Game Plan

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Kings Center basketball

The Kings Community Empowerment Center will host a basketball jamboree fundariser on Saturday.

The youth basketball tournament is for children in grades 6-9, will be split into two age divsions, and will begin at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $75 per team, and each team is guaranteed to play at least two games. The registration deadline is today.

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For more information or to register, call 601-634-4788.

On July 19, the Kings Empowerment Center will host the Big Boy Basketball tournament, a double-elimination tournament for players 18 and over. The entry fee is $100 per team, and the deadline to register is Monday. The tournament will begin at 4 p.m.

Teams must have a minimum of five players and a maximum of 10 for the 5-on-5 tournament.

For more information, call the Kings Center at 601-634-4756.

PCA basketball camp

Porters Chapel Academy will host a youth basketball camp on July 31. The camp is for children in grades 2-6, and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $30. Registration forms are available in the PCA office Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the registration deadline is July 29. For more information, call 601-638-3733.

VHS archery instructors

Vicksburg High School is looking for two archery instructors for its start-up competitive archery program. All interested applicants should contact VHS principal Deowarski McDonald at 601-636-2914.

City tennis program

The City of Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Deprtment is hosting a daily youth tennis camp this summer at the Halls Ferry Park courts. The camp is open to children between the ages of 6-18, and is for all skill levels. A session for beginner players will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. daily, and a session for advanced players each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. The camp will continue through July.

For more information, call Rick Shields at 601-618-4757.

Hopson Football Camp

Alcorn State University and head coach Jay Hopson will host a football camp for high school players July 17 at Jack Spinks Stadium on the Lorman campus.

The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $25, and players should bring tennis shoes, cleats, shorts and a T-shirt.

For more information, visit, call 901-483-8059, or email Wes Turner at

USM baseball camp

Southern Miss will host a weeklong baseball camp for children in grades 1-7, from July 13-15. The camp will cover fundamentals in hitting, baserunning, and defensive techniques.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg, with sign-in taking place from 8:15 to 9 a.m. The cost of each camp is $165 per person, and the camps are limited to 100 participants.

For more information, visit, call USM assistant coach Damon Lessler at 601-266-6542, or email him at

M-Braves baseball camp

The Mississippi Braves Baseball Camp is scheduled for July 23-25 at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and is open to boys and girls ages 5-14. It will feature instruction by the M-Braves players and staff, and each participant will receive an M-Braves cap and merchandise, lunch and beverages each day, a certificate of achievement, two tickets to the M-Braves games on July 23, 24 and 25, and an autograph session and on-field recognition prior to the game on July 25.

The cost of the camp is $150 per child.

For more information or to register, call 601-932-8788, or visit