Storm spares most of JDCC v-ball schedule
By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
While all area athletic teams had their schedules dented by Hurricane Ivan, the Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks volleyball team was one of the least hardest hit.
JDCC, which has not played since a victory over Southern Union back on September 13, is in the midst of an 18-day layoff. The Lady Warhawks resume competition Friday at Lawson State.
Due to a slow time in its campaign, JDCC only lost four dates and four matches on its schedule due to Ivan. Two of those matches will be made up.
"We were pretty lucky. If this storm had hit in October, it would have been devastating to our schedule because we're scheduled to play just about every day. You look at a lot of high school teams and they lost maybe eight to a dozen matches after the storm and we lost only four," JDCC coach Misti Nims said.
The Lady Warhawks have rescheduled their September 15 date at Wallace State for October 11 at 5 p.m. They will also make up their home match against Gadsden State, which was scheduled for September 23, on October 25 at 5 p.m.
A road date at Gulf Coast and a home match against Pensacola are not expected to be made up.
"We have to make up the Wallace State and Gadsden State games because they are conference games," Nims said.
The Lady Warhawks resumed practice Monday for the first time after their long break.
"It's good that we have a couple of days to get back in the swing of things again. I'm sure we'll be a little rusty. Probably the first thing to go after a long stretch of being idle is your footwork," Nims said. "It's the way the schedule fell, but I wish now we had a game in the middle of this week instead of having to wait until Friday to play again. We've been off long enough," Nims said.
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Although the high school baseball season is still nearly five months away, the T.R. Miller Tigers 2005 schedule has been released.
There are some notable changes on the Tigers' slate. TR. Miller has added a home and away series with Straughn, which joins the Tigers, W.S. Neal and Clarke County in next year's Class 3A Area 1. The Tigers have also picked up a home and
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away series with Andalusia.
The Tigers have pulled out of the Gulf Shores Tournament, an event it participated in this year at spring break. The lone tournament for T.R. Miller is the Escambia County Tournament, which will be hosted by Flomaton.
Here is the tentative schedule.
T.R. Miller 2005 baseball
Mar. 1 Escambia County Away
Mar. 4 Jay Home
Mar. 5 Montgomery Academy Away (DH)
Mar. 8 Andalusia Home
Mar. 11 Clarke County Away
Mar. 15 Andalusia Away (DH)
Mar. 18 W.S. Neal Away
Mar. 19 UMS-Wright Away
Mar. 21 Straughn Home
Mar. 22 Flomaton Away
Mar. 25 Clarke County Home (DH)
Apr. 1 Straughn Away (DH)
Apr. 5 Escambia County Home (DH)
Apr. 8 Excel Home (DH)
Apr. 12 Flomaton Home
Apr. 14 Jay Away
Apr. 15 W.S. Neal Home (DH)
Apr. 18 Monroe County Home
Apr. 21-23 Escambia County Tournament at Flomaton