NINE YEARS AGO
FEB. 4, 2010
Evergreen city officials presented Scott and Joan Davis of Evergreen with a resolution Tuesday night in honor of their son Drew Davis, who was the starting right tackle on the University of Alabama’s national championship football team this season. Pictured from left are Evergreen Mayor Larry Fluker, Scott Davis, Joan Davis, and city council members Vivian Fountain, Maxine Harris, Luther Upton and John Skinner.
Sparta Academy recognized its senior basketball players before the final home game of the season last Thursday night in Evergreen. (Senior players that season included Erica Palmer, Nick Andrews, Rebekah Coleman, Nicholas Hardin, Dwayne Hardin, Cody House and Drayton Rodgers.)
Hines starts in third-straight game: Evergreen’s Chris Hines started his third-straight game for the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team this week as they split a pair of conference games with LSU and Auburn.
Alabama beat LSU, 57-38, Wednesday of last week at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa. On Saturday, Alabama suffered a 58-57 loss to archrival Auburn at Beard-Eaves Memorial Stadium in Auburn.
In the win over LSU, Hines played 21 minutes, scored three points and grabbed four rebounds, including three boards on defense and one on offense. He also had an assist and two steals.
In the loss to Auburn, Hines played 23 minutes, scored two points and posted four rebounds, including two on defense and two on offense.
34 YEARS AGO
FEB. 7, 1985
Sparta sweeps Greenville Academy: Sparta Academy basketball teams swept three games from Greenville on Jan. 18 in Greenville, according to Sports Information Director Byron Warren Jr.
In the boys varsity game, Al Etheridge pumped in 30 points to lead the Warriors to a 84-57 rout. Jim Wagstaff had 17 points; Jim Marino, nine; Danny Reed, Tim Brantley and Mark Rigsby, six each; Jason West, four; Scott Salter, three; and Chris Vonderau, two points.
Sparta’s girls won, 59-39. Tracy Holmes had 17 points; Carol Kendrick, 10; Tina Bybee, nine; Kim Searcy, 10; Susan Ward, seven; Ray Ann Gall, four; Lynn Williams and Abigail Maddox, two each; and Angela Sellers, one.
The Sparta junior varsity boys won, 42-33. Dean Peavey had 14 points; Brad Watts, seven; Ken Wagstaff, six; Jeff Carrier and Lee Wild, four each; Chris Weaver, Craig Blackburn and Matthew Ansley, two each; and Richard Melton, one.
Tim Sasser, Sports Director at WEGN in Evergreen, will be presenting this fine trophy at the end of the current basketball season to the team in Conecuh County that has the best overall season. The team with the best record is not the only factor that will be looked into, but also which team goes the farthest in the playoffs. The trophy is sponsored by WEGN AM & FM in Evergreen and Olympic Sporting Goods in Brewton.
59 YEARS AGO
FEB. 4, 1960
New Baseball Loop To Be Organized At Meeting Monday: A meeting has been called for Monday night at 7:30 in the auditorium of the new addition to the courthouse to organize a Pony Baseball League.
This league is for boys from the ages of 13 to 16. It provides wholesome recreation for the boys after they graduate from Junior League play.
All parents of boys in this age group are asked to attend the meeting Monday night and help organize this new league.
Eagles Claw Camden: Last Tuesday evening the Conecuh County Training School Eagles turned back Camden Academy to the tune of 70-60. The Eagles used a combination of shooting and rebounding by Marvin Jones and Douglas Evans and the playmaking of Eley Randerson and Martin were particularly effective with their passing and general ball handling skills. Marvin Jones gained the scoring honors with 22 points. Evans was second with 19 valuable points, but an even more important contribution of Evans and Jones was their rebounding on the offensive and defensive backboards.
Eagles Trounce Georgiana: Eley Randerson scored only six points Friday evening, but his passing and ball handling led to many other scores as he led his Eagle teammates to a 58-36 victory over Georgiana.
The Jones boys, Marvin and Leon, played their usual consistent game. Marvin as usual led the team in scoring with 20 points, (Douglas) Evans was runner-up with 14.
Eagles Games To Be Played Soon: Eagle games to be played soon are as follows: Tues., Feb. 2, Atmore in Evergreen; Thurs., Feb. 4, Camden in Camden; Fri., Feb. 5, Southern Normal in Evergreen.
84 YEARS AGO
FEB. 7, 1935
Aggies Defeat Brewton; Opp Here Friday: The local cagers squeezed out a 12-7 victory over Brewton on their opponent’s court. The entire game was a fine exhibition of pass work and guarding. The first quarter ended scoreless, but in the second quarter Evergreen took the lead which they kept the rest of the game. The Aggies pass work is slowly improving while their defense shows they want to play basketball.
Tonight the locals meet Red Level basketeers on the local court. On Friday night, they meet the strong Opp Bobcats here. The Opp team has the strongest team to invade the local court.