Game Plan

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Adult basketball league registration

Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s adult men’s and women’s basketball leagues is now open and will continue until Dec. 17. Games will begin on Jan. 12.

The registration fee is $125 per team, plus an extra $10 fee for each non-city resident. Team fees will not exceed $175. Registration packets can be picked up at the Parks and Rec offices at 100 Army Navy Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday.

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There will be a mandatory coaches meeting on Dec. 29. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

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 Thompson at

Southern Miss baseball camp

Southern Miss will host its Fall Showcase baseball camp Saturday 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 Southern Miss assistant baseball coach Clint Brown at 601-266-6542, or email him 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 registration is available at For more information, call 601-624-7882 or email

MSHOF raffling Egg Bowl tickets

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is raffling off two tickets to the Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss football game in Oxford on Nov. 29. The raffle tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds will benefit the MSHOF’s Orley Hood Award endowment.

Hood, a Vicksburg native and longtime columnist for the Clarion-Ledger, died in February. The Orley Hood Award is given annually by the Hall of Fame to the state’s top high school journalist.

To buy tickets, call 601-982-8264, or visit