Game Plan

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Clear Creek events

Clear Creek Golf Course will host a weekly junior golf camp each Wednesday in July, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person, per week.

Clear Creek will also host the Warren County Championship for players 18 and over on July 29 and 30. Play will begin at 8 a.m. each day, and the entry fee is $110 per player.

For information on any of these events, or to register, call course pro Kent Smith at 601-638-9395 or visit the Clear Creek Golf Course pro shop.

Clear Creek Ladies report

On July 12, Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association members met for a round of individual stroke play. Linda McHann won Flight A and made the day’s only chip-in. Dinah Lazor won Flight B, followed by Flight C winner Emily Bonelli. Joyce Johnson had the lowest putting score.

Summer tennis camp

The City of Vicksburg will host its annual free summer tennis camp throughout the summer at Halls Ferry Park. The lessons run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. each weekday, with a junior team tennis session following from 10 a.m. to noon.

The lessons are taught by City of Vicksburg tennis director Rick Shields, and assistants Ann-Stewart Piazza, George Wilkerson and Lauren Davis. For more information, call Shields at 601-618-4757.

USM Summer Party

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with USM’s Department of Athletics, will host the 34th Annual Jackson All-Star Party July 20 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family. The event will include meet-and-greet sessions with Southern Miss head football coach and Vicksburg native Jay Hopson as well as selected players.
Tickets are available at the door, or online at

Arrowhead Golf Tour

The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour will host the Blue Harbor Point Stroke Play Championship, at Beau Chene Golf Club in Mandeville, La., July 22-23. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

The entry fee is $195 and includes green fees, gifts and trophies in four age divisions. The registration deadline is July 19. For information or two register, visit or call Diane Ford at 985-630-3066.

VSO registration

Open registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization is now open and will continue through Aug. 18. Early bird registration, which includes a $5 discount, ends July 28.

Registration fees are $60 for the U4 through U6 age groups, $80 for U8, $85 for U10, and $90 for U12 and above. Practice will begin the week of Sept. 4 and games will run on Saturdays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 28. Online registration is available at

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About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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