Game Plan

Published 11:03 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jacob’s Ladder 5K

The Jacob’s Ladder Turkey Trot 5K and fun run is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 in downtown Vicksburg. The race will start on Mulberry Street at 8 a.m. with the 5K run and race walk, and the 1-mile fun run will follow.

The entry fee is $30 for the run and $25 for the walk. The fun run is free. Online registration is available at,, or by picking up paper forms at the Purks YMCA. Raceday registration will begin at 7 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Mutual Credit Union on Cherry Street.

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For more information, or to volunteer to assist with race operations, call Jacob’s Ladder at 601-619-7002 or email Rebecca Busby at

VHS track tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s varsity boys and girls track teams will be held Nov. 9 and 10, immediately after school at Memorial Stadium. Sign up sheets will be posted in Vicksburg High School. All athletes must have proper clothing for the tryouts, tennis shoes and a current physical.

For more information, email VHS coach Stacey Banks at

City tennis sessions
The City of Vicksburg’s tennis program will conduct a free youth clinic and practice sessions during the fall. Sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Halls Ferry Park courts. The clinic is for children ages 5 to 18, and there is no charge to participate. For more information, call Rick Shields at 601-618-4757.

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