19 YEARS AGO
FEB. 5, 1998
Stinson Petroleum honored the 1996-97 Class 1A State Champion Sparta Academy Warriors and Lady Warriors this past Saturday night at the school. Stinson Petroleum donated a framed picture of the state champions to hang on the gym wall. Pictured with the teams are Mrs. Ralph Stinson and Mary Stinson Bell, who represented Stinson Petroleum.
Lady Warriors defeat Lowndes Academy: The Sparta Academy Lady Warriors ended their regular season this past Saturday night with a 65-56 victory over Lowndes Academy. The Lady Warriors finished the season with a record of 23 wins and one loss. They will play this Saturday, Feb. 7, in the area tournament at Escambia Academy.
Lady Warriors scoring in double figures Saturday night were Nikki Jones with 28 points, Andrea Ward 20 points and Jennifer Coker 10 points. Rounding out the scoring were Shelly Bell with four points and Cass Ralls, Jenny Harper and Sally Hartley with one point each.
Sparta Warriors lose to Lowndes Academy: The Sparta Academy Warriors lost to Lowndes Academy 97-74 on Sat., Jan. 31, 1998 in Evergreen. The Warriors will play Crenshaw Academy in the area tournament this Friday night, Feb. 6. The winner of that game will play Escambia Academy on Saturday.
Scoring in double digits for the Warriors were Seth McIntyre with 22 points, Jason Robinson with 17 points and Chad Morris with 11 points.
Rounding out the scoring for the Warriors were Rod McIntyre with nine points; Jake Adams, seven points; Shannon Brown, six points; and Lee Booker, two points.
Lady Warriors defeat Crenshaw Academy: The Sparta Academy Lady Warriors defeated Crenshaw Academy, 65-26, on Tues., Jan. 27, 1998 in Evergreen.
Scoring in double figures for the Lady Warriors were Nikki Jones with 13 points; Andrea Ward and Jennifer Coker, 12 points each. Other Lady Warriors scoring were Cass Ralls, Shelley Bell and Ashley Hammonds with six points each; Kristin Smith, three points; and Jill Pate, two points.
44 YEARS AGO
FEB. 1, 1973
These Evergreen Aggies racked up three wins last week to run their season record to 23-0. Friday night they play Jackson in Jackson and will be at Castleberry Tuesday night. Next home game is T.R. Miller here Friday night, Feb. 6. Shown with the three trophies they have already won this year are Lemond Jones, David Thomas, David Carroll, Wavie Ausby, Cleve Fields and Eddie Stallworth; and Coach Charles Branum, John Stallworth, Anthony Armstrong, Rueben Parrish, Chamberlain Green and Willie Locke.
Evergreen’s Wavie Ausby led the Aggies in scoring with 20 points in the final game of the South Alabama Conference tournament held at Lurleen B. Wallace State Junior College in Andalusia. Winning all of their games in the tournament the Evergreen team went on to win the SAC championship. The tournament games gave the Aggies a 20-0 record.
Area Tourney Set Here At E.H.S.: The five top junior teams in South Alabama will match up this Friday and Saturday night at Evergreen High School in the District 1, Area 2 state tournament. Castleberry’s Conecuh County High School squad will represent Conecuh County in the meet. They earned their slot by dropping a strong Evergreen High five 37-30 last Saturday. The junior Blue Devils are 8-1 for the year and are seeded first.
The other four teams in the tournament and their records are: Chatom Middle School, 7-1; Atmore, 13-3; J.F. Shields of Beatrice, 11-2; and East Choctaw, 8-3. Chatom is seeded second in the field.
Games begin Friday night at 5:30 p.m. with Atmore and East Choctaw playing the only first round game. At 7:15 p.m., Chatom will meet defending champ J.F. Shields, and in the nightcap, Castleberry takes on the winner of the Atmore-Choctaw battle.
Saturday night will see the consolation game at 6:30 p.m. and the championship tilt at 8 p.m. The winner of the tournament will participate in the substate tournament for the right to play for the state tournament.
Last year, Shields played its way into the state semifinals before falling. Marshall Middle School of Evergreen claimed second spot in the district tournament.
The Conecuh County High Junior Team of Castleberry is seeded first in the area tournament being played here Friday and Saturday night. The players are Larry Blackmon, Billy Sanders, Calvin Miniard and Eddie Garner; Melvin Moncrease, Leonard McGuire, Kenneth Gross and Sammy McCreary.
69 YEARS AGO
FEB. 5, 1948
Lyeffion Lashed By Aggie Point Parade, Final Score 50-20: In their final encounter with county opposition, the Evergreen High Aggies romped to an easy 50-20 win over the hapless Lyeffion Yellow Jackets.
Gillis “Crip” Jones tossed eight field goals through the hoop, four of them on rebound shots, for a 16-point night high total. Georgie Brown had 11, Brenton Carpenter with 10 and Mickey Logue with 10 points followed in the scoring. V. Dees was the Lyeffion offense dropping in five field goals for 10 points.
Aggies Win 44-40 Over Uriah Cagers: The Evergreen High Aggies stopped a last quarter rally by the Blacksher High Bulldogs of Uriah here last Friday night to win a well-played contest by a 44-40 score. The Aggies had the game, but the big show of the evening was the Bulldog’s Gulsby. The big center went on a 20-point scoring spree tossing baskets from all angles.
The Evergreen scoring was evenly divided as has been the case all season. Benton Carpenter was the leader with 13 points, Mickey Logue tallied nine, Gillis “Crip” Jones and Jack Cunningham each made eight points. Tucker aided Gulsby with eight points of the Uriah total.
Castleberry Panthers Lose To W.S. Neal: The Castleberry Panthers lost the first game of the season on their home court to a fast passing W.S. Neal cage squad by a 23-16 score. The Eagles of Neal High grabbed an early lead and were never headed.
“Pill” Dees, outstanding Castleberry forward, was held to seven points by the close guarding East Brewton team. Clark with four, Beasley with three and Pate with two rounded out the Panther scoring.
James Carpenter Plays With Sunflower College: James Carpenter, former star athlete at Evergreen High School, is playing a forward position on the Sunflower Junior College basketball squad. The Sunflower Trojans recently defeated Wood Junior College at Morehead, Miss., home of the Trojans. James scored nine points in this game and played an excellent defensive and floor game as well.
While attending high school here, James was a star back and end on the football squad, a mainstay on the cage team and a leading batsman on the baseball squad. He could pitch, but preferred to play first base. James is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Carpenter, who live on Bruner Avenue here.
94 YEARS AGO
FEB. 7, 1923
Aggies Defeat Butler High: Evergreen Aggies played at Butler High at Greenville on last Friday night. The Evergreen girls had a hard fight but won, the score being 17 to 14. Francis Hicks proved to be the star of the game, although good work and hard playing was rendered by the entire team. The lineup was: forwards, Francis Hicks, Susan Dickey; guards, Leona Donald, Wilsie Mae Hines; jumping center, Pauline Dreaden; running center, Carrie Shoemaker.