27 YEARS AGO
AUG. 3, 1989
HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL 1989 Football Schedule: Aug. 25 v. W.S. Neal; Sept. 1, at Daleville; Sept. 8, at Opp; Sept. 15, v. Andalusia; Sept. 22, v. UMS-Wright; Sept. 29, Open; Oct. 6, at Clarke County; Oct. 13, v. T.R. Miller; Oct. 20, v. Charles Henderson; Oct. 27, at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.
FOOTBALL CLINIC: The South Alabama Officials Association will hold its Fall 1989 Football Clinic on Aug. 11, 1989 at Hillcrest High School. The clinic will start promptly at 7 p.m. The clinic, sponsored by the Alabama State Athletic Association, will teach the rules of football. Anyone who is interested in learning more about football rules and rule changes is invited to attend. Also, anyone who would like to take the 1989 football test to become a football official is urged to attend. For further information, please contact James Stallworth.
LYEFFION QB CLUB MEETS: There will be a meeting of the Lyeffion Quarterback Club tonight at 7 p.m. at Mabry Covin Field.
EVERGREEN TINY MITE & PEE WEEK REGISTRATION: The Evergreen Tiny Mite and Pee Wee Football registration is set for Thurs., Aug. 3, 1989 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, from 6 until 8 and Sat., Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Alfa Insurance office on South Main Street. Players must be age eight on or before Sept. 1, 1989 and no older than 13 on Sept. 1, 1989 to be able to participate.
42 YEARS AGO
AUG. 1, 1974
Sparta Academy’s huge gymnasium-auditorium is being built at a rapid rate. Headmaster Richard Brown states that the new facility will allow the school to provide a complete physical education program for all students and also permit school assemblies. It will also be home for the Sparta Warriors basketball team which has played at Fort Dave Lewis National Guard Armory the past two seasons.
Sparta Warriors open practice Monday morning: The Sparta Academy Warriors, rated a Class C club according to enrollment, will open practice Monday morning at 6 a.m., their sights set on the Class B championship of the Alabama Private School Association.
Headmaster and head coach Richard Brown said the Warriors would practice at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in shorts. They will pull out the pads for their first contact work on Aug. 12.
Although rated Class C, Sparta is going to try for the Class B championship as it was impossible to schedule enough Class C teams. Also, many of the Warriors’ natural rivals are Class A and Class B schools.
With a number of returning starters and lettermen, the Warriors hope to improve on last year’s most successful season that saw them win eight and lose two and then wallop Abbeville in the Academy Bowl to make it 9-2 for the year.
The walls go up at the Evergreen Baptist Church’s gym and recreational building. The building is designed to provide recreation for the church family, especially youth.
57 YEARS AGO
AUG. 6, 1959
Greenies Cop Title In Amateur Loop: The Evergreen Greenies clinched the Conecuh County Amateur League pennant by walloping Pine Orchard, 16-4, here Sunday.
It was the Greenies 13th victory in 14 starts. A suspended game earlier this year with Pine Orchard is yet to be played.
Leon Stinson, making his first appearance on the mound, pitched a neat seven-hitter for the win.
His teammates banged out a total of 18 hits, including a home run by Jeff Moorer.
The Greenies will conclude their schedule with a two-game series with Paul before they play host to them here Sunday.
All-Star game here, Aug. 23. George Gaston with a 10-0 record is expected to pitch against Paul.
Jr. leagues will stage star tilts Saturday: Byron Warren, president of the Evergreen Junior Baseball League, announces the 1959 All-Star game will be played Saturday night at the Jr. League Park, game time will be eight o’clock.
Warren states that he cannot give the names of the players for the American League at this time. A double-header tonight will have a bearing on the standing of the teams. All stars are chosen from the second, third and fourth place teams.
The names of the players and the teams from which they were chosen in the National League are: Red Sox, Crosby, Harper, Hansen; Giants, Baggett, J. Ellis, B. Thornley, Mosley; Yankees, Dees and Salter.
PELICANS vs. ORIOLES: The Pelicans edged the Orioles, 5-3, Monday. Eddie Messer and Harold Wright, Oriole whirlers, gave up no hits but walked many. Knud Nielsen twirled for the Pels. Wayne Caylor and Tommy Hartley were head stickmen for the Orioles.
CHICKS vs. ORIOLES: Ziss-Boom-Bah! A cheering section? Not exactly – a couple of Orioles fans cheering their team to victory over the Chicks, 6-2, Tuesday night. Jack White gave up one hit to Donnie Pittman, Bobby Sasser and Gary Faulkner twirled for the future Dodgers. Tommy Hartley and Wayne Caylor collected the two Orioles bingles.
YANKEES vs. RED SOX: The Yankees almost wore out home plate Tuesday night. They crossed it 17 times. The Red Sox contributed little to the dish’s depreciation. They tallied only once. Scott Cook notched the win on the hill. Vernon Crosby and Don Hansen were belted for nine Yank base blows. Robert Rigsby and Claude Aaron was three-for-four and Scott Cook was one-for-two for the victors. Claude Johnson’s triple was the Red Sox’s only blow.
GIANTS v. YANKEES: The Yankees captured a 14-3 win over the Giants Monday night. Terry Salter and Rusty Price, an Oriole, were the victors’ twirlers. Steve Baggett went all the way on the hill for the Giants. Robert Rigsby was three-for-four and Claude Aaron and Mike Moorer were one-for-two for the Yanks. Jimmy Ellis and Eddie Moseley each had a double for the losers.
HAWKS v. ORIOLES: The Orioles clobbered the Hawks, 23-5, Thursday night. Jack White was the Oriole flinger. Jack Driver, Larry Wright, Tommy Chapman and Marvin Salter were the Hawk wingers. Wayne Caylor had a single for the Orioles. Wright had a triple and Jimmy Riley was one-for-two for the losers.
YANKEES v. DODGERS: The Yankees were on the verge of their greatest victory Thursday night only to suffer their bitterest defeat. The Dodgers downed their fighting foes, 5-1, but it took them four innings to break a 1-1 tie. Ronnie Jackson notched the win on the rubber as he whiffed 15 battled Yankees batsmen. Bubba Faulkner finished the game on the mound. Robert Rigsby and Terry Salter faced the bats of the distressing Dodgers. Wayne Tolbert and Ed Briggs were two-for-three and Faulkner was one-for-one for the winners of 46 straight games. Mitchell Kilpatrick’s single and Ronnie Hayes’ double were the only two Yank bingles.
72 YEARS AGO
AUG. 3, 1944
BOY SCOUT NEWS: Troop 40 has been going to Binion’s Pool each Tuesday and Thursday night. We meet at Lone Star Service Station at seven o’clock and go on the Scout Bus. We hold our regular meetings at the pool on Tuesday nights.
87 YEARS AGO
AUG. 1, 1929
Greenies Beat Florala Behind Gaston’s Hurling: the Evergreen Greenies registered a 6-2 win over Florala in Florala Sunday afternoon behind the effective hurling of George Gaston. Gaston struck out 13 batters and except for the seventh inning, when the State Liners got both runs, was never in serious trouble.