Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Sunday, February 3, 2019

Run Thru History
Registration is now open for the 40th annual Run Thru History, a 10-kilometer run, 5-kilometer race walk and 1-mile fun run in the Vicksburg National Military Park.
This year’s race will be held Saturday, March 2, at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25 for the run and walk. The fun run, which is for children ages 12 and under, is free. The entry fee is $30 after Feb. 26.

Awards will be given in each age group, and an after party will be held at race headquarters at the Hampton Inn across the street from the VNMP.

Runners and walkers can register online at, or in person at the Purks YMCA, at 267 YMCA Place.

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VSO registration
The deadline to register for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s spring season has been extended until Feb. 3. The league has four divisions for players ages 4-16. The fees are $60 for the U4-U6 division, $80 for U8, $85 for U10, and $90 for U12 and above. There is also a $33 fee for uniforms.

Online registration is available at Parents can also register their children by calling 601-529-7885 or 601-630-5552.

Practices will begin the week of Feb. 11, and the season runs through mid-April.

VGSA registration, camp
Registration is open until Feb. 9 for the Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s 2019 spring season.

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 will begin on Feb. 23 and the season on March 23.

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

RCB scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Red Carpet Bowl scholarships. The $750 scholarship is open to graduating seniors at Warren Central, Vicksburg High, Porter’s Chapel Academy and St. Aloysius, and forms are available from guidance counselors at all four schools.

Students should mail the forms; a list of all extracurricular activities; an unofficial transcript; and a 500-word essay on why the scholarship is important to them to: Dr. Robert M. Abraham, 3038 Indiana Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2019.

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 emailing or calling 601-877-6500.

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