Game Plan

Published 11:33 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Polk to speak at PCA fundraiser

Former Mississippi State baseball coach Ron Polk will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser for Porters Chapel Academy on Feb. 27.

The banquet will begin at 6 p.m., and will be held at PCA’s gym. Tickets are $30, and the price includes dinner and the program. Tickets are available at the Porters Chapel Academy office, at 3460 Porters Chapel Road, during business hours. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Porters Chapel Academy athletics.

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For tickets or for more information, call the school office at 601-638-3733, or football coach Blake Purvis at 601-218-1703.

Scorekeepers, umps needed

Scorekeepers and Umpires are needed for the City of Vicksburg’s upcoming youth and adult softball and baseball seasons. Employment forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office at 100 Army-Navy Drive.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation director Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

Kings basketball league

Registration for the Kings Empowerment Center’s 5-on-5 basketball league is now open and will continue through Jan. 27. There are three age divisions for the male basketball league — grades 6-7, grades 8-9 and grades 10-12 — and the focus is on mentorship and church.

The registration fee is $150 per team. The season begins Feb. 4 and continues through April 1, with a league tournament on April 8. Games are played on Saturdays. Registration forms can be picked up at the Kings Center, Monday through Friday from 1 to 7 p.m.

For more information call 601-634-4788.

Hinds baseball camp

Hinds Community College will host its Winter Baseball Showcase on Jan. 28 at Joe G. Moss Field in Raymond. The camp is for players in grades 9-12. On-site registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the showcase at 12:30 p.m. The cost of the showcase is $75 per player.

The showcase will consist of a pro-style workout and an instructional period. All players must bring cleats, turf shoes, a bat and batting gloves.

To register or for more information, email Hinds assistant coach Nick Ammirati at or visit

MSU coaches clinic

Mississippi State’s baseball program will host its annual baseball coaching clinic on Jan. 27 on the Starkville campus. The clinic is free.

Registration will run from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. in the Palmeiro Center adjacent to Dudy Noble Field, and the clinic will finish at 2 p.m. with MSU team practice to follow.

Interested coaches must e-mail April Edwards at, letting her know what school you represent, along with the names of the coaches who will be in attendance.

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