Game Plan

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Bianco to speak at Convention Center

Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco will be the featured speaker at the River City Rebel Club’s annual meeting Thursday night at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Other guests include Ole Miss Alumni Association executive director Tim Walsh and Athletics Foundation associate director Cullen Pollard.

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Tickets for the event are $15 per person, with a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeurves. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main program at 6:30.

For more information, call Laura Kidder at 601-529-0620 or email her at

Parks and Rec fall baseball

Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s fall baseball season will begin Aug. 11 and continue until Sept. 12. The registration fee is $25, and the league is for players ages 5-15. Coaches are also needed.

Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office on Army Navy Drive, Just Duett Sports and Hobie’s. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

Parks and Rec co-ed softball

Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed softball league will begin Aug. 11 and continue until Sept. 12. The league is for both men and women, and the registration fee is $175 per team. There is an extra fee of $10 for each Warren County resident and $20 for residents of Claiborne, Sharkey and Issaquena counties. Registration packets are available at the Parks and Rec office on Army Navy Drive.

There will be a mandatory coaches meeting Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office.

For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

Tomahawk Tromp at Tara Wildlife

The Tara Tomahawk Tromp, a 5K off-road trail run, is scheduled for Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Tara Wildlife. The trail run will include course stations that involve shooting, spear chunking, knife and tomahawk throwing, archery, bear crawls, and water hazards. All station supplies, including weapons and ammunition, are provided.

Competition categories will be presented in each of five age groups ranging from 10 through 50-and-over. All participants will receive a T-shirt. The early registration fee is $30 per person, or $40 on the day of the event. The fee for children 9 and under is $10, and for ages 10 to 17 it’s $20.

For more information, visit

Vicksburg, WC football ticket sales

Tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central football games are now on sale to past season ticket holders, and will go on sale to the general public on Aug. 18. Tickets are $7 per game, or $35 for the season.

Gator and Viking A-Club memberships are also on sale. A-Club membership cards are good for admission to all regularly scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School District, with the exception of varsity football, Red Carpet Bowl events, and playoff games. A-Club memberships cost $100 for one person, or $175 for two people.

For more information, call the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic office at 601-631-2822.

Gator Bait triathlon

The annual Gator Bait triathlon will be held Aug. 23 at Eagle Lake. The event will start from Messina Landing at 7 a.m., and will include a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike race, and a 10-kilometer run. A running and biking duathlon will also be held, along with an open water swim.

For more information, visit or call Mathew Mixon at 601-629-7392 or via email at

Vicksburg High baseball tryouts

Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s baseball team for players in seventh and eighth grade will be held Aug. 18 and 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day at the Showers Field practice field. For more information, call coach Derrick DeWald at 601-636-2914.