Game Plan

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mad Scientist 5K
The Mad Scientist 5K run and race walk is scheduled for Sept. 7, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.

The race begins at 8 a.m., and race day registration at 7 a.m. A one-mile fun run will follow the race, which is a Mississippi Track Club Grand Prix event.

The entry fee is $20 for the 5K, or $10 for the fun run. Online registration is at For information, call 601-634-3706 or email

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Bowling leagues forming
Organizational meetings have been scheduled for several new bowling leagues for the 2019-20 season. All meetings and matches will be at Fun Lanes in the Vicksburg Mall.

The meeting for the Tuesday Night Open league is Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. This league is open to all adult bowlers and competition begins on Aug. 20.

The meeting for the Cannonball League is Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. This league for adult bowlers. Competition begins on Aug. 22.

The meeting for the Seniors League is Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. This league is open to all bowlers age 50 and over.

The meeting for the Monday Night Rollers league is Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. This league is open to all adult bowlers and competition begins on Sept. 9.

All bowlers must purchase a 2019-2020 USBC sanction card no later than the first night of competition. The card costs $21.

For more information, contact Jackie Strange at 601-636-1262 or 601-529-3318, or Patrick Belden 601-631-1779. Registration is also available at Fun Lanes.

Fall baseball registration
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s fall youth baseball league will continue until Sept. 13. The league is for children ages 5-12, and will have four age divisions. The registration fee is $25.
Coaches are also needed for all teams.

For more information or to register, visit the Parks and Recreation office at 100 Army Navy Drive, or call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

Co-ed softball registration
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s co-ed adult and church softball leagues will begin Aug. 12 and continue through Sept. 20. The registration fee is $175 per team, plus an additional cost of $10 per player from Warren County (outside the city limits) and $20 for residents of Sharkey, Issaquena and Claiborne counties. For more information or to register, visit the Parks and Recreation office at 100 Army Navy Drive, or call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514 or 601-831-8050.

Cannons baseball team
The Vicksburg Cannons Baseball Club are looking for players for its 10U tournament baseball team. Tryouts are Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Culkin Baseball Complex.

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

YMCA football registration
Registration is now open for the Vicksburg YMCA’s 2019 youth football season, 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 fields off of East Clay Street.

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 Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Turcotte Shooting Range, 506 Mississippi 43 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 also available for $325. The proceeds from the event benefit the Southern Heritage Air Foundation and its programs.

For more information, visit

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