|Evergreen's Clint Jackson|
35 YEARS AGO
MAY 22, 1980
“Evergreen’s new park and recreation area was officially named Evergreen Municipal Park in action by the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night.”
“Coach Charles Branum of Evergreen High School has been named ‘Coach of the Year’ for 1980 by his fellow coaches of the Southwest Alabama Basketball Conference.
“Branum’s Aggies won five first-place trophies during the 1979-80 season and advanced to the semi-finals in the State Class 3A Tournament held at the University of Alabama. The team’s season record was 31 wins and two losses.
“Coach Branum was also honored by being selected to coach the South 3A-4A Team in the 1980 State All State Game which will be played in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama the first week in August.
“Among the outstanding players Branum will coach on the South Team are… Perona Rankins, 6-5 star of the Evergreen Aggies.”
“Clint Jackson, an Evergreen native, continued unbeaten as a professional boxer by knocking out his latest opponent, Priciliano ‘Zip’ Castillo of Corpus Christi, Texas, in the third round in a bout staged in Nashville, Tenn. on May 9. The fight was Clint’s seventh as a pro and he won all but the first (an unanimous decision) by knock-outs.
“Clint is presently negotiating for his next fight, which will probably be with Clyde Gray, Canadian welterweight champion, in Knoxville, Tenn. on June 20 or June 28.”
50 YEARS AGO
MAY 27, 1965
“Pony League opens play on June 7th: Play will begin in the Evergreen Pony League on Mon., June 7, according to President Bill Chapman. The first game will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the field at the Recreation Center.
“The Player auction for the boys coming up from the Junior League was held Wednesday night. Players were purchased by the various teams as follows:
“Pirates: Terry Coleman and Bill Seales, managers; Jimmy Hamiter, Larry Windham, Jimmy Bell, Norman Ross, Leon Hinson, Stanley Mitchell, Wayne Hammonds, Charles Grant.
“Braves: Pete Hicks and Sam Brown, managers; Jeb Barron, Wesley Poole, David Rabren, Arnold Hall.
“Indians, J.W. Weaver and Mr. Burt, managers; Ivon Gomes, Hollis Tranum, Gerald Salter, Danny Hall, Michael Tolber.
“Tigers, Luther McDonald, manager; David Davis, Ronald Halford, Tommy Johnson, Johnny Daw.
“These new players and the older boys who played last year are asked to contact their managers to learn the days they are to practice.”
“Two From E.H.S. Play In Montgomery: Two members of Coach Henry Allmon’s Evergreen High Aggies baseball team played in the Lions Club’s East-West All-Star game in Montgomery Monday night, won by the East, 3-0.
“Mike Fields, catcher-outfielder, and Steven Baggett, third baseman, were chosen for the West team.”
65 YEARS AGO
MAY 25, 1950
“Greenies Play Atmore Here This Afternoon: The Evergreen Greenies will try to get back on the victory trail again this afternoon, but they must overcome some tough opposition to do it. The Greenies have a matinee engagement with the second place Atmore nine in a Dixie Amateur League game here in Brooks Stadium.
“Last Thursday night the Greenies suffered their second loss at the hands of the undefeated, league-leading Monroeville team in Monroeville, 8-2. Sunday’s game here with Jay was rained out.
“Sunday afternoon the Greenies play a doubleheader with Bay Minette in Bay Minette. Bay Minette is the only team in the league that the Greenies have not yet played. Their first game was rained out.”
“C’ville, Flat Rock Tie; Sherve Whips Paul, 6-2: The Shreve Eagles scored early to defeat the Paul Aces, 6-2, Sunday behind the steady pitching of Ferrell Smith. The Eagles bunched their hits to score three runs in the first and a like number in the second. The Aces rallied to score single runs in the fifth and seventh innings, but couldn’t catch up.
“Harold Godwin settled down after the first two innings and blanked Shreve the rest of the way. Leroy Smith caught for Shreve and Bertie Hassel was behind the plate for Paul.
“Flat Rock almost upset the undefeated, league-leading Centerville Rookies in the league’s other game Sunday. The Rockets scored a single run in the fourth and that was all the scoring until Centerville pushed across a counter in the eighth to tie it up. That’s the way it ended, 1-1, after nine innings.”
80 YEARS AGO
MAY 23, 1935
“Local Team Wins Double Bill Sunday: Skin Hyde conspired with his powerful right arm Sunday afternoon to take both ends of a doubleheader from the Opp baseball team, by scores of 8-3 and 10-1, the slim right-hander hurling both games for the locals, holding the opposition to four runs in 16 innings and whiffing 10 of the slugging East Alabamians.
“The second game was a combination of a little of everything that makes baseball the ‘National’ game. There were impossible fielding plays, glaring errors and every kind of base hit there is, with both teams displaying a lot of daring.”
“Mutt Wilson joined Jim Freeman on the meal ticket list – the Crystal Café donating a meal ticket for each home run by local players. Jim slammed the first one of the local season down the hill several days before. Mutt’s homer was a low-flung line drive that traveled shoulder high like a shot, touching terra firma well below the oak tree in left field. Reese made a blind stab at it as it went by him but failed to even slow up.”
“Evergreen plays Chapman here Sunday, going to Andalusia today for the midweek game.”
“’Pop’ Brundage extended the boys a bit of encouragement by announcing the club treasury was in a position to ‘split’ just before Sunday’s game. The split will amount to a nice slice for each player.”
95 YEARS AGO
MAY 26, 1920
“No Fishing Allowed in El Pond: Notice is hereby given that all persons will be denied the privilege of fishing in El Pond, which is our property, without special permit. W.A. Clark, W.H. Hardin.”