35 YEARS AGO
JUNE 18, 1981
Sparta Quarterback Club is taking orders for Boston Butts - $3.00 lb. – Call by June 26th at Sparta Academy between 8 a.m. and 12 noon to place order. Orders will be picked up between 8 am. and 12 noon June 27th at the Barbecue Pit at Sparta Academy.
30 YEARS AGO
JUNE 16, 1966
Lyeffion QB Club is sponsoring Little League: The Lyeffion Quarterback Club is sponsoring Little League Baseball as a summer recreation program for boys in the elementary school at Lyeffion. There are four teams with approximately 50 boys participating.
Officers of the Lyeffion Little League are President, Bernard Powell; Vice President, Harold Ryals; Secretary, Jane Brooks; Chief Umpire, R.J. Davis.
The teams with managers and assistant managers are: Braves, Harold Ryals and Woodrow Pate; Giants, Herbert Oakley and James Cowart; Dodgers, Joe Varner and Alvin Quinley; Cardinals, Jack Daniels and Eugene Davis. Each team plays twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
The Quarterback Club would like to express its appreciation to all those who have given donations to make this program possible, also to the mothers and fathers of the boys who are playing and to the others who are helping.
65 YEARS AGO
JUNE 21, 1951
Centerville And Paul Win Games Sunday P.M.: The Centerville Rookies and the Paul Aces slashed out wins Sunday afternoon in Conecuh Amateur League play. At Loree the Rookies went on a slugging spree and sprayed base hits all over the ballpark as they poured out a 25 to 4 win over the Loree Dollies. The Paul Aces edged the Shreve Eagles, 6-5, on the Paul diamond.
Loree sent Bernard Powell and Roger Kearlee to the mound in an attempt to slack the powerful hitting of the Rookies, but neither of them could get the Centerville team out. Loree will play Paul at Paul Sunday.
The Aces came through with a clutch run in the last of the ninth inning to win their game with the Eagles. The Eagles had knotted the count at 5-5 with two runs in their half of the eighth. J.W. Windham was the winning pitcher. He relieved Harold Godwin in the seventh inning. Joe McClain did the catching for Paul.
The Shreve battery was composed of Ray Yancy and Russel. Yancy was the losing pitcher. For Paul J.W. Windham was the leading hitter with three hits in four trips including a third inning double. Wilton Sanford rapped out two hits in four trips to pace the Eagles.
Crimson Tide Tickets On Sale July First: Alumni ticket sales for the University of Alabama’s 1951 football season will begin July 1, Athletic Business Manager Jeff Coleman announced today. Public ticket sales will begin July 16.
Alabama’s 1951 home and away grid schedule is the most attractive offered Crimson Tide followers in recent years. Eight games will be played within the state with Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa all listed as game sites. Eight conference games and an intersectional contest with Villanova highlight the 11-game schedule.
Complete ticket sale information and order blanks will be mailed on June 20 to all alumni listed on University files. Non-alumni inquiries and requests will be furnished full details on the public ticket sales which begin July 16.
Priority allocations for 1951 football tickets are as follows: (1) students (2) faculty (3) alumni who are former lettermen in major varsity sports (4) alumni and (5) the public. Alumni orders received prior to July 1 will be treated as having been received on the first sales day. No order will be processed in more than one priority classification. All orders will be handled according to the date received and each day’s orders will be filled by lot.
Alabama’s complete 1951 schedule: Sept. 21, v. Mississippi in Montgomery; Sept. 29, v. L.S.U. in Mobile; Oct. 6, v. Vanderbilt in Nashville; Oct. 12, v. Villanova (night) in Tuscaloosa; Oct. 20, v. Tennessee in Birmingham; Oct. 27, v. Mississippi State in Starkville; Nov. 3, v. Georgia in Athens; Nov. 10, v. Mississippi Southern in Tuscaloosa; Nov. 17, v. Georgia Tech in Birmingham; Nov. 24, v. Florida (homecoming) in Tuscaloosa; and Dec. 1, v. Auburn in Birmingham.
80 YEARS AGO
JUNE 18, 1936
Evergreen Wins Two To Hold League Lead: Evergreen swept the crucial series with Century on Thursday and Sunday to practically cinch the first half banner in the South Alabama league.
With a record of 13 wins and three losses, the local nine has only four more games to play and two wins will put the first half on ice.
In Century Thursday, local fans who made the trek down to the border town were treated to the best game of the year in the form of a pitcher’s duel between Lefty Adams, Century ace, and Ripper Williams, fireball twirler of the Merchants.
Century tallied in the fifth on a hit and two sacrifices and in the seventh on an error and a three-bagger. An attempted rally by Century was cut short in the ninth when, with runners on first and second, Harper backed up against the fence to pull down a long fly and throw out the runner going to third who attempted to advance after the catch.
Evergreen counted in the sixth for its three runs on three solid base hits. In this stanza, Bear Hall drove a single past second and scored on Ripper Williams liner into left for two bases. This set the stage for Sam Jones, who, with the count three and two, drove on of Adams’ shots over the center field wall for four bases.
The game was fast throughout and reminded the fans that a high standard of ball is being played in the league.
The Merchants eked out a 4 to 3 victory over Century here Sunday with “Grinning Bill” Seals having the edge over “Cow” Soward, former Dixie Amateur slinger. In the second frame, Evergreen scored all of its four runs on two hits, four free rides and two errors.
Century was unable to bunch its hits when they would have counted except in the third, sixth and eighth innings when they tallied one run each.
The game was protested by Manager Ash of Century who said he would seek to have the game played over because of interference from the Evergreen bench. The Merchants pulled themselves out of two holes by a pair of fast doubles which were the only highlights of the game.
Evergreen will play the Monroeville Lions in Monroeville on Thursday, which will mark the return of the “prodigal son,” Skin Hyde, home from Selma to toil for the locals. Either Ripper Williams or Bill Seales will be on the mound Sunday when the Merchants make their next to final appearance on the home lot before the end of the first half.
95 YEARS AGO
JUNE 15, 1921
Baseball Game: Thurs., June 16, Evergreen vs. Monroeville. Game called 4 p.m. Admission 25 and 35 cents.
The game announced for last Thursday was called off by Monroeville, but the public may be assured that the game tomorrow is a certainty.
Holly Grove: The young men of Holly Grove have organized a ball team and have procured their equipment. This they intend to pay for as soon as necessary funds can be raised. The opponents of this team will find that they have been playing ball before they finish nine periods with this team.
Official Standings of Southern, American and National League Club Games played to June 10:
Southern League: Memphis, 39-13; New Orleans, 30-24; Little Rock, 24-24; Atlanta, 26-25; Birmingham, 27-26; Nashville, 23-28; Mobile, 22-32; Chattanooga, 16-37.
American League: Cleveland, 31-19; New York, 29-20; Washington, 28-23; Detroit, 28-25; Boston, 21-28; St. Louis, 29-24; Chicago, 19-28; Philadelphia, 17-31.
National League: Pittsburg, 32-18; New York, 32-16; St. Louis, 23-23; Brooklyn, 25-26; Boston, 22-24; Chicago, 19-25; Cincinnati, 18-31; Philadelphia, 16-29; Washington, 13-33.