Sports areanaPublished 12:00am Sunday, October 5, 2008
VCC hosting golf tournament
The Fall Couples Mixer tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday at Vicksburg Country Club. Deadline to register is Thursday. For information, call Kevin East at 601-636-8692.
Shoot for Scouts scheduled for Oct. 16
The 2008 Shoot for Scouts and Auction will be Oct. 16 at Kearney Park in Flora. The clay shoot and silent auction will begin at noon, with a five-stand practice range session. Cost is $5 per round. Check-in for the clay shoot starts at 1 p.m., and the shoot starts at 3. Sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boys Scouts of America.
St. Aloysius hosts “A” Club golf tourney
The St. Aloysius “A” Club will host its annual golf tournament Wednesday at Clear Creek Colf Course. The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $85 for individuals or $340 per team and includes cart, greens fee, beverages, food and one mulligan. Awards will be given for longest drive and closest to the pin, as well as to the top finishers in each flight. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each.
For information, call Paul or Donna Ingram at 601-629-9679, or e-mail Sandbarz@aol.com.
Junior High, JV football report
Greenville-St. Joe 36, St. Aloysius 6 – Matthew Bell scored on a 36-yard touchdown run, but St. Aloysius’ junior high team couldn’t muster any more offense in a loss to Greenville-St. Joe.
Justin Henry offers private hitting lessons
Justin Henry, a former Vicksburg High and Ole Miss baseball star, is offering individual hitting lessons this fall.
Henry is currently playing in the Detroit Tigers organization. He was sixth in hitting in the Class A Midwest League last season, with a .295 average for the West Michigan Whitecaps.
For information, call 601-636-9301.
Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report
On Wednesday, the ladies of Clear Creek hosted their monthly retirees’ scramble. The team of Bob Walters, Lloyd Clark, Linda Moss and Lee Brown won the event, and the team of Noel Jackson, John Butler, Ronnie Fowler and Vi Krisker was second. Rodney McHann, Bill Boots, Jim Hurley, Laverne Russell and Melanie McNeil came in third.
Chip-ins were made by Jack Farren, Bill Arrington, Pete Johnson, Moss, Clark, Max Reed, Boots and Hurley. Pam Thomas was closest to the pin for the ladies on both the second and 14th holes. Fowler was closest for the men on No. 4 and Larry Grant on No. 13. Thomas also had the longest drive for the ladies, on the 12th hole, and Fowler had the longest men’s drive on No. 7.
This Wednesday, the ladies of clear creek will play another scramble. Check-in time this week is at 8 a.m. On Saturday, the ladies will play a game of choice.