Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WC softball tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s varsity softball team will be held May 15 and 16 at Lucy Young Field. The tryouts are open to all female students entering grades 7-12, and will begin at 4:30 p.m. each day.

All players must have a current physical, their own glove and cleats, and a parental consent form. They must also sign up at the Warren Central softball fieldhouse on May 13 between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. to get the required paperwork.

VHS softball tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s varsity softball team will be held May 9 and 10 at the Softball Swamp field on Army Navy Drive. The tryouts are open to all female VHS students currently in grades 6-11, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. each day.

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All players must have a current physical, their own glove, and should bring softball or sweat pants and cleats or turf shoes. For more information, contact coach Brian Ellis at 601-636-2914 or via email at

Malcolm Butler camp registration
Registration for the 2019 Malcolm Butler Football Camp is now open.

The fifth annual camp will be held at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi on July 20, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and is open to children in grades 1-12. The camp is free, but space is limited to 200 children in grades 1-6 and 300 in grades 7-12, so registration is required.

Registration will be open until May 17 at For more information, please visit the camp website or call Cynthia Bell at 601-529-7470 or Carolynn Bingham at 601-738-8102.

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. Classes are open to both children and adults, but space is limited.

Sessions will run from June 3-14, June 24-July 5, and July 15-26. Lessons during each session will run from 9 a.m. to 9:45 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 preschoolers class must have turned 3 years old by the first day of class; and 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 contact City Pool at 601-634-4516.

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.

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