Neal starting Tip-Off Club for basketball

Published 1:24 am Wednesday, September 15, 2004

By Staff
The W.S. Neal Blue Eagles basketball program is in the process of starting a Tip-Off Booster Club for the 2004-05 season.
"There are booster clubs in place for our football and baseball teams, but there wasn't anything in place for basketball. After talking things over with (W.S. Neal athletic director) Coach (Shane) Smothers, we decided it would be a good idea to have something for our basketball program. The Tip-Off Club is just another way the parents and the community can show support for our players," W.S. Neal boys coach David McCollum said.
An organizational meeting for the club is slated for late October. McCollum then projects the group to meet twice a month.
"We're looking for workers for the concession stands. We're wanting to put in some half-time activities like a half-court shot contest. Then there are items we want to improve within the program. One of the top items we want to make are some improvements to the gymnasium" McCollum said. "There will also be plenty of basketball talk. I'll be talking about how our team is going and some of our upcoming opponents."
Annual membership will be $20 per family and $15 per individual.
For more information, contact McCollum at W.S. Neal High School at 867-4645.
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W.S. Neal Blue Eagles basketball coach David McCollum will be conducting a Skills Camp at the W.S. Neal Middle School Gym October 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The camp is open to W.S. Neal fifth through eighth grade boys and girls. Cost to attend the camp is $15.
T-shirts will be provided to pre-registered campers. Campers should register by October 1. Registration forms can be obtained through McCollum at W.S. Neal High School or through Chuck Riddle at W.S. Neal Middle School.
This camp replaces the skills camp that was scheduled back in July, but had to be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
Former T.R. Miller High School student Josh Peters is in his first season as defensive ends coach at Daleville High School.
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Peters attended TRM through his junior year of 1994-95 before he transferred and graduated from Wicksburg a year later. Peters is a graduate of Troy State University.
Peters and his Daleville team have gotten off to a 2-1 start so far with wins over Greenville and Rehobeth and a loss to Opp.
The job at Daleville is the first coaching position for Peters.
Peters is the son of Pat and Cecil Carter of Brewton and Mike and Phyllis Peters of Wicksburg.
Pairings have been set for the upcoming Clarke County Volleyball Tournament, which will be held September 25.
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers were placed in Pool C along with Mary Montgomery, Millry and Escambia County. The Lady Tigers will play the second game in their pool against Mary Montgomery. It will play game three against Escambia County and game six against Millry.
Meanwhile the W.S. Neal Lady Blue Eagles were placed in Pool B along with Greensboro, Robertsdale and Theodore. The Lady Blue Eagles will play game one against Theodore, game five against Greensboro and game six against Robertsdale.
The other division, Pool A, contains Foley, Vigor, Leroy and host Clarke County.
Play begins at 8:30 a.m. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the championship bracket.