16 YEARS AGO
JAN. 4, 2001
Lady Warriors win Sparta tourney: Sparta Academy hosted their annual Tournament of Champions Basketball Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Evergreen. Ashley Hammonds, Jill Pate and Kyle Johnston were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Lady Warriors won the girls tournament with victories over Abbeville Christian Academy and Monroe Academy.
Lady Warriors 48, Abbeville 46: Katie Etheridge was the leading scorer for the Lady Warriors with 17 points. Also scoring in double digits was Ashley Hammonds with 13 points. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Warriors were Callie Ezell with eight points, Jessica Bennett with four points, Jill Pate, Laura Wiggins and Jessica Armuelles with two points each.
Lady Warriors 47, Monroe 44: Katie Etheridge and Ashley Hammonds led the Lady Warriors in scoring with 15 points each. Also putting points on the board were Ashton Garner with six points, Jill Pate with five points, Jessica Bennett with four points and Laura Wiggins with two points.
Warriors 42, Abbeville 66: John McKenzie was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 12 points.
Warriors 41, Monroe 52: Chris Garner was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 10 points.
(Other players on Sparta’s boys team that year included John Anderson, Jimmy Hyde, Rusty Salter, Justin Tranum and Derrick Williams.)
41 YEARS AGO
JAN. 1, 1976
From “The Colyum” by Bob Bozeman: Well, I finally made contact with a quail hunter who can deliver. Ed Pate of Castleberry stopped by the office Saturday and told me he was going to bring me a mess of quail and soon. Friend Ed came in early Monday with a good mess, seven, and he had even dressed and cut them.
I have a confession to make… I don’t eat quail, in fact, don’t care much for any kind of game, but Maurice and my daughter, Roberta, just “love” quail. They enjoyed Ed’s at supper Tuesday night and it gave me pleasure just watching them enjoy the birds.
Ed left a note with the quail: “Bob, hope you enjoy these quail… and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours. P.S. I still think Roland has good intentions.”
Thanks, Ed, and best wishes to you and yours, too.
66 YEARS AGO
JAN. 4, 1951
Aggies Play Repton There Friday Night: The Evergreen High School Aggies will re-open their basketball season after a two-week Christmas layoff in Repton Friday night. The Aggies and Bulldogs will meet in a pair of contests. The “B” teams square off at seven o’clock with the varsities scheduled to swap baskets at eight.
Before Christmas the Evergreen basketeers ran up three straight victories to open the season, but ended up on a dismal not dropping their final two starts. Evergreen whipped Frisco City, W.S. Neal and Lyeffion then lost to both Neal and Frisco.
Next Tuesday night, Jan. 9, the Evergreens will go against Principal-Coach M.C. “Strawberry” Thomasson’s Castleberry Blue Devils in Memorial Gym at Evergreen High. Friday night, Jan. 12, they play the red-hot Tigers of T.R. Miller (Brewton) here.
Mrs. E.B. Horton spent the Christmas holidays with her mother, Mrs. J.E. Reeder, and other relatives in Miami. She attended the Orange Bowl game Monday.
(Clemson beat Miami, 15-14, in the 1951 Orange Bowl.)
J.R. Brown spent the weekend in Montgomery and attended the Blue and Gray football game.