Monday, March 14, 2016

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for March 14, 2016

Red Sox pitcher Ed Morris
MARCH 19, 1992

The Hillcrest High School Jaguars are on a record-setting pace with an early 5-2 record and three consecutive wins. The Jags will play in Excel today and try to avenge an earlier loss against Andalusia Friday in Evergreen.

The Sparta Warriors return eight starters from last year’s 12-8 record club. Coach Mike Bledsoe is hoping more consistent play will better the school’s 1-3 early season record.

Members of the county championship Lyeffion Junior High School girls basketball team were Kanesche Nevlous, Jeanette Northern, Lachell Dailey, Keynetta Knight, Shantelle Hunter, Nicole Mitchell, Coach John Jenkins, Azure Salter (bookkeeper), Shakira Darden and Tiesha Mobley.

Members of the Lyeffion Junior High School basketball team are Coach John Jenkins, Donald Ray Mixon, Robert Quinn, Timothy Thompson, Adrian Joyner, Anthony Taylor, Venson Lett, Selanmin Gross and Coach James Riley.

Players from Lyeffion Junior High School who were named to the All-County Tournament Team were Adrian Joyner, Christy Maxwell, Keynetta Knight, Tiesha Mobley, Shantelle Hunter and Kanesche Nevlous.

MARCH 17, 1977

Sparta spins two shutouts: The Sparta Academy Warriors were outstanding on defense, but never could get their offense untracked as they closed out spring drills in a jamboree at Greenville Academy Saturday night. Coach Mike Bledsoe’s Warriors played to 0-0 ties with South Butler and Greenville.
Ronny McKenzie topped the Warrior attack as he netted 58 yards rushing on 18 attempts. Johnny Ralls picked up 15 on just two carries.
Sparta had the worst of it in the accumulated statistics for the two, one-quarter games, according to Sports Information Director Byron Warren Jr.

Sparta Juniors win one, lose one: The Sparta Academy Junior Team won and lost in its two quarters in a jamboree at South Butler Academy last Thursday night. The jamboree climaxed spring football practice for Coach Darwin Cook’s Junior Warriors.
Sparta lost to South Butler, 8-0, and then defeated Fort Dale by the same score, 8-0. Bobby Mason scored Sparta’s lone touchdown on a nifty 35-yard run. Robert Owens plunged over for the extra two points, according to Byron Warren Jr., Sparta Sports Information Director.
Mason, Owens and Trip Hendrix were outstanding for the Junior Warriors.

Arlton Hudson left the woods to the turkey hunters Tuesday and landed this fine bass. The fish weighed 7-1/2 pounds and Arlton said he caught him “in the mouth of Sandy Creek.”

MARCH 15, 1962

Aggie Footballers Play Practice Game Saturday Night: With 13 senior lettermen graduating, the Evergreen Aggies have 56 returnees and rookies out for spring football practice, Coach John Law Robinson said today.
Robinson and Assistant Coach Lewis Ramsey began working with the boys March 5 and will continue through March 31, getting ready for an Aggie winning streak in the Fall.
Only six seniors are out for the 1962 season. They are Winston Pugh, end; Ronnie Jones, end; Donnie Jones, tackle; Pete Tharpe, tackle; Bobby Lynch, guard; and James Ward, guard.
Coach said today two games are set for spring practice season, one Saturday night at 7:30 and the final on March 31.
(Other players going through spring practice that year included Claude Aaron, Leon Adams, Steve Baggett, Ronnie Barlow, Mike Borders, John Brock, Stan Coker, Scott Cook, Paul Deason, Alvin Dees, Jimmy Ellis, Mike Fields, Bobby Hammonds, Ken Harper, Tommy Hartley, Ronnie Hayes, Jerry Horton, Johnny Huggins, Bob Ivey, Billy Kendall, Sid Lambert, John Lowrey, Roney Mitchell, Mike Minninger, Mike Moorer, Joe Morris, William Patten, Arlie Phillips, Charles Pierce, John Pierce, Robert Rigsby, William Sessions, Ronnie Shaver, Calvin Smith, James Taylor, Brent Thornley, Eddie Thornley, Wayne Tolbert, Jimmy Warren and Billy Wilkins.)

The Evergreen Quarterback Club will give special recognition to all outstanding athletes and all phases of sports at EHS at a banquet March 23, the Rev. Tom Tidwell, president, announced today.
The D.T. Stuart Sportsmanship Trophy will also be presented. An annual affair, the banquet will be at the Evergreen High School cafeteria. Guest speaker will be Richmond Flowers, candidate for attorney general of Alabama.

MARCH 20, 1947

Turkey Season Open Beginning Monday: MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Come Thurs., March 20, and the turkey hunters will be in their glory – that’s when Alabama’s annual spring turkey hunting, or gobbling, season opens. These hunters are in a class unto themselves. Fanatical about their sport as the best girl is about her hair-do, they will leave home long before daylight, sit quiet as a church mouse for hours on end in the wildest kind of woods while they turn female impersonators and try to lure the wily old gobbler within shooting distance with allegedly seductive turkey hen calls on box, leaf, turkey bone and mouth callers.
Only one gobbler a day may be killed and bag limit of five four the season must include those killed in both the fall and spring seasons. Hunters will have until April 15 to prove their ability to outwit the suspicious old gobblers.

MARCH 17, 1932

White Indicted In Death of Pitcher: Brewton, Ala., March 12 – An indictment charging second degree murder was returned Friday afternoon by the Escambia County Grand Jury against Joe White of Brewton, who has been held without bond since the death March 3 of Ed Morris, Boston Red Sox pitcher, from knife wounds received during a fight at a fish fry here.

White is charged in the indictment with killing Morris by cutting him with a knife and the grand jury returned the charge after being in regular session since Monday.

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