|Clint Jackson of Evergreen|
14 YEARS AGO
AUG. 11, 2005
Sparta Academy junior high girls basketball coach Richard Brown will be inducted into the Florida Community College Athletics Association Hall of Fame on Nov. 18.
During his 38 years in the Florida coaching ranks, he had 35 winning seasons and his players had a 96 percent graduation rate.
Hillcrest High School head football coach Arlton Hudson said the Jaguars roster has ballooned from the 52 players he had Monday of last week to 75. He said 74 of those are in grades 9-11.
Sparta Academy head coach Don Hand said he’s excited to have senior Will Ivey back at quarterback this summer.
(Other players at Sparta that season included Tony Raines and Chase Brown.)
18 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 2001
Betty Warren wins rifle competition in Tennessee: In competition at a recent summer picnic of the American Treeing Feist Association held in South Pittsburg, Tenn., Betty Warren of Castleberry placed first in the women’s .22 rifle competition. This was the first summer event for the association, with over 150 people attending.
In addition to the women’s rifle event, there was rifle competition for men and boys, also many other events and games.
Participants won many great prizes. There was also great music and food to make this a wonderful day for everyone.
Sparta Academy JV and Pee Wee Football Schedule 2001: Sept. 10, at Escambia Academy; Sept. 17, v. Crenshaw Academy; Sept. 24, v. Escambia Academy; Oct. 1, at Greenville Academy; Oct. 8, at Monroe Academy; Oct. 15, v. Greenville Academy.
29 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 1990
The Sparta Academy 1990 Varsity Cheerleaders attended a UCA Clinic July 30th through Aug. 3rd at Huntingdon College. Each day they were evaluated on a cheer and/or sideline (routine) they learned that day. These girls did extremely well and returned home with seven Blue Superior Ribbons and three Gold Outstanding Ribbons. They also received a Spirit Stick every night and on Friday they were awarded one to bring home. On Thursday the girls performed a dance routine they had practiced for two weeks prior to the clinic and received a Blue Superior Ribbon. Because of their excellent work during the week, they were awarded a Superior Trophy on Friday. The 1990 varsity cheerleaders are Kaye Salter, Pam Jones, Stephanie Booth, Michelle Pate, Julie Brundage, Stacey White, co-captain; Ashley Earnest, co-captain; and Kimberly Griffin, captain. Linda Coker is their sponsor.
43 YEARS AGO
AUG. 12, 1976
Clint Jackson of Evergreen was disappointed in his bid for the gold medal in the Olympic boxing matches but made a good showing. The 147-pound welterweight lost a split decision in the quarterfinals. He felt that he defeated his opponent but had to accept the judges’ decision which was 2 to 1 for his opponents. The referee called a very questionable foul on Clint that made the difference in the match.
Sparta Academy Football Schedule 1976: Aug. 27, at Greenville; Sept. 3, v. South Butler; Sept. 10, at Pike; Sept. 17, at Fort Deposit; Sept. 24, v. Monroe Academy; Oct. 1, at Wilcox Academy; Oct. 8, v. Escambia Academy; Oct. 15, v. South Montgomery; Oct. 22, v. Thomasville; Oct. 29, at Fort Dale; and Nov. 5, v. Crenshaw.
Ralph Garrett killed this monster rattlesnake off Highway 84. The rattler was five feet, eight inches long and had 10 rattles. Ralph said he used a stick 10 feet, eight inches long to kill the snake.
John Wayne Barlow, 17, had good luck fishing recently when he landed three bass, two of which he is holding. The largest weighed 5-1/2 pounds and the smaller one, 2-1/2 pounds. The third weighed 2-1/2 pounds. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Barlow.
Coburn winner at Flomaton: J.W. Coburn of Evergreen and his 1955 Chevrolet had a big night Saturday at the Flomaton Speedway. Coburn won a match race with Dickie Blackmon of Pensacola. He also won first place in the Fast Heat Race and took two in the Main Feature.
Willard Watson, Pensacola, won two events, the Main Feature and the Trophy Dash. Blackmon won the Semi-Feature and James Campbell, Flomaton, won the Slow Heat.
Races are held at Flomaton Speedway each Saturday night with time trials beginning at 7:30. This Saturday an added feature will be bicycle racing between car racing events. There will be no entry fee and prize money will be given to winners in two age classes, six through 10 and 11 through 16. All bike riders are invited to enter these races.
50 YEARS AGO
AUG. 11, 1960
The Evergreen Quarterback Club will hold its first meeting of the season at the Recreation Center at 7:30 Tuesday night. The meeting was scheduled to be held this past Tuesday but was postponed because of a conflict with the Junior League All Star Games.
All members of the club and any other interested persons are invited to attend. Important business is to be discussed and anyone who is interested in promoting the athletic program at Evergreen High School should attend.
68 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 1951
League Leading Paul Aces Blast Loree Dollies 35-9: The hard-hitting Paul Aces continued their mastery of Conecuh Amateur League teams Sunday afternoon as they lashed Loree’s Dollies with a stinging 35-9 defeat. The win pushed the Aces four and one-half games out in front of the second-place Bermuda Bears who lost to Starlington Sunday. The game was played at Loree.
Donahue Edson led the Paul sluggers bashing out five hits in seven trips to the platter. Ronnie Edson and T. Mack enjoyed a perfect day at the plate with each getting two hits in official trips to the plate. Mack had a triple and a double. No individual Loree player got more than one hit.
J.W. Windham was on the mound for the Aces with Dean Smith behind the plate. Haskew Daniels pitched for Loree with Turner Kearley his batterymate.
Shreve Eagles Blast Centerville 17 to 7: Paced by the slugging of Georgie Brown and the hurling of Lefty Gomillion, the Shreve Eagles crushed Centerville’s Rookies 17 to 7 in a Conecuh League game Sunday afternoon. Gomillion and Brown also composed the Eagle battery. George Gaston started for Centerville but gave way to John Greel Ralls in the seventh. Clint Ward was the catcher.
Gaston struck out eight and walked none, giving up 13 hits. Ralls struck out two, walked three and was touched for two hits. Gomillion struck out four, walked none and gave up 11 hits.
Ralls was the leading hitter for Centerville with a home run and a single in four trips. Gaston, Hugh Mason and James Andrews also had two hits each in four trips. Brown had a field day for Shreve, gathering four hits in four trips.
74 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 1945
Boy Scout News: Our regular meeting was held last Monday night at 6:30 o’clock. John Law Robinson and Pat Tharpe chose teams for a softball game before the business meeting began. Following the game, the meeting was opened with the Scout Oath.
118 YEARS AGO
AUG. 8, 1901
THE CONECUH RECORD
Warren Lewis, a well-known sporting man of New York, jumped from the steamer Rhode Island on her trip from New York to Providence Saturday night and was drowned. Lewis was one of the most widely known sporting men in America.