaching careers that spanned 26 years.”

APRIL 25, 1957

“Uniforms Are Ordered, Player Auction May 17: Uniforms for both the minor league and major league are being ordered, for all boys who will play, according to Junior League President, Ward C. Alexander.
“’The big auction, where trading for players will take place, will be held on May 17,’ he said. ‘To keep trouble down over the players, we have invited Sheriff Shorty Brock,’ he added, with tongue in cheek. Bidding on the best players is expected to be fast and furious, with each manager trying to improve his team.
“Minor league tryouts are scheduled for May 1, May 8 and May 15.”

“Safety Cleats… Safety Play - Little League Oxfords – Officially approved by Little League Baseball – SAFETY SPIKES of molded rubber on soles and heels take the danger out of slides. Staunchly protective are the hard toe caps. Pull-proof eyelets. Cool uppers are heavy washable duck. Duo-Life counter. Black, men’s, boys’ and youths’ sizes – U.S. Pro-Keds – This Blue Pro-Keds Label Stamps the Shoe of Champions - $4.95 and $5.95 – BASEBALL PLAYERS Get Ready for Spring Training – Northcutt’s, Evergreen, Alabama.”

“SQUARE DANCE – SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 27, 1957 – Music by Uncle Charlie, Snap Green & Log Cabin Boys At Evergreen Recreation Center (Old Armory) – Benefit Swimming Pool Fund – Sponsored by Recreation Center.”

APRIL 28, 1927

“Fishing Days Are Here – We Are Exclusive Agents For SHAKESPEARE FINE FISHING TACKLE – All Model Reels. Genuine Reel Repairs, Lines, Minnows, Fly Rods, Casting Rods. Shakespeare Level Winding Criterion Casting Reel, $4.40. OUR STOCK INCLUDES Hildebrandt Flies and Spinners, Joe Welch Leaders, Abbey and Imbrie Rods and Lines, Heddon and Creek Chub Minnows, Bamboo Poles, Hooks, Corks, Lead, Lines, Minnow Traps, and Buckets for Pole Fishing, Gold Medal Camp Equipment, Varied Assortment of Tackle Boxes. WILD BROS. HARDWARE CO., Evergreen, Alabama.”

APRIL 24, 1912

“Special Excursion to NEW ORLEANS -  Saturday, April 27 – Louisville & Nashville – Fine chance to spend a day in the wonderful old French-Spanish-American city – Baseball Game Between Montgomery and New Orleans Teams.
“Schedule and Rates: Leave Montgomery, 7 p.m., $5; Leave McGehees, 7:18 p.m., $5; Leave Tyson, 7:29 p.m., $5; Leave Letohatchie, 7:38 p.m., $4.75; Leave Calhoun, 7:49 p.m., $4.75; Leave Fort Deposit, 8 p.m., $4.75; Leave Greenville, 8:21 p.m., $4.50; Leave Chapman, 8:44 p.m., $4.50; Leave Garland, 9:07 p.m., $4.25; Leave Owassa, 9:27 p.m., $4; Leave Evergreen, 9:38 p.m., $4; Leave Castleberry, 9:57 p.m., $4; Leave Kirkland, 10:08 p.m., $4; Leave Brewton, 10:20 p.m., $3.75; Leave Pollard, 10:40 p.m., $3.75; Leave Flomaton, 11 p.m., $3.50; Arrive New Orleans, 6:30 a.m.
“Special train leaves New Orleans, Returning 9:30 p.m. Sunday – E.W. Bliss, P.A., Montgomery, Ala. – J.K. Ridgely, A.G.P.A., New Orleans, La.”

“LAS VEGAS GETS FIGHT: Johnson-Flynn Match Will Be Staged In New Mexico: Chicago, April 19 – Announcement has been made here by Jack Curley, promoter of the proposed Johnson-Flynn fight, that the bout would be staged in Las Vegas, N.M. on the afternoon of July 4. El Paso, Juarez, Salt Lake City, several Nevada towns, one or two Canadian hamlets and Paris were trying to land the match, but Promoter Curley favored the New Mexico city. Johnson will receive $31,000 for his share of the proceeds, win, lose or draw. Of the amount, $1,100 will be paid over to him on May 1 as training expenses, while Flynn will fight for a percentage of the remaining receipts, and has agreed to pay his own training expenses.”

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