Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, August 21, 2019

VSO fall registration
Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s fall season is open and will continue until Aug. 23.

The league is for children ages 4-12. The registration fees are $50 for the U4 through U6 age division, $65 for U8, $70 for U10, and $75 for U12 and above. There is also a $30 fee for uniforms, or $20 for jerseys.

All games and academy training will be held at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi on Fisher Ferry Road, and the season runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 27. Practices are held on Monday and Tuesday each week.

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Mad Scientist 5K
The Mad Scientist 5K run and race walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, at 3909 Halls Ferry Road 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. Registration forms are available at ERDC headquarters on Halls Ferry Road, and online registration is at

For information, call 601-634-3706 or email

Co-ed softball registration
Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s co-ed adult and church softball leagues will 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.

YMCA football registration
Registration for the Vicksburg YMCA’s 2019 youth football season 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. 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 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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