Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, February 6, 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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Kings center basketball
The Kings Empowerment Center will host its Basketball Season Kick-Off Jamboree Saturday at 10 a.m. The tournament is for boys and girls teams in grades 4-12, with competition split into four age divisions. Each team is guaranteed two games, and the entry fee is $60 per team. General admission for adult fans is $5.

To enter a team, call the Kings Center at 601-634-4788 or Victor Gilliam at 601-529-5849.

Zeke West Bass Tournament
The 11th Annual Zeke West Memorial Team Bass Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for March 2 at Lake Bruin State Park from 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The registration fee is $100 per boat, with an optional Big Bass entry fee of $10 per person. First place is a guaranteed $1,500 prize, and additional prizes will be paid for second through fifth places based on the number of entries. Fishermen are required to have live wells and running lights inspected.

For entry forms or more information, contact Gary West at 601-529-2775; Bill DeWeese at 318-434-0379; Becky West at 601-529-1671; or email Entry forms will also be available the morning of the tournament.

VGSA registration
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.

For more information or to register, email, or call Mike Foley at 870-208-6260 or Casey Gordon at 601-415-9121.

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.

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