Game Plan

Published 10:32 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Zeke West Memorial bass tournament

The 7th Annual Zeke West Memorial Team Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Lake Bruin State Park.

The fishing tournament, hosted by the Tallulah Bass Club, begins at 6:30 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. The registration fee is $100 per boat, with an optional big bass entry fee of $10 per person. First place is guaranteed a $1,000 prize, and additional prizes will be paid for second through fifth places based on the number of entries.

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Fishermen are required to have live wells and running lights inspected.

Checks can be made payabe to Zeke West Memorial Fund and mailed to:

• Gary West, 3518 Manor Dr., Vicksburg, MS 39180

• Becky West, 2938 Tiffentown Rd., Vicksburg, MS, 39182

• Bill DeWeese, 1206 Carrol St., Tallulah, LA 71232

For more information, contact Gary West at 601-415-6225 or via email at; Becky West at 601-529-1671 or; or Bill DeWeese at 318-341-3161 or

Clear Creek Ladies retirees scramble

The Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association will host its first retirees scramble of the year on March 4. The theme of the game will be St. Patrick’s Day. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with tee time at 9.

Golfers wishing to participate can register by visiting or calling the Clear Creek Clubhouse at 601-638-9395 by noon on March 3.

All retirees scrambles are held on the first Wednesday of each month through August 2015, and registration procedures remain the same.

In April, all retirees scramble tee times change to an 8 a.m. resgistration and 8:30 a.m. tee time.

VWAA baseball registration

Registration for the Vicksburg Warren Athletic Association’s 2015 baseball season will continue until Saturday. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-15, and the registration fee is $75.

Tryouts will be held at Halls Ferry Park on March 3 and 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Players need to bring their own gloves.

To register online, visit For more information, email

VGSA registration period now open

Registration is open until Saturday for the Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s spring season. There are fast-pitch leagues for girls ages 6-14, and an 18-and-under slow pitch league.

The registration fee is $60. To register online, visit Registration forms can also be picked up at Hobie’s or Just Duett Sports.

The league is also looking for sponsors. Team sponsorships are available for $200.

For more information, email, or call Cindy Patterson at 601-218-7553, Mike Foley at 870-208-6260, or Rick Daughtry at 601-218-9501.

Run Thru History registration open

Registration is now open for the 36th annual Run Thru History, a 10K run, 5K race walk and 1-mile fun run through the Vicksburg Military Park. The race is scheduled for March 7 at 8:30 a.m.

The entry fees are $25 for the run and walk or $12 for the children’s fun run before March 2, and then $30 for the run and walk after that date. The entry fee includes a race T-shirt, refreshments and the race’s famous after party.

To register or for more information, visit the Purks YMCA or call 601-638-1071, or go online to

Lifeguard class offered at YMCA

The Vicksburg YMCA will hold an American Red Cross lifeguard training class beginning April 6. The two-week course will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be taught by veteran American Red Cross instructors Susan and Bob Athow and Sylvia Gurtowski.

Interested candidates must complete a 300-yard swim and a strength and fitness challenge prior to class in order to qualify. Cost of the class is $100 for YMCA members and $115 for nonmembers.

Registration is open at the Purks YMCA. For more details please call 601-638-1071 or City Pool at 601-634-4516.

Football free agent camp in Jackson

The Jackson Combine, a workout camp for aspiring professional football players, will be held March 14 at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. Registration begins at 11 a.m. the day of the combine.

The combine is for collegiate seniors and recent college graduates who have exhausted their college eligibilty. Scouts from the NFL, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League will be in attendance.

For more information, contact Grant Worsley at 769-203-2108 or by email at

City hosting CPR class

The City of Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department will hold an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED class on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Recreation Department office at 100 Army Navy Drive. This is a basic level class in which successful participants will receive a two-year certification. The cost is $85 and pre-registration is required. Call 601-634-4516 or 601-801-3831 for more information.