Game Plan

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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YMCA basketball registration

Registration is now open for the YMCA’s youth basketball league. The league is for children in grades 3-8, and games begin Dec. 6 at the Purks YMCA. The registration fee is $40 for YMCA members and $80 for non-members, and the deadline is Friday.

For more information, call 601-638-1071.

Southern Miss baseball camps

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Southern Miss will host its Fall Showcase baseball camp on Nov. 22 at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. The camp is designed to allow current high school and junior college players a chance to showcase their abilities and receive instruction from current Southern Miss coaches, junior college coaches, and other schools.

Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the camp at noon. The registration fee is $155 per camper.

For more information, visit, call USM assistant baseball coach Clint Brown at 601-266-6542, or email him at

MSU drop-down pitching camp

Mississippi State will host its drop-down pitching camp Dec. 13 in Starkville. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is designed to provide intensive instruction on all aspects of drop-down pitching for players in high school and junior college. The instructors will be MSU pitching coach Butch Thompson and former major leaguers Chad Bradford and Scott Sullivan.

The cost of the one-day camp is $200. Players can sign up at, and registration will begin at 8 a.m. the day of the camp.

For more information, email Butch Thompson at

Blues Marathon needs volunteers

The Mississippi Blues Marathon, the state’s largest road race, is looking for volunteers to assist with race operations.

Volunteers are needed to assist with check-in on Jan. 9 and the race in Jackson on Jan. 10. Volunteer responsibilities include everything from assisting with registration at the Jackson Convention Center to helping direct runners around the race route.

Volunteer registration is available at For more information, call 601-624-7882 or email

Arrowhead Golf junior tournaments

The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour will host the All Southern Livery Oak Harbor Fall Classic at Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, La., on Nov. 15 and 16.

The entry fee for the 36-hole, two-day tournament is $195, and the entry deadline is Nov. 12. The tournament is for players ages 18 and under.

For more information or to register, visit or call Diane Ford at 985-630-3066.