10 YEARS AGO
AUG. 11, 2005
“Former Sparta coach in HOF: Sparta Academy junior high girls basketball coach Richard Brown will be inducted into the Florida Community College Athletics Association Hall of Fame Nov. 18.
“Brown’s 1972 men’s team at North Florida Community College set a national all-time scoring record, averaging 115.3 points per game.
“During his 38 years in the Florida coaching ranks, he had 35 winning seasons and his players had a 96 percent graduation rate.”
“(Sparta Academy head coach Don) Hand opened fall practice Monday of last week with 33 players. He lost two players to injuries and three others left the team.
“’We’ve got 28 players and 10 or 11 of them are freshmen,’ he said. ‘We have a good group overall and they’re working hard.”
Standout players on Sparta’s team that year included Tony Raines, Chase Brown and senior quarterback Will Ivey.
“Heat and humidity have been the Hillcrest High School Jaguars’ two worst enemies this week.
“Head coach Arlton Hudson said the heat and humidity is ‘killing’ the coaches’ efforts to get the Jaguars ready to open the 2005 season in two weeks.
“Hudson said he’s doubtful that the team will be ready to play W.S. Neal High School in a preseason scrimmage Aug. 19. The game is set for Evergreen at 7 p.m.”
25 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 1990
“The Sparta Academy 1990 varsity cheerleaders attended a UCA Clinic July 30 through Aug. 3 at Huntingdon College. Each day they were evaluated on a cheer and/or sideline routine they learned that day. These girls did extremely well and returned home with seven Blue Superior ribbons and three Gold Outstanding ribbons. They also received a Spirit Stick every night and on Friday they were awarded one to bring home. On Thursday the girls performed a dance routine they had practiced for two weeks prior to the clinic and received a Blue Superior ribbon. Because of their excellent work during the week they were awarded a Superior Trophy on Friday. The 1990 Varsity Cheerleaders are Kaye Salter, Pam Jones, Stephanie Booth, Michelle Pate, Julie Brundage, Stacey White, Co-Captain, Ashley Earnest, Co-Captain, and Kimberli Griffin, Captain. Linda Coker is their sponsor.”
“Football clinic set at Hillcrest Friday at 7 p.m.: The Alabama High School Athletic Association will conduct a football clinic Fri., Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest High School in the cafetorium. Anyone wishing to become a football official or wanting to learn more about football rules should attend this clinic. For more information, contact James Stallworth.”
40 YEARS AGO
AUG. 14, 1975
“Evergreen QB’s softball meet won by Miller: The T.R. Miller Mill Co. team of Brewton won the championship of the Evergreen Quarterback Club’s softball tournament here Saturday. The games drew good crowds and the entire tournament was most successful.
“Johnston’s Big T won second place and a deserving Slocomb team finished third.
“Other teams participating were Flxible Southern, Conecuh-Monroe Counties Gas District, Southern Equipment of Brewton and a team from Selma.
“Quarterback Club officials expressed appreciation to the volunteer umpires and the many spectators who attended the games. They expressed especial thanks to the Rev. Zedoc Baxter and Terry Coleman who put the tournament together.
“Proceeds from the tournament made possible a new dressing room for the football team which was nearly completed Saturday with help from the QB Club.”
“Conecuhi QB’s meet Aug. 21: The Conecuh County High School Quarterback Club will hold its monthly meeting Thurs., Aug. 21, at 7:30 in the school library. All parents with boys playing little league football are urged to attend.”
“Improvements are completed tennis court: Local citizens today expressed appreciation to the Evergreen City Council an the Conecuh County Board of Education for recently completed improvements at the public tennis court behind Memorial Gymnasium at Evergreen High School. The court has been resurfaced and a new fence erected around it.
“The same citizens suggest that there is a need for a badminton court and an outdoor, surfaced basketball court to serve recreational needs in the community.”
55 YEARS AGO
AUG. 11, 1960
“Evergreen QB Club To Meet Tuesday Night: The Evergreen Quarterback Club will hold its first meeting of the session at the Recreation Center at 7:30 Tuesday night. The meeting was scheduled to be held this past Tuesday, but was postponed became of conflict with Jr. League All Star Games.
“All members of the club and any other interest persons are invited to attend. Important business is to be discussed and anyone who is interested in promoting the athletic program at Evergreen High School should attend.”
70 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 1945
“BOY SCOUT NEWS: Our regular meeting was held last Monday night at 6:30 o’clock. John Law Robinson and Pat Tharpe chose teams for a softball game before the business meeting began.
“The scouts will meet Tuesday night at the Lone Star Service Station to go swimming.”