34 YEARS AGO
MAY 13, 1982
Junior League opens season: Evergreen Junior League Association will officially open the 1982 season Sat., May 15, at 4 p.m. at the City Park. The teams this year are as follows: Little League – Braves coached by Mike Bledsoe and sponsored by Conecuh Timber, Inc. and Whites Home and Auto; Dodgers, coached by Melvin Johnson, sponsored by B&S Drugs, Inc.; Giants, coached by Tom Jones and sponsored by Presley-Fluker; and Yankees, coached by Norman Marable and sponsored by Crispy Chick.
Minor League – Mets, coached by Arlton Hudson and sponsored by Phillip Harold’s Carpet; Orioles, coached by David Thomas and sponsored by Webb’s Car Wash; Red Sox, coached by Gerald Salter and sponsored by Powell’s Dozier Co.
Ponytail League – Angels, coached by Sylvia Morris and sponsored by Sassers Jewelry and Hardees; Tomboys, coached by Elaine Colvin and sponsored by Holiday Inn of Evergreen and Lady Arrow, Inc.; Wildcats, coached by Darwin Covin and sponsored by Aubrey Padgett’s Garage and Woodmen of the World.
T-Ball League – Athletics, coached by Jerry Evers; Rangers, coached by Mike Faulkner; Tigers, coached by Hillary Harper.
A smiling Eddie Salter won both the total beard length and total weight divisions of the turkey hunting contest at Carter’s Hardware & Supply Co. this season. Eddie’s five Toms had beards that measured 53-1/4 inches and weighed 95 and 7/8 pounds.
49 YEARS AGO
MAY 11, 1967
Aggies nip Jackson lose to Lanier: April 26 – Lanier – Away: The Lanier Poets proved to be too much for the Aggies as they defeated the Aggies, 8-1. For 2-1/3 innings, the game was tight as Homer Faulkner struck out six of the first eight batters he faced.
In the fifth inning, the Aggies got their run when Homer Faulkner got on by an error. He advanced to third on a single and a sacrifice. Wayne Caylor finally brought him in with a sacrifice fly. Aggie hits were made by Grover Jackson, Leon Hinson and Homer Faulker.
May 3 – Jackson – Home: The Aggies picked up four runs in the first inning and made them stand up for a 4-0 victory over Jackson. Lead off batter Don Montgomery got on first with a single and advanced to second on an error. Grove Jackson singled to right which brought Don Montgomery home.
Homer Faulkner followed with a home run over the left field fence that scored Leon Hinson and Grover Jackson.
Jackson had good scoring opportunities in the first, fifth and sixth innings, but were unable to get hits when they needed them. Grover Jackson ended all of these threats with strike outs.
Jack White and Bill Bailey made good defensive plays for the Aggies. A good throw to the plate from Jack White prevented Jackson from getting a run in the fifth inning. Bill Bailey made a good fielding play followed by a good throw to end the game. Grover Jackson pitched his best game of the year.
64 YEARS AGO
MAY 8, 1952
Skinnerton Tops Shreve In Sunday Contest 17-12: The pitching of Eugene Davis and hitting of Sam Brown gave Skinnerton a 17 to 12 victory over Shreve Sunday. Sam Brown got a double and a triple, and Grady Booker got a double for Skinnerton. Shreve used four pitchers in absorbing the loss.
Starlington Hits Well But Bows To Bermuda: Starlington got 16 hits to no avail Sunday afternoon as the Bermuda Bears used eight hits effectively to score and 8 to 4 victory. Tink Stinson pitched well but had poor backing afield while Thompson twirled a neat game for the Bears to gain the win. Stinson also led the Bermuda team in stickwork, rapping out three hits.
Paul Aces Take Win From Loree Dollies: The Loree Dollies absorbed a 10 to 7 loss at the hands of the Paul Aces Sunday afternoon. Bertie Hassell was the winning pitcher, and Bernard Powell suffered the loss. Cobb and McClan led the batting for Paul with three hits each, and Charlie Brock led Loree with two safties.
Quarterback Club President Raymond DaLee is shown presenting the keys to Evergreen High’s new activities bus to Principal C.W. Claybrook in the top picture. Looking on are R.G. Bozeman, Ward Alexander and Coston Bowers, QB members, and Coach Wendell Hart. In the bottom picture, the men pose with the Aggie baseball squad just before it boarded the bus bound for Brewton and a game with T.R. Miller as the bust got an early “christening.” Chassis for the bus was purchased with funds raised for that purpose by the Quarterback Club and the body was furnished by the County Board of Education.
79 YEARS AGO
MAY 13, 1937
Century Here Today, Game With Locals: Evergreen retained the lead in the Interstate League by winning Sunday’s tilt from Jay, by a score of 6 to 4 on the latter’s home field. Bill Seale held Jay to five hits to chalk up his second win of the season.
Doc Jones, cross-fire exponent, won over Jay Thursday in a slugfest, to register his first victory.
Evergreen scored in the third, fourth, seventh and ninth frames Sunday, combining timely hits with Jay bobbles to take full advantage of 11 bingles.
Jay scored two runs each in the sixth and ninth, on hits and weird fielding, coupled with Seale’s wildness in cutting loose two wild pitches with men on the bags.
Thursday’s game saw Evergreen scoring in the second, eighth and ninth innings, to win 6 to 6, with Jay pushing runs across in the second, fifth and sixth. Jim Lane drove in the winning run by slamming a scorching line drive to left scoring Seabrook who had walked and stole second.
“Coach” Clements, who base running has been sensational throughout early games, continued his swiping tactics in both games last week, stealing second and third Thursday, and purloining third Sunday to run his total to eight stolen bases.
Invitations have been mailed throughout the county for the “Spring Dance,” which is being sponsored by the Evergreen Baseball Club, proceeds from which will be placed in the fund for enclosing Gantt Field.
The dance will be held tonight, May 13, at the National Guard Armory.
94 YEARS AGO
MAY 10, 1922
Base Ball Goods – Field and Garden SEEDS – Let Us Supply You – Conecuh County Drug Co.
The following is the commencement schedule of the State Secondary Agricultural School at Evergreen:
Monday, May 29th, 3:30 p.m., Baseball game;
Wednesday, May 31st, 3:30 p.m., Baseball game;
Wednesday, May 31st, 8 p.m., Graduating Exercises.