Game Plan

Published 1:00 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018

Adult basketball league
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s Parks and Recreation Department’s adult basketball league will continue until Dec. 28.

The registration fee is $125 per team, plus $5 for non-city residents. The total fee will not exceed $175. Registration packets can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office at 100 Army-Navy Drive or the Jackson Street Community Center.

A mandatory coaches meeting will be held on Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

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Ugly Sweater softball
The Vicksburg High School softball booster club will host its second annual Ugly Sweater Softball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, as well as the inaugural Christmas Carnival.

The Ugly Sweater game will feature Vicksburg High’s softball and baseball teams playing a co-ed softball game while wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, and will be at the Softball Swamp field beginning at 5 p.m.

The carnival will run from 1 to 4 p.m..

Admission to the event is a new toy or monetary donation of any amount, which will be given to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive.

For more information, call Jessica Ward at 601-831-4439, Trisha Emerson at 601-415-0425, or Jennifer Pownall at 601-529-0410.

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.

Hinds baseball showcase
The Hinds Community College baseball program will host its annual Winter Baseball Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 19 at its home Joe G. Moss Field in Raymond. The showcase is open to players in grades 9-12, and the cost is $100 per player.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. No money will be accepted until the day of the showcase, but players can download and fill out the registration forms at to speed up the registration process on the day of the showcase. All players must have a current physical and bring their own cleats, shoes and equipment.

For more information, email Hinds assistant coach Andrew Gunn at

Alcorn alumni weekend
Alcorn State University will host a basketball alumni weekend Feb. 8-9 in Lorman. The weekend will include a reception for former men’s and women’s basketball players and an alumni game before the Lady Braves and Braves play Jackson State on Feb. 9. Former student-athletes and coaches can register by filling out a questionnaire at

CWD sampling program
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is encouraging hunters to participate in its voluntary statewide Chronic Wasting Disease sampling efforts during the 2018–19 hunting season. MDWFP has set up 21 drop-off freezers across the state for hunters to deposit deer heads for testing, including one at Mahannah Wildlife Management Area in Redwood.

In addition, MDWFP will operate check stations for hunters to bring their harvested deer for CWD sampling. Two of them will be located at the Onward Store on U.S. 61, and the boat ramp at the intersection of Mississippi 465 and U.S. 61. The check stations will be in operation Dec. 29-30 and Jan. 5-6.

All hunters who submit a sample will complete a uniquely numbered biological sample card that will assist them in accessing test results online.

For more information regarding Chronic Wasting Disease, visit or call 601-432-2199.

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