Monday, August 8, 2016

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for Aug. 8, 2016

AUG. 10, 1995

Benefit Softball Tournament Aug. 19th at Evergreen Park: There will be a benefit softball tournament, Class C & D teams, on Aug. 19 at the Evergreen Municipal Park. All proceeds will go to offset surgical expenses of a local teammate.
Pre-registration will begin at 8 a.m., first pitch at 9 a.m. $100 entry fee per team, deadline for entry fee is Aug. 16. Trophies will be given.
For more information, contact Kim Baker or Kim Gary.

Alabama Dog Hunters Association Meeting: The Monroe County Chapter of the Alabama Dog Hunters Association has a planned meeting called. The meeting will be held Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in Monroeville. The meeting will be held at the Scott Paper Co. offices at 530 Hornady Drive.
The Alabama Dog Hunters Association and the Member Chapters are dedicated to the preservation of dog hunting in Alabama. All forms of dog hunting are included in this effort.
Mr. Buddy Bradley, President of the Alabama Dog Hunters Association, will be the guest speaker. His efforts and dedication to preserving all forms of dog hunting in Alabama is well known.
The only way dog hunting preservation will be achieved will be from the efforts of all dog owners and hunters. This effort is to the advantage of the coon, bird and squirrel hunter as well as the deer hunter.
Please assist in preserving your right to cast your dogs by attending this meeting and giving your support.

AUG. 14, 1980

These Repton High School cheerleaders were one of eight squads chosen at the Bama Cheerleading Clinic to lead the cheers for the South 1A-2A Team in the annual State All-Star Basketball Game on July 31. The clinic was held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa July 28-Aug. 1. The girls are Beth Ballard, Gale Stallworth, captain, and Patti Ballard; Donna Watson, co-captain; Mary White, Gwen Stallworth and Sally Morris.

Lyeffion Saddle Club will meet: There will be a meeting of the Lyeffion Saddle Club at 7:30 Friday night at Lyeffion High School at the Vo-Ag Education Dept. Important business, both old and new, that needs prompt attention will be on the agenda. All members of the club and persons interested in the Club’s Arena are invited and urged to attend.

Castleberry QB’s meet tonight at 7: The Conecuh County High School Quarterback Club will meet tonight at seven o’clock at the school gymnasium. All members and persons interested in the school’s athletic program are urged to attend.

Evergreen High QB Club meets tonight: There will be a meeting of the Evergreen High School Quarterback Club tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom.

AUG. 12, 1965

Aggies begin drills Monday: The first call for Aggie footballers has been sounded by the new head man in Aggieland.
Coach Cliff Little has scheduled a football meeting for Saturday at 6 p.m. for all boys interested in playing this fall. They are to meet him at Memorial Gymnasium for a get acquainted session and to receive information for opening practice sessions.
The first practice will be held Monday at a time to be given the boys at the meeting. It will probably be two-a-days drills for the Aggie candidates for several days as much work must be done prior to the opener in Atmore on Sept. 10.
Coach Little and Perry Outlaw held a planning session on Monday of this week before Outlaw had to report back to his military assignment at summer camp. The assistant football and head baseball coach will be here for Monday’s practice.
Little said that he had not had an opportunity to meet all of the boys, but had gone over the expected prospects with Coach John Law Robinson, who resigned at the end of the school year to devote his full time to his farm and beef cattle interests.
The new coach said that it is obvious that the team will be short on experience with only four lettermen back and only a handful with any playing time. Right now, he expects lettermen Tommy Hartley, Mike Moorer, Brent Thornley and Arlie Phillips and such 1964 reserves as Rusty Price and Winston Bailey and Olen Robinson, a transfer from Vigor, to for the hard corps of the squad.
Little said he looks forward to working with Coach Outlaw and with Principal Morris Ward. He said he is counting on Ward for counsel and advice from his years as one of the state’s top high school coaches.
Coach Little urges all boys who plan to play to be at the meeting Saturday night.

AUG. 10, 1950

John Ralls Will Play In All-Star Football Game: Alabama’s Southern High School All-Stars will seek their first win in three starts over the Northern Stars in the Third Annual All-Star Football Game to be played in the University of Alabama’s Denny Stadium next Friday night, Aug. 18. The game will climax the University’s 18th Annual Coaching Clinic, which opens Mon., Aug. 14.
Expected to offer a lot of help in carrying the Southern colors to victory is Evergreen High School’s John Greel Ralls, 175-pound halfback. Ralls was a star performer with Coach Wendell Hart’s Evergreen Aggies for three years. He climaxed a great high school career by pacing the Aggies to their first undefeated season last fall and was a first team selection of the Montgomery Advertiser-Alabama Journal All-State team.
Coach Mal Morgan of Lanett has a tough job on his hands in attempting to lead his Southerners to a win over Coach Larry Buck Hughes and his “Yankee” squad. The Northern team won the first game in 1948 by a 33-0 score and came from behind to edge the “Rebels” last year, 7-6.
Coach Wendell Hart will attend the coaching clinic which will feature Coach Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma on football and Coach Everett Case of North Carolina on basketball. Cliff Harper, Executive Secretary of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and former Evergreen High Principal, will conduct a panel on rules and interpretations.

AUG. 8, 1935

“Bully” Hitchcock Is New S.S.A.S. Coach: Walter B. “Bully” Hitchcock, former Auburn varsity back, and brother of the famous Jimmy Hitchcock of football fame at The Plains, has been secured to direct the football, baseball and basketball destinies of S.S.A.S. for the coming season, Prof. W.Y. Fleming, Principal, announced today.
Hitchcock will officially be assistant physical education instructor, and will assist Coach E.L. McInnis, who becomes head of the newly installed standard Physical Education program at the local high school.
“Bully will be the head man in football, baseball and basketball,” Coach McInnis stated following Prof. Fleming’s announcement. “Having known him for a long time, I know that Hitchcock and I can work together.”
The new coach arrived in Evergreen Tuesday and “signed on the dotted line” Wednesday, after conferences with local officials. With characteristic directness, Coach Hitchcock went to work meeting and talking with his “boys” and expressed himself as being optimistic, after looking over quite a few of his prospective pupils.
Since leaving Auburn, Hitchcock coached three years each at Geneva and Florala, and has gained a reputation for putting out hard-driving, alert teams.
First practice under the new “head man” will be held around Sept. 1, Hitchcock stated, and the first scheduled game will be played on Sept. 28.
A list of holdover players upon whom the new coaching regime is counting heavily to bear the brunt of the work this fall includes:
LINESMEN: Ed Johns, Dan Johns, Rountree, Brassell, Fountain, Horn, Joyner, McCreary, Weaver and Sheffield; BACKS: Cargill, Heifner, Lane, Wiggins, Bargainer and Hart.
Hitchcock has managed the Abbeville baseball club during the past two seasons, finishing last year in second place, and holding that place in his league this year when the team was disbanded.

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