Game Plan

Published 11:55 pm Saturday, March 4, 2017

JV baseball report

Brandon 4, Warren Central 3 – Hank Holdiness doubled and drove in three runs, but Warren Central’s junior varsity baseball team lost to Brandon on Tuesday. Wesley Ricks scored a run and also struck out three batters while pitching 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Lifeguard class

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The Purks YMCA will host an American Red Cross lifeguarding class March 27 to April 7. The 30-hour class will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m. each weeknight for two weeks.

People taking the class must be at least 15 years old or turning 15 no later than April 7, 2017. Candidates must also pass a strength and endurance test prior to the class, which includes a 300-yard swim and other timed drills.

The cost of the course is $150 for YMCA members and $175 for non-members. The course will be taught by veteran American Red Cross instructors Susan and Bob Athow, and Sylvia Gurtowski.
For more information or to register, call the YMCA at 601-638-1071 or City Pool at 601-634-4516.

USM volleyball camps

Southern Miss will host three volleyball camps for youth and high school players on its Hattiesburg campus this summer.

The first camp is July 11-13 and is for individual high school players. The second is a team camp July 14-16, and the last is a youth camp July 17-19.

The youth camp is designed for middle school students in grades 4-8. This camp will focus on beginner volleyball skills for individuals and teams, and will include a tournament.

For more information, email USM assistant coach David Brown at

Softball umpires meeting

The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual ASA umpires meeting on March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office at 100 Army Navy Drive. The meeting is mandatory for all umpires planning to work in the VGSA youth fast-pitch and adult slow-pitch softball leagues this season.

In addition, scorekeepers and umpires are needed for the upcoming softball and baseball seasons. Employment forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office. For information, call 601-634-4514.

Red Carpet scholarships

Applications are now being accepted at Warren Central, Vicksburg High School, St. Aloysius and Porters Chapel Academy for the annual Red Carpet Bowl scholarship awards.

The scholarships are given to one senior at each of Warren County’s four high schools, and both athletes and non-athletes are eligible. Students must submit an application form, transcript, a 500-word essay, and a list of the extracurricular activties they have been involved in since ninth grade.

The completed scholarship application should be mailed to Dr. Robert Abraham, 3038 Indiana Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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