Game Plan

Published 8:00 am Sunday, July 8, 2018

VHS softball tournament

Vicksburg High School’s softball team will host the 2018 Gator Youth Tournament July 13-15 at its Softball Swamp field. The fast-pitch tournament is for teams in the 8U-14U age divisions. The entry fee is $150 per team, and there is a three-game guarantee. Admission for fans is $4 per day or $6 for the tournament. Children 6 and under get in free.

For information or to register a team, contact VHS coach Brian Ellis at 417-298-3262 or email him at

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VSO soccer registration

Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s fall season will continue until Aug. 19. The league is for children ages 4-16, and the season runs from early September through late October.

Registration fees are $60 per child in the U4 and U6 age divisions; $80 for the U8 division; $85 for U10; and $90 for U12 and above. There is also a $33 fee for uniforms. A $5 discount for early registration before July 27 is available, as well as a 20 percent discount if registering for both the fall and spring 2019 seasons.

To register online, visit or email Registration is also available by calling 601-528-7885 or 601-630-5552.

Clear Creek Golf Camp

Clear Creek Golf Course will host its summer junior golf camp each Wednesday in July, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The camp is for golfers ages 18 and under, and the cost is $20 per class. The instructors are Clear Creek course pro Kent Smith and assistant Nick Mekus. For information or to register call 601-638-9395 or visit the Clear Creek Club House.
Summer tennis program

The City of Vicksburg’s summer youth tennis program will continue through the end of July at Halls Ferry Park. The camp is free, and for players of all skill levels from ages 7-18. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, with a second junior team tennis session from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information, call Rick Shields at 601-618-4757 or 601-634-4514.

MSU volleyball camp

Mississippi State’s women’s volleyball team will host several youth camps in July on the Starkville campus.

The High School Team Camp, set for July 13-15, is designed for only high school teams. Team strategies as opposed to individual skills will be emphasized and competition among other schools will take place during each session. Participating schools must have at least eight players, with a maximum of 12.

From July 16-17 the Lil’ Puppy Dog Volley School for players ages 6-12, and an All Skills Day Camp for ages 12 and over will be offered. The Lil’ Puppy Dog Volley School will teach basic volleyball techniques and strategies.

The final camp is the Big Dawgs College Prep Camp July 18-20, for ninth-graders and higher. This camp is designed to provide athletes an inside look into the practice setting of a collegiate program.

To register or for more information, visit, or contact Taylor Unroe at

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