Game Plan

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lifeguard class

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.

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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.

WC volleyball tryouts

Warren Central will hold tryouts for its varsity volleyball team March 22 and 23 at the Warren Central Junior High gym, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Players must have a current physical, parental consent forms and concussion forms. All forms are available in the offices of Warren Central High School, Warren Central Junior High, and the Academy of Innovation.

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 for middle school students grades 4-8. This camp will focus on beginner volleyball skills for individuals and teams, and includes 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 umpire 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 Recreation office. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 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, an essay, and a list of the activties they have been involved in since ninth grade.

For more information, call Calvin Masterson at 601-218-8556.

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