YMCA honors Doug Vick as top volunteer

Published 6:53 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Teams Doyle and Epps compete at the local YMA. Doyle won 44-33. — Stephen H. Cowles Tidewater News

Will Hart


Each year the James L. Camp Jr. YMCA, along with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, honors a volunteer of the year. This year the award was given to Doug Vick. Doug has graciously given his time to volunteering not only in the YMCA, but in the community as well. Whether coaching youth baseball at Sedley or volunteering his time with other sports in the community along with refereeing basketball and coaching youth sports at the YMCA, Doug has been active in the sports community for over 15 years.

This past December, Doug was given the VOY award at the James L. Camp Jr. YMCA’s Mingle and Jingle. He was recently honored on behalf of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads in between the 11-14 year old games.

The two games the Y had on slate that night were good hard-fought games among all teams. The first game was between No. 1 ranked Team Doyle (coached by Keith Doyle) and No. 2 ranked Team Epps (coached by Cleveland Epps).

The game started out with some great defense as Doyle led Epps 4-2 after the opening quarter. The offense started to pick up in the second quarter as Doyle led 15-9 at the break. The shots started falling for both teams more and more in the second half. Doyle outscored Epps 29-24 in the second half to pull away 44-33 as time expired in the game.

Doyle improved to 6-0 on the year as Epps fell to 3-3. Lebron led team Doyle with 16 points. Tacarie Belcher and Kevin Saunders added 8 respectively. Sykes led team Epps with a game-high 17 points.

The second game of the night pitted No. 3 ranked Team Randall (coached by Jack Randall) against No. 4 ranked Team Porter (coached by Scott Porter). Randall started off strong out of the gate defensively and offensively as they shot their way to a 19-5 lead after the first quarter.

Porter exploded on offense in the second quarter, cutting the deficit in half as Randall led 28-21 at the half.

The second half was a little slower paced as both teams defense tightened up with Randall outscoring Porter 18-10 and pulling away to win the game 46-31. With the win, Randall improved to 3-3 on the year. With the loss Porter fell to 0-6 on the season.

Team Randall was led by Peyton Randall who scored a game high 18 points. Jake Fowler added 12 points and Gavin Richeal tallied 6 points respectively.

Wyatt Stewart led Team Porter with 12 points and Zach Lee tallied double digits by scoring 10 points.

The James L. Camp Jr. YMCA has different activities for different ages. Ongoing, we have basketball ages 3-14 years old. We also have adult indoor soccer going on. Coming up in the spring we have youth soccer for ages 3-14 years old. Signups are going on now through Tuesday, March 5, for youth soccer.