JULY 2, 2009
Evergreen’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-star team made it all the way to the semi-finals of this year’s district all-star tournament before coming up short against Brewton Saturday at Evergreen Municipal Park.
Players on Evergreen’s 13-year-old all-star team included Michael Bradley, Labarron Dees, Axavian Ingram, Evontae Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Kyantrae Lewis, Quentin North, Laquienton Prince, Ryan Skinner and Brandon Taylor.
Coaches included Michael Bradley, Bryan Boykin, Ernest Boykin and Jackie Gorum.
Evergreen’s 11- and 12-year-old all-star team will begin district tournament play on Saturday when they will play Opp at 5 p.m. at the East Brewton Sports Complex.
Players on Evergreen’s 11- and 12-year-old all-star team include Hunter Bolton, Kristin Booker, Corinthian Cunningham, Steven Hamby, Drew Hardin, Johnny Hart, Zane Lambert, Latreal McCreary, Timothy McDonald, Terrell Riley, Keyshawn Roach, Lanse Robbins, Ethan Roberts and Taylor Chavers.
The team’s coaches are Thad Ellis, Russ McDonald, Mark Robbins and Trevor Lambert
A sizeable crowd of local football fans turned out for a 7-on-7 event Friday afternoon in Evergreen and got a taste for what the Hillcrest High School Jags will have to offer next season.
23 YEARS AGO
JULY 7, 1994
JDCC Warhawks compete in College World Series: Grand Junction, Colorado is a place that all junior college baseball programs dream about playing out their season. This is where national champions are made, heroes are discovered, and dreams come true. For the Warhawks of Jefferson Davis Community College, the trip to Grand Junction was a first time event and represented only the second time a school from Alabama has ever gone to the College World Series.
Coach Adams’ Warhawks finished the season ranked fifth in the nation. Although the Warhawks fell short of a national championship, they certainly left their names in the record books in Grand Junction. The Warhawks broke the record for runs and hits in a game as they defeated Trinidad Colorado Community College by a score of 23-13. First baseman Ed Nodturft (Pensacola, Fla.) had a career game going six for six and tied a world series record for most hits in a game. Nodhturft would eventually have his jersey retired as historical memorabilia with its place in Grand Junction for future players and fans to admire. He has also received a scholarship to play at Jacksonville State University next year.
Pitcher Mike Kimbrell (Baton Rouge, La.) was selected to participate on the American Junior College All-Star Team in a game against the Japanese All-Star Team. The game was held in Grand Junction, Colorado in mid-June. Kimbrell was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers last season but will attend Southeastern Louisiana University along with Warhawk third baseman and Baton Rouge native Chris Benesta.
38 YEARS AGO
JULY 5, 1979
Wayne Martin receives award for tennis play: Wayne Martin, son of Mrs. Allie Martin of Evergreen, was honored as Most Improved Player in Tennis at the Freed-Hardeman College Sports Award Banquet. The award was presented at the end of school by Coach Clyde Woods.
The awards banquet is an annual event honoring the college’s intercollegiate and intramural athletes.
Freed-Hardeman’s tennis team, undefeated in regular season and Western Division champions of the Volunteer State Athletic Conference, placed second behind eastern division power Carson-Newman College in the VSAC tournament.
Division coaches acknowledged the achievement by naming Freed-Hardeman Coach Woods their coach of the year for the second time in three years. He received the same honor in 1977.
Wayne Martin, who was seeded third on the team, ended the season with a 26-6 record. Martin is a junior majoring in teaching Health and Physical Education. He finished the regular season with 21 consecutive wins.
Freed-Hardeman is a fully-accredited senior Christian college located in Henderson, Tenn.
The Andalusia Rotary Club’s ‘World Championship Domino Tournament’ will be held July 13 and 14 at the Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College Student Center.
53 YEARS AGO
JULY 2, 1964
Golf tourney set for 4th: The Evergreen Golf Club will hold a one-day handicap tournament Sat., July 4, according to Pro John Porter. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the affair. Porter said, ‘Come out and enjoy a day of golf with a charcoal steak lunch. Bring the whole family.
Rodney Mitchell was showing off this fine 5-1/2 pound bass Monday. Unlike older fishermen who soon become known as ‘good liars’ and wouldn’t tell the truth about where they caught one, Rodney readily volunteered that he got this big one out of Tal Stuart’s pond. Rodney is the son of Capt. and Mrs. A.G. Mitchell.
Sports Report: Senior League by Byron Warren Jr.: The Indians gained sweet revenge Thursday night as they pulled off the biggest upset of the year and beat the Pirates, 8-6. The Pirates scored first as they struck for three runs in the first inning. Eddie Thornley walked, stole second and third and scored on a single by Harold Hamiter. Hamiter stole second and came home on an error. Steve Baggett got on base on the error and came home on a squeeze play.
(Other players mentioned in Byron’s story included Billy Bailey, Johnny Brown, Jerry Caylor, Wayne Caylor, Tommy Chapman, Ralph Deason, Bubba Faulkner, Wayne Hicks, Grover Jackson, Jerry Johnson, Elliot Quarles, Thomas Riley, Ed Smith, Bill Snowden, Jud Stinson, Tim Stinson, Gray Sullivan, Johnny Thornley, Tommy Weaver and Larry Wright.)
68 YEARS AGO
JULY 7, 1949
LATE SHOW, 10:30 P.M., FRIDAY NIGHT, JULY 15, PIX THEATRE (Regular Admission) – A Story as Powerful as the Brown Bomber Himself! Joe Louis in ‘The Fight Never Ends’ – Romance, Crime, Delinquency, Slums – Ruby Dee, Mills Brothers and a great cast!