A pair of long-time workers on the scorer’s table at Wilmington High School were honored Friday night at Fred Summers Court.
Long-time announcer Greg Quallen and long-time clock operator Bill Snowball were presented plaques for their years of dedication to WHS athletics.
Jim Brady, the Superintendent of Wilmington City Schools, presented the duo with their plaques prior to the Hurricane varsity boys basketball game against Western Brown. Quallen and Snowball have combined for nearly 50 years of service to WCS.
Quallen is a 1965 Wilmington High School graduate. He is a longtime supporter of Hurricane athletics and served on the Wilmington Board of Education for 20 years from 1981 until 2001. When he is not announcing games at Fred Summers Court, he is at the pulling track announcing tractor pull events across the area. Quallen is currently in his 10th year as the voice of Wilmington basketball.
Snowball is a retired WHS health teacher. He began teaching in 1984 at Ada Local Schools and retired in 2013 from Wilmington High School. Snowball also served on the high school and middle school football coaching staff for many years. In addition to his scoreboard duties at Fred Summers Court, Snowball also has worked the clock for boys middle school basketball games, varsity, junior varsity, seventh- and eighth-grade football games, and also served as a soccer clock keeper for a few years.
Snowball has been on the clock for the Hurricane boys basketball team for the last 36 years. He started in 1987 and has worked every season since then which includes every season since the opening of Fred Summers Court.