JUNE 22, 1972
Brown Accepts Sparta Headmaster Post: Richard R. Brown, a native of Conecuh County, has accepted the post of headmaster of Sparta Academy. He has been athletic director and head basketball coach at North Florida Junior College in Madison for seven years. Brown holds a B.S. degree from Troy State University with a double major I history and social science and a minor in physical education; an M.S. degree in physical education from the University of Southern Mississippi and an additional major at Florida State University in administration-supervision.
Brown has had experience in teaching and administration on the junior high school, high school and college levels. During the four years he was head basketball, football and track coach at Madison (Fla.) High School, his teams won the North Florida Conference title in football three years, the title in basketball four years, in track three years and the district title in track two years. He was elected High School Basketball Coach of the Year in 1958.
A frequent speaker at athletic banquets and civic clubs, Brown was elected Florida Junior College Coach of the Year in 1965. His basketball teams have set national all-time scoring records. The 1972 team broke its own national scoring record by averaging 115.3 points per game, winning 24 games and losing six. Brown has had two losing seasons in 17 years of coaching and has produced many four-year college athletes in football and basketball.
59 YEARS AGO
JUNE 27, 1957
Dodgers And Chicks Continue To Hold Lead In Jr. Baseball League: The Dodgers held onto their lead in the Evergreen Jr. League and the Chicks retained their lead in the Minor League during the past week. A number of games were cancelled due to rain.
Due to heavy rains Monday and power trouble Tuesday all games scheduled were stacked. League President Ward Alexander will notify teams when new date has been set.
Red Sox Slip By Yanks 12-9: The Red Sox took a better grip on second place as they defeated the Yankees Thursday night. Ray Granade winning pitcher and Ronnie Hayes, the loser, were hit freely as the Yanks blasted eight hits while the Sox collected five. The Red Sox hit for extra bases three times with ducks on the pond as Johnny Snowden belted a triple and a double. His teammate Bill Hammond hammered out a triple. Yankees Jerry Johnson, Jim Ward and Robert Rigsby banged out two hits apiece, one a double by Ward.
Pelicans Tie Chicks: The Chicks and the Pelicans battled to a 15-15 deadlock last Thursday night. Ronnie Jackson and Joe Glass hurled for the Chicks. William Patten, Mike Minninger and Steve Baggett took the mound for the Pelicans. A seven-run rally in the fifth by the Pelicans tied the game.
Rain over the weekend washed out most of the weekend matches in the Evergreen Golf Club’s Summer Tournament, but several “die hards” braved the elements and completed their matches.
(Golfers in the tourney included Herman Bolden, Brown Boykin, Elmo Grace, Thad Ivey, Bill McGehee and Bill Millsap.)
74 YEARS AGO
JUNE 25, 1942
Charles Henry and Howard Prather, West Blocton, went “snaking” recently and killed two big timber rattlers – one 55 inches long, 6-1/4 inches in circumference and having 16 rattles; the other 46 inches long, 5-1/4 inches around and with nine rattles.
89 YEARS AGO
JUNE 23, 1927
Judge and Mrs. S.P. Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. E. Powell and Mrs. W.C. Relfe are enjoying a week’s camp fish at Judge Joh. D. Leigh’s lake near Brewton.
Mr. John Pierce, Virgil Brooks, J.J. Pierce and his grandson, Otis Pierce of Evergreen, left Sunday morning for the Alabama River, where they will spend a few days on a fishing trip.
$50 PRIZE to anyone who can chop through a log in twice the time it takes Peter M’Laren – WORLD’S CHAMPION AXE CHOPPER – Contest Will Be Held Here – Sat., July 2, 1927 – at Wild Bros. Hardware Co. Opponent MUST NOT use the famous PLUMB One Piece Axe – M’LAREN WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT – 1. The eye of the Plumb Axe will not buckle or break. 2. The head of the Plumb Axe will not mash down. 3. The blade of the Plumb Axe cuts fast and clean, does not bind in the wood, holds its razor edge. 4. The balance of the Plumb Axe makes it “fall” true and hard. M’LAREN WILL CUT A LOG IN HALF THE TIME YOU TAKE – OR YOU GET THE $50 PRIZE.