Game Plan

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Legends baseball camp
The Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, will be held Sunday, July 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi.

The free clinic will include instruction from Vicksburg native Roosevelt Brown — who played four seasons with the Chicago Cubs — and other former major league players.

The clinic is for players ages 6-16. Participants should also arrive for the camp at 4:30 p.m. and bring sneakers or cleats, water, and their own baseball equipment such as bats and gloves.

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Cannons baseball team
The Vicksburg Cannons Baseball Club is looking for players for its 7U and 10U baseball tournament teams. The 10U tryouts will be July 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, and 7U tryouts are Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tryouts for both age groups will be held at the Culkin Baseball Complex.

Other age groups are forming and tryouts will be scheduled. Coaches are also needed. For information regarding tryouts or coaching a team, contact Matt Mallard or Dustin Chamblee at

YMCA football registration
Registration for the Vicksburg YMCA’s 2019 youth football season is now open and will continue until Aug. 31.

There are four leagues for children ages 5-11. The 5-6, 7- and 8-9-year-olds’ leagues are all flag football leagues, and the 10-11-year-olds’ division is tackle football.
The cost is $60 for YMCA members and $80 for non-members.

The season starts Sept. 16. Flag football games will be played Monday and Tuesday evenings, and the tackle league on Thursdays, at the Purks YMCA.

For more information, contact Wayne Scott at 601-638-1071 or

SHAF charity shoot
The Southern Heritage Air Foundation will host its 2019 Sporting Clay Charity Shoot on Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Turcotte Shooting Range in Canton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

A golf cart or UTV is required, and rentals will be available.

The cost for the shoot is $100 per shooter for 100 targets. Stand sponsorships are available for $325. The proceeds from the event benefit the Southern Heritage Air Foundation and its programs.
For more information, visit

City tennis program
The City of Vicksburg’s summer tennis program will continue through the end of July at Halls Ferry Park. The daily camp is held Monday through Friday, from 8 to 10 a.m., for children ages 5-18.
A junior team tennis camp will also be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week, from 10 a.m. to noon.

There is no charge for either camp. For more information, call Rick Shields at 601-618-4757.

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