Monday, May 8, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for May 8, 2017

Evergreen High School's Bob Meeks (70)
MAY 14, 1992

Meeks Day is set for Friday night: A reception will be held at Hillcrest High School Friday night honoring Bob Meeks, a native of Conecuh County, who starred on Auburn University’s football team and was recently drafted by the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
James Daniel, offensive line coach of the Auburn Tigers, will join several area officials in praising Meeks for his accomplishments on and off the field.
The reception, beginning at 6 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m., will be held in the cafetorium of Hillcrest High School. Mayor Lee Smith and Commissioner Freddie Stallworth will represent the City of Evergreen and Conecuh County Commission, respectively. State Representative Jimmy Warren will represent the office of Gov. Guy Hunt in presenting a proclamation to Meeks.
The public is invited to attend. Admission will be free.
During the day prior to the reception, Meeks will travel to area schools, delivering messages to “stay in school and stay away from drugs.”

MAY 11, 1967

Aggies nip Jackson, lose to Lanier: April 26, Lanier, Away: The Lanier Poets proved to be too much for the Aggies as they defeated the Aggies, 8-1. For 2-1/3 innings, the game was tight as Homer Faulkner struck out six of the first eight batters he faced. At that point, the Poets came to life and dominated the game for the remainder of the day. In all, the Poets got eight runs on 10 hits and three errors.
Although the Aggies lost, they never gave up. As late as the fifth inning, the score was only 4-1. Lack of men on base, mental mistakes and errors handicapped the Aggie effort.
A potential Aggie rally was cut short in the first inning by a mental mistake. In the fifth inning, the Aggies got their run when Homer Faulkner got on by an error. He advanced to third on a single and a sacrifice. Wayne Caylor finally brought him in with a sacrifice fly. Aggie hits were made by Grover Jackson, Leon Hinson and Homer Faulkner.
May 3, Jackson, Home: The Aggies picked up four runs in the first inning and made them stand up for a 4-0 victory over Jackson. Lead off batter Don Montgomery got on first with a single and advanced to second on an error. Grover Jackson singled to right which brought Don Montgomery home. The throw from right field was good but the catcher dropped the ball. Homer Faulkner followed with a home run over the left field fence that scored Leon Hinson and Grover Jackson.
Jackson had good scoring opportunities in the first, fifth and sixth innings but were unable to get hits when they needed them. Grover Jackson ended all of these threats with strike outs.

MAY 14, 1942

Wild Turkey Eggs Hatched By State: Man lent nature a hand this week when 11 young wild turkeys were hatched at the Prattmont game farm of the Department of Conservation’s game, fish and seafood division, from a dozen eggs collected by a southwest Alabama game warden from an abandoned nest. Last reports were that the 12 young turkeys were busy at the job of getting out of its shell. Wild turkeys are among the hardest of birds to raise in captivity. Survivors are expected to be released in the Fred T. Stimpson game sanctuary at Salt Springs in Clarke County for propagation purposes.

The first egg was laid April 4, the same date as that on which the initial egg was laid last year. The first collection was made April 20.

MAY 8, 1879

We are requested to give notice that a match game of Base Ball will be played between two nines at the grounds Monday evening next. The Ladies are respectfully invited to attend and witness the game.

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