17 YEARS AGO
JULY 26, 2001
The Evergreen Florist Women’s Softball Team was the league champions this year with an impressive 13-1 record. Pictured are Kyantrae Lewis, Shantavia Harrison, Louise Hines, Andrell Baxter, Selinda Thomas and Sha Matthews; Sabrina Harrison, Tricia Walmack, Melinda Baxter, Nebertha Matthews, Sabrina Baxter and Coach Tony Baxter. Not pictured, Stephanie Rudolph, Shaquella Spears and Manager Dot Floyd.
42 YEARS AGO
JULY 22, 1976
Conecuh High QB’s meet tonite: The Conecuh County High Quarterback Club will have a special meeting Thursday night, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend.
Lyeffion QB’s meet Tuesday: The Lyeffion Quarterback Club will meet Tuesday night at the school. Plans will be made for the rodeo to be held Aug. 7 and for Pee Wee and Termite football programs. Also, the new assistant coach will be introduced. All members are urged to attend.
Glenn Lawrence may be retired, but he hasn’t forgotten how to reel in a mess of bass. He caught these out of his pond near the junction of the Old Castleberry and Johnstonville-Brooklyn Roads over the weekend.
Frank Lawrence may be a “big city boy” now, but he hasn’t forgotten some of the things he learned while growing up on the Lawrence Place near the junction of the Old Castleberry and Johnstonville-Brooklyn Roads. He caught this nice string of bass out of his father’s pond while here from Pontiac, Mich. visiting and attending the reunion of his EHS Class of 1944. Actually, according to his sister, Helen (Mrs. B.E. Coleman), the bass were caught by the Colemans, but they let the “Yankee” take credit for them. (See there, Frank, what happens when you don’t check in with the editor?)
67 YEARS AGO
JULY 26, 1951
Loree Dollies Slip Past Bermuda Bears By 6 To 5: The Loree Dollies edged the Bermuda Bears 6 to 5 Saturday afternoon in a well-played game at Bermuda. The game between the two teams scheduled for Sunday afternoon was rained out. It will be made up Saturday afternoon at Bermuda.
Haskew Danial pitched creditable ball as he racked up another win for the Dollies. He struck out five batters and didn’t issue a base on balls. Allen Thompson was on the mound for the Bears. He gave up only seven hits.
Red Powell started the ball rolling for Bermuda with a timely hit which brought in the first two runs.
Paul Aces Score Shutout Wins Over Starlington: Harold Godwin and J.W. Windham hurled the league-leading Paul Aces to a pair of shutout wins over the last place Starlington club at Starlington Sunday. The double win increased the Aces’ margin over the rest of the league.
In the opening game, Godwin sent the Starlington batters back to the bench with their bats dragging while his mates were hitting at a merry clip to win, 6-0. His batterymate was Joe McClain. Godwin also led his team’s hitting getting two hits in four trips.
Dunk Stinson threw for Starlington with Elmore Stinson doing the catching. Elmore and Tank Stinson with a hit a piece in three and two trips, respectively, topped the Star batters.
In the nightcap, it was J.W. Windham who had the Starlington batters on the heels as the Aces eased out a 2-0 win. Joe McClain was again the Paul catcher. Tank Stinson worked on the hill for Starlington with Dud Stuckey behind the plate.
Harold Godwin again led the Paul hitting with two for three including a second inning triple. McClain had two for three also. H. Black and J. Harrison with one hit in three trips each led the Star batting.
Shreve Gets Double Win Over Centerville Sunday: The Shreve Eagles took both ends of a doubleheader from the Centerville Rookies Sunday afternoon in Brooks Stadium, Evergreen, where the Rookies play their home games. In the opener, Chester (Check) Ellis bested league-leading hurler George Gaston by a 6-1 score. Seven Rookie errors paved the way to Gaston’s second loss of the current campaign.
Ellis checked the Rookies with but six hits, well scattered. His mates backed him up by committing but one error and touched Gaston for seven hits. Georgie Brown was the Shreve catcher. Dennis Andrews relieved Gaston in the third and gave up but one run. Clint Ward was behind the plate.
Ellis was Shreve’s leading hitter with two hits in three trips. Herbert Sanford had two for four. Randy Moorer with three hits, single, double and triple, in as many trips led the Rookies.
In the second game, the Eagles rallied for two runs in the fourth inning of a five-inning encounter to register a 6-5 win. Ferrill Smith started and was relieved by Ellis in the fourth. Leroy Smith was behind the plate. Dennie Andrews started for Centerville and gave way to Jeff Moorer in the fourth. Bailey did the catching. James Barlow had two for three to lead the Shreve batters. The Rookies divided their six hits up. Centerville made seven costly bobbles in this game also and gathered but five hits.
139 YEARS AGO
JULY 24, 1879
Croquet parties by lamplight is a new feature in Evergreen life. They are enjoyed by the young ladies and gentlemen.