Game Plan

Published 10:00 am Sunday, February 24, 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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Zeke West Bass Tournament
The 11th Annual Zeke West Memorial Team Bass Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for March 2 at Lake Bruin State Park. This fishing tournament, hosted by the Tallulah Bass Club, begins at 6:30 a.m. and continues 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. All fishermen will be fed after the tournament and door prizes awarded. 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.

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.

Baseball, softball umps
The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department is seeking baseball and softball umpires for its upcoming spring adult and youth seasons. Anyone interested in umpiring games can pick up application forms at the Parks and Rec offices at 100 Army Navy Drive. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-831-8050.

EMCC cheerleading camps
East Mississippi Community College will conduct college prep cheerleading clinics on March 3 and April 7. Both Sunday afternoon clinics will be held on the Scooba campus and are open to male and female cheerleaders.

The clinics begin at 1:30 p.m. and are scheduled to last two hours. The $10 fee for the clinic and signed participation waiver form are due during registration the day of the clinic.
For information, email EMCC coach Hanna Burnette at

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About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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