Monday, May 1, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for May 1, 2017

Cliff Harper
19 YEARS AGO
MAY 7, 1998

Horse Show: The Appleton Saddle Club is sponsoring a horse show on Sat., May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Circle X Arena in Appleton. Free admission, concessions available, no alcohol.

Wendell Hart Scholarship applications now available: The Evergreen Rotary Club, administrators of the Wendell Hart Scholarship Fund, announces that applications for the $2,500 scholarship are now available.
The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the late Coach Wendell Hart, who deeply cared for his students and desired that all deserving young men and women be able to advance their education.

Men’s Softball Tournament: There will be a men’s softball tournament on Sat., May 16, at the Evergreen Municipal Park.

Jermaine Watkins Fund: Jermaine Watkins, a junior basketball player at Hillcrest High School, was selected to compete in the Hawaii Junior Summer Camp tournament for basketball players. Jermaine is in need of help and support financially. If you can help, please send donations to the Jermaine Watkins Fund at the following locations: Colonial Bank, Bank of Evergreen, Regions Bank or Jermaine Watkins, Castleberry, Ala.

44 YEARS AGO
MAY 3, 1973

Sparta QB Club awards banquet is Monday night: The Sparta Academy Quarterback Club will hold its second annual Awards Banquet at 7:30 Monday night at the Holiday Inn. Academic and athletic awards will be presented and letters will be awarded in all sports.
Featured speaker will be Cliff Harper, assistant commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Harper was principal of Evergreen High School right after World War II and left that position to serve as executive secretary of the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
Under Harper’s leadership the AHSAA developed into one of the strongest in the nation and he won national recognition serving as chairman of the national rules committee on several occasions. A recognized authority on basketball rules, he conducts clinics all over the United States.
Tickets at $5 each are still available in limited quantity. To purchase, contact the school or James Ansley.

Beth Little, Queen of the Andalusia Lions Club’s second annual Covington County Fresh Water Fishing Rodeo, is shown with the more than $2,000 in prizes that will be awarded in the event scheduled May 12 through May 27. Fish entered in the contest must be caught in Covington County. Information and registration tickets may be obtained at Stokes Bait & Tackle Shop and Cannon’s Market in Andalusia, Presley & Claire Gro. & Market in Opp, the Sports Center in Florala, Andy’s Bait Shop at River Falls, Blue Lake Grocery, Sleepy’s Place at Gantt and Peoples Hardware in Red Level.

Linda Lawrence, wife of forester Barry Lawrence, is shown accepting the first place prize in the halter class in the Greater Brewton Jaycee Horse Show last Saturday. She also won first place in the lead line class and three third places in Western pleasure classes.

Atmore Horse Show is set Saturday: A horse show will be held in the Atmore Saddle Club Arena next to the Atmore Airport starting at five o’clock Saturday afternoon. Trophies will be given in the judged, timed and roping events (five places in all events except roping). All timed events will be electrically timed.
For further information, contact Emmett Hildreth, Horse Show Chairman.

69 YEARS AGO
MAY 6, 1948

The Evergreen Greenies will open play in the Tri-County Baseball League here Sunday afternoon at three o’clock p.m. Brewton will furnish the opposition. Let’s all start this season by backing the Greenies. Be there Sunday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.

Softball League To Be Organized Next Tuesday: It was decided at a meeting last night to formally organize the men’s softball league next Tuesday night. The organizational meeting will be held at Evergreen High School at seven o’clock Tuesday night, May 11.
Persons and firms interested in sponsoring teams in the league this summer are now being contacted. Anyone interested in sponsoring a team is requested to contact Percy Johnson, B.E. Carpenter or R.G. Bozeman Jr. before the meeting next Tuesday.
It is planned to have an eight-team league. Rules, by-laws, schedules, etc. will be decided on at the meeting, so it is important that those interested in the league be present.

Locals To Play Brewton Here Sunday At 3 P.M.: Manager Zell Murphy will pit his local nine against a much-improved Brewton aggregation in the Tri-County League opener Sunday at 3 p.m. Big Wendell Hart will probably get the nod from Manager Murphy while slow-working Bob McClellan will probably handle the mound chores for the visitors.
Sunday afternoon the Greenies finished a successful exhibition slate by downing the Brewton squad 9-7 after stopping a late rally. The Greenies lost only one exhibition game and that to the professional Brewton Millers.
The locals packed plenty of punch at the plate and cut off a ninth inning Brewton rally as they downed the visitors, 9-7. “Check” Ellis opened on the mound, but had to give up the duties to Hart in the fifth inning when some costly errors by his teammates got him in a hole.
The Greenies opened their heavy artillery in the first inning when Big Wade Nobles slashed out a three-run homer to right field.
The visitors tallied once in the first and added another in the second to get back in the ball game. Then in the fourth they added two more runs to take a lead of 4 to 3.
Joe McDonald started things off in the fifth by reaching first on an error. With two outs, Ottis Johnson singled McDonald home and scored on Nobles’ single. Tolbert then blasted out a homer to deep center, pushing Nobles across ahead of him.

94 YEARS AGO
MAY 2, 1923

Evergreen’s baseball team won the third of a series of games from Brewton on the local diamond last Thursday in a close and hotly contested game. The Brewton boys are a fine bunch and they give promise to play good ball if they continue to let our boys teach them.

Belleville: The Baseball Association received a new outfit last week and are now prepared to play in earnest. It is hoped they will have a successful season. A very interesting game was played on the local diamond Friday afternoon between Belleville and Repton. The game was called in the seventh inning on account of darkness, in favor of Belleville, score 8 to 6. Batteries: Belleville, Bradley and Lindsey; Repton, Kelly and Bradford.

134 YEARS AGO
MAY 3, 1883
CONECUH-ESCAMBIA STAR


A party, anxious to make war on the finny tribes, repaired last Saturday to the ponds near Sparta. The boys came back, however, with the usual fisherman’s luck.

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