Game Plan

Published 7:50 am Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Justin Henry Baseball Camp
The 2019 Justin Henry Baseball Camp is scheduled for Sunday, March 3 at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi. The youth baseball camp is for children in grades K-7, and will run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. A mini-camp for children ages 4 and 5 will run from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

The camp features instruction from former college and professional baseball players and is led by Justin Henry, a former Ole Miss and professional baseball player who is now a scout in the Detroit Tigers organization.

The cost is $25 for the mini-camp and $55 for the main camp. All proceeds benefit Vicksburg Family Development Service.

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VHS basketball tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s varsity boys basketball team will be held March 4-6, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. each day at Vicksburg High School’s gym. All players must have a current physical, basketball shoes and appropriate workout clothes. For more information, email coach Kelvin Carter at

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 $30 for the run and walk. The fun run, which is for children ages 12 and under, is free.
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.

Zeke West Bass Tournament
The 11th Annual Zeke West Memorial Team Bass Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, 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. AFishermen are required to have live wells and running lights inspected.

For more information, contact Gary West at 601-529-2775; 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 Parks and Rec director Joseph Graves at 601-831-8050.

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