|David Gorum with "Little Boy Blue"|
THREE YEARS AGO
JUNE 18, 2015
Gorum wins top honors in Tennessee: Well-known Conecuh County outdoorsman David Gorum and his champion squirrel dog, “Little Boy Blue,” collected top honors at the Original Mountain Cur Association Spring Show & Hunt Saturday near Jamestown, Tenn.
Gorum and “Little Boy Blue,” a 14-month-old OMCBA registered cur, received a pair of trophies in the Bench Show portion of the event. They received first place honors for a male between the ages of one and two years.
Three Sparta Academy cheerleaders were chosen as All-Americans during the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) cheer camp June 5-8, 2015 in Panama City, Fla. Sparta cheerleaders chosen as All-Americans were Kirsten Etheridge, Avie Etheridge and Roberta Hall. Kirsten and Roberta will have the opportunity to cheer in the New Year’s Day parade in London while Avie will have the opportunity to cheer in the Thanksgiving Day parade at Disney World.
Evergreen’s Cal Ripken 12-and-Under All-Star Baseball Team opened district tournament play on Monday with a 14-0 loss to the Covington County All-Stars in Opp.
The members of Evergreen’s 12-and-Under All-Star Team were announced last week and players on the team include Logan Baker, Jackson Conway, Kenjarvis Bryant, Tyrus Bruce, Dalton Coleman, Khalil Wallace, Jalen Dancer, Grey Emmons, Javen Bradley, T.K. Brantley and Caleb Riley. Coaches include Justin “Detroit” Webb, Jarrod Thomas and Johnny Hart.
28 YEARS AGO
JUNE 21, 1990
Presley-Fluker 1990 Babe Ruth Team finished their season undefeated with a 15-0 record. This is the first time a team has went undefeated in league play. Members of the team are Sederick Fluker, Sulane Lowery, Shannon Sims, Jesse Rogers, Terry Holt, Marlo McDaniel, Coach Wiley Grace, Michael Bradley, Isaac McMillian, Rhett Wilson, Charles Rudolph, Coach Darrell Johnson and Manager Ernest Boykin. (Not pictured were Orlando Fair, Anthony Richardson and Ceil Gill.)
Kristlen Lett was presented the Tom Jones Sportsmanship Trophy for Minor League by Tom Jones at the Evergreen Municipal Park Monday night.
Detric Womack was presented the Jerry Evers Sportsmanship Trophy in Little League by Jerry Caylor, president of the league, at the Evergreen Municipal Park Monday night.
Ricky Herbest, four-year-old son of Fred and Joy Herbest, caught this four-pound bass recently. Ricky caught the bass in a private pond while fishing with his cousin.
The Braves were named the Minor League Champions for the 1990 season at the Evergreen Municipal Park Monday night.
53 YEARS AGO
JUNE 17, 1965
These are the league-leading Chicks of the Evergreen Junior Baseball League’s American League. The Chicks are strong contenders each year under the able managership of Frank (Dizzy) Dean, who stands behind his players. The boys are Jerry Daw, Sammy Philyaw, Donald Jackson, Wayne Freeman, Eddie Griffin, Rusty Rogers and Oliver Garrett and Lester Daw, David Majors, Johnny Andrews, Don Owens, David Jackson, Sammy Garrett and Larry Davis.
Indians Edge Braves: The Indians, behind a 10-hit barrage, swamped the Braves, 5-4, in the opening game of the Senior League ’65 season. Bubba Mininger, Tommy Weaver and Thomas Riley led the Tribe with two singles each. Bill Bailey gathered in his first win of the season by striking out eight and allowing six hits.
George Stinson, the Braves first-sacker, carried his team’s offensive load with three hits, including a triple. John Brown’s triple, Wayne Hicks’ and Charlie Wild’s singles rounded out the Braves’ attack. Hicks also took the loss, but still put down eight Indians on strikes.
Tigers over Pirates: Two Tiger pitchers combined to hand a young Pirate club its first defeat to the tune of 5-3. Herbert Ellis and Gary Faulkner provided four-hit pitching for the “Cats” while Tommy Chapman did the same for the Pirates. Faulkner, the winner, kept the Bucs hitless for three innings while striking out seven of the 11 men he faced.
Loser Chapman retired 15 Tigers on strikes, seven of them in a row. An inside-the-park home run by Tiger catcher Jerry Johnson gave the Tigers three big runs in the top of the first. Glenn Bolton belted a three-run homer to tie the game. Eddie Ellis drove Gary Faulkner across with a single in the fourth to give the Tigers their winning run. Just to make sure Faulkner scored again on Pirate mistakes in the sixth. Jimmy Bell and Leon Hinson collected two and one hit respectively for the Pirates.
78 YEARS AGO
JUNE 20, 1940
LOCAL MAN GOES FOX HUNTING, GETS CAT: J.C. Hamilton, local businessman, exhibited in front of his shop Wednesday morning a large bobcat that he and his dogs killed while engaged in hunting fox Tuesday. The cat was reddish-brown in appearance and measured 31 inches from his nose to the tip of his tail. He stood 16 inches high. Hamilton and his 12 dogs happened upon the animal close to McGehee’s farm between here and Tomlinson’s Mill.