Monday, June 6, 2016

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for June 6, 2016

JUNE 10, 1999

The Evergreen Rotary Club, administrators of the Wendell Hart Scholarship Fund, announces that applications for the $2,500 scholarship are now available.
The deadline for submitting applications is July 1, 1999.
This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the late Coach Wendell Hart, who deeply cared for his students and desired that all deserving young men and women be able to advance their education.

Drew Barlow of Evergreen is really enjoying his summer vacation. He went fishing up in Chilton County and returned with these four nice catfish.

JUNE 14, 1984

Hammonds signs athletic agreement: Alan Hammonds, a senior at Hamshire-Fannett High School, Beaumont, Texas, has signed an athletic agreement with Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., confirming his intention to play football next fall for the C-SC Wildcats.
Hammonds, six-foot-2 and 175 pounds, played quarterback for Hamshire-Fannett. He is the son of Billy and June Hammonds of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of Evergreen. He is the grandson of Edna Johnson and the late Andrew Johnson of Owassa and Edna Hammonds of Evergreen and the late Jesse Hammonds.
While in high school, Hammonds was selected All-District for three years as Hamshire-Fannett finished as the district champions in 1983. He was named outstanding high school junior and lettered three years in high school. Hammonds set a new total offensive record in rushing and passing – 3,068 yards in three years.
The C-SC football Wildcats play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, which includes several nationally prominent teams, a Division II conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

JUNE 12, 1969

John Coburn says and proves that you don’t have to have a big hook to catch a big fish. John caught this eight-pound bass in a local pond on a number six bream hook with a cricket.

Coach Wayne Pope, who is attending summer school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, spent the weekend here with his family.

JUNE 10, 1954

From “This Week’s Wash” by Bob Bozeman – Jeff Moorer and Douglas Potts, Evergreen representatives on the Crimson Tide football squad were home last week. Doug has returned to the University for summer school, but Jeff is staying home for the summer.
Jeff played a lot of guard for the Tide last fall and is counted on heavily this year. Douglas was a standout at tackle in spring training and the Tide coaches expect much from him this fall. Jeff begins his senior year this fall while Doug will be a sophomore. Sam Cope, captain of the Aggie squad last year, entered the University this week. Sam has a scholarship and will join the freshman squad this fall, so Evergreen will have three players at the University on scholarships this year, which aint bad for a little old country town.

Recreation Center Draws Big Crowds Following Opening: The new City Recreation Center at the armory on South Main Street has been drawing big crowds since its opening last Friday. So far, the crowds have been limited to the younger set with a scant sprinkling of adults, but future programs are expected to bring out the ‘grown-ups.’
Wednesday afternoon, the forms had been set and all materials on machinery readied for the pouring of the concrete tennis court and play area in front of the building. This is to be completed this week and will be put in use in the very near future. It is to be lighted for play at night.
This week members of the City Recreation Board are keeping the center open while Director Bill Parsons takes a leave of absence to get married Sunday in Americus, Ga. His bride-to-be is Dora Ann Johns of Evergreen. The directors will keep the center open at night while Tommy Melton is in charge at the afternoon sessions.
Before leaving Wednesday for Americus, Coach Parsons asked that anyone who had any card tables, card games, chairs of any type, games such as dominoes, checkers, darts, any cabinets or curtains that they would like to give to the center, please phone 468 and arrangements will be made to pick them up.
Coach Parsons also said that he needed players for the junior baseball program. So far, the turnout has been poor. Play is to get underway in earnest as soon as Vacation Bible School ends next week. Two age groups will participate, 8 to 12 and 13 to 15.

JUNE 8, 1939

Greenies Drop Decisions To Milton and Flomaton: The Milton ball club defeated the Greenies in Milton Thursday afternoon by the narrow margin of 3-2. Stewart was on the mound for Milton while Watson took care of the Evergreen mound chores.
The fast stepping Flomaton nine touched Watson, Greenie hurler, for seven safeties Sunday and took a 6-2 victory from the Evergreen lads, while their pitcher, dished out but five hits. Flomaton started the game off with a bang when Turberville, centerfielder and first man up, waded into Watson’s offering and slammed the horse hide over the Greenies centerfielder for a circuit clout. Hanna scored for the Greenies in the fourth and tied up the ball game but Flomaton came back in the sixth and scored five runs off of two hits, a walk, a bean ball and two errors. Murphy brought in the only other score of the game in the seventh frame. Turberville took hitting honors in the game by slamming out one homer and a triple. However, the game was played under protest by Evergreen.”

ALL-STAR GAME TO BE PLAYED: Nearly all leagues have their seasonal all-star game and the Inter-State League is no exception. The league will be divided into two parts to be known as the North and the South. The North will consist of the following clubs: Evergreen, Brewton, Frisco City and Monroeville. The South will consist of Flomaton, Atmore, Jay and Milton.
The following players will participate in the game: North, George, Price, Stokes, Hawkins, Digman, Newell, Duscall, Cardwell, Lomax, Pullen, Moore, Brown, Lane, Murphy, Nichols and Hanna. For the South, Dooley, Perry, Thomas, Crane, Polk, Hawsey, Campbell, McKenzie, Lowery, Cickory, McNeill, Fisher, Ash, Van Merkynstein, Turberville and Dobbs.
The All-Star game will be played at Brewton, Sun., June 11.

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