Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks volleyball coach Misti Nims has started her 2005 season recruiting class with three signings.
Two of the recruits are Pace (Fla.) teammates, 5-7 outside hitter Robyn Duncan and 5-9 outside hitter Kristina Turner.
"Robyn is a natural right side hitter and you don't find a lot of those. She can hit with either hand and hits with a good angle," Nims said. "Kristina gives us a little height, which we don't have a lot. Kristina is more of a left side hitter although she can play on the right side if we need her."
The other recruit is 5-4 defensive specialist Tiffany Lively of Milton (Fla.).
"Tiffany is a great defensive player and we'll probably look at her as a back row player. She is a pretty good hitter and jumps well, but there aren't many 5-4 players who can hit effectively at the college level," Nims said.
Nims said she has a lot of unexpected work to do to complete next season's recruiting class. Only two of this past season's seven freshmen (Tiffany Anderson and Sonie Demko) have indicated they will return.
"We still probably have about five to six players to sign before we're done. Hopefully we can finish that before long," Nims said.
Nims, who is also JDCC's softball coach, has signed her first recruit for the 2006 season in that sport.
That individual would be Tasha Chavers, a shortstop from Pace.
"Tasha is quick and has a lot of range. She has also spent some time at third base, but shortstop is her true position and that is where I envision her playing for us," Nims said.
The JDCC coach said she does not anticipate any more signings until the high school softball season is completed.
"We've got some players we have in mind, but we're also going to see how some players in this area perform this spring," Nims said.
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It was a small consolation prize after their team's regional championship game loss to Midfield, but T.R. Miller Lady Tigers Keonshaye Lane and Joy McCorvey were named to the Class 3A Southwest Regional Team.
McCorvey led the Lady Tigers with 30 points and 20 rebounds in the two games at the tournament.
Lane was second in scoring for T.R. Miller at the event with 26 points, which included a team high six-three-pointers.
Other players on the all-tournament team included Tiphanie Baker of Leeds, Erica Moore of Clarke County, Meredith Mitchell of Midfield and tournament
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tournament Most Valuable Player Courtney Jones of Midfield.
Brewton native and T.R. Miller junior golfer Tripp Owens recently notched a first place finish in the age 16-18 division at the Cambrian Winter Classic. The event is part of the Robert Jones Junior Golf Tour.
Owens had 18-hole rounds of 78 and 77 for a two-day total of 155. That was two strokes better than runner-up Hoover resident Clay Watterson, who finished at 157. Jonathan Randolph of Brandon (Miss.) was third at 159.
Seventy-two people competed in the tournament.