28 YEARS AGO
AUG. 27, 1987
“Warrior blanks Sparta, 21-0: Warrior Academy blanked the Sparta Academy Warriors, 21-0, Saturday night in Eutaw. Neither team showed much offense, but the Braves took advantage of several breaks and Warrior miscues to score their points.
“Robbie Bolton had 15 yards on four carries; Lee Wild, 10 on 12; Kenny Bledsoe, 15 on nine; and Jamie Deason, seven on five.
“Bledsoe completed five of eight pass attempts for 24 yards and was intercepted once. Brad Watts was incomplete on two tosses. Jeff Carrier had two catches for 21 yards; Watts, one for nine; Craig Blackburn, one for one; and Deason, one for a loss of seven yards, according to Sparta Sports Information Director Byron Warren Jr.”
“This is probably the way the Evergreen High Aggies will line up on offense here Friday night when they meet J.F. Shields in Brooks Stadium in the season-opener at 7:30: Travis Stallworth, tight end; Patrick Atkins, tackle; James Gross, guard; Craig Blackburn, center; Russell Meeks, guard; Scott Jones, tackle; Marvin Cunningham, split end; Tony Simpson, tailback; Steve Cunningham, fullback; Jack Harvey, quarterback; and Greg Stanton, tailback.”
“Probable starters on defense for the Evergreen Aggies (are) Craig Palmer, James Gross, Patrick Atkins, James Grace, Travis Stallworth, Greg Stanton, Tony Simpson, Russell Meeks, Earl Johnson, Steve Cunningham and Marvin Cunningham.”
43 YEARS AGO
AUG. 24, 1972
“Jaycees drop Pee Wee football: The Evergreen Jaycees regret that they will not be able to sponsor their previously planned Pee Wee football program. The decision to drop the program from their list of projects was made due to a lack of coaching help and due to the cost of the program.”
58 YEARS AGO
AUG. 22, 1957
“Local Baseball Play Ends Sun., Lyeffion Takes On Castleberry: The Conecuh County Amateur League is winding up its season Sunday with the finals of the Shaughnessy playoffs in Brewton at 1:30. The round robin series finalists are Lyeffion and Castleberry. A large crowd from the vicinity of Lyeffion and Castleberry, and from other league communities, is expected to be on hand to see who winds up the winner.
“Robert Dees will pitch for Lyeffion, and Red Green will start for Castleberry. In Lyeffion’s last outing, Dees struck out 16 men as Lyeffion gained the finals with a 3-2 victory over Paul. Green is also an outstanding pitcher.
“The Evergreen entry in the league took the pennant during the regular season play, but was eliminated early in the Shaughnessy playoffs. This is the first time in several years Evergreen has had a team in the league. Another new entry in the circuit was Castleberry, and League President Bernard Powell stated that both teams played an outstanding brand of ball. Prospects for the league next year look good, according to Powell, and it is believed that all teams presently in the circuit will field strong entries next season.
“Final standings of the Conecuh County Amateur League: 1. Evergreen, 2. Garland, 3. Paul, 4. Castleberry, 5. Red Level, 6. Lyeffion.”
“Evergreen High Aggies Begin Workouts On Friday Morning: First Game Will Be In Atmore On Sept. 13: Football practice for the 1957 version of the Evergreen High School Aggies begins officially Friday morning at 5 a.m., according to Coach Wendell Hart. He said it would be much cooler that time of the day, for the preliminary workouts.
“Thirteen lettermen will be returning, with eight in the line and five in the backfield. Expected to provide a lot of experience in the line will be: Howard Claybrook, Paul Pace, George Bolton, Bobby English, Robert Daniels, Byron Warren and Jerry Mitchell. Thought to be lost to the team this year was Zeke Zukowski, but he will return as the captain of the squad.
“In the backfield, returning stalwarts will be: Robert Ellington, who will alternate at halfback and quarterback, Robbie Boykin, Jimmy Moorer, Billy Grace and Jimmy Bell. Also returning will be Ceylon Strong.
“The line is expected to be medium, but fast. Several large boys, with little experience, but lots of determination, are expected to turn out: Wayne Peacock, who weighs about 225; Dale Wiggins, who will weigh in at about 195; and Cleveland Brown, who probably weighs over 200.
“Coach Hart’s load is expected to be lighter this year, with the addition of Jeff Moorer to the coaching staff, as assistant coach. Jeff was the assistant coach last year at Andalusia High.”
73 YEARS AGO
AUG. 27, 1942
“Aid And Guide To Alabama Fishermen: The fish and game division of the Alabama Department of Conservation is endeavoring to aid all Alabama fishermen, and in the past few days has issued fishing reports on lakes and streams of 23 North Alabama counties, 15 counties in Central and 14 counties in South Alabama. The reports tell fishermen when, where and how fish are biting, the kinds of bait to use and other details. However, the department does not guarantee that all fishermen will ‘catch the limit.’ Fishermen must plan their own trips, furnish their own equipment, including yard sticks and scales, and formulate their own post-trip yarns.”
88 YEARS AGO
AUG. 25, 1927
“Fishing Tackle: We sell to EXPERT FISHERMEN who fish from South Florida to Northern Wisconsin and they tell us that we have the best line of FRESH WATER TACKLE that can be found in any town of this size. Also have a full line of Gold Medal Camp Equipment. – WILD BROS. HARDWARE CO. – Evergreen, Alabama.”
“GUNS & AMMUNITION: Large Stock to Choose From at Right Prices: Single Barrel Guns - $8.50 to $15.00; Double Barrel Guns - $22.50 to $50.00; Winchester Pumps, Browning Automatics and Rifles. A Complete Stock of Rifle and Pistol Cartridges – RUTLAND HARDWARD COMPANY – ‘Always Reliable’ – Evergreen, Alabama.”