NINE YEARS AGO
JULY 5, 2007
“Evergreen’s 11- and 12-year-old all-stars started the Little League District 5 tournament Sunday in Evergreen with a 12-0 loss to Opp.
“In the loss to Opp, Evergreen played well defensively, but the ‘Big Green’s’ offense had a solid case of the first game jitters.”
“Evergreen’s 9- and 10-year-old all-stars exited the Little League Baseball District 5 tournament Monday of last week in Brewton with a 16-6 loss to Andalusia.
“Evergreen opened the District 5, double-elimination tournament June 23 with a 9-4 win over Flomaton.
“In second-round action the all-stars suffered a 12-6 loss to East Brewton June 24.”
“Evergreen opened play in the Babe Ruth District 1 all-star tournament for 14- and 15-year-olds at Uriah Monday night in thrilling fashion.
“Down 6-5 headed into the bottom of the seventh and final inning, Justin Nared led off with a single, worked his way to third and scored on a wild pitch to send the game into extra innings.”
24 YEARS AGO
JULY 2, 1992
“The Giants defeated the Cardinals 12-0 to clinch the second half championship, giving them the overall title for the 1992 Little League season. The second half ended with a four-way tie for first place. A special playoff was held with the Giants taking the crown. Several members of the Giants will be joined by members from the other teams to represent Evergreen in the Little League district tournament. Evergreen’s all-stars play Sat., July 4, at 8 p.m. in Atmore.”
“Evergreen’s 13-year-old all-star Babe Ruth team made an early exit from the tournament which they hosted at Evergreen’s Municipal Park this week. Final results from the tournament were not available at press time. Teams involved in the tournament included Evergreen, South Monroe, Atmore, Brewton and Monroeville. The tournament brought hundreds of visitors to the city each night.”
“Hillcrest High School will host a basketball camp on July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will be conducted by Terry Sellers, coach of Alabama Southern College in Monroeville. For more information, contact Coach Danny Covin.”
39 YEARS AGO
JULY 7, 1977
“J.W. Coburn of Evergreen and his ‘No. 6’ have been seen regularly in the winner’s circle on the dirt tracks of this area for several years now. J.W. drives and wins often at the Flomaton Speedway.”
“Donnie Reed, a 170-pound junior athlete, won the first Repton High School Athlete of the Year Award recently at the Conecuh County school. The award will be given each year as the result of a point system each athlete is graded by.
“Reed had the jump on all the other Repton athletes by competing in all five sports at the school. He quarterbacked the varsity football team, was a guard on the basketball B team, played shortstop on the baseball team, ran the 220 in track and was a member of the school’s first wrestling team.
“Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Reed of Repton, directed the school’s football team to the most successful season ever. Over the past two years, under his quarterbacking, Repton has had a 14-2 record.
“Described by Repton Coach Hugh Wilson as a good passer and runner, he accounted for over 190 yards of offense in the spring jamboree.”
54 YEARS AGO
JULY 5, 1962
“The Indians gained their first victory of the season Thursday night as the Tigers fell, 4-3. The loss cost the Tigers their hold on first place.
“The Indians scored twice in the first on two errors, a hit batsman and a single by Jimmy Weaver.
“Mike Fields and Joe Sasser led off the Tiger second with singles. An error allowed Sasser’s hit to roll to the fence and two runs scored on the play.
“Jimmy Warren rapped an inside-the-park homer with one on as the Indians made it 4-2 in their half of the second.
“Singles by Sid Lambert and ‘Bubba’ Faulkner and an error got one more run for the losers in the third.
“Paul Deason went the distance for the win. Faulkner pitched a three-hitter and all four Indian runs were unearned as he also went all the way.”
“The Braves regained first place in the Senior League Thursday night as the edged the Pirates, 3-2.
“The Braves tied in the second on singles by Ronnie Jackson, Johnny Brown, a passed ball, an error and won it in the third on a walk, two errors and a single by Terry Coleman.”
69 YEARS AGO
JULY 3, 1947
“Stuart Motors continues to lead the softball league defeating the FFA team last Friday night 16 to 7. Nine errors by the FFA team contributed heavily to their defeat. The Boy Scouts hit hard to beat the National Guard 12 to 6. Logue, Scout hurler, whiffed eight National Guard batsmen in gaining his second win of the season.”
“Manager ‘Root’ Lowery will bring his cream-of-the-league team to town tomorrow (Friday) for the annual all-star contest. The game will be played in Brooks Stadium at 2:30 and will be the main event of the Fourth of July program.
“On Thursday, Manager Dick Fore will invade the city with a Flomaton team composed mostly of veteran semi-pro ball players for a twin bill. Manager Hart will probably use Carpenter and Johnson on the hill while Flomaton’s skipper will likely start Gatlin and Vickery.
“The Greenies chalked up two wins at Flomaton Sunday to get back on top along with Atmore. Page and Otis Johnson led the stick work with two hits each. Page, McDonald, Edsel Johnson, Otis Johnson and Gunter were the heavy hitters with two each. Carpenter and Edsel Johnson received credit for wins.”