Waiting game is the only game TRM volleyball is getting to play these days
By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers volleyball team made its fourth attempt to start its season Tuesday when it was slated to play at Monroe County.
T.R. Miller had three matches wiped out last week due to situations caused by Hurricane Katrina.
The Lady Tigers were originally supposed to start the season August 29 at Jay (Fla.), but that was the day Katrina blew through the area. T.R. Miller's second attempt to play was August 30 in a tri-match at W.S. Neal, which also included Thomasville. While Brewton City Schools were back in session that day, Escambia County schools were still off so that match was postponed. The Lady Tigers were then supposed to have played at Escambia County last Thursday, but concerns over fuel shortages plus the fact Escambia County is not fielding a full varsity team this season wiped out that match as well.
"It's been so frustrating for our players. They're so tired of practice. They want to play a game," T.R. Miller coach Sharon Peacock said. "I felt we had a good Red/White scrimmage game back on August 25 and that would carry over to our matches last week. Then the storm hit and we've had three postponements."
Escambia County's uncertainty over its varsity status forced that school to cancel the Escambia County High School Tournament, which was scheduled for October 1. It has also put some questions about the status of the inaugural county tournament, which is slated to be played at T.R. Miller October 15.
The Lady Tigers have replaced the Escambia County High School Tournament on the schedule with a trip to the Andalusia Tournament this Saturday.
T.R. Miller has also rescheduled the two postponed matches against Jay and W.S. Neal. The Lady Tigers will travel to Jay September 19 and to W.S. Neal on September 27. The match at W.S. Neal will no longer be a tri-match.
The Lady Tigers have also rescheduled this Thursday's home match against Jay for September 26.
Brewton Middle School volleyball has also had its schedule turned upside down. BMS had matches last week against Jay and Flomaton called off as well as this Thursday's home match against Jay.
BMS will try again to open its season Saturday at the Andalusia Tournament. The remainder of the revised schedule will include matches at home against W.S. Neal September 12, at home against Pollard McCall September 13, at Jay September 19, at home against Flomaton September 22, at home against Jay September 26, at W.S. Neal September 27 and at Pollard McCall September 29.
BMS' eight playing dates are now squeezed into 19 days.