Game Plan

Published 10:00 am Sunday, September 30, 2018

Benefit softball tourney

The Vicksburg Girls Softball Association and Rip Tide travel team will host the Strike Out Child Abuse youth softball tournament Oct. 13 at Halls Ferry Park and the Betty Hearn Softball Complex.

The tournament is for girls travel teams in the 10U and 12U age divisions. All proceeds from registration fees, admissions and concessions will be donated to The Exchange Club of Vicksburg Child and Parent Center. The CAP Center, opened in 1985, helps families in need as they deal with child abuse and neglect.
Admission to the one-day tournament is $6 per person. Children under 5 are admitted free.

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Alcorn golf tournament

The Alcorn State University Alumni Foundation will host its 10th Annual Purple and Gold Benefit Golf Tournament Oct. 5 at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. The four-person scramble will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee is $100 per person in advance, or $125 on the day of the event, and includes cart, lunch and beverages. Hole and corporate sponsorships are also available. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive, and a car will be awarded to anyone who makes a hole-in-one.

All entry fees should be mailed to: Alcorn State University Alumni Foundation, 107 Colonial Dr., Vicksburg MS, 39180.

For more information, contact John Walls at 601-831-1966; Mat Thomas at 601-353-2421; Derek Horne at 601-877-6500; Hank Harper at 601-750-7660; or Juanita Norwood at 601-209-1920.

Red Carpet Bowl Golf

The 2018 Red Carpet Bowl Invitational golf tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14 at the Vicksburg Country Club. The format is a three-man scramble/shamble for the top two flights, and a scramble in both rounds for all other flights. The entry fee is $375 per team, and cash payouts of $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place and $300 for third (based on a full field) will be awarded.

Prizes for the longest drive and closest to the hole will also be awarded each day.

For more information or to register, contact Jerry Bell via email at, or by phone at 601-636-8581; email Billy Crozier at; or email Michael Jones at

Over the River Run

The 30th annual Over the River Run, a 5-mile run and walk across the Old Mississippi River Bridge, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Mississippi Welcome Center on Washington Street. The registration fee is $25 for the 5-mile races, or $10 for the children’s 1-mile fun run for children 10-and-under. There is also a $75 group rate for up to five family members living at the same address. The entry fee includes a long sleeve T-shirt and admission to the postrace party in Ameristar Casino’s Delta Point parking lot.

For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation at 601-631-2997 or visit

VHS archery tryouts

Tryouts for Vicksburg High School’s archery team will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the VHS ROTC building. All archers must have completed a physical in order to try out. For more information, email coach Pam Piazza at

Fall tennis program

The City of Vicksburg’s fall tennis program is now under way. Sessions are held each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Halls Ferry Park through the end of the year. The program is for children ages 7-18, and is free. For more information or to schedule private lessons, call Rick Shields at 601-618-4757.

Spooky Sprint 5K

Registration is now open for the Spooky Sprint 5K. The 5-kilometer run and walk, 1-mile fun run and carnival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 in downtown Vicksburg and is a fundraiser for Vicksburg Catholic Schools.

The race will begin and end at BancorpSouth, 820 South Street. Runners and walkers are invited to compete in Halloween costumes for the lighthearted race. The registration fee for the 5K is $25, or $15 for the fun run for children 15 and under. To register online, visit

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