|Jefferson Jackson Coleman|
30 YEARS AGO
AUG. 21, 1986
One of the favorite activities at the City of Evergreen’s Summer Recreation Program at Carver Recreation Center, which ended Friday, was swimming. Director Gwindolyn M. Armstrong said the program opened May 23 and that total enrollment for the summer was 574. The lifeguard for the summer was All State basketball player Tommy Dukes of Repton.
Rodeo Aug. 30, 31 at Lyeffion Arena: On Sat., Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 31, at 2 p.m., there will be an A.C.A. approved rodeo at the Lyeffion Arena on Highway 83 North at the 10-mile marker, just south of Lyeffion School.
The rodeo is sponsored by Lyeffion and Skinnerton Fire Departments. Full concessions will be served. This approved rodeo consists of bull-riding, bare back and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, barrel racing, clown acts and steer dogging.
Advance tickets are on sale by all members and sponsors of this rodeo, until Aug. 28. Advanced tickets are: adults $4 and children under 12 $1.50. Prices at the gate will be $5 and $2 each.
For further information, contact one of the following: Lois Reeves, Skip Stacey, Evelyn Pipkin and Larry Oswald.
EHS JR. FOOTBALL: There will be an organizational meeting on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the field house for any boys interested in playing Jr. High football at Evergreen High School. This is very important and any interested boys are urged to attend.
45 YEARS AGO
AUG. 19, 1971
Aggie Coach Hart seeking linemen; opener Sept. 3rd: Head Coach Wendell Hart is concentrating on the front line in pre-season drills as his Evergreen High Aggies prep for their season opener on Sept. 3rd with traditional rival Atmore in Atmore.
Hart has 29 boys working out now and expects several more in the next few days. The squad is not only short-handed, but very shallow experience-wise. Only five lettermen from the 1970 club are back for duty this fall.
Returning lettermen are Frank McMillian, Wavey Ausby, Mike Turner, Robert Johnson and Alvin Lee.
The veteran coach said he is well fixed in the backfield with a number of swifties ready to carry the mail. However, he has yet to find linemen of adequate heft and quickness to assure a winning season. These front troops must step forward and take charge soon as the Aggies go to war in just two weeks.
The schedule follows: Sept. 3, at Atmore; Sept. 10, Open; Sept. 17, v. Monroeville; Sept. 24, v. Butler; Oct. 1, at Greenville; Oct. 8, v. W.S. Neal; Oct. 15, v. Luverne; Oct. 22, at Niceville; Oct. 29, v. T.R. Miller; Nov. 5, at Andalusia; Nov. 12, at Geneva.
Lyeffion QB Club sets catfish supper: The Lyeffion Quarterback Club is sponsoring a Catfish Supper on Saturday night, Aug. 21, at the school cafeteria. Serving will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost of a plate is $1.50.
60 YEARS AGO
AUG. 16, 1956
Aggies Begin Initial Football Practice On Friday, August 24th: One of the smallest squads in recent years will greet head coach Wendell Hart on next Friday, August 24, when initial football drills begin at Evergreen High School. Hart expects about 30 boys out, but there will be several more by the time school opens in September.
The squad will be one of the shortest on manpower, depth and experience to represent the local school in the last five years. Only six lettermen return from last year’s fine team, five linemen and only one back. Returning lettermen are Captain Wayne Frazier, tackle, alternate captain Russell Deason, tackle, James Nelson, guard, Bert Cook, end, Mickey Joyner, end, and Bert Tuggle, halfback.
There will be a great deal of help coming up from the B team, but even with this, the ranks will still be pretty thin according to Coach Hart. He believes that the Aggies can produce a top-notch line, barring injuries, and if several of the ‘green’ backs come through, they should field a good team.
Opening drills will be limited to conditioning workouts with the boys really getting down to the hard work about the middle of next week. As soon as the boys get into shape, the work will be long and hard as there will be only a little over two weeks after the first practice until the tough season’s opener with powerful Atmore.
As this was written, there still was no replacement to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of assistant coach John Robinson, who resigned last week. There is an extreme shortage of both teachers and coaches over the state.
75 YEARS AGO
AUG. 21, 1941
Crimson Tide Announces 1941 Football Schedule: University, Ala. – General ticket sales for Alabama’s 1941 football season will begin Sept. 1, Jeff Coleman, business manager of athletics at the Capstone, announced today.
Alumni sale opened Aug. 15 and will continue through Aug. 31, after which time the sale will be open to the general public. Coleman stated that all orders will be filled in accordance with the date the order is received.
With the toughest schedule a Crimson team has tackled in many years coming up, Alabama fans will get a chance to see the Tide in action six times within the state, including four games against Southeastern Conference foes.
Alabama will play three games in Birmingham and three in Tuscaloosa with two conference encounters scheduled in each city. The Tide has 10 games on its schedule this season for the first time since 1932 and seven conference teams will be played for the first year since 1934.
Alabama’s 1941 football schedule is as follows:
Sept. 27, Southwestern Louisiana Institute at Tuscaloosa;
Oct. 4, Mississippi State at Tuscaloosa;
Oct. 11, Howard College at Birmingham;
Oct. 18, Tennessee at Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 25, Georgia at Birmingham;
Nov. 1, Kentucky at Tuscaloosa – Homecoming;
Nov. 8, Tulane at New Orleans, La.
Nov. 15, Georgia Tech at Birmingham;
Nov. 22, Vanderbilt at Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 28, University of Miami at Miami, Fla.
90 YEARS AGO
AUG. 18, 1926
EVERGREEN PLAYS ATMORE IN BREWTON THURSDAY: Local baseball fans are looking forward eagerly to the game scheduled with the fast Atmore team in Brewton Thursday afternoon. These teams met in one of the best games seen in South Alabama last Thursday in Atmore, which resulted in a tie of 2-2. The game went 11 innings and was full of thrills and good plays throughout.
The game at Brewton Thursday will be hard fought and no doubt will attract the largest crowd of the whole season. Fans from all nearby towns, as well as large delegations from the contending towns will be in attendance at Brewton Thursday p.m.
ATHLETIC OUTLOOK BRIGHT AT CONECUH COUNTY HIGH: According to Prof. L.C. Kersh, principal of Conecuh County High School, his school expects to be a real contender in athletics in the South Alabama field this year. The school has been fortunate enough to secure Smoky Bill Hillman to direct athletics this season. With the splendid material in sight it is expected that under the tutelage of Coach Hillman, strong teams can be put out in football, basketball and baseball.
Hillman is a three-year letterman from Emory and Henry University in Virginia. He coached last year at Tuscumbia High. His arrival in Castleberry is looked forward to with genuine interest, but the sport lovers of that thriving community.