25 YEARS AGO
FEB. 13, 1992
Warriors beat Jackson 94 to 77: Senior forward Mark Watts scored 35 points to lead the Sparta Academy Warriors to a 94-77 win over Jackson Academy, played Fri., Feb. 7, at Sparta. Joining Watts in double figures were Wayne Cook with 17 points; Richard Weaver, 13 points; and Scott Brown, 10 points, according to Sparta Sports Information Director Byron Warren Jr. Other Warriors scoring included Steven Gall, eight points; Bryant Robinson, four points; Terry Conway, three points; Chip Gibson, two points; and Sandy Salo, two points.
Senior Pam Brown scored 23 points and junior Kelly Booker added 12 points as the Lady Warriors whipped Jackson Academy, 57-23.
Sparta outshoots Catherine 70 to 58: The Sparta Academy Warriors defeated Catherine Academy, 70-58, Tues., Feb. 4, at Sparta. Senior forward Mark Watts led the balanced Warrior offense with 18 points. Senior Wayne Cook added 17 points and senior Scott Brown scored 12 points to complete the double figure scoring for the Warriors, according to Sparta Sports Information Director Byron Warren Jr. Rounding out the scoring for the Warriors were Bryant Robinson with eight points; Steven Gall, seven points; Richard Weaver, six points; and Chip Gibson, two points.
The Lady Warriors defeated the Catherine Lady Colts, 45-34. Senior Pam Brown scored 16 points and senior Kimberli Griffin scored 10 points to lead the Lady Warriors.
50 YEARS AGO
FEB. 9, 1967
Receiving trophies at the Lyeffion High School Football Banquet given by the Quarterback Club on Jan. 28 were David Booker, Best Lineman; Stanley Wilson, Most Valuable Player; and Bo O’Gwynn, Best Back. H.L. (Bubba) Scott, executive secretary, Alabama High School Athletic Association, was the featured speaker.
75 YEARS AGO
FEB. 12, 1942
Aggies Lose To Tigers And Georgiana Five: The Evergreen High School Aggies dropped their third game of the season to the Greenville squad here Friday night in a thrilling contest, 28-27. The Aggies took an early lead and held a decisive margin, 16-3, at the halftime. The Tigers came back with the old do or die spirit to cut down that margin with a flock of field goals. With about five seconds to play the score of 27-26 in favor of Evergreen. Woodruff, Tiger guard, shot a long one to pull the game out of the fire for the Camelia City quint. It was Evergreen’s game up to this time.
Seeking revenge, the Aggies journeyed to Georgiana for a return tilt with the Panthers. Again they were disappointed, as the Panthers outshot them to hand them their fourth defeat of the season, 31-17. Moorer led the local attack with seven points, closely followed by Johnson with six. Their season record now stands 12 won, four lost.
Sports Shorts by Bobby Bozeman: After conferring with the editor, and meeting with his approval, I am writing this column for the first time. It is to give you the sports news of local interest in short. I hope you will like it.
I saw where Windell Owens, former Repton High School athlete, won the State Golden Gloves Championship in the 175-pound bracket. Windell is a student at the University of Alabama now.
The Alabama State League voted to dissolve for the duration of the war at a meeting held at Greenville last week.
The Evergreen High School cage squad did something out of the ordinary this year, when they whipped the Lyeffion cagers twice. The locals have won 12 and lost four games to date. Greenville beat them three times and Georgiana once.
I wonder if basketball won’t be curtailed to some extent next year due to the lack of transportation? Most teams in this section use cars or truck entirely, and they won’t roll without tires.
Anybody desiring to publish sports news of local interest in this column or elsewhere in this paper write me. All contributions will be appreciated.