SIX YEARS AGO
JAN. 21, 2010
The Evergreen City Council put its stamp of approval on two important resolutions earlier this week, including a resolution that named a local football player as the city’s special athletic ambassador.
During a council meeting Tuesday night at Evergreen City Hall, the council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution “to celebrate the athletic achievement” of Drew Davis.
Davis, the University of Alabama’s starting right offensive tackle for the past two seasons, closed out his college football career on Jan. 7 when Alabama claimed its 13th national championship with a 37-21 win over Texas in the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif.
Despite the fact that Alabama’s men’s basketball team dropped to 1-2 in the SEC during the past week after losses to Vanderbilt and Arkansas, Alabama’s head coach praised the play of Evergreen’s Chris Hines.
After a 65-64 loss to Vanderbilt in Tuscaloosa Wednesday of last week, UA head coach Anthony Grant said in the post-game press conference that “Chris Hines came in and gave us some good energy, as did (Alabama forward) Tony Mitchell and the other guys that came in.”
Hines, a 6-8, 220-pound forward, played 17 minutes and finished the game with six points, three rebounds and an assist.
Sparta Academy’s varsity boys basketball team picked up their eighth win of the season last Thursday night with a 51-21 win over South Choctaw Academy in Evergreen.
21 YEARS AGO
JAN. 19, 1995
Sparta Warriors lose close one to Greenville: The Sparta Academy Warriors lost a close one to the Greenville Tornadoes, 53-52, in a game played Jan. 13 at Sparta.
Adrian Mitchell had 13 points and Larry Wright 11 points to lead the scoring for the Warriors. Others scoring were Brent Worrell with eight points; Michael Pate, seven points; Jason Miller, six points; Nicholas Jones, four points; and James Johnson, three points.
Sparta girls lose to Greenville Tornadoes: The Sparta Academy girls basketball team lost to the Greenville Tornadoes, 64-27, in a game played Jan. 13 at Sparta.
Nikki Jones led the Lady Warriors with 14 points. Rounding out the scoring was Carrie Lambert with seven points; Janet Kendrick, three points; Aundria Griffin, two points; and Missy Westwood, one point.
Sparta JV boys defeat Greenville Tornadoes: The Sparta Academy JV boys basketball team defeated the Greenville Tornadoes, 50-16, in a game played Jan. 13 at Sparta.
Jason Robinson scored 12 points and Jason Shehan scored 10 points to lead the JV Warriors to victory. Rounding out the scoring for the JV boys were Charlie Ward eight points; Rod McIntyre, five points; Chris Mitchell and Seth Mitchell, four points each; Shannon Brown, three points; Jake Adams and Seth McIntyre, two points each.
36 YEARS AGO
JAN. 17, 1980
Edgar Tatum is shown with his championship pointer, “Bob.” The white and liver pointer won first place in the Northwest Florida Pointer and Setter Club’s Field Trials held Jan. 12 and 13 in Munson, Fla. “Bob” was braced against 45 other dogs and had four perfect finds in winning first place.
The Sparta Academy Warriors placed three players on the Alabama Private Schools Association All-District III Football Team. Ronnie McKenzie, Terry Peacock and Greg Crabtree were all honored, according to Sports Information Director Byron Warren Jr.
The Evergreen Aggies ran their record to 13-1 with two victories this week. On Monday night, they defeated 4A Atmore, 61-50. On Tuesday, the Aggies traveled up to Greenville and captured a 73-51 victory.
(Top Evergreen players in those games included Johnny Allen, Russell Bozeman, Joe Mitchell, Sanford Moye, Perona Rankins, Philander Rodgers and Arturo Scott.)
The Sparta Academy Warriors swept the Greenville Academy Tornadoes as they won the boys varsity and junior varsity and girls games here Jan. 8.
Terry Shipp went on a scoring spree as he hit 15 of 16 free throws and totaled 31 points to lead the varsity to an easy 75-60 win.
The Warriors girls continued their victory string as they romped to an easy 35-17 victory. Missi Thacker led the scoring with 13 points.
51 YEAR AGO
JAN. 21, 1965
Repton High wins News grid trophy: Repton High’s Bulldogs cashed in their best season for The Birmingham News Division 1-A football trophy in 1964.
The News Trophy will be presented at a special student assembly to be announced later.
Often walking the tight rope but falling only once, the ‘Dogs posted an unusual 5-1-3 record.
With Class A teams in The News’ first division having tough sledding generally, most of them having to make up their schedules with larger schools, Repton got home with nobody breaking down their neck.
Repton got into a deadlock groove after the second game and ran through three no-decision contests in a row.
It started on a stormy night with Lyeffion in a scoreless tie and the next week it continued with Coffeeville in a no-score game. Then the following week with AA Red Level the scores came but so did Red Level’s and that one ended, 12-12.
The loss was to McKenzie the next week, 13-6, with a Bulldog back swinging out and heading for home from the two-yard line late in the game only to drop the leather.
(Repton’s head coach during the 1964 season was Gene Madison, and players on that game included Capt. Jimmy Bradley, Nicky Thompson, Robert Lowery, Dwight Jerkins and Glenn Baggett.)
(The results of Repton’s games in 1964 included, Baker (Fla.), won, 7-0; Excel, won, 14-6; Lyeffion, 0-0; Coffeeville, 0-0; Red Level, 12-12; McKenzie, lost, 13-6; Dozier, won, 31-0; Coffee Springs, won, 49-0; and Zion Chapel, won, 49-0.)
66 YEARS AGO
JAN. 19, 1950
The Evergreen High Aggies lost a heartbreaking, 35-33 ball game to their traditional T.R. Miller High rivals here Monday night, but not before putting on one of the fiercest struggles ever made by an Evergreen team.
Guerry Moorer set the scoring pace for Evergreen with 11 points. Dickey Bozeman, starting at guard instead of forward, sank eight and Gwyn Daniels dropped six for the Aggies.
Junior Allen led the Millers with 12 points. (Gene) Prestwood and Bobby Long tallied seven each.
(Other standout Evergreen players in that game included Jack Cunningham, Gillis Morgan, Jeff Moorer and “Pistol Pete” Wells.)
The Evergreen High Aggies, struggling to break out of an early season slump, will meet one of the most colorful teams to play here this year when they tangle with the Cuthbert (Ga.) five in Memorial Gym Friday night. The Cuthbert-Aggie bout gets underway at 8:00.
Cuthbert has plenty of color. They wear good-looking purple and white uniforms with, get this, knee-high matching socks.
The Georgiana Panthers poured 12 points through the hoop in the final three minutes here last Friday night as they trounced the Evergreen Aggies, 50-31.
Big Guerry Moorer tossed in seven from the field and one from the foul line to lead the Aggies with 15 points. Jack Cunningham dropped five points for the Aggies.
Harville led the Panthers with 15 points. Don Simmons hit for 14 and Shell for 12 to account for most of the Panther points.