Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Sunday, December 16, 2018

VGSA registration
Registration for the Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s 2019 spring season will begin on Jan. 7 and continue until Feb. 9.

The registration fee is $60 per player, or $50 for families with more than two players. The league will include five age divisions for players ages 4-16. Registration forms are available at 601 Sports.
There will be a coaches and umpires meeting on Feb. 18. Practices begin on Feb. 23 and the season on March 23.

For more information, email, or call Mike Foley at 870-208-6260; Casey Gordon at 601-415-9121; or Ben Hill at 601-630-5348.

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Adult basketball league
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s Parks and Recreation Department’s adult basketball league continues 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.

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 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

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 sampling. Two of them will be 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.

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