Game Plan

Published 10:00 am Sunday, April 21, 2019

Learn to Swim classes
Registration for the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons at Vicksburg City Pool will be held May 15-May 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in front of the pool entrance.

Classes will be taught in two-week sessions. The cost for each session is $15 per student. Class and space availability is limited. Classes are open to children and adults.

Sessions will run from June 3-14, June 24-July 5, and July 15-26. Lessons during each session will run from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for childcare centers only; from 10 to 11:45 a.m. for the public; and from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. for 3- and 4-year-old preschoolers and beginning adults ages 13 and up. Parent participation is mandatory for the preschool lessons.

Children participating in the preschool class must have turned 3 years old by the first day of class. Other students registered for the Learn to Swim program must be 5 years old by class start date.

Appropriate swimsuits are to be worn during all lessons. For more information please call City Pool at 601-634-4516.

Clear Creek Ladies report
On Wednesday the Clear Creek lady golfers held their final Retirees Scramble. First place winners were Charlotte Crist, Keith Gordon, Jimmy Mullins, Ron Pownall and Glen Worthy. The second-place team included Joyce Johnson, Larry Cook, Mike Renfroe and Eddie Roberson. Third place went to Mike Coomes, Wayne Jones, Pete Johnson and Bud White.

Closest-to-pin winners were Dinah Lazor, Keith Gordon and Eddie Roberson. Most accurate drive winners were Charlotte Crist and Tom McKnight. Joe Tom won the chip-in prize.

VWSD Hall of Fame
Nominations are now being accepted for the Vicksburg Warren School District Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Nomination forms are available at the VWSD athletic office on Mission 66 or by emailing athletic director Preston Nailor at The deadline for nominations is June 1.

The Hall of Fame is for all athletes, coaches and administrators who have distinguished themselves in their sports while a student or contributor at Vicksburg or Warren Central High Schools. Candidates must meet the following requirements: Athletes must be 15 years past their graduation date and have participated in sports at one of the two VWSD high schools for at least two years; coaches must be five years removed from their last position, and have coached for at least 10 years in their sport and five years in the VWSD; and administrators must have made significant contributions to VWSD athletics and be five years removed from their last position.

Adult softball
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s adult softball leagues will 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. 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.

Warren Central soccer tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s girls and boys soccer teams will be held in late April and early May. All tryouts are at the school’s practice field along Mississippi 27.

The girls tryouts will be held April 29-30 at 4 p.m. each day, and the boys tryouts are May 2-3 at 4 p.m. each day. All players must be entering grades 7-12, have shin guards, a parental consent form and a current physical.

All players must also sign up prior to the tryouts, either by visiting coach Greg Head in Warren Central’s Gym B during school hours or at the practice field on April 26 (girls) or April 29 and 30 (boys) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Coach Head at 601-631-1257.

MSHOF golf tournament
First Commercial Bank and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will host the Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Annandale Golf Club on Monday, May 6. Each team is paired with a Mississippi sports legend, college administrator, coach or former professional athlete for a round of golf.

The tournament begins with a breakfast buffet and registration at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 11. Food, beverages and door prizes are available throughout the day.

The entry fee is $260 per player, which includes tickets to the Hall of Fame’s Meet the Inductees and drawdown events Aug. 2-3 in Jackson. Team and corporate sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
For more information, please contact Bill Blackwell at 60-982-8264 or

EMCC golf tournament
The East Mississippi Community College football program will host the Fourth Annual EMCC Football Golf Classic on Friday, May 3, at Lion Hills in Columbus.

The tournament benefits the EMCC football program through the EMCC Development Foundation. The cost of the four-person scramble is $250 per team, which includes green and cart fees, driving range access, sandwiches, T-shirt and a team photograph. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Prizes during EMCC’s football fundraiser will be awarded for hole-in-one shots as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

For additional information on the EMCC Football Golf Classic, contact assistant football coach Cade Wilkerson at 662-416-3640 or email at A tournament brochure is also available online at

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