NINE YEARS AGO
JUNE 15, 2006
“Jaguars to play preseason game – Football team will play Port City Monarchs: Evergreen’s Jaguars, a professional Minor League football team, will start preseason play Saturday with nine players from Conecuh/Monroe counties area on the roster.
“Evergreen kicks off its preseason schedule Saturday against the Port City Monarchs in Mobile at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb Complex, which is home to McGill-Toolen Catholic School.
“On July 15, the Jaguars open their regular season in the North American Football League at Hillcrest High School in Evergreen at 7:30 p.m. They will play the Bayou Vipers.”
Players on Evergreen’s roster included Preston Albritton, Donnel Allison, Thermon Benson, Robert Caldwell, Willie Campbell, Terrance Carter, Christian Goldsmith, Eric Jefferson, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Doyle Kast, Malcolm Lawson, Willie Lee, Jay Lewis, Melvin Manual Jr., Ato McCants, Will McFarland, DeWayne McQueen, Johnathan Moore, LaCheston Moore, Terrance Salter, Jerry Shaw, Jeremy Sims, Cleo Tolliver, Brian Wesley and Leonte Wright. Victor Calhoun was Evergreen’s head coach, and James Lee was assistant coach.
“Alabama’s first-ever regulated alligator hunting season will take place Aug. 18-24 in portions of Baldwin and Mobile counties. Fifty hunters will be randomly chose by computer for an Alligator Possession Tag.”
24 YEARS AGO
JUNE 20, 1991
“Members of the 1991 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars were announced Saturday night. Team members are Reggie Boykin, Tommy Byrd, Josh Scott; Lavon Merrills, Detrick Womack, James Johnson, Kevin Riley and Chad Wilson. Not pictured are Joey Griffin, Henry Holt, Lewis Lowe and Gabriel Potts. The team will represent Conecuh County during the area tournament, June 27, in Brewton. They will face Atmore’s all-star team at 7:30 p.m.”
“The Most Valuable Player trophies were handed out Saturday night at the Evergreen Municipal Park for the Babe Ruth Baseball League. The MVP winner for the 14-15 year olds was Rhett Wilson. Shannon Shufford was the runner-up. The winner of the MVP award for the 13-year-olds was Detrick Womack. The runner-up is to Detrick’s right, Reggie Boykin.”
“Members of the 14-15-year-old all-star team was announced Saturday night. The Evergreen Babe Ruth All-Stars will play South Monroe’s all-stars in Atmore, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. Team members are as follows: Sedrick Fluker, Shannon Sims, Eric Owens, Matthew Jones, Marlo McDaniel, Rhett Wilson, Willie Womack, Robert Ball, Isaac McMillan, Shannon Shufford, Britt Ward, Bryant Robinson, Steven Bledsoe and Robert Rabren.”
39 YEARS AGO
JUNE 17, 1976
“Football meeting set June 21: Registration for pee wee and tiny mite football will be held in Castleberry on Mon., June 21, at 10 a.m. All interested persons are asked to meet at the Conecuh County High School Gym.”
“Rodeo set B&S Arena: The B&S Arena will hold its first rodeo Sunday afternoon, June 20, starting at 2:30. It will consist of four jackpot events – Bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping. The pot in all events will be split four ways, 40 percent, 30 percent, 20 percent, 10 percent. The public is invited. The arena is located 18 miles north of Evergreen, off Highway 83 on Stacey’s Farm. For further information, contact Skip Stacey.”
“Wildlife Camp ends today: The 17th annual Rotary Wildlife Camp is underway at Tal Stuart’s Pond near Belleville. James Ansley is director of the camp.
“Over 40 Conecuh County boys are participating in classes in spin, bait and fly casting, riflery, water safety and other phases of outdoor life.
“Counselors are members of the Evergreen Rotary Club and former campers.”
54 YEARS AGO
JUNE 15, 1961
“Story Is The Same, Dodgers Are First: Chicks vs. Orioles: Friday night the Chicks and the Orioles started the ball rolling in the American League with a score of 7-5 in favor of the Chicks. Langford was on the mound for the Chicks and Huggins for the Orioles.
“Dodgers vs. Yankees: In the nightcap, the Dodgers edged the Yankees with a score of 6-5. Hart was the winning pitcher, and White pitched for the Yankees. No home runs were hit in either game Friday night, but there was a lot of close combat between both leagues.
“Chicks vs. Pelicans: The Pelicans shaved the Chicks Monday night, 8-7.
“Dodgers vs. Giants: The Dodgers nipped the Giants, 5-3, in the nightcapper. Jimmy Hart was the winning pitcher and Johnny Brown the losing. The score was tied 3-3 up to the eighth inning with the Dodgers making two runs in the bottom of the ninth.
“Pelicans vs. Orioles: The Pelicans found revenge awfully sweet over the Orioles. The Pelicans had Hicks on the mound, and Huggins for the Orioles.
“Yankees vs. Giants: The Yanks and the Giants played one of the best games of the season Tuesday night. There were very few errors made in the game. The game ended with the score of 2-0 in favor of the Giants. Harold Wright was the winning pitcher and Jack White the losing pitcher.”
“Tigers Take Lead In Senior League: The Evergreen Senior Baseball League will play Friday night instead of the regular Thursday night it has been announced by league president, Ben Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick said the change was because the Baptist Bible School will have its graduating exercises on Thursday night.
“Braves vs. Indians: The Braves opened the 1961 Senior League season with a 6-3 conquest of the Indians Monday night. Ronnie Jackson fanned seven on his way to the hill win. Stan Coker and Jimmy Weaver were the Indian moundsmen. The Braves overcame a one-run deficit when Ernest Sheffield clouted a three-run circuit blast in the fourth frame. Don Holcombe had three hits for the winners.
“Tigers vs. Pirates: The defending champion Tigers picked up where they left off last year Monday night by whipping the Pirates, 3-2."
69 YEARS AGO
JUNE 20, 1946
“Greenies Defeat Uriah By 8 To 1 Score: Jim Windham made his pitching debut with the Greenies Sunday, holding Uriah to one hit and no runs for five innings. Carpenter, a left-handed hurler, relieved him at his point and gave up only one hit and one run in the remaining three innings. Rain halted the game at the end of eighth inning of play.
“Evergreen’s hitting produced eight runs. Page had a round tripper and Johnson had two doubles. Barlow and Bolton also collected two hits each.
“The locals will play Niceville here at 3 p.m. this afternoon.”
“Local Golfers Meet Monroeville Team: Continuing a friendly rivalry extending over the last several years, Evergreen’s Golf Team will meet the Monroeville team on the local course today. Sixteen local golfers headed by McGehee and Jones in the first two positions will face the Monroeville contingent led by Jones and Hotch. An interesting side light is the family rivalry of Monroeville’s Lucian Jones and his nephew, Deming Jones of the Evergreen Team.
“Play will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. when the first foursome tees off. Interest will not be confined to the first foursome as Gaston, Hagood, Smith, O.C. McGehee and other local linksmen are expected to furnish the visitors plenty of competition.
“Scoring will be on the basis of one point for each individual match and one of the best ball in each foursome. The team with the greatest aggregate of points will win.”