Monday, April 24, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for April 24, 2017

Sparta Academy's 1979 varsity baseball team.
APRIL 22, 2004

Drew Davis was the recipient of the coveted Jerry Peacock Memorial Trophy at Sparta Academy’s Sports Banquet held April 19, 2004 in the school gym. The Peacock Trophy is given each year to the best all-around senior athlete who participates in football, basketball and baseball. It is named for the late Jerry Peacock, who was a standout athlete in Sparta Academy’s Class of 1977.

Cody Lowery was the recipient of the D.T. Stuart Sportsmanship Trophy at Sparta Academy’s Sports Banquet held April 19, 2004 in the school gym. The Stuart Trophy is presented each year to a senior football player that best exemplifies the true spirit of sportsmanship in games and also in practice. The players vote on the award.

Tabitha Gafford was the recipient of the Wayne Peacock Sportsmanship Award at Sparta Academy’s Sports Banquet held April 19, 2004 in the school gym. Wayne Peacock passed away on Sept. 19, 2001 and his family established this award in his memory. Wayne was very dedicated to the girls basketball program at Sparta. During the 1980s, he was the girls basketball coach and as long as his health permitted, he volunteered many hours at the school helping in any way that he could. This award is given annually to a senior girls basketball player who demonstrates qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and academic excellence.

Nathan Pipkin caught this 12-pound catfish recently while fishing at his MoMo’s pond. Nathan is the son of Ricky and Melody Pipkin.

APRIL 26, 1979

Sparta Academy’s Baseball Warriors are having a “so-so” season, mainly due to errors. However, these players are giving it their best, in spite of their youth and inexperience: Greg Crabtree, Andy Hammonds, Joe McInvale, Russ Raines and Tony Baggett; and Jeff Johnson, Tommy Hutcheson, Bobby Padgett, Bobby Mason, Ronny McKenzie and Terry Peacock. Richard Tate was not present when the picture was made.

Sparta wins one; but, loses two: The Sparta Academy baseball team picked up a win, but lost two games during the week. The Warriors are still suffering from errors, according to Sports Publicity Information Director Byron Warren Jr.
Sparta lost a close one, 3-2, to Fort Dale of Greenville in spite of an impressive pitching performance by Terry Peacock, who had to take the credit for the loss in spite of giving up only six hits, walking four and striking out 11.
Sparta put down Greenville Academy’s Tornados, 5-2, behind a fine one-hitter thrown by Tommy Hutcheson. Hutcheson struck out six batters, but walked 12 and had to depend on a good defensive effort by his mates to chalk up the win.
Escambia Academy of Canoe (Atmore) enjoyed the help of six Warrior errors as they edged Sparta, 9-6. The Warriors pounded out 10 hits and found the loss hard to swallow, but could blame nothing but their own errors.

APRIL 22, 1954

Local Baseball Team Will Practice Sunday: An amateur baseball team to represent Evergreen is to be organized and anyone interested in playing is asked to meet Sunday afternoon for practice. The practice will be held at Brooks Stadium at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Those who are working to organize the team hope that a large number of players will turn out Sunday. They urge everyone who is interested to come out for this first practice. The team will also be organized at this time.

APRIL 25, 1929

1929 Football Schedule For Aggies Announced: With 11 games already booked and another to be added, the 1929 football schedule of the Evergreen Aggies is virtually complete.
The schedule, as announced this week by Coach “Abe” Robinson, shows that eight of the 11 games are scheduled for Gantt Field. These eight games to be played in Evergreen include both the Armistice Day and Thanksgiving contests.
The schedule, complete except for the opening game on Sept. 20, is as follows:
Sept. 20 – Pending.
Sept. 27 – McKenzie in Evergreen.
Oct. 4 – Opp in Evergreen.
Oct. 11 – Brewton in Brewton.
Oct. 18 – Monroeville in Evergreen.
Oct. 25 – Greenville in Greenville.
Nov. 1 – Frisco City in Frisco City.
Nov. 8 – Georgiana in Evergreen.
Nov. 11 – (Armistice Day) Rawls in Evergreen.
Nov. 15 – Straughn in Evergreen.
No. 22 – Flomaton in Evergreen.
Nov. 28 – Moore Academy in Evergreen.

Beatrice Smothered In Aggies Opener, 16-3: The Evergreen Aggies were making preparations this week for their clash with Brewton Friday, following their easy victory over Beatrice at Gantt Field last Friday.
The Aggies beat Beatrice, 16-3, rushing over six runs in the first inning and seven in the second to take a lead that was never threatened.
Hyde and Stallworth twirled for the Aggies, the former going five innings and the latter four.
Holman, Aggie catcher, led the batting attack with three hits while Sanders got two. The Aggies got only 12 hits, most of their runs being made on Beatrice errors.
The Aggie line-up and batting order was as follows:
McCreary, first base; Sanders, third base; Holman, catcher; Stallworth, right field, pitcher; Mixon, right field; Murphy, shortstop; Hyde, pitcher; Hagood, second; Kamplain, left field; Stevens, left field; Feagin, center field.
Thomas and Rikard; Hyde, Stallworth and Holman; umpires, Hagood and Cobb.
The Brewton game Friday is expected to be a tougher assignment for the Aggies as this team already has played five or six games this year and have shown some strength, winning about as many as they have lost.
Camden will be in Evergreen on the following Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, while Brewton will play here Friday, May 10.

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