Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

VHS basketball tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High School’s varsity and ninth-grade girls basketball teams will be held March 27-29, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. each day. All players must have a current physical and appropriate athletic gear. For more information, contact coach Troy Stewart at 601-665-0100.

Red Cross lifeguard class
An American Red Cross Lifeguarding class will be held April 1-12 at the Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place.

The 30-hour class will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m. each weeknight for two weeks. Those interested must be at least 15 years old or turning that age no later than April 12, 2019, in order to participate and receive certification.

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Lifeguard candidates must complete a prerequisite strength and endurance test that includes a 300-yard continuous swim and several timed tests.

Cost for the course is $125 for YMCA members and $175 for non-members. The class will be taught by veteran ARC instructors Susan and Bob Athow and Sylvia Gurtowski.

For more information about the American Red Cross Lifeguarding class, please call the YMCA at 601-638-1071 or Vicksburg City Pool at 601-634-4516.

Adult softball registration
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s adult softball leagues will begin on March 25 and continue until May 3. Registration packets can be picked up at the the Parks and Recreation office, 100 Army Navy Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The cost is $175 per team, plus $10 for each non-city resident of Warren County and $20 for each resident of Sharkey, Issaquena, Claiborne and Hinds counties.

A mandatory coaches meeting will be held on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office. All teams must have a representative at this meeting.

The Parks and Recreation Department is also seeking baseball and softball umpires for the upcoming adult and youth softball and baseball seasons. Application forms are available at the Parks and Rec offices at 100 Army Navy Drive. For information, call Joseph Graves at 601-831-8050.

WC basketball tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s varsity boys basketball team will be held April 1-5, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. each day in Gym A. All players must have a current physical, concussion and residency forms, a copy of their birth certificate, and completed player information sheet. For more information and a player packet, see head coach Bruce Robinson.

AJGT golf tournament
The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour will host the Joseph M. Bartholomew Junior Classic March 30-31 at the Joseph M. Bartholomew Golf Course in New Orleans. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is for golfers ages 11-18. The entry fee is $195 and includes green fees, tee gifts, and trophies in four age divisions.

The registration deadline is March 27. To enter the event, call Diane Ford at 985-630-3066 or enter online at

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