Game Plan

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Church League basketball

Registration is now open for the Kings Empowerment Center’s 5-on-5 Church Basketball league. The league is for players in grades 6-12, and is split up into three age divisions. The registration fee is $150 per team, and registration will continue until Jan. 22. Games begin Jan. 30.

For more information or to register, call 601-634-4788 or email Victor Gilliam at


Hole in one

Jim Hines made a hole-in-one on the second hole at Clear Creek Golf Course on Dec. 26. He used a pitching wedge on the 107-yard hole. Witnessess were Lewis Decell and Wayne Thornton.


River City Showcase

Triumph Ministries will host the inaugural River City Showcase basketball tournament April 9, 2016 at Vicksburg High School. The event will feature senior players from more than 20 area high schools. For more information, visit


Fall tennis program

The City of Vicksburg’s youth fall tennis program is under way at the Halls Ferry Park courts. The program will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 5 to 6 p.m., and is free. For more information, call Rick Shields at 601-618-4757.


MSU baseball camps

Registration is now open for the Mississippi State Winter Baseball Camps, a series of six camps scheduled for January at the school’s Starkville campus.

The first two sessions are scheduled for Jan. 9 and 10 and are for players in grades 1-8. Sessions three and four, set for Jan. 16 and 17, are for high school players. Session five (Jan. 22-23) and session six (Jan. 23-24) are father-son camps for children in grades 1-6.

The camps will be directed by Mississippi State coach John Cohen and his staff, and will be held at the Palmeiro Center indoor facility and Dudy Noble Field. The cost of each session is $125, or $225 for the two-session set for sessions 1-4. The cost of sessions five and six is $99 per child, or $175 for a father and two sons.

For more information or to register, visit, call Will Coggin at the Mississippi State baseball office at 662-325-3597, or email him at


Chill in the Hills 10K

The eighth annual Chill in the Hills 10K run and 5K race walk is scheduled for Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Vicksburg. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Guaranty Bank on Cherry Street. The registration fee is $25 per person, $50 for a two-person relay, or $100 for a relay team of 3-5 people. The registration fee for the children’s 1-mile fun run is $15.

The Chill in the Hills is a fundraiser for Grace Christian Counseling Center. For more information or to register, call 601-636-5703 or visit

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