Monday, July 16, 2018

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for July 16, 2018

Race car driver Bobby Dotter

JULY 21, 1994

English wins medals Alabama Sports Festival: On June 25, 1994 Jason English of Evergreen, who holds a brown belt in Taekwondo, brought home a gold medal in forms and a gold medal in free sparring at the Alabama Sports Festival held in Mobile.
Jason will be a ninth-grader at Hillcrest High School this Fall. Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald English, grandson of Mrs. Jim House and nephew of Rev. and Mrs. Alfred Ikner.

Homer Chavers, manager of the Evergreen location of Swift Supply, is shown with Bob Sparks, representative of DeWalt tools in front of the Chevy Lumina that is driven by Bobby Dotter. The car is driven on the Busch National Circuit. The car was on display last Tuesday at the Evergreen store.

JULY 19, 1979

Pritchard is head coach Lyeffion High: Roger Pritchard, a graduate assistant football coach at Alabama State University, Montgomery, has been named head football and basketball coach at Lyeffion High School.
Pritchard, a native of Fort Myers, Fla., was a three-year regular at linebacker for the Hornets after transferring to ASU from The Citadel. He is a 1972 graduate of North Fort Myers High School where he was a star football player.
The 24-year-old Pritchard inherits a football team at Lyeffion High School that went 2-8 last year, but he hopes to improve the small Class A team by stressing fundamentals when practice begins Aug. 6.
“You have to build a foundation before you can put a roof on it,” he said. “This first year, I’m going to teach basics and try to get the people in the area interested in our football program.”
Pritchard’s top assistant will be former Alabama State defensive tackles Edward Johnson of Chicago, Ill.

JULY 17, 1969

All Star games set for Monday: The All Star games of the Evergreen Junior Baseball League will be played Monday at the league park. If rained out, the games will not be played.
The American League game will be at six o’clock followed by the National League game.

JULY 17, 1954

Former Aggie Coach Promoted To 1st Lt.: Second Lt. Ralph Law, former of Evergreen, has been promoted to first lieutenant at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga., according to an announcement received this week from the office of information service there.
After attending A.P.I., Auburn, he came to Evergreen in the fall of 1952 as a member of the Evergreen High School faculty. He served as assistant coach of the Evergreen Aggie football and basketball teams.

JULY 12, 1894

FISHING TACKLE: If you need anything in a line, hook, sinker or anything in this line we have it. Don’t take up your time running all over town hunting what you want, but come to headquarters where you can get fitted with the right kind at the right prices. – M.W. ETHERIDGE & SON, “The Right Place.”

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