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Two more recruits sign with JDCC volleyball

By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
Jefferson Davis Community College volleyball coach Misti Nims has inked two more recruits for next season.
Sonie Demko of Baldwin County High School was signed as a setter. Demko is also expected to play for Nims on the softball field at JDCC in 2005.
"Sonie is quick and smart on the court. She has a lot of athleticism," Nims said.
One of Demko's teammates from Baldwin County is also headed to JDCC. Jessica Powell was signed as a middle hitter.
"Jessica hits with pretty good power and she is pretty consistent," Nims said. "At 5-10, she will give us some size which we desperately need. A 5-10 player still isn't huge for college volleyball, but that is taller than anybody we had last year."
Earlier Nims signed setter Jennifer Windham of Clanton and outside hitter Carly Dougherty of Mobile.
"We still hope to sign a couple more players for next season before we're done," Nims said.
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T.R. Miller Tigers tight end Trent Davidson was ranked 12th in the Mobile Register's list of top players in the state for last season. That poll included 18 players. Davidson was ranked 101st in the Mobile Register's Super Southeast rankings, which included all southeastern states.
Davidson also made the Forrest Davis Recruiting Annual All South First Team for offense.
While the official signing period for high school football players begins Wednesday, Davidson will wait until Thursday to make his signing with Alabama official.
That will occur at 6 p.m. during a reception at the T.R. Miller Field House. Friends are welcome to attend.
T.R. Miller Lady Tigers sophomore basketball player Joy McCorvey moved into sixth place on the school's all-time career scoring list with her 23 points at Escambia County Tuesday.
That performance enabled McCorvey to pass Taylor DeFrancisco, who had 885 points. McCorvey's next target is Andrea Ward with 980.
McCorvey's 17 points in Friday's game against Greenville gave her 916 for her career and moved her within 84 of 1,000. Only four T.R. Miller girls (Deanna Jackson, Felicia Jackson, Ashley Samuel and Valerie Etheridge) have reached that plateau.
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The W.S Neal Blue Eagles basketball team has added a home game against Straughn for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. It will be a varsity boys game only. No girls contest will be played.
Little League sign-up reminders: Registration for the upcoming Brewton Little League baseball season will be held February 16, February 17 and February 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the T.R. Miller High School Field House.
All players who turn age nine before August 1, 2004 and do not turn age 13 before August 1, 2004 are eligible to play. Players must bring a birth certificate to verify age.
Players will be fitted for shirts and pants.
Tryouts will be held February 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for players in the age nine and 10 division at the Brewton YMCA Sports Park. Tryouts for for players in the age 11 and 12 division will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Those tryouts will also be held at the Brewton YMCA Sports Park.
Individuals who are interested in coaching a team must fill out a Little League Volunteer Application Form. The Brewton Little League Board will approve coaches based on qualifications.
For more information, contact Tony Smith at 867-6407 or Randy Denton at 867-8876 after 5 p.m.
The East Brewton Little League will hold an organizational meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at East Brewton City Hall.
Sign-ups will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.