Yesterday: Sims Texaco bombers

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 13, 2012

Here’s a photograph of the 1965 Sims Texaco Bombers of the Spencer Little League. Jack Moore, who was on the team, provided the photograph. Almost 40 years later, Moore sponsors the Blowin’ Smoke Bombers in the same league. Moore and his Blowin’ Smoke barbecue sauce will be featured at 9 tonight on an episode of “All You Can Meat” on the Travel Channel television network. On the show, Moore will sharing some of his secrets on ribs. The coaches and players pictured include in the back row, left to right: Coach Pete Beck, Jim Beck, Jim “Boomer” Wishon, Buddy Lowery, Jack Moore, Mark Mauldin and Coach Jim Beck. The middle row, left to right: Jimmy Eller, Paul Goodwin, Phip Sparger, Rufty Patterson, Mel Sharpe and Greg Everhart. Front row, left to right: Curtis Spell, Bud Sparger, Dave Wishon and Sam Wishon. Lowery, a legendary wrestling coach at Davie High School and standout football player at East Carolina University, was just inducted into the Rowan County Sports Hall of Fame Sunday.