Game Plan

Published 5:55 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Red Carpet Bowl tickets

Tickets for the 2017 Red Carpet Bowl are now on sale. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the gate, and are good for both games of the doubleheader on Aug. 18 at Warren Central’s Viking Stadium. Vicksburg will play Oxford in the first game, at 5:30 p.m., and Warren Central will play Clarksdale at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at 601 Sports, Michel’s Music, River Outfitters, the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic office, and Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools and junior highs.

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VHS bowling tryouts

Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s bowling team will be held Aug. 23 and 24. Students in grades 7-12 at Vicksburg High and Vicksburg Junior High are eligible to play, and can sign up at their schools Aug. 14-18. All students trying out must have a current physical.

The location and time of the tryouts will be announced by Aug. 22. For information, call coach Stacey Banks at 601-636-2914.

Mad Scientist 5K

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center will host the inaugural Mad Scientist 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, Sept. 9. The race will begin and end near the Information Technology Building on the ERDC campus at 1165 Porters Chapel Road.

Raceday registration will begin at 7 a.m., and the race at 8. The entry fee is $20 before Sept. 1 for the 5K run and walk, or $15 for the 1-mile fun run. The entry fee for teams of up to 3-5 people is $75.

To pre-register or for more information, cal 601-634-3778, 601-634-3706, or email

Racin’ 4 Hope 5K

The Racin’ 4 Hope 5K run and walk is scheduled for Aug. 19 in downotwn Vicksburg. The race will begin and end at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry Street. Raceday registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race at 8, and the entry fee is $25 for 5K or $15 for the 1-mile fun run. Online registration is available at

The event is a fundraiser for Hope Outdoors, a non-denominational Christian ministry that provides hunting and fishing trips for disabled children and adults.

Flag football registration

Registration for the Vicksburg Warren Flag Football Association’s 2017 season will continue until Sept. 3. The season starts Sept. 10.

The registration fee is $40 per person. For more information or to register, call James Judge at 601-415-4500.

VSO registration
Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s fall season will continue until Aug. 18.

The registration fees are $60 for the U4-6 age divisions, $80 for the U8 division, $85 for U10, and $90 for U12 and older.

Practice begins Sept. 4, and the first games are on Sept. 9. The season continues until Oct. 28.
For more information or to register online, visit or email

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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 reporters in the paper's 140-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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