17 YEARS AGO
JAN. 13, 2000
Lady Warriors and JV Lady Warriors beat Calvary: Sparta Academy traveled to Montgomery Fri., Jan. 7, 2000 to take on the Calvary Watchmen. The Lady Warriors and JV Lady Warriors were the only winners in the area game.
Lady Warriors 64, Calvary 50: Katie Etheridge was the leading scorer for the Lady Warriors with 24 points. Also scoring in double figures was Jessica Bennett with 16 points. Rounding out the scoring were Mary Robinson with eight points, Callie Ezell with six points and Laura Wiggins and Jill Pate with five points each.
JV Lady Warriors 35, Calvary 26: Anna Aman was the leading scorer for the JV Lady Warriors with 14 points. She was followed by Katie Etheridge with nine points, Callie Ezell and Susan Ivey with five points each and Jessica Armuelles with two points.
Calvary 63, Warriors 46: Lee Booker was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 15 points. Also scoring in double figures was John McKenzie with 10 points. Also putting points on the board were Derek Faulkner and Derrick Williams with five points each, Jake Adams with four points, Justin Tranum with three points, and Rusty Salter and Jimmy Hyde with two points each.
Calvary 39, JV Warriors 37: Chris Garner was the leading scorer for the JV Warriors with 19 points. Rounding out the scoring were Wiley Cobb and Jeremy Anderson with six points each, Drew Davis was four points and Cole Commander with two points.
42 YEARS AGO
JAN. 9, 1975
Aggies play in Brewton tonight at 6:45: The Evergreen Aggies play the Monroe County High School Tigers at Jeff Davis Jr. College gymnasium in Brewton on Thursday night, Jan. 9, at 6:45. The Aggies record so far this season is seven wins and four loses.
Coach Charles Branum states that he thinks the Aggie team will be much better the second half of the season. He has only nine players on the varsity, and they consist of mostly sophomores and juniors. He would like to invite all the Aggie fans to come out and support the Aggies Thursday night in Brewton and also Friday night at home against the Atmore Blue Devils.
The Aggies last two wins were most impressive as they downed the T.R. Miller Tigers, 97-43, and also beat the W.S. Neal Eagles, 75-48. Chuck Jones and Ronald Fantroy combined to score 51 of the Aggies 75 points.
The Aggie game will be followed by the Jeff Davis v. Patrick Henry game. The admission will be $1 for students and $2 for adults.
Sparta Warriors win sixth straight; play here Friday: The undefeated Sparta Academy Warriors ran their season basketball record to 6-0 Tuesday night when they trounced Greenville Academy 94-75 in Greenville.
Ronnie Pugh had a red-hot shooting night as he tossed in 49 points, a school record, to lead the Warrior scoring. Bobby Johnson added 19; Eddie Hooks, 10; Jerry Peacock, eight; and Danny Joyner, six. Johnson, Walker Scott and Joyner were the leading rebounders.
Sparta hosts Jackson Academy, leaders in District IV play with a 10-1 record, here Friday night. The preliminary game will be at 6:30 with the varsity clash following.
Tuesday night the Fort Dale Warriors will be at the Sparta Gym for three games – junior, “B” and varsity.
The high-scoring Sparta cagers are averaging better than 88 points a game. Prior to Tuesday night, Hooks was the leading scorer averaging 22 points a game. He is one of only three seniors on the club. Scott Johnson is the leading rebounder. The “B” team has a 3-1 record.
Headmaster and Coach Richard Brown said he is extremely pleased with the participation in the basketball program at Sparta. Thirty-eight boys are playing on the junior, “B” and varsity teams.
The girls are also getting into the act with 26 taking part in “B” and varsity play. The girls have played one game, defeating Catherine Academy. They play Greenville Academy’s girls here this afternoon with the “B” tipoff at 1:15 followed by the varsity.
67 YEARS AGO
JAN. 12, 1950
Hi-Lites of E.H.S.: The year of 1949-50 has seen a remarkable improvement in the Physical Education Program of E.H.S. Take for instance the six-man football teams. These teams did not play inter-school competition, but they showed real spirit in playing one another. All the physical education classes were divided into 20 teams with each team having its own captain. At the end of the season, the teams with the highest records played an inter-class tournament. The “Wildcats,” captained by Gehue Ross emerged the victor and for their excellent record each member of the squad will receive a miniature gold football with “Intramural Champions of 1949” inscribed thereon.
Now that the football season is over, marching drills have been started and everyone is learning how to march in formation. Each platoon has its own drill leader, and on Jan. 13 the leaders will drill their teams in marching formations. Capt. John C. Holman, who was in the United States Army for 10 years and is an expert on marching, has been asked by Coach John Lockwood, Physical Education Director, to select the best drilled marching platoon.
Folk dancing, volleyball, soccer and intramural track are future projects of the physical education schedule. At the end of school, tournaments, parades and other athletic events will be enjoyed by everyone. Coach Lockwood has done a splendid job in this program and the participants have shown great interest and cooperation.
SPORTS: The Aggies snapped their losing jinx last Friday by downing Greenville High to the tune of 40-25. John Greel Ralls played his first game of the season and was high-point man.
The Juniors won their second straight game by downing the Baby Tigers of Greenville, 14-13. It was a close contest all the way, but Coach Lockwood’s boys showed their training by keeping a cool head under pressure. John Henry Brantley was top man in the points scored department.
The “B” team, led by William Stewart and Clayton Cobb, made it a perfect night with a score of 25 over 23.
There have been several inquiries concerning the new two-minute ruling in basketball. If a player commits a foul in the last two minutes of play, the opposing team automatically takes the foul shots and also has possession of the ball at the center of the court. This ruling allows a team to freeze the ball more easily heretofore.
Friday night, the Aggies play Georgiana in Memorial Gym.
Unbeaten Miller Slips By Evergreen Aggies 42-38: The T.R. Miller Tigers continued undefeated in basketball at the expense of the Evergreen Aggies Tuesday night with a close 42 to 38 win. The game was played on the “half court” in the old school auditorium in Brewton. Brewton is to get a new gym within a few months.
The Aggies took an early 7-0 lead and were ahead at the quarter, 11-10, but Miller went out in front in the second quarter to stay. The Tigers led, 21-16, at the half and 31-27 at the end of the third quarter.
It’s true that the Aggies were cramped on the small court, but they actually lost the game under the boards. The Millers got more rebounds and made more follow shots good. Evergreen’s cause wasn’t helped any when John Greel Ralls accumulated four fouls early in the second quarter and sat out the rest of that period, all of the third and most of the fourth. He returned late in the fourth, but was dispatched to the bench quickly with his fifth offense.
A pair of lanky forwards did most of the work for Miller. Jerry Wood and Junior Allen dunked 11 points each to pace the scorers. Guerry Moorer led the Aggies with 10 points. Ralls and Jack Cunningham dropped seven; Gillis Morgan, six; Jeff Moorer, five; Bobby Frank Snowden, two; and Gwyn Daniels, one, for the Aggies.
The Evergreen Bees brought their season average up to the .500 mark with a 41-29 win over Miller inn a preliminary bout. Cleveland Robinson with 10 and William Stewart with nine points paced the Aggie attack. Billy Long dropped 12 for Miller. Evergreen led all the way.