Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for April 9, 2015


APRIL 12, 1990

“Cynthia Pugh will be riding Amity Joe in the Evergreen Saddle Club’s Free Horse Show this Saturday at the horse arena at Evergreen Municipal Park. The horse show starts at 2 p.m. Camp 31 Barbecue will be on sale from 12 noon until at the horse arena. The public is cordially invited to attend.”

“David Taylor killed this turkey on March 29. The gobbler weighed 18 pounds, had a nine-inch beard and one-inch spurs.”

APRIL 10, 1975

“Repton Bulldogs jamboree winners: The Repton High School Bulldogs won a football ‘jamboree’ Friday night at Conecuh County High School in Castleberry. The jamboree climaxed Spring practice for Castleberry, Lyeffion, McKenzie and Repton.
“In the first quarter, the McKenzie High Tigers downed the Blue Devils of Conecuh County High by 6 to 0.
“In the second quarter, Repton’s little, but aggressive, Bulldogs edged Lyeffion High’s Yellow Jackets in the night’s most thrilling match, 7-6.
“In the third quarter, Lyeffion won a battle of the first half’s losers, beating Conecuh High, 14-0.
“Repton edged McKenzie, 14-8, in a battle between the first half winners to win the jamboree.
“Quarterback Donnie Reed, a ninth grader, operated Repton’s wishbone in both wins, using audibles with much success. Fullback Mack Andrews scored on runs of three and one yards. Halfback Patrick Brown scored the other touchdown from 10 yards out. End Jeff Salter scored all three extra points.”

From “The Colyum” by Bob Bozeman – “The Evergreen Golf Club’s annual Spring Invitation Golf Tournament is underway today with a field of fine golfers competing for the championship. This writer isn’t in that league, but will be enjoying the fellowship and play with other duffers in one of the flights.
“These one-day tournaments that are held each Spring in South Alabama are lots of fun. You meet folks from all over at them and each year get to renew friendships. The Evergreen tournament is always one of the best and local golfers make it a point to see that their visitors have an enjoyable day.
“If you would like to go out and watch the play, you’ll be welcome. There is no admission charge.”

“SHUG, BEAR, CABLE TV’S CITIZENS OF THE YEAR: The Alabama Cable Television Association honored Auburn Coach Ralph ‘Shug’ Jordan and Alabama Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant as Alabama Citizens of the Year for 1974 at its annual meeting in Birmingham this week.”

“Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Pugh attended the invitational track meet held in Selma Saturday, where their son, Keith, won first place in all five events which he entered, and daughter, Janice, won first place in three of the five events she entered.”

APRIL 14, 1960

“Aggie Nine Battles For Conference Title: The Evergreen ‘Aggies’ Baseball Club will play in the Conference Championship game this afternoon in Atmore at 3:30. Evergreen has won the first four games of this playing season and defeated W.S. Neal and Flomaton in order to reach championship play.
“The starting lineup for today will be Billy Bateman, pitcher; Billy Melton, catcher; Leon Stinson, first base; Jacob Coleman, second base; Shannon Griggers, third base; James Reeves, shortstop; Jerry Windham, left field; Johnny Ivey, center field; and Jimmy Eddins, right field. Coach Jeff Moorer said: ‘My boys are rar’in to go.’
“Billy Bateman has been the winning pitcher in the first three games played, and James Pugh, the winner of the fourth game. Lead hitters of the team so far this season are Leon Stinson, James Reeves and Shannon Griggers.”

“Mrs. Greeley Moorer says that these men folks do a lot of bragging about their big catches, but she has proof here that she knows how to pull in a fine string of bream. These 20 beauties were pulled in in just a short time at the Country Club.”

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